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September 2001 News:

Weekend Headlines (September 29-30, 2001)

Church News releases: Public to tour Columbia River Washington Temple; Renovated Temple Square Visitors' Centers to re-open 

LDS visitors centers reopening

Elder Kendrick speaks of liberty

Camp eases AIDS misery

Sea Trek updates: Sea Trekkers play pirates on high seas; Sea Trek glides into Bermuda; Atlantic conquered

Monticello Utah Temple to be expanded

Genesis Group to hail its 30th with 'I Am Jane'; Genesis gives support to Church members

Conference celebrates 100 years of missionary service in Japan

New exhibit at Museum of Church History and Art

Similar truths link us

U.S. reissues worldwide travel caution

Robert Kirby: On Sept. 11, God played no favorites

Book review: Lundbergs have another winner in 'Married for better, not for worse'

Sports: Cougs hope to shake off long layoff

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (September 28, 2001)

U.S. Senate urges Americans to explore their family history

Marking the lives of people who died in the New York City attacks

Mormons' gift a sound benefit for Whitingham

Sea Trek: a dip in Bermuda Triangle

Utah quilters' fabric of life stays strong amid tragedy

Underground data center project to include Web servers for LDS Church

Film, video festival to provide a medium for LDS, non-LDS art

Methodists to have TV spots

D-News to pursue Tribune suit in federal court

Farm appeals water ruling

Sports: Dodger's Green keeps priorities in order


Thursday Headlines (September 27, 2001)

Sea Trek: All is well -- for us

Good neighbor, bad view

President J. Richard Clarke counsels students on leadership at devotional

Protests resume at adult store

Arts & culture: Joseph Smith oratorio to be performed at Provo Tabernacle; Campus dance ensembles waltz their way into devotional; 'Sweet Songs of Liberty' concert to benefit New York disaster victims

BYU boasts lowest student default rate

Dinner raises money for NYC firefighters, police officers

Huge draw at blood drive

7-year-old writes, sings song after NY attack

D-News suit ordered to S.L. County


Wednesday Headlines (September 26, 2001)

Elder John M. Madsen to discuss Old Testament Oct. 3

BYU to host conference on the LDS Church in Japan Oct. 13

Biblical scrolls too fragile to travel

Buildings to receive steeples

Patriot finally becomes citizen

Sea Trek update

Sports: Twenty nine years later, one man's dream unfolds; Curtis fights his way into a scholarship


Tuesday Headlines (September 25, 2001)

LDS leader extols families

U.S. panel elects LDS man

Dead Sea scrolls not coming; Plan to exhibit Dead Sea scrolls scuttled

BYU "Families Under Fire" conference Oct. 4-5

Family folklore workshop at BYU Oct. 5

Arts & culture: Carl Bloch painting to be unveiled at BYU; Dance groups to perform at devotional; Popular BYU Choral Showcase scheduled Oct. 3 and 4; BYU instrumental ensembles combine for Oct. 2 concert

Money for Fall Fling to be restored to Church of Jesus Christ

Shootings change officers' lives

Today in history


Monday Headlines (September 24, 2001)

Seeking shelter in the storm: Utahns find refuge in faith

Aspiring higher (picture of statue being placed on Boston Temple)

Latter-day Saints flock to electronic alternatives for church resources

Westward ho! Wagons move on in Southwest Utah

Getting to know shipmates makes for smoother sailing

Alliance is full of faith in Utah

Farewell to a hero, officers honor sergeant who died aiding a victim

Douglas students' behavior less risky

With war declared on terrorism, insurance companies won't have to pay


Weekend Headlines (September 22-23, 2001)

Angels take their places on 3 temples

President Hinckley, Bush meet; LDS leader gives Bush his blessing

LDS urged to pray for rain

LDS statement on Islam

Church urges limits on alcohol ads

Sea Trek cancels New York festivities

Jerusalem Center closes for winter, spring

Good works of victims their legacy

Strangers express sympathy

Spiritual eyes can reflect heaven

Fasting boosts links to Creator

U. Virginia religious groups cope with attacks

What's next, stealing from nuns? (scroll down half-way to read article)

