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Wednesday Headlines (March 31, 2004)
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State of Illinois apologizes for persecution of the Church in 1800s; Full text of the Resolution

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Easter pageant to attract 150,000

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Conference plan questioned; Judge appears leery of SLC's speech rules

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Church program helps improve education

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California Gull saves the day

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Hollister man gains perspective while on mission

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Mission call has BYU scrambling

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Teen bound for teaching post in China

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Storm outfielder battles illness to play


Tuesday Headlines (March 30, 2004)
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Wheelchairs distributed in Minsk; Similar article

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City defends LDS conference buffers, speech zones; Street preachers prepare for LDS conference

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Chess master hones skills with NATO team in sight

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Sounding off: Roy woman fulfills goals despite hearing loss

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Transfers mesh at Oklahoma State; Stillwater revival; (Final) 4 the hard way

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Car crash kills SMSU professor and wife

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Everyday people: Hansen does necessary, little-known job

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War film wins its PG-13 battle; Similar article

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Mormon faith and evolution don't have to contradict, professor says

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Logan, Utah one of nation's top 'emerging' cities

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Lexington council rejects church's request

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The Goldsteins and the O'Reillys are coming for dinner -- what now?


Monday Headlines (March 29, 2004)
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Stay course, young women told; LDS women gather for annual conference

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Growth puts squeeze on Mormon congregations

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Retracing our steps

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LDS volunteers remodel apartment

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Teens fast for hungry children of the world

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Extra! Paperboy calls it a career

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Elder Scott to deliver commencement speech

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History: Provo's first sports arena; Mormon  Lewis Barney lived life to the fullest in 1800s

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Opinion: Lee statue would taint Washington

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Transient camps yield tons of trash

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Mission San Jose community at odds over statue

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PBS: The New Americans


Weekend Headlines (March 27-28, 2004)
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There's nothing minor about it (article in LA Times on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; registration required)

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Woodward school rededicated -- Elder Holland is keynote speaker

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Preachers plan on continuing with preaching; Preachers rebuff LDS buffer zones; Preachers sue city over buffers; Kirby: That old time religious persecution

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Attorney becomes Mormon leader

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Today in history (Kirtland Temple dedicated)

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The tithe is turning and churches feel the pinch

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Sharing Passover

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Ankeny's LDS church splits into two wards

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Deaths: Community figure passes away; Slain S.J. teen is mourned

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Soccer: Esperanza's Pugmire has it all

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NCAA tournament: Oklahoma State rises from the ashes; Similar article

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Men's center changes lives with volunteers' help

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NY Times: Harm to fetuses becomes issue in Utah and elsewhere

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Dilworth receives Eagle Scout honor

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LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (March 26, 2004)
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Elder Holland to speak at school dedication

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Ruling affects church appeal

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Missionary serving in Poland

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Californians finish two-year mission in Texas

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Witnesses identify suspects in slaying of U.S. tourist

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Steve Young supports American Idol contestant

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High school students asked to leave Main Street Plaza

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2A Boys All-Idaho player Kael Pope

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Basketball has few shades of gray

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Hefty choice: diet or die

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Thousands visit village linked to Presley (similar to an article posted last week)

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BYU relocates photos

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Guilty verdict in molestation case decried


Thursday Headlines (March 25, 2004)
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Faith turns tech savvy; Similar USA Today article

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Father mourns teen lost to road rage

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Society donates items to children's ward

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A worldwide women's organization turns a year older

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Appeals court upholds city's rejection of church plan; West Linn victorious in church dispute

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Colleen Maxwell recognized with BYU-Idaho Exemplary Woman Award

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Event brings religions together to celebrate the Resurrection

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Crying rooms a godsend for parents

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Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys riding range

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Amended FMA faces pro-family criticism, Senate snags

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50 years ago in Michigan, churches made improvements

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Larson wins 2004 coach of the year

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'Quilts for Kids' project ends Thursday


Wednesday Headlines (March 24, 2004)
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With taps and a 21-gun salute, a Utah soldier is buried

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Historic church getting a face-lift

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Joining forces to battle same-sex marriage

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Brazil's 'Liriel' wows South Davis audience

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Smith to discuss marriage issues

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How Mesa got its name

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Sunday play still an issue as ball field work begins

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New quest under way for the American Jesus

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Funeral food: What to offer for comfort


