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July 2003 Archived News:

Weekend Headlines (July 26-27, 2003)

Note: I'll be on vacation this week; my next update will be August 4th

Mormon temple invites Inland to open house

A second calling

Mickey Mouth (article that covers 'fearless Mormon' Elder Gene R. Cook's conversation with Mick Jagger); Similar article; Click here for excerpts from Elder Cook's 1989 talk

Growing up, giving back (thanks to B. Cantanzaro for link)

Church volunteers may build Boys/Girls Club

Sandy fireman saves lives as rodeo clown

Pioneer Day: Pioneer Day recognizes Mormons' early sacrifices; Tremonton celebrates 100 years; 'Heritage of Hope' floats along Main; Humor: Orneriness in every footstep

100 years of Ford

Visits with other faiths encouraged

Kingston clan member arrested

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (July 25, 2003)

Pioneer Day Celebrations: Pioneer heritage celebrated throughout Utah (includes video clip); Pioneers all; Pioneer past: Parade is a time-honored tradition; Crowds turn out despite heat; Pioneer Day celebrates past, future; Family fun at parade; Pioneer Day honors past sacrifices (Arizona); Activities slated for Pocatello Pioneer Day celebration (Idaho); Mormons celebrate heritage with Pioneer Day (Nebraska); Nephi staging pageant to honor pioneer ancestors

Teens plant flowers and spruce up parks

Maryland teens help neighbors; Church youth groups lend a hand

Cleaning up San Bernardino

Do churches differ in tithing?

Diverse faiths united in opposition to slot machines

Annual genealogy and family history conference to be held at BYU

Family history fair offers internet searches


Thursday Headlines (July 24, 2003)

Pioneers find home at last; This day in history (it's Pioneer Day)

LDS can be a hard sell in Russia

Youths walk to Martin's Cove in pioneers' footsteps

Exhibit brings replica of scrolls

Local solutions help church worldwide

LDS Church to take control of Main Street on Monday

Review: Two books on violence and the Mormon religion

Living in Utah; Jell-O, salt and snow make our Deseret 'the place' to live

Photos of Salt Lake City's past

Rodeo queen rides, reigns and serves

Carn, fark: Quirks from pioneers

Stake president also serves as education board chairman

Being involved

Judicial nominee advances amid dispute over religion

Ex-President said to urge complex deals

Melodrama to be present in Topeka


Wednesday Headlines (July 23, 2003)

Tracing steps

Plaza deal soon to be completed

Missionaries reach out to Hispanics

'The Home Teachers' in filming

Gardening angels prompt pioneer planting experiment

Students help to create youth camp

Handcart Days parade; Party time in Sugar City


Tuesday Headlines (July 22, 2003)

Printing museum leaves spiritual impressions

Thurl Bailey: Teaching kids to dream

Dancers perform for arts benefit

Books: Violence in the history of Mormonism; Krakauer responds to criticism; Church speaks out about book's accuracy

Young women take tour of church history sites

Religion history for July 21

Sports: From southern Utah to southern Virginia; Favre's new boss has come of age

Administrator interviews begin

Proposed beltway would alleviate traffic congestion in Nauvoo

Appeals board sends church case back to city

Leaderless society? (brief mention of Bill Marriott at very end of article)

Construction calling

Why let the truth get in the way of a good story?


Monday Headlines (July 21, 2003)

Pioneers' faith, courage called beacon for believers; Grow from pioneer-like trials

Days of '47: Days of '47 kids parade on; Pioneer colors; Dedication Monday for pioneer statue

Mormons stockpile food for crises big and small

Mormon legion's march into history featured in KUED documentary

Mormons left fortunes in gold rush to trek to new Zion

Lighting deaths devastate family; Lighting kills parents camping in Utah; Lightning victims loved the outdoors

After the crash: close-knit families reminisce

More book reviews: God's country; A look back at violent moment in Mormon history has much to offer; Non-fiction review; Krakauer's writing is one-sided

Utahns aid, listen in post-war Iraq

Life is short: Autobiography as Haiku

Giving of themselves: students spending vacations working in underdeveloped nations

Tribe not discouraged by Guthrie's struggles

Parker trying to pull rank in hammer ring

Slain police officer's son aspires to join academy

With respect to Rodney, he's still going strong

Ironclad promise


Weekend Headlines (July 19-20, 2003)

Pioneer Day program is at Conference Center Sunday night; Watch or listen to the program via the internet

Pageant business boom

Replicas of Dead Sea Scrolls on display at Washington, D.C. temple

Tithes and offerings

Overflow crowd gathers for Krakauer lecture; Author Krakauer visits Salt Lake City, defends controversial book; "Under the Banner of Heaven" author speaks; Author speaks about violence in LDS history

Religious liberty for some, not all, in Russia; Similar article (thanks to D. Sundwall for link)

BYU graduate to star in LDS movie (thanks to J. Moyer for link)

Days of '47 rodeo: Hannum following his father's rodeo tradition

'Make it do or do without'

Waitress finds way into customers' hearts

Key to his school's success? It's God, founder says

A 'secret' garden

Life without college sports at BYU-Idaho

Eagle eyes to record headstones

Utahns, Muscovites ready to compete

Growers offer deal in dispute over wells

Former Mormon seeks to bring gospel light to LDS darkness

ISU researcher seeks controversial study among Mormons; Similar article

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (July 18, 2003)

Southward Ho! Mormons re-enact trek to Utah in Boone Forest; Similar AP article picked up by many papers across the U.S.

