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October 2001 News:

Wednesday Headlines (October 31, 2001)

LDS Church: party without masks

Advertising campaign offends Mormons

Temple Square concerts for November

Not quite sin city

Faith is key to survival says former POW

Tabernacle Choir performs at Jazz game

Religion ballot issue mainly symbolic

Deaths: Boulder City pioneer Kesterson dies and Former Henderson Councilman dies; U. Utah communications student killed in car accident

Sports: Change working at BYU; For Lantz a lot of familiar turf


Tuesday Headlines (October 30, 2001)

30th annual Sperry Symposium discusses Old Testament

Book of Commandments sells for $391,000

Deseret Industries gets Sunday volunteers; For many, D.I. a life-changing experience

Sander Larson asks students to 'refuel' their missionary lights; Former mission president speaks at BYU-Idaho devotional

Tabernacle Choir makes historic visit to BYU-Idaho

LDS Church to use metal-detectors at Temple Square for Games

New linguistics chair committed to BYU's, church's mission

Illinois branch begins food drive

Holidays a good time to 'thin' veil

Violent crime low in Provo-Orem

Family history technology topic of Nov. 8 colloquium

New Zealand member in the news

Not all is grave for a sexton

Geologist feels like Columbus

Sports: Top QB recruit headed to BYU; Receiver's sudden surge anything but 'Ord-inary'; Still on a mission


Monday Headlines (October 29, 2001)

LDS historian was faithful, mentor to many

Control of LDS history at heart of USU flap

Elder Ben B. Banks at CES fireside Nov. 4

Chilean art display features LDS art

Winter games shows going on as planned

Coming up: readings/signings

Book review: A double bill: two narrative paths wind down and around the Grand Canyon

Sports: Nation's top QB commits to Cougars; Kansas State: from the trenches with senior defensive lineman Jerry Togiai; BYU keeps climbing coaches' poll


Weekend Headlines (October 27-28, 2001)

Bit of history on the block 

Wagons ho! as trekkers trace path of 1851 trip; Re-enactment of pioneer trek ends; Celebration begins as trek ends

Spiritual books for children are in demand

Churches offer non-spooky alternatives

Students back war religiously

Building a community

Jeweler claims duplicates of ring within its rights

BYU hosts 'Saints at War' conference Nov. 10

Methodists launch ad campaign; Church should fire back with its own ads

Cougars' Ord finally gets to play at home

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (October 26, 2001)

Public gets rare peek into temple

Church calls its claim to papers of late USU professor 'ironclad'; Arrington documents under dispute

Mormons unveil a towering temple

Re-enactment of 800 mile trek from Salt Lake ends in California

Alleged missionary killer may be extradited to U.S.

Tickets going fast for "Light of the World"

Probe sale of club to LDS in Ghana

Rocky goes pub-crawling with the press

Beer trouble in Utah

Punting is anything but a breeze


Thursday Headlines (October 25, 2001)

LDS Church, USU bicker over papers; Church claims ownership of some documents willed to University; USU and church are at odds over papers

Devotional discusses the enabling power

Mormons stitch up donations for babies

BYU harpists perform in Temple Square concert series

Graduate student says study abroad is the best classroom

BYU mother of ten receives Zion's Bank scholarship

Torchbearer has come a long way

Patriotic compilation beats out Ozzy, Enya and Ja Rule

American held on 'Texas chainsaw massacre' warrant; Slayings suspect held in Britain

BYU coach signs multi-year contract extension

Y. coaches were wrong about Doman


Wednesday Headlines (October 24, 2001)

Mormon wagon train rolls into Victorville; Students, teachers get taste of life on the pioneer trail

Mormon officials eager to please in building temple

Brigham Young Academy building nearing completion

Memorial celebrates love, hope

Pepper tree busts offer exercise, restore native vegetation

BYU throws curve into rental market

Olympics won't be canceled

Sports: Crockett brothers to play football; Former high school star is living his dream as wide receiver at BYU


Tuesday Headlines (October 23, 2001)

Professor shows scriptural changes

$1 million, hard work ring in new era for old building

It's about prudence not paranoia

BYU-Idaho president to speak at devotional

Lehi councilman is voice of people

Mormon missions going door to adore

Congressional group to honor Utah adoptive father

La Canada fields two on rose court

Undefeated Cougars still have work to do


Monday Headlines (October 22, 2001)

LDS may acquire historic site

Patricia Pinegar speaks on what matters most

Members urged to diligently follow the prophet

R.C. Willey will gamble in sin city, but not on Sundays

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to perform twice at BYU-Idaho

Choir delivers music, friendship

Utah rides iron pony to tourism fame

Photograph: Salt Lake Temple prior to completion

After terror attacks, Salt Lake City wonders as games near: what if?


