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September 2000 News:

Weekend Headlines (Sep 30-Oct 1, 2000)

Dedication Sunday for LDS Church's 100th temple in Boston; Mormon milestone: 100th temple dedicated in Boston, but rancor remains

100 temples world-wide; Temples dotting the earth

New York city board rejects 'tall' LDS temple

Did your ancestors sail on Ship Brooklyn?

Sides face-off over gay marriage

Charitable outpouring pays off

Service club makes quilts for needy

Conference will focus on solving family problems

Mormon women's forum sponsoring meet at U.

Arts & culture: Movie review -- Don't slam door on Mormon film; Brother Kirby: saint or scalawag?

LDS members in the news: BYU professor wins national award for health column

LDS members in sports news: Two Y athletes qualify for medal events; In close, they try to score in bulk; Quiet Hoover takes over at UC quarterback position; Cougars' big task: silence Syracuse; USA Today: Giant farm boy hits the big time and Wyoming to throw a big party

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Friday Headlines (September 29, 2000)

Symposium to focus on the church in the 20th century

Boston temple vs. neighbors story

Returned missionaries face adjustment

Coalition formed to lobby for marriage amendment

Samoan Prime Minister speaks at BYU

Vandals add extra letter to landmark

Arts & culture: Techno popularity questioned

LDS members in the news: Father and son follow a historic path; Gardner's home town celebrates historic upset

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Thursday Headlines (September 28, 2000)

LDS member makes Olympic history:  Gardner earns place in Olympic lore; American wrestler upsets undefeated Russian; Wyoming 'kid' mauls the Siberian bear; Hero's the talk of Afton, Wyoming; Mat champ's brother still 'numb'; Rulon rules: Wyoming farm boy scores historic upset; Star Valley boy becomes Olympic star

Religion symposium at Y. starts on Friday

Romney calls for dry medals plaza

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Wednesday Headlines (September 27, 2000)

LDS official calls church upfront about plans for downtown plaza

When issues arise, LDS Church steps up its defense

Willes explains the importance of making a difference; Newspaper CEO encourages risk, open-mindedness

Western Samoa Prime Minister to speak at BYU

Honor Code attracts Microsoft to BYU

Diversity co-leaders living roles

Snowflake 'blessed' with Mormon temple

Mormon women take a stake in lives of others

Arts & culture: 'God's Army' director takes a new LDS spin; BYU Singers go to Africa; 'Sy's Girl' is comic examination of imagination vs. reality

LDS members in the news: Steve Young named to scout position; Piano helps Cardall deal with feelings; The 'Real World' New Orleans cast speaks at U. Florida; Bundit Ungrangsee associate conductor brings world of experience to CSO

LDS members in sports news: Ouster of favorite throws Utahn a chance

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Tuesday Headlines (September 26, 2000)

Arizona to get second temple

The politics of prosperity

Letter to editor makes distinction between LDS Church and polygamous groups

Others will appreciate your labor

Orem pushes diversity and tolerance

Investigator to target 'closed societies'

Politics: 1st district race sees differences

LDS members in the news: Services set for accident victims; Former Times Mirror CEO to speak at forum

LDS members in sports news: Family turns out to see Rulon rule; Pyrah-mania! Utahn sizzles in fiery finish

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Monday Headlines (September 25, 2000)

President Hinckley cautions LDS against some modern trends; Hinckley: Mothers must warn against evil; Mormon church president warns parents about lewd concerts, raves; President Hinckley: avoid tattoos and excessive body piercings

Boston temple a beautiful monument to an ugly fight

Salt Lake Tribune opinion on plaza

Burn victims still fighting to survive

Teenager allegedly shot at stepfather

Politics: Demo faces Hatch and long odds

Arts & culture: A review of a 'God's Army' audience; Readings/signings; Family Home Evening has lost appeal among some students

LDS members in the news: Women of substance: Chieko Okazaki, arts and communications

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Weekend Headlines (September 23-24, 2000)

General Relief Society meeting Saturday

News release: Church rejects false assertions about plaza; Church slams media over plaza controversy; LDS Church raps media

Clinton signs church zoning bill; Law seen as victory for religious freedom

LDS, Catholic churches share many similarities, priest says

Scouts are rooted in religion

Mormon Women's Forum sets Counterpoint meetings

Arts & culture: Miami Herald/Dallas Morning News  review of God's Army; Robert Kirby column: what category Mormon am I?; BYU choir will sing at General Relief Society meeting

