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July 2001 News:

Tuesday Headlines (July 31, 2001)

More about Scandanavian records on LDS disks

Churches say ruling won't change course

Americana reigns at Utah festival

Young Mormon volunteers convert airline seat covers to school bags

Daughters of Utah pioneers celebrate 100 years of root pride

Greenview Ward result of growing Mormon faithfuls

Familiar footsteps -- Mormons re-enact part of trek west

What's in a name? 'Moroni' tells a tale

'Mormon' misleading


Monday Headlines (July 30, 2001)

Mormons remember historic 1847 march

'Joseph' author in character; 'City of Joseph' under way

Steeped in family and faith

Parade planners hope to expand on diversity

Panelists share experiences after adopting via the web

New genealogy database for Scandinavian research

Religious funding a tough sell

Battle for the soul of Boy Scouts; Newsweek article

A conversation with Maren Ord

An interview with author Anne Bradshaw

Fine novels eye wars' impact at individual level

The 'church flag' flies again

N.C. case bolsters ours, Utah argues

Provoans seek support to save church building

Asian high school students improve their English

Tucker finally gets his due at BYU


Weekend Headlines (July 28-29, 2001)

Chaplains will be available for guidance at Olympics

Genealogical research on the internet can go far; Tracing your family roots online

Sunstone to take on today's issues

Church members wait for city approval of temple in Newport Beach, CA

Online database to allow foreign service members to connect and share resources

Creamery on Ninth takes first in contest

Freedom means right to worship

Some Find Leaving the LDS Church Is Difficult , Request not automatic excommunication

Church members in the news: BYU professor teaches, researches in Kosovo; Sister Missionaries Proclaim the Gospel in California; Foster mom opens home, heart to kids

Sports news: Rulon Gardner says 'I'm still me'; Students prepare for taekwondo nationals; Wightman grabs Ouimet lead

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (July 27, 2001)

Utah family fights for stem cell research

Adoption Conference at BYU

Missionaries bring message to Crofton

Rebuilt temple marks return to faith's roots for Mormons

BYU vice president wins pioneer award

Brigham Young is remembered

Handcart Trek For Teens Not Tough Enough

Ghost town reawakening

Instructor establishes microenterprise academy in Philippines

Cougs pull out of 'huddle'

Marquardt Brothers Gearing Up for Fall


Thursday Headlines (July 26, 2001)

PBS docu-films earn Farr West native award for 'pioneering'

Browning, his sons forged firearms and Ogden history

Battalion plaque goes on grave

La'ie is a town in transition

Band records "Live" sound

Women's golf coach ends 24-year career

Student wins national fiddling competition

Y fire crew gives demonstration


Wednesday Headlines (July 25, 2001)

Parade floats seem to be welcoming the world to Salt Lake; Piping hot on Pioneer Day

Utahns urged to keep faith of settlers

A day at the races

Digging up history at Cove

Hello Jell-O

New deal puts UVSC near Heber on track

Forest Service investigates Y mountain fire

Who runs Utah?

Two churches, two baptisms

Greased pigs deny dignity


Tuesday Headlines (July 24, 2001)

'Building the fun: Days of '47 parade; Prize goes to Alpine boy

Angel Moroni placed upon Snowflake, Arizona temple

Nauvoo readies for annual pageant, Vending ordinance squeezes some merchants

Wilford Woodruff's farmhouse restored

Utah seeing a boom in Hispanic diversity

School starts at BYU-Idaho

Winter Quarters a must-see on the Pioneer Trail

Organizers trim little from wish list of LDS Olympic contributions

Vandals hit church building in Levan

Church growth in Mexico

BYU Quarterback Position Is Finally Doman's Domain

Church members in the news: Maryland youth volunteer in construction project; At 27, Manor wins gold at figure skating competition; Youth Conference project aids Habitat project; Hyde Park young women lend ear to woman who needed cochlear implant


Monday Headlines (July 23, 2001)

'Remember pioneers, be neighborly, advises President Hinckley

Pioneer grave is moved but not forgotten

Miracles didn't end with forebears' arrival

Was it a miracle or is it folklore?

