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June 2001 News:

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

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


Friday Headlines (June 29, 2001)

Tracing your family lines through the web

Ogden through the years: WSU is pioneer's legacy

Blood donor rules would be felt in Utah

Donation supports restoration of Book of Mormon

Poll shows protestant collapse

Arts & culture: Faith, passion, preservation

Church members in the news: A long but fragile life ends: Peart's family cherishes strength that she provided; Ex-trooper, an LDS bishop, is charged with sex abuse; With possible conflict, judge opts out of bank exec's case


Thursday Headlines (June 28, 2001)

Scrolls display likely to swell 2002 crowd

Miss Utah 2000 continues cancer-fighting efforts

BYU engineering students place third in competition

BYU to host seventh annual management conference

More on San Antonio temple announcement

Arts & culture: 'Voyeur' opens a new season of sly parody


Wednesday Headlines (June 27, 2001)

June 27 in history

Forever Young zone

'This is the Place' wins funding

Judge considers changing venue in Deseret News suit

Ban likely on blood donations

A settlement's origins

Board member leaves for Ukraine on mission

Coach known for winning, unorthodox style


Tuesday Headlines (June 26, 2001)

Church assists earthquake victims in Peru

New temple to be built in  San Antonio, Texas

'Little choir' is bringing 330 voices

Family history search eased: The Mormon Church has put the 1880 census on CD-ROM for public viewing

ABC News video clip: The dreaded Mormon cricket returns to Utah with a vengeance

Bahraini princess, ex-Marine start new life in Las Vegas

Arts & culture: Cultural festival will add creativity to Olympics; Museum of Art portrays LDS architecture; An extra day in Salt Lake City

Olympics: Romney cleans house after Olympic scandal; Salt Lake gears up for winter games


Monday Headlines (June 25, 2001)

LDS missionaries in Peru are reported safe

Politics: 'Lukewarm' is a word unknown to Cannon

Arts/culture/history: Stories of Shoshone life told in the letters of Willie Ottogary; Growing gardners; Fun, history draws visitors to park

Krishnas celebrate new temple; Solemn, joyous rites for Krishna temple

Nursing a family tree passion

Church members in the news: Family album; A life forever changed

Church members in sports news: Coaches' children feel pressures, too; Gardner is a guy you can like


Weekend Headlines (June 23-24, 2001)

President Hinckley celebrates 91st birthday

Mormons' home nearer to reality

Spreading the word: Mormons answer a growing demand for art and other materials tied to their church

Mormon Tabernacle Choir thrills Birmingham audience

Rethink requests, LDS urge

Mountain Meadows massacre report targeted

6th church vandalized

Self-awareness groups have LDS Church feeling edgy

Here's how to research other portals

Arts & culture: Not just puppy love; Tears fall, but past lives on at Lowell

Bad girls of Bible are good teachers

Salt Lake Tribune opinion: Pioneers all

Salt Lake Tribune opinion: Needless audit

Sunstone Symposium is scheduled Aug. 8-11

Church members in sports news: Crandall rediscovers basketball

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (June 22, 2001)

LDS Church studies ancient texts; Ancient scrolls may visit Utah

Mormon Tabernacle Choir delivers stunning performance in Atlanta

LDS Church reviews games role

Family, friends remember missionary

Ricks announces new look as it becomes BYU-Idaho; June 21 marks anniversary of BYU-Idaho announcement

LDS youth conference organizes for friendship, area clean-up

Democrats in Utah get unfairly stereotyped, ignored politically

Ellis Island finds an immigrant wave online

Church members in the news: 2 Utahns make billionaire club; Kakadelas stays busy all year

Church members in sports news: Crowton under spotlight -- again


Thursday Headlines (June 21, 2001)

Ogden through the years: Four women remind us of pioneer faith, fortitude

A blending of colors in four congregations

Elder Scott to speak at Freedom Festival

Economics professor to speak at devotional June 26

Tabernacle Choir in Tampa: one voice, one spirit

Two-year missionary trip teaches life-long lessons

'Brigham City' scene offends some Mormons

Church property manager in Laie selects CEO


Wednesday Headlines (June 20, 2001)

Mormon choir to make first Birmingham appearance

Hearing set for August 29 on Utah's second suit challenging 2000 census; Census lawsuits inching to top court

Spirit of Mormon pioneers lingers in Nauvoo

Event draws about 100 to honor dads

DNA tapped to uncover branches of family tree

Vandals hit facilities at S.L. parish

Church members in the news: Please let my daughter go!


