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February 2004 News:

Saturday Headlines (February 28, 2004)
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Decoding 'DaVinci'

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SLCC faces yet another civil-rights lawsuit

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Mormon filmmaker works both sides of the camera

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Cowboy willpower

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Canadian genealogy subject of presentation

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Oneida stake academy foundation raising money needed to restore school

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Rafting past ghosts in Utah

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ASU seniors reflect upon ups and downs

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LDS Church news


Friday Headlines (February 27, 2004)
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Church reassures migrants; LDS Church angered by inference in migrant bill; Church misquoted on illegals; Mexican consulate condemns proposed immigration bill

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Builders to boost SLC business

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Club co-owner sues LDS church for efforts to close doors

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All in the family

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Genealogy group to hold workshop

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A young player redefines his standard of living

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Navy stuns Lafayette


Thursday Headlines (February 26, 2004)
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Pressure mounts for Aristide to resign; Mob rule in Haitian capital

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Ash Wednesday opening of 'Passion draws crowds, but violence keeps some away; LDS churchmembers weigh in on 'Passion'; 'The Passion' takes $20 million on first day; Graphic violence strikes Springfield moviegoers

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Details limited in Y probe

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State offers genealogy information on website

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A beer war brews in Salt Lake

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Utah faiths pursue amity

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BYU baseball: Change, slump new to Wiens

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For Lindsey, it's a matter of faith


Wednesday Headlines (February 25, 2004)
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Panel takes on religious topics with multiple faiths present

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Former CBS newswoman values family over career

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Black history symposium helps trace roots -- Mormon Church assists with records

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Haiti troubled by unrest, blessed by kind people; Utah woman remaining in Haiti to aid orphans

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Utah House OKs amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage

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Utah clergy view 'The Passion of Christ'; 'The Passion' stirs debate among religious leaders; Local responses to 'Passion' are muted

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Donors give big showbiz break to BYU performing arts students

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Robinson the father figure at Stanford

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Topic of Mormon missionaries part of weekly sermon

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Church to dedicate building

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Tourism in Nauvoo

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Legislator decides not to seek re-election to focus on duties as bishop

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Empty Bowls fights hunger

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Athletes not perfect, even at BYU

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LDS tract pulled into dispute

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Satire: The Spoof: New reality TV show to premier soon; I hate girl scout cookies


Tuesday Headlines (February 24, 2004)
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LDS Church evacuates missionaries from Haiti; Church OK in Haiti

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LDS most likely to stay away from 'Passion'; Rating fuels controversy

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Languages -- a window to the world

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Mormons host black history speaker

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'Simple' negligence case has complex resonances

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Doctors contribute textbooks, medical journals for Iraqi physicians

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Legislator's bill urges two-child limit (note: a non-LDS reader suggested this link as it may be of interest to members of the Church who reside in Washington state )

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Teams grab fifth MWC championship

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Rotary club students of the month

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BYU: Investigation may be complete within a week; Police clear players involved of wrongdoing


Monday Headlines (February 23, 2004)
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A conductor for change

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Genealogists search for clues to unearth their ancestries

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Faith sustains woman through string of traumas

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Lot will soon house three LDS churches

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Harmony in the mission: San Francisco organ-builder keeps a vanishing musical craft alive

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Commentary: Conference protesters pose no danger

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The campaign

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Dedicated to Dave: Beloved tennis coach to serve mission

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"The Passion": Utah clergy mixed on the film; Valley faithful clamor to see, use 'Passion'

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Pride and prejudice, from book to movie

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City feels winds of Christian change

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Puritanical streak runs deep in U.S. society

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Casino foes gaining steam

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Graduation rates hard to tally

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Utah's growth pushes need for new industries

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Utahns lukewarm on legislators

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Patrons rally to protect a great Utah treasure house

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Report: BYU players kicked off team; Four players allegedly kicked off of BYU football team


