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March 2000 News Links

Thursday Headlines (Mar 30, 2000)

General Conference preview and summaries, transcripts, advance articles, and special reports

General Conference available on the web

LDS temples in Palmyra, Reno and Bolivia to be dedicated in April

Y. program turns Nauvoo into venue for higher education

Historic depot on track to restoration

Corse students get the pioneer spirit

Nauvoo neighbor sees money

Court to rule on student led prayer

Accused molester's admission

Art & culture: Museum of Church History and Art sponsors international competition for LDS artists; Family expo features Coveys, Pat Holland, Pinegars, and others; BYU Singers hosts alumni reunion concert April 1

Sports news: Cougar Classic is a thing of past


Wednesday Headlines (Mar 29, 2000)

Jury says man was fired because he's Mormon; similar Deseret News article

U. Utah may consider religious studies

LDS Church, hospital settle abuse case out of court; similar SL Tribune article

LDS members in the news: Former Big West hurdle champion dies; Hatch, Bennett face off over flag

Sports news: NCAA tells Cougars to lose those jersey bibs


Tuesday Headlines (Mar 28, 2000)

Listing of mission reunions; also see Deseret News article 1 , article 2, and website

Palmyra New York temple finished

Fresno California temple unveiled

Mormon Church offers sneak peak at Medford Oregon temple; also see Mormons open doors to faith; also Mormons welcome visitors at temple

Memphis Tennessee temple open to non-members April 8-15

BYU creates first Chinese ward

Chinese delegates to tour Orem, Temple Square

More four-year schools visiting Ricks College to recruit students

BYU not always the booming school it is now

Sports news: Women tracksters already qualifying for nationals


Monday Headlines (Mar 27, 2000)

Service, integrity themes at LDS Young Women's Conference; LDS girls urged to 'stand as witness'

Texas area features LDS touch

Supreme Court set to tackle high-school football prayer; similar Fox News and Nando times articles

LDS members in the news: Hugh Nibley turns 90

On this date (Kirtland temple dedicated in 1836)

Was there a secret order to wipe out Mormon church?

Opinion: Mormon studies

CDC rates state's (Alabama) health

What's in a name? Naming the settlements in Utah County

Utah heritage spurs on growth

Did loyalty conceal sex abuse? Suspect was 'forgiven' by some alleged victims

Bright boy wants LDS home

Sports news: Linebacker likes playing underdog for once


Weekend Headlines (Mar 25-26, 2000)

For LDS filmmaker, movie was nothing short of a miracle

Tours begin for two LDS temples

LDS Church opposes ACLU amended lawsuit

RLDS seek to end Mormon confusion

Sunday hymn: workin' on the railroad

Inside Provo hospital, a place to worship

Parking guidelines for those attending LDS General Conference

LDS Center is ready -- well almost

David Waters: In Jerusalem's old city

Arts & culture: Museum keeps tribute to state's women alive year-round; Novel nets Ricks teacher $1000 from LDS group; 2 deaths, film about Christ accent value of a good life

LDS members in the news: Defensive end an example on and off the field

Sports news: Edwards still feels the fire; Cleveland has revived the Cougs

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Mar 24, 2000)

Special Witness of Christ provides powerful testimony of the Savior

Young Women stand as a witness

170th annual General Conference set for April 1, 2; General Conference fact sheet

President Hinckley's book making milestones for LDS Church

Main street suit in new wrangle

LDS likely to book Sunday TRAX run; Making TRAX to conference; LDS Church to ask for TRAX service

Art & culture: Exhibit features new award-winning Book of Mormon art; UVSC looks at LDS from a cultural perspective; Book offers intimacy advice for LDS couples; God's Army is really taking off; Ex-detective throws book at polygamy

LDS members in the news: Santa Clara gas station owner puts brake on beer sales; Utahns' project lifts Guatemala students; Former Playboy guard claims he was fired for being a Mormon; Spanish Fork resident still waiting for riches of local  'dream mine' to appear

Sports news: Utah's Jensen on new mission; BYU's Stone wins a rare pitchers' duel against Utes


Thursday Headlines (Mar 23, 2000)

