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Saturday Headlines (January 31, 2004)

On a mission -- Mormon serves Corp with high distinction

Church press release on Alaska temple open house

Elder Wirthlin to speak at CES fireside

Martin's Cove lease squeezes BLM; Deadline tight for lease on Martin's Cove; Lawmakers: Give land deal a chance

Should LDS judge hear plaza case?; Main Street Plaza fights back in federal court

Pneumonia claims teen who defied odds

Work party to provide humanitarian aid

Neighbors raise concern over church building plan

Hamilton students present genealogy projects

Eagle scout enjoys outdoors

Breaking out of one's circle is key to bridging religious divide

Mormon and Baptist youth 'least alienated from organized religion'

Ex All Black urges driver caution

Palm Pilots: Quiet books for adults

Lucybeth came to the rescue

Mayor of Moscow visits First Presidency

Governor proposal seeks students reading at grade level

Healthy, wealthy, but wise?

Director puts "Latter Days" behind him; Gay LDS find comfort in "Latter Days"

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (January 30, 2004)

The land shall provide

Dressed for the West

Ads can make game super

Bloodied clothes a warning on speed

Westward bound

LDS films get Oscar shaft again


Thursday Headlines (January 29, 2004)

Expanded Mormon temple a link to eternity (Article on temple in Alaska -- requires registration to view)

Picture this: 60,000 missionaries

Truck claims life of popular father of six

Guatemala police get first break; Man held in slaying of Utahn

Census test tries to tally U.S. citizens abroad

Community comes together in tragedy

Sports: Miners get commitment from Arizona all-state tight end; Coaching community rocked; Element of surprise

Police call Weber inmate prime suspect in slaying

Couple yank $2 million + gift to BYU

No help from Mormon church (letter to the editor  by woman who asked for welfare assistance)


Wednesday Headlines (January 28, 2004)

Local runner in the sport for the long haul

Store opens up for family night

Vince Feula commits to BYU

Insurance for senior missionaries (see last paragraph)

Religious leaders warn of tax boost's failure


Tuesday Headlines (January 27, 2004)

More Mormons flocking to New York City

Judge grills sides in plaza dispute; Judge to rule on plaza suit

Mormon missionaries spread their message

No guns at the ward

Singer brings experience to 'Smokey Joe's Cafe'

Sports: Churchill QB in wait mode; Hopewell's Nelson headed to BYU and Hopewell LB follows family tradition to BYU; BYU looking for a few good WR "playmakers"; Utes notch wins but have trouble netting crowds

Hannity is fired up to emcee at Stadium

Final year for "City of Joseph" pageant

A look back into the past

Going to Mars


Monday Headlines (January 26, 2004)

Mormons 'own' site's story (similar to NY Times article from last week)

Ruling expected Monday in Plaza case

Text of letter from First Presidency on guns

McKinney North senior makes most of ability while helping others (short registration required)

DCFS leader puts his heart into his job

West Salem woman to share tips on genealogy

Scouts must pack their their tents

A film festival well into the second reel (see last paragraphs for interview with director of 'Napoleon Dynamite'); Star struck at Sundance

Fighting terror -- soldier has witnessed atrocities across the world

More than 200 attend World Religion Day; World Religion Day

ISU works to break down hate barriers

The wait in Kuwait (a soldier's journal briefly mentions attending LDS services)


Saturday Headlines (January 24, 2004)

Joseph Smith and The Book of Mormon

LDS bar guns at church; Similar article

Veteran cabbie traveled miles and time

Adams kicks in leadership for soccer team

LDS Film Festival showcases established and up-and-coming Mormon filmmakers

Sundance 2004: The buzz and the bores

Choosing a genealogy program

Attorney wants charges dropped; Girl's story of Mormon missionary abuse questioned; Excerpts from court transcript

Police seek aid in church break-ins

Red Cross hosts mock disaster training

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (January 23, 2004)

NY Times: Along public trail, a church recounts its history; Similar article

More on Pres. Monson devotional: 'Find joy in service,' Pres. Monson says; President Monson offers 3 keys to success