LDS members in the news: Tribes win key battle; A conversation with Henry Eyring, director of the Marriott School MBA program; Utah Olympians making a mark; Gladys Knight rolls into Lancaster; College of Fine Arts & Communication gets new dean; Diversity group's goals get personal

LDS Church News headlines

Friday Headlines (September 22, 2000)

Church welfare most spiritual program, Elder Rudd says

Boston Temple tour

New teleprompter made at prophet's request

Foreign membership growing rapidly

Salt Lake police seek volunteer chaplains

Arts & culture: Quilters come to Provo; Y student starts his own music label; Church offers holiday craft classes; Boston Globe review of 'God's Army'

LDS members in the news: Yohannes Chane rejoices in trials; Dying dad hopes for 4-organ transplant; Huntsman back on richest list

LDS members in sports news: Elder Perry will fire the cannon at football game

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Thursday Headlines (September 21, 2000)

Uneasy neighbors -- religious groups find cities less hospitable on zoning matters

ACLU street suit hobbled -- Judge's decision is a victory for Salt Lake and church; Judge won't let ACLU lawyers question city attorneys; Judge grants city protective order

House backs bill on religion -- Program that lets religious workers into U.S. extended; Foreign missionaries' visas secured for another three years

Be diligent with studies, Bateman tells Y. students

Wildfire claims historic school

Boy Scouts' Mormon cash

Restoring the Olympics' glory

Arts & culture: Settlement of Sanpete Day; I think I can, I think I can, I think I can (book review on transcontinental railroad); Mormon Tabernacle Choir likely to perform at 2002 opening ceremonies

LDS members in the news: Fugue for five pianos: siblings excel contrapuntally; Kennedy sitting pretty; Y students to redesign boat; Murder trial ends with guilty plea

LDS members in sports news: Alabama football notes -- Stubbs not resigning; BYU star safety beats rare disease; Update on competitors in Olympics

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Wednesday Headlines (September 20, 2000)

Suspicions about faith underlie town's fight over steeple

'This is our temple' -- Latter-day Saints open shrine in Mass.

LDS plans for a Nauvoo in Utah have met opposition

President and Sister Bateman welcome students

Y provides spiritual, temporal light

Happy trails: Park Service working to protect, mark historic routes in the old West

Arts & culture: There'll be gold in them thar hills

LDS members in the news: Mesa therapist rubs Thais right; For Gustafsson, it's run, don't walk; National champ jumps into Y. and Y jump roping champion will perform on ESPN; Jason Murphy snowboards to build up the kingdom

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Tuesday Headlines (September 19, 2000)

LDS Church defends its SLC plaza purchase

Peace, quiet return to American Fork temple

Historic church is being transformed into a city library

Early lessons in Mormon faith; N. Tarrant students start day out with religion, then get ready for classes at school

Highway into history

Mississippi first in generosity survey; Poor states make rich look like tightwads

Utah society focuses on finding forgotten dead

Housing strategy on trial

Arts & culture: Readings/signings; Old coins shine at show in Sandy

LDS members in the news: BYU students enter a film in Manhattan Short Film Festival

LDS members in sports news: BYU women's soccer takes last-minute win; 'See-food' diet helps McQuivey beef up

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Monday Headlines (September 18, 2000)

Communication promotes happy marriage

Volunteers documenting dead

Ricks College transition

LDS Hospital nurse tracks down relatives of homeless patients

Arts & culture: BYU professors show art at SCERA; Latter Day Sounds shares musical testimony; Desiree Cooper: MTV plus Lieberman: reality check

LDS members in the news: Officer's family remembers his life with tall maple tree; Y students go for the gold; Long-time BYU coach honored with excellence award

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Weekend Headlines (September 16-17, 2000)

LDS choir likely to get call in '02; Romney doesn't commit on plans for choir

Faith on campus

Give the dying divine comfort, Utah spiritual leaders tell health-care panel

Saints dealt out justice, frontier-style

U.'s Hinckley Endowment will cement Utah-British relations, say diplomats; U.S. ambassador hails U. Hinckley Endowment

General Relief Society meeting broadcast options

Anniversary of Mountain Meadows Massacre observed

Utah students to gather for school prayer

None born gay, author insists at therapy panel

Utah rarity: a democrat in the White House

Free Kennedy Space Center attractions access draws a crowd

Proposed development

Arts & culture: Heaven & Earth: book about Jewish-Mormon differences is painfully honest; BYU posts line-up for performing arts series; 'Godspell' has some parents upset in Ogden