LDS may rent TRAX for conference

Pres. Bateman Q&A session to be broadcast live on NewsNet

Ricks students are a hot commodity

BYU professor hosts traditional passover services

LDS members in politics: Hatch flays 'extortion' by Clinton

LDS members in the news: Utahn warns nation: HRC may bite; ACLU examining Mountain View coach's blessings

Sports news: Luck runs out for men's basketball team; This is different -- this is Notre Dame; Dar-NIT Cougars fall; Three players lobbying to be Cougar quarterback


Wednesday Headlines (Mar 22, 2000)

Church press release: Special church broadcast -- Apostolic Testimonies

Sister Dew calls on latter-day army; Stand firmly on Lord's side

Mormons' holy triumph (article on Palmyra and nearly completed temple)

UVSC conference examines Mormon culture

Students find their roots in Nauvoo

Family Life course designed to address issues in Family Proclamation

LDS members in the news: Cheryl Chun, Hawaii's new mother of the year

Arts & culture: Roberts barely holds off 'God's Army' in Utah

Sports news: Sitterud will transfer to Lone Peak while parents serve LDS mission; Cougar-Irish game recalls Ainge's glory; Cougars advance to play Notre Dame; Cougars travel to Indiana for NIT quarterfinals


Tuesday Headlines (Mar 21, 2000)

New LDS Church film on Christ to open; "One Fold, One Shepherd" to replace "Legacy"Reserve free tickets to new LDS produced show: "The Testaments: of One Fold and One Shepherd"; Church press release

Sister Dew to encourage students to get on the Lord's side and stay there

Scholar reflects on 40 years studying LDS

Mormons building chapel and support in N. Manhattan

Support group offers 12-step program with spiritual basis

Kleason's violent saga may be near end

LDS members in the news: US News article on LA Times buyout (LDS member Mark Willes mentioned)

Sports news: Cougs demolish Southern Illinois; Y goes from home to dome


Monday Headlines (Mar 20, 2000)

LDS Church faced test in the early 20th century

LDS farm boy planted seeds for couch potatoes

UVSC to study Mormons; college to pioneer LDS cultural program; Conference at UVSC on Mormon culture

The issue isn't anti-Mormonism at the U., but a neglected opportunity

Provo may build student village

Wild and lonely: the newest national monument

Sports news: Holy Salukis! BYU fans embrace NIT


Weekend Headlines (Mar 18-19, 2000)

Arizona honors Jacob Hamblin

Mormon church now a party to U District light-rail talks

A mission for children -- churchwomen make packages for newborns

Man found innocent in bomb threat; similar SL Tribune article

Utah creates pornography czar post; similar article

More on man guilty of killing two missionaries in 70's

Nauvoo puts brakes on issuing building permits; Nauvoo is trying to juggle growth, influx of tourists

Rent-a-TRAX planned for Sundays

Arts & Culture: Another favorable review of 'God's Army'; Cafe is hooked on rock 'n roll; Deseret Book adds online auction site

LDS members in the news: More on Mark Madsen

Former member in news: Wife's death "God's will"

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Mar 17, 2000)

History symposium to highlight Church's 20th century transition

Satellite broadcast of Palmyra New York temple dedication

LDS members in the news: Madsen isn't your typical pro-in-waiting and photo; Most eligible bachelor no more and Championship rings, and now wedding band

Arts & culture: 'Witness to the Martyrdom' book review

Sports news: 'Out of control' Johnsen plays hero for the Utes and Utes show heart, beat St. Louis; BYU knocks down Bowling Green


Thursday Headlines (Mar 16, 2000)

Worldwide genealogical research just got easier -- LDS Church offers free pedigree resource file index on FamilySearch website

Elder Morrison advocates generous, anonymous service

Need tickets to LDS General Conference? Good luck; Church press release

Mexico receives two new temples

LDS Church often misunderstood

Bob Jones site drops reference to religions as cults and similar Deseret News article

Kleason sought English gun license (case involves murder of two LDS missionaries 25 years ago)

Utah LDS news: Farmington sinks Sunday swimming; Fielding Garr ranch used since 1848

Politics: Orton's entry gives democrats a needed lift and Deseret News article

LDS members in the news: Esplin new community relations VP at the U.


