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June 2003 Archived News:

Monday Headlines (June 30, 2003)

Mormon trek long lesson in resilience

Historic Kirtland; Other attractions in the Kirtland area

Big choir, big crowds

Campground on LDS trail approved

Liberty hopes history, eclectic shops will lure tourists back

Missing scouts didn't panic; Similar article

Different sports, same goal in mind

Readers embrace Mormon romance novels

Church adds to Laie land holdings

Family planning funeral after boy's body found

These fingers walk the bumpy road to stardom in Braille

Some surprising finds in southern San Luis Valley

Family loses everything in fire

A shameful chapter in Mormon history

Cities grapple with prayer


Weekend Headlines (June 28-29, 2003)

The Mormons' Ohio settlement

LDS goal: beautify the Salt Lake area; President Hinckley to speak at commemorative event

Landmark marking milestone -- Joseph Smith Building has won over critics

Mormons widen mission in Atlanta; See similar article published earlier this week

Rock Church is the heart of Providence

County accepts Oneida Stake deed

Two-day history symposium relates county's ties to Mormon Church

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to participate in nation's birthday celebration

Maximizing yield of crops

Young's jersey to hang in stadium

Hatch urges month for genealogy

Couple makes travel a mission

Clemson archivist venerates Thurmond

Inside the Osmonds

Choosing the left

Ex-Mormon website widens with views, questions of faith; Similar USA Today article

Humor: Cowed by thoughts of cows

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (June 27, 2003)

Thine ears have heard the glory; Singing praise

Youth to reenact trek

Today in history: June 27

Utah Maoris plan village in Lehi

Steve Young's jersey to be retired during season-opener; Similar article

Hansen selected by Hawks in NBA draft; Similar article

'Anti-Mormon' website taunt angers lecturer

Another $50 million for ASU

Recently returned missionary dies in wreck

'Family History Month' clears senate panel

Masta-ful musicians

Mother mourns crash

A novel approach to LDS comedy

Group putting together hygiene kits

Disaster preparation seminar planned

Tentative plans for Orem orchard include open space


Thursday Headlines (June 26, 2003)

Growth of Church in Atlanta leads to creation of new mission

Local man eases foreign relations

Up, up and away in my beautiful JetBlue

Plaza pleadings

Great prairie garden: Conference Center rooftop leads the way

Federal judge starts repurchase path for former Tribune owners

Sixers' Cate is a family man

Robison takes third at Nationals

History symposium to feature speakers and dedication of marker

Shaefer's ornaments gave Christmas a family flavor

Foothills tree-trimmer dies in fall from oak

European perspective


Wednesday Headlines (June 25, 2003)

Elder Cannon speaks on temples

'Joseph' film hits snag -- no cash flow

Poll results show Utahns divided on Plaza issue; Poll: Let Main Street issue die; Justices decline Salt Lake Plaza appeal

Church steeple height limit set

Mormon church vandalized in New York; Mormon church vandalized

Former Crabs player makes good

Mother didn't let struggles thwart happiness

BYU-I retirees step down after long teaching career

Mormon Trail memorial to adorn park

Going for goals

Beyond Bose

Immigrants have varied reasons for moving to Iowa

Polynesian population grows

Issues in Trib ownership battle to be heard

NBA draft: Cougs' Hansen expects call; Johnsen has visited bunch of NBA teams


Tuesday Headlines (June 24, 2003)

Justices decline free-speech case on Mormon church's challenge; U.S. Supreme Court will not hear case on Main Street Plaza; Similar article; Main Street controversy not over yet; Utah ACLU says plaza fight may not be over

President Hinckley celebrates 93rd birthday

Mormon pageant swells sleepy town by 25,000 visitors a day

More on Latter-day exodus story posted yesterday

Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the road again

Friends say ousted Freddie Mac executive is a straight arrow

Pearl Awards hail music, faith

Teens help fix up Mooney Grove; Similar article

Photo: Helping hands

East side has a certain ring to it

3 kids, 2 states, 1 family

UVSC professor wins writing award

BYU students find employment at Living Scriptures, Inc.

2 Orem sites to retain chunks of green

Mother manages, but the struggle goes on

U.S. Highway 89, rural Utah divided over development vs. preservation

Book review: Exploring a 19th century atrocity

NBA draft: Travis Hansen draft capsule

USA Today rates Utah the best managed state


Monday Headlines (June 23, 2003)

President Hinckley to address graduates in Hawaii

Latter-day exodus

Gardner throws himself back into world-class mix with win; Gardner tosses training partner around

Church's family history center offers ancestry information

Let's hear it for Mollywood

Time running out for academy

The stuff of detective fiction

Shrimp may be misnomer here

Barker changes his tune

Being treated differently

Mountain Meadows massacre ends with an accusation

Freedom Fest lacks diversity, critics say; A Hannity festival

Utah town's Viking yarn spins some anger

Same-sex marriage stirs up strong feelings in Alberta

Bastian's low profile -- in Utah at least


Weekend Headlines (June 21-22, 2003)

Temple open house could draw 200,000; Similar article

Church News Release: Church provides more aid in Ethiopia

Marriage creates family of 26 children

Black Mormon numbers growing; Mormons still struggle with legacy of race policy

Symphony and Mahler bid farewell with the Ninth

All this rain has even experts in a fog

Trumpeter hits higher notes

Hope for Cystic Fibrosis treatment?

