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February 2003 News Links:

Friday Headlines (February 28, 2003)

Prominent speaker discusses blacks and the priesthood

Laying in provisions for rainy day

The Mormons: Our secret weapon on the war on terror (thanks to S. Neilson for the link)

Young brides stir new outcry on Utah polygamy; Similar article

Symposium to be webcast

Church holds open house to genealogy center

3 Utahns in billionaires club

One more hurdle

What makes a convert real?


Thursday Headlines (February 27, 2003)

Mormon President's 'chat' to be first here

Pilot died 'Doing what he wanted', family says; Fallen army pilot was ex-Utahn

Womens leadership conference to focus on divine mission

Elder Ray Wood speaks on establishing strong generational foundations

LDS philosophy provides tools for self-reliance in times of emergency

Controversial plan for church approved

Clip and save this guide of genealogical gems

Surprise honor for devotion to scouting

Stay-at-home mom goes to bat for students, schools

Accordian keeps local man busy

Tithing standard for many religions


Wednesday Headlines (February 26, 2003)

Recently returned missionary killed in hit-and-run accident

Blame game in plaza deal

From one mission to another

Anglican Healthguild holds medical clinic

Spray-paint incidents probed

New Mormon church to be built

And they called it Donny love!

Funding micro-miracles

In Utah, nature's skyline

Local congregations debate war's morality

LDS speakers visit private school

Play examines singles stigma

Y. soccer moving up to elite league


Tuesday Headlines (February 25, 2003)

Suspect in LDS threats held for psychiatric evaluation; Tests ordered for man held in threats on Hinckley

Residents receive clothing, blankets from local ministry

Court rejects appeal to win control of Utah newspaper; Similar article

Ice skater chooses faith

Winning at BYU is a black and white decision (thanks to T. Kitch for the link)

Walk-on success

Match-up is family affair for outfielder

Mormon scholar under fire

Deaths: County resident dedicated to church, family


Monday Headlines (February 24, 2003)

LDS library a hidden mine of black history

Group paints over graffiti

EdCC instructor won't be excommunicated

Glendale residents cool to plaza deal; Confusion clouds option of first plaza proposal

'Be prepared' more than a boy scout motto in 21st century

Critic, fan of 'Brigham' square over morality 

Life deals BYU's Jensen a tough hand

A chance to better themselves made us all richer

Humor: Kirby: Repent your threats before FBI finds out; I'm not just practicing Wabi-Sabi, I'm it


Weekend Headlines (February 22-23, 2003)

A Mormon in the House

Hate crimes bill has LDS support; LDS won't oppose hate bill

Mr. Bailey's wonderful life

Deaths: Ice cream pioneer Snellgrove dies at 91

Elder West speaks on 'doing the very best you can'

Mountain Meadows film debuts at U.

Manuscripts of pioneers' diaries on-line

Reservists serving missions from Utah not subject to recall

Kirby: Cop's family taught me forgiveness

African-American Family History open house today in Salt Lake City

Churches damaged in Orem; Similar article

Mormons plan Leesburg chapel; LDS Church builds new facility in Minnesota

Fifth brother to earn Eagle rank

Porn is everywhere, speakers say, even BYU

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (February 21, 2003)

Man arrested for Internet threats against President Hinckley; Deseret News article; Salt Lake Tribune article

The unlikeliest G-man

Missionary's military call-up was an error

Odessa family finds happiness in traditional living

Mission work helps teach lessons of life

Mormons' faith in moderation and self-reliance prevents panic

Utah police hunt transient in Elizabeth Smart case

Give it up for the 'Axis of Evil' tour

Wilton has fond memories of BYU

BYUH tennis men beat HPU


Thursday Headlines (February 20, 2003)

Missionaries recalled for military duty

'Servants of the Lord' (thanks to W. Findlay for link)

Residents gripe about plaza-swap plan

Mountain Meadows: the movie

LDS seminary sees problem with proposed block change

Afghan leaders observe religions in America

Family, friends remember former publisher


Wednesday Headlines (February 19, 2003)

