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June 2000 News:

(note: many of the news articles links may have expired)

Friday Headlines (June 30, 2000)

LDS Church press releases: Standing for Something is best seller and Six new temples in US and Mexico

Elder Haight to be featured speaker at Freedom Festival's patriotic service

Rexburg real estate gets boost from Ricks decision

Arts & culture: Shakin' all over again - the Guess Who finally launches 1970 tour; Book covers intimacy with an LDS perspective and (buy book now); Pioneer woman's story makes 'extraordinary' musical drama

LDS members in news: Awards gala honors spirit of freedom; A perfect match for Madsen

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Thursday Headlines (June 29, 2000)

LDS Church press release: Church responds to Supreme Court ruling on Boy Scouts; Listen to sound clip; Scouts can reject gay leaders; Gay ban pleases Mormons, Scouts; Scouts get OK to bar gay leaders; Reaction on scout decision splits along predictable lines; Read Supreme Court decision

Six new LDS temples to be dedicated in U.S. and Mexico

BYU's genealogy-through-DNA research getting new boost from DNA research

20 percent of BYU students not enrolled in religion class

Ricks College plans inspires developers

BYU museum boasts a rare dinosaur specimen of its own

Charge filed in tainted cupcake case

LDS members in news: The support group no one wants to need; Kennewick family offers warmth to newborns; 'Real World' of a Delafield woman; Delafield dad gets glimpse of daughter's 'Real World' on MTV

LDS members in sports news: Mark Madsen drafted by Lakers; Green is out, Madsen's in

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Wednesday Headlines (June 28, 2000)

Devotional speaker outlines four ways to express gratitude for 'Brother Joseph'

Ricks' community looks to future; Questions go unanswered about future of Ricks

90th birthday bash on again Saturday

Deseret News: What is LDS Church's involvement?

Draper offers look into history

Hundreds of Mormon teens volunteering around county

LDS members in news: Romney keeping options open for gubernatorial bid; Public relations firm spins SLOC message

LDS members in sports news: Introducing...Gary Johnson

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Tuesday Headlines (June 27, 2000)

Ex- Pageant Director Acquitted

Today in history (Joseph and Hyrum martyred in 1844)

State of tells Schools to heed prayer ruling.  More on the prayer ruling.

Utah Colleges Not Doing Homework in Recruiting Minorities

Hinckley talks about the Church on his 90th Birthday

Church web site to include magazines

BYU student works with NASA

BYU dancers to get new theater

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Monday Headlines (June 26, 2000)

First Mormon Battalion Heritage Day

Ricks -- from academy to four-year institution; New name a surprise to founder's kin; Colleges in Utah may feel a pinch; Winds of change in Rexburg; Ricks programs want to go out as winners

Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Advances a Step

Mormons Volunteer Time for Community

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Weekend Headlines (June 24-25, 2000)

A grand celebration: Pres. Hinckley marks 90th with his favorite music; Loving birthday tribute: Gordon B. Hinckley thanks his flock, basks in affection; Mormon leader turns 90, reaches out

President Gordon B. Hinckley: 90 -- going strong

Party guest list included religious and Utah notables

Church press release: Church internet site expands, improves

Group traveling to Iceland to dedicate museum to emigrants who settled Spanish Fork

Body & blood: the communion confusion

Dead Sea scrolls reborn in exhibit

BYU professor discovers remarkable Mayan relic

Police say boy put sleeping pills into cupcakes served at church and similar article

Descendant of college's founder unhappy with BYU-Idaho name

Sport end hits like a bombshell; Ricks takes a long hard look at their sports program

Arts & culture: 'Homeward to Zion' reissued (purchase book here); 'Standing for Something' is a best-seller (buy book here)

Business news: Bonneville acquiring four radio stations

LDS Church News headlines

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Friday Headlines (June 23, 2000)

LDS birthdays: past leaders have enjoyed big bashes

Hinckley at 90: forever young

Marjorie Hinckley plays a key role

Hopefulness, worries about future greet LDS makeover at Ricks College; Rexburg, Idaho State start adjusting to college transition

LDS politicians in news: Analysis: should hate crimes receive special attention

Arts & culture: Entertainment Tonight stops at BYU for the scoop on MTV's Julie

LDS members in news: Fargo blasted by rain (Elders quoted in small blurb)

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Thursday Headlines (June 22, 2000)

LDS Church press release: Ricks College to become BYU--Idaho (and change to a 4 year institution); SL Tribune article, Deseret News article, BYU article and video

