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August 2001 News:

Friday Headlines (August 31, 2001)

Church News Releases: Temple Square events, tickets available online; Alexander Schreiner Centennial Celebration

Historic Fillmore to mark 150th

Hinckley to speak at sesquicentennial gala celebration

Voyage to America

Mormon pioneers' relatives to trace trail to California

Trustees worried about 'cultish' nature of Covey; School board under firm's sway: critics

BYU students participate in World Youth forum in Senegal

Journalist-lawyer assumes BYU post

Teen-age man gets five years-plus in church burning

Arts & culture: Perrys release three new music albums; Artist brings new life to historic mural

Sports: BYU: Is the giant of the past reviving? Carr likes no-name team; Felder glad she picked a town called Cheney


Thursday Headlines (August 30, 2001)

Mormons on the move (thanks to K. Busselberg for the link)

'Mormon Games' annoys Romney

Sea Trek dispatch

Graffiti of friendship

Census, N.C., Utah spar over count; 'Sampling' definition focus of hearing over house seat


Wednesday Headlines (August 29, 2001)

Committee OKs Mormon temple plans

BYU is mecca of knowledge, Bateman says

Utah shifting focus in fight for 4th seat; State takes another stab at disputed census

Today in history (Brigham Young died in 1877)

Sea Trek hoisting the sails

New activities program will open opportunities to students

BYU presents awards to faculty, staff

Bear Lake area offers treasures beyond its blue waters

Six-child foster limit attacked

Sports: A journalistic adventure into deja vu


Tuesday Headlines (August 28, 2001)

San Bernardino an outpost for Mormons heading to Salt Lake

Utah capital is still the 'salt' of the earth

Model of $5M Olympic plaza unveiled; SLOC's medals plaza plans offer futuristic design, high-tech gadgets

Sea Trek update: Only 3 ships in Sea Trek fleet to cross ocean; Modern-day pioneer

Mormon kids taking religion at charter school

Religions ponder the stem cell issue

Ad abstinence in Utah County

Sports: BYU coach hears his calling; Bowen rewards teammates' faith in him; Hoover to lead UC against Purdue


Monday Headlines (August 27, 2001)

Boost for cancer center; Breaking ground on 'hope'

Mormon-run farm tries outreach in water dispute

Cemetery tells tales of Utah's settlement

Portsmouth bound

Painting by important Utah artist discovered at high school

This way to history

Many Utahns can boast of 'convict' kin

College survivors

Church members protest concert

Sports: 70 points just what fund-raiser Edwards needed; Grand opening; It's all BYU and Utah


Weekend Headlines (August 25-26, 2001)

Grandfather conquers summit

Education Week veteran encourages attendance

Sea Trek update: Sea Trek dispatch; Ships arrive in time for festival; Laughter helps keep voyage on even keel; Sea Trek avoids pioneers' hazards; Pay $15,000 for Sea Trek statue?

'Lotto-day Saints' jam Idaho town

Richfield assigns LDS meeting sites

10th Ward parade honors pioneer history

Franklin Covey hit with bias lawsuit

More polygamy headlines: Mormon polygamist gets five-year sentence; Mormon facing five years for polygamy

Sports: LaVell enjoying the game of life; Hopes high as Crowton era begins; It's showtime; Struggling farmers plow ahead despite their small crop of players; Tulane is team that beat BYU the last time Mahe suited up

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (August 24, 2001)

Sea Trek update: Teens bonding at sea; Challenger astronaut takes ship's helm; Sea Trek dispatch

BYU-Idaho celebration to be part of Homecoming festivities

Photo of Richfield LDS church building blaze

Utahn to kick for $1 million

Coming to terms with autism

Utah needs a makeover

Sports: Summerhays, 17, advances to U.S. Amateurs quarterfinals (scroll half-way down page for story); BYU's Crowton familiar with Tulane QB


Thursday Headlines (August 23, 2001)

Brigham Young lauded as bold leader

First temple sunstone placed

BYU-Idaho will offer both bachelor and associate degrees

Sea Trek update

Orem institute wants to expand again

Arts, culture & history: 1955 airplane crash: new monument to honor victims; Payson history buffs hope old church will be restored"More precious than gold: the Mormon Legacy"; Looking inside BY High

The water will flow for some in western Saginaw County

Editor's note: A widespread AP article with headlines such as this -- Teenage girls flee Mormon sect to escape polygamy and Teenage girls flee Mormon sect

Sports: Ben Olson Thousand Oaks, Calif. Sr., QB, 6-5, 210; Watching from suite suits Edwards just fine


Wednesday Headlines (August 22, 2001)

