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September 2003 Archived News:

Tuesday Headlines (September 30, 2003)

Grandmother poised to become Utah governor

An honor, an oasis

Memory management

BYU seeking combat nurses

The Wasatch Mountains: Utah's backbone

Resident writes children's fantasy books


Monday Headlines (September 29, 2003)

LDS women are praised; LDS Relief Society asks women to choose well; Annual meeting begins; Worldwide broadcast strengthens sisters

Faithful servant laid to rest; Slain Flagstaff soldier eulogized as 'patriot'

President Hinckley to visit Hawaii

Scholar links findings to the Book of Mormon

Letter from Brigham Young is auctioned for $14,000; Similar article

ACLU suit in plaza dispute is called harmful

Desert community gives warm reception to cold products

A stitch while doing time lets inmates shine

Homeless Stand Down gives transient population a hand

Utah women and the right to vote

Prairie dogs sucked up by vacuum

Little tech titan

Harrells names new clerk

Pocatello teen to compete in pageant

Temple Square tree lesson

Kane residents split on BLM


Weekend Headlines (September 27 - 28, 2003)

Watch or listen to General Relief Society meeting via Internet; Chorus to perform for LDS women's broadcast

What we believe: Clearing the air on Mormonism

Songstress sings for the spirit

Humor keeps 'Mexican Mormon' going

Handmade quilts donated to shelter

'Missionary' couples excited to help with Cougar sports

LDS member Fife on cover of Sports Illustrated

Couple share their love of strings with area children

Billy Taylor overcomes obstacles

Utahns weary of racy TV?

Fitch ratings affirm Beneficial Life's 'A+' IFS rating 

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (September 26, 2003)

Rexburg native speaks on family history and temple work

Keeping memories alive

A religious cornerstone in Surf City

Brigham Young letter to be auctioned

History rising -- Mormon town emerges from Lake Mead (similar to articles posted last month)

FBI: Under the gun

Sign-waver hit by truck emerges from coma

American researches launch study of religion in public life

Tests show no cancer, dad says

Community service day set for Saturday

Polish genealogical society to hold event

Sports: On guard (BYU - Air Force game); Idaho State wideout makes quick recovery; Nerves mix with confidence


Thursday Headlines (September 25, 2003)

This day in history; Today in history (Manifesto issued in 1890 -- this was published in many papers across the U.S.)

On a mission to share 'the truth'

Donation of books and school kits

102-year-old savors life of working man

Faith-film interchange can break down barriers

Smarts' faith makes impression on actors

Provo artists pays tribute to the missionary experience with a sculpture

Bruce Frank Holley, a Y. chairman, dies at 61

Services for Flagstaff soldier on Saturday; Alumna killed in Iraq (similar to stories posted last week)

Dairy Queen's crown jewel was mom to all

Tribute to 'stripling warriors' (see one-third of the way down article)

Parish objects to Mormon church

EEOC suit claims religious bias in three Valley businesses

Y. reviewing course program; BYU credits part of sports scandal

Too scanty! Y. paper pulls Sports Illustrated inserts; Similar article (note: this story was picked up by many papers across the U.S.)

Salt Lake station won't air 'Coupling' sitcom; 'Coupling' too hot for TV? (similar to articles posted September 20)

Read no evil

Together growing up


Wednesday Headlines (September 24, 2003)

Teen is killed on his way to early-morning seminary; Similar article (see bottom section)

TV, Utah stage star Gordon Jump dies at 71; Similar article

Residents awed by prophet's visit

Mormons archive vast genealogical records

Man off a mission has sudden impact at Tech

California's teacher of the year

Youth full of adventure for LDS prophet John Taylor

LDS Church helps fund measles shots in Africa; Similar article (these two articles are similar to several articles published on September 18th)

SLC asks court to trim plaza suit

'Book of Mormon' movie gets two thumbs down

Helen Thomas declares herself a liberal; some students walk out

LaVell Edwards' post-mission plans (see bottom section of article)

Departing Fa wins accolade

1,500 acres in Cache Valley preserved

Other deaths: Nevada casino officials mourn death of noted gaming authority; Fourth accident victim in Carey crash dies


Tuesday Headlines (September 23, 2003)

Scout J.W. to the rescue

Wheelchair foundation distributes over 5,000 wheelchairs in Afghanistan

Rebuilding finished for church lost in fire

Big family, big rewards

Artist finds unique sound

Ugandan man discovers home away from home

O'Keefe invites BYU-I to NASA shuttle launch

A pastor's plea

Porn battle jams Y. e-mail

JetBlue draws fire for sharing data; JetBlue faces privacy suit

Sports: Wyoming prep makes verbal commitment; Kaufusi planning on redshirting


Monday Headlines (September 22, 2003)

New Mormon aim: reach out to blacks

About 140,000 attend temple dedication in Redlands

Grass-roots effort gives yards extreme makeovers

Operation backpack (see half-way down article)

Theater of heart needs no critique

Downtown malls can expect big makeovers

On this date (Joseph Smith received plates)

Smarts on set of TV movie

Let there be light -- please

Straight, gay could both lose

Clemons' BYU studies short on oversight

Lehi factory: sweet while it lasted

Sports: BYU offense running on empty; Former BYU setter finds a home in Bengals' line-up; Colorado coach calls Seminoles more talented


Weekend Headlines (September 20 - 21, 2003)

Elder Groberg speaks on sources of joy

Walter Rane Book of Mormon paintings on display at new exhibit

Cove compromise

Scout organizes 21 troop clean-up of lake

Latter-day Saints celebrate new home

Under the Banner of Heaven: The fundamentals of blood; Mormons smeared (see two-thirds way down letters to editor page)

