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March 2001 News:

Weekend Headlines (Mar 31-Apr 1, 2001)

Listen to Conference; Listen to Conference on BYU's NewsNet

President Hinckley announces Perpetual Education Fund: LDS Church news release; President Hinckley sound bites; LDS Church extends hand to needy missionaries; New loan program to help LDS youths; Education fund is a hit

Summaries of Saturday session talks

Temples at core of faith that is stronger than ever; New general authorities announced

General Conference photos, quotes, and sound bites

LDS Conference advance stories, transcripts, etc.

More on General Conference: General Conference to be seen live on the web; Thousands to flock to Temple Square; Conference brings influx of travelers to Salt Lake City; Conference reaches larger audience but still has limits; TRAX ready for big weekend; I-15 open for weekend -- TRAX to start early for Conference

Gordon Hinckley and Dalai Lama share more than one might think

President Hinckley keeps busy year round with global travels

Mainstream Christianity drive doesn't go smoothly for LDS Church

Edinburgh newspaper reports Mormons in 'charm offensive' to increase numbers in Scotland

Did kin stop at Ellis? LDS Church plays role in compiling immigrant data

Institute a home away from home

Rooting out your family tree

Nauvoo polls under scrutiny

Battle over artifacts ends

'Reorganized' church changes name to 'Community of Christ'

BYU's business and law schools in US News' top 50 list; Newsweek article says BYU acceptance rate higher than many other schools

Gardner provides WSU a story of success

Fictional heartbreaker devastates Colombian women

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Mar 30, 2001)

LDS conference-goers will bask in fair spring weather

LDS Church unveils plans to build alpine camp in Wasatch County; Huge LDS campsite east of Heber

Mormons intensify missionary efforts in Utah; Similar article

Susan Easton Black speaks at Alice Louise lecture

Church member hopes to become mayor of Nauvoo

Utah working to be exception in economic slowdown

Ex-LDS bishop headed to prison

Arts & culture: Orson Scott Card to visit Springville; Artist's windows grace Winters Quarters Temple; The man behind the podium

Other members in the news: Two achieve rank of Eagle

Sports: Getting defensive at BYU scrimmage; On a mission to the majors


Thursday Headlines (Mar 29, 2001)

Utah census quest called unrealistic; Missionary count looks shaky

Area Latter-day Saints rejoice in Omaha temple; Historic site open until dedication

Volunteers join in singing Joseph's praise

BYU brass suspend two gays

International students bring spiritual variety to U. Texas-Arlington

Buckeye mourns student's death

Business: Dillard's buys four ZCMI retail outlets; Smooth going for sidewalk company

Sports: Engemann works to regain glory


Wednesday Headlines (Mar 28, 2001)

LDS Church calls for unplugging of local church units' web sites; LDS leaders move to close unofficial Mormon web sites

Winters Quarters Temple church news release

Utah readies pitch for 4th seat; Similar AP article

Family looks at bright side in aftermath of shootings

PBS Religion and Ethics looks at Mormon missionaries

People prepare for general conference

Huntsman Jr. nominated for U.S. trade post; Similar SL Tribune article

Utahns snapping up tickets to see Dalai Lama

Arts & culture: Temple Square Chorale gives vibrant version of Mozart's Requiem; Sculpture depicting First Vision displayed in Provo

Other Church members in the news: Hasler unlocked secrets of salmon spawning; Teen's talent betrays his tough shell


Tuesday Headlines (Mar 27, 2001)

Annual BYU Women's Conference to be held May 3 and 4

Readers agree: temple is terrific

Latter-day temple opens in Omaha

Mormon ride conflicts with Ozzfest

SLOC rejoins ties with state travel council

Arts & culture: Pop music star, Donny Osmond; Tales of ordinary brutality

Church members in sports news: Se habla NBA? Madsen makes connection with Latinos; A road less traveled

Other Church members in the news: Four siblings prepare to graduate; BYU students honored in national writing contest; Paraders, onlookers, protestors converge


Monday Headlines (Mar 26, 2001)