Mormons, Icarians helped form Mississippi River town

Pace not slowing any for Edwards

High school teen earns community honors

Poky's Pearson elated with BYU bid

Team diver taking a fall

The art of the exhibition

ESPN: Bracket banter

'The Book of Mormon on Trial' now has second edition

Mayor attempts to bridge religion gap

Troubled prayers: Council members caught between court ruling and sectarian beliefs

Provo votes to build own fiber-optic net


Thursday Headlines (January 22, 2004)

Band of brothers; Utah family of musicians sends three to Navy Band Northeast

Humble computer whiz's life shaped by two turning points

At Sundance, 'Napoleon' is blissfully demented

Love them for a reason -- the Osmond's are Welsh

Living large: Life for a family with 12 children

Beyond his years

Rainbows' Blackett on a roll

Missionary trip is a rite of passage

City lauds fighting spirit

Pursuing the dream

Disabled residents to receive wheels

Church fire deliberately set in Honolulu

Legendary coach Walt Brooks dies at 91

4th Ward celebrates 100 years

Stake hosts self-reliance series

Firing squad

Mormons and morons

Un-endorsed: Branbury Park loses BYU approval


Wednesday Headlines (January 21, 2004)

President Monson urges students to spend wisely

Church's building plans worry neighbors

BYU-Idaho celebrates MLK holiday unofficially

Teen gives Olde Coloma Theatre a facelift

Genealogy group to host cemetery dinner

Sports: Max Hall removes all lingering doubts; Lucky Ducks land two more DLS players; Tailback's departure gives UTEP another scholarship; Latest recruits include another from Hawaii

Jewish texts meet modern technology

Bring back to organ

Gay-rights group upset after Utah theater drops movie (note: this AP article was published in many papers across the U.S.)


Tuesday Headlines (January 20, 2004)

Harrison temple on Mormon's agenda

Students mark holiday with day of service

Church-state complaints consistent?

Inland Muslims aid quake victims

Fire burns Mormon building

Store owner had the eye for antiques

Kennedy Center looking for applicants

Family History: Tracing family history like working a jigsaw puzzle

Sports: BYU-Hawaii is paradise for pair of athletes; Commit decision private pact between father & son; Super Bowl hype (brief mention of Chad Lewis)


Monday Headlines (January 19, 2004)

Snowboarders deaths pull neighborhood closer

This day in history: President McKay died at age 96

LDS find geography of faith in Guatemala

Coming to terms with choice

Utahn's 'Napolean Dynamite' debuts at Sundance with a bang

Living in Beehive State still a challenge for blacks

Debate shifts to LDS over crime bill

Family History: Looking for research success stories; Genealogy buffs hunt for family ties

Sports: Arrhenius hits NCAA provisional mark; Update on Rulon Gardner

History: Best Mormon scouts searched for the shortcut west

Utah Senate convenes legislative session


Saturday Headlines (January 17, 2004)

LDS members in Ghana celebrate West Africa's first temple

For many, fasting leads to enlightenment, empathy

Missionary positioning

Morally bankrupt? Most religions condemn debt

Site unseen -- family builds home out of former missile site

Alaska temple to open for tours

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is adding new addition

Winning them softly -- evangelicals try to reach Mormons

New books focus on Book of Mormon geography

Wells Fargo dedicates historic bank branch; Bank to bear First Security name

Hale Bakery closing

Redford spotlights Festival's global reach

Operation Doula Care is there to help

Fire scare at Academy Square

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (January 16, 2004)

NPR: Mormon cinema, a growing indie scene

General Authority speaks on agency and priesthood

A grieving mother thanks Church members

Church members help victim's family

Legislator has Mongolian ties

Writer brings her faith to fiction

Orchestra at Temple Square to perform

LDS Film Fest

ACLU says it never endorsed plaza unity plan

Family remembers pilot killed in crash

Sports: Mapu leaving on mission; Weber State player has rediscovered a love of basketball

Singing the Lord's song

Art imitates life


Thursday Headlines (January 15, 2004)

Did ACLU, Unitarians yank plaza OK?; ACLU deposes Huntsman

Angau equipment aid

Family, friends mourn Richards; Funeral service for man killed in Guatemala; Tour bus victim's life remembered

'Seasons' portrayed through dance

Sports: Confidence is Lewis' catchword; Summerhays makes tour debut

LDS malls won't be open-air

BYU says tattoos were not erased

100 years of the Lehi 3rd Ward

Happy 153rd birthday, Parowan

LDS Church helps another faith after building destroyed by tornado

365 days of Mitt

Is lawful polygamy next?