LDS members in the news: Learning to speak in silence, eager students expand horizons in signing class; INS ends woman's nightmare; Former member,  Steve Benson, in the news

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Friday Headlines (September 15, 2000)

LDS Church news release: Misuse of term 'Mormon' in recent news stories

Women's group seeks to strengthen families

Church scholars unite to explore a common faith

BYU plans 29th annual Sperry Symposium Sept. 29 - 30

Mormons transforming the biggest U.S. private junior college

Man in bomb threat is charged

Arts & culture: Readings/signings; A celebration of India in Spanish Fork; Dead Sea Scroll replicas displayed

LDS members in the news: Gladys Knight at fundraiser for Senator Hatch

LDS members in sports news: Title would not be an accident behind Kent; Morgan finally gets chance

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Thursday Headlines (September 14, 2000)

LDS leader stresses respect

Meet expectations, BYU students told

Women's organization to hold conference

Who really invented television?

Canning warning issued

LDS members in the news: Flake rises above fray; few surprises in state; Kaysville woman teaches generations how to swim; Utah artist Gay Lauritzen dies at 44

LDS members in sports news: Letter to editor praises LaVell Edwards; Former BYU volleyball player quickly shows he belongs on Olympic team; Fatigue is no hurdle to Beavers' Moala

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Wednesday Headlines (September 13, 2000)

President Hinckley promotes devotionals for BYU alumni (also see video)

President Monson: preparation important (also see video)

Terrorism threat in Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Meeting leaves Mormons curious about temple

Mountain Meadows group to press artifacts issue

Old theater will become shop, offices

Chinese attracted to BYU

House debates Boy Scout policy and Utah man's web site rallies around Boy Scout ban on gays

Splinter group in news

LDS members in sports news: He finds new life among rice and men

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Tuesday Headlines (September 12, 2000)

LDS Church releases genealogical database for Western Europe

Students study church history through Nauvoo study program

North Omaha glad to see new church

Clergy members say it's never too early to start teaching their children about their neighbors' beliefs

Community of Faith: Up early, students start day with study

BYU-Idaho settles on web site

Public money, private morals (note: Mormons discussed near end of article)

Politics: Alan Keyes to speak at BYU's Marriott Center; Y students get political; Coalition says 'protection of marriage' ballot question discriminatory

Arts & culture: Hymns of Reflection no ordinary album (buy CD here)

LDS members in the news: Death cuts short fairy-tale love of 95-year-olds; Hmong women building bridges; Two miracles named Lance

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Monday Headlines (September 11, 2000)

Church News release:  Research innovations announced during genealogy conference

Identity and priorities important, Elder Nelson says

Faithful urged to LDS temple; 1,300 Mormons meet in N. Richland Hills

2,000 gather for genealogy conference

Artifacts head for museum, Mountain Meadows buttons go to Arkansas and Mormons give artifacts tied to massacre to Arkansas museum

Costa Mesa volunteers give up part of their Saturday to make living bright for seniors

Elder Morrison honored

Company's collapse painful to Mormons and Purchase Plus investments cost Mormons millions

Mountain Meadows Association tour views where trip began

Arts & culture: Readings/signings; Statue honors pioneer figure Rockwell and Orrin Porter Rockwell honored in Lehi; LDS Church decides to renovate playhouse and Church to keep historic theater; Painting sacred stories

LDS members in the news: BYU law professor helps defense in 2002 bid case

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Weekend Headlines (September 9-10, 2000)

LDS Church wants to be official in Italy

Old rivals tour Boston Temple - Kennedy, Romney offer warm praise (also see similar articles:, SL Tribune, Deseret News)

Boston Temple radio article and official Boston Temple web site

President Monson to speak Tuesday

Berryville: Mormons take possession of 1857 massacre artifacts

150 years ago today, Utah became territory and was handed its name

Orrin Porter Rockwell honored in Lehi

ACLU wants to turn light on land deal

Ricks' transition to BYU-Idaho a long-term process

Church plan redesign will save additional trees

Oak Ridge Seminary offers service opportunity

Annual Evergreen conference planned Sept. 15, 16 in S.L.