LDS singer hopes to croon way up charts

LDS humor: 'Confurnz' means time for reunions

Sports: Older players' perspective is a benefit to teammates

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (September 21, 2001)

Golden angel statue to be placed on high; Nauvoo Temple facade nears completion; Nauvoo Temple nears completion

Bush holds hour-long prayer meeting with America's religious leaders; President Bush's meeting with faith leadership

LDS myths spread after terrorist attacks

Sea Trek: The bird and busy bees

Department of Religious Education postpones conference

Former missionaries' language skills found useful to the Olympics

Brigham Young's counsel to women lecture topic Sept. 28

Rexburg native honored as parade grand marshall

Sports: Spiked!: Cougars continue home dominance over Utes


Thursday Headlines (September 20, 2001)

Church news release: Missionary families asked to avoid airport send-offs; Say bye at MTC, not the airport; No LDS missionary gatherings at airport

Church news release: The Light of the World; LDS Church to stage Olympic extravaganza; LDS: It's a small world; LDS plan Oly extravaganza

Create peaceful world, BYU students urged; Batemans focus on terrorist attacks in words to students

Brady Kay Howell

General Authority to speak on Perpetual Education Fund

Multilingual Utahns apply to help FBI with inquiry

Students learn to appreciate hymns in religion class

Company's software lets viewers censor DVDs 

U. Nebraska community mourns death of former dean

Important platitudes

Reid urges protection of civil liberties in pursuing 'demons'

Judge hands man win in lake dispute

Sports: Cougars focus on UNLV


Wednesday Headlines (September 19, 2001)

Wait ends: body found in rubble; Another victim of attacks had Utah ties; Navy identifies Idaho man found dead in Pentagon attack  (see previously posted articles on Brady Howell: NPR talks to the family of Brady Howell -- a victim of the attack on the Pentagon (audio file requires RealPlayer); Family awaits word on missing Pentagon worker; Missing man's parents fly to D.C.)

Huge flag will unfurl downtown

President and Sister Bateman speak on importance of eternal families

Sea Trek update

Former Olympian dies at 48

Judd, pioneer LDS leader in Southern Nevada, dies

Former Y students to compete in 81st Miss America pageant

She helps feed the animals by feeding football fans

Arts & culture: "World of Dance" to give Olympics preview; Choir sets auditions Thursday in Orem; One for the scrapbook; South-of-the-border food not just Mexican anymore

Sports: O's pick up season with loss; Graduation rates at top-tier football programs poor


Tuesday Headlines (September 18, 2001)

A time to honor the dead and -- and to embrace the living (editor's note: Floyd Rasmussen is a member of the Church who survived the attack on the Pentagon -- his wife, Rhonda, also a member of the Church was killed in the same attack); Loved ones in the ruins (see Monday's headlines for additional articles on the Rasmussens)

Sunday memorial services: LDS leader: 'Be not faithless'; Sacrament meetings memorialize victims; Sunday's religious services focus on remembrance, faith; Religious leaders pray for peace; Clergy offer messages of peace

Sea Trek: a change of plans

Ready for the Olympics

BYU-Idaho celebration to begin with devotional and torch lighting

Community alliance issues call for tolerance, diversity; Alliance is full of faith in Utah

Wichita-area drive gathers momentum

Religious freedom to be on ballot

This given Sunday not a day for football

Spotlight is still shining on former BYU co-ed

Springville boy heads to nation's capital for science competition

Sports: Cougs search for quality opponent


Monday Headlines (September 17, 2001)

Update (2:00 PM ET): Rhonda Rasmussen funeral services planned; 189 believed dead in Pentagon attack; "I'll spend the rest of my life celebrating her years"

Date set for Nauvoo Temple dedication; See Church press release

Mother, daughter remembered for their friendship; Service held for two victims of hijacking; Stricken family grateful for outpouring of love

Tragedies seem surreal to those on high seas

Memorial services: Church leaders help unite Utah; President Bednar counsels students to carry on; Duke city residents gather in prayer; Faithful look for comfort; Clergy offer messages of peace; Americans attend religious services; Many seek solace in church