We're in the honey

Church is called racist by a top leader in Africa

Deaths: 2 crash victims had Utah County roots


Wednesday Headlines (January 14, 2004)

LDS missionaries devoted to spreading the gospel

Center offers latest tools for tracing family history

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints nurtures family values, love

Woman's collection targets Maori history

Bared bellies bother BYU; BYU alters hoopster's photo to hide tatoos; Similar article

Faith Q&A: How should a congregation respond to a leader's misconduct?

Church offers aid to New Zealand

New school requires Book of Mormon reading

Guatemala police pursuing leads; Authorities in Guatemala have sketch of assailant; Tourists need to be aware, says missionary

Mayor seeks bigger, united Salt Lake City

'80 Days' still a grand reading adventure (note the excerpt in blue)

Sports: Badgers of 1971 still rank as city's best

Large stores OK at Gateway

Church may sell site for new police station

Boy scouts help plant trees


Tuesday Headlines (January 13, 2004)

Guatemalan tour robbery leaves many kinds of scars on van driver; Guatemalans say net closing in 

The Osmonds: Still squeaky-clean after all of these years

Utah couple receive acclaim with flying colors for children's books

Deaths: A tribute to Brother Call; Stephen L. Adams passes away; Judge Leavitt will be well remembered

Sports: Cal future QB: Nate Longshore; Transfer from Fiji provides lift to basketball team

Huntsmans weather the 'perfect storm'; Huntsman empire

Could 'marriage policy' cut Utah's divorce rate?

Church members help with water clean-up

Polygamy ban contested; Civil rights lawyer files suit challenging Utah ban on polygamy (note: over 100 similar articles appeared in papers across the U.S.)


Monday Headlines (January 12, 2004)

Temple is dedicated in Ghana; LDS temple is dedicated in Ghana

President Hinckley visits Ghana leader; Religious bodies urged to co-exist

Huntsmans win fame for generosity; Huntsman empire

Prejudice fighter keeping the faith

Nevada supreme court justice dies at 73

Reporter remembers mountaintop friend

Bandits won't keep tour guide out of Guatemala; U.S. national shot in bus in Guatemala was not a Mormon missionary

Keokuk branch excited about building new church

Religion is booming in the Cape

American Web sites speak the language of overseas users

More than shelter

History: Pioneers didn't take kindly to pesky federal surveyors; Man of the mountains

Utah County painter wins art grant

A bonnie taste of Scotland

U.S. senators cite barriers to trade deal

Ex-Boise mayor admits to personal trips

Memory of baby Sarah is powerful

Baptizing Hitler's ghost

"The idea of God doing a 'new thing' is a Mormon idea, not a Christian one" (see end of article)


Saturday Headlines (January 10, 2004)

Utahn killed as he tried to help tour guide, witnesses say; Utahn was shot as he tried to help; Family members of attack victim speak; FBI to help investigate attack; Family prepares to return Utah man's body to U.S.

Called to serve

Peterson remembered by admirers at theater

Fort Carson soldier honored at memorial

Derry's Mormon church vandalized

Spiritual growth

Sports: Eagles, Packers aren't only mirror images; Eagles, Childress withstood early tests; Mapu going on a mission; Lumberjack's success hinges on Bond's play; BYU football: 15 recruits making visits

Gateway truce on the table

LDS Church applies to build new church

New book sheds light on Civil War chaplains

Kirby: Tithing is a cash-only affair now

Charge says Walker abused girl; Walker faces 11 charges

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (January 9, 2004)

Communities benefit from 70 boreholes water pumps

Relatives and friends mourn Ogden man's death; Police hunt for killers of U.S. tourist; Tours still set despite Ogden man's death

Scripture on the map: Tourists flock to Book of Mormon area

Group sends wheelchairs to Iraq's needy

Guns in the house of God?

