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 LDS Church's Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit Moves To Indianapolis
The LDS Church's exhibit on the Dead Sea Scrolls has moved to an Indianapolis LDS Chapel, part of a seven-city tour that the LDS exhibit is traveling throughout the midwest while a larger exhibit is available at Chicago's Field Museum. The LDS exhibit has no original pieces, only replicas.

  Crash takes life of Mesa (AZ) Bishop
LDS Bishop William Forrest lost his life in an automobile accident on Friday, according a report in the Arizona Tribune. Forrest, a native of Pocatello, Idaho and father of seven, collided with a tractor-trailer hauling gravel.

 BYU Students Start Controversial 'Fight Club'
The popularity of an unregulated amateur boxing club in Provo started by a group of BYU and UVSC students has BYU administrators and local police worried. The group stages boxing events before crowds of 300 or more fans at secret venues all over Utah county, Utah.

 Do Utah Mormons Really Perfer Democrats?
There is no doubt that the state of Utah's politics are very heavily weighted toward the conservative, Republican side. I mean, can a Mormon be a good Mormon AND a democrat?

  Never on Monday - Sports vs. church
For some parents, sending their kids off on Monday nights to participate in city basketball, soccer, baseball or softball leagues conflicts with one of their religious mandates.

  LDS Ward Helps Transform Girls For Prom
An LDS ward in California is taking charity one step farther -- turning it into caring about others. The ward has teamed up with the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council and the California Department of Children and Family Services to provide prom dresses, helping less fortunate girls get ready for upcoming high-school events. But the ward also took it one step farther, making the girls "Feel Like a Princess" for a day.

  Mormon Congregation Relies On All-Volunteer Clergy
The Post-Standard introduced a new feature focusing on a different religious congregation each week, choosing to focus on the LDS Church's Syracuse Ward during the first week. The newspaper interviewed Bishop John P. Rutkowski, asking about the Ward, its history and about Bishop Rutkowski himself.

  LDS Easter Messages Mentioned
Local LDS leaders were mentioned in a recent Arizona Daily Star article discussing highlights from upcoming Easter Sunday sermons. Bishop Lonnie Sharp of the Countryside ward was quoted in saying, "My message will be that the life and death of Christ provides great hope, and that the essence of the Gospel is essentially his atonement."

 May Events at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center
The public is cordially invited to a series of programs featuring a variety of talented performers ___ during the month of May ___ at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, adjacent to the Washington Temple, in Kensington, Md.

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