Golden's rule rescues airline passengers stranded in Atlanta

Wedding goes on despite tragedy

Ex-MTV cast member nearly took flight

Dell's true believer (article on Kevin Rollins COO of Dell Computer)

Rough trail tested "gold missionaries"

Missionary reunions

Great Salt Lake book festival

Birch Society councilman remakes Gilbert

Sexual assault conviction overturned after 15 years

Sports: Loss of Ricks may give Dixie, Snow an edge; Underrated Bundy key for Cougs


Weekend Headlines (September 15-16, 2001)

Nauvoo Illinois Temple dedication, open house announced

President Hinckley airs hope on King show; Read text of interview with Pres. Hinckley or Read text of full program

National Day of Prayer and Mourning services: Memorial Service re-broadcast available on web (also to air in Washington, DC area on television); Church leaders pray for protection and peace; Hinckley offers encouragement; Prayers and patriotism; Ceremonies nationwide offer solace; Shedding the weight of terrorism; Surrounded by grief, people around the world pause and turn to prayerNoontime observance draws thousands to Utah Capitol; Mid-Columbians gather to honor victims of attack; Residents pack Lehi building for memorial; Local churches join nation in song, prayer; Across WNC, people turn to their faith

NPR talks to the family of Brady Howell -- a victim of the attack on the Pentagon (audio file requires RealPlayer)

Pulling together

Faith and tragedy -- members and missionaries in Washington and New York City

Sept. 11 took us all by surprise

Hatch under fire for alleged leak

A small victory as jet takes off from Sea-Tac

Inspiration Celebration to pay tribute to victims

How you can help American Red Cross

BYU-Idaho meets target of 9,200

BYU hosts second Service Learning Conference Sept. 21

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (September 14, 2001)

Noontime memorial service on National Day of Prayer and Remembrance (September 14); Mourning services set today

People, not God, have created evil

Amid solemn tributes to victims, skies are quiet; Prayer brings unity; Time for prayer

Family awaits word on missing Pentagon worker; Missing man's parents fly to D.C.

Distribution Center adds on-line service

'Cookie-cutter' LDS buildings?

Churches tapped for housing

'J. Golden Kimball' to hold forth at USVC

American Fork Family History Library to hold open house

Sports: Several college football games cancelled


Thursday Headlines (September 13, 2001)

Sunday meetings to be "Memorial Services"

Church donates humanitarian funds to help Red Cross

Video: President Hinckley condemns violence

Eyewitness account: Pentagon official was out for a jog

Another Utah native feared to be dead

Salt Lakers turn out to help

See non-LDS related news regarding attacks

Utah residents turning to churches in times of crisis; Diverse faiths gather for prayer at Georgetown; Asheville, NC: Interfaith service leads prayer for peace; Prayer vigil provides peace for Provo

President Hinckley at U. display

Christian perspectives topic of BYU conference Sept. 20-22

BYU professor to speak on poetry of Joseph Smith

Salt Lake security fears intensify

Sports: BYU suits Crowton perfectly; Crowton finds success early on at BYU


Wednesday Headlines (September 12, 2001)

Attack Update (as of noon): LDS Church members safe; Utahns gather in prayer

Attack Update (also see Tuesday's articles): Mormon president says evil is still rampant; Memorial Service remarks; Kaysville mother, daughter perish aboard hijacked jet and Kaysville woman, daughter die in jetliner and Kaysville mom on doomed jetLatter-day Saints, missionaries survive Pentagon attack; Yorktown NY Stake members accounted for -- no word on Manhattan NY Stake members (share story/feelings); Missionaries protected in New York, home teachers locating church members; BYU students react to plane hijackings; Churches offer solace; Churches offering comfort; President Bateman holds prayer meeting (see text "Hope for Peace"); Faith brings solace; Prayer services in Seattle; Utah officials: Attacks an act of war