Father and son finance Mormon movie

Sports: With 6 seniors, Cougs focused on recruiting; Colorado QB on a new mission (note: this and the next article were picked up by many papers across the U.S.); Beck getting first start for BYU; Crowton confident in Beck; Buff's QB gets tough mission; 'Noles aren't sure what to expect; Stanford wary of BYU's fancy for passing

Naperville planners fine with church lot expansion

Mall developers set on Nordstrom

Utah Democrats stub tobacco-money ban

Media: KSL uncouples 'Coupling' and similar article; The Tribune and Channel 2 consider media partnership

Child sex case involves religious sect (an example of how the press often uses the term 'Mormon'; also see article from earlier in the week)

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (September 19, 2003)

President Hinckley named 'giant' by S.L. chamber; Similar article

Harvest of the heart

Center aids in research

Greenberg: Man on a mission

A place in their faith

Community house gets 37 bunk beds

BYU vs. Stanford: Ex-Provo star left hometown to play at Stanford; BYU to start freshman QB; Cardinal finally playing second game; Dream comes true for local football player; BYU preview

10 commandments spring up in Utah (similar to article posted on Thursday)

City council gets input on downtown development

Sorenson tops Utah rich list

Fundamental advice


Thursday Headlines (September 18, 2003)

Flagstaff GI loved languages, people; 101st soldier dies following weapons blast; Daughter of Flagstaff family dies; Flag soldier was language expert

LDS Church funds fight against measles in Africa; LDS Church funds measles shots in Africa; Church donates $3 million to Red Cross; Press release

LDS leaders oppose Mesa Temple on historic list; LDS official protests Mesa Temple (love that headline)

Statue depicting Young unveiled at tabernacle in Iowa

Y. gets number 2 ethics rating -- business school voted 26th best in world; BYU news release

Senate OKs Martin's Cove lease

Back-up Colorado QB Greenberg: Bolivia far behind; Long path for Colorado's Greenberg; Stepping in, stepping up; Buff's Greenberg hopes to stay cool at FSU game; Buffs go into Tallahassee banged up; Close-up with Colorado coach

Church sets its sights on Neenah, Wisconsin -- proposed Mormon site makes residents uneasy

10 Commandments sprouting up in Utah's Dixie

Dillard's hosts modest fashion show (see half-way down article)

Charities give students more level learning field


Wednesday Headlines (September 17, 2003)

Martin's Cove deal in sight; Church, BLM agree on lease for Martin's Cove; Deseret News article; Similar AP article

Heaven can wait as God wins the battle over Sunday

Youth spotlight: Trio visits Peruvian town to help with building project

ACLU suit is called harmful; Main Street Plaza timeline

Football news: Buffs QB gets what he wanted; Mountain View alum Beck, gets start for BYU; Unhappy QBs call Y.

Utah students big on Mideast studies

Genealogy workshop to be held (note: I sometimes publish links to local articles like this one to give ideas for potential Public Affairs articles)

Sin City returns (quote from local Church spokesman near bottom of article)


Tuesday Headlines (September 16, 2003)

Mormon Church president lays cornerstone to complete temple

Forging bonds: All in the family

Modest clothing petition; Petition asks retailers to carry modest clothing

Crossroads Plaza purchase finalized; Church finishes purchase of Crossroads mall

Latter-day Saints break ground on Bentonville meeting house

Students debate secular versions of spiritual songs

Top South Carolina recruit chooses BYU over Clemson, South Carolina

He's all over this underdog

Zoning battles make churches feel unwelcome

Expect Wasatch Front to shake, rattle any time now

Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert part of attendance growth

Family, government clash over boy with cancer

Krakauer's book falls short of its goals

Deaths: Former councilman and school board member dies; Murder victim identified


Monday Headlines (September 15, 2003)

Faiths join to promote family values; Thousands gather for family conference; Similar article

Our desert home -- following the Mormon caravan

Massacre site draws descendants; Gathering at site of massacre; Group tours massacre site

Genealogists discover antebellum marriage records

With the help of Mormons, clients at therapeutic riding academy grab reins of health

Hard lines drawn by opposing sides in debate over Ten Commandments

Horror and healing -- the Chevys shootings

Sports: Buffs now face prospect of life without Klatt; New mission for CU's Greenberg?; Greenberg awaits next big trip

Can Baylor balance Christian mission and on-court success?

Reflections on reaching 'The Place'

Gateway's 'Oz'

A fresh start at art

Officials say Iowa couple aided ritual child abuse (note: you hate to see the Church's name even mentioned in an article like this)


Weekend Headlines (September 13-14, 2003)

LDS Charities present two new boreholes to refugee camp

Faith at work: Liftup

More 9/11 tributes: Events offer solace for sadness; Remembrance services emphasize stinging wounds; A nation remembers

ACLU defends its brief in plaza suit; Suit not drafted for the media, ACLU says

Wasatch front is due for big earthquake

Fair will help people prepare for the worst

Peter Jennings receives gift of family history research (see half-way down article)

KOIT's Kulp is a class act

19 homes to be developed on former Mormon church site

High school mourns loss of student

'Under the Banner': Hearing voices; New spotlight on Laffertys reinforces need for justice

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (September 12, 2003)

New Mormon building opens; Church re-opens at site of arson

Marking 9/11: Unflagging unity; A day of remembrance; Local ceremony marks 9/11

BYU-Idaho's first devotional focuses on being steadfast and immovable

Book of Mormon Movie premieres; 'Book of Mormon Movie' makes a wrong turn between Lehi and Nephi; 'Mormon Movie' fails to engage