Tuesday Headlines (March 23, 2004)
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Latter-day Saints adopt special home in Ghana

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New Iraq beckons his help

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Kicks for Iraqi kids

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McElvis' roots revealed

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Family History Center grows with recent acquisitions

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Got roots? Find them in new genealogy center

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Getting jiggly outside the Jell-O belt

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Cody Judy leads the colorful cast of fringe candidates seeking office

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Book Review: Theology in America (The reviewer has an obvious disdain for LDS beliefs)


Monday Headlines (March 22, 2004)
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More is merrier: Average family is shrinking, but these families aren't average

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Brazilian to sing in LDS conference; Tabernacle Choir performs with a special guest

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Life goes beyond the tiara

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BYU's Tantara label turns recordings into business

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'Idol' wild-card sparks controversy

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Salt Lake Pioneer Stake to celebrate centennial

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BYU's honor code; The BYU Honor Code

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New CD puts mission to music

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Caucuses pivotal in Utah

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'Passion' inspires church programs

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10 Commandments guide scout hike

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Camp Floyd starts high-tech touring

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Perpetual Education Fund described as a model for government

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Ad campaign makes clear: Tribune has news for Utahns

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History: Early Mormon hospitality: It depended on the guest; The West under cover


Saturday Headlines (March 20, 2004)
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More Savior of the World tickets available

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Missionaries strive to strengthen the Mormon church in the area

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Fulfilling a life mission

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Sister missionaries serve in Kansas City

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Kenai genealogy buffs get to the roots of family trees

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Missionary feels tug of Haiti

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Hunt for a modest prom dress reveals girls' ingenuity

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LDS movies doing big business at box office

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Olsen a man on a mission

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Governor puts on the green

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A teachable moment

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20 million-dollar homes now planned in area that has an LDS history

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Volleyball: Wilton praises makeshift lineup

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Jon Peter Lewis makes it to the American Idol finals

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Australian child star now on LDS mission

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LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (March 19, 2004)
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Singing with spirit: A famous Brazilian pop singer and LDS convert brings her music to the Tabernacle

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Latter-day Saints present equipment to Korle-Bu

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NCAA Tournament: Orange guard sinks BYU; Bigelow, BYU can't find clutch; McNamara, Syracuse get best of BYU in shooting spree; Rose knows about tourney wins

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Friends honor Ferrin at memorial rites

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Sheri Dew gives insights into integrity

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America at war

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Mesa considers historic status for The Landmark

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Biggest churches still growing

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Award-winning author Orson Scott Card to speak at WFU

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South Park pokes fun at LDS


Thursday Headlines (March 18, 2004)
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Elder Maxwell lauds gift of free will

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Picayune grad killed in Iraq admired for honoring code; Similar article

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Identical letters written by Brigham Young to be auctioned on EBay; Similar article

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Albany City Council to hear appeal on Mormon church decision

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Soldier, Bush to dine

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Provo's Wesley earns top award

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New inn to open in Nauvoo

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BYU keeps wary eye on where logo goes; What's true blue at BYU -- old or new?

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BYU assistant Toolson spent summer at SU

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Baptism controversy flares anew between Mormons, Jews

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Same-sex weddings OK'd in county (photo of stake president testifying included in article); Reaction mixed to marriage decision; Same-sex marriage opens way for polygamy, family experts warn

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Man sentenced for sex abuse was never a bishop; Similar article


Wednesday Headlines (March 17, 2004)
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LDS Church fifth largest within U.S.; Similar article

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SLC to create buffer zones at conference

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Stake president testifies against same-sex marriages in Oregon (see roughly two-thirds down article)

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Army, National Guard seeking LDS chaplains to serve

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Salinas star commits to college in Utah

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Sutton's OSU blueprint marked by transfers; Similar article

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Well water dispute resolved

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Ex-bishop imprisoned; Man sentenced for sex abuse was never a bishop


Tuesday Headlines (March 16, 2004)
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Civilization imperils Osceola trail ride

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Airline operations chief faces monthly review

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BYU professor is on a quest for quiet

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School district is accused of religious bias in sports

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UVSC to hold Mormon Studies conference

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Gays violate God's canon

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BYU's Brazilian center pursues hoop dreams

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Y. gridders trying to regroup

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Genealogical workshop offered

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Internet research is focus of genealogy seminar

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Blackfoot funeral home is ready to open