Live properly, women urged; Pres. Hinckley urges LDS girls to remain chaste

Retired dentist helps homeless with severe pain

This is the last tour, Card says

Home business only option for some women

Outstanding Scholar lecture focused on geographics of Mormon west

BYU football: Mortensen aims to master QB position

Cleveland looking to Nielsen to take leadership role


Weekend Headlines (Mar 24-25, 2001)

Church pushes for name change

Shortage of missionaries causes missions to be consolidated

Ricks makes transitions

Aggies have a lot to be proud of after two-year run

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Mar 23, 2001)

Temple open house scheduled

Carl Bloch paintings of Savior

Wounded missionary out of Brazil hospital

One-third of Utah's residents are under 18


Thursday Headlines (Mar 22, 2001)

New contours in America's religious landscape

University of Maryland offers blessings, challenges for Latter-day Saints

Devotional & speeches: Daughter, grand-daughter give first hand glimpse into the life of Sister Hinckley; Devotional: Dale Murphy; Lund defines the educated person

BYU and the Church: Symposium to showcase research regarding LDS linguistics; BYU hosts family expo in April; Folk ensemble tours to spread gospel message; BYU multicultural performing groups share their diversity; BYU students balk at coming change in journalism program

Family call to order

Arts & culture: Carl Bloch paintings of the Savior featured at Hope Gallery in Provo


Wednesday Headlines (Mar 21, 2001)

Southern Virginia College Chamber Choir performs in southern states

LDS elder, father recovering after attack

Ohio State Latter-day Saints combine institute, ward forces to achieve goals

Crookston tells Devotional audience to follow Lord's servants

Despite hardships, missionaries love their work

Chinese Church of Jesus Christ members find haven in Provo

Dig planned on Mormon Handcart Company refuge

Jaws of life could tell heroic stories

A dna.com special web-event

Beer will flow during games

'Indie' bookstores band together on-line

Sports: Y. goals high for 2001-02


Tuesday Headlines (Mar 20, 2001)

Roots grow on CD-ROM: Church unveils family histories

Sale of Salt Lake Tribune makes many non-Mormons nervous

BYU's Edwards, Lewis among honorees at football banquet

Olympics: After LDS brouhaha, SLOC severs tie to Travel Council; Travel agency accused of pushing Mormon religion; Utah leaders hope to show modern face at Olympics

Arts & culture: Church architecture on display at Museum of Art; A strong woman married to a patriarch (buy 'Sarah' by Orson Scott Card)

Oft-reviled mogul turns to giving

Church members in the news: '93 hazing case finally in court; Y researcher remembered for ambitious character


Monday Headlines (Mar 19, 2001)

Public to tour Winters Quarters Nebraska temple

President Hinckley wins award for book

Olympics and the LDS Church: SLOC and LDS Church downplay involvement; Letter from editor of SL Tribune regarding Olympics and LDS Church; Non-LDS religious leaders cite minimal input; Visiting reporters complain venues tour turned into pitch for church, state; Church has long had a powerful Olympic voice; Special treatment for the church?

Letters detailing 1857 massacre arrive in Arkansas

Professor Black to discuss people Joseph Smith loved

Organist, 85, brings cheers to shoppers

Arts & culture: BYU Singers in concert March 23; Shaping words into an Oscar; Concert series to feature Mozart's "Requiem"; A lucky break energizes Utah artist; BYU student films to debut at Final Cut film festival


Weekend Headlines (Mar 17-18, 2001)

Artist delights in chance to carve oxen

Mormons who don't want to face bishop can find counseling online

Census challenge back on fast track; Change focus of lawsuit over census, Demos urge; Panel of three judges to hear Utah case

Groundbreaking for temple in Ghana

LDS Church, Idaho growers to send potatoes to needy

Romney: These are not Mormon games; Romney summons civic leaders, pops champagne to attack 'LDS Olympics' charge; Notion of LDS games lingers

Reap what you sew -- inmates make quilts for sick children

Morality = church growth?

