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 WSU Chooses LDS Church Member for President
Washington State University has reportedly selected LDS Church member V. Lane Rawlins as its new president. Rawlins, who is currently president of the University of Memphis, The Board of Regents released their short-list of candidates for the position on February 3rd, and Rawlins was the only name on the list. Since he hasn't yet visited the campus, a formal offer hasn't yet been extended. But with Rawlins' long-time ties to the area, the board is hopeful they will convince him to come.

 Huntsman represents the Church wherever he goes
Jon M. Huntsman is the CEO of one of the world's largest privately held chemical companies, a generous philanthropist and president of Huntsman Corporation, with annual revenues exceeding $8 billion. Yet with all of his world acclaim, Huntsman is best known as "Grandpa" to his 41 grandchildren he generously showers with Beanie Babies. He has been known to keep the rarest ones concealed in his desk drawer.

 This professor's a poet and a hiker
Weber State University professor Mikel Vause, mountaineer and environmentalist, has built a strong reputation for himself and for the University in his tenure there. Vause, 47, is an English professor and the Director of the Honors Program at Weber. He is also a returned missionary and has served in three bishoprics.

 Shawn & Annette Bradley are Example of Tall/Short Marriage
In an article in the new issue of Life Magazine, ABC news anchor Cokie Roberts and her husband, political analyst Steven Roberts, use LDS Church members Shawn and Annette Bradley as an example of a marriage that overcame a striking difference: Pro-basketball player Shawn is 7-foot-6, while Annette is 5-foot-4.

  LDS High School Student Wins Award For Book
17-year-old LDS Church member Ryan Silke has been honored by the City of Yellowknife with its 1999 Heritage Award for his book on the forgotten mine sites in the region. Silke has a passion for old mining sites, and the passion developed into a book published last year.

  Former Mission President Dean Worlton Dies
Dean Timbrel Worlton, 85, who was president of the LDS Church's Switzerland Zurich mission from 1977-1980 died on February 1st. Worlton was also the principal of Lehi High School and worked for the Alpine School District.

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