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  Montreal Temple Open House Begins
The open house for the Montreal Quebec Temple starts tomorrow, according to this article in the Montreal Gazette. The Gazette sent Shepherd to cover the open house and take the tour available for the press yesterday.

  The Mormon mission
During the course of the day, Elders Wilkinson and Bryan tell not only what they gave up, but also how they do their work. The Elders tell how they have essentially cut off ties to the world outside of missionary work, "No movies, TV, radio or newspapers. The only music we can listen to are hymns or classical. No dates or girls. We can only call our families twice a year. And every half-hour of every day is planned out," said Bryan.

  An LDS Man's Foray Into Politics
Political drama is often found in last minute surprises. In the Clark County, Nevada County Commission races, commissioner Lance Malone saw his former campaign manager Joe Gelman drop out of his Republican primary race to replace him with Chip Maxfield, co-owner of Southwest Engineering, whom Gelman is now backing. Gelman said he pulled out of Malone's contest because "too many candidates would divide the anti-Malone vote."

  LDS Family Services Opposes Liquor Store
Like many of its neighbors, the LDS Family Services office in Lethbridge was surprised to learn that the deli next door had been approved for liquor sales by the city. So LDS Family Services challenged the permit, filing an appeal with the city's Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB).

  Park Service releases study of Mormon Row
The U.S. National Park Service has released a study of the environmental impact of its plan to add visitor facilities at the historic Mormon Row township in Grand Teton National Park. The township, officially known as Gros Ventre Township, was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1896, and abandoned when the Park Service bought the remaining settlers out to form the National Park.

  LDS Temple Suddenly More Distant For Some
While the LDS Church's new Temple in Kona Hawaii makes it much easier for many people to get to a Temple, some residents of the island of Oahu now find it much more difficult to reach the other Hawaiian Temple in Laie. A rock slide May 6th closed a section of the Kamehameha Highway, causing longer trips for those on the wrong side of the fall.

  Oklahoma City Temple Open House Dates Announced
The announcement from the First Pres. today was that the open house for the OKC temple is to be July 8-22 except for July 9 and 16 which are Sundays.

  SVC Receives Preaccreditation Status
Southern Virginia College (SVC) today was preaccredited through the American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE). "We are thrilled with the AALE's decision to grant us preaccreditation," said President E. Curtis Fawson. "The AALE accredits outstanding liberal arts institutions and programs throughout the country. We are looking forward to the additional opportunities preaccreditation provides."

  President Bateman announces administrative changes
President Merrill J. Bateman has announced two administrative appointments at Brigham Young University. Janet S. Scharman, assistant Student Life Vice President and Dean of Students at BYU, has been named Vice President of Student Life, replacing Alton L. Wade, who has been called to serve as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  BYU's Kennedy Center announces administrative appointments
The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University has reorganized its administrative structure.

  Court TV examines Falater Murder Trial
Court TV investigates the controversial sleepwalking defense on Tuesday, May 30 at 10:00 p.m./ET with an original Crime Stories premiere, "Sleeping Killer." Did LDS Church member Scott Falater, the 44 year-old father of two who had been married to the same woman for 20 years, kill his wife in cold blood or was it an unconscious act stemming from a lifetime habit of sleepwalking? "Sleeping Killer" interviews Falater and speaks to friends, neighbors and sleep disorder specialists who testify for both the defense and the prosecution. This documentary covers two other sleepwalking murder trials. In both of those cases, the defendants were acquitted because the jury determined they were sleepwalking and therefore did not know what they were doing.

  LDS Ward Makes 78 Quilts
Hundreds of Mormon women in Ventura, California have joined together recently to provide local law enforcement a new tool--an assortment of handmade quilts to wrap around victims in times of need.

  German TV show on Quincy Illinois May Include Nauvoo
Quincy, Illinois will be the stage for millions of potential television viewers when a German news magazine takes an up-close and personal look at the rich German heritage, culture and quality of life in the city of Quincy. The one-hour program, titled "Heimat in der Ferne" (Home Away From Home), will air in September and be hosted by Dagmar Berghoff, a popular German news anchor. It will feature local music and entertainment. "We've been interested in the German heritage. We've been amazed at what we've seen," said executive producer Martin Wohlfarth. He says the show may also look at nearby Nauvoo, Illinois.

  JoAnn Valenti featured at BYU forum May 23
A professor of communications at Brigham Young University who is a nationally recognized scholar on environmental journalism will speak at a forum Tuesday (May 23) at 11 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Auditorium.

  Celebrating the Spori Building
With progress often comes an increased awareness of history. Such is the case as the college acknowledges the forthcoming replacement of the Jacob Spori Building. As the aging structure is scheduled to be removed this fall, the college will be "Celebrating the Spori" in association with homecoming. A committee chaired by Bruce Hobbs, director of Public Relations, has been selected to plan ways to honor the heritage which the Spori Building symbolizes. The committee's ideas illustrate the scope of change during the past nearly 100 years of existence of the building: from archival photos to virtual tours on CD and Internet; from oil paintings to digital camera history of construction; from incorporating existing features into the new structure to preserving pieces of the stone and hardwood as collector items.

  Construction Begins on New Radio/Graphics Building
Ground has been broken on a new building that will house the studios of two college-operated radio stations and the graphic services office. The 4,225 square foot building will be located between the Kimball Student and Administrative Services Building and the tennis courts along East Viking Drive.

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