Richfield LDS church building engulfed by fire

President Monson notes his 74th birthday

Y.'s sober status tops list again

Sea Trek update: Liverpool rolls out the red carpet for Sea Trekkers

Scandinavian research database available

Missionary prepares to embark on Thai adventure

Letter to editor -- Accept my Christianity

Tour of old cemeteries planned Sept. 22 in Salt Lake

Deaths: Sherwin Howard dies at 65; Girl's death likely accident; Long-time volunteer at family history library dies at 103

Sports news: New BYU coach comes home to replace Edwards; BYU quarterbacks, running backs -- preseason projections


Tuesday Headlines (August 21, 2001)

25,000 expected at Education Week

Church connects families to their roots

Sea Trek update: Mormon mass migration remembered; Statue marks epic journey; Sea Trek travelers explore their religious history at Oslo dock

Wagon trail book to lure 'rut nuts'

Public service for Romney

Newspaper trial venue change in high court's hands

Sports: BYU's Hawaiian inroads need to pay off in secondary; Michigan picks Navarre to start at QB and Navarre will start; Rodeo; Playing through pain -- tragedy stuns USC family


Monday Headlines (August 20, 2001)

New Tremonton park honors war veterans; World War II memorial dedicated in Tremonton

Noted Mormon studies scholar and author dies; George Eugene England; Eugene England, writer-poet, dies

Sea Trek update: Life on ship perks up as seasickness ebbs; Reliving rough trip is rough trip; Reality sets in for Sea Trek travelers

Lived, and died, together

Passion for people

The silent witness

Arts & culture: Fueled by internet, families vacation to research ancestors

History: ZCMI

Politics: Bush goes slow on immigrant amnesty; 'I'm unique': a black Mormon Republican launches his run for Congress

Sports: Freshman McLaughlin anxious to kick for Huskies; A new era for Cougars; Another Summerhays


Weekend Headlines (August 18 - 19, 2001)

BYU grads called to be leaders; Graduates walk at BYU convocations; Graduates exhorted to seek and share light

Sunstones prepare for their Nauvoo journey

Long-overlooked tenant stands between Mormons and new Harlem chapel

Sea Trek update: A scenic voyage; Spirits are high on Sea Trek; Doctor finds adventure on Sea Trek; Tall ships sail in to Greenock

Stretch of pioneer trail to open

Good neighbors: religious differences no barrier to friendships

Arts & culture: This is the Place share of ZAP funds lower than requested; Mormon Letters group announces winners; Auditions for LDS Church musical "Savior of the World" to be held Sept. 4 - 8; Humor: BYU Education Week courses not to be missed; Don't judge 'white food'

Business: Keeping it clean: video store finds a healthy market for movies that have been edited (editor's note: this AP story was picked up by newspapers across the country); Airport racism charges leveled again in Nevada; Utahns lay big bucks on lottery

Church members in the news: Trust fund set up for sand-pit victims; Women helping women; Loyal daughter kept faith with dying mom; Y.'s David Forsyth dies; Anita Creamer: reuniting with herself at a 20 year gathering

U. med school probed

Sports: BYU-Idaho athletic teams to remain Ricks College Vikings

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (August 17, 2001)

President James E. Faust to speak at Education Week devotional

President Monson to speak at dedication ceremony; Memorial dedication is Saturday

Siblings' adventure ends in tragedy; 'They were just awesome kids'; Trust fund set up to help parents of children who died in Alberta sandpit (for more background see yesterday's story)

15-year-old dons cap and gown at BYU

Sea Trek voyagers getting their sea legs

BYU official graduates from job

Arts & culture: 'God's Army' shown in Spanish; Survival without a tribe; Family reunions

Stem cell issue causes debate over the exact moment life begins; Utah, in poll, backs stem cell money (thanks to R. Farwell for link)

Threats made against BYU, Bateman; Similar article

A life without water

Other Church members in the news: Shirl Burton, 84, devoted to family, church, scouting

Change of name may end confusion -- Group mistaken for Mormons wants to be called Community of Christ from now on

Church members in sports news: Crosbie finding comfort zone; BYU football: receiving corps lacks experience; Harris' career ends on high note


Thursday Headlines (August 16, 2001)

Charges filed against man in vistors center break-in

Missing Alberta kids found dead, buried by sand they had been playing in

Sea Trek update: Like their ancestors, Sea Trek passengers have stories of grief; Sea Trek passengers finish Scandinavian part of trip

Mormons are numerous on the net

Arts & culture: Michael McLean to perform in Washington, D.C.; Musicians donate talents to help children with cancer

New teachers welcomed

Sports: Bair claws his way back into football; Ute answers rover's call; UCLA Notebook


Wednesday Headlines (August 15, 2001)

