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  Beaverton, Oregon LDS Chapels Vandalized
A string of 10 church break-ins in Beaverton and surrounding areas during the weekend included 6 LDS Church buildings, leading police to offer a $2,000 reward for information about the vandals. All 10 of the churches were ransacked and had equipment destroyed by the vandals, who entered the buildings through broken or forced-open windows or doors.

  LDS Leaders Urge Members To Become Foster Parents
The LDS Church's First Presidency is renewing its call for Church members to provide foster care. The Church has sent a letter to local stake presidents in Utah asking them to encourage families "to volunteer their time and homes as foster parents," and telling  them that many of the children in need are LDS Church members also.

  LDS Missionaries Win Discussion Through Basketball
Maybe this will be a scene in the next Richard Dutcher film about LDS missionaries. Seeing a group of teens playing basketball, four LDS missionaries challenge them to a game. What's at stake? Five minutes listening to the missionaries. Who wins? The Elders.

  Mormon youths spruce up schools in Dorchester 2
As part of their annual Youth Conference, 350 LDS youths spent Thursday in service projects, sprucing up Elementary, Middle and High Schools in Dorchester county, South Carolina. The youth worked at a total of eight schools during the day.

  Students Start LDS Magazine for U of Utah
A group of University of Utah students are launching an on-campus magazine aimed at the University's LDS students. "The Century" is expected to debut in September, and already enjoys support from the niversity's Publications Council, which oversees all 15 student-run publications on campus, and the university's LDS Institute and from the local Latter-day Saint Student Association.

  Prejudice Against LDS Church, Others May Disband Interfaith Group
The financially strapped Interfaith Mission Service is issuing a call for help from area congregations to bail out such programs as HOPE Place for abused women and children, HELP Line for emergencies, the Family Services Center, Living in Family Transition, Care Assurance for the Aged and Homebound, the Food Bank of North Alabama, the Campus Ministry Association and the Food Pantry network. Chuck Vedane, the founder of Interfaith Mission Service, