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  Former SLOC Officials Use Missionary Lingo Defense
The two former Salt Lake Organizing Committee executives accused of bribing members of the International Olympic Committee claim that a word next to the names of IOC members is LDS missionary lingo and not an indication of who they would bribe. former bid executives Tom Welch and Dave Johnson wrote the word "geld" next to the name of IOC members who were loyal supporters of Salt Lake's bid. In German the word means money, but in Flemish, the language Johnson spoke on his LDS mission, the word means gold.

  What's Happening With LDS Baseball Ace Vernon Law
LDS Church member and Cy Young Award winner Vernon Law remembers some of the special moments of his baseball career. He recalls some of the tactics used by the professional scouts to recruit him to their team. He eventually decided on the Pittsburgh Pirates after their agent showed up with dozen roses, a box of chocolates and a special recruiter in reserve.

  Deaf LDS Girl Is World-class Gymnast
An 17 year old Orem girl is an inspiration to those who feel they face challenges beyond their capabilities. Aimee Walker is a lovely young lady who is climbing the ranks of the gymnastics world. And, she's doing it despite being unable to hear, or to see from one eye.

  Track and Field Teams Take Third in Nation
Men's and women's teams repeated their third place finishes at the NJCAA Championships in Edwardsville, Illinois. April Jackson, a sophomore from Jackson, Calif., stepped to the front of the class, taking second in the high jump and the 100 meter hurdles (school record). Shalene Liddle, a freshman from Orem, Utah, finished third in the heptathlon. Cathy Fuailemaa, a sophomore from West Valley, City, Utah, took second in the shot put and third in the hammer. The 3200 meter relay team also took third(Ann Marie Adams, a sophomore from Spokane, Washington; Courtney Allen, a freshman from Redmond, Oregon; Erin Park, a sophomore from Kennewick, Washington; and Amanda Wintch, a freshman from Junction City, Oregon). Kirstin Ogden, a freshman from Chino, California, paced herself through 10,000 meters to take third place.

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