Firefighters tackle 'Y' mountain blaze, Hiker spends night fleeing flames

LDS Church office building may sport banner

Olympic scandal prosecution must follow laws

Prime tickets for BCA Classic available to public; Hey, where did everybody go?

Hansen's new role brings a barrage of criticism

Professor finds key to marital happiness

Palestinian visits Utah to sell carvings


Weekend Headlines (July 21-22, 2001)

'Pioneers of Progress' Will Be Honored

Other Utah pioneers

LDS Pioneer service will air via satellite

University offers Mormon setting to East Coast students

Charges May Be Filed in 1974 Missionary Deaths

BYU and Notre Dame electric racing teams join forces at National Scout Jamboree

Sue Billek Nyhus named new women's golf coach

New BYU department head named

New skeleton visits Earth Science Museum

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (July 20, 2001)

The Book of Mormon to be printed in Turkish

Pioneers of progress' will be honored; Celebrating when they said 'whoa!' at the Wasatch Front

Bible guides Senate on stem cell studies; GOP senator, a doctor, backs stem cell research

Other Church members in the news: Wayment death shocks family and 'Incomprehensible pain' led to suicide

Church to retain Draper land

Eight churches looted

Ruskin median project gets green light

Rolly & Wells column

Church members in sports news: Tejada's homers bomb Capital City; BYU guard on mission


Thursday Headlines (July 19, 2001)

More on baptisms deemed invalid -- see Wednesday's headlines (thanks to Curtis for the link); Deseret News article; Salt Lake Tribune article

Hatch backs stem cell legislation; Hatch defends stance on cells; 4 of 5 LDS senators taking stand in support of stem cell research

Program gets therapy down to a fine art

LDS musician finds best of both worlds

Days of '47 fest puts focus on diversity; BYU student hails as Days of '47 queen

County backs away from old theater

Church, food bank seeking uniforms

Radio newcomers a hit with audience


Wednesday Headlines (July 18, 2001)

Church, abuse victim wrangle (similar to SL Trib article posted Tuesday, but clarifies that the Church does not believe it is liable and that it is certainly not willing to pay $162 million in damages)

Mormon baptisms deemed invalid by Catholics

Devotional discusses key to eternal life

Pearl awards honor faith-based music

Pulpit warning called a nonissue

Church members in the news: Perris teen's love of science, reading pays off; What will $300 to $600 buy? Uses for tax rebate vary widely

Sports news: Christensen enjoys new start with 51s; Man of letters


Tuesday Headlines (July 17, 2001)

More details revealed about proposed Newport Beach temple

Sex case may pry open finances of LDS Church

Maeser now has statue in Germany

BYU choir embraces W. Africans, culture

BYU professors honored for their "studies in Mormon history"

Mary Williams at devotional July 17; Devotional focuses on knowing God and Christ

Soul searching (Marvin and Lenae Goldstein discuss conversion)

Mormons pay 30m for prime British farmland

For Mormons, gold rush was a blur

Churches unite to build Habitat homes

Media News claims Trib mismanaged

Gilmore film has producer tiptoeing among the Mormons

Arts & culture: Pearl Awards important to LDS musicians; Museum of Art exhibit extended; Recreators offer glimpse of pioneer life

The devil is in the details for those who believe he is real

Calgary's King leaves legacy


Monday Headlines (July 16, 2001)

New York Times: Mormons rebuild a temple on hallowed ground

Church plans pioneer program

Pioneer grave remains part of trail lore

Rockwell: examining myth, man

Nauvoo OKs parking garage permit

Teens blaze trail spruce up town

This is the place for theater, a pioneer tradition

Family history: Search web for records on ancestors; Getting to roots

Statistics set Utah apart

Alleged census miscounts hitting some Utah cities in the pocketbook

Dissent in the desert; La Verkin fretting over 'kook' image

Professor to speak about Brigham Young

LDS musicians win Pearl awards

Medal honors airman's service

Sports: Summerhays wins second State Amateur


Weekend Headlines (July 14-15, 2001)

Y.'s Bateman takes campus to the world

Elder Elvis? Was the King close to converting to Mormon faith?

