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  Most LDS Institutes to Dump Greek Letters in Fall
Many of the LDS Church's Institutes of Religion will discontinue using the two 'greek letter' organizations this fall, replacing Lambda Delta Sigma and Sigma Gamma Chi with the Institute Men's Association and the Institute Women's Association on campuses that don't have other Greek-named fraternity and sorority organizations.

 Missionaries Go To Jail In Salt Lake City
Two LDS missionaries were among 97 guests that tried out the new Salt Lake County Adult Detention Complex, according to a short, entertaining article in Time, Magazine. County Sheriff Aaron Kennard set up the program, offering anyone a one-time-only chance to see what its like to go to jail without committing and being convicted of a crime.

  Scrapbook Craze Seen As Mormon
Fans say "It's a cult. It's an addiction. It's a drain on family budgets." Scrapbooking has come from nowhere to be one of the biggest hobbies in America since 1997 when it made its first appearance at an industry trade show.

 LDS Congressman Cook has New Opponent
LDS Congressman Merrill Cook of Utah is facing yet another challenger in the next election. Mark Emerson comes to the race well qualified, having most recently served as Chief of Staff for Representative Chris Cannon, who is also LDS. Prior to that, Emerson was chief of staff for Nevada's John Ensign.

  To Swear Or Not To Swear
The Buffalo News's NeXt column talked to LDS Church member Tina Gagliardi, 15, a sophomore at Clarence High School, in an article about teenage swearing. Tina wrote an e-mail message to the News saying how she felt swearing was 'disgusting.' "Personally, I think that it is just nasty. It turns me off when a guy swears every time he opens his mouth," said Gagliardi.

 Family Centers Open Doors to Self-Discovery
Joan Sanchez slowly scrolled through a list of names memorialized in a long ago census, searching for links to her past. Each name, Sanchez said, could fill another gap in her family tree. It is a journey began nearly two years ago to satisfy a longing to learn more about her roots. By delving into resources available through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints she has forged ties with family members past and present she never knew existed.

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