Artist recalls work on biblical tale with reverence

JetBlue named Ad Age marketer of the year

Days of '47: Utah rolls out the parades; Pioneer Day activities; Festivities kick-off with parade for horse lovers; The heart and soul of landscape art

Talk of the morning -- Utah accents

Utah based book: Hot off the presses

Mother and daughter battle against cancer-causing genes; Similar article

Phillies have 10-year reunion

Two families to be honored during centennial celebrations in Rexburg

Developers propose 19-lot subdivision


Thursday Headlines (July 17, 2003)

LDS temple to be rebuilt; LDS Church news release; Similar article

Hill Cumorah pageant opens

Re-release of 'Brigham Young' draws thousands

More reviews of 'Under the Banner of Heaven': When certainty reigns, reason goes into thin air; The Mormon image, from alien to human; In the name of God; Dan Lafferty gives raves to 'Banner'

Latter-day Saints church in New Hampshire is posed for growth

Scout project is far-reaching

Language of the game

2 Alaskan plane crash survivors home

City asks largest water users to stop outdoor watering

Manassa pioneer days ready to roll

Prison for ex-college administrator

IHC ranked number one health provider


Wednesday Headlines (July 16, 2003)

'Under the Banner of Heaven': Transcript of Today Show; Transcript/Video of Dateline; Wall Street Journal review and other review excerpts; Utah-based book hot off the presses; Dan Lafferty book stirs up controversy; New book takes controversial view of Mormonism

Church donates equipment to hospital

President Monson to preside at summer graduation

This old house is a pioneer classic

Mayor taking Alliance hiatus

Republicans take on the Max factor


Tuesday Headlines (July 15, 2003)

Samoan students shocked, saddened by loss of temple; Fire investigation underway

Newsweek: Murder in the name of God; Time: Thou shalt kill; Dateline to interview Krakauer

Auditions being held for 'Joseph Smith' role

Cupertino's first dentist retires, heads to Greece

Rexburg pre-teen holds summer school

Attack of the clones becomes a legal drama

Brigham Young DVD released

Course changes anger parents


Monday Headlines (July 14, 2003)

British bash is jolly indeed; U. evening honors Hinckley

Church: Best-selling author is no historian; Krakauer: Church rigidly controls its past; Murder by zealot Mormon sect sparks deeper look; Obsession, murder, and Mormonism; The cult of polygamy; Mormons, author battle over accuracy; Blood, faith and fanaticism; Of marriage and murder

Churches on standby

Retailers in limbo as church decides; Merchants await LDS Church plans for malls

New York town thinks anti-expectorate law is nothing to spit at

Master conductors steal the show

Fighting for her life

Mission helped Jensen see the world; Mormon missions

Mormon Battalion was supported by corps of hardy women

Filling the historical void

'Brigham Young's' arduous trek to DVD

Good friends to face off in state amateur final


Weekend Headlines (July 12-13, 2003)

Temple burns -- but not angel

Celebrating a faith: Hill Cumorah pageant opens this weekend

Court says church can't regulate speech on public access

Krakauer causes headaches for Mormon Church leaders; What's left after Everest?

LDS scripture among 'Books that changed America'

Churches on standby

Kirby: Killing flies has a good buzz

History in stone

Gilbert commission reports discrimination is still persistent

RAGBRAI brings back memories of busier days in Attica

Malone fit well in Utah -- too well, say some

Youth prevailing at Thanksgiving Point

Poisoner is sentenced to 15 years

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (July 11, 2003)

Utah Polynesians mourn destroyed temple; LDS press release; PhotosLDS Temple in Samoa catches fire; Articles from late yesterday: LDS temple in Samoa burns down; similar article

Annual Pioneer Day Commemoration program announced

Mormon Battalion show -- tale of unsung heroes

Mormon Tabernacle Choir, BSO join at Tanglewood

Book of Mormon on heavy-hitter list (also see similar articles under July 8 headlines)

National Archives unveils newly found Truman diary from 1947; Similar article

Tokyo Star taking a different approach to banking

Hawks ink draft picks

Woman's death ruled slaying

Gateway closes door to Old Navy

Marsh Valley Rodeo names retired principal grand marshal

County-ordered cleanup a tall order for area man

Some hotel nightstands looking beyond the Bible

Turner sentenced to up to 15 years for attempting to poison pregnant wife


Thursday Headlines (July 10, 2003)

Breaking News: LDS temple in Samoa burns down; similar article (thanks to C. Delosie for first alerting us!)

