Summarized by Kent Larsen
Internet temple pictures stopped
Burlington IA Hawkeye 17Feb00 N1
By Stephen A. Martin: The Hawk Eye
NAUVOO, ILLINOIS -- Deseret Book stopped sending pictures of the
construction of the LDS Church's replacement of the Nauvoo Temple on
Wednesday, and a terse message on their website added to confusion
over the issue. The message initially read, "Feb. 16 -- Deseret Book
requested to remove Nauvoo Temple cam from its site," Officials of
Deseret Book didn't initially return phone calls to the Burlington
Hawkeye to explain the mysterious disappearance. However,a news
report on Saturday by the same author but in the Deseret News reports
that the cause was merely a defective camera.
When reporter Martin saw the message reporting that the camera would
be removed, he contacted the LDS Church officials in charge of
constructing the temple, and was told that no such request had been
made, When asked why Deseret Book would have to remove the camera,
temple project manager Ronald Prince said, "We don't know."
Prince has had contact with the Deseret Book officials operating the
camera, and saw them making adjustments to the camera on Monday,
February 14th. Desert Book decided at that point that the system
could be fixed from Salt Lake.
By Saturday, Martin was reporting that the lack of pictures was
simply due to equipment failure. "We found out the camera was
defective," said Jeff Clark, director of international direct sales
for Deseret Book, "We thought we had a good camera." The message on
the website also now indicates that the service will return, but both
the site and Clark don't say when that will be.
Temple camera goes on the blink
Deseret News 19Feb00 N1
By Stephen A. Martin: Deseret News correspondent
Visitors to Nauvoo Internet site come away disappointed