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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.

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Deseret News 19Feb00 N1
By Stephen A. Martin: Deseret News correspondent
Visitors to Nauvoo Internet site come away disappointed


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