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  LDS Leaders Request Fast For New York Temple
North America Northeast Area Authorities have asked local members in the New York region to fast this coming Sunday for divine intervention to solve the zoning challenges faced by the proposed Harrison, New York Temple. Construction on the temple has been delayed because of objections by neighbors in the upscale neighborhood where the LDS Church has proposed to build.

  First Time in 70 Years: High Court All Mormon
The LDS Church's dominance of the seats on the Utah Supreme Court isn't a problem, according to Chief Justice Richard C. Howe. Howe's comments were part of an Associated Press story on the most recent two appointments to the Court by Governor Mike Leavitt, who is also an LDS Church member, which broke a tradition dating from 1926 of having at least one non-Mormon on the Court.

  Big Sky residents petition to stop plans for Mormon church
A petition to block construction of a proposed LDS Church has drawn the signatures of about 200 residents worried about sprawl, effect on wildlife and their views. The zoning for the LDS Church's three-acre site permits a church as a 'conditional use.' And the LDS Church's engineers and architects say that the opposition is based more on emotion than on fact.

  Scrolls Exhibit In Wisconsin
The traveling Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit prepared by FARMS has reached Wisconsin, notes the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The exhibit is set up at the Brookfield LDS Chapel for today and Wednesday and will be at the Hales Corners LDS Chapel on Friday and Saturday.

  President Monson Tells CEU Grads To 'Labor to Learn'
A record number of graduates at the College of Eastern Utah heard President Thomas S. Monson of the LDS Church's First Presidency give the commencement address at the College on Saturday. The class included 400 graduating with associate degrees and 51 with certificates of completion.

  Anti-Mormon E-Mail Sent At Snow College
Snow College students have received a hateful e-mail for the second consecutive year. This year an anonymous e-mail was sent to all 2600 students at the Ephraim, Utah, school, asserting that a worker at the college has served a sentence for fraud, and that he faces a sexual harrassment lawsuit.

  New Interfaith Group's Goals Defined By Joseph Smith Quote
A new interfaith group in Orange County, including a representative of the LDS Church, called for less tolerance and more appreciation. The remarks, made on the National Day of Prayer, were meant to promote equality and the appreciation of differences.

  LDS Stake Honored For Aiding Homeless
The Salt Lake charity, Travelers Aid Society, honored the Murray Parkway LDS Stake for its support for the homeless shelter run by the Society. The group honored a total of seven individuals, in addition to the Stake and gave its Pamela J. Atkinson Humanitarian Award to the Crusade for the Homeless, which has raised $9 million to date.

  BYU independent study course named best in nation
The University Continuing Education Association presented Brigham Young University Independent Study with a first-place award for the best independent study college course in the nation.

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