Prompted by the spirit

Keeping the Sabbath

U.S. survey compares LDS, non-LDS beliefs

Mormon History Association honors BYU professors

Mormons' polygamist past is examined in a modern light

Rescue mission a point of light

Trib suit a hot potato for judges

Dartmouth club faces intolerance charges

Salt Lake City -- nation's most American, least typical city (thanks to D. Stringham for the link)

Director: Area supports court ruling on gays

McVeigh deserves no forgiveness

What's in a naming? E Center pursues a sponsor's big money

Arts & culture: Pioneer birthday parties; Jam maker preserves a way of life; Janice Kapp Perry receives lifetime achievement award

Sports: Nuno proof that you got to believe; Before Woods, dominance meant Miller

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (July 13, 2001)

Growth and glory: the planned Mormon temple in Orange County is part of an effort to accommodate surging membership

Mormons OK temple in Newport

Weekly meetings can help keep the family on track

Genealogy and family history conference at BYU July 31 - August 3

Europe abetting anti-religion drive?

Saints celebrate Silver Jubilee in New Jersey

Palmtop course is handiwork of BYU technician

Arts & culture: Temple Square concert series for July 2001; "Brigham Young" focus of Lee Library exhibit

Church members in the news: Whistleblower awarded $500; Ford helps rescue Huntsville Boy Scout

Sports: Patterson transfers to SUU; Down to an eight count; Twin Falls' Nielsen signs with Big Bend CC


Thursday Headlines (July 12, 2001)

Looking for an open door, an open heart

Mormon building permits OK'd in Nauvoo

Many faith-based dietary restrictions can benefit body as well as spirit

North Carolina attacks Utah census suit; Census 2000

Eagle Mountain Stake has unprecedented growth spurt

Deseret News seeks to intervene in Tribune suit

Utah's make-up, lifestyle evolve

BYU home to history of Utah's Ute Indians

Temple and congressman share similar phone number (scroll to bottom of article)

Whistle-blower case goes to trial

Church members in the news: Live from Park City, it's PCTV; Donny Osmond credits Las Vegas

Sports: Aaron Singh is BYU bound


Wednesday Headlines (July 11, 2001)

Mexico Mormon flock grows (thanks to M. Gray for the link)

Church accuses Draper of religious bias

Nauvoo Temple murals being created in Provo

Pioneer from Kosovo journeys to Utah

Devotional emphasizes the positive

Youth finds joy, pain, insights in handcart trek

Storm floods some homes, volunteers help with clean-up; Davis sinkhole swallows pick-up in church parking lot

School district board seeks to hire official

Logan couple delivers meals and cheer

Little league hero Iorg signs


Tuesday Headlines (July 10, 2001)

Re-enactment to mark San Bernardino's 150th

Professors develop 'Saints at War' project

Freeze lifted on churches' size

Community service

Family understands trials through gospel

Mom protests lingerie posters

Theater may succumb to parking plan

Debut CD of former Y student inspired by life in the gospel

The Brigham Young Academy will unofficially open the week of July 24

Sports: Burdick and fellow 'Methuselahs' aim for Hawaiian invite; Blue Jays, 2 players agree to terms; Hailes hopes for payback at State Am


Monday Headlines (July 9, 2001)

LDS Church releases PAF 5.0

Elder Merlin R. Lybbert dies at 75; Former LDS leader Lybbert dies due to illness at age 75

Roosevelt officers mourn slain chief, vow to 'make you proud'

History in the printing

Chase Home Museum highlights the art of Utah's many cultures

Plural legacy reverberates in Utah today

Documents show SLOC requests for LDS assistance

Mark Madsen has surgery


Weekend Headlines (July 7-8, 2001)

No LDS stand on cell research

Nauvoo Temple taking shape

Donations to Nauvoo temple fund still accepted

Alliance church sharing facility; Caring rises from the embers

Arts & culture: Mormon history draws pilgrims, tourist dollars; Always room for Jell-O and families; Pageant attendance up