Monday Headlines (March 15, 2004)
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Centenarian could be Clark County's oldest native

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Getting line on lineage

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Polygamy was rejected under the gun

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Hatch isn't changing ways on Constitution

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Hungering for insight

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Becoming Eagle scouts all part of family tradition

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Church sends letter encouraging greater participation in political process

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LDS writing group lists fiction winners

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Stats didn't concern guard

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NCAA Tournament: Y. draws defending champion Syracuse; Utes are happy with Milwaukee; Utah State snubbed; Few moves made in clutch

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Cougars say bad breaks are a thing of the past


Weekend Headlines (March 13, 2004)
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Recently returned missionary still feels tug of Haiti

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Elder Maxwell set to speak at BYU on Tuesday

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Missionaries, Utah student in Spain feel effects of attacks but are not injured

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The Da Vinci Code, sparks discussion on a married Jesus and the role of Mary Magdalene

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Mormons' story is told on film (registration required)

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A question of faith: What is most understood about your religion (I wonder if this stake president knew his quote would be right next to the Wiccan's)

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Rexburg 'idol' back in

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Eagle scout helps foreign victims of war

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Volunteer EMT died from head injury

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Genealogical society volunteers copy earliest records

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Genealogists gather in San Francisco for Family History Day

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Shock's out, Marie's in on radio

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Young woman receives award

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Y. to probe recruiting policies

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Satire: Faith tested by new schedule

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LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (March 12, 2004)
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New study: Life expectancy among Mormons and non-Mormons living in Utah

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Mormon missionaries clean up Fountain Square Park

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President Faust to be honored

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Opinion: Going rate for saving souls galore is ten cents per page

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Life's changes color art of stricken local painter

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Stafford family string

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LDS students to honor teachers

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Author dramatic about teaching foreign language

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Family history fair scheduled

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Controversial artwork stolen from school; The object of art

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NCAA grants Brinton extra season

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Weak box office returns in Salt Lake for 'Passion' (see near end of article)

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SLC mall may float parts of the Titanic

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6 gridders punished by BYU

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Inmate, 34, dies, in apparent suicide


Thursday Headlines (March 11, 2004)
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Charities respond to Haiti crisis with food, medical supplies

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SLC's proposed rules on free speech remain vague; Similar article

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Governor Romney in middle on issue of gay unions

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Eagle Scout has no plans to stop at 120 badges

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Family history never dies, it just fades away

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Graffiti cleaned up

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Glass Tower headquarters to grab attention similar to Washington Temple

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Businessman heads to prison for fraud


Wednesday Headlines (March 10, 2004)
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Taber LDS church gears up for centennial

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First-hand Haiti; Missionary back from Haiti

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Liberty embodies a strong sense of community

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Developer to incorporate past with present when building Nauvoo hotel

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NAU reaches title game

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Stake Center approved in Cedar Hills

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Art exhibit raises ire at community college; Art attracts more viewers and complaints

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Money manager is denied bail


Tuesday Headlines (March 9, 2004)
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Boy Scout decision disappoints LDS Church; Similar article

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Billboard: Meat and potatoes of doctrine questioned; Similar article

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Pilgrim's murder doesn't hinder business for Book of Mormon tours

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Q&A with Mark 'Mad Dog' Madsen

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Bill makes discrimination against gay renters illegal

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Video game music improves with technology (mentions members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir who recorded music for a Lord of the Rings video game)

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Man carjacks carrier for news journal

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Mesa polls to ban electioneers

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AFA favorite, but watch out for BYU


Monday Headlines (March 8, 2004)
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Healing Hands has helped since 1998; Utah group gives aid to Haiti's disabled

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Returned missionary recalls Haiti

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Outfielder makes a life journey

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A lasting impression

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A drunk and rowdy history, that's -- wait, Provo; More on the history of Provo

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Oregon senator shares tragedy of son's suicide

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There's plenty to do in Kirtland, Ohio

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LDS-themed travel; Faithful follow spiritual path

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Patience a keyless virtue when waiting for service

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Big-time Bigelow

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Wesley's MVP play in tourney may open eyes

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For them, San Diego 'still feels like home'

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Fighting violence in Camden schools (LDS young man beaten)

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Woman creates stitch-able history

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SCO CEO faces death threats

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The search for missing in action soldiers

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Clutter now a symptom of spiritual disorder

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Is politics as usual scaring off business?