Weekend Headlines (October 20-21, 2001)

Symposium previews the 2002 Old Testament gospel doctrine topics

Does history still mold LDS Church?

Michael T. Benson named president of Snow College; Deseret News article; Salt Lake Tribune article

Elder Ballard at BYU-Hawaii

Some Mormons suffer from 'Chosen People Syndrome'

Conjoined twins celebrate first birthday

Faith in action

Utah couple aid struggling artists and orphans in Zimbabwe

Prayers bring men together

Guess who's bringing their classic rock tour to Salt Lake?

Alcohol panel reverses its ban on religion-themed advertising

LDS girl and sister available for adoption

New collections of faith music provide comfort

Exorcising religion

Sports: Colorado TE heads across border (thanks to R. Farwell for the link); Carlisle eligible for three more years

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (October 19, 2001)

New family history workbook and research guides simplify process; New guides introduced to ease family history research

Exhibit features diversity of Latter-day Saints' architecture

BYU cancels program in volatile Israel

Voter lists may spotlight LDS leaders

Restoration of a landmark

Reproduction of ring believed worn by Joseph Smith results in suit

Air Force cadet's education is much more than academic

Successful marriages require communication, professors say

Students attend Bible study on Tuesdays


Thursday Headlines (October 18, 2001)

Cavalry escorts wagon train; Life is simpler on the trail

Animal rights group calls on Mormon church to stop hunts; See PR release

Planning commission OKs plans for Mormon temple

BYU-Idaho president to speak at Oct. 23 devotional

Missionaries find success serving in Rexburg despite LDS majority

BYU and Jewish communities celebrate faiths

Y. cancels Jerusalem classes

Huge flag will unfurl downtown

Alpine woman finds service opportunity with this group

School district employee goes beyond call of duty to help

Nadauld succeeds in more than just Rugby

Beautiful singing: so you thought you had to be born with it

Securing the Salt Lake games

Enoch Train to stop at UVSC on Saturday

Deaths: Father and son drown on hunting trip


Wednesday Headlines (October 17, 2001)

Mormon missionaries play it by the book

Anthrax adds to trail woes

Homecoming Forum pays tribute to Brigham Young

Locals replace tourists as area residents flock to church

Permit needed to go door-to-door?

Utah native and WWII veteran shares his miraculous and touching wartime experience

Volunteers help others research their genealogy at library

Deaths: Ballet pioneer William F. Christensen and Utah ballet icon's service Thursday

Sports: Spartans' Carlson will get early chance


Tuesday Headlines (October 16, 2001)

Congress considers selling land to LDS Church

Conference celebrates 100 years of the church in Japan

Tickets go on sale for play at center

History of Utah for children has some gaps

Defend U.S. identity and patriotism

With no suspects, a family is left to wonder

BYU 41st in Yahoo! list of "Most Wired Colleges"

After 48 years, Larry Dansie is putting away his tools

Hales ready to handle growth issues in Bend

This 'religion' thing

Leaving on a jet plane

Sports: Y. may get word on Staley today; Question resolved for Staley


Monday Headlines (October 15, 2001)

Emeritus president of the Seventy speaks at BYU-Idaho devotional

Humanitarian aid project kept Sea Trek hands busy

One pioneer's woeful trek ended happily one pioneer's trek to Zion is trek to forget

Latest popular hobby a picture of success

Grief from coast to coast

Children's choirs from around the globe are coming to Utah

UCW expects big turnout for 'Reach for the Gold' event

Sober 2002 games may befit a far more serious world

Smoke cancels services at LDS church

Patriotism prominent part of pioneer presentation

Utah official fights pornography

Sports: Y. rallies, squeaks past Lobos


Weekend Headlines (October 13-14, 2001)

