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May 2003 Archived News:

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


Friday Headlines (May 30, 2003)

Lead out in might example, President Monson tells Scouters

Provo Chamber hails Bateman for uniting Y., city

Delay on Plaza vote could prove costly; Similar article

BYU-Idaho musician speaks on charity

Arizona town to get deed to historic Mormon church; Similar article

TV writer, former Utahn, dies

Guiding spirit

Protests target media consolidation

Nauvoo cheese plant prepares to close doors

Times plugs a book

Boy Scout leader charged with abuse


Thursday Headlines (May 29, 2003)

All-Church tourney bore label of 'world's largest'

New suit may derail plaza deal; New developments on Main Street Plaza dispute; Main Street Sale II

Hiker remembered as a friend and nature lover

Teacher, pedaling away pounds

Unique visitor center presents tribal history

New film targets LDS audience

Praying for rights

Romney's earnings in 2002 released

Corruption charges continue to smolder

Golfers aiming for state title

Book review of "American Massacre"

Judge orders evaluation of man in wife poisoning case


Wednesday Headlines (May 28, 2003)

Unique book goes on display (note: this does not mention the Church, but the similarity between this and the Book of Mormon is of interest -- thanks to R. Purnell for the link)

Volunteers keep Temple Square blooming

City Council will hear Mayor's Main Street Plaza solution; Council to hear public comment on Main Street Plaza; City Council discusses Mayor's Main Street proposal

Play is June 6, 7 on black pioneer

Salute to a sergeant Bryant, a 28-year police veteran laid to rest; Deputy is killed in highway collision


Tuesday Headlines (May 27, 2003)

Black Mormons say life better since 1978

Lost boys survive cold night in bush; Similar article

On wings of thunder

Tidying graves a holiday ritual

Mormons open historic Kirtland for tours

In Utah desert, lu'au go on

Six artists come together for show at BYU

Man shoots at church building

Court ruling brings council prayer into question

Sad farewell


Weekend Headlines (May 24-25, 2003)

A Utah massacre and Mormon memory

Mormons seek to dispel image of running Utah

Miller honored with award

Mayor reveals proposed ordinance; Plaza documents on city web site; Mayor posts Main Street proposal

Salt Lake cemetery full of Utah's famous

Ex-RLDS church revising its image

New LDS stake center serves three wards

Preparing for the worst; Being prepared is not just for boy scouts

Latter-day Saints help sponsor special Olympics event

Latter-day Saints help prepare cemetery for Memorial Day

City turns red, white, and blue

Small-town composer finds fame

A bold vision for Salt Lake malls

Utah governor warns 'we could run out of water'

Humor: Living in Zion as a non-Utah Mormon

Deaths: Long-time officer and father of 8 dies; Local pioneer remembered

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (May 23, 2003)

Hikers remember friend as hero; Hiker's selfless act not surprising, family says; Utah hiker is killed by boulder; Hiker dies after shoving pal to safety (note: this story appeared in many papers throughout the U.S.)

Missionary couple welcomed in Guatemala

President Monson to lead Scout rite

New Main Plaza documents released

Rugby League: With faith and might

Cougars secure eligibility for U. cast-off

LDS Charities restores 40 more boreholes

Arts: 'Huebener' is a well-scripted, powerful piece

Ephraim expects mass migration to Scandinavian Festival

Missionary question for juror ruled OK

Utah prepares for firing-squad execution in June; Similar article (note: this also appeared in many papers throughout the U.S.)

Bill may help pioneer trails get historic designation

Church puts woman out on her ear

High school interns learn jobs from inside out


Thursday Headlines (May 22, 2003)

A blast into the past: Latter-Day Saints youth trek into wilderness like pioneers

Middle East in Middle Utah

Devotional speaker teaches how to successfully progress; Elder Robert S. Wood speaks on the Holy Ghost

Fire marshal smokes out clues

Cottonwood hiker risked life to save others

'Massacre' novelist may face LDS excommunication; A lapsed Mormon novelist fears her book may bring church pressure

LDS members find alternative ways to do missionary work

Lehi mother waits for son to return from Iraq

Utah man returns to Philippine roots

Patriotic fireside to honor troops

Minority outreach: whites taking heat

Book synopsis: Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith


Wednesday Headlines (May 21, 2003)

Elaine Cannon dies at 81 in Salt Lake City; LDS guru on teens dies at 81; Former LDS Church leader dies

A visit to the Brisbane Australia Temple

It's hard to say 'no' to Gordon Hinckley

Evangelism's place in Christianity

Hoop coach steps down

Leaders say stay away from R rated movies

Teenagers named Eagle Scouts


Tuesday Headlines (May 20, 2003)

'Kirtland miracle'

Justices may wait until late June to decide on Plaza review; Good news for LDS Church; Supreme Court puts Main Street case on hold

Being prepared isn't just for Scouts, LDS fair shows

High Court won't hear City Council prayer appeal

Musical chronicles Joseph Smith's life

Preservation plan rejects church plans to demolish old home

Bringing religion to Zion

Verizon employee honored as Asian-American role model

A passion for birding


Monday Headlines (May 19, 2003)

