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July 2000 News:

Monday Headlines (July 31, 2000)

Utah Republicans Descend On Philadelphia Convention

Former Brown president begins first day at Vanderbilt

College back east gaining stature

Mormon Intimacy Book Is Big Hit

Heart t' Heart conference starts Aug. 25 at UVSC

New Boy Scout museum opens in Provo

LDS members in sports news: Runner's drive lands him in Sydney

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Weekend Headlines (July 29-30, 2000)

BYU Gives Julie the Boot for MTV Stint

Congress OKs end to religious zoning bias

BYU professor and students to teach children in China

LDS magazine to hit U.

BYU sponsors family history conference

Fun, service blended: Mormon youth will `choose adventures'

LDS members in sports news: Around Utah: Jepsen Says Yes to BYU Comeback, Austin Ainge Prepares for Mission

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Friday Headlines (July 28, 2000)

Nauvoo has little use for Mormon dissenter

Brooklyn pioneers

State bar: 'McConkie' is a phony

Tribe submits rolls to collect settlement

Arts & culture: A down-sized 'Joseph' opens Friday night; Lecture at Museum of Art; Pearl winners

LDS members in sports news: More of Morris: first-rounder signs; Johnson alive and kicking; Former UConn player considers Utes

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Thursday Headlines (July 27, 2000)

Relocated missionaries to stay in New Zealand

Alabama firm to supply Nauvoo temple stones

BYU sponsors family history conference history

Box Elder families use 'graffiti plant' for welcome-homes

Arts & culture: Annual Oakland pageant; The lone tree shrine - fact & fiction; 8 foot bronze angel erected in Iceland to honor emigrants

LDS members in the news: BYU students head to the land of plaid; BYU professor and students to teach children in China

LDS members in sports news: First-round pick Morris signs with Colts

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Wednesday Headlines (July 26, 2000)

Nauvoo temple reconstruction well underway, forum speaker says

Joseph F. Smith grove dedicated

Interest increases on foster care children

Mormons give Catholics boost

Man in failed Mormon church bombings up for release

Salt Lake Council may vote on mall

Arts & culture: Book review:  'The Second Rescue' -- chronicles modern-day effort on Mormon Trail (Buy book here); Column: My experience on the Folk Dance tour

LDS members in the news: General Counsel to 7 LDS Presidents

LDS members in sports news: Jepsen is not set to leap into decisions

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Tuesday Headlines (July 25, 2000)

Parade promenade: Days of '47 marches into 2000; '47 parade puts new spin on old theme; Days of '47 parade winners feature pushing, pulling, pioneers

Memorial: Honoring Joseph F. Smith

Sunrise service evokes pioneering spirit -- LDS leader says the real miracle is in people's hearts; Elder Featherstone speaks at Days of '47 morningside

More on turmoil in Fiji

Tuesday's forum to focus on new Nauvoo Temple

Search warrants issued in connection with LDS church burglaries

2 agencies aid in resettling

Colorful tales abound in red-rock country

LDS members in the news: Law partner Wilford 'Bill' Kirton Jr. dies at 78

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Monday Headlines (July 24, 2000)

LDS Church pulls most missionaries from volatile Fiji; LDS missionaries pulled from Fiji

Boston Temple named as 100th temple

Dedication Monday at This is the Place -- President Hinckley to dedicate Joseph F. Smith memorial grove

Joseph Smith outlined how a city should be

Mormon farm halts irritating irrigating

Mormons display Sandpoint building

She journeyed to Utah, land of like belief

July 24 holiday meaningful to Mormons

Oly trial: Welch, Johnson won't be the only ones ducking the dirt

Arts & culture: Days of 47 activities planned throughout the state; Youth parade draws legions of marchers; 1940s Brigham Young movie; A higher laughter -- new book sets out to prove that religion can be funny; Pillar of stone a fitting monument -- sculpture at park pays tribute to modern-day pioneer trek of 1997; Awards will showcase faith-centered music

LDS members in the news: Junior Miss shows nice girls don't finish last; Star-crossed love; Utah-Colorado bike ride a brother's tribute; Cycling Japanese reach Salt Lake; Utahns are in 47th heaven; Farming clan draws a line in the tarmac

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Weekend Headlines (July 22-23, 2000)

SLC bid scandal sometimes links players with Mormonism, but the impact on tourism, Utah, church image unclear

Closed Sunday -- quite happily

Suspects found for Oregon church burglaries

Tonight, Utah's Catholics celebrate cornerstone's centennial

Backers say faith programs aid delinquents

Faith in action

We, too, must be 'broken'

Arts & culture: Novels to focus on black pioneers; Parley P. Pratt sculpture; Brigham Young statue has golden touch

LDS members in the news: Following her heart -- Palmdale woman to teach hearing impaired on mission; Understudy is 'Beauty' of role for Y. student

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Friday Headlines (July 21, 2000)

LDS Church press release: Mormon immigration index

Mormons relent on resignation (follow-up to Tuesday's critical SF Examiner article)