Sea Trek update: Food poisoning makes trip anything but plain sailing; Delta pilot takes the helm of a whole other ship; Smoother sailing for Sea Trek

International group to focus on education

BYU to award honorary degrees

ACLU says sidewalks are public

No straight answer to the gay scout war

Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast continues to be available in Kansas (see 3/4 of way down page)

Sports: USC's Mailo plays for paralyzed brother


Tuesday Headlines (August 14, 2001)

Trek to re-enact pioneer history

Name may have changed but BYU-Idaho is committed to preserving the 'spirit of Ricks'

Non-profit organization defends LDS beliefs

Deseret Industries -- more than a thrift store

Sea Trek update: Thank you, Gothenburg!; Home, sea home: Commemorative voyagers get mild taste of hardships Mormon emigrants endured; Goodbyes just as hard as seasickness on Sea Trek; Sea Trek 2001 journey continues

CES conference to break records

Arts & culture: Film to feature life in LDS singles ward; Y grads create film based on 'Charly'; Romney's on a roll about rock

ACLU says Vegas case helps suit (also see Las Vegas article)

Sports: Retired NBA star is guest at open house; Sandy's Ninja momma


Monday Headlines (August 13, 2001)

Forgotten cemeteries get assist

'Battalion': a great untold western story

CES teachers receive more than monetary rewards

LDS cane exhibit will run into November

Sea Trek update: Americans, Swedes swap stories of years long ago; 'Sailing in the wake' of kin

Family history: BYU searches ancestry via DNA; Links to the past; Searchers say they get help from 'beyond'; Steps to follow in your African-American research

Arts & culture: Hal's pipe dream; The Finger Lakes: landscape with a storied past; Dead Sea Scrolls coming for Games? LDS Church, SLOC working on details

Obituaries: Former London Temple President, Regional Representative dies

Business: Scrapbooking idea pastes big money

Sunstone: Sunstone panel looks at LDS web use

Job pits mayor, old pal

Deserving another chance?

Sports: Everyone wants agile Ram lineman Ngata; DE Roberts giving football 1 last shot; K-State quarterback battle's nothing personal


Weekend Headlines (August 11-12, 2001)

Church News Releases: Statement regarding stem cell research; Statement following court ruling regarding alcohol

LDS Church to weigh in on liquor-ad law change

LDS donates books to schools

You've got mail: Pleasant Grove post office lets LDS missionaries know when their call has come

Sea Trek update: U. pride makes seas rough for BYU fans; Sea Trek photo gallery; Voyage is a chance to explore seas, self; Man traces ancestor's steps on Sea Trek 2001

3 schools sport a new look -- BYU logos change (also see BYU creates new logo for three campuses and New identity system unveiled for three BYU campuses)

Barbara Barrington Jones and Kenneth Cope bring spirit to devotional

BYU Studies publishes church research

Restoring the Academy

Family history in Arizona: Learn how to trace your family's past; Family history buffs find treasure in library

Arts & culture: Hymn writer's hits coming out on CD; Early Jewish Utahns come to life in book; Pioneer Utah comes to life in pageant

Upcoming conferences: FAIR sponsors meeting on Mormon apologetics; International Society plans conference Aug. 19-20

Sunstone: A test of wills in 1800s; Getting tough on crime has downside, group told; Scholar asks LDS officials for tolerance; The meaning of marriage: gay unions endorsed by few churches

Politics: Each side finds something to like, and not

Business and religion moving closer together

Sports: Mormon missionary to give Rutgers football a try (also see previous article); Cougars find new deep threat; Former Ute's death leaves wife coping, wondering; Cougs turn to telemarketing for Tulane game

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (August 10, 2001)

Ricks slips away, BYU-Idaho arrives

President Hinckley to speak at dedication of library

President Packer to preside at commencement exercises

Sea Trek update: Ships are big stars of Sea Trek; Ships re-enacting LDS voyage reach first port

Officer's funeral draws thousands; The focus is on life at fallen officer's funeral

LDS filmmaker: Church movies lacking

Other Church members in the news: Alumnus funds professorship, scholarships; Wiley mom travels far to relate her experience

Politics: Catholics angered by Bush decision and So far no theological agreement; It's official: liquor law is changing

James Dean smoking? Not in this Utah paper; How a rebel ended up in no-smoking section

Sunstone: LDS Church presents journalistic challenge and Media mulls ins, outs of covering LDS Church; LDS flex muscle through political involvement

Sports: Laying down the law


Thursday Headlines (August 9, 2001)

Gleam at Games to be temple gold

Charges in 1974 missionary killings; Man indicted for 1974 murders; Prosecutors revisit '74 missionary slayings; Kleasen indicted