LDS Church backs Anderson land swap for easement; Alliance supports plan for easement; Church News release

Variety of religion journal gives appeal

Youth march for decency in Salt Lake City

Experts on genealogy to share knowledge at three-day program (thanks to S. Whitney for link)

Nearly 100 turn out over church plan

War fears pervade town hall

Not-guilty plea for ex-student in poison case


Tuesday Headlines (February 18, 2003)

Test truth, President Hinckley urges

Following love a long way

Medical clinic in Ghana

By any spelling, Robidoux was trend-setter

Family history day is Saturday

Put focus on the goodness of God


Monday Headlines (February 17, 2003)

Church helps homeless shelter get people on the road home; Similar article

More black Mormons, though numbers small

Gardens need a few good volunteers

73% of Utahns back war plans

Serving as LDS bishop prepared NASA figure for crisis

Families widened world of sports

Provo airport tower step toward regional testing

School rental fees hitting Girl Scouts hard 

Church sells Corporate Campus in Atlanta


Weekend Headlines (February 15-16, 2003)

LDS to dedicate sites in Kirtland; Dedication date set for historic Kirtland

LDS Church boosts aid to S.L. homeless shelter

Mormons keep up custom of preparedness

Former Ricks president speaks on temples

USU group to honor LDS Relief Society leader

Lehi artists tries to make paintings accurate down to tiniest detail

Probe to look at LDS investor

Author speaks on Revolution books

Residents lose appeal to keep church out

Humor: Kirby: If I ran the ward newsletter...

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (February 14, 2003)

Emergency preparedness stressed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Similar brief article

A BYU graduate -- at 91

Bulgarian ambassador meets with President Hinckley

Mormon missionaries on a sacred call

Recruits compete for voice in Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Delving into family history

Five Boy Scouts from LDS troop receive Eagle Scout

Ricks transfers make a big impact for BYU track


Thursday Headlines (February 13, 2003)

Elder Hammond: Love vital

BYU official speaks on God of condescension

Leading scholar on LDS history to speak at BYU-Idaho

Olpin says LDS art is not a specific style or genre

Heightened alert has Valley residents making run on survival supplies; Local residents unfazed by terror warnings

Hometown heroes abroad

Wilsonville senior wins off the mat

Utah senators grill high court nominees

Deaths: Ernest Dean, long-time lawmaker dies


Wednesday Headlines (February 12, 2003)

BLM has a plan to manage boom in Mormon handcart trekkers; Similar article

U. buys Battalion diary of 'Dr. Death'; Excerpts from Sanderson diary

Eatonville LDS holds open house

Finally, some change in the Top Story list as the Mormons return

Mitt's Mass. mob

Kelly's boyfriend, aka singer of Used

Neglected baby 'like famine victim' (editor's note: the fact that this woman was 'raised Mormon' has nothing to do with the article -- a subtle form of bigotry on behalf of the author)

Deaths: Sara's items are found with remains and similar AP article; Cornell Jarman, leader of Mormon church, dies at 95


Tuesday Headlines (February 11, 2003)

Family History Library to hold African-American open house

Church makes no apologies for participation in legislation process on alcohol regulation; Boos to booze laws

A new view of Mormon Battalion

Dittemore's church prepared him for crisis, friends say

88% of Utah County is LDS

Utah's solid-gold memories

Rondina; Steadman is on trail of patriotism (thanks to N. Faerbar for the link -- Kim Steadman is a member of the Boston Stake)

Many voices -- one prayer

Movie sanitizing turning into battle royal

Romance novel sub-genre targets LDS audience

Web-site ranks Mollys

Church considers sale of orchard land

Ex-LDS bishop is going to trial


Monday Headlines (February 10, 2003)

LDS children hail Primary's 125th; Hinckley speaks to Primary

Reminiscing on the first anniversary of  Salt Lake's Olympics; The fire still burns

Early LDS input on alcohol bill draws fire; Liquor law changes 'wink-and-a-nod' loophole for drop-ins at private clubs

SL yearning for Main renaissance; Will liquor be a key factor in revitalization?