Dems honor life of Gunn McKay

Death of beloved pets is no less grief-worthy

Mercy in the face of suicide: compassion, empathy for those who gave up

Utahns break bankruptcy record

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (July 6, 2001)

Arson destroys Mormon church; Reward offered for warehouse, church fires

The keys to Salt Lake City

Campfire songs warm the heart

New display shows historic LDS canes

Local musician writes two choral works

Small towns in a big world

Churches, temples learn the power of self-sacrifice

Buhl soaks up Fourth

Toolson's European tour finally comes to an end

Utah polygamist again defends his lifestyle on national television


Thursday Headlines (July 5, 2001)

New bell hoisted atop Nauvoo Temple

Members learn gospel while sailing historic Scandinavian journey

Classic American fourth, plenty of noise, heat as Utahns celebrate

Echoes of freedom

Smith Institute director to speak at BYU

Mormons baptizing dead Jews

Plea for funding of stem-cell research; Hatch's stand on stem cells brings scorn

E-business discussed at annual management conference


Wednesday Headlines (July 4, 2001)

Redlands Temple faces few obstacles at City Hall

Family's foundation remains strong -- John W. Taylor's descendants converge on Raymond for reunion, centennial celebrations (thanks to V. Parks for the link)

Fireproof wall saves church from disaster

Devotional teaches the aims of BYU education

SLOC boss may seek Utah office

The wizard of Osmond

Eagle Mountain tables an ordinance aimed at controlling rave parties

Other Church members in the news: 6-year-old won't live long, but he's brave like Tarzan, his hero; Young Mormons win Womanhood award


Tuesday Headlines (July 3, 2001)

President Monson dedicates Aspen Grove retreat; Similar article

Elder Ballard speaks to saints in Canada (thanks to V. Parks for the link)

New life for old Provo Academy; Statue of Brigham Young unveiled at Academy Square; Similar article

Alaskan doctor, wife answer a higher call

Early LDS trek to be re-enacted

Take a three-hour drive and go back in history

Young book buffs crowd carnival

Hatch peeves pro-lifers; Stem-cell decision will have fallout

Devotional to discuss aims of BYU education

Where the women are: college

Arts & culture: The big 24th of July celebration in St. Johns, Arizona, rates as the best in the state; Choir was heavenly

Sports: SLU signs ex-Pepperdine player coming off Mormon mission


Monday Headlines (July 2, 2001)

Elder Scott challenges audience to preserve freedom

Historic Mormon post is dug up

The search for family trees moves to the web

A new tool to dig up family history

About 1 in 4 Americans believe Satan is real

Seattle editorial: A church-land deal that's no bargain

History: The half-mast incident: Early Mormons exercised civil disobedience; Enthusiasts reflect on Blackhawk War; Fourth of July parties were rival affairs

Politics: Politicians grapple with stem-cell issue; Conservative pressure for stem cell funds builds; Bush names Roy native to head International Monetary Fund

Arts & culture: Udall finds writing a magical process

Olympics: Mayor frets over 'complicated' liquor laws; Games being used as Mormon pulpit?

Sports: Intra-conference transfers


Weekend Headlines (June 30, 2001 - July 1, 2001)

LDS, Red Cross aid Peru's quake victims; Peruvian quake victims to receive additional church aid

Mormons may sell Forest Hills site to Baptist-affiliated church

Volume on LDS history wins national readership

Elder Scott to speak at Freedom Festival

Ellis Island records are computerized by Jerome LDS volunteers

Tree-cutting fine waved by panel

'Biblical illiteracy'? A recent study indicates people are ignoring the teachings of their churches in favor of a more customized theology

Olympics: The games modern-day trinity -- melding sport, religion and patriotism; Olympic liquor permits given out

New BYU v.p. to head international programs (also see BYU news release)

Community service by members of the Church

10 great places to find splendor in the grass

Business: Court schedules Trib ownership trial

75 years after his death, Tata Alex gets a family visitor

Sports: White has bad Utah memories, Arena Football League coach recalls loss to Utes

LDS Church News headlines