Church forms new congregation

Interfaith dialogue bolstered

Officials: We shall not move tablet

In Huron County, a battle for record books

Learning from the other 9/11


Thursday Headlines (September 11, 2003)

BYU student reflects on the parallels to life of Pentagon victim

One family copes with love

Senator's son found dead in Utah

Fashionably modest

President Packer celebrates his 79th birthday

New BYU chief, 'family' meet

'Book of Mormon' movie reaches screen

Mel Gibson movie fuels excitement among Hollywood's Christian filmmakers

Women's cross country seeking another title

FAMU faces ironic challenge in move

Remembering a tragedy


Wednesday Headlines (September 10, 2003)

Cecil O. Samuelson becomes president of BYU; BYU officially inaugurates new president; BYU more than an experiment, President Hinckley says; Maintain the vision, BYU president told; President Samuelson: BYU's man for the job

Missionaries offer faith and food to Kyrgyz

Missionary work in Philippines emphasizes convert retention and member reactivation

Against the odds -- couple with Down Syndrome marries

LDS women in North Carolina assemble humanitarian kits (see second part of article)

Leader of 'First Hope' visits Utah

October General Conference to be broadcast in HDTV; Picture-perfect coming to Utah

Hawaiian heritage is up for sale

Memories of Strom Thurmond

Inaugural show to open at BYU-Idaho art gallery

Auditions put singers through the ringers

Sports: Stanford begins road trip against BYU on September 20

Man who stole donations gets jail sentence


Tuesday Headlines (September 9, 2003)

President Monson speaks at CES fireside

Temple visitors stay for lunch

Preparation eases anxiety, Mormon women suggest

Vietnam Veterans Memorial clean-up begins

BYU's league-opener set for Saturday -- may be watched on Church satellite system

Missionary reunions

McCaw takes on Baylor post (registration required to view article -- includes a brief mention of BYU)


Monday Headlines (September 8, 2003)

James LeVoy Sorenson: Elusive billionaire; Utah billionaire gives thought to place in history

ACLU plaza suit called overblown

Porter Rockwell was many things, but never the sheriff of Eureka

Volunteers clean up neighborhood

Soldier honored 53 years later

Sunday worship at LDS church disrupted by empty threat; Similar article

Church College net titles again

A higher grounding (small Christian colleges in U.S.)

Six feet, all woman

Gay and lesbian Mormons decry apostle's remarks


Weekend Headlines (September 6-7, 2003)

Elder Maxwell hails U.S. Constitution

Mission implausible; Missionary fables

100 years of BYU: Institution evolution

Organization seeks unity on family issues

'American Massacre': The great Utah mystery

USU plans new religious studies program

Film fulfills dream for BYU grad

Deseret Book opening two stores, altering others

Visitors blitz area to inform, convert

Kirby: Religious exclusion is just plain lazy

Jensens not the first to bump government over parental rights

Religion-based terrorism at home and abroad

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (September 5, 2003)

Renton family honors firefighters for 9/11 anniversary

LDS Conference Center wins landscaping honor; Similar article

Musical tells of long march home

Reluctant hero returns home

Two Alberta climbers will be remembered

The Mexican Mormon's Jewish bakery

People get soup, chance to help community

Residents fight chapel site

Inmates claim parole board favors LDS Church members

Mixed double

The dirt on Stanford's Kirk Chambers

Success a snap for Peterson

JetBlue to fly BYU Lacrosse team to New York

BYU football game preview; Trojan's Chow faces long-time employer BYU

Photo: Man working on new church building


Thursday Headlines (September 4, 2003)

Church not against a firing-squad ban

A hard trip back

Interfaith Conference aims to help parents strengthen family

Senator Orrin Hatch: 'Politics is a noble profession'

Football consumes Cougars' Popping

Letter from Brigham Young to be auctioned

Multi-faceted city administrator

Y. hopes to shock Trojans

More Utahns losing homes


Wednesday Headlines (September 3, 2003)

Torture alleged by LDS convert

Service is voice of Mormon faith

Students flock to BYU for quality education; Students say they don't attend BYU for marriage

Workers begin moving academy

Pastor talks of positive struggles with non-LDS churches in Utah

Cancer deaths may be leveling after drop

Utah still a magnet for new Americans

Box Elder star commits to BYU


Tuesday Headlines (September 2, 2003)

LDS apostle becomes the oldest church leader; Apostle to hail his 97th; Similar article

Rookie fullback has trouble believing he made the team

Utah-family history link inn to Grand Canyon's majestic overlook

Young man completes Thai missionary work

Finding a common thread in disparate subjects


Monday Headlines (September 1, 2003)

Young LDS artist finding success

'Hand of Mormon' a monumental task

A life of light and shadow

Latter-day Saints dedicate new building in Africa

Seeking the undiscovered

Interfaith forum set September 13

Gambling: Religion makes strange bedfellow for games of chance


Weekend Headlines (August 30-31, 2003)

Mormon missionaries search for converts

Mormon teens rise early for scripture (requires registration to view article)

Mormon cinema: Stick to niche, or cross over?

