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November 2000 News:

Thursday Headlines (Nov 30, 2000)

District finds no fault in Book of Mormon dispute; Federal suit over LDS scriptures is possible

Oldest Ricks building goes up in flames

BYU tuition hikes; BYU, UVSC make list of least expensive schools

Education past high school depends largely on state

Arts & culture: "A Christmas Gloria with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir" to air on PBS; Gingerbread house-makers prepare for holiday program; Alumni, faculty and students to discuss religious art

LDS members in the news: BYU students create Web design company; Family, friends remember couple killed in highway accident; Family of the year; In Dublin's Fair Cineplex, he sweeps the popcorn underfoot; Pioneer Nevadan Whipple dies

LDS members in sports news: Edwards put BYU football on the map; BYU job offers unique rewards


Wednesday Headlines (Nov 29, 2000)

Joseph Smith's testimony lives on, Black says; Black praises Joseph Smith at distinguished faculty lecture

Tabernacle Choir to tour U.S.

USC Latter-day Saints share strong tenets

Story gives the skinny on LDS celebrity urban legends

Dover amendment heart of zoning lawsuit (note: brief mention of Boston Temple lawsuit)

Business: Mormon Handicraft opening in new location

Arts & culture: LDS author writes book about Catholic Bishop; Holiday symbols: Midway exhibit will have 500 crèches from 60 different countries

LDS members in the news: Crash claims 4 in Orem family; Nothing could keep this man from mission; Siblings give thanks for new families

LDS members in sports news: Former UAH coach returns with new team


Tuesday Headlines (Nov 28, 2000)

LDS Church news release: Two temples in Brazil to be dedicated in December

Ramadan bolsters interfaith friendships

The Jews of Temple Square

Susan Easton Black to speak about Joseph Smith

Family Proclamation becomes a class at BYU

Growth of LDS Church has upside, downside

4 specialized degrees at BYU-Idaho

Church-service missionary appointed to Jacobsen Center

Arts & culture: 'Savior' drama to open an era; New theater helps fulfill musical promise; Students take Broadway in; New nativity authenticates Temple Square

LDS members in the news: Weatherman's politics cloud his role on TV; U.S. group lauds an LDS missionary; Orem family killed in accident

LDS members in sports news: If offered BYU job, Gary, go west


Monday Headlines (Nov 20, 2000)

LDS Church news release: Mormon Tabernacle Choir plans eight-city Southern States tour

Elder Ballard and Elder Jensen address Atlanta members

BYU coach gets going away gift: Cougars now play in LaVell Edwards Stadium; Punctuation can't mask achievement; LaVell's house; A fitting tribute

LDS Church-produced booklet could make genealogy easier

Many different faiths find answers through prayer

Truman Madsen speaks at devotional

Web, TV help unite, mom, children after 26 years

In 1800s, Mormon colony made Texas its homeland

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Politics: Many Mormons are Democrats because they are Mormon; Electoral vote helped, hurt in early Utah

Business: Utah a hotbed of financial flimflam

Arts & culture: Young Ambassadors reach out

LDS members in the news: Marriott School awards International Executive of the Year

LDS members in sports news: Eagles TE enjoying Pro Bowl-like season; 'Dump-bowl' fires up Utes, Cougs

No LDS news links through Monday, November 27, 2000 due to Thanksgiving


Weekend Headlines (Nov 18-19, 2000)

President Hinckley gets citizenship award

Parking garage sought on historic theater site

Faiths come together for Thanksgiving; 3 interfaith groups help build bridges

Interfaith crèche exhibit planned

DUP collects histories

Modest clothing company helps students stay covered

Another day at work in the salt mines

Suspect facing extradition to Oregon to face charges in daughter's death

Teen sentenced to three years for hallway murder

LDS members in sports news: LaVell Edwards career ending with praise, fanfare; Fans nostalgic about LaVell's farewell; LaVell as memorable as his name; W. Coast baseball has good season

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Nov 17, 2000)

Evidence points area to Book of Mormon

SLOC recruits Y students for language skills

Pres. Hinckley hails BYU library

Choice of Olympic 'icons' may turn thorny

BYU promotes dads as social salve

BYU-Idaho to cost $150 more per semester; BYU-Idaho majors announced

Forgiving the unforgettable

Arts & culture: Humour ruled in comic's Mormon home; Temple Square lighting marks family tradition

LDS members in the news: Fiddler sets aside music for mission

LDS members in sports news: Crowton has talked to Cougs; President Hinckley to honor BYU coach; Crowton to BYU? Nothing is official; Mormon mission?; Crowton: Addition by subtraction?


