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  Fukuoka Temple Open House Begins
The open house for the Fukuoka, Japan Temple began on May 26th, and the new Temple was opened to media, in preparation for dedication services. The following day, 27th (Sat), the church held the special open house inviting VIPs including the US Ambassador in Japan and the local Governor and some vicinity mayors. Open house for local people will be held Jun 1-3.

  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.

  Tickets available Wednesday for Pres. Hinckley party
Tickets for President Hinckley's 90th birthday party will be distributed starting Wednesday, June 7th, according to the Deseret News. "An Evening of Celebration" will be held on Friday, June 23rd at 7 p.m. in the LDS Church's new Conference Center in Salt Lake City and will be broadcast to Stake Centers and other locations equipped to receive the LDS Church's satellite broadcasts.

  Mormon Steamboat Inn To Be Restored
Not all of the restoration being done near Nauvoo, Illinois is being done by Nauvoo Restoration, the LDS Church-owned organization restoring Mormon buildings in the city. A group in Bentonsport, Iowa is seeking to restore the 1846 steamboat inn built by Mormon craftsman.

  LDS Women More GreenThan Men
The paper communication professors JoAnn Valenti and Daniel Stout included three surveys, primarily of more than 1,000 LDS women in three cities. "We were primarily interested in tracking an interesting diversity among women," Valenti told the Tribune. She said that they based their findings about men on just 19 individuals because "their opinions were so pronounced."

  LDS Group Joins Race For The Cure
Over 350 people representing local congregations from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be running in the 11th Annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Race for the Cure. Team "LDS Relief Society," one of the largest teams pre-registered, will gather on the Washington Monument Grounds to rally with 70,000 other race participants on Saturday June 3, 2000. Proceeds from the race support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.

  Utah Will Never Rid Itself of Polygamy
In a recent Salt Lake Tribune commentary, Charles Batchelor argues that polygamy will always be a part of Utah. He reported that recent letters to the Tribune have called the practice "horrible" and "despicable". Even LDS Senator Scott Howell is recorded as saying that Utah's polygamists are "drowning in sin"! There is a clamor by angry activists to call for the immediate imprisonment of those practicing polygamy and for the confiscation of their children.

  3,000 People Expected at Campus Education Week
Ricks College officials expect more than 3,000 people to attend the third annual Education Week set for Thursday to Saturday, June 1-3. The event is squeezed in between first and second summer terms at Ricks College. More than 355 classes will be taught by 73 instructors during the three-day period.

  KBYU-FM has new translator on air in Franklin County, Idaho
KBYU, without much fanfare, has a new transmitter, called a 'translator' on the air in Franklin County, Idaho. The transmitter allows KBYU's signal to reach most of the county.

  BYU students earn NSF, Whitaker Foundation fellowships
For people who undergo medical treatments that use catheters, artificial organs or cardiopulmonary bypass circuits, the accumulation of platelets on the foreign objects can be a serious problem. Such buildup can impair the function of the devices or, in a process known as thrombosis, break off and flow downstream where it blocks capillaries and small blood vessels, leading to tissue damage or strokes.

  BYU microbiology professor featured at June 6 devotional
A professor of microbiology at Brigham Young University will speak at a devotional Tuesday (June 6) at 11 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Auditorium. Speaking at the devotional is Professor Donald N. Wright.

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