Tuesday Headlines (June 19, 2001)

Elder Hales addresses largest graduating class at BYU-Hawaii

Southern Utah home to LDS historical site

Mormon handcart center drawing crowds

Each year a miracle blossoms in Manti

Utah farmers fighting endless cricket infestation

Arts & culture: Chorale captivates listeners; Choir offers inspirational performance

Olympics: Unidentified donor pledges more than $1 million; Romney lists SLOC's top ten list of do's and dont's

Church members in the news: BYU student crowned Miss Utah 2001 and Lehi woman brings state title home from pageant; Father best friend to eight daughters

Vote nears on rural churches, schools; veto remains likely

Prayer breakfast aspires to build bridges of faith

Church members in sports news: Lakers rap up with victory parade


Monday Headlines (June 18, 2001)

Architects detail proposal for LDS Redlands temple

Utah senator wins trust by keeping his own counsel

Popular genealogy software first to accommodate multiple languages

Hatch praises House passage of Mormon Trails bill

Arts & culture: Days of '47 parade organizers aim to diversify participation; Richard Dutcher, Mormon moviemaker; Udall mints a Dickens of a tale in 'Miracle Life'

Sunstone: the cost of intellectualism; Sunstone's future at a crossroads

Mormon's aid credited in abuse case

Nevada town's 150-year party is a little late

Richland man fights cancer to surpass survival expectations

Religious discrimination a complex workplace issue

Bishop led cops to Nilson

Church members in sports news: BYU counting on freshman's foot; Toronto drafts LDS missionary; Players duck when Miller tees off


Weekend Headlines (June 16-17, 2001)

LA Times article on Mark Gleason, missionary killed in car accident this week

Program to feature choir, President Hinckley and previous story

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to grace Miami (thanks to D. Stringham for the link!)

Goodbye Ricks, hello BYU

New entrance to Salt Lake Temple caters to kids

Mormon Battalion's story finds a place

Mormon girls re-enact journey of pioneers

Genealogy buffs helped by DNA

Keeping the faith

Without forgiveness for McVeigh, there will be no closure

Making a name for themselves

Editor's note: a bit humorous tale of why the Elders Quorum shouldn't move members: Family crib tossed out, help sought

Church members in politics: Lawmakers wary of Cannon's proposed census cuts

Church members in sports news: Miami's Jimerson runs into title game; Youth serves Stanford well in title bid; Christensen and Millen: there's an odd couple

LDS Church News headlines (includes changes in area assignments and changes in Presidency of Seventy)


Friday Headlines (June 15, 2001)

Missionaries die in car accident in England; Additional story

Choir finds new Houston venue

Utah is fast becoming a financial center

Journal to feature BYU professor's article on Cystic Fibrosis

Ad Club members take fourth in nation

'Mormon Miracle' alive in pageant

Church college student loses locks for charity

Changes to BYU journalism program opposed

Cannon has a new tack on Census

Church members in sports news: Missionary comes home to pro baseball offer; Signs that the apocalypse is not yet upon us; Judge by character, not color of skin


Thursday Headlines (June 14, 2001)

Nauvoo Temple to be completed in 2002

Polygamist may take a psycho-sexual evaluation

BYU professor reproduces The Book of Mormon in four volume set

Friend's death gives teenagers a lesson in life

New mascot stands watch over Lion House

Sunstone editor steps down

Inmate loses appeal over kids' religion

Other church members in the news: Mormon mission helped improve rodeo riding career; Students bike to raise money for skin disease; College world series experience gives Cardinal bullpen upper hand


Wednesday Headlines (June 13, 2001)

LDS church torched in West Valley

Church picks new temple site

Youths retrace forefathersí steps across America

Nauvoo Temple neighbors watch progress of construction

BYU College of Nursing hosts landmark workshop in Argentina

Mormon Church suspends construction

Mormon Battalion plans new building

Volunteers help tidy up trail

Church members in sports news: BYU and Utah won't be playing any Friday night games on national television, Charges against Whalen dropped