Sea Trek: slowly but surely south

Pioneer venture to live on in park

Civil War veterans live on, on Web

Distribution Center adds online service

One of the 'Women We Love' is former KSL anchor Jane Clayson

Utah's 2001 superintendent of the year

Arts & culture: Trax's 2 'R's: readin' and ridin'

Utah becoming a world destination

Politics fuels mandatory gun ownership laws

Tillman's trial petition claims rights were violated

Sports: Hoover's dream ends abruptly


Tuesday Headlines (September 11, 2001)

Attack Update: Terrorist Attack --  Read/share your thoughts or story regarding the attack; E-mail your story to LDS Today

Attack update from the LDS Church: First Presidency expresses profound sympathy; Missionaries in New York City and Washington, D.C. safe; Additional statements

Attack update by Utah newspapers: Utah prayer services planned; Prayer meeting held at BYU; Utahns in NY describe chaos, horror; 'Oh my, no,' says Hansen in D.C.; Mormon Tabernacle Choir presents special memorial service Tuesday evening; Woman from Kaysville UT on board hijacked plane, many unaccounted LDS members in Manhattan; Air passengers in S.L. grounded

President Hinckley encourages youth to stay positive

Hymnal books used to torch Mormon church in Mesa; Mesa Mormon church fire under investigation

Church receives media attention

President Bateman to speak at devotional

Planners approve two campgrounds for Mormon Handcart site

Movie to show life as an LDS single

Church members in the news: Matt Salmon to announce candidacy for governor; Golden child: BYU's Denney is talented, but he wouldn't say so; BYU students to launch rocket Thursday

Sports: Cougars gain some national attention


Monday Headlines (September 10, 2001)

Wagon train sets off on California colony route

Visitors are awed by new Academy Square library; New Provo library remains true to its historic roots; Past, present meet at opening; Patrons enraptured with new Academy

Fillmore turns 150

Salt Lake - L.A. a tough trail for pioneers

Arts & culture: Residents act out Brigham City's history at pageant; Free tickets for 2002 Tabernacle Choir concerts available; Readings/signings

Sea Trek update: Tales of tall ships

Faith-based discounts make dollars and sense, businesses say; Missionary discount

Church members mentioned briefly in the news: William L. "Bill" Packer; Huntsman top donor among Bush nominees; Eagle scout project 

Plural marriage embedded in Utah way of life

Sports: Cougars maul Golden Bears for 3rd victory


Weekend Headlines (September 8-9, 2001)

'No greater service' -- LDS leaders sees Welfare Square grow to meet need

Fillmore recalls 150 years of history -- and its share of territorial glory

Sea Trek update: Sea Trek ships win reprieve; Sea Trek is on track again; Emotions running high on Trek; Sea Trek in Canaries but for how long; The robbery at Sea Trek

Mormon missionary dies abroad (also see story from September 1)

Elder Scott emphasizes miracle of BYU-Idaho at faculty banquet

'Mormon Moment' misses the point

Olympics: Hellfire pitches won't work for LDS; Free tickets for Temple Square concerts during games; Don't fuss no mo over Mo

Defendant arraigned in temple incident; Insanity plea

Springville stake center will hold open house

Getting the ax: some historic Liberty Park cottonwoods will be removed

College list is out and under fire

Census 2000: Marriage, kids . . . sure; but Utahns don't stand out for taking in family; Iowa number 3 in homes led by married couples

Culture vulture

Other Church members in the news: Young missionary to speak

Sports news: Win would bring Cougars credibility; Cougar players well aware of what Pac-10 is all about

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (September 7, 2001)

President Hinckley to speak at fireside on Sunday

BYU-Hawaii ranked 4th in US News & World Report listing

Grand opening set for Academy library; Provo City library rich in history; Catch glimpse of historic window

Mormons work on Nauvoo temple

Welfare Square work completed; Priceless commodities; Welfare stories illustrate 'pure religion'

Sea Trek: Organizers scramble for funds; Sea Trek leaders scramble to raise cash

Curtain to fall for historic theater

President Bateman, Marilyn Bateman to speak at devotional on September 11

Renamed LDS Church college opens in Idaho

Tracing their Native American lineage

Retrial to renew family's suffering

More reaction to Newsweek article: Mormons tough to figure out; Robert Kirby: Don't call us weird, we're really nuts