Utah's religious gap a festering issue for many

Hikers give rock pillar a second look

Arts & culture: Mormons' long, strange trip to the mainstream; Religious broadcasts on upswing; Symbols & faith -- icons serve as instant reminders

Obituaries: Wendell G. Eames

NCAA tournament: An escape and an exhale by the Eagles; Big day for little guys; Utah State guard not ready to go home yet; Aggies have some pressing concerns

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Mar 16, 2001)

Missionary, dad improve

CNN pulls story from its website (see March 10-11 headlines)

Y student creates windows for temples

Transsexual fights church

Families pursue civil suit in Omagh bombing

Arts & culture: BYU performing groups to dance at Olympic games; Junior League building has interesting history; Author to talk March 23, 24

Sports: Thunderbird seniors end careers with big-time performance; Cincy steals dance from Cougs


Thursday Headlines (Mar 15, 2001)

Catholic windows have an LDS home

Youth and parents find unity in church after Santee shooting

Elder Ballard rededicates BYU's McDonald building

LDS College plans revamp

Goodbye to big send-offs

Claim of 'post-denominational era' defied

Protestant churches face pastor shortage

Arts & culture: High profile drivers crave 'green' cars; Take-home technology -- now musicians can be their own producers

Sports news: Mission: possible for Cleveland, BYU; SUU: Thunderbirds' dream in progress


Wednesday Headlines (Mar 14, 2001)

Elder Ballard discusses the role of women; See similar article

Say 'bye to big airport send-offs: LDS members asked to scale back throngs for missionaries

Elder's family eyes future; Family counts blessings

Courting controversy

Church members in the news: Orem High student has perfect ACT score; Pomeroy's a good fit

NCAA tournament: Southern Utah coming to town


Tuesday Headlines (Mar 13, 2001)

Utah LDS missionary, father shot in Brazil; See similar article

It isn't a Sunday religion (thanks to D. Stringham for the link)

Mormon temple gets judge's blessing

Sister Smoot released from hospital following surgery

Mormons building 'BYU East'

Utah's porn czar will help cities deal with smut

Turnaround specialist Romney at helm of 2002 Olympics

Arts & culture: Utah artists' work to be displayed in Nauvoo Temple

Sports: NCAA tournament; Bower agog


Monday Headlines (Mar 12, 2001)

After 154 years, old Nauvoo, Mormon faithful still at odds

Ex-news chief elected to hall

Justices rule in favor of church

US News & World Report: Don't call it Mormon (thanks to C. Hancock for the link)

LDS prophets were proud to be 'Mormons'

Commemorate Mormon migration

Latter-day Saints are educated, not oppressive

By leaps and bounds: Utah's growing pains

Unification's Moon offers social message: 'time for America to awaken,' he tells SLC crowd

Arts & culture: 'Lives of the Saints' offered at BYU March 17; Show targets Salt Lake -- from New York; Kick up heels like old timers in Mormon west

Sports news: BYU men's basketball team heading to NCAA tournament; BYU sent to San Diego for date with Cincinnati; Brigham Young rises from disaster's ashes; Free spirited ex-Jayhawk has been a vital part of Sacramento's success


Weekend Headlines (Mar 10-11, 2001)

Church responds to CNN article (see lead article on March 9); Send feedback to CNN

Say no to the mission call and the pressure will build

Mormons await golden moment

Court gives Utah clergy protection

Islam, Mormonism compared

Ruling may bolster Utah census suit

New stake presidency named in Savannah

More on use of Church's official name

Ex-scout official accused

Church members in the news: American Federation of Teachers loses its leader to heart disease; Spotlight on Mark Madsen

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Mar 9, 2001)

Separation of church and career in Salt Lake City

President Monson to get humanitarian award

Ricks devotional: Alexander Morrison

Elder M. Russell Ballard at BYU devotional March 13

Utah sues census to prove that missionaries abroad count too

Olympic officials defend sponsor

BYU announces creation of BYU institute for study and preservation of ancient texts

Youth prepare education kits for third world countries

'Testament' start to speak at fireside

Former Church spokesman now serves at Hawaiin Temple visitors center

Coach's wife content on bench

Arts & culture: Days of '47 activities announced; Days of '47 to get diverse

Other Church members in the news: Temple president named Ricks Man of Excellence; When the spy who loved you was also lying to you, things can get ugly; Disabilities, hardships don't get family down


Thursday Headlines (Mar 8, 2001)

