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January 2002 News:

Thursday Headlines (January 31, 2002)

'Mormon games'? NBC isn't worried

Open house for LDS temple

Sneering agnosticism

Members encouraged to link Church web site to personal web sites

Mary Ellen Smoot at CES fireside Feb. 3; Similar article

Welcome to fortress Salt Lake

A world apart

French is on another mission

'Roots' and branches

BYU celebrates Black History Month; Black History events in Washington, DC area

Magazine honors BYU's George Curtis for life-saving efforts

Top prospect from Hawaii bound for Tennessee


Wednesday Headlines (January 30, 2002)

Elder Oaks: Timing is key; Elder Oaks stresses timing

Mormons in Olympic city receive a commandment from on high: keep a low profile

Mormons await world's scrutiny

Salt Lake City is fully dressed up for Olympics

Rocky revels in selling city

Mormon Church answers her questions about life (thanks to R. Farwell for link)

Pres. Hinckley interview with NBC to air during Olympics

'Mormon Moderne' exhibits architectural variety 

'I can do anything...'

'Inclusive' Olympics win praise

Utah's sin city spreading to Olympic proportions


Tuesday Headlines (January 29, 2002)

Elder Eyring quoted in the news

Temple height on display

Elder Dallin H. Oaks to speak at devotional

Mormon 'threat' printed on Tempe leaflets

History fair aims to link generations

DNA prescribed for women's health

Michela races the clock, in and out of the pool

Church before hoops

Faiths use music to forge unity of spirit

BYU MPA graduates take summer camp to South Pacific

Orem institute's choir spreads the gospel to the world

Visitor center attacker gets no jail sentence

Sports: Utes top BYU 71-66


Monday Headlines (January 28, 2002)

An Olympic challenge: counter Mormon image

Newsweek: Mormons and moguls

Salt Lake's struggle to join world -- on its own terms

British visitor to Utah finds 'strangest' state

Sparking an old flame

Olympic legacy carried on with torch

Guard of the rings

Church lends a hand in Oly preparations

Early pioneers knew when to set aside guns

Journalists spotlight BYU culture

Lyde films break into LDS market

Pin trading has become Olympic event

Corporate culture puts too much stress on LDS members


Weekend Headlines (January 26-27, 2002)

Mormons project image as diverse as Olympics

The temple lot: a second coming in Missouri?

Elder Workman counsels saints in Africa

Events to celebrate Black History Month

FARMS lecture to look at Abraham's early life

Dutcher tackles first big-budget film, 'The Prophet'

Language of worship is flexible

Pope leads prayer for peace

Panel backs quarter design using beehive, seagull

Ogden firm wins Smith rings suit

Visiting media seeking scoop on polygamy

Jack Weyland's Charly makes it to the big screen

BYU student dies in fiery crash

Trespasser's fate

LDS genealogical library receives new material

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (January 25, 2002)

'Music and the Spoken Word' ticketed during Olympics

Olympics put Mormons in national spotlight

Primary general president to speak on panel with Nobel prize winners

Unwavering children's champion

Deaths: Southern Nevada pioneer dies at 98

Covenant Book republishes book on Harold B. Lee

A town divided


Thursday Headlines (January 24, 2002)

Mormon mission

On center stage

Elder Perry says be prepared

Institute devotional addressed conflicting views on marriage and family

Bird speaks on following the Spirit

Norway's Tall Ships take Mormons to court over Sea Trek fiasco; Sea Trek Foundation in troubled waters; Similar article

Finnish returned missionaries to welcome Finnish president

Daughter gets deserving dad a torch relay spot

Hickman's Brent Stout will watch Olympics from a few feet away

Students help others throughout the world through internships

Author includes LDS character in book

Edgy brewer spoofs Mormon heritage in beer, ski ads


Wednesday Headlines (January 23, 2002)

Elder Tingey speaks at devotional

Elder Dallin H. Oaks at Jan. 29th devotional

'Patriotic' could become name of these games

Supreme Court agrees to hear Utah census case; Similar article

Vancouver boy helps homeless

Rock on...