A lush retelling of 'Johnny Lingo'; An eight-cow movie

Salt Lake City attorney asks judge to dismiss ACLU lawsuit; Plaza opinions divided by faith

Lower Lake Mead exposes Atlantis of desert

Mormons snap up opportunity in Taiwan

'Conservative' not in coach's vocabulary

Swiss days: Something to yodel about

BYU honors Young by retiring jersey; Young's number eight jersey retired

Lifelong Mormon sees no conflict between her religion, union support

State senate condemns Boy Scouts' stance

Mongolia's first Roman Catholic bishop installed

Humor: The Sugar Beet: Satire for the Soul

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (August 29, 2003)

LDS Church interested in Kyrgyztan

Today in History (Brigham Young died in 1877)

BYU retires Steve Young's number; Leadership key to this year's Cougars

Darl McBride, capitalist crusader

168 years later, a new night at this opera (Jennifer Welch-Babidge is a member of the Manhattan 1st Ward)


Thursday Headlines (August 28, 2003)

President Monson to speak at fireside

Expanding its flock: Colleyville center reflects church growth for Mormons

And babies make six

Utahns devour and write a galaxy of fantasy fiction

Chocolate medicine

Four football games available on Church satellite system

Nelson's matrix: UTA professor gets patent, partner

Relationship coach works to inspire lovelorn, lovestruck

Microfilming helps preserve county's history

Tour of Town Center reveals Mesa's urban edge

Gateway setback

Survival guide: "Where's Mom now that I need her?" more than a cookbook


Wednesday Headlines (August 27, 2003)

Y.'s 'rudder is set,' leader says; BYU president gives first faculty address; BYU chief clarifies his authority; BYU chief will focus on academics first

Call forwarding: Despite losing limbs, Ann Call is a wife, mother, champion rider and teacher

Chamber proves worth as Stanford's elder statesman; Similar article

Only school spirit on tap at BYU; Age disparity striking in BYU-Georgia Tech match-up

Former Miss Texas is remembered as kind and giving

Former Ute Hamblin happy to be Ag kicker

'Free speech' doesn't mean trespass

The vision of John Wesley Powell, water in the West

Hold Gateway to deal

Former Kahuku sports standout critically injured in accident

Church in Meridian, Idaho ordered to stop irrigating without water rights (requires registration to view)


Tuesday Headlines (August 26, 2003)

Young Mormons lead a life full of sacrifice during their two-year commitments

Facts and figures about the Redlands temple

Original Spori celebrated during dedication of new building

Church begins renovation

Fired for not drinking, suit alleges; Feds sue company over Mormon's firing (this story ran in over 100 papers in the U.S. today)

They're handy with scriptures and scrapers

Air Force's Gray out of Africa, onto the field

Kin battle rare cancer-causing gene

Nordstrom set on building a new start at Gateway; Gateway seeks big anchors to stay afloat

Only an idiot asks leaders why they are so brilliant

PBS show looks at how gay kids, devout parents reconcile beliefs


Monday Headlines (August 25, 2003)

Building on their faith, history (requires registration to view article)

From red to blue: Despite his history at U., Samuelson says he will now focus on his duties as a 'BYU man'

Teens build house, friendships in New Zealand

History matters: Love blossoms like entwined roses for Ogden couple

Ethics network: Web sites offer listing of 'moral' businesses

A victim's untold story

He tells blood's story

Church to help amateur genealogists

200 LDS members help clean county fair grounds

Book review: One more review of "Banner"

Sports: BYU's Crowton predicts success sooner than later; BYU extra; Utah starter will play first game in almost 4 years; Utes snatch verbal from 6'8" Colorado recruit

Deaths: Former anchor succumbs to colon cancer; Photographer of 1945 blast dies (see similar article posted August 19)


Weekend Headlines (August 23 - 24, 2003)

President Monson visits BYU-Idaho graduates; Summer graduation features visit by President Monson

Missionary in Spokane hospital after crash

Family ready for disaster

Cal center a man on a new mission

Look past Arab and Jewish stereotypes, LDS urged

Reflecting on BYU art

Rankings please Y., Westminster

A border crossing of the spirit; Hispanic flocks are growing

Rabbi looks forward to active retirement

Sands awarded Eagle Scout status

Mormon church proposed near recreation center

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (August 22, 2003)

Church supports city's current downtown revitalization policy; LDS Church leans on SLC

A driven quarterback

BYU double-header October 4

Y. takes laurels soberly

Book of Mormon music and art on display

Utah city may name street after Mormon gunman (this was picked up by many papers across the U.S.)

Smart TV movie slated for fall

Stake announces new leaders

West-Linn plans land-use appeal

Dixie State picks up two quality players

Hatch CD distribution deal may raise difficult questions; Hatch friend buys his CDs


Thursday Headlines (August 21, 2003)

Young Mormons say trips are a life-changing experience

Apostle reaffirms importance of family; LDS apostle decries same-sex marriage; Elder Ballard assails attacks on the family

Tales of LDS leaders' wit a big draw at Education Week

President Monson's 76th birthday today

BYU-Idaho summer graduation to feature visit by Pres. Monson

Artists exhibit during Education Week, aim at LDS market

Residents oppose new LDS chapel

Church parking facility benefits University of Utah, community

Nordstrom may have viable option on Main; Similar article

Eagle scouts: Meeting the challenge; Super scouts

BYU football: Crowton ignoring the power of one

Kirby: Handcarts change teens' tunes


Wednesday Headlines (August 20, 2003)

Devotional's theme focuses on family; Mormon leader blasts same-sex marriage; Similar article

Redlands Temple: Church trying to be good neighbors

Book of Mormon movie has it all: ups and downs

Up in the air (steeples being added to churches)

Latter-day Saints to erect building at Miller

Gilbert officials weigh cost of refurbishing vs. razing old church

Politician notes Mormon ties on radio spot


Tuesday Headlines (August 19, 2003)

President Monson to preside at BYU-Idaho rites

Providing for poor a staple of LDS Church

Mormons honor Poncas' kindness; Similar article

'I went the wrong way' -- 5 year-old girl found

Y. grins over 'sober' label; Similar article

Deaths: Murry funeral today for pilot in WWII A-bomb runs; Funeral services Wednesday for BYU Department Chair, drowned in accident