Saturday Headlines (February 21, 2004)
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Church won't raze Hong Kong mansion; LDS Church press release

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A history to chronicle: Utah colleges lagging on LDS history

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'The Best Two Years' takes Mormon cinema to the big leagues; Taking the leap: Kirby Heyborne, Mr. Mormon Cinema, heads to Hollywood; Kirby: 'Best 2 Years' a little hard to pin down

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Digging for family history

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Senator Orrin Hatch

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Copyright takes LDS garment listing off eBay

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University publishers find that LDS history sells

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Scrapbooking new Valley hit

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Utah mom is staying in Haiti

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Experts weigh in on 'The Da Vinci Code'

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New director named for family history center

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Defendant handed 12.5 year term for fraud

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LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (February 20, 2004)
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Gift of warmth and love

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Flee Haiti, Americans told

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Senate passes firing squad bill

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'Two years' serves its mission well; 'Best 2 Years' brings Mormon flicks full circle

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Thespian making a name for himself in LDS films

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Orem film company to construct studio

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Kingsville mourns 5-year-old

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Soldier glad to replace cardboard stand-in

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BYU grad finds success in cars


Thursday Headlines (February 19, 2004)
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Church donates wheelchairs to disabled; LDS contribute wheelchairs

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At Dell, he's no second fiddle

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Church's history center is family research gold mine

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Scrapbooking evolves into art and archiving

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Latest setback can't stop Lehi mom

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Garments auction irks LDS

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Marriage measure ignites passions

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Honor code, 19 other tips to clean up campus

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The Dougherty family

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Woman was 'consummate educator'

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Religious freedom commission identifies 11 countries of concern

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Cast hears of Vietnam first-hand


Wednesday Headlines (February 18, 2004)
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Church moves to halt HIV/AIDS spread

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Workshop gives black families genealogy tips

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Mormon kids take spiritual break

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Planners reject church proposal

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Romney faces tough battle against gay marriage; Romney fights gay marriage

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Osmond clan's Welsh kin

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Utah medical texts sent to doctors in Iraq

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Mason's realty investments funded early LA social work

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LDS garments no longer on EBay

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Church members provide meals

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Church vaults one of world's most secure

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Shaw's arrest part of federal investigation (note: not a pleasant story)

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Warren Jeffs rules Taleban-style (this does not deal with the LDS Church, but is representative of the poor job the media often does in distinguishing between polygamous groups and the Church -- note the picture of the Salt Lake temple)


Tuesday Headlines (February 17, 2004)
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Temple president recovers from crash; Featherstone released from hospital

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LDS plan boosts builders; Is downtown becoming another Vatican?; Can LDS renovations satisfy critics, revitalize Main Street?

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Tokyo Star Bank is on the rise

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Religious chaplain serves soldiers in Iraq

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Disharmony for pastor, missionaries

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LDS garments sold on EBay; LDS garments being auctioned on EBay

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Family portrayed in TV AIDS story still finding joy

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Dorie Olds, ex-wife of killer Mark Hofmann, has slowly recast her life

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Sports: Meads' game; Flashback: A father's dying wish

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Hawaii ranks high in college accessibility

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'The Best Two Years' premieres

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The man the geeks hate

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Church to offer family life classes

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Church damaged in freeze

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Deaths: Vernal in shock over death of former star; Longtime advocate for youth dies at 81; Fairchild Industries representative dies at 86; Helen L. Sund

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Government demands bribe -- Mormon drops bombshell (editor's note: this article is so incredulous that I debated even posting it, but it shows some of the opposition the Church is facing in Ghana)


Saturday Headlines (February 14, 2004)
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Study: Faith affects teen film choices

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Protestors should stay at a distance, LDS says; New rules for LDS Conference protestors; Buffer zone a possibility

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First Presidency supports 'Marriage Week'; Utah's love affair with marriage inspires many; Marriage for beginners; Not everyone in Utah wedded to its official 'Marriage Week' 