Filmmakers aim for clean family fun in 'Teachers'

Grand gathering to farewell fiddle wizard

Erickson earns Eagle Scout award

Three eagles emerge from one troop

LDS Family Services moves into former playhouse

Genealogy today: right time and place for research

Zion Books offers books and gifts to meet spiritual needs of customers

Sports: Ricks football is still missed

Wells Fargo chairman touts prospect of robust growth

Police solve 35 cases with arrest of juveniles

Firm's assets worth a fraction of its debt


Thursday Headlines (January 8, 2004)

Utahn dies in attack on bus in Guatemala; Utahn on tour bus is slain; Armed gang hijack American tourists; Ogden architect slain on Book of Mormon tour; Gunmen hijack bus, kill tourist (note: over 100 similar articles appeared in papers across the globe)

100 years of the Lehi 2nd Ward

Mormon Tabernacle Choir awakens rover on Mars

Utah County to get 'Mormon academy'; Utah County to soon get LDS academy

Sports: Tobacco Road runs through hoops mecca

Other deaths: Dr. Bart Wolthuis, 85, dies


Wednesday Headlines (January 7, 2004)

Give the missionaries a chance

Police work won over law school; San Jose names new police chief

Southern Virginia University nicknamed "BYU of the East"

Icon co-founders to serve as LDS mission presidents

Crash kills LDS couple

Provo mayor wants city to go high-tech

BYU sits on the "edge of the knife"

SLC Council puts off department store vote

Returned missionary accidentally brings home wrong car


Tuesday Headlines (January 6, 2004)

ACLU reiterates its claim in plaza filing

8 LDS ex-POWs recall time in German camp; Tracking down former airmen

Additional information from the Church on the Rexburg temple

Now it's ancestors reunited

Stanford's Robinson does it all; Similar article

City bosses and council members are sworn in across Utah

Movie review: Saints and Soldiers

Next Mormon comedy ready for debut

Deaths: Banker aided young entrepreneurs, Vera Kales, 95, directed local American Lung Association

Mormon biscuit recipe

Health food chain to open Mesa, Arizona store

Drug money trailed to Utah


Monday Headlines (January 5, 2004)

Honoring 100 years of life

Funeral ceremony for victim of Paso Robles quake; Similar article

Memorial held for victim of avalanche; two still missing

Scouts make trees part of Christmas past

Sports: NBA player, Mark Pope; Stanford rolls past Washington

Jesus as cultural icon

Tourists gang up on town in Missouri

History matters: January 4 marks the birthday of Utah's struggle for statehood

Helena comes through

New chapter for scrapbooking

Music in Jamaican congregations

Across the rural Midwest, drug casts a grim shadow

Radio personality returns to his roots


Saturday Headlines (January 3, 2004)

Viewing Sunday for LDS official

Russian Orthodox Church objects to Mormon 'rebaptizing' project

Knight family among the unsung faithful

SL Tribune top religion stories from 2003

Marine's ledger brings back WWII memories

Woman enjoyed sharing her talents

A last goodbye

Woman shot leaving church dance

Local hero lowers peach

Crowther: Book still on target four decades later

Tabernacle Choir audition materials are now available

Sports: BC wins fourth straight bowl; Phillips, UK having success recruiting

Man accused in scam takes the 5th

Firing squad 'circus' assailed

Eddie Bauer bows out of downtown

Bonelli House considered one of Kingman's hidden treasures

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (January 2, 2004)

Elder Andrew Wayne Peterson dies at 56

Few details released about planned Rexburg temple

Missionaries spread word across world and Wisconsin

Osmond brothers enjoy life in the squeaky-clean lane

Purse, cash find way back to Jeffco woman


Thursday Headlines (January 1, 2004)

We hit the streets with a young Mormon missionary (Public Radio article will make this missionary's parents proud -- the audio article is the third from the bottom)

My woman of the year: Anne Grimwood, volunteer extraordinaire 

Holiday gift lets son go on LDS mission

University of Michigan's worldly Ecker finds life's mission; Similar article

Central Point's number one scouter

Road warriors tested: snow closures leave travelers in a bind

Helping the needy

Other sports news: Chow's still one hot commodity; Opening holes, not eyes (and similar article); QB nears end of journey


Wednesday Headlines (December 31, 2003)