Agencies outline plan to end recurrent famine in Ethiopia

2 clerics fear religion pushed aside

Author born to tell stories

Museum visitors select favorites in art competition

Keyes: Role of religion in public life up to states 

Parking site near LDS Institute completed; Similar article; Similar SL Tribune article

Monday is movie night in Provo

Utahns leave Oregon State football program


Monday Headlines (August 18, 2003)

Y. grads 'light on a hill'; Axioms to live by; BYU grads told life's decisions lie ahead

Sutter CEO relies on beliefs through business decisions and personal tragedies

A long journey from missionary to Marine

Heap, stacking up well

Artist creates Book of Mormon based paintings

Mormon movie madness; 'Book of Mormon' coming to big screen; Producers felt Noah was right for Nephi; 'God's Army' kick-started LDS genre

Film headed to six festivals

Rockwell street? Shoot yes, city says; City may name street for pioneer gunman; Similar article

Bush's choice for EPA raises activists' ire; A quiet confidence; Leavitt pulls off some sleight of hand in LDS code

Lynne Cheney urges Americans to learn family history

Some say Plaza debate is really about Salt Lake growing into a secular city

Book Review: 'Massacre' highlights dark spot in Mormon history

Sunstone Symposium: Plaza debate drags on; Exiles in Zion; LDS intellectuals tell why they don't stray

Mormon church set to open its doors

The big Microsoft payoff

Wildfire near Provo temple

History Matters: Pony Express creator started 'massacre' that ended Utah War

Producer knew altering script was illegal

Fox ends two-year mission

Many faiths call Norman their home

Humor: Marking 125 years of LDS boot camp for kids


Thursday Headlines (August 14, 2003)

Note: Next posting will be on Monday due to travel schedule

Book of Mormon story

Education Week at BYU is next week

King urges Americans to worship together; MLK III: LDS Church doctrine fosters racism; King speaks at Sunstone, urges color in the Quorum

Long-time maverick presses fight for Main Street Plaza; Give the LDS a break

Praise for FamilySearch.org

Scout delivers goods to children in Afghanistan

African orphanage lures Payson residents

Deaths: Community celebrates Dawn King's life, miracle of son's birth; Broadbent services scheduled for Saturday

Three LDS members not likely to play in final on Sunday

School-supply giveaway for needy children

Gay marriage debate heats up in Knoxville

Book Review: New Krakauer provocative

Cajun-style feast attracts people from near and far

Meetinghouse approved

Pastor and World Changers build trust on Catawba reservation


Wednesday Headlines (August 13, 2003)

Why Utah's governor is Bush's pick to head EPA; Editorial: Leavitt a good choice for EPA

3 arrested in forgery probe; Church fire and forgery arrests offer possible connection; LDS check cashed; 3 men are arrested

Sports: Vols' defensive lineman dealing with move; Buff QB job still up for grabs

Entrepreneurs thrive in Utah Valley

Census shows many going south


Tuesday Headlines (August 12, 2003)

Leavitt to Washington to head EPA; Leavitt headed to EPA

Scriptures hit the silver screen

'Messages' traces history of LDS show

Back from mission, ready to compete for Washington State Cougs; Offense takes flight

BYU plans summer graduation

Martin Luther King III to address Sunstone Symposium

S.F. rock station goes country

National Press building gets new majority owner

County has new extension educator

Defense attorney asks for trial to be moved to a county with fewer Mormons


Monday Headlines (August 11, 2003)

Thousands flock to temple

Behind every good man

Dream job: Translator for Kazuhiro Sasaki

Symposium will celebrate a Utah landscape pioneer; Symposiums to look at whether DNA refutes Book of Mormon

Genealogy journeys; Where to start digging

Disadvantaged kids get ready for school on shopping spree

BYU campus Education Week focusing on family

Utah excursions: Ensign Peak

History: If the document is authentic, how can we explain weird dates?

Polynesian festival focuses on tradition, family and togetherness

At Baylor, religion should blind vision for greatness


Weekend Headlines (August 9-10, 2003)

Mormon missionaries help crash victims

Temple tour sheds light on beliefs; LDS Church holds temple open house

Exactly what did Jesus intend Christians to drink?

Missionary message: Family's role crucial

'Go ye into all the world'

In Utah's Cambodian community, Eastern and Western beliefs enmesh

Street dispute really about property rights; Editorial opinion; Mormon church defies court order, restricts free speech; ACLU rekindles the Main Plaza ire

LDS black experience top theme at SLC conference; Symposium to begin Wednesday

Sports: Soccer stars right at home; Mountain View QB Hall commits to Sun Devils; Malone says last goodbyes

History: Memories of busier days in Attica; Golden State has rich history of unpopular leaders; Breathing life into an historic community; Alliance announces list of endangered historic sites

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (August 8, 2003)

New Redlands temple serves region's 70,000 Latter-day Saints; Temple opens its doors; Couple called by church prophet; Press release

Apostle, educator to be honored at Y.