Remembering a well-traveled life

Blooming with kindness -- old and young come together in service project

Nearly 200 come out for clean-up in Georgia

Wildfire destroys homes in Arizona mountain town

Genealogists: Fee increase too much

Can't give it away?

Buffett bullish on Las Vegas furniture market

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (June 20, 2003)

Trek through time

Following the trail of a campus missionary

U.S. in Ethiopia

U.S. to clear friendly-fire pilots

LDS gets lease for campground

New temple sets dates for open house

Former Mets draft pick shuts down Tides

Volunteers make ready for move to new school

Racist past of LDS ignored, members say

Kids' camps evacuated on Mount Lemmon

Utahns cheer, jeer Hannity

Dispensing justice

Birds of a feather

Foster care unique for Indians

Valley centenarians recall life

Brown is now 'green'

Allen resident killed in crash

Tossed conviction pleases doctor's family, lawyer

All faiths welcome at Relief Society conference


Thursday Headlines (June 19, 2003)

Ex-Ute Y. chief now sees purple

Beginning their day with the word

Individuals are in a daily process of improving, Marshall says

Russia charges two Americans with smuggling; Similar article

Lectures and displays cover how to survive disasters

Building unity

A woman with a mission

Sand star: Utahn makes a name on pro beach tour

Youth named as teen of the year

Clinger sets his sights a step higher

Center offers Internet access

Senator suggests destroying song-swapping PCs

Colorado judge won't lift stay of ex-Tribune owner's suit

Chief's report clears department of wrong-doing


Wednesday Headlines (June 18, 2003)

LDS Church aids relief effort in Ethiopia

Public welcome to tour new temple in Redlands, California

Police nab driver in fatal crash; Student killed in 2-car crash

Court eyeing Plaza case; Plaza compromise; Don't sidestep free speech

Elder John Harris to speak at BYU

Romney plans autobiography about Games

Davis part of outlaw Butch Cassidy's history

Politician makes water battle deal

Might-be Lobos plan shooting camp visits

Scout receives Eagle rank


Tuesday Headlines (June 17, 2003)

Conference Center organ pulls out all of the stops

SARS scares off Mormon choir

Case similar to Plaza is thrown out at court

Rexburg woman leads quadruple life

Dedication pays dividends

Remembering Midway (thanks to T. Higham for the link)

John Birch Society forges on in Utah

New leader welcomed by Latter-day Saints in North Georgia

City council race tests mayor's support

Book review: Massacre in Utah a Mormon crime?

Homemade riverboat makes maiden voyage

Tennessee implements state lottery


Monday Headlines (June 16, 2003)

4th of July concert to include Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Pearl Awards will honor Jerald D. Ottley

Rookie daddy counts blessings

Organists' convention will include performances

History: Utah's border is due in part to feud between Brigham Young and Jim Bridger

Survivals recall 1942 death walk

Purdue offers many religious options

Even at 90, Orem woman still loves to compete in golf

Asia Pacific Festival satisfies a variety of interests

Ice cream coming to downtown Salt Lake

Butch Cassidy: From Utah to Bolivia

Sports: BYU puts pinch on Cougar fans; Scheduling efforts pay off


Weekend Headlines (June 14-15, 2003)

Center helps researchers trace family histories

Area LDS president pronounces blessing on city celebrations

Working to spread the word of Jesus Christ

Charity helps clean Ghana's water

History comes alive

Meadow's appearance breaks the mold

Idaho Falls youth get pioneer experience

Valedictorians look back and ahead

Jeweler is new mission president

BYU-Hawaii's Iosepa runs sea trials

LDS help seniors

History of Springville festival

Humor: The Sugar Beet; Kirby: New wards, stakes

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (June 13, 2003)

International LDS art displayed at Church Museum of History

Utah ACLU: Suit possible over sidewalk

Two Utah counties dealing with worst cricket infestation in years; Summertime is hatching insect trouble across USA

Sent to teach: Mission takes man to NYC

Report offers shore lands options

Salvation Army leaders to move on 

Stars and Stripes celebration

25 years after accident, Y employee called to serve

The frosting on Nashua's 150th birthday

Church sports study to be conducted by BYU Western Studies Center


Thursday Headlines (June 12, 2003)

Land deal seems to resolve Salt Lake City plaza dispute; LDS sidewalk issue will end in court; Plaza voices: Quotes from the council; ACLU won't rush to sue in city's plaza decision; Rocky accommodation; Kirby: A brief history of the plaza; Mullen: For Rocky jeers amid the cheers; Opponents may bring new suit against LDS Church over plaza; New challenge to Main Street deal?