Deaths: Seastrand, wife of former NLV mayor, dies at 69


Tuesday Headlines (January 22, 2002)

Mormons mobilize for Olympic showcase

Sting to star at Olympics show; Sting sings at Winter Olympics; Similar article

Budget takes back seat on opening day

Time to take interest in Utah

When luge is huge

168 peace poles dedicated

Sports: Jorgensen picks Aggies


Monday Headlines (January 21, 2002)

Rare look at Mormon temple

In Olympic glare, a quieter Mormon mission

God's games

Mormons won't promote church at games

Provo is eager to play a gracious host

Tickets are available for free Mormon Tabernacle Choir Oly performances

Fortress Salt Lake ready to meet terror threat; Guard of the rings

Photo stirs up readers (see photo here)

Gardner is Romney's unofficial right-hand man

History: 19th century photos of American Indians; ZCMI photo; Owner refuses to give up on old Woolen Mill

Sports: LDS wrestler doesn't compete on Sundays; Pit-fall; East star chooses Cougars


Weekend Headlines (January 19-20, 2002)

Missionaries look for open doors

Writer tries to silence LDS trash talk

Mormons' cousins in Missouri on new path

Olympics: Guide to Salt Lake City; It's Winter Olympics fever; Torch ignites hope after 10-year illness; Practice if you flunk this hospitality test

Single mother of five helps children gain self-esteem

New chapel in Palmyra ahead of schedule

Historic church to get facelift

'Bash' is a striking look at tragedy

Globe trotter: Former Twin Falls grad Andy Toolson lands back at BYU

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (January 18, 2002)

President McKay remembered; Today in history

Utahns help Christmas live throughout year

Not all of Dustin Staley's lessons in classroom

Connection to QB Olson, sways Coats to choose BYU


Thursday Headlines (January 17, 2002)

FARMS hosts Book of Abraham symposium

In admiration of Mormons

Photo: Sign from above

Olympics balancing act for LDS

Grand America arrives in Salt Lake City

New Olympic chief imposes his sober style in Salt Lake City

Screen composer records Olympic theme


Wednesday Headlines (January 16, 2002)

BYU culture draws top faculty

Church's presence grows

BYU students to church service at the hospital

18-year-old student, Scout helps team prep for disaster

Arts & culture: LDS film genre on the brink; Director draws on local legends for inspiration

Ire growing over Y. proposal

Ex-lawmaker Chuck Peterson dies at 87

Court denies Trib's request

Provo students relish the burn

Sports: Ngata decides to play for BYU; Ngata appears headed to BYU after all; Sophomore has BYU cruising


Tuesday Headlines (January 15, 2002)

Oly volunteers learn not to pass judgment

Bomb threats force two churches to evacuate

Ferry tale

For Reid, the chance to take the Eagles higher

Long journey leads back to NH for KSC big man

Cougars are Matt's team now

Sorry BYU, Ngata's undecided


Monday Headlines (January 14, 2002)

Elder Scott advises students to trust in the Spirit

More tickets available for LDS production

Utah Mormons wary of world opinion

LDS striving to be gracious hosts

Games present balancing act for LDS Church

Church's efforts for Games

'Kingdom' flag once flapped in Utah

The Arrington diaries

Web site quicker for missionary contact

Painting captures Savior's message

Other Olympics stories: Big as they seem, Olympics are just two weeks in February; After the games

Korea study abroad spices up education

Jack Anderson to join Tribune

When church hoop rivalries aren't enough

Utah old time fiddlers keep tradition alive

11-year-old boy seeking adoption by LDS family

Family mourns stepsisters in wreck

Sports: Legend of schoolboy star; Recruiting season hits home stretch


Weekend Headlines (January 12-13, 2002)

Evangelicals work toward kinder, gentler approach to Mormonism

BYUH reaches out to students from Asia

Latter-day Saints participate in service project

Actress battling real-life plot twist

Miracles, love pull boy through ordeal

Kennedy Center seeks couples, individuals to teach in China

Provo OKs ice arena beer

Man sentenced up to life

Coming out

Sports: Crowton, BYU lure Kaufusi from Utah

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (January 11, 2002)

Resisting the siren's voices

BYU-Idaho President explains enabling power of the atonement

Response to temple opening overwhelming

Religion in the news

Olympics: Utah universities getting involved with Winter Games; Flame visits Omaha; Five-star hotel

Prize QB is BYU-bound


Thursday Headlines (January 10, 2002)