Suit says land swap favored Mormons; Main Street II begins; ACLU fights Mormon church over free speech; Sidewalk is city's not Mormons'; Wasn't bullied, Rocky insists

Hollywood Osfest

Conference to defend LDS faith

Some hear a last hurrah for Boston's Irish Democrats

Sports: BYU hoops begins tour down under; Majerus penalty too much to stomach

Few groups back same-sex couples ceremony


Thursday Headlines (August 7, 2003)

Latter-day Saints' new temple goes on display; Temple goes public -- 1 month only; A look inside new Mormon temple

The Mormon market in films

BYU's probable QB starter leads an idyllic life

Plaza legal battle revived; Similar article

LDS Church gets flak on plan for mall

BYU professor, cancer survivor speaks about faith and health

Pleasant Grove mother and son aid Afghan children; Similar article

LDS Church holds open house in Minnesota; LDS dedicate new building in Africa

Still going strong on the farm in New Zealand

College Basketball: Five recruits who've flown under national radar

A nice job of capturing LaVell's final season at BYU

Deaths: Hiker apparently died from fall; Canyon hiker missing four days; Police determine man's death an ATV accident

Video disputes LDS scripture


Wednesday Headlines (August 6, 2003)

Rocky laments Unitarian stance

Families losing quality time to too many activities

Judge rules scouts 'religious' group

Police want to talk to church fire witness again

Ukrainian got a kidney -- and a new spirit -- when he moved to Utah

Food alone won't meet needs, aid groups say; Similar article

Health clinic addresses needs of farm workers

Discussion series planned for Tuesdays


Tuesday Headlines (August 5, 2003)

Mormon temple's open house

Church's roots continue to draw Mormons

Youths follow Mormon pioneers' path across the high desert

On a mission from God

LDS refurbish school for the deaf

American from Alaska tours Taiwan by bicycle

Police searching for suspect in church fire; Arson believed to be cause of church fire

Anti anti-Mormon conference approaching

Microsoft millionaires grapple with wealth

LDS grand plan downtown combines Crossroads and ZCMI; Similar article

Grow your own family tree

Greenville church burns Book of Mormon and non-King James versions of Bible; Church burns Bibles; Similar article

Most religious groups bar gay clergy (this AP article was picked up my many papers across the U.S.)

You say you want a reformation?

Youth baseball (Mormon pitcher doesn't play on Sunday)

Sentence boosted in Medicare fraud case


Monday Headlines (August 4, 2003)

First Unitarian Church files Main Street lawsuit; New lawsuit over plaza appears to be in making; Unitarians stand pro-easement; LDS Plaza deal done

1880 Census index available; Similar article

Mormon missionaries walk streets in South Dakota

Bishop clears up Mormon misconceptions

President Faust marks 83rd birthday

Blaze hits LDS wards; Arson suspected in Mormon church fires; Members get busy after blaze in building

Guatemalan youth who asked, received

Churches, members gather to provide items to needy

Green Bay men called to serve foreign missions

New York Times review of 'Under the Banner of Heaven'; 'Banner' account of early Mormonism stirs the beehive

Bountiful's Mormon wall would trace historic center; Similar article

Utah history contains share of mysteries

Companies avoid layoffs by lending workers during slow times (quotes BYU professor)

Sports: Cowboys say free-agent rookie's stock rising; Ruiz learning to do as Greco-Romans do; Trying to fit in Tight spot; Mormon night at the ballpark in Cleveland


Weekend Headlines (July 26-27, 2003)

Note: I'll be on vacation this week; my next update will be August 4th

Mormon temple invites Inland to open house

A second calling

Mickey Mouth (article that covers 'fearless Mormon' Elder Gene R. Cook's conversation with Mick Jagger); Similar article; Click here for excerpts from Elder Cook's 1989 talk

Growing up, giving back (thanks to B. Cantanzaro for link)

Church volunteers may build Boys/Girls Club

Sandy fireman saves lives as rodeo clown

Pioneer Day: Pioneer Day recognizes Mormons' early sacrifices; Tremonton celebrates 100 years; 'Heritage of Hope' floats along Main; Humor: Orneriness in every footstep

100 years of Ford

Visits with other faiths encouraged

Kingston clan member arrested

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (July 25, 2003)

Pioneer Day Celebrations: Pioneer heritage celebrated throughout Utah (includes video clip); Pioneers all; Pioneer past: Parade is a time-honored tradition; Crowds turn out despite heat; Pioneer Day celebrates past, future; Family fun at parade; Pioneer Day honors past sacrifices (Arizona); Activities slated for Pocatello Pioneer Day celebration (Idaho); Mormons celebrate heritage with Pioneer Day (Nebraska); Nephi staging pageant to honor pioneer ancestors

Teens plant flowers and spruce up parks

Maryland teens help neighbors; Church youth groups lend a hand

Cleaning up San Bernardino

Do churches differ in tithing?

Diverse faiths united in opposition to slot machines

Annual genealogy and family history conference to be held at BYU

Family history fair offers internet searches


Thursday Headlines (July 24, 2003)

Pioneers find home at last; This day in history (it's Pioneer Day)

LDS can be a hard sell in Russia

Youths walk to Martin's Cove in pioneers' footsteps

Exhibit brings replica of scrolls

Local solutions help church worldwide

LDS Church to take control of Main Street on Monday

Review: Two books on violence and the Mormon religion

Living in Utah; Jell-O, salt and snow make our Deseret 'the place' to live

Photos of Salt Lake City's past

Rodeo queen rides, reigns and serves

Carn, fark: Quirks from pioneers

Stake president also serves as education board chairman

Being involved

Judicial nominee advances amid dispute over religion

Ex-President said to urge complex deals

Melodrama to be present in Topeka


Wednesday Headlines (July 23, 2003)

Tracing steps

Plaza deal soon to be completed

Missionaries reach out to Hispanics

'The Home Teachers' in filming

Gardening angels prompt pioneer planting experiment

Students help to create youth camp

Handcart Days parade; Party time in Sugar City


Tuesday Headlines (July 22, 2003)

Printing museum leaves spiritual impressions

Thurl Bailey: Teaching kids to dream

Dancers perform for arts benefit

Books: Violence in the history of Mormonism; Krakauer responds to criticism; Church speaks out about book's accuracy

Young women take tour of church history sites

Religion history for July 21

Sports: From southern Utah to southern Virginia; Favre's new boss has come of age

Administrator interviews begin

Proposed beltway would alleviate traffic congestion in Nauvoo

Appeals board sends church case back to city

Leaderless society? (brief mention of Bill Marriott at very end of article)

Construction calling

Why let the truth get in the way of a good story?