Family warms to Russian children

Today in history: Exodus from Nauvoo

Sports: Road warriors: BYU upsets New Mexico

LDS Humor: Men, don't dare miss Valentine's


Weekend Headlines (February 8-9, 2003)

President Hinckley addresses religious instructors

LDS Church satellite broadcast to mark 125 years of Primary; Primary meeting is a first

New family history workbooks for France, Iceland, Italy, and Norway simplify research

New York City's LDS artists unite

'God's Army' marches into Mexico

Musical project celebrates family

New York publisher taps LDS works

Missionaries say be aware of opportunities in Provo

University combines English, college for Spanish speakers

LDS arts conference Feb. 21, 22 at UVSC

Old house gets look from state

Sports: Cleveland confident that he has well-prepared team

LDS humor: The Sugar Beet -- Satire for Your Soul; Kirby: Is it OK to pray for mayhem?

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (February 7, 2003)

Martin's Cove LDS raises questions with offer

Search for girl continues

Covey outlines steps for missionary power

Harmony and faith to blend

Everybody has a story: He loves being a dentist and that's the tooth

Lindon resident wins hymn-writing contest

LDS singles magnified in 'Wired'

Films with religious ties find fans in Sierra Vista

Sports: Secret's out, it's BYU; Class shows new UK staff's creativity; Oregon State's 2003 recruiting class


Thursday Headlines (February 6, 2003)

Symposium combines history and LDS beliefs

Superintendent hailed as involved leader

Bloomin' crazy over Magna's own SHeDaisy

Kirtland seeks modest development

Music professor talks about students making most of life

Hatch's allies his foes on cloning bill

History: Special marshal fought outbreak of 1876 in Ogden

Sports: Mohetau heads list of beefy linemen; DSC recruits on the way


Wednesday Headlines (February 5, 2003)

President Hinckley to speak to nearly one-million children in Primary broadcast

Shuttle program chief known for emphasis on safety; Similar article; Clergy respond to Shuttle tragedy

A wall around the Plaza?

It's Freeze-ing -- that's weather gal's real name

Nevada History: Site of first pioneer settlement in dispute

Hatch supports stem-cell research

Mother Superior

Olympic success leaves boom, bust

Sports: UH opens North Shore pipeline; Cardinal's Robinson doing the little things; BYU's ties to island growing; BYU may have an edge in vying for top prospect and Mohetau would be huge catch for BYU

Ex-BYU student ruled competent in poison case; Similar article


Tuesday Headlines (February 4, 2003)

President Packer: Keeping bodies clean helps fight temptation

Space shuttle Columbia and the Houston saints

ACLU seeks data related to liquor law rewrite; ACLU demands documents on church-vetted liquor laws; Keeping to the pulpit

Culture vulture: vultures untangle a web of deception

Content-cleaning software angers some

Black family finds a home in Mormon faith; Similar article

America's prophet left mixed legacy

Court reinstates lawsuit against public defender

Non-Mormons are boxed out

Sports: UW get commitment from Nebraska punter


Monday Headlines (February 3, 2003)

View President Packer CES fireside broadcast

Elder Charles Didier speaks

Guthrie a man on a mission

Volunteers from Utah track Delta's genealogy

Weatherman's also a man of letters

Faiths join to mourn astronauts' deaths

Stockbridge family comes to grips with devastating fire

Shielding children from porn

A feast of pianos and tribute to King

History matters: Salt Lake City Library's colorful past

Other sports: Five of state's best still uncommitted; Prospect commits to UH


Weekend Headlines (February 1-2, 2003)

Future grim for BYU's Jerusalem Center

Age hasn't slowed sharp wit, mind of Hugh Nibley

Church eyes downtown Salt Lake

Churches are always on the lookout for new members

Escalante remembers fallen deputy; Town remembers fallen officer

Heart-warming project warms heads world-wide

'R.M.' director hoping 'lighting' strikes twice; RM gets mixed reviews

Sports: Waiting to make final pick

What pioneers have to say about Old Mormon Station's location

Bread for thought

'Hams' share their enthusiasm for amateur radio hobby

LDS Church News headlines