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LDS filmmaker returns with sequel to 'God's Army'

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A midwinter's big game

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Love without boundaries

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Getting families all together

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Neighbors push for smaller LDS church plans

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Learning to pray

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Longview beating victim recovering

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Too much stuff may take a toll on your soul

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LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (February 13, 2004)
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Elder Featherstone recovering after crash; AP article

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Stroll among the scrolls

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Pocatello businessman named counselor of the year

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A new Mormon church invites people of all faiths to its open house

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Stanford's 'Pops' is still dreaming

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Standing tall

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Spring concert planned at Tabernacle Square

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Scout collects diapers, quilts for fellow Romanian orphans

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Hubbs gone, never forgotten

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Family quest -- helping uncover your family history

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'Pride' downfall is spotty storytelling

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'Speak to me Annie' to be presented at SUU


Thursday Headlines (February 12, 2004)
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Familial history can be found in artifacts

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Y. scholar wins spot on All-USA first team; BYU students becomes first on USA Today academic team

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Young mom faces cancer with faith

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SLC resident proud of opposing Nazis

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Woman said to have forgiven teenage attacker; Suspect is member of congregation

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LDS Church explores black history with special events

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Rexburg man creates TV show pilot

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Religion: To find the truth, go to the source

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Saratoga Springs' longest married couple is still making it work

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Mayor presents key to the city to Jim Dain

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Deaths: Pig farming, helping others came naturally

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'Republic' Scribe says criticizing Mormons led to suspension


Wednesday Headlines (February 11, 2004)
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Pohnpei receives 250 wheelchairs

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Mormons select site for new temple near campus; LDS Church plans to build new temple on Rexburg Hill (similar to story published over the weekend); LDS Church press release

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10 great places to glimpse into black history

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Mobbed in Mollywood

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Area Latter-day Saints to divide into two 'wards'

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Mormon church moves from Blair House, opens Iowa Avenue

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Missionaries bring message to Ashley

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Analysis: Fading fear in Chinese life

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Hate crime legislation escapes its cage

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Accused bigamist: 'Searching for a mother figure'

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And God said.... (commentary that criticizes 'self-proclaimed' prophets)


Tuesday Headlines (February 10, 2004)
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Police seek robber who beat woman in church; Similar article

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Today in history: Pioneers headed west

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Quilting for a cause

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West Salem woman's ancestor was first European girl born in new world

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Beating the odds: Tough pregnancy ends well for mom, twin girls

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At 92, man still carrying on

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Oklahoma lawmakers say traditional marriage is under siege

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Carnegie Hall kick-off


Monday Headlines (February 9, 2004)
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Family history library celebrates Black History Month

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Politics are stifling the old Mitt mojo

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Service rings with diversity at Tabernacle

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Tales of bank robbers, Mormons, linger in old frontier town

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Charges filed in burglaries at churches

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Some requirements for doing research at Pin Oak Cemetery

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Goodbye and dosvidanya, friends

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Hamblin house is home to Utah history

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Utahn battles raunchy TV online

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Gibson's 'Passion' taps churches to sell film

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Young mom faces cancer with faith

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The march to Baghdad

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Brick to buy B.C.'s United

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Father of Amity fire victim coping with heavy loss

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Readers should see selves, their faiths in the papers

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CAN: High expectations

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A co-ed's code

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U. of U. and Michael Quinn

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Stanford beats buzzer, Arizona; Robinson discovers a new role at Stanford: hero

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Paths of two high scores converge in Monmouth

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Sunday special: Milford athlete focusing less on sports lately


Saturday Headlines (February 7, 2004)
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Opening new doors: part 2; Special report focuses on African nation of Ghana

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Time together allows LDS family to share lessons, strengthen faith

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New temple site revealed

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Coming full circle

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Rules on free speech unveiled; Downtown 'fighting words' are spelled out