Thursday Headlines (Nov 16, 2000)

President Hinckley: Library the heart of a university

Church to be 'good neighbor' during Olympics

First play in Conference Center a testimony of Christ

Ceremony to honor Edwards finalized

West teacher gets administrative leave

More on BYU's change to the honor code

Novell changes donation policy again

14 in Weber help pilot Net Vote

Wyoming's Red Desert to be protected

LDS members in the news: Brent Collette eulogized as friend, teacher; Huntridge director files defamation lawsuit against business partners; Hinckley scholarship winner strives to help less fortunate

LDS members in sports news: Bears' Crowton not headed for BYU -- yet; Chow's a hero in Raleigh; Crowton acknowledges he has talked to BYU; LaVell's last stand


Wednesday Headlines (Nov 15, 2000)

LDS Church news release: New nativities featured in Temple Square lighting display

Temple Square lights will go on sans fanfare; LDS Church cancels lighting event

President Smoot gives advice on problem-solving; Eternal progression requires problem-solving

Students and faculty invited to library rededication

174 students leave early from Jerusalem; Students tell story of Israeli/Palestinian conflict; Jerusalem students return home safely a month early

Curiosity drives genealogy enthusiasts

Arts & culture: Salt Lake City is rated best in the west; Bubblegum stars chew on effects of fleeting fame; UVSC lecture series to dissect LDS culture

LDS members in the news: LDS soldier leaves legacy of faith; Layton civic leader Oma Wilcox dies

LDS members in sports news: BYU's Edwards commands respect from opposing coaches; BYU football rumors rampant; Doman will get first start


Tuesday Headlines (Nov 14, 2000)

First Presidency to rededicate BYU library tomorrow

In Russia, 'liquidating' churches

President Smoot will speak at devotional

Mistaken missionaries

White House release: Vermillion Cliffs National Monument proclamation

Draper reconsidering city logo

Arts & culture: Orson Scott Card visits BYU (buy his latest book here); Trolley cottages a labor of love

LDS members in the news: 'Mr. Mac' is new president of Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Jackie Leavitt revels in first ladyhood; Robbers Roost Rancher dies in plane crash; World traveling freshman will teach English in China

LDS members in sports news: LaVell Edwards tribute


Monday Headlines (Nov 13, 2000)

Young people get "B's" from President Hinckley; President Hinckley gives lectures on six B's; Hinckley sternly admonishes LDS youth at fireside talk

President Hinckley attends Utah Youth Village awards ceremony

Arts & culture: Genre-hopping Card creates 'Sarah' out of love, not money (Buy book here); 'One More River to Cross' is packaged too well

LDS members in sports news: Bradley showing great promise


Weekend Headlines (Nov 11-12, 2000)

President Hinckley will speak to LDS youths

Ricks makes plans for its transition; Transition plan gets okay from trustees

Society honors Pres. Monson

Church is a labor of love

ROTC honors vets with vigil, web site

Jerusalem students to return early

Genealogy site upgraded for better service

Kaysville church fire; Holy smoke! Janitor stops fire

Novell halts Boy Scout contributions

Spiritual healing: U. Utah hospital hospital chaplain comforts patients

Arts & culture: Documentary on massacre headlines Eclipse festival

LDS members in the news: Veteran recalls Bataan death march; Teen gets 30 days in detention center for drugging cupcakes; Union: West students were disruptive

LDS members in sports news: No QB speculation; BYU coach speculation; Grid brotherhood

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Nov 10, 2000)

Another cover story on LDS Church; LDS Church topic of U.S. News cover story

Internet improves ease of genealogy work

Abuser, LDS leaders dispute confession timing

Nice noodles, shame about No 24 at the Lucky Moon

Web site raises eyebrows at SLOC

Hatch lives life of honor and service

Arts & culture: Orchestra at Temple Square performs trio of classics; Version of LDS hymn gets slender a niche in Utah

LDS members in sports news: What's next? BYU assistant coaches unsure of their future; BYU feels like home to Stubbs; Henshaw: an outsider with serious credentials


Thursday Headlines (Nov 9, 2000)

Prospective missionaries told to bear testimony

Honor code takes earring stand

People join for genealogy

BYU veterans honored with tribute, Web site; 24 hour flag vigil at BYU will honor country

Lawyer helping West High pupils

LDS women's conference in Colorado

Mesa plots out streetscaping

Genealogy trips introduced new USU leader to Utah

Politics: Voters approve gay marriage amendment; Anderson's alcohol bid is all wet, foes claim; Utah elections; Two issues show flip sides of Nevada politics; Church backing helps measures in two states; 50-state analysis: the southwest