Historian sees evolving church

Church rallies to save historic chapel

Alcohol panel backs ban of religion-themed ads; Alcohol panel to draft new rules today; Anderson corks quest to enliven downtown

Churches silent on storing nuclear waste in Utah

Messages 'relayed' from LDS pulpits

Combined choir sings at conference

Tickets are available to women's luncheon

Terrorist threat not destroying Valley life

BYU sophomore snags showcase on 'The Price is Right'

BYU-Idaho acquires property along Teton and Snake rivers

Books: "A children's book for all ages"; New LDS book discusses life of Mary

In concert: Piano-drummer opens for Julie de Azevedo; Cyclists getting help from pop star

Sports: Amazing odd couple; Utah State walk-on Curtis leads country in receiving; Cougar run began with New Mexico; Dr. Phillips star Moore is starting to get serious

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (October 12, 2001)

President Bateman answers questions

Sperry symposium focuses on Old Testament

Images of Brigham Young topic of Oct. 19 lecture

Genesis celebrates 30th anniversary

Roosevelt slept in London Market

County OKs church park

U. of U. Editorial: Hate crime bill belongs in Utah


Thursday Headlines (October 11, 2001)

Church slaps alcohol ads; LDS Church wants stricter advertising restrictions on alcohol; Church: ban liquor advertising

100,000 Light of World tickets go on sale; Tickets available for LDS 'Light' show

Rare Mormon volume may bring $500,000 at auction in New York

Ex-missionaries tapped for help

Education fund plans become reality

Religious education symposium features student writings

View conference from behind the scenes

Baptists seek to use Forest Hills site

BYUH faculty member remembers Hiroshima at peace rally

LDS institute at U. will erect fence

Celine Dion to record God Bless America for new album

Sports: Boone hopes 13 will be lucky again


Wednesday Headlines (October 10, 2001)

Professor touches on power of Atonement

Homecoming spectacular Oct. 18 - 19 honors Brigham Young; BYU honors six with alumni awards for Homecoming 2001; Colleges to honor 11 alumni during Homecoming

LDS film festival to take place in November

Bush urged to push for religious rights

Family in Sanpete to be honored

War talk: North Jersey speaks out

Family hosts open their hearts

Steve Martin dispels Mormon rumor

BYU freshman donates $25,000 to university

Without video, war takes a backseat to what really matters: football

Security: Discarded uniforms, insignia included in security crackdown; School's safety questioned; Security clampdowns take hold at potential targets across nation

Deaths: Former coach 'Duke' Reid killed by car; Longtime Las Vegas television producer Harker dies at 59


Tuesday Headlines (October 9, 2001)

Text of President Hinckley's prayer

LDS faithful urged to be 'absolutely loyal'

LDS warned of peril, also get assurance

Conference images

Utah company helped make conference via the web possible

Support, uncertainty mixed

Faiths join in isle message of sympathy

Nuns leaving Nauvoo put items up for auction

Tuesday's devotional will focus on atonement

BYU professor writes about musical discoveries

Jimmy Osmond opens Hollywood memorabilia store in Park City


Monday Headlines (October 8, 2001)

Church news releases: President Hinckley offers counsel in the face of war; Missionary status; Perpetual Education Fund marks progress; Nine general authorities released; Church launches new web site

Summary and video of all talks (also see lds.org broadcast page)

'The Times in Which We Live'; LDS leader warns of peril, gives assurance; Hinckley urges Mormons to find comfort in faith; Hinckley: There is no need to fear (also see PR Newswire)

N.Y. Mormons consoled by conference speakers

Nurses healing on many levels

Utah leaders agree with strikes against Afghanistan

U.S. reaction to attack mixed

Church food service employees avoid Sunday work

3 groups rally at LDS center

Sea Trek journal: Sailing into the past

'Testaments' shown in Hawaii

Forum urges former Mormons to overcome sense of isolation

Sports: SUU's Moore captures St. George Marathon in unconventional style


Weekend Headlines (October 6-7, 2001)

Internet broadcast of October 2001 Conference: LDS.org , BYU TV , KSL Radio or LDS Radio

General Conference advance stories and transcripts; General Conference fact sheet

Conference Update: Summaries of Saturday sessions' talks; General Conference photos, quotes, and sound bites; Conference speakers address attacks; LDS give millions to fund education loans; LDS talks touch on attacks; Changes in LDS Church leadership made; President Hinckley praises roots, scope of LDS education fund; LDS warned against excluding others; Photo: Great gathering in S.L.

