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Summarized by Kent Larsen

Is Conference An April Fools' Hoax?
Deseret News 31Mar00 N1
By Lynn Arave: Deseret News radio editor

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- While there is no doubt that some disgruntled people think the LDS Church's General Conference is like an April Fools joke, you wouldn't think that the Deseret News would be one of them. The LDS Church-owned publication seemed to classify Conference that way in an article on Friday, however.

The Deseret News' Lynn Arave wrote a story on April Fools' hoaxes, and even mentioned the most famous radio hoax, the 1938 Orson Welles Haloween radio broadcast based on H.G. Wells' novel "The War of the Worlds." Arave then went on to list some of the more unusual April Fools' radio pranks staged in Salt Lake City. The article listed 5 pranks before then listing LDS General Conference, noting that it was scheduled to be carried on the radio on Saturday, April 1st.


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