Arts & culture: Eliza Snow writings shed valuable light; Album showcases early Saints' hymns (buy CD here)

LDS members in the news: Up-and-comer Maren Ord back to Utah to make music


Wednesday Headlines (Nov 8, 2000)

Fireside to prepare prospective missionaries

Thief breaks mother's good arm

'Real World' season ends -- BYU defamed

Providence Academy banquet to feature Elder Rector talk


Tuesday Headlines (Nov 7, 2000)

4 cornerstones dedicated and Temple stones mark progress

Man arrested in temple trespassing

Conference focuses on raising Northwestern U.'s religious awareness

Physics majors flowing from BYU to careers

Politics: View results of our LDS Today presidential race poll; Another theology flap brews in Gilbert; BYU professor and 500 students will try to answer why behind the vote

LDS members in the news: Student's body found off Oregon coast; Former United States legal officer takes BYU position

LDS members in sports news: Olympic athlete now follows second dream: to be a Mormon missionary


Monday Headlines (Nov 6, 2000)

U.S. News & World Report Cover Story: The LDS Church grows by leaps and bounds also see For missionaries on the road, a mixed blessing

LDS Church news release: Cornerstone service marks progress in reconstruction of Nauvoo Temple also see photos and hear sound bites of President Hinckley; See BYU NewsNet article

Mormons give fallen tombstones needed lift

Sacrifice, love and a quilt for a child

BYU student witness to Mideast strife

Murdered Ute's ghost haunts Utah history

Politics: 'Repentance vote' may impact Utah

Arts & culture: Christmas cantata concert filmed for PBS; New choir, Exultate, being formed; Millard county honors veterans with memorial; Families invited to 'Messiah' sing-along in California; 'Dear Elder' provides letter service

LDS members in the news: Loved ones lay little Gage to rest and Gage 'made the most' of his short life; LDS teen makes it big in music

LDS members in sports news: Reid shrugs off talk about BYU job; Y honor code: infallible policy on the fallible


Weekend Headlines (Nov 4-5, 2000)

LDS leaders to lay cornerstones for Nauvoo temple

Book choice spurs ejection and Religious book stirs classroom incident

Last minute motions in plaza suit include poem and ACLU zeroes in on sidewalks of LDS plaza

Sea Trek stirring excitement

Students volunteer at Provo temple

Family History Library needs Danish genealogy volunteers

A little slice of heaven: old churches filling new niches

Old Midvale LDS 3rd Ward to hold reunion November 11

Politics: 'Booze and butts' lobby gives Utah GOP $104,000; Recent political humor

Arts & culture: Snow's 'Greatest Hymns' is a delightful collection (buy CD here); Y. writer explores life of 17th century bishop

LDS members in the news: Sewing projects serve needy at home, abroad; Y's assistant to president retires

LDS members in sports news: Will Reid heed BYU's call?; BYU execs to talk to Stubbs about job

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Nov 3, 2000)

Church News Releases: Cornerstone ceremony set for Nauvoo temple also see similar story

Descendants demand artifacts back

Smoking rates lowest in Utah

Invocation of Christ's name at council meetings challenged and Suit challenges reference to Christ

The Irish Times article on the influence of the Church on the 2002 Games

'Fortunate fall' of Adam & Eve discussed

'Rediscovery of faith' taking place on the Eastside

Arts & culture: God's Army coming to video and DVD; Conference to discuss LDS writing

LDS members in the news: BYU grad makes political history in Brazil; Inmate indicted in Decatur killing; Felony charges prompt outcry: teens accused of pumpkin  blasts; Boy likely died of hypothermia; Ex-teacher and former member and bishop indicted in sex case; Man charged with molesting boy

LDS members in sports news: Cougs are hot after Reid; Next visit, only yardage Edwards need worry about is to the green


Thursday Headlines (Nov 2, 2000)

Church News Releases: Adoption month focuses on "best interest of child"; Vital records index for Mexico expands family history research

Nauvoo rites planned Sunday

Mission starting in Nauvoo

Happy life linked to being thankful

Church leaders discourage "Mormon myths"

Charitable Utahns deliver aid to Mexico

Separation of church and scouts

Arkansas genealogy open house

Arts & culture: At BYU, lying and lesbianism take the stage

Politics: Sizeable sum of Utah cash flowing to NY race

LDS members in sports news: BYU courts Reid; Eagles do not get break from NFL


Wednesday Headlines (Nov 1, 2000)

Mormon authors say faith informs their science fiction

Gas leak forces church evacuation

Painful roots

13 pioneer graves relocated

Lehi colonizer honored

Politics: 416 foes may not get ad refund in time

LDS members in the news: Jim's sowing

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