Fireside aims to prepare future missionaries for service ahead

Utah newspaper battle reflects underlying paranoia of LDS Church's influence

Couple runs online 'zine

Grammy nominee and BYU alum Joseph Fire Crow explains musical journey

Gold from sunken ship put on display

BYU engineering students build pavilion


Wednesday Headlines (Mar 7, 2001)

Visibility of Salt Lake Temple during 2002 games raises security concerns

Daley tells students how to center arts in gospel of Christ

Retreat focuses on Jesus Christ, 'the world's greatest example'

Church formally requests use of full name

Judge denies quick appeal on census; Similar Salt Lake Tribune article

Southern Baptists create new council to promote families

More on Freeman's Bank records CD: Slavery-era database aids family research; Technology may fill gap in blacks' lives (thanks to D. Stringham for the link)

Arts & culture: Utah's Olympic food pin fetish


Tuesday Headlines (Mar 6, 2001)

Church News Release: Official name of Church re-emphasized; Text of First Presidency letter; Origin of the name Mormon

'LDS Church' still term of choice for newspapers

Technology boon for LDS, Elder Perry says

K. Newell Daley to speak at BYU's devotional

More on Freedman's Bank records

Disparaging comments towards Utah

Church members in the news: Not Knight's 'final answer'; Paying their respects to the best


Monday Headlines (Mar 5, 2001)

Elder Perry shares insight of the restoration at CES fireside

Company offers Y students chance to defend their faith

BYU students hope for Middle East peace

Utah sees gold medal business links

Arts & culture: A blessing or a curse? Irreverent beer ads brew plenty of both; Science Fiction extravaganza takes over spotlight at BYU; After 25 years, Ogden treat Mormon Muffin gets a pin

Church members in the news: Porn czar is a star in Utah's smut war; Eminem's idol? Who but Donny Osmond; Senior takes control of her future; Arizona tribe enjoys its own form of economic boom

Church members in sports news: Cougar setter takes strange route to top


Weekend Headlines (Mar 3-4, 2001)

Sister Dew urges women to recognize their divine potential

Spiritual emphasis on Jesus

Name calling a a time-honored rite of ridicule -- Mormon pales in comparison to other derisive monikers

Brisbane temple to be built

Mormons kept from the polls in Nauvoo?

Mormons join foes of rural limits

Ricks name change could happen this fall

Ricks devotional: Andrew Skinner

Teasing family history from a few drops of blood

Baptists promote families

African church leader visits BYU

Arts & culture: I will know the face of Christ when we meet; Coffee shop aims to help teens

Church members in sports news: BYU dinner will honor Edwards; Six habits of highly effective wrestlers; Faith powers Centennial trio; Different faiths, one goal: how a religion, basketball brings a team together; Seattle high school sports

Humor: Designing a ward newsletter? Let me lend a hand

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Mar 2, 2001)

President Hinckley has minor surgery

Elder Perry to speak at CES fireside

Sheri L. Dew to speak at Women's Leadership Conference

Russian religion claims to be branch of Church of Jesus Christ

Furniture mogul devotes $23M to build shelter

Lent is time of fasting, abstinence

New California bill revives gay marriage battle

Did thrill of secret life hook agent?

Business: Church-owned radio station bans certain words; ZCMI stores to be renamed and open on Sunday and ZCMI to undergo major changes; Deseret Book -- minus books

Arts & culture: Three-act play examines issues relative to Church; Robert Redford discusses marriage and divorce to church member

Other church members in the news: Tiny toys turn into famous faces

Church members in sports news: BYU Frosh make progress


Thursday Headlines (Mar 1, 2001)

In age of ease, Church of Jesus Christ improves structure of temples

Church of Jesus Christ sees growth in membership, temples

John Cobbinah to discuss Church in Africa

A web service that traces family roots

More on Freedman's Bank records: Sun-Sentinel article

Student wins religious symposium with paper on baby blessings

12-step program draws inspiration from Mormon teachings

Pornography addictions damage marriages -- even at BYU

Arts & culture: Quantity, quality of temple art work explodes

Other church members in the news: Coed just wants an apology, but money will do; Avalanche victim is mourned; Nuclear victim Myers dies