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  Is Julie In Trouble, Or Is BYU?
News articles on the controversy over whether a BYU student named Julie, who joined the cast of the MTV show "The Real World," should be allowed to return to the school in the Fall continue to hit national newspapers and Internet websites.

  Samoan LDS Leader and High School Asst. Principle Feared Drowned
Aisa Aumoeualogo, 50, the branch president of the 275-member LDS Samoan branch in Anchorage and a popular assistant principal at Anchorage's West High School is missing and presumed drowned in a fishing accident on the Copper River in Alaska. Aumoeualogo was known as 'Mr. Logo' to students at West High.

  Missionary Wounded In Family History Library Returns To Service
An LDS Missionary who was shot in the face during the April 1999 attack at the LDS Church's Family History Center, has returned to serve another full-time mission in the Library. Sister Nellie Leighton says that she has been given a second chance at life after the attack.

  Late AZ Educator and Glendale Stake President Remembered
LDS Church member Raymond Kellis, called an "educational cornerstone," died Thursday, June 8th of an apparent heart attack. Kellis, a long-time educator and superintendent of the Peoria Unified School District, was also President of the Glendale Arizona stake of the LDS Church for 10 years. He was 70 years old.

  Genealogy Authority and Ensign Editor Bill Linder Dies
Bill Royce Linder, former director of historical information at the National Archives and a leading authority in genealogical research died June 9th at his home in Arlington, Virginia of a heart attack. He was 63.

  Mormon Cowboy Decked Out
The New York Times Magazine's fashion reporter Fair went to the annual Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival at Melody Ranch, the motion picture studio once owned by Gene Autry, only to find Mormon cowboy Brenn Hill there, among a number of photogenic cowboys. In keeping with the Times Magazine's practice, Hill was dressed in expensive western wear and modeled for the article.

  LDS Father of the Year Puts Family First
Jim Stotts was named 2000 Kansas City Father of the Year before 23 members of his family and fans at a Kansas City Royals game along with 59 other families who were honored as contest finalists. Stotts, a bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and president of a general contracting firm, joked, "Now that I know a little about parenting, I'm all out of kids."

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