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2000 Archived News

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(note: many of the news articles links may have expired)

December 2000 News:

Thursday Headlines (Dec 28, 2000)

Editor's note: Vacation through Monday, no news updates until Tuesday

Mormon church taking root in the South

Husband, wife charged in LDS temple break-in

Cities ready First Nights

LDS members in the news: Admirers pack Barty memorial; Davis residents help mom, newborn; Marriott School tax students finish in top three nationally; Judge swaps bench for one in his garage; Hatch among likely picks to fill top court vacancy

LDS members in sports news: Tidwell set to join Y. staff


Wednesday Headlines (Dec 27, 2000)

Tabernacle Choir gets inaugural invitation

Faithful make trek to Palmyra

LDS Church sends aid to East Timor

President Faust to speak in Parowan

Ashcroft faces tough questions

Nights at the round table

Hospitality remains a trademark of Idaho's Samaria

BYU is Utah's safest campus

A Christmas miracle, a new home

Flag-waving at an Olympic city

LDS members in the news: Blaze clouds family's future; Group honors two social workers; Bush transition includes Davis leader; Morale problem at SUU?

LDS members in sports news: Reid has Eagles flying higher


Weekend Headlines (Dec 23-24, 2000)

LDS First Presidency offers testimony of Christ

Couple arrested after barging into LDS temple; Family invades temple

Today in history (Joseph Smith born in 1805)

BYU professor co-edits journal, new publication to study relationship of religion, mass communication

Boston Globe: Religious question of the week

Are the unborn messengers to their parents?

'Much ado about nothing' -- BSA/SLOC flap

LDS members in the news: New leaders announced for Beaufort Ward; Bubblegum stars chew on the effects of fleeting fame

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Dec 22, 2000)

Elder Hugh Pinnock eulogized as smiling, busy man of God

'60 Minutes' to re-air President Hinckley interview on Sunday

LDS Church has 2 of top 10 most-visited religious web sites

LDS members in the news: Losing Brad: Lehi mother finds solace after death of missionary (also see Items are needed for missionary kits); McMurray helps Memorial to upgrade North Park

LDS members in sports news: Top JC quarterback heads to K-State


Thursday Headlines (Dec 21, 2000)

First Presidency Christmas message

Tourist chapter to the Book of Mormon

The pageantry of Christmas

Provo's first night will be December 30

38 faculty members sought for next fall at BYU-Idaho

Sea Trek announces members of advisory board

Judge sentences child molester to prison

Arts & culture: Church members celebrate the season's spirit of goodwill with a global gingerbread village; Beginner's luck; Youths delight in live nativity scene

LDS members in the news: Films on mentally ill assailed

LDS members in sports news: WSU may lose two more players; Crowton learning Y. rules quickly; Tourney no day at beach for Cougs


Wednesday Headlines (Dec 20, 2000)

Palmyra, New York: their own

LDS Church gives $140,000 for interfaith chapel at Weber County jail

2002 Salt Lake Committee bans Boy Scouts from Olympics

Religions unite for Ramadan

Arts & culture: 'Between Husband and Wife' sales approaching 100,000 (buy book here); Gladys lives a dream, Roma is magic and the Tabernacle Choir fills the evening with song

LDS members in the news: Hatch performed briefly in R-rated drug movie; Teacher gets surprise tribute; Answering the call; Lawmaker wants a legislation on 'natural family'

LDS members in sports news: Layton senior tops adversity through hoops


Tuesday Headlines (Dec 19, 2000)

Olympics 2002, Mormon-style

Deseret News Editorial: Elder Hugh W. Pinnock

Fight over Main Street Plaza down to meaning of 'sidewalk'

Y. returning 'history' to Poland and similar Tribune article

Devote coastal carers clean-up award

Pastor, Ogden going head to head

Arts & culture: 'Scare tactics' may not sell Salt Lake on downtown aquarium; BYU may ban clips from R-rated movies

LDS members in the news: Metro riders lose a reason to smile; Girl dies in winter accident; Bush received mantle in Israel, Leavitt reflects; The real meaning of holidays; John D. Lamb is 2000 Utah CASE professor of the year

LDS members in sports news: Ute stand-in feels weight of leadership; Eagles' prevent defense; Crowton retains defensive staff


Monday Headlines (Dec 18, 2000)

Elder Pinnock obituary

Ricks seeking to fill 25 faculty openings

3-D theater helps designers, scientists

Letter from the editor of SL Tribune

Arts & culture: Dyer caught the opera bug, but it was a long road to 'Gloria'; Techies gain is Snow College performers' loss

LDS members in the news: Huntsman to support Democrats?


