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  LDS Princeton Student To Give Annual Student Sermon
LDS student Daniel Holt will give the annual Student Sermon this coming Sunday in the historic Princeton University Chapel. Holt was chosen from among the students that submitted sermons to the office of the University's Dean of Religious Life. Students have been giving the annual sermon in the chapel for more than 10 years.

  LDS Mother's Struggle Remembered
Carolyn McMurrin, 57, lost her seven-year battle to cancer on May 7, after courageously accepting the drug Herceptin to battle metastatic breast cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug in 1998 after Mrs. McMurrin began treatment. Dr. Juliet M. Kral, McMurrin's oncologist, believes the drug extended her life as well as helping many other women. "She was a pioneer in getting on Herceptin trial before it was approved," said Dr. Kral. "Now millions of women around the world are benefiting from the research generated with this new drug."

  Profile of LDS Woman Shows Her Courage
This article is the moving story of Concord, California, special education assistant Pat Parscal. A busy mom of five children and grandmother of 14, Sister Parscal began working at Ygnacio Valley High School ten years ago.

  Five LDS Kids Attract Attention For Piano Talent
The possibilities are great for the Browns, an extaordinarily musically talented family living in White Plains, NY. All five of the Brown children are currently attending the esteemed Juilliard School in New York City. The fact that all of the children were accepted to the highly competitive school is a rare achievement. Reports from professors at the school indicate that the children are excelling there.

  LDS Stake President, Business Leader Dies of Sudden Heart Attack
An LDS Stake President and local business leader died May 5th of a heart attack shortly following an early-morning basketball game with friends. Winston Lowell Benson Jr., was President of the Mount Olympus North Stake and a long-time executive at jeweller O.C. Tanner Co. Benson was 62.

  LDS Family boasts Eagle Scout 'triplets'
Three LDS brothers in Herndon, Va. advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout earlier this month. Byron, Jordan, and Grant Gibb received their honors at a ceremony May 10, 2000. Byron, 19, and Jordan, 17, actually completed the requirements last year, but decided to wait one year so they could celebrate together with their 14 year old brother, Grant.

  LDS Piano Professor Retires At University Of Utah
Two great contributors to the University of Utah music department are retiring after this semester. Janet Mann was the founder of the university's piano preparatory division and pedagogy program, while Bonnie Winterton has made invaluable contributions to the choral and piano fields. These two ladies were each recently honored in concerts delivered by their students.

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