Farmington cannon's fate still unresolved

Arts & culture: Days of '47 events; Fun with pioneers; Mapleton to observe Pioneer Day; Brigham Young cemetery receives makeover

LDS members in the news: Mormon priest sentenced to prison; Former Utah standout goes underground after leaving Eagles; Noted horticulturalist, dance manager dies at 78

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Thursday Headlines (July 20, 2000)

LDS Church aids in reconstruction of East Timor; Church press release: Australia church members rush aid to East Timor victims

Pioneering daughters work to preserve their history

Conversion of an Italian member of the LDS Church

Genealogy fever sweeping the country

FARMS spreads its research abroad

Public prayers plentiful around the S.L. valley

LDS members in the news: The little voice on the BYU phone system resonates all over the country

LDS members in sports news: Frankly, Birds are surprised he quit and Former Utah standout missing

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Wednesday Headlines (July 19, 2000)

BYU technologies help piece together Dead Sea scrolls; Dead Sea scrolls unroll at BYU

Funeral service Friday, July 21, for LDS missionary

Mormons may help fund bypass

Arts & culture: Program set on pioneer misadventures; Folk dance team to perform at youth conference

LDS members in news: Strong signals from California to Kansas, ranchera radio is the growing sound of Spanish; Elder Clark Henry Pixton; Officer's death a shock; Orem teen lights a candle for charity

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Tuesday Headlines (July 18, 2000)

Leavitt welcomes LDS Church as foster care ally and  LDS Church praised for foster push

Elder Oaks talks to judges

New temple attracts curious visitors

Devotional to address change

Y. runners offer glimpse of future in steeplechase

Leaving Mormon church difficult (editor's note: this is a very slanted and unfavorable article)

Idaho's religious right puts tight clamp on public TV station after gay show airs

Arts & culture: Doll museum hails women of Utah 'worth their salt'; Sizzling scrapbooks; TV to tell Osmonds' tale

LDS members in the news: Draft pick a no show at practice; Services Tuesday for Merrill Bradshaw

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Monday Headlines (July 17, 2000)

Mormon missionary dies in Ukraine from head injuries resulting from fall and  LDS missionary dies after fall in the Ukraine

LDS group helps Zimbabwe fight AIDS with straight talk

Different views: For the Goshutes, a test of tradition

Arts & culture: 'Homeward' gets a reprint, stands the test of time (buy book here); Days of '47: keeping the spirit alive

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Weekend Headlines (July 15-16, 2000)

LDS leaders urge members to become foster parents

Mormon young women at Camp David

Missionary on the mountain

3 BYU professors sign paper upholding traditional marriage

Family History Center's resources are vast, be sure to utilize them all

Mormon youths gather information from Albuquerque cemetery

Oklahoma City Oklahoma temple open house continues

Serving senior spirits

Council cuts to the heart

Prayer and health care? Not at U

GAO says land swap with Ricks improper

Arts & culture: LDS temple stages annual pageant; At peace in the garden of God, plots are sprouting at Utah churches

LDS members in the news: Ainge: it couldn't be better; Drama teacher's legacy; John Huntsman and Mark Willes; Kind act by family saved day, made lasting impression

LDS humor: LDS mission impossible?

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Friday Headlines (July 14, 2000)

LDS Church gives database to Jewish Genealogical Society

Sister missionaries: no 'casual Fridays' in the book

Arts & culture: Days of '47 events; New calling? Man gets dozens of phone calls regarding Mormon Miracle Pageant

LDS members in the news: Cramer fights for spot on national team

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Thursday Headlines (July 13, 2000)

Mission with a message

Salt Lake gears up for Pioneer Day festivities

Interfaith group seeks a bailout

Petitioners submit signatures

Schuff reaches settlement with LDS Church on Conference Center change orders

LDS members in the news: Deseret News chooses BYU grad as publisher and Jim Wall appointed publisher of Deseret NewsUtahns looking to jazz up gigs on Mississippi riverboat;

LDS members in sports news: BYU women to run at Olympic trials; BYU student to take a run at Olympics

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Wednesday Headlines (July 12, 2000)

BYU geologists find ore in possible Book of Mormon area

Police see link in church break-ins; LDS churches vandalized in Oregon

Computer games teach language to missionaries

Family history fair in Florida/Georgia

Bigamy case opens Utah's secrets; Judge: polygamist Green still wed despite divorce

Arts & culture: Book review: Word of Wisdom whittles waistlines (buy book here); Gilgal Garden's future looks bright after sale; Point blossoms with new gardens

Sports news: Eagles sign sixth-round pick John Frank; Letter to the SL Tribune editor - value of athletics; Opportunities in sight

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Tuesday Headlines (July 11, 2000)

Temple Square draws tourists from around the world

LDS vineyard land may be sold

Into the fray: LDS magazine adds voice to U. dialogue

16 Utah students win prestigious BYU scholarships

Arts & culture: 'Peeping Tom TV' exploits loneliness, not urge to snoop (a paragraph of this USA Today article speaks of the benefits of family home evening); Congressional metal; Logan's summer citizens; BYU faculty composes for monument