Lecturer sets Gulfport seminar

Former part-time worker sues Franklin-Covey over termination

Arts & culture: An author keeps folks on track for a night; Church news release: Tabernacle Choir and ensembles announce concerts; Wilcox's new book focuses on 'facts of life'

LDS humor: Robert Kirby column

LDS members in sports news: Andy [Reid] & his home boys

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Friday Headlines (September 8, 2000)

Church news release: Western Europe vital records index expands family history research

Genealogy conference opens in S.L. and Conference bringing families together

Elder Nelson to speak Sept. 10

Ellis Island, early census records on CD

Sister suffragists -- Mormon activists played a big role in fight for women's rights

Skeleton may be remains of early pioneer

Push to rebury artifacts from massacre criticized

Ted Kennedy to tour Boston Temple

LDS member writes letter to editor

Mass honors Bishop Federal

Gathering to honor Elder & Sister Haight

BYU on 'most devout' college list

Politics: National chairman visits, gives breakfast pep talk to Utah demos; Hatch is not 'Mr. Anonymous'

Arts & culture: Review: 'Army' shows human side of missionaries; The American old west comes forward in time to Spanish Fork

LDS members in the news: The moralist -- Neil LaBute, latter-day filmmaker and BYU's Neil LaBute goes Hollywood

LDS members in sports news: After 3 losing seasons, Holmoe on the hot seat; SUU's Cannon has rushing records in sight

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Thursday Headlines (September 7, 2000)

Church taking custody of massacre artifacts

Church records sought for polygamist rape trial

A friendship that never grows old

Non-Catholic religious leaders rap Vatican claim

Family history fans flock to gathering in genealogy mecca; Bigelows fill out family tree

LDS beliefs defended on web site

Boy Scouts' fight goes online

More on BYU's ranking in US News

Arts & culture: Mohonri Young exhibit to close Nov. 18

LDS members in the news: Friends 4Ever; Neil LaBute might bite you; BYU student joins Les Mis cast; Provo resident enters presidential race

Sports news: Kelly Quain/Bears Beat; James retiring: now we've heard it all

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Wednesday Headlines (September 6, 2000)

Mormon president conducts ceremony

Mormon leader sees continued growth for his church

Despite stereotypes, gospel remains constant

Cougar stadium vandalized

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Tuesday Headlines (September 5, 2000)

Boston Temple opens missing Angel Moroni; More on Boston Temple

Freshmen surprised by religion focus

Culture shock? Not for CEU Jones

Western rain is a welcome home

Politics: Carbon County is still Democrat country

Arts & culture: Dead Sea scrolls in Topeka; Songs for Young Women hits LDS target; Dance department to present devotional; BYU student group performs in festival

LDS members in the news: Y. trainer: he feels your pain

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Monday Headlines (September 4, 2000)

More on new Salt Lake institute building

Good ol' tradition keeps 'em coming to the fair

Mormons are great neighbors

Arts & culture: Acting like neighbors; Jenkins honors father by making Mormon Meteor ride again; Ambrose's one-track mind brings him to Salt Lake City; Fiction interferes in 'Pillar of Fire' novel; Matter unorganized

LDS members in sports news: Friends pitch in for athlete's kin; Mr. X's and O's

LDS members in news: Leavitt seeks third term

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Weekend Headlines (September 2-3, 2000)

President Hinckley to speak to Y. alumni

Other languages surpass English in LDS Church

Family first, last, and always for LDS

Apologists band together to defend LDS Church online, in print

Utah's non-Mormon minority struggles to feel included

Group wants massacre relics reburied

It's the quiet side of social activism for Utah churches

Texans make a goal-line stand for prayer, football

3 Utah schools high in college rankings; Magazine hails 3 Utah colleges; US News rankings

Genealogy meet set for September 6-9 in Salt Lake City

Missionary reunions

Arts & culture: Hymnal provides a daily song; Bingham Fort sesquicentennial celebration

LDS members in the news: Burger, fries and scholarship

LDS members in sports news: Crowton deserves Bears' top job; Utah State QB trying to adjust to another new system; Cougs have nothing but victory in mind; Player makes a stand

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Friday Headlines (September 1, 2000)

More on LDSCitizen website; Website not of LDS Church; Website mixes church and state

UVSC study gets grant

Salt Lake City plan pits road against ecosystem

Talented players from tiny American Samoa are changing the face of football

KC council to consider 1,700 acre development; KC council unanimously approves development

Arts & culture: God's Army preaches Mormon belief, with some comic relief; Synthesis develops music and missionary skills

LDS members in the news: Bodybuilder paid high price for big muscles; Billboard tells Millar he's only days from playing in the Olympics

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