When Mommy goes marching off to war

LDS sending medical supplies to Iran

Chapman, Peters earn soldiers of year award

Dixie's star receiver Travis Brown commits to BYU; Similar article

Dad says he knows who killed his daughter

Lehi cancer victim to try new tack

LDS-based academy opening up area school

Volunteers brighten holiday with new lights

Murray woman wins contest


Tuesday Headlines (December 30, 2003)

Hardin lends a hand to stranded motorists; Hardin provides help for travelers

Kitchen caters to the needy

Roses to the Church on Redlands temple open house

Corporate thought police

Education advocate leaving Capitol Hill

Sports: Flashback: Revival of BYU's Polynesian pipeline; Vol's workout full of intensity; Red-eye 'Muss Bus' hauls loyal Utes

NVISION delivers first large format routing systems


Monday Headlines (December 29, 2003)

Mormon Tabernacle Choir plans Las Vegas performance

Boston College oddity: Married grid player

War in Iraq hits home for two families

Ghost town up for National Historic Landmark status

'Sons of Provo' mocks boy band phenomenon


Saturday Headlines (December 27, 2003)

Praying for time -- does God prefer long or short prayers?

Understanding the gentleman warrior; Contributions from Utah, Michigan aid Romney

Healer's mission accomplished; Patients revere retiring doctor

Students use vacation time for work and play

Missouri's city of outlaws and prophets

Catering to a love affair with the past; Same article in a different paper

The 'hidden' Cougars

Young girl hopes for Christmas miracle

Bryan Weed to go on mission trip

Faiths free in Trinidad and Tobago

Religious disputes threaten the world

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (December 26, 2003)

Widely traveled missionary family will gather for New Year's Day

Volunteers make sure everyone has a good meal

Stormin' Mormon ready to bowl

Thousands of dollars raised for Swank family

The Boyd less traveled 

Alternate route

Ex-Mormon missionary pleads innocent

Thousands of investors learn of scam allegations against California consultant (note: this story was picked up by dozens of newspapers across the U.S.)


Thursday Headlines (December 25, 2003)

Merry Christmas!  Thanks for making LDS Today your choice for LDS news & resources!

I don't care if Mormons baptize my dead relatives (fabulous article to counter widely published recent articles); Respect the theology of our friends

60 Minutes II: America's Choir; A musical dream

Pope relishes 'nice guy' role, on and off the court

Values eroding in a world of turmoil

Driver sought in teenager's death

Please, let the Christmas carols be

Flock of Eagle scouts soars above norm

Keys to the future Piano teacher Susan Marchant provides a foundation in more than music

Amid war and violence, hearts open to peace

Jericho Road and the road to stardom

Your table is ready, kids

Minnesota poll: Keeping the faith

Gift of the season

Deseret News fights subpoena of reporter in plaza case

'Cheaper' is fun, but unnecessary

Tabernacle choir to take applications


Wednesday Headlines (December 24, 2003)

Christ's actual birth date open for debate

Gifts of hope in times of hardship (brief registration required)

Wheelchairs from US humanitarian donation received

Scout chooses meaningful project

Scout is on a mission to share stories (registration required)

LDS stays silent in gun spat; Signs from heaven

Tribune owner urges 'no' to request for judge disclosure

A native of Vernal was killed in quake


Tuesday Headlines (December 23, 2003)

Today's birthdays (Joseph Smith, Jr. was born in 1805)

Ask and ye shall receive

A family in need says thanks

'The reason for the season'

Proxy baptisms: Tribune story was a misrepresentation

Cultural ties suffer in search for new life

Sacagawea's son led Mormon Battalion through New Mexico

Granite vault said to offer secure storage; Similar article

Local residents worry amid scurry

Church gun law triggers confusion

Best and worst books of 2003 (Under Heaven voted one of best, Elizabeth Smart book voted one of worst)

Teenagers discuss holidays, Saddam, and life with terrorism 


Monday Headlines (December 22, 2003)

More on Rexburg temple; LDS temple slated for Rexburg; Rexburg gets a surprise: A temple is coming; Similar SL Tribune article

Again, Jews fault Mormons over posthumous baptisms; Mormon baptisms anger Jews; Jews again assail Mormon rite

