| Salt Lake Proposes to Charge LDS Church for Fire Service
In his first state of the city speech, new Salt
Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, an 'inactive' LDS Church member,
concentrated on the plight of the city, which is facing an $8 million
shortfall, among other problems. Among Anderson's ideas for solving the
budget problem is a proposal to charge property owners for fire
| Marriott 2002 Games Sponsor
The troubled Salt Lake Olympic Committee may
have turned the corner in recovering from the 1998 bribery scandal,
after it suffered from an 18-month dry spell in major deals. The SLOC
announced that Marriott International agreed Wednesday to be an official
supplier of hotel rooms for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and pledged at
least $5 million, and maybe as much as $20 million to the cause.
Marriott, founded by LDS Church member J. Williard Marriott and still run
by members of his family, is the 25th company to sign on with the Salt
| MyFamily.com ranks high in Nielsen//NetRatings
LDS owned MyFamily.com Inc. was ranked #19 overall in
page views for the month of December by Nielsen//NetRatings, a market
research firm that monitors Internet advertising and website visits.
The firm attempts to provide for the Internet ratings that can be
used like the well-known Nielsen ratings for television shows.
According to the report, the MyFamily websites, including
MyFamily.com, Ancestry.com and FamilyHistory.com drew more than 136
million page views in December, placing it ahead of well-known
shopping sites BarnesandNoble.com and Etoys.com.
Other Business Articles
Clinton, Utah Plans to Protect LDS Land
The city of Clinton, Utah is considering designating 150 acres in the
center of town a special agricultural district to ensure the land
remains farmland. The farmland is owned by the LDS Church and the
designation would protect it against complaints from neighbors about
the dust, odor and noise that normally occurs in farming.
Newsline briefs: City may protect church farm land
Deseret News 17Jan00 B1
LDS-owned Deseret News to switch to Morning
The LDS Church-owned Deseret News indicated that it will follow the
trend in the U.S. and also switch to morning delivery, but Deseret
News officials were not certain when that will happen. "We have every
intention of going morning, but I cannot tell you when that might be,"
Deseret News Editor John Hughes said. The switch was first announced
when Hughes became the newspaper's first non-LDS editor.
Ogden Paper's Morning Move Catching On
Salt Lake Tribune 20Jan00 B3
Ensign High School One of Handful of LDS Private Schools
American Fork's Ensign high school is one of a handful of private LDS
schools. It seeks to teach principles from scripture and the teachings
of LDS leaders, preparing students for a lifetime of learning and
service, according to school officials.
Private high school taking religious liberties
(BYU) NewsNet 18Jan00 B4
By Alysa Phillips: NewsNet Staff Writer