Tuesday Headlines (June 12, 2001)

Simple life on mission to Texas

Y Singers the first group to tour West Africa; previous article

LDS choir scrambling for new Houston venue; For theater district, an artistic nightmare

Elder Pinegar to speak at devotional

'R' will vanish from hill by Ricks

Boy who fell at Center is released from hospital

View from the pulpit mixed on killing the killer; Utah death penalty foes remain steadfast -- even for McVeigh

Other church members in the news: Graduate juggles studies, family; Family of man hit by train pulls together; Kentucky man dead after years avoiding outside world


Monday Headlines (June 11, 2001)

First annual Pioneer Day Commemoration on 22 July

Young found strengths in his faults, failings

Brigham Young Heritage award

Angel answers her prayers with a song

Family recovering from scare

Doctor incorporates science of distraction in his work

On this date

Church members in politics: Hatch's lost power makes Hansen Utah's point man in Congress

Community of Christ: no, they're not Mormon

Families of gays condemn hatred, fear

Church members in sports news: Johnson's focus is all the difference


Weekend Headlines (June 9-10, 2001)

Senate's new majority whip walks a fine line in politics, religion

Church property crimes on the rise

On this day; Religion history for this day

'Medicine Man' has spiritual aftertaste

BYU, U. to host world conference on new religions

After 32 years, final downbeat for Santa Clara Chorale director; Choral director to take last bow

Church members volunteering: Crews taking up tools to help sick kids' kin; Farmington, Maine board fetes new manager

Ogden shalt keep fighting about Ten Commandments

Arts & culture: Lyrics sometimes lost on Dyer's debut album (buy LDS music here); Alex Mackey releases debut album

BYU to host 7th annual management conference

Alleged sexual abuse not reported by Mormon officials in Montana

BYU lineman Whiting faces assault charge

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (June 8, 2001)

Church News Release: 1880 census on CD-ROM contains over 50 million names

Jerusalem Center closed summer and fall 2001

Pioneer routes gain national recognition; Bill expanding Mormon Trail historic site passes House

BYU-Hawaii to enroll more students from Asia

SeaTrek 2001: a journey of faith

Chairwoman steps down from BYU department

BYU, Provo lending helping hands in Mexico

'Testaments' actor to speak at BYU

Living legend boosts Olympic aid

Marriott School magazine unveils latest innovation


Thursday Headlines (June 7, 2001)

SLC mayor seeks freer plaza in 2002

Church scales back plans for media center

LDS Church closes roof at Conference Center

Thomas E. Ricks speaks at last college graduation

Centerville council welcomes new 'urban village'; LDS leaders do not

Nauvoo storm cleanup help sought

Letter to the editor -- polygamists aren't Mormon

Judge will take a month in U. Utah lawsuit

Arts & culture: Musical tradition continues with Temple Square concert series

Church members in political news: Las Vegas Sun: Rhodes loses council seat; Historic roundup; Lawmakers face world of upheaval

Single adults invited to Utah valley conference

Interfaith conference comes to University of Utah

Americans gave billions to charity in 2000

BYU student started college at 13

Church members in sports news: Mark Madsen conducts interview in Spanish; Arrhenius will throw for Cougars


Wednesday Headlines (June 6, 2001)

President Hinckley to get Human Spirit award

Religious freedom suffers a blow

Church members help athletes at Special Olympics

Genealogy, family values attract Chinese officials to Utah

Learn with an eternal perspective

Arts & culture: Donny in top form for S.L. audience and Donny Osmond's star still shines for his 'neighbors'; Arts funding flap spills over; Bookstore is selling original pages of scripture

Pain lingers for 25 years after Teton Dam failure

Utah struggles to build on tech potential

Reunited

Victim led a double life, court hears and Court hears accused was raped by victim

Judy arrested after visit with children

Church members in sports news: Bradley to Germany?