Hinckley still an energetic leader at 90

Single and feelin' the pressure at BYU

Politics: Rogan aide accuses Schiff of guilt by association

Arts & culture: Miracle Pageant is just too flowery

Sports news: Tyce as tough

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Wednesday Headlines (June 21, 2000)

Nauvoo center offers look at 1840s

Israeli consul presents birthday gift to Hinckley

Early lawman to be honored for his role in settling Utah

Saints and spirits meet in Utah beer names

Iceland honors those who migrated to Utah

LDS members in the news: BYU student 'stomps' into the business world with snowboard invention

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Tuesday Headlines (June 20, 2000)

Fijian LDS temple is dedicated in small ceremony

A big rehearsal before big party

High Court widens ban on public school prayer and similar article; also read the Supreme Court decision

Marriott School professor to speak at devotional

BYU students serve in Africa

LDS members in the news: H. Frederick Davis; conducted Mormon choir, men's chorus; Kansas City father of the year puts family first; Y. professor gets award for work in astronomy; Miss Utah is cancer survivor

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Monday Headlines (June 19, 2000)

LDS Church shipping wheat to Ethiopia, Eritrea

Mormons to restore Ohio sites

Flag, pole dedicated by Sons of Pioneers

BYU Marriott School staff members render service

Arts & culture: Free tickets available today to Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert; MTV's Real World may change life for a Delafield woman; Norman Rothman to discuss new book in Los Angeles (back order book)

LDS members in the news: Genealogy authority Bill R. Linder dies; Active Grandma Wardle pitches a mean horse shoe

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Weekend Headlines (June 17-18, 2000)

Church press release: Horn of Africa famine victims receive church wheat from England

Fathers can shape, test faith in God

Ornate Krishna temple to be finished in fall

Lay ministers work two jobs

'Soulless witches?' The only reason women put up with men is there must be a heaven

Church owned apartments near completion

Art & culture: 'I Am Jane' tells story of pioneer; CD Review: 'Where Love Is'

LDS Church News headlines

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Friday Headlines (June 16, 2000)

Teens recreate Mormon trek

BYU students return from 'service abroad'

LDS members in the news: His pledge to limit terms will stand, Arizonan says and Congressmen differ over term limits; Dip netter presumed dead; Irish Times: Young's daredevil career is stunted

Art & culture: Dispute over Spanish TV, Olympics

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Thursday Headlines (June 15, 2000)

Deseret News 150th anniversary: touching lives, touching Utah

Of conservatism and distinctiveness in the religious marketplace

The irrepressible conflict with "granny" continues

Juab prosecutor hired law-firm associate

Want to live a long time? Go to church

Art & culture: Painting inspires author's journey of self discovery; MTV Mormon in a real bind

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Wednesday Headlines (June 14, 2000)

Church press release: Program announced for an "Evening of celebration"

The Polynesians of Utah: adventurous people move north

Young sees an active retirement with fatherhood on the horizon

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Tuesday Headlines (June 13, 2000)

LDS Chinese mourn missionary's death

Public gets rare chance to visit new [Baton Rouge] temple

A window of opportunity (Nauvoo Temple windows)

SLOC, coalition opt for informal kinship

BYU's loss is gain for UVSC

Sports news: Young retires after 15 year career, The fire flickering, Steve Young calls it a career, When Steve was young, and A great career comes to a close (with link to video footage of news conference); Larry King on BYU quarterback Bret Engemann

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Monday Headlines (June 12, 2000)

ACLU seeks sanctions against S.L. City attorney Cutler; ACLU takes a swipe at Salt Lake City

Dead Sea scrolls on display in Independence, Missouri

Family helps victims of Honduran hurricane

Arts & culture: No regrets for student on MTV; The Polynesians of Utah: Islanders' dreams meet cold reality; Utah becoming a world destination; Home educators share ideas at convention; Joseph and 'Dreamcoat' take center stage; LDS intimacy guide back in stores (buy book here)

LDS members in the news: Young created his own legacy and similar article with additional links

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Weekend Headlines (June 10-11, 2000)

LDS missionary walking on I-15 ramp killed

Governor, Pres. Faust urge scouts to retain values

Panel okays religious workers bill

Beehive still buzzing for LDS, Utah

LDS missionaries evacuated

Suspect in missionary deaths sentenced for gun violations and similar articles in the U.K. and the Deseret News

Hobby brings family trees into full flower

LDS apologetics symposium to be held

LDS members in news: Joseph Pace, 83, physician, ex-San Jose mayor, humanitarian; More on Steve Young: his statistics, a USA Today article, and Deseret News article