Wednesday Headlines (Mar 15, 2000)

A trip through time: BYU from seed to great oak

Discovering Archeology article on the Mountain Meadows massacre

Non-LDS expert on Mormonism presents new book on LDS history

College in Virginia grows to 140 acres

Sea scrolls are coming to Chicago

LDS members in the news: Steve Young and Barbara Graham wed and photo of the bride, photo from Nov 99 -- similar articles from MSNBC, SL Tribune, and Deseret News

Art & Culture: Four days after opening 'God's Army' conquers Utah movie box office


Tuesday Headlines (Mar 14, 2000)

Elder Morrison to deliver devotional address

The dilemma of blame

Video excerpts from President Hinckley's address to National Press Club

Conference Center will get a dry run

BYU students helping teach teachers in South Seas

International students strive to maintain cultures

Brass band's big trek moment replayed

Name calling (letter to editor)

LDS members in news: 50's singer battles King book and photo of Stephen King; Missionaries focus on members; Utahn will leave L.A. Times; Dead Utah native had arms cache; Democrat takes on senate bid also see Howell to run against Hatch

Business: Merger plan called unfair to Zion's


Monday Headlines (Mar 13, 2000)

Voices of the dead; A brief history of the Mountain Meadows massacre; Photo of John D. Lee

Visits: JFK came here, so did many others. But state no longer a must-stop for candidates.

Web sites promote LDS faith around the world

Sports news: Utes headed for Cleveland; BYU elated with NIT bid


Weekend Headlines (Mar 11-12, 2000)

New Cincinnati Ohio temple serves area's Mormons

Church and state: scholar insists religious voices deserve equal prominence

King holiday got churches' support

Catholic priest has done well in Mormon-country

New Mexico school officials receive complaints about evangelicals

LDS members in news: Still sweethearts after 72 years; Polo musical an epic trek for teenager

Politics: Bush, Gore win broad support; similar article; Keyes right at home in Utah; Putting the fear of Gayle in 'em: Utah Eagle Forum president's influence is legendary

Arts & culture: Unseen outside Israel, Dead Sea scrolls go on displayMormon Arts festival to take place biennially; A taste of Olympic fun; 'Army of God' review

Sports news: Unlikely hero Nielsen leads Cougs; Lucky 13: Cougs end Ute's streak; Cougs upset Utah, advance to championship game; MWC tourney notebook

'LDS Church News' headlines


Friday Headlines (Mar 10, 2000)

Bush visits Utah as clear front-runner; similar Deseret News article

Jacob Hamblin home tells tales of Utah frontier

Folkdance team to gather oral histories of south pacific church members

Olympics and polygamy

'Music and the spoken word' back on the air in Seattle

Solid majority says no to same-sex marriage (thanks to Curtis H. for link)

Likeable 'God's Army' only wobbles a little bit

LDS members in news: 1st-term Mesa legislator leaving for Mormon mission in Chile; Native Utahn finally wins judgeship OK

Sports news: 'Mad Dog' rules:  the Cardinal Madsen sets a dutiful example for third-ranked Stanford


Thursday Headlines (Mar 9, 2000)

Text of President Hinckley's remarks to national press club; President Hinckley outlines 'the genius of our work'; SL Tribune article; Q&A session and Deseret News' coverage

Church sends aid to flood-stricken countries; LDS add some air power to relief efforts in Africa; similar article

LDS Church announces dedication dates for three new temples

Kentucky temple is blessing for area's Mormons; Kentucky temple open house

Elder Neuenschwander emphasizes testimony

Politics: Keyes mix of God, politics hits home; Californians vote against gay marriages, 61- 39 percent; Mormon leader happy with California vote; Gay-marriage ban passes easily

Arts & Entertainment: NBC flack on Utah: 'Apparently their sense of humor is different...'; Viewpoint: 'God's Army' lacks sacredness; Think twice before buy tickets to 'God's Army'

LDS members in news: Courtroom foes take adoption law to heart; Latter-day Saints willing to be faith missionaries; LDS members hurt in Honduras (Spanish article)

Sports news: Stressed? Not like Schultz is


Wednesday Headlines (Mar 8, 2000)