Monday Headlines (July 21, 2003)

Pioneers' faith, courage called beacon for believers; Grow from pioneer-like trials

Days of '47: Days of '47 kids parade on; Pioneer colors; Dedication Monday for pioneer statue

Mormons stockpile food for crises big and small

Mormon legion's march into history featured in KUED documentary

Mormons left fortunes in gold rush to trek to new Zion

Lighting deaths devastate family; Lighting kills parents camping in Utah; Lightning victims loved the outdoors

After the crash: close-knit families reminisce

More book reviews: God's country; A look back at violent moment in Mormon history has much to offer; Non-fiction review; Krakauer's writing is one-sided

Utahns aid, listen in post-war Iraq

Life is short: Autobiography as Haiku

Giving of themselves: students spending vacations working in underdeveloped nations

Tribe not discouraged by Guthrie's struggles

Parker trying to pull rank in hammer ring

Slain police officer's son aspires to join academy

With respect to Rodney, he's still going strong

Ironclad promise


Weekend Headlines (July 19-20, 2003)

Pioneer Day program is at Conference Center Sunday night; Watch or listen to the program via the internet

Pageant business boom

Replicas of Dead Sea Scrolls on display at Washington, D.C. temple

Tithes and offerings

Overflow crowd gathers for Krakauer lecture; Author Krakauer visits Salt Lake City, defends controversial book; "Under the Banner of Heaven" author speaks; Author speaks about violence in LDS history

Religious liberty for some, not all, in Russia; Similar article (thanks to D. Sundwall for link)

BYU graduate to star in LDS movie (thanks to J. Moyer for link)

Days of '47 rodeo: Hannum following his father's rodeo tradition

'Make it do or do without'

Waitress finds way into customers' hearts

Key to his school's success? It's God, founder says

A 'secret' garden

Life without college sports at BYU-Idaho

Eagle eyes to record headstones

Utahns, Muscovites ready to compete

Growers offer deal in dispute over wells

Former Mormon seeks to bring gospel light to LDS darkness

ISU researcher seeks controversial study among Mormons; Similar article

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (July 18, 2003)

Southward Ho! Mormons re-enact trek to Utah in Boone Forest; Similar AP article picked up by many papers across the U.S.

Artist recalls work on biblical tale with reverence

JetBlue named Ad Age marketer of the year

Days of '47: Utah rolls out the parades; Pioneer Day activities; Festivities kick-off with parade for horse lovers; The heart and soul of landscape art

Talk of the morning -- Utah accents

Utah based book: Hot off the presses

Mother and daughter battle against cancer-causing genes; Similar article

Phillies have 10-year reunion

Two families to be honored during centennial celebrations in Rexburg

Developers propose 19-lot subdivision


Thursday Headlines (July 17, 2003)

LDS temple to be rebuilt; LDS Church news release; Similar article

Hill Cumorah pageant opens

Re-release of 'Brigham Young' draws thousands

More reviews of 'Under the Banner of Heaven': When certainty reigns, reason goes into thin air; The Mormon image, from alien to human; In the name of God; Dan Lafferty gives raves to 'Banner'

Latter-day Saints church in New Hampshire is posed for growth

Scout project is far-reaching

Language of the game

2 Alaskan plane crash survivors home

City asks largest water users to stop outdoor watering

Manassa pioneer days ready to roll

Prison for ex-college administrator

IHC ranked number one health provider


Wednesday Headlines (July 16, 2003)

'Under the Banner of Heaven': Transcript of Today Show; Transcript/Video of Dateline; Wall Street Journal review and other review excerpts; Utah-based book hot off the presses; Dan Lafferty book stirs up controversy; New book takes controversial view of Mormonism

Church donates equipment to hospital

President Monson to preside at summer graduation

This old house is a pioneer classic

Mayor taking Alliance hiatus

Republicans take on the Max factor


Tuesday Headlines (July 15, 2003)

Samoan students shocked, saddened by loss of temple; Fire investigation underway

Newsweek: Murder in the name of God; Time: Thou shalt kill; Dateline to interview Krakauer

Auditions being held for 'Joseph Smith' role

Cupertino's first dentist retires, heads to Greece

Rexburg pre-teen holds summer school

Attack of the clones becomes a legal drama

Brigham Young DVD released

Course changes anger parents


Monday Headlines (July 14, 2003)

British bash is jolly indeed; U. evening honors Hinckley

Church: Best-selling author is no historian; Krakauer: Church rigidly controls its past; Murder by zealot Mormon sect sparks deeper look; Obsession, murder, and Mormonism; The cult of polygamy; Mormons, author battle over accuracy; Blood, faith and fanaticism; Of marriage and murder

Churches on standby

Retailers in limbo as church decides; Merchants await LDS Church plans for malls

New York town thinks anti-expectorate law is nothing to spit at

Master conductors steal the show

Fighting for her life

Mission helped Jensen see the world; Mormon missions

Mormon Battalion was supported by corps of hardy women

Filling the historical void

'Brigham Young's' arduous trek to DVD

Good friends to face off in state amateur final


Weekend Headlines (July 12-13, 2003)

Temple burns -- but not angel

Celebrating a faith: Hill Cumorah pageant opens this weekend

Court says church can't regulate speech on public access

Krakauer causes headaches for Mormon Church leaders; What's left after Everest?