Church members in entertainment news: MTV star is back for an encore; Guess Who reunion at Riverbend

Covey lambasted on all sides

Woman not appeased by changes at restaurants

Sports news: Blue-chip QBs: How Washington's best have fared the past 10 years; Y offensive line has been superb; Funeral set for former Coug Garrick


Thursday Headlines (September 6, 2001)

More on abuse case: Lawyer blast LDS Church and Attorney: More suits against LDS Church likely and Mom: Bishop knew of pedophile; LDS Church lawyer calls claims preposterous; Lawyers for plaintiff at press conference photo 1, photo 2, photo 3; PR newswire from plaintiff's attorneys; New York Times article (similar to those posted yesterday)

Sea Trek stalls in Canaries

BYU is still nation's No. 1 'stone cold sober' school

BYU-Idaho welcomes Junior class

Missionary discount is discriminatory, charges Catholic

Board blasts bid for Covey probe

Religion debate expands to charter

Harmony grads sue institute founders

Sports: BYU tailback is healthy and running rampant; Cal's McArthur out four weeks after surgery


Wednesday Headlines (September 5, 2001)

Church settles abuse case; LDS Church settles suit, paying $3M, child-molestation was allegedly covered up; Editor's note: News of the settlement was a wide-spread AP story

Sea Trek dispatch

Higley schools advised against on-campus religion classes

Religious groups voice opinions on stem cell research

Covey text 'smoking gun' in board fight

Foreign language residences provide cultural experience for students

Olympic musical program premiers in St. George

Other Church members in the news: New chapter in history; Biracial children find home in Orem


Tuesday Headlines (September 4, 2001)

Church criticizes article in journal; LDS Church officials write letter to Newsweek; 'Mormon Games' reactions: Newsweek article praised, questioned by local leaders

Mormons vow no recruiting at games

Unsung heroes and a little luck helped save Academy Square

Section opens on Mormon Trail

Y theater takes its final bow; BYU movie theater closes after it stops editing films

Protection sought for Devil's Gate

Church members mentioned in the news: A cornucopia of mazes; 'American biz-babble' in schools slammed; Uniform disagreement; Sky Sox lose season finale

Sports: Rookie lineman Chris Hoke completes mission; Cougars still need a test of mettle


Monday Headlines (September 3, 2001)

Newsweek Cover Story: A Mormon Moment; see picture of front cover; also see press release article

Newsweek: Salt Lake's big jump

Newsweek On Air: A Mormon Olympics

LDS Church takes issue with article

Relax, Mitt: people remember sports, not religion

Deseret News synopsis of Newsweek articles; Additional information on-line

Arts & culture: Auditions set for LDS play; A celebration of Schreiner's centennial on Saturday

Sea Trek: Sweets and swim boost morale of shipmates; Crews thankful as ships enter calm waters

History matters: facts often get lost in the pageantry

Church members in the news: 'He was just a great kid'; Clergy team up to protect rights of workers; Utah tennis legend dies at age 92

Med school denies bias

Sports: Detmer traded to Detroit for draft choices; BYU offense rolls again; Steelers notebook


Weekend Headlines (September 1-2, 2001)

LDS missionary dies of injuries

LDS president pledges to aid Rotary cause

Elder Haight is turning 95

Wagon train finally to roll, bypasses shock-rocker

Sea Trek: Bay of Biscay and beyond

LDS peacemaker's death leaves intellectual void

BYU student lays groundwork for microcredit programs in China

Mormon actor finds Utah's world a fitting stage for satire

Arts & culture: New book retraces S.L. to L.A. route; Look out, Old Maid, here's Bishop Rick; Robert Kirby column

Many serve as catchers in rye

Utah colleges brace for high enrollment

Celebrating 100 incredible years (service project in Livermore)

Methodists reach out with TV

Sports: Heap makes believers out of fellow Ravens; Navarre primed to lead

LDS Church News headlines