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  'Donny & Marie' cancelled
The syndicated TV talk show hosted by Osmond brother and sister Donny &Marie was cancelled Thursday according to Columbia Tristar Television Distribution, the show's distributor. The show was to enter its third season next year, but low ratings led to its cancellation.

  Mormon Author's Food Encyclopedia In New Edition
When the book was first published 14 years ago, publisher Prentice Hall asked Woods to remove the information about the medicinal properties of food, "They said it was too weird," said Wood. "Thank heaven people today are more interested." In spite of the deletion, the book became a primary reference text for the whole and natural foods industry, leading Wood to travel across the country giving lectures and conducting workshops on natural foods.

  Play About Black LDS Pioneer To Tour
"I realize my race and color and can't expect my endowments as others who are white. . . And God promised Abraham that in his seed all the nations of the earth should be blessed. As this is the fullness of all dispensations - is there no blessing for me?" - Letter from Jane Elizabeth Manning James to LDS Church President John Taylor.

  New Comedy Network Series Pokes Fun At Missionaries
Canada's Comedy Network debuted its "new" series "Dragnuts" Monday night, using footage from TV's old black-and-white series "Dragnet" to poke fun at society and, at least once or twice, at Mormons. The producers of "Dragnuts" have written new dialogue to go along with the footage from the original Dragnet, synching different dialogue to the video from the show.

  Rescheduled 2000 PEARL Awards a Star-Studded Affair
In spite of an unavoidable postponement, the 2000 PEARL Awards will still be a star-studded event, with performances and appearances by some of the finest musicians, performers and entertainers in the mountain west. Rescheduled for Thursday, July 27 at the McKay Center at UVSC in Orem, the 2000 PEARL Awards will feature performances by Michael McLean, Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband, and Julie de Azevedo.

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