LDS missionaries give 'thumbs down' to filmmaker's documentary

True grit: Utahn hasn't let crash and pain ruin life

Showbiz in their blood

Scalley is consummate student athlete

For the love of Jesus (see the sidebar in the article)

Christmas has special magic in non-Christian land

Home meets family-friendly requirement

Holiday memories -- warm and weird

Two brothers bring gourmet treats to Orem and beyond

Community is drained by well wars

Key senator says he'd revisit gun law; Coalition of church leaders defy state gun law

Charities struggle in New England (brief mention of 'Mormons' near end of article)

Game 'as dry as a Mormon picnic'


Saturday Headlines (December 20, 2003)

Rexburg to receive temple

Fasting isn't just spiritual -- this group helps the needy

Potatoes delivered to local food bank

Shull a soldier with a sense of duty (see last section of article)

An interview with an LDS stake president

BSU grads doff their caps to academia

Relief Society provides service (see last section of article)

Sports: Ducks of a feather; Mapu to ponder mission over Christmas

Beautiful books rich in substance

Technicolor tidings (see three-fourths down in article for LDS connection)

LDS musicians offer annual 'Messiah' concert

Singers from Mormon Tabernacle Choir 'send shivers down spine' in Lord of the Rings game

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (December 19, 2003)

Called to serve -- on film

Petaluma mom dies after 8th child born, kept cancer secret

More than a game

Holiday Hope celebrates another successful year

Committee feeds 900 for Thanksgiving

BYU's Rose earns fourth NCAA honor

Basketball: Working-class hero

Boise State welcomes former walk-on

Four Eagle scouts

Beaverton teenager provides service

BYU offers 45 free courses

Liberty, Missouri a place to visit (similar to other articles published recently)

Trib boss: No plans to move to LDS site

Former Mormon missionary indicted


Thursday Headlines (December 18, 2003)

Mission to Texas

Lookie, lookie, lookie here come cookies!

BYU religion teacher speaks on taking up the cross

Mormons still baptizing dead Jews

Holiday brighter for those in need

Gahan resigns from zoning board (some interesting behind-the-scenes snippets on the Boston Temple)

Interfaith celebration slated

Martial arts instructor writes "Be Not Afraid" book 

Foundation's tax bill slashed in settlement


Wednesday Headlines (December 17, 2003)

Oneida Academy finally at home

Sorensen on a Mormon mission

Arson ravaged chapel helps in firefighter training

Fans line up for 'Rings' final episode

Pages of good cheer

Lesson on speech


Tuesday Headlines (December 16, 2003)

Soldier injured by grenade

Anyone have a camel?

Utah cities keeping their Nativities

Nativity passion

Sports: Former Kentucky wide-receiver spends time in Peru prior to joining NFL


Monday Headlines (December 15, 2003)

LDS Hispanics celebrate Navidad

Tabernacle Choir titillates audience with jazzy show, Welsh baritone steals show, hearts

Participation, discipline are key in Mormon service

Charities make homeless feel like royalty

Try to make time for teens

WWII Navy pilot recalls history

Soldier's family moves on

Prayer 'to know the right one' to marry is answered

Old West and Mormon history foster tourism

History of California gold rush

Holidays' festive focus helps families avoid stress

Behind the scenes of Montana temple

U. honors program assistant director after nearly 50 years at the school

Trying to recap the magic (high school football)

This is tending to God's garden? (a critical opinion on pollution in Utah)


Saturday Headlines (December 13, 2003)

Opera stars sing praises of Choir and Christmas; Operatic superstars join Tabernacle Choir this weekend

Huntsman has 'nothing to hide' in plaza case

Demeaning and bashing; A different brand of Christianity (see original article published here last week)

Question on baptism for the dead

Brief history on San Bernardino

Shepherd virtues make life bearable

Festival to feature nativity displays, music

Bethlehem to be recreated

Church presents free musical

Criticism over child's cross leads to lesson in tolerance

Nashville temple vandalized last month

Mother of BYU applicant deported

Area agency on aging hires new director

San Jose mom leaving work struck by car

Children's museum is $5 million closer

Students stroll along lights at Temple Square

Collector's edition is a gem

Sports: Former Pocatello standout no stranger to Reed Gym

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (December 12, 2003)