Weekend Headlines (Dec 16-17, 2000)

LDS Church Leader, Elder Hugh W. Pinnock, dies and similar article

Religious E-tailers spread faith on the web

Jan Shipps: A life among the Mormons

Failed Oly bid a quest for games, souls

Judge won't block sale of paper; Tribune loses its bid to bar sale; Tribune managers unabated by judge's approval of sale

BYU donates records of Polish nobility

LDS Church celebrates 150 years in Hawaii

Ricks begins search for new faculty members as it becomes BYU-Idaho

Arizona cops claim discrimination

Arts & culture: Reflections on the Saints: Excerpts from the new book by Jan Shipps; Sing We Now of Christmas -- concert Saturday evening; LDS mission novels not a big hit; The Mormon Choir of Washington to perform; Las Posadas fits seasonal theme in Utah

LDS members in the news: Former Utah Congressman Howe dead at 73; Cook heading for Utah; Tragedy tempered by charity; 'The gun just went off'

LDS members in sports news: Unlike Rice, Young never got closure; Foundering Temple loses sixth straight

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Dec 15, 2000)

Church settles copyright suit and similar story

Utah towns tinker with the calendar

Latter-day Saints: Living the gospel on-line

Reno council allows temple to retain lighting arrangement

LDS members in the news: Rare disease claims the life of 16-year old

LDS members in sports news: Idaho recruits measure up


Thursday Headlines (Dec 14, 2000)

LDS remain solid but small in Capitol

Family History Center, Mormons' web-site are like gifts to genealogists

Pocatellans bring cannery to Mongolia

Arts & culture: Usage of films in class 'edited'

LDS members in the news: C.R. Canfield, former banker, dies at 66


Wednesday Headlines (Dec 13, 2000)

BYU goes to Nauvoo

Politics: Unlikely allies for alternatives

Business: Tribune hearing goes into 2nd day; Tribune says AT&T overstepped its rights; California firm buys rights to BYU cancer diagnostic test

Arts & culture: Heavenly messengers in annual Christmas pageants; Catholics, Mormons collaborate on same stage

Sports news: BYU hero arrested


Tuesday Headlines (Dec 12, 2000)

BYU's virtual reality theater offers looks at designs in 3-D

Men on a mission

Tense relations nothing new for Tribune, News; Salt Lake Tribune goes to court

Riders try out Sunday TRAX, loads light

Arts & culture: Osmond family reunion in Winnipeg; Winnipeg gets that Osmond feeling; Osmonds wrap-up TV biography

LDS members in the news: New Utah Senate leader rated as tough, candid; Huntsman's latest gift to Armenia is a school

LDS members in sports news: Loss of Ricks football brings other JCs closer; Football season had good, bad


Monday Headlines (Dec 11, 2000)

Mormon Nativity show draws protest

With sale, Salt Lake newspaper feud boils over onto front pages; 'Buying' papers well-grounded in Mormon lore; Salt Lake City's newspaper 'war': for profits, or paranoia?; Letter from the editor of SL Tribune; Tribune paranoia

Good Samaritans feed area's hungry

Arts & culture: Verdict is in: Logan courthouse lives on; A Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas CD

LDS members in the news: Ainge heeds new calling -- traded coaching for family, faith; Christmas spawns web sites; WSU's doctor of fun


Weekend Headlines (Dec 9-10, 2000)

The world at the plaza: Main Street nativities reflect the global diversity of the LDS Church

MediaNews Group says it's not a front for the LDS Church; Deseret News cited in Tribune acquisition papers; Utah's two largest dailies go from 'mutual trust' to cold war

A Sunday School full of love

Provo LDS chapel's time capsule opened

Here come those holiday blues

Arts & culture: Former Mormon Tabernacle Choir members to sing in Alabama; Minerva Teichert: LDS Church's 'must-paint' artist; Thousand Oaks Stake holds annual Christmas concert; Messiah sing-in in Alaska; Yule concert to feature joint St. Thomas-LDS choir; Methodist, LDS choirs plan free concert in Ogden

LDS members in the news: Youngs have a baby boy; Teen keeps positive outllook

LDS members in sports news: Grace period won't last long for Crowton; Crowton has a lot to live up to

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Dec 8, 2000)