Church press release: President Hinckley to speak at National Press Club; Listen to President Hinckley here at 1:00 PM eastern time today

Church press release: Dead Sea scrolls on display with church support; NewsNet article

Elder Packer urges young LDS to understand gift of Holy Ghost

Sister Okazaki urges Christ-like leadership

Friends, family mourn murdered boy

Census officials team up with university and church leadership

LDS same-sex strugglers ask for love and support

Politics: Church's campaign works: only man-woman marriages legal in California; Gay marriage ban approved in California; Video: Exit polls indicate that Prop. 22 will passBush, Keyes plan to visit Utah County; Polite teens earn money with insults; Candidates faulted for religious tactics; Christian right ready for push to polls -- impetus is McCain and marriage measure

Arts & Culture: 'God's Army' not to be missed; Video: internet site bringing LDS singles together; BYU professor an award-winning children's author

Sports news: Bevell named offensive assistant; Ron Bellamy: he's a man on a mission


Tuesday Headlines (Mar 7, 2000)

President Hinckley speech to D.C. press club will go live on net; listen here at 1:00 PM eastern time

LDS prophet's book targets mainstream readers -- Pres. Hinckley's work lands on best-seller list; Buy book here

Albuquerque New Mexico temple dedicated; similar article

Politics: Church's Prop. 22 signs vandalized (again); Primary predictions for Super Tuesday (Prop. 22 discussed); Opposition vs. proposition 22; Will states say "I do" to gay marriage?; California votes on marriage

LDS members in news: Candidate a man for all seasons; Vernal to Vanderbilt an unsual journey; Former MTC president speaks of joys, challenges of calling

Arts & Entertainment: New play commemorates African American woman's journey to Salt Lake valley; Opinion -- Double standard

Sports news: Stanford, Utah, BYU pursuing Garner Meads; Schultz stuck by Title IX


Monday Headlines (Mar 6, 2000)

Web site helps filter Internet pornography out of homes

For some, Mormon stance on gay issue creates a crisis; California polls: a Prop. 22 win

Boston Globe editorial: Room to grow

Bush at BJU? LDS only get mad in hoops

LDS members in news: Award-winning author and BYU professor finds inspiration in people's lives; Transcript of Clinton remarks to Aspen Institute (a one-liner joke about converting Governor Leavitt to the democratic party)

Sports news: Utah 86, Air Force 63


Weekend Headlines (Mar 4-5, 2000)

LDS Church explores conference TRAX service

African-Americans made lasting contributions to Utah's progress

Truman Madsen speaks on patriarchal blessings at Ricks

Offending photo: miserable morning after

U. marks 150 years as pioneer

Politics: Democrats push for resolution condemning Bob Jones U.

Arts & Entertainment: Filmmaker sees 'God's Army' as a study of faith

LDS members in the news: CNBC puts Romney in the spotlight

Sports News: End of an era for Y; Blurb on Kenny Crandall serving LDS mission; Jensen wants perfect ending to home career; Two Madsen's aided Cardinal's ascent

'LDS Church News' headlines


Friday Headlines (Mar 3, 2000)

First Family History fireside to be March 3

Black pioneers a part of legacy

Salt Lake station refuses to air cartoon

A special place for young Mormons

Speed bump: Could Bush's speech hurt him in Mormon west?

Greek Orthodox leader comes to comfort, preach

More on Prop 22

Arts: Dead Sea scrolls exhibit co-sponsored by LDS church; God's Army opens March 10

LDS members in news: Activists cite gay man's suicide and similar article; Taking aim at the fairgrounds gun show


Thursday Headlines (Mar 2, 2000)

ACLU suit says city railroaded LDS easement

Missionaries see lives transformed

Does Bush owe Mormon church an apology also?


Wednesday Headlines (Mar 1, 2000)

Group plans memorial to Manti pioneers; Proposed project to honor Manti settlers

LDS author, support group honor Black contributions to Mormon history

Column: Motherhood a respectable career

Chieko Okasaki to address students in Leadership Conference

Politics: Republicans rebuff anti-smoking plea; Poll - Californians back ban on same-sex marriage

Sports news: AZ basketball reunion possible; Larry Maxwell relishes coaching as an assistant to his son