Church prepares for Jun 14 open house

Hoffmann forgeries to be auctioned

Interest growing for Queens cemetery

Residents remain in denial

My big-fat homemade wedding

Cut and paste, Hawai'i style

Saluting the flag; Wave the flag for America is a musical celebration

Recording artist hosts local vocal competition

Church news (letter to the editor of the Salt Lake Tribune)

Opinion: Church life will live on differently

Fathers and sons throw free-throws at annual basketball camp


Wednesday Headlines (June 11, 2003)

SL Council OK's LDS plaza swap (note: this article ran in many papers across the United States)

Big money backs Rocky

On this date Joseph Freeman, Jr. becomes first black priest

Knight & company put zip in LDS hymns

Rolly & Wells: Would Bush tap Leavitt for EPA?

New York saints adjust to new temple construction

Copter crash survivors recount final moments; Medical helicopter pilot killed in second deadly LifeFlight crash in Utah this year

Mormons reach out to Haitians

Internet gambling crackdown may actually dilute Utah ban

Once a rebel, Rep. Doolittle now wields influence in GOPcaucus

County history to come alive

Heroin is silent scourge of sheltered Springville

Brigham Young's ABC's remembered

Bankruptcy judge nominated to U.S. District Court in Nevada

Seeking nuptial nirvana

Thanks to a father, husband, and father-in-law

Crickets that ate Idaho

Edwards achieve year mark in NY

From Olympics to NCAA's for BYU pole vaulter


Friday Headlines (June 6, 2003)

No updates on LDS Today until Wednesday, June 11

Some blacks say Mormon Church must address racism (note: this article ran in many papers across the United States)

Mormon offers helping hand to Jewish graves; Weeding out an eyesore; Posthumous baptisms still an issue

Young to be inducted into Academic All-America Hall of Fame

National ACLU threatens legal action on Plaza

Utah native on a mission at Wyoming

Boston Pops announce deal with CBS

Smart family to spend abduction anniversary together

New church breaks ground

Big business from scrap

Church appeals zoning board ruling


Thursday Headlines (June 5, 2003)

LDS Genesis Group plans celebrations over the weekend

Mormon Tabernacle Choir on tour; Tabernacle Choir announces eastern tour

Pres. Monson hails Scout ideals

Governor bridges public, private gap

Council delays Plaza vote again; Public hearing on Plaza quite lively; Citizens discuss Main Street Plaza with city council; Main Street proposal constitutional?; Plaza solution may begin bigger battles; Plaza saga is wearing us out

Library will become Family History Center

Church members will share memories of burned building

Smart family marks abduction anniversary

On the road with Dr. Ed Chasteen

Hard work earns students top spot

Event to overview emergency preparedness

Gourds, metals and more

Musical 'Abinidi' comes to BYU

Youth receive Eagle Scout award on 14th birthday


Wednesday Headlines (June 4, 2003)

Mormon church reaches 25th anniversary of allowing blacks into the priesthood

Tabernacle Choir celebrates 75th year of broadcasting

Church marks important milestone in Atlanta

Salt Lake Conference Center highlights LDS artists

Few new views at hearing on Plaza

Soldier's lifelong service recalled

Church takes steps to prevent spread of SARS

Volunteers work to clean-up historic Queens cemetery

Marine fails to sneak his way back into Orem

Mormon movie makers reach out to the masses

Newcomers define council

Marriott School of Management receives donations from all walks of life

KSL still TV news leader, but gap is closing

No traffic light, but five titles

Gonzaga's search for bigs: David Burgess

Soccer players give up scholarships to play for BYU


Tuesday Headlines (June 3, 2003)

President Hinckley dedicates new stake center; Similar article

Will Supreme Court make up its mind?

Religious life leads to good health

Utah's Bonneville ready to complete its purchase of 15 radio stations; FCC vote may let Bonneville purchase additional radio stations

Utah massacre of 1857 (thanks to J. Lucas for link)

City loses long-time philanthropist

A 'Farar' better man retires

Language classes leave students tongue-tied

Missing girl, 5, is found safe in Utah


Monday Headlines (June 2, 2003)

Family embarking on church mission abroad

Looming vote on Plaza not likely to end controversy

Brigham Young home reopens; Similar article

Arizona couple assists at heritage center

Bringing relief to other women

Rewards in restlessness

Deloitte's Quigley says firm will thrive with consulting unit

High school diploma 71 years of wisdom

Walkathon raises money


Weekend Headlines (May 31 - June 1, 2003)

Sesquicentennial of Mormon encampment planned

Mormon temple in Newport nearer

New chapel planned in Maine

Oneida Academy may face demolition; Funds still needed to save Church Academy building

Most residents like Plaza plan

'Funeral potatoes' a Utah tradition

History award winners announced

Y. sleuths unveil secrets of papyri

14 faiths join in project

Today in history: Brigham Young was born in 1801

The Smart way

Interfaith marriages tend to be less stable, but some couples are making them work

Lamar church makes historic change from branch to ward

Supreme Court allows ban on prayer to stand

Six Young Women to receive award

High school seniors ready for graduation day

The firing squad, like polygamy, remains an embarassment

Sports: Nordfors scores both goals

Humor: Laws I just can't abide by

LDS Church News headlines