Century old academy makes way for high school; Locals, benefactors, help academy pick up stakes

Stellar singers; Frederica von Stade and Bryn Terfel Perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Christmas Concerts

LDS celebrates opening of new church in Monroe, WI

Churches key to tracing Scandinavian roots

Live nativity highlights Brawley event

Thoughts on mission

Nativity scenes on display in Yuba City, CA

Ben Olsen on mission

Mormon practice of posthumous baptism (this was printed in dozens of newspapers today)

BHSU book confuses Mormon, American Indian beliefs

Games people play

Cannon wants hearings on Olympic bribery case

Coalition against gay marriage reorganizes


Thursday Headlines (December 11, 2003)

ACLU to talk to LDS official; ACLU can depose LDS Church leader in plaza case

Young men on a mission

Community rallies to give disabled man a new home

Senior missionaries serve

FCC give Bonneville conditional OK to buy radio stations

Religion leads to a merrier Christmas

Fuzzy views on religion

Rally celebrates Utah's role in labor movement

Santa's Little Helper ensuring needy won't go hungry

Advent helps community get ready for Christmas

Sports: Bobik deserved better

Police: It's OK to donate

Hale family honored for service

South Park retells story of Joseph Smith (warning: article contains crude language)


Wednesday Headlines (December 10, 2003)

Church clarifies record-keeping and proxy baptism practices

Dew tells students they are crucial leg of relay

Former POWs soldier onward; World War II transformed county

Community remembers soldier killed in Iraq; Fallen soldier remembered

Bronze 'missionaries' report to MTC today

It's 'dynamite' for Utah filmmaker

BHSU religion book to be pulled

Nativity pageant ready to roll

Gifts with a homey touch

Spectators drive through biblical scenes

Going from Bear Lake to Baghdad

Fight against indiscipline

'Dragon' garden is revived

Benson Institute video aims to teach irrigation techniques

Checks stolen from church building

Good fun or bad taste?

New HBO series presents not-so-angelic agenda


Tuesday Headlines (December 9, 2003)

Mormon leader says Old Testament is safeguard of traditional family; LDS Church delivers Christmas message

Slain couple's older kids asked to reenact scene

School employees honored for helping fire victims

A struggle for knowledge

Giving helps family cope

Encourage spiritual growth in children

Teacher steps into Japanese culture

A one-man goodwill ambassador

Judge expected to rule on ACLU request

Update on Cody Judy, individual who threatened President Hunter

Golf: Summerhays sneaks in

Bosco is ready for new challenge

Gingerbread house display planned for Saturday


Monday Headlines (December 8, 2003)

Christmas spirit celebrated

Friends and family recall fallen soldier's generosity; Army Staff Sgt. Stephen 'Tony' Bertolino

American missionary woman's act of kindness wins Taiwan hearts

Legacy in the rock; Mormon family's generations preserve cave attraction in Kanab, Utah

Utah's Welsh connection lures famed baritone

The King of schmooze

Nontraditional nativity scenes; Collection emphasizes first Christmas

Valley churches thank 'angels'

Groundwater dispute turns emotional

The untold story of the Mormons (an article published in Ghana)

Beyond an Olympic ordeal: Dave Johnson

UTEP woman guard won't play on Sunday

Office of the CIO


Saturday Headlines (December 6, 2003)

Proxy names stir up lively debate; Russian Orthodox Church questions Mormon use of Russian names; Russian Orthodox Church concerned with proxy baptisms; Russian Orthodox say LDS buys souls' names; Mormons offer post-mortem baptism

Mormon reversal on race

Seminar on Mormonism draws people from various churches

Avoiding excess: for some it's about spirituality

Wife of slain Shell executive dies

Ainge perfectly content in Boston

BYU-Idaho dean speaks on spiritual aesthetics

First Presidency Christmas devotional tomorrow

ACLU asks: What was Rocky thinking?

Case appeared doomed from the start; Judge Sam deeply skeptical of government power; Similar AP article

Flu shuts down Idaho town; Major flu outbreak knocking on the door

Now I lay me down to sleep...