Dedication restores part of history; Video: President Hinckley dedicates historic buildings in Kirtland

Church and state

LDS Church influencing shape of downtown Salt Lake City and Ogden

LDS Church faces leasing hurdle

Sci-Fi legend lends words to new video game; Similar article

Talk radio host taking show on road for troops

Major League in sports and in the gospel

Pole vaulter fulfilling childhood goals at BYU

SARS leads volunteer teachers in China to come home

Smart family investigation finds media culpable

DUI deaths decline in Utah

'Mo' Udall awards named for thirty year House member

S.L. race all about Rocky

National Guard publishes history of Utah's citizen-soldiers; Guard had a notable role in Spanish-American War

New veterans memorial dedicated

Pre-Columbian treasures within easy reach at park

Monks attacks 'malign' US influence


Weekend Headlines (May 17-18, 2003)

Historic Kirtland achieves milestone; Media tour historic Kirtland, Ohio; Dedication set for 'Historic Kirtland'; Hinckley to dedicate historic LDS town; Reconstruction has been nearly free of public protest; Kirtland restoration complete; Hinckley exclusive on Kirtland; LDS dedication in Kirtland

Trails historian S.B. Kimball dies

Surviving tragedy

Teens use CPR skills to save girl from drowning

LDS teen defies Nazis

Russon ends long service to judiciary

Tiptoeing through the ethical minefield of stem cell research

Masons honored at Fort Douglas

Krakauer tackles religion, murder

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (May 16, 2003)

President Hinckley to dedicate Kirtland buildings; Church leaders to dedicate restored buildings in Ohio

7 Habits, Inc.

Missionaries see tornado from 'jail'; She's moving this time

Tonga's new building king

Where past meets present

Three receive Eagle Scout award

Sports: Wyoming announces signings

Deaths: Teacher crafted joy


Thursday Headlines (May 15, 2003)

Utah's theocratic past colors church-state perceptions; Similar article

Setting the stage for a giveaway at Martin's Cove?; Talks continue

Mormons coming to rescue of rundown Bayside Cemetery

Kindness is overwhelming to LDS in Oregon

For whom Bell toils

Plaza easement appraisal ready; Similar article

Institute provides religious foundation for students

Pepper spray sends DI workers to hospital; Pepper spray makes workers sick at Welfare Square

Medical equipment donated in Ghana

Huntsman acting like a governor candidate

High court to mull suit over prayer offered by LDS councilman

Sports: Jeremy Guthrie on the way (see last paragraph); Baseball in his blood

FBI names new acting CIO

Nordstrom issue is put on hold

Local resident gets award


Wednesday Headlines (May 14, 2003)

More thunderstorms hit damaged Oklahoma City

Random acts of kindness help flood victims

Moroni tops Provo temple; Aspiring to new heights

At that perfect age: Utahn at 100

CEU-Blanding toiling to save Navajo culture

WSU expanding campus in Davis

Rationalizing in the year of 'The Matrix'

Angels future in Provo, Utah uncertain

Two boys earn Eagle Scout award


Tuesday Headlines (May 13, 2003)

Church groups flock to Jasper, Tennessee to help flood victims

Photo: And I saw another angel...

Casualty of war

New LDS church in Maine

Sports: Ainge's history, feisty nature are key pieces of his style

Investigators get to source but not cause of church fire

Deaths: Ex-secretary Shumway 'put heart into' elections

Struggle against Hitler brought to stage

Newcomers, old hands are in running for Pearl Awards

Family project turns into memory-preserving business

Air Force reservist enjoys week at home

Taking sides on Nordstrom


Monday Headlines (May 12, 2003)

Town cheers Army pilot's safe return (the Youngs are members of the Church in Lithia Springs, Georgia)

Faiths can move mountains -- Muslims, Mormons join in relief efforts for Iraqis; Similar KSL story

Probe continues into worship fires

Christians take differences to Web sites

Volunteers help with annual food drive

Blankie project warms hearts

Mormons break ground on new chapel in Wyoming

LDS church damaged in recent tornados 

Pearl city mom wins National Mother of the Year contest

Ward highlighted in newspaper article

Chasing Slovak ghosts

Help adult adoptees find birth parents; Similar article


Weekend Headlines (May 10-11, 2003)

The LDS Church and Muslims join together to help Iraqis

Quick response aids recovery

President Hinckley praises SLCC class of 2003

Mother's Day is Sunday: Will your 12 kids be calling?

"We'll be here until it's over"

Religions abound in Washington, D.C.

