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  LDS Church Member Shurtleff Wins Utah AG Nomination
LDS Church member Mark Shurtleff defeated Frank Mylar for the Republican nomination for Utah Attorney General in the Utah primary yesterda. Both men were profiled in the Salt Lake Tribune last week ahead of the June 27 election. The two men show some similarities. Mylar, an attorney from Salt Lake City, and Shurtleff, a Salt Lake County Commissioner, stress a tough stance on crime, and both men have experience in the state attorney's general office. They also agree that they would not seek to prosecute polygamists unless other serious crimes were involved.

  Democrat Dunn Challenges Utah Rep. Cannon
The loss by two-term 2nd District incumbent Utah Republican Rep. Merrill Cook in yesterday's primary election in Utah leaves LDS Internet entrepreneur Derek Smith facing a stiff challenge from LDS Democratic candidate Jim Matheson. But the troubles Cook has faced have covered up the challenge faced by two-term LDS Republican Rep. Christopher B. Cannon, who is facing his own challenge in the general election.

  Romney keeping options open for gubernatorial bid
Despite encouragement from Utah political leaders, LDS businessman Mitt Romney plans to return to Massachusetts after the 2002 Olympic games. He is believed to be considering a a bid for the 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial race.

  Boy Charged in Drugging of 17 at LDS Missionary Luncheon
Prosecutors in Wood County, Ohio filed charges yesterday against a 15-year-old boy who drugged 17 LDS missionaries and Church members at a luncheon put on for the missionaries June 22nd. The boy was charged in Juvenile Court with 'delinquency in connection with corrupting another with drugs.'

  BYU-Idaho Announcement Leads to Rexburg Land Boom
The announcement that the renamed Ricks College will be a four-year institution has touched off a scramble among developers for land near the college. In the week since the announcement, city and county offices have been flooded with calls from Utah, Colorado and Idaho real estate developers trying to provide housing for an expanding student body.

  Case of Late LDS Doctor Before Grand Jury
An Orange County, California grand jury is looking at the circumstances surrounding the attempted murder of businessman James Patrick Riley and the death by suicide three days later of his business partner, Dr. Larry C. Ford, an LDS Church member and biotech researcher who's system for preventing the transmission of AIDS might have saved millions of lives.

  Rain threatened Nauvoo Temple project
After five inches of rain saturated the ground, the pavement under Bluff Street began to crack. The hole grew larger and larger, until it forced city officials to close the street.


  Transition to Brigham Young University-Idaho
"I think it is important to characterize this announcement as initiating a process of transition. This is not announcing a finished product," said President David A. Bednar in response to the announcement that Ricks College will become a four-year college known as Brigham Young University-Idaho. The decision by the Board of Trustees was announced on July 21 by President Gordon B. Hinckley, chairman of the Board.

  BYU professors sign Marriage Movement document
Three Brigham Young University professors gave their signatures to "The Marriage Movement: A Statement of Principles" document at the Smart Marriages Conference June 29 in Denver, Colo.

  BYU names Utah students Gordon B. Hinckley scholars
Brigham Young University has announced the recipients of its most prestigious undergraduate award, the Gordon B. Hinckley Scholarship.

  Neil Anderson president-elect of international ESL association
An associate professor of linguistics at Brigham Young University is president-elect of the world's largest organization dedicated to teaching English as a second language.

  Associate director of BYU Kennedy Center at July 11 devotional
The associate director of the David M. Kennedy Center at Brigham Young University will speak at a devotional Tuesday (July 11) at 11 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Auditorium.

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