Youth group helps build 'Habitat' home

Pearl Harbor events recounted

Local festivities hosted by LDS churches: Salcha residents fashion new version of old tune (Salcha, Alaska); Large cast to act, sing 'Carols' (Topeka, Kansas); Creches of all kinds (Texas)Community Christmas concert (Gilroy, California); Church to host crèche festival (Moreno Valley, California); Let there be light (Arizona); Handel's Messiah (Alaska); Crèche display (Eugene, Oregon); Church displays crèches (Ohio); Crèches (Jefferson City, Missouri); Messiah sing-along (Provo, Utah); Festival of Nativities (Washington); Second Annual Festival of Nativity (Norcross, Georgia)

Meridian's last football champs recall glory days

Genealogists enjoy shaking the family tree

NBC Today Show's host honored

Group helps LDS clergy recognize mental illness

Bouncing miscreants from the fold

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (December 5, 2003)

'Temples are the most sacred places on earth'

Utah woman celebrates 102nd birthday

Soldier's family facing eviction

Mayor wants a look at city speech laws

Mormons prepare for annual festival

Manger menagerie

Church to host crèche festival (requires registration)

Let your voice be hear at 'Messiah' singalong

Church presents 'Joy to the World' video

'Pride' features LDS twist; 'Pride' plays perfectly in Provo, too

Deseret Book settles suit

'Angels in America'; Provocative 'Angels'; The trouble with 'Angels'; 'Angels in America' earns its wings the hard way (note: there have been over a hundred reviews of this in papers across the U.S.)


Thursday Headlines (December 4, 2003)

Former El Cajon man dies in Iraq; Former Escondido resident killed in Iraq

Man who helped Mormons escape Nazis dies; Man who saved lives in Nazi Germany, dies at 88

Temple lights in Washington, D.C. up with call for peace

Family of eight spreads word across European countries

Choir reenacts first 'Spoken Word'

Nativity display a sight to behold

Creative crèches

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

New York auction to include rare LDS Church items

John Hudson, early Mormon artist

Lui helps put BYU soccer among elite

ACLU adds LDS Church, mayor to Plaza suit

Despite losses, Y. backs Crowton

Four BYU games to be broadcast via Church satellite

Pride & Prejudice review

Book tells Christmas truce story

Event brings friends together

Church of Latter-day Saints wins parade's top prize

LDS Church signs petition for Fairfield incorporation


Wednesday Headlines (December 3, 2003)

Journalists tour Mormons' temple; New Ghana temple open for tours; Ghana LDS Temple open for tours; Rare move from a church

Show promotes clothing that covers

Student project aims to bring holiday cheer to U.S. troops

Show of 'true faith'

High school students offered religious classes

Queer America

Few leads in brutal attack in Brazil

USU guard used to be U. redshirt

Life doesn't always end as we plan

Book traces Provo's beginnings

Oddly gifted (brief mention of Walter Cronkite/ Mormon Tabernacle Choir video)


Tuesday Headlines (December 2, 2003)

Mormons return to Nauvoo

Christmas crèches call on Kirtland

LDS Americana items to be auctioned in NY

Utah native exec killed, wife severely injured in Brazil; Oil company executive found murdered in Brazil

Acclaimed Utah actor Robert Peterson dies; A southern Utah legend dies

Reality of Iraq war recounted by Davis

Pride & Prejudice; Utah the setting for newest Pride & Prejudice movie

Books: Christmas beyond the ho, ho, hum

Associate professor honored

The do not shoot list

Search for Hispanic roots

Emergency winter homeless shelter opens

Crossroads Gaps closing


Monday Headlines (December 1, 2003)

Escalation likely at next LDS Conference

Pending LDS deal criticized

A girl motivated by books, a woman dedicated to learning

Holiday boutique benefits victims

The eyes have it (Elder Ballard honored)

Community shows support for slaying victim's family

3.5 million pounder is ready to roll in Idaho 

TV show to look at Idaho architecture

Boyd eager to be on his way to Tour

New stake president called in Topeka

More than Jesse James

Author's sudden fame, wealth was shock to family

'Nones' now second in religious poll in Salt Lake City

Art for every price range

Gamemakers finding the right strategy

LDS high school athlete in the spotlight

'Angels' in a strange new world

New book store is no Barnes & Noble (anti-Mormon bookstore in Hancock County, Illinois)