E-mail again allowed for missionaries; Limited e-mail for missionaries

Mormon Church faces costly lawsuit; Abuse suit targets LDS Church

Oly torch gets in train-ing for Games

Comedy film 'Singles Ward' to premiere in January

Humor: LDS temple shares the blame

'Mormon News' opens voting for 'Mormon of the Year'

Sports: Sacramento's Pollard has plenty of flash


Wednesday Headlines (January 9, 2002)

President and Sister Bateman urge students to be more Christlike

Priesthood, Relief Society to study teachings of Harold B. Lee throughout 2002

Young Women Personal Progress

Aaronic Priesthood - Duty to God award

Genealogy's home base

Religious freedom topic of Library of Congress exhibit at BYU

Pioneer house moving to new home

Hansen bowing out after 22 years on Hill; Similar article

Eccles to be mayor of Oly Village

Idaho senate names LDS chaplain

'The Other Side of Heaven' movie review

Artist will speak at BYU-Idaho forum

Sports: Y's Bigelow shakes off mission rust


Tuesday Headlines (January 8, 2002)

Elder Richard G. Scott at CES fireside January 13

Apply on internet for youth conferences

Devotional traditions have changed over the years

Family is forever

Was deed to Arrington journal ignored?; Similar article

Settlement once harbored prosperous Mormon pioneers

Spirit of Mormon pioneers lingers in Nauvoo

Two girls aim to bring modesty into fashion

Olympics: Utah prepares for Olympic gridlock; Utahns brace for fun, hassle of Games

Conan O'Brien jokes about strictness of Mormons 

Is lack of preschools hurting Utah children?; Similar article

Parole hearing for polygamist set for next week


Monday Headlines (January 7, 2002)

LDS officials talk with lawmakers

Olympics: Securing a legacy

Atheists fight the intrusion of religion

The back pages

Coming up: 'Singles Ward' film; See film website


Weekend Headlines (January 5-6, 2002)

Kaysville family finds healing for emotional pain by reaching out

The call to service

On-line applications now accepted for Especially for Youth

'Utah is not what America stands for'

Perplexity over Olympic pins

BYU offers journal on media

The hunt for all our yesterdays (British genealogy)

Many helped fill food boxes

Latter-day Saints church hosts 'Night in Bethlehem'

Judicial conduct chief to step down to serve mission

96-year-old oldest resident in Alpine

Reincarnation: Unknowable in this life

Kirby: Readers gripe about the use of 'the Church'

BYU may halt use of R-rated film clips

Native wines berry much at home in Utah

Sports: Will Gators try to snap up Cougars' Crowton?; Burgess says he'll return this year; Sport notes; UW men hope two new additions add up to wins in L.A. rematches and Frederick could help Huskies

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (January 4, 2002)

Nauvoo, nearby towns happily anticipating temple open house

The Church's ranch

British census information available on-line

Ogden through the years

Arts & culture: Temple Square Concert Series for January 2002

SL Tribune letter to editor: No monopoly on family

Debate over desert lands

48% of Salt Lake residents are LDS

Sports: LDS college basketball players mentioned in the news -- Chris Burgess injured; USU basketball


Thursday Headlines (January 3, 2002)

President Bateman, Marilyn Bateman at devotional

A school's transformation

Turkey lady does it again

Provo native pitched in to create 'IT'

Mongolian woman in Idaho serving LDS Church mission

Osmonds lease theater for the year

No rounded edges on Rocky

Tax credit plan would push enrollment in private schools

Deaths: Glen Vincent, 101, surgeon, family M.D.


Wednesday Headlines (January 2, 2002)

Rededicated Bingham smelling roses

Little books offer big ideas (buy 'Stand a Little Taller' here)

Today in history

BYU football: Bowled over; 2001 tip of iceberg for Crowton


Tuesday Headlines (January 1, 2002)

Astrology and religious sites gain popularity; Similar article

Mormon temple planned at former Aerojet center (similar to article posted Dec. 22

Eagle Gate has seen many changes

New LDS conversion-story website launched

Faces of Christmas: Dorothy B. Freeman

Clothes -- all 27 outfits -- make the princess

Tryouts to be held for Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sports: Memphis blues; Quarterback battle is looming