LDS Church prepares for 2002 Olympics

Internet brings faster services to missionaries

Saving up for a sea trek: voyage costs $8,000

Commission: no partial demolition of Promised Valley Playhouse

Putting polygamy on trial in Utah

Business: Joint operating agreements keep competing papers alive

Arts & culture: Great Platte River road archway monument; LDS heritage remembered in art show

LDS members in the news: New dean appointed to Religion Department; LDS student awaits transplant; Town rallies to help family of 11 that lost everything in fire; Neighbors, church members help couple pick up pieces; Pair of scouting projects help children and seniors

LDS members in sports news: Meet the new boss (Coach Crowton) and King Crowton has 'em crowing in Happy Valley; High school athletes of the week in D.C. area


Thursday Headlines (Dec 7, 2000)

BYU names new football coach: A BYU homecoming and Bears assistant Crowton named BYU football coach and Crowton set to take over 'dream job' at BYU and Dreams come true for Crowton and similar article

Moscow court puts Salvation Army in limbo

BYU students find more than books in library

LDS members in the news: Vacationing Montgomery couple loses home, pets to fire

LDS members in sports news: Magnetic Madsen and Notes from Mom (thanks to W. E. Pete Peterson for references to the articles!)


Wednesday Headlines (Dec 6, 2000)

LDS Church is building huge camp area near Heber

Service program teaches Guatemalan children

Utah paper controversy shocks owner of Post

LDS members in the news: Y couple clogs to the top at national championship

LDS members in sports news: Cougars ready to hire Crowton and BYU taps Crowton; Golf gods teach Reid cruel lesson: winning; Unheralded Johnsen leads Utah squad


Tuesday Headlines (Dec 5, 2000)

Hope still shines in dark world

Watching over a new flock -- In a building where clock makers used to train, Mormons now pray

Tribune sale -- the truth and Tribune to add would-be buyer to suit

Special tribute to LaVell Edwards (includes Memories of LaVell by Pres. Bateman and A world-class warrior)

Mesa police officers accuse department of religious discrimination

USA Today: Some take shots at Utah's tough liquor laws

LDS Business College seeks outstanding alumni

Mexico City study abroad under evaluation

LDS members in sports news: Crowton to meet with BYU officials; Why was Edwards so great? Let's stop and count the ways; Still waiting ... for Crowton?; Professional baseball comes to Provo


Monday Headlines (Dec 4, 2000)

First Presidency shares Christmas message

Times of plenty: facility's volunteers help church, charities, others save for rainy day

Lawsuit details Deseret News - LDS intrigues to acquire the Tribune

BYU researchers seeking Mormon WWII veterans

Arts & culture: Wonderland was work -- Arizona Mormon light display took months; The back pages; Cradle of Nativity scenes in Orange County, California

LDS members in the news: Y. hiker rescued and Missing student found with minor injuries


Weekend Headlines (Dec 2-3, 2000)

The Deseret alphabet died with Brigham Young

AT&T to sell Salt Lake Tribune; Events leading to the Tribune-AT&T lawsuit; Suit aims to stop Tribune sale; Tribune defies AT&T over sale; Deseret News demanded changes; Church denies being behind Salt Lake Tribune acquisition;

Tanners say LDS suit is settled

Scriptures at school

Articles of faith help ring in holy season

It's time to revisit America's Puritans

Palm Pilots winning 'converts'

Winter Jerusalem program canceled

LDS members in the news: Student lost on Y Mountain; Roger Houston led Ozark Trucking; CES administrator dies of cancer; Professor Spencer Palmer dies unexpectedly; Faith and trial

LDS members in sports news: Revenge is sweet for Ricks; Burgess excited to play in California


Friday Headlines (Dec 1, 2000)

First Presidency will share Christmas devotional

2 Brazil temples complete

LDS suit nearing settlement; LDS copyright, internet suit settled

Jordanian ambassador helps light LDS temple lights in D.C.

BYU gene data may shed light on origin of Book of Mormon Lamanites

New link to Mentor coming to Kirtland

Dead starlings litter church

Utah scores high in student preparation for University

Business: Mormon Handicraft relocated quickly

LDS members in the news: Flag reflects school's grief; Special Collections curators committed to BYU, the gospel

LDS members in sports news: Y. coach search nearly complete; BYU season in review: a storybook ending; Titan coach on list for LaVell's position; Coach void makes Y. tough sell; Article discussing Meek Mormon, Shawn Bradley