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 LDS Palestinian Deported From US Seeks Custody Of Son
A Palestinian who joined the LDS Church while living in the United States is seeking any help he can get to get custody of his five-year-old son, Edward. The case of Mohammed Shiabat, 38, is strikingly similar to the high-profile Elian Gonzalez case now being negotiated at the highest levels of the U.S. Government. Like Juan Miguel Gonzalez, Mohammed simply wants to get his son."I ask God and the American government to be merciful to me and give me back my son," Shiabat said yesterday. "Edward is my whole world and he needs my love."

 LDS Columnist Jack Anderson's Legacy Continues Through His Children
Salt Lake City Attorney Kevin Anderson and his sister, Cheri Loveless of Orem, have many fond memories growing up with one of the nation's most famous reporters, Jack Anderson. Jack and Olivia Anderson are the parents of nine children and two of them have returned to the state where their father spent his formative years being a newspaper reporter.

 An LDS Student's Journey From Drugs To Olympics
Eighteen-year-old Jake Garlick is the personification of a bad teen novel-the depths, the heights, the stupidity, the awakening and the unlikely outcome.

 Mission 'Mother' 'Nana' Haycock Dies
Former Hawaii mission 'mother' and Hawaii Temple matron Maurine McClellan"Nana" Haycock died Saturday, April 1st. Haycock was the widow of the long-time secretary to the LDS Church's First Presidency D. Arthur Haycock. The couple presided over the Hawaii mission from 1954 to 1958 and served as Temple President and Matron for the Laie, Hawaii Temple from 1986 to 1989. Sister Haycock was 83.

 LDS Man Creating 876-pipe Organ From Two
The love of music -- not recognition or potential earnings -- is the reason Tim Metcalf works 10 to 20 hours, 20 times a month combining two very large pipe organs into one. "I've always had a great fascination for the sonic splendor of the pipe organ," Metcalf, a 42-year-old Idaho Falls man who works as a medic for the Blackfoot Fire Department, said, "I think we should pursue those things that bring us joy and bring beauty."

 Pupils Raise Funds For Injured LDS Gymnast
Utah sixth-grade students in a class for the gifted and talented hosted a fund-raiser Friday evening, April 7, at Cottonwood Elementary School.

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