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|Utah Couple's Website Becomes History Curriculum|
PROVO, UTAH -- Jon and Kim Mott created their nonpartisan website
ThisNation.com to educate Americans
about their country and about politics in the US. The site uses Jon
Mott's BYU political science degree to explain politics. Now their
site has been picked-up by private Utah county-based school Liahona,
which caters to LDS students, as part of the curriculum for the next
school year. The site was also recently named "Incredibly Useful Site
of the Day" by ZDNet-Yahoo Internet Life, and was named "Site of the
Week" by Britannica.com and "Cool Site of the Day" by Netscape.
Mott observes that unlike printed books, the website is updated
regularly, making it useful for often-changing subjects like
political science. He started the site while he was student teaching
at BYU and at the University of Oklahoma, where he received a
doctorate in political science. He currently teaches at BYU and works
on the University's Web-based classes.
Log on if history passed you by
Deseret News 2Jul00 B2
By Jeffrey P. Haney: Deseret News staff writer
Provo couple's site fills in facts long forgotten
|Jonathan Coon Named Utah's Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year|
DRAPER, UTAH -- LDS entrepreneur Jonathan Coon, founder of contact
lens vendor 1-800-Contacts, now the world's largest direct marketer
of contact lenses, has been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of
the Year for Utah. Coon received the award at a ceremony in the Salt
Palace in Salt Lake City on June 26th.
The award makes Coon eligible for Ernst & Young's national
Entrepreneur of the Year awards, which will be announced at the Ernst
& Young Entrepreneur of the Year International Conference in Palm
Springs, Calif. on November 11.
Jonathan Coon Named Utah's Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Excite News (PRNewswire) 28Jun00 B2
|Dell's Rollins files to sell stock|
ROUND ROCK, TEXAS -- LDS Businessman and Dell Computer Vice Chairman
Kevin Rollins filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on
June 22nd to sell 200,000 common shares he acquired through options.
Rollins has regularly sold shares of Dell to diversify his portfolio.
The shares are currently worth about $10 million.
As part of the company's management, Rollins is required under US law
to disclose any purchases or sales he makes of company stock.
Analysts often use the information to determine what a company's
management believes about the company's stock.
Dell vice chairman files to sell $10 mln in shares
Excite News (Reuters) 29Jun00 B2
|Huntsman Corp. Reorganizes International Operations|
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Huntsman Corp., the company owned and managed by LDS billionaire Jon M. Huntsman, reorganized its international operations on July 1st, creating four distinct businesses and naming a senior executive to head each business. The reorganization comes following Huntsman's purchase of some operations from UK-based ICI last year.
The company is now organized into Huntsman Specialty Chemicals headquartered in Everberg, Belgium, Huntsman Tioxide, based in London, England, Huntsman Petrochemicals, based in Houston, Texas and Huntsman Surfactants, also based in Houston. The executives for the four businesses will all report to Peter R. Huntsman, recently named chief executive officer of Huntsman Corp., replacing his father, who remains chairman of Huntsman. Older brother Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. remains vice-chairman.
The company is the largest privately held chemical company in the world, with revenues of about $7 billion, 14,000 employees and facilities in 43 countries.
Huntsman Corp. Recasts Global Operations
Salt Lake Tribune 29Jun00 B2
|"Interactive Scripture Study Book of Mormon Edition" Reviewed|
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Logan-based LetterPress Software's
"Interactive Scripture Study Book of Mormon Edition" was reviewed by
the Deseret News which said that the product is best for "people who
would like to get serious about scripture study but have not quite
figured out how to approach it." The CD-ROM is sold from LetterPress
Software's LDSLearning.com website and requires Windows 95 or better
and 16Mb RAM.
The Deseret News had several staffers look at the product, which it
says includes neither the actual scriptures nor reference material.
Instead, the disk provides "interactive study skills," Lessons
include "scripture marking for learning," "asking questions: the key
to scripture study," "use of language in scripture" and "overviewing"
or "seeing the big picture."
CD-ROM teaches 'how' of scripture study
Deseret News 1Jul00 B4
By Lois M. Collins: Deseret News staff writer
|Downtown Mesa Revival Includes LDS Suit Retailer|
MESA, ARIZONA -- The Arizona Republic sees a potential turn-around in
Mesa's downtown, long known for tacky small retailers. But the Mesa
Town Center Corp.has led a rebound, bringing in new retailers and new
projects to revitalize the area, which is near the LDS Church's Mesa
Temple. New projects include the $90 million Mesa Arts and
Entertainment Center, scheduled to open in four years, and the $19
million aquatic center scheduled to open in two years. The City also
expect to get approval for the $120 million Mesa Verde hotel, water
park and ice rink project.
Long-time retailer Pomeroy's Men's Store is one of the businesses
supporting the changes. Pomeroy's caters to new LDS missionaries,
supplying them with suits and clothing that will work well for LDS
missions, similar to the Mr. Mac chain of menswear stores in Salt
Lake City. The article specifically mentions that Pomeroy's sells
suits with two pants, almost a requirement for missions because pants
tend to wear-out faster than jackets.
Downtown Mesa starting to attract 'cutting edge'
(Phoenix) AZ Republic 27Jun00 B6
By Betty Beard: The Arizona Republic
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