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Finally getting the picture

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Professor claims anti-LDS bias at school

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Sitting out of crucial game for religious reasons

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First-year teacher ready for new chapter in life

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Church group pioneered modern rafting in Glen Canyon

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Church hearing called

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Steadfast friend, athlete, professional dies at 35

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Holy fun: readers share humor across faiths

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Kirby: On marriage and moral outrage

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LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (February 6, 2004)
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President Hinckley returns from West African temple dedication; Opening new doors: part I

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500 wheelchairs donated to people in Kosovo

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R rating stuns 'Saints' makers; LDS-genre war film marred with an 'R'

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Gilbert couple aid the poorest of the poor

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'Renaissance man' Varner crafts special role at SLU

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Census project targets LDS living abroad; Trial count of overseas citizens hits snag

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7 scouts earn Eagle rank through service

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7 boy scouts from troop earn Eagle rank

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It's about service

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Utah hotel clad in Bethel White Granite receives award

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NY Times: 36 hours in Salt Lake City

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Family, friends at a loss for answers

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He's scouting for more Utahns

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Sparks fly as U. rejects an LDS studies scholar

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New round looms in gun fight

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Threat issuer told to take medication

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Salt Lake mayor rejects 'marriage week'

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The Spoof: Man sues God for fraud


Thursday Headlines (February 5, 2004)
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Opening new doors in Ghana

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LDS Education Fund offers a hand up

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A journey of faith

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School winner put off his dreams to go on a mission

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Donny is a friend on 'Friends' tonight

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Descendants from some of Liberty, Missouri's earliest and most active leaders

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Smith brothers sculpture in place

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Mormon faith at the movies

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Meet your neighbors

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Family forum planned for Friday on Y. campus

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Duplin woman trades nomadic lifestyle for more peaceful way of living

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Mothers without borders

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Rumors at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion

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Lion House prowls amid books


Wednesday Headlines (February 4, 2004)
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Street tirades may be illegal

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'Gentle giant' loved family; Neighbors express shock over shooting in Pleasant Grove

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Communities work to instill character in children

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Exclude LDS from juries?; Attorney says tithe-paying LDS shouldn't be jurors in case

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Elderly couple dies in Soda Springs fire

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We should be celebrating his 21st, not mourning

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BYU student who is an intern is exposed to ricin powder

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Ex-U actress to get jury trial in bias lawsuit

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Religious hiring protection under assault

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An end to negative 'race card' for recruiting at BYU?

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Super Bowl musings (will Mormon Tabernacle Choir be asked next year?)

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Local man refuses to let severe beating keep him from the altar

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Mr. Unpopular

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Obed goes to town on JAK ... over racist Mormons


Tuesday Headlines (February 3, 2004)
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Southern Virginia University board picks legal scholar as new president; Law school dean named new college president

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Former student follows family

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Pleasant Grove father remembered as a 'gentle giant'; Boss shot to death; worker is held

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New center helps local families discover their roots

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Churches minister to families in myriad ways

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Second suspect held in Utahn's slaying

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Manufacturing a religious controversy

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Some don't mix religion and politics

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The state of the American newspaper

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Conservative radio show, 'News in Review,' returns today

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Antioch dentist dinged as developer's deputy

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Former BYU worker asks for a change of venue


Monday Headlines (February 2, 2004)
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Love, deeds stressed in fireside

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Faithkeeper

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Higgins resumes hoops mission

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Martin's Cove lease now in a legal bind

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Mormons fail to obtain land in Scotland

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Scouts' pinewood derby 51 years old and still running strong

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Living Legends presents history

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China gets first glimpse of nearly live Super Bowl

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Nation watching Mamaroneck spat

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South Jerseyans overcome obstacles to discover their roots

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Alpine groups wants refund for tour

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Movies: For 'Passion' and 'Latter Days,' controversy is a marketing tool

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Drug scheme spells prison for couple