Mormons seek spiritual assurance; Mormons gather for conference, ex-Mormons hold one nearby; TRAX service expanded Sunday

Web site allows curious to learn about LDS Church anonymously; LDS Church puts beliefs on Web site; Church offers non-members Web site; Visit the new site Mormon.org

Baptist rally targets gays, LDS Church

LDS leaders reach out to Muslims

Labor of love

'Other Side' tells of LDS mission to Tonga

Remembrances revolve around Liberty Park

'Saul' oratorio is Friday in the Assembly Hall

Law symposium examines religious tolerance

Remains returned a year after family learns about father's fate in Vietnam War

Conference at BYU addresses sensitive family issues

Mormon RV park approval delayed

Is circumcision outdated ritual?

Water study wrong?

Columbia Records releasing 'God Bless America'

Sports: Cougs survive

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (October 5, 2001)

Conference beckons to LDS faithful

Students gear up for conference

Church plans to up security at conference

Attack investigation runs through Utah and its brigade of language experts; Utah site translates the world; Congressional committee wants 'cultural revolution' inside CIA, FBI

State urges residents to be prepared

Sea Trek: Awe, relief as Sea Trek ends trip; Bittersweet return

Ray, Janette Beckham at BYU Women lecture Oct. 13

Greg Olsen's paintings illustrate new book

Rural area's land-use fight gets personal

Sports: State rivalry alive, kicking despite break


Thursday Headlines (October 4, 2001)

October 2001 General Conference preview

Mission improbable now a movie; Film depicting Elder Groberg's mission to Tonga to open in December

General authority stresses the message of the Old Testament

Church attacked in Australia

Sea Trek update: Storm buffets Sea Trek ship as the voyage winds down; Sailing into New York

Arts & culture: New exhibit to feature fabrics of LDS life; Play explores church history, black church members; Here's the skinny on LDS celebrity urban legends

U. student's appearance on tonight's 'ER' could save lives

Religious statement calls for peace, justice, unity

Vigil set for tolerance

Flood evidence may support Bible tale

Provo is 'youngest' U.S. city; Utah tops in youthfulness again; Young Provo a result of LDS students and big families

Historian salutes 'well-behaved women'

BYU hosts Hispanic family history conference Oct. 10-13

Incoming freshman donates $25,000 to BYU

Is software unit Zions' future?

Sports: Curtis catches on and Curtis continues to catch passes, earn respect; BYU-USU is battle of Poppingas; Sparse crowd expected versus South Florida


Wednesday Headlines (October 3, 2001)

Professor speaks on easing burdens

Young Ambassadors prepare for Olympics' "Light of the World"

Mormon pioneers, Indians influenced each other

Best of both worlds for Maori newborn

BYU-Idaho staff member with cerebral palsy braves the Tanzanian summit

Supplies available for BYU students in case of emergency

Tribune ownership dispute still has a long way to go

Sports: Harris' fate in NCAA hands


Tuesday Headlines (October 2, 2001)

Mark Willes speaks on prayer

Sea Trek update: Trekkers get taste of a storm at sea; Headlines

Arm in arm toward understanding

Do your family history homework before you fly off to a foreign land

Tribune ownership dispute still has a long way to go

Travels with Munkhbaatar

History: Gerrymandering creates peril for schemers

Derry hijack victim remembered

Bonneville radio station in Washington, D.C.

Whitlock gets term in prison; Teacher sentenced up to 15 years


Monday Headlines (October 1, 2001)

LDS women exhorted to remain steadfast; LDS leader: comfort children; Be steadfast amid turmoil, LDS women are admonished; View broadcast

With angel in place, temple has top

Valley church explores other faiths in wake of terror

3 ships wait for winds to die down in Bermuda

LDS event tickets are online

Temple tours in Washington offered

Utahns ranked among wealthiest; #50 Jon M. Huntsman

American Heritage writes article on Mountain Meadow massacre

Salt Lake International to allow curb-side check-in

SL Tribune Opinion: Church is sacrificing principle for profit

The Olympic flame may have a shadow

Sports: Ex-BYU star free of pain -- at last; USC faces Washington; Ags continue to battle hard despite record