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LDS Attorney's Fight Against Adoption Rights Law Ends In Defeat
Nineteen months after an Oregon adoption rights law known as Measure 58 was passed, the US Supreme Court eliminated the last obstacle to the law Tuesday. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor refused to continue a hold on the law requested by LDS attorney Franklin Hunsaker of Portland who represented six anonymous birth mothers opposed to the law.


 Local News

New Japanese Temple Open House Held
The Fukuoka Japan Temple dedication will be held on June 11th by Pres. Hinckley. Before the dedication and open house the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shinbun carried an article about the temple and its open house.


Shift in Utah Politics Could Leave LDS 'Moderate' Republicans Vulnerable
An article in yesterday's Chicago Tribune explores a shift in the strategy of the right wing of the Utah Republican Party, and the effect that it may have on more moderate Republicans, all of whom are members of the LDS Church. The shift became clear at this year's state Republican Convention, when Senator Orrin Hatch, one of the most powerful figures in Washington, was booed and Gov. Mike Leavitt, chairman of the National Governors Association was called a liberal.


Nauvoo Restoration Opens New Family Living Center
The LDS Church's Nauvoo Restoration, Inc. opened a new Family Living Center in Nauvoo Saturday to give tourists a look at the crafts used by Nauvoo residents in the 1840s. Missionaries at the center demonstrate crafts like breadmaking, rope making, spinning and quilting for visitors.



Young given more time to decide
Faced with an impending deadline for his decision about retirement or playing elsewhere, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young scrambled. The 38-year-old star signed a waiver to delay payment of a $1 million roster bonus until June 10th, effectively giving himself until then to make his decision. If he decides to play, the 49ers are expected to release him because of salary-cap restraints.


BYU May Not Readmit Student On MTV's 'Real World'
An LDS BYU student who took a semester off to live in a house in New Orleans with four men and two women and be filmed for the MTV program "The Real World," says she is waiting to see if BYU will re-admit her for the fall semester. The student, known only as Julie, told the Deseret News in an interview published Friday that she was waiting to hear from the University.


Brown U Recovers From Departure of its LDS President
Three months after the abrupt resignation of Brown University's LDS President Gordon Gee, the University is recovering nicely, although Gee's reputation on the campus is not. Gee, who was an unusual choice for Brown's president according to the Brown Daily Herald, served as President for just 25 months, the shortest tenure of any president in Brown's 236-year history.


Osmond's work gets her past troubles
LDS Entertainer Marie Osmond has been through a difficult year. Following the birth of her seventh child, Matthew, she suffered a severe bout of post-partum depression. And this past January, she split from her husband of 13 years, Brian Blosil.

 Arts & Entertainment

Bachman Happy With Guess Who Reunion Tour
LDS guitarist Randy Bachman says he has finally found closure with fellow members of the classic rock band "The Guess Who." Bachman starts tonight the tour he says he could have done 30 years ago at the height of the band's success. Bachman left the band at that point following his conversion to the LDS faith.


'Gods' paints poor picture of Mormons
The Seattle Times' John Hartl isn't too impressed with the popular LDS movie "God's Army" which opened this past weekend in the Seattle area. Hartl gives the film just one and one-half stars, but doesn't go very far in explaining why. But Hartl does give a description of some of the scenes in the movie, claiming that the movie doesn't paint a pretty picture of Mormons.


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