LDS scripture among 'Books that changed America'

Churches on standby

Kirby: Killing flies has a good buzz

History in stone

Gilbert commission reports discrimination is still persistent

RAGBRAI brings back memories of busier days in Attica

Malone fit well in Utah -- too well, say some

Youth prevailing at Thanksgiving Point

Poisoner is sentenced to 15 years

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (July 11, 2003)

Utah Polynesians mourn destroyed temple; LDS press release; PhotosLDS Temple in Samoa catches fire; Articles from late yesterday: LDS temple in Samoa burns down; similar article

Annual Pioneer Day Commemoration program announced

Mormon Battalion show -- tale of unsung heroes

Mormon Tabernacle Choir, BSO join at Tanglewood

Book of Mormon on heavy-hitter list (also see similar articles under July 8 headlines)

National Archives unveils newly found Truman diary from 1947; Similar article

Tokyo Star taking a different approach to banking

Hawks ink draft picks

Woman's death ruled slaying

Gateway closes door to Old Navy

Marsh Valley Rodeo names retired principal grand marshal

County-ordered cleanup a tall order for area man

Some hotel nightstands looking beyond the Bible

Turner sentenced to up to 15 years for attempting to poison pregnant wife


Thursday Headlines (July 10, 2003)

Breaking News: LDS temple in Samoa burns down; similar article (thanks to C. Delosie for first alerting us!)

Hill Cumorah Pageant adds script in Spanish

Dual role no sweat for BYU's new chief

On a mission: Mormon students work to spread their faith

Logan opera festival starts today

Nauvoo hopes for by-pass funds

Bicentennial shines a new spotlight on Ohio's first city

Town garden to be uprooted

Cacique a foe to be reckoned with in West's defensive backfield


Wednesday Headlines (July 9, 2003)

Missionaries try to keep it real

Church response to Jon Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven

Family concedes time is running out for missing climbers; Climbers still missing

Hansen sums up his style as high energy; Hawks to introduce new draft picks

Epic art to grace Eccles

Utah residents to contribute in national fast, food drive

Watch that invocation

Indio teen new Junior Miss

Where were you when the hope of Cubs died?

Green Jell-O and jalapenos?


Tuesday Headlines (July 8, 2003)

Solving the riddle of Columbia's demise

Mitt Romney rescues family from lake; Have sons, will rescue: Dems throw water on hero, Mitt (thanks to D. Hansen for the news)

Transition from BYU easy for Bateman

20 books that changed America (The Book of Mormon listed); Similar article

Latter-day in the park (review of Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert from Washington Post)

Spirit of pioneers found in Ogden

Former POW receives Freedom Festival award

Scout toys with Eagle status, earns honor

13-year-old often compared to Tiger


Monday Headlines (July 7, 2003)

Devotion is more than musical for Mormon choir; Utahns pop in on Boston's celebration

Historian hopes to preserve cabin

Scholars study religious diversity during visit

More literary woes for Mormon elders; God told them to; New book examines zealotry of fundamentalist Mormons (note: this AP article was published in many papers across the U.S. over the weekend)

'Being good to Mary' makes a family stronger

Mormon stake center likely to open this fall

Rejoicing in the Sabbath

The two lives of Orrin Hatch

Provo group helping Salvadorans stay home

Churches, youth have much at stake as wildfire rages on

Nevada posts census records on-line

Battle for scarce desert water proves deadly to Joshua trees

Politics: This gambit's legit -- DC should play

FSC to offer first ballroom dance degree


Weekend Headlines (July 5-6, 2003)

Solid lineup made for the best Pops Fourth in years; Sea of guests turn out to celebrate and reflect; Just a little something to tide them over; Voices of Tabernacle choir lifted by faith

Provo's day glows red, white, blue

Let freedom ring has special significance following experience as POW

America's Freedom Festival: Nazi resister lives in Salt Lake City and loves liberty

Scouts hail LDS official

Utah becomes case study for religion and politics

Firefighters quell 990-acre wildfire near Susanville, CA

Aspen fire threatens cabins, camps, observatory

President of SVU dies in Salt Lake City

History lives on at Independence Rock

3 writers get prizes in Irreantum contest

Author, Mormons clash over roots of polygamy

Multiple wives crowd hopes to capitalize on sodomy decision

The Economist: Mormons who murder; Go east young Mormon

Sports: Boston's Ainge meets with Malone

LDS Church News headlines


Thursday Headlines (July 3, 2003)

Brushfire threatens temple, home

Architects begin repair to Idaho State University's LDS institute

Boy Scouts under fire: Gay ban is at issue

Recent 10th circuit court decision raises questions

Osgood's pledge

Family activities evening called the times that bind

LDS church to host fair on genealogy

Pleasant Grove youth wins national scholarship

Holmoe trying to put the debacle at Cal behind him

Editor's note-- not pleasant news: Family bonds severed by fatal crash; Scout leader sentenced


Wednesday Headlines (July 2, 2003)

Mormon Tabernacle Choir glories in the sounds of America

Historic Preston Academy to be moved

Chaplain ready for critical calls

Charles Osgood honored by Mormon Tabernacle Choir

New book examines America's homegrown religious zealots

Giving the right type of care

Church assists Ethiopian poor

2 win chance to make antismoking TV ad

Utah birthrate steady despite national decline

'04 meeting, July 24 butt heads

Phoenix proves it has solid basketball prospects

A conference plan that really makes sense (thanks to T. Johnson for the link)


Tuesday Headlines (July 1, 2003)

Dew urges appreciation for freedoms

Historic markers dedicated Saturday

Students send books to needy college in Africa

Lessons I learned from football

Fa's faith prevents move to Doncaster

Ham radio operators make contacts

Columnist discusses proposed constitutional amendment