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  LDS Commissioner Calls China Peril To Religion
LDS Church member Michael Young and the U.S. Commission on International Relations, of which Young is vice chairman, have called China a peril to religion and recommended that the U.S. government delay awarding China Permanent Normal Trade Relations because of its persecution of religion. Young announced the Commission's decision Monday.

  BYU professor receives humanitarian honors
A professor from the Marriott School at Brigham Young University is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Warner Woodworth, a professor of organizational leadership and strategy, received the award for his humanitarian service and his ability to mobilize students to combat poverty.

  LDS Teen Rocker Remain's Faithful
Two religious devotees, A.J. 'Tres' Schneller III and Josh Lohmann, have formed a little band in their hometown. They play a brand of music they call "mutt metal" (a cross between folk and heavy metal) and blend together like old friends, although they have been playing together for only a year. Their lyrics range from averting suicide to undying love.

 Book Of Mormon Leads To Near Fatal Climb Of Mount Olympus
Receiving a copy of the Book of Mormon in Boise, Idaho, led 19-year-old Jamil Hosni on a nearly fatal trip to the top of Mount Olympus, near Salt Lake City. His zeal and faith in "the gathering in Zion" led him to attempt to demonstrate his devotion by treking on the mountain without cold-weather clothing or food.

  LDS Politician's Freudian Slip
While many pundits wonder how many Mormons are Republican, now they may start asking how Mormon are Utah Republicans. Paige Marriott, who is a candidate for the Republican National Committee Women from Utah spoke to the Cache County GOP convention last weekend, ending her remarks with, "In the name of Jesus Christ . . . "

  Marriott School student to work with national board
Vadim Ovchinnikov, a second-year master of accountancy (MAcc) student at Brigham Young University's Marriott School, has been selected as one of six students to work with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in 2001.

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