BYU hosts annual Campus Education Week Aug. 20-24

Sea Trek update: Retracing the stormy past; Sea Trekkers get first taste of sea life 

Stand on embryo research separates LDS senators from traditional allies

Olympic dreams: Romney says he feels good about his job; Romney says his job with Games becoming fun

Graduating BYU student lays groundwork for microcredit programs in China

Students raise money for earthquake victims

Students walk in footsteps of their Mormon ancestors

Sports: No cart-riding for BYU's Crowton during practice


Wednesday Headlines (August 8, 2001)

Sea Trek update: Sea Trek ships take off for first leg commemorative journey; Tall ships slip away to start Sea Trek 2001

Devotional speaker focuses on the role of the convert

Family History: Searching family genealogy online; Michigan woman explores roots through genealogy

Police recall fallen officer; Deadly battle described by suspect's passenger

Rotary chief known for 'raising bar' (also see article posted August 4)

Insect invaders

Sunstone confab begins with new editor


Tuesday Headlines (August 7, 2001)

Sea Trek: Danes gawk at ships on the eve of Sea Trek; Mormons re-enact Atlantic crossing; Sea Trek sets sail for Europe; Mormons to relive New World voyage; Band tours with Sea Trek 2001

Miss Nevada carries abstinence message to nation's teens

BYU sends teachers of all ages to China

Memorial honors officer; Funeral scheduled for slain officer

Utah hopping mad over crickets

Y students to build homes in El Salvador

Who has biggest families in Utah?

Mark Grover at devotional August 7

Newly released survey is test run for program

Tribune managers ask high court to overrule judge; MediaNews man in Utah: he's in, he's out

Ex-Utahn is buried 7 months after death

Sports: Willis learns to let it be


Monday Headlines (August 6, 2001)

Neighbors voice concerns about Redlands California temple

Visitors' center back to normal after bizarre incident (thanks to D. Hales for the link); Condition upgraded for St. George man

Mormons to re-enact ancestors' ocean journey; Traveler's trace ancestors' journeys

History matters: Prophet's war on news sheds ink and blood

Student beats obstacles, lands scholarship

Alcohol angst; Letter from editor of Salt Lake Tribune

An interview with Mitt Romney

Sports: Freshman QBs impress Rutgers coach; New era for BYU football; 51's Sofield has big-league plans in mind


Weekend Headlines (August 4-5, 2001)

Latter-day Saints to mark ancestors' Atlantic voyage

Tuesday morning haircuts help homeless people (thanks to W. Rosser for the link)

Clergy feel LDS 'misguided'

Naked man slashes glass at LDS building

LDS music comes to Web

Judge throws out Utah student suit; Judge tosses suit on U.'s alleged bias

Faith is a force on both sides of stem cell debate

Other Church members in the news: King of the Rotary has world vision; Catching up with a familiar face; Volunteers feed the hungry

County's prayers, thoughts take a turn for the diverse

Olympic chaplains

Gathering in Midvale tackles gay issues

Sunstone Symposium Aug. 8-11

Robert Kirby SL Tribune column

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (August 3, 2001)

Missionaries in Mongolia

August 10 officially marks change from Ricks to BYU-Idaho

The Mormon stem-cell choir

Interest, blood samples abound in DNA study; BYU takes blood samples to help people trace genealogy

Springville family returns to its roots

Y student scores perfect LSAT

Letters to editor of LA Times

Roundtable: Love is better than therapy

Judge gives liquor ads green light

Motion filed to remove Trib lawyers

Culture: Snappy diner moving on

Church members in sports news: He's on a mission to keep improving; A man on a mission, literally


Thursday Headlines (August 2, 2001)

Genealogy conference this week at BYU

Trek to trace immigrant route; Following his ancestor's footsteps

Volunteers help homeless in Peru

Students raise money for El Salvador

Introducing the Happy Pioneer

BYU's International Folk Dancers perform in Ireland (see third review in article)

Utah told it needs new image

Two farms offer water assistance; Water shortage blamed on farms (see second article)

Officials push back opening of library

Hatch urges quick action on Huntsman appointment

Niederauer links Bible, Bush plan

Sports: BYU Hall of Fame adds five; Matt Thurmond, UW men's golf coach


Wednesday Headlines (August 1, 2001)

LDS Conference Center wins architectural award

Split-off from Mormons assumes a new name (similar Deseret News article)

Adoption conference a success at BYU

Judge denies Tribune venue request

Choir inspires many on national tour

International Society plans conference Aug. 19-20

Hollywood campaigns for stem cell funding

Church members in the news: Teacher helped other immigrants learn about America; Revamping Honduran law

Sports: Y. picked 3rd, Utes 6th; Crowton reveals little in Las Vegas