LDS Church News headlines

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Friday Headlines (June 9, 2000)

CAS argues infant was taken because of father's behavior

Anti-gay marriage petition nears filing in Nevada

Alabama Live: LDS family history library on CD

Arts & culture: On this day; Rant & rave at the movies; Utah's all over the place lately -- maybe it's the jell-o; Michelle still setting off musical shock waves

LDS members in news: Young's head wins out -- his playing days are over and Steve Young will officially quit Monday; Basketball prep stars in Wyoming;

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Thursday Headlines (June 8, 2000)

Church press release: President Hinckley birthday tickets

LDS faithful snap up all tickets to Hinckley's 90th birthday bash and celebration a hot ticket

Gilgal garden purchase snagged over boundaries

Group seeks moratorium around Ogden's Bingham Fort

Successful campaign preserves open space on Mormon Trail

Pious Provo monitors its movies

SL Tribune letters to editor: BYU response

LDS members in news: Boy Scouts prepare for their largest-ever event; Matriarch inspired family, others

Sports news: League going Saturday-Monday

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Wednesday Headlines (June 7, 2000)

Speaker at devotional gives key to finding true happiness

11 LDS families lose homes in New Mexico

Officials say fire 5% contained

Mormon battalion to honor heritage

Lawmaker replaced

LDS members in news: Marie Osmond's marriage; Did MTV stint break BYU's honor code? also see NewsNet story

Sports news: Big Mondays at BYU; Young given more time to decide; Honor code seems to hit BYU athletes harder

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Tuesday Headlines (June 6, 2000)

Center displays pioneer ways

Tioga: a sleepy little town with plenty of history

Arts & culture: Helping Gilgal via garden tour; Mormon's faith put to test in 'Real World' also see BYU student gets 'Real World' experience

Politics: Interesting article involving Clarence Thomas  listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

LDS members in news: Kelly Lisbak, Mercer Island high school; Utahn takes 'Millionaire' hot seat and Final answer hits BYU graduate; Disabled mother, father fight to regain custody from Ottowa Children's Aid; BYU student goes to Broadway; Student continues full-steam-ahead attitude toward life

Sports news: Young's days with 49ers are numbered

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Monday Headlines (June 5, 2000)

Utah teens volunteer more than peers across the nation

Panel discusses student housing

SL Tribune letter to the editor: Something is wrong

Chicago Tribune -- Ultra-conservatives deliver flurry of right jabs to Utah GOP

Arts & culture: Thiebaud on Thiebaud

LDS members in news: Sisters play piano as if they were one person with four hands

Sports news: Q&A with Merrill J. Bateman

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Weekend Headlines (June 3-4, 2000)

Church press release: Public invited to celebrate President Hinckley's 90th birthday also see Tickets available Wednesday for President Hinckley's party

Interfaith effort helps reduce crime

School prayer fractures small Texas town

LDS women more green than men

'Churchspeak' language may vary even within denomination

'Ancestors' showing up on KBYU

Taiwanese reunion to be held in Los Angeles

A warm western welcome!

Sharing spiritual moments

Students who didn't graduate are back in class [brief mention of released time for seminary]

LDS members in news: A comeback tour with a difference

LDS humor: The best thing I learned as a kid collecting fast offerings for the church

LDS Church News headlines

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Friday Headlines (June 2, 2000)

Private BYU funding effort finishes months ahead of schedule

Arts & culture: 'Great Gardens' a filling buffet of laughs, tears, and truth

LDS members in news: Judith Wirthlin Parker dies at age 80 in S.L.; Unlikely path: BYU to MTV

Sports news: Young given more time to decide; BYU high jumper wants to leave with a bang; It's official -- BYU cuts wrestling; Wrestling is down for count at BYU

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Thursday Headlines (June 1, 2000)

More on Fiji missionaries: Unrest prompts LDS church to pull missionaries from Fiji; Fiji elections may be years off; similar article from the Boston Globe

Today in history -- Brigham Young was born

Arts & culture: Summer pageants announced for Utah; LDS singer puts rock into concert; Ballroom dance team woos Chinese officials, makes impression

Members in sports news: Y's Nielsen transfers to Westminster

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LDS members in the news: Race for top law office: battle of ideology; Death of model inmate still a mystery to many; Smith defends his vote against suicide law; Countdown to Republican convention; Lonely at the top: Survivor says faith conquered a mountain