City gets time from Nordstrom; Church asking Nordstrom to wait; Hold the phone

Mike Mosman nominated as federal judge; Similar article

The de Azevedos perform together again

A tale of two cities: Provo and Orem

Church breaks ground for building

College in Buena Vista is accredited again

City moves religious monument

Deaths: Mark Murphy influential editor and journalist; Sad week at Clovis

Humor: The Sugar Beet -- Satire for your soul; Kirby: Expanding on Mormon magazines

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (May 9, 2003)

CES conference discontinued

See the Mormon temple...for a limited time! (Also see articles from Thursday and Monday)

Indians hitting a gusher

Matthew's Utah trip reverses the pattern; Similar article

65 years of flight

Sewing machines donated

Bill would put Mormon Trail on state map; Chisholm talks trail in Casper

Council likely to delay vote on Nordstrom

Main Street conflict heads to Supreme Court

Religious images database available

Memorial service to honor Hurley

MediaNews counters ex-Tribune owners' latest court request


Thursday Headlines (May 8, 2003)

Shining temple opens its gates

Mormon sites ride out tornado

Pres. Hinckley honored; President Hinckley honored at SLCC graduation

Temple lights stay on in crisis

Investigators kept out of burned Gresham church; Alarm fails to save chapel

Deaths: The guy with a smile in the yellow tow truck; Historian of the American West, Dean May, dies and similar article; CEO Wesley Vance dies in plane crash

Ammunition in the culture wars (Lynne Cheney discovers she's a descendant of a Mormon pioneer)

Mormon missionary accused in Las Vegas; LDS missionary charged

Sports: Giants sign DE John Frank; Spencer Toone to participate in NCAA leadership conference; Danish star will join Ute team


Wednesday Headlines (May 7, 2003)

Isle woman is honored as national Mom of the Year

LDS Church contributes to construction of new Hindu temple

Slow burn devours Mormon church

Mission completes Johnson

This Herring will play on Sundays

Click all ye faithful

Future missionaries share decisions, preparation stories

Yocum clears Salt Lake Police Department in Smart case leaks

BYU professor will sing role of Joseph Smith in new opera

Deaths: Tears, emotions flow freely in funeral services for Skip Smith; Former KSL cooking guest passes away

New Anderson California Stake Relief Society presidency

Granddaughter tries to hold farm together


Tuesday Headlines (May 6, 2003)

Loving parents mourned as two tots are orphaned

Former BYUSA president produces documentary on priesthood extension

Blaze guts Gresham church; Fire strikes Mormon church; After Mormon church burns, members look to future

Utahns killed in war served their country with honor

Critics hail student as a piano prodigy

Mormons plan churches from Naples to Venice in Florida

Odessa LDS breaks ground on new church

Former S&L president loved people

Volunteers do good in a big way

BYU was right fit for evangelical student

Deseret News takes another step in morning delivery

'Mormon Meteor' car on display

Snowflake baffled by disappearance

The S.O.M. bags a judge


Monday Headlines (May 5, 2003)

Brisbane temple draws 15,000

Search for prom dresses proves difficult for Mormons

Generous few can't do all of the giving

Student body apologizes for damage done at three churches

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to sing with the Boston Pops

Sports: They now have a Nead at tight end; Gonzaga's search for bigs: Chris Miles

History: Last of the Bandit Riders; Travel postcard from Farmington

Family tree yields historic ties

SARS scare echoes flu pandemic of 1918

Take a bow

Encyclopedia on heaven

Trib boss a man of contrasts; Thanks for the lessons, 'Satan'

In the company of Neil LaBute; Just one of those things


Weekend Headlines (May 3-4, 2003)

Building peace; Self-reliance is meeting's theme

Business graduates get degrees, advice

Students, families, basketball players grieve for student

Wealth and faith

Latter-day Saints help needy

'Rake and run' group earns honors

Court ruling challenged

College group makes bears for Iraqi children

Fund-raiser planned to assist ailing student

Boy, 6, home, free from SARS

No wedding gifts at this marriage

Smart case: Attorney points to sources of leaks

Lynn A. McKinlay dies at 88

Monticello: Mouse race pace suits them fine

Utah prepares for back-to-back firing squad executions

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (May 2, 2003)

Women's Conference highlights sisterhood, acts of selflessness; BYU event participants engage in service; Uplift and serve

U.S. turns a blind eye to 'proselytizing' in Iraq

Sentence will be six months for missionary involved in accident

Inductees humbled by Hall honors (thanks to M. Wade for link)

You're a Utahn now

Plaza case gets toe in top court

Provo relocates religious display to avoid suit

LDS youth in the news: Young organist hangs star on the keys; Off campus with Chris Jackson; County marks National Prayer Day

More on Smart case and Salt Lake Tribune: Anderson demands sources of leaks in Smart investigation; Tribune Editor resigns amid controversy; Despite battles, most sorry to see Editor go; Tribune Editor's statement; Letter from the Editor

Students cope, await new school


Thursday Headlines (May 1, 2003)

Hinckley British studies program to expand

PR has essential role in advancing Mormon mission

LDS Church watching a housing case before High Court

Mormons can put seminary near school

Provo food bank sees successful year

Book highlights Mormon heritage

Smarts to receive an apology; Smarts present as Bush signs Amber Alert bill

ACLU, others challenge Nebraska marriage restriction

Academy fights to stay

Martin's Cove attracts summer travelers

From Mormons to memes

Utahn puts pine caskets to early use; Similar article

University with LDS ties to play football

Utahns Richard Nixon, David Bowie and others can't escape the limelight

A conservative voice tells a coming-of-age story of the right wing