LDS members in the news: Schools get gardening help; More on LDS bishop who allegedly failed to report abuse

LDS members in sports news: Ty Detmer inducted into BYU's hall of fame; More on Dale Murphy in Atlanta and in this Denver article

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Monday Headlines (July 10, 2000)

Oklahoma City temple dedication nears

Latter-day Saints open new Baton Rouge Louisiana temple

Roswell Georgia Stake hosts Dale Murphy fireside; An Atlanta hero returns to see Braves' new world

A moral dilemma: Julie, BYU, and 'The Real World'

BYU creates new math-ed department

Art & culture: Salt Lake's Gilgal Garden gets new lease on life; Joshua tree trivia

Utah County's democrats flex muscle

WCTU targets more than alcohol

Petitioners submit signatures

LDS members in the news: Dr. Clayton Christensen joins LavaStorm's board of directors; Heart and badge (letter to the editor)

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Weekend Headlines (July 8-9, 2000)

Video: Mormon temple opens in Oklahoma City; Church coverage on Oklahoma City Oklahoma temple

Church history museum showcases more than LDS art

Diversity initiative with SLOC

More on football prayer

Several letters to the Sun Herald editor regarding Mormons

Jewish genealogists to document families

A little birdie may help you find your family (buy book at a discount here)

Arts & culture: Harry Potter's magic works fine in Utah (buy latest Harry Potter book here)

LDS members in the news: LDS bishop charged with failing to report abuse; Tending the flock - LDS missionary couple operate church-owned hunting preserve

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Friday Headlines (July 7, 2000)

'Paddlewheel journalists' scan life on river

Riverton waves goodbye to past, hello to future

Small blurb on the Mormon Miracle Pageant

Arts & culture: Bookstores prepare for wizard mania (buy latest Harry Potter book here)

LDS members in the news: In Eagle family, Mosiah makes 10; BYU students awarded scholarships for case studies

LDS members in sports news: More on baseball player Danny Ortega

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Thursday Headlines (July 6, 2000)

Time Magazine: The invasion of the Saints

Churches turn to advertising to get word out about God

Family History Center offers genealogy opportunities for students

'Paradise' finds more pioneers

Arts & culture: This is travel -- bedazzled by Utah's grand canyons

LDS members in the news: Mormon takes his place among police chaplains; Former Provo mayor, George Hinckley, dies at 91; Junior Miss new to pageant world; BYU students aid in the road to literacy

LDS members in sports news: Baseball player Danny Ortega; Amateur golf tournament

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Wednesday Headlines (July 5, 2000)

Hibernian historian discovers mystery in Irishman's Utah grave

LDS books sell high on web

Arts & culture: Provo does it grand; Fab fourth; Utah's official food -- Jell-O?; 'Real World' pressures come to bear on Julie

LDS members in the news: Cowboy tradition: rodeo, merchant symbolic of idyllic America; Life and Liberty -- Salt Lake centenarian is proud of her patriotic name and Patriotic centenarian marks birthday with U.S.; 'Flag Man' is a true blue patriot

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Tuesday Headlines (July 4, 2000)

Today's generation has a patriotic responsibility, Elder Haight says; Speaker offers reminder of history

Prayer included in weekend 4th of July activities

Bikers and blankets hit Primary Children's hospital

Celebrate patriotism -- join the revolution

LDS politicians in the news: Smith campaign ahead of schedule

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Monday Headlines (July 3, 2000)

When these saints go marching on (the LDS church in India)

Edifice holds dear spot in hearts of LDS faithful

Resurrecting a temple: Nauvoo building will have fine, old craftsmanship and up-to-date technology

Heavy rains cause big problems at Nauvoo temple

A painful but early lesson

The 'why' of teen suicide

Arts & culture: Liberty Park's Chase home gets a makeover; With Beehive out, contenders for Utah quarter line up; Donations propel American Indian project closer to goal; Mormon author makes 'Leap' through artwork (buy book at a discount here)

LDS members in the news: It's like losing a brother; Adam 'Mickey' Duncan

LDS members in sports news: State Am will have Summerhays flavor

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Weekend Headlines (July 1-2, 2000)

Coming of age -- led by their spry, personable president, Mormons are moving into the religious spotlight

LDS Church enhances website; see new website here

LDS Church plans new missionary training sites

The MTC experience

Rain threatened Nauvoo temple project

LDS boot camp in Provo creates soldiers for church

Boy Scouts may lose support after winning battle over gays

Rexburg gets ready for spurt of growth

Controversial LDS critic ready to repent and return to the faith? 'No,' he says, 'I haven't gone insane.'

Arts & culture: President Hinckley's book makes another best seller list; This is travel (Moab, UT); Mormon Tabernacle Choir auditions; CD-Rom teaches 'how' of scripture study; Early Book of Mormon sells for $44,000; Byron to celebrate centennial

LDS members in the news: Steve Young to start venture capital firm

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