Tuesday Headlines (June 5, 2001)

1880 census now on CD-ROM and similar SL Tribune article

Cabin tabbed for preservation

Jewish group tours Los Angeles temple grounds

The ACLU appeals Main Street ruling

Devotional to focus on learning in an eternal context

Arts & culture: New book abounds in rare images of Brigham Young; Park as art? Funds debate focuses on 'This is the Place'

Church battle hasn't a prayer of quick end

Ex-SLOC accountant says he was muzzled

Tot falls off ledge of LDS Conference Center

Flores explores the west's uneasy relationship with the environment

Grasshoppers, crickets swarm Utah

Church members in sports news: Michigan QB on another mission; Stanford rolls 11-1 in super regional; Payson pioneer: former Cougar becomes historic hire and similar article


Monday Headlines (June 4, 2001)

Independence sites preserve Mormon history

More Brigham Young articles: From unlikely roots came an uncommon man; Historical tidbits of Brigham Young

ACLU: Plaza suit not over

Old Young is chip off old block

Leavitt honors a town settled by S.L. traders

Germans leery of Maeser statue

Hatch: new status will toughen him up

Finding joy in the moment taught at balance workshop

Arts & culture: Red letter dates in LDS history and first 100 temples (buy almanac here; buy First 100 Temples here)


Tuesday Headlines (June 5, 2001)

1880 census now on CD-ROM and similar SL Tribune article

Cabin tabbed for preservation

Jewish group tours Los Angeles temple grounds

The ACLU appeals Main Street ruling

Devotional to focus on learning in an eternal context

Arts & culture: New book abounds in rare images of Brigham Young; Park as art? Funds debate focuses on 'This is the Place'

Church battle hasn't a prayer of quick end

Ex-SLOC accountant says he was muzzled

Tot falls off ledge of LDS Conference Center

Flores explores the west's uneasy relationship with the environment

Grasshoppers, crickets swarm Utah

Church members in sports news: Michigan QB on another mission; Stanford rolls 11-1 in super regional; Payson pioneer: former Cougar becomes historic hire and similar article


Monday Headlines (June 4, 2001)

Independence sites preserve Mormon history

More Brigham Young articles: From unlikely roots came an uncommon man; Historical tidbits of Brigham Young

ACLU: Plaza suit not over

Old Young is chip off old block

Leavitt honors a town settled by S.L. traders

Germans leery of Maeser statue

Hatch: new status will toughen him up

Finding joy in the moment taught at balance workshop

Arts & culture: Red letter dates in LDS history and first 100 temples (buy almanac here; buy First 100 Temples here)


Weekend Headlines (June 2-3, 2001)

More Brigham Young articles: Mormons celebrate 200th anniversary; 2 leaders are honored on Brigham's birthday; LDS president gets award from Gov. Leavitt; Happy Birthday, Brother Brigham; Brother Brigham in bronze; Stories, facts shed light on a colonizing genius; 'Brother Brigham' still revered at 200; Timeline of Brigham Young's life; Brigham Young exhibit at Duke; Brigham Young's 200th birthday celebrated; Birth impact -- dawn of Brigham Young feted

Fresno Bee religion spotlight: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

A new mission: literacy

Rapidly growing Mormon community opens new church

Delta employees check out charity project

From the web to the airwaves

LDS and Baptist youths plan joint landscaping

Arts & culture: Donny Osmond in concert; Knight loves Broadway nights; 'If Jesus Came to our House'....A first book; FCMA announces 2001 PEARL Award nominees

Peter Vidmar to speak in Orange County California

Fate of man who bombed church to be reconsidered

Fimia crafting her own plan to limit rural churches

Former Hawaii man indicted in $74 million fraud scheme

Other Church members in the news: Freedom reigns in Liberty County; Police investigate postal 'vote' coercion claims

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (June 1, 2001)

Brigham Young articles: Brigham Young at 200; Young's descendants revel in association with prophet; Brigham Young: 200 years later; Today in history - June 1; Fun planned for Brigham's bicentenary; Birthday celebrations for Young

Listen to Africans, missionaries urged

DUP to dedicate 146-year-old cabin

Religious groups gather in Salt Lake City

Both sides in U. bias case rely on Bauchman verdict

Arts & culture: 'Mormon Missionary' Olympic pin; 'Near Cumorah's Hill' a beautiful, useful volume

Church members in the news: Robert Bischoff called a success in all fields; Neighborhood seeks answers in slaying of girl; School gives surprise tribute to principal

Former members (?) in the news: Teen-age man admits to burning, vandalizing Catholic church

Church members in sports news: Pitcher takes long road to Stanford; Spring muddles race in Big Ten