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Holy Hollywood!

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Zarahemla expedition proved a perilous adventure

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The sanctity of marriage


Saturday Headlines (March 6, 2004)
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Temple open house in New York announced

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Missionary rebounds on court after two-year break

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Few changes to free-speech laws

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Exploring eco values in LDS faith

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Pouring a solid foundation

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BYU student lives American Idol dream

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Osmond keeping feet on ground; Merrill Osmond -- Southport Theatre

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'Book of Mormon' continues the passion for religious flicks

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It's easy to research vital statistics

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Church takes case to appeals court

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Priest combines religion and science

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Christian leaders speak out on gay marriage; Gay marriage bans advance in Wisconsin and Kansas (similar articles were published across the U.S.)

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Planning commission denies church application to build church

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Ralliers hope to gain support in battle against substance abuse

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Another Dead Goat skirmish; Nearer my Goat to thee

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LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (March 5, 2004)
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Dells' Rollins known as operations guru; Rollins assigned new role as Dell's CEO; Similar article

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Elder Maxwell speaks at LDS Institute

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Crandall takes stand, will sit down Sunday; Similar article

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Whitefish choir heads to Mormon Tabernacle

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Mormon fair teaches emergency training

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Sisters raise money to bring family from Haiti

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They don't do cotton underwear sale (article on individual who posted temple garments for sale on eBay)

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Few faiths back same-sex unions

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It's state title or bust for Highland senior

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Cutting-edge keepsakes

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Student exchange program benefits Utah, children

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Down-to-earth Kathy Mattea doesn't do diva

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Deaths: Dr. Robert Hansen was Washington Hospital chief of staff; Services are today for Miami Herald executive

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Photographer honored as best in Connecticut

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Brothers to be tried together in slayings of five


Thursday Headlines (March 4, 2004)
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Christian faiths try to 'love one another'

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Woman traces roots back 4000 years

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A squad of overachievers majoring in Chemistry

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Utahn is anxious to return to Haiti

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Man admits to stealing checks, setting fire to wardhouse; Thief admits church arson

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Latter-day Saints question the benefits of Atkins

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Niueans in New Zealand collate documents

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Smith: 'The best antidote to grief is gratitude'

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A happy ending to building originally destroyed by arson

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Mormonism at the U.

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LDS publisher rejects Mormon writer's novel

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Blackmun papers reveal provide a peek inside the court

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Youth leader scouts out Utah territory

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The coach and the newspaper

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Pres. Faust offers prayer


Wednesday Headlines (March 3, 2004)
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Mormon mission team finds time fulfilling

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Senator speaks out for suicide prevention; Senator Smith raises suicide awareness

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Ultimate comeback (registration required)

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Cub scouts send flags to overseas troops

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Bill to prohibit use of Mexican ID as driver's license dies

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Nauvoo man guilty of 10 misdemeanors; Similar article


Tuesday Headlines (March 2, 2004)
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Elder de Jager called guileless; Elder Jacob de Jager dies at 81

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Mission possible: Mormon students recount two-year long missions to Chicago, Italy and Brazil

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World spiraling down, lawyers told

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Starting the day off right

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Latter-day Saints building church

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Clearing hurdles

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Mormon group wants 9-foot statue in city park

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Romney's real agenda emerges

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Last Marriott appearance for Bigelow

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Stanford basketball star welcomes first child

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Interfaith discussion to be held in Boise

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Sac. to NY nonstop via JetBlue

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Lottery proposal allowed to die

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Bishop Irish comes full circle

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Another time, another constitutional amendment on marriage; Similar article


Monday Headlines (March 1, 2004)
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Time for Mormon history to come out of its ghetto

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Black genealogists get help tracing their roots (registration required)

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Utah project to link DNA, genealogy; Similar article; Similar USA Today article

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Utah national guard delivers aid to Morocco

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LDS ward house blaze causes $1 million in damage

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Pondering impact of Mel's 'Passion'

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History: Provo's original square; Organizations work to preserve state landmark

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Creed and classroom: Mormonism in Utah's universities

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Deaths: Retailer, civic leader made mark across Northwest

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Colleagues, friends speak highly of USU's coach

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Looking for love in high-tech places

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More Utah County residents are enjoying life in Ute red

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Not doomed to the lifestyle