Hill Cumorah Pageant adds script in Spanish

Dual role no sweat for BYU's new chief

On a mission: Mormon students work to spread their faith

Logan opera festival starts today

Nauvoo hopes for by-pass funds

Bicentennial shines a new spotlight on Ohio's first city

Town garden to be uprooted

Cacique a foe to be reckoned with in West's defensive backfield


Wednesday Headlines (July 9, 2003)

Missionaries try to keep it real

Church response to Jon Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven

Family concedes time is running out for missing climbers; Climbers still missing

Hansen sums up his style as high energy; Hawks to introduce new draft picks

Epic art to grace Eccles

Utah residents to contribute in national fast, food drive

Watch that invocation

Indio teen new Junior Miss

Where were you when the hope of Cubs died?

Green Jell-O and jalapenos?


Tuesday Headlines (July 8, 2003)

Solving the riddle of Columbia's demise

Mitt Romney rescues family from lake; Have sons, will rescue: Dems throw water on hero, Mitt (thanks to D. Hansen for the news)

Transition from BYU easy for Bateman

20 books that changed America (The Book of Mormon listed); Similar article

Latter-day in the park (review of Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert from Washington Post)

Spirit of pioneers found in Ogden

Former POW receives Freedom Festival award

Scout toys with Eagle status, earns honor

13-year-old often compared to Tiger


Monday Headlines (July 7, 2003)

Devotion is more than musical for Mormon choir; Utahns pop in on Boston's celebration

Historian hopes to preserve cabin

Scholars study religious diversity during visit

More literary woes for Mormon elders; God told them to; New book examines zealotry of fundamentalist Mormons (note: this AP article was published in many papers across the U.S. over the weekend)

'Being good to Mary' makes a family stronger

Mormon stake center likely to open this fall

Rejoicing in the Sabbath

The two lives of Orrin Hatch

Provo group helping Salvadorans stay home

Churches, youth have much at stake as wildfire rages on

Nevada posts census records on-line

Battle for scarce desert water proves deadly to Joshua trees

Politics: This gambit's legit -- DC should play

FSC to offer first ballroom dance degree


Weekend Headlines (July 5-6, 2003)

Solid lineup made for the best Pops Fourth in years; Sea of guests turn out to celebrate and reflect; Just a little something to tide them over; Voices of Tabernacle choir lifted by faith

Provo's day glows red, white, blue

Let freedom ring has special significance following experience as POW

America's Freedom Festival: Nazi resister lives in Salt Lake City and loves liberty

Scouts hail LDS official

Utah becomes case study for religion and politics

Firefighters quell 990-acre wildfire near Susanville, CA

Aspen fire threatens cabins, camps, observatory

President of SVU dies in Salt Lake City

History lives on at Independence Rock

3 writers get prizes in Irreantum contest

Author, Mormons clash over roots of polygamy

Multiple wives crowd hopes to capitalize on sodomy decision

The Economist: Mormons who murder; Go east young Mormon

Sports: Boston's Ainge meets with Malone

LDS Church News headlines


Thursday Headlines (July 3, 2003)

Brushfire threatens temple, home

Architects begin repair to Idaho State University's LDS institute

Boy Scouts under fire: Gay ban is at issue

Recent 10th circuit court decision raises questions

Osgood's pledge

Family activities evening called the times that bind

LDS church to host fair on genealogy

Pleasant Grove youth wins national scholarship

Holmoe trying to put the debacle at Cal behind him

Editor's note-- not pleasant news: Family bonds severed by fatal crash; Scout leader sentenced


Wednesday Headlines (July 2, 2003)

Mormon Tabernacle Choir glories in the sounds of America

Historic Preston Academy to be moved

Chaplain ready for critical calls

Charles Osgood honored by Mormon Tabernacle Choir

New book examines America's homegrown religious zealots

Giving the right type of care

Church assists Ethiopian poor

2 win chance to make antismoking TV ad

Utah birthrate steady despite national decline

'04 meeting, July 24 butt heads

Phoenix proves it has solid basketball prospects

A conference plan that really makes sense (thanks to T. Johnson for the link)


Tuesday Headlines (July 1, 2003)

Dew urges appreciation for freedoms

Historic markers dedicated Saturday

Students send books to needy college in Africa

Lessons I learned from football

Fa's faith prevents move to Doncaster

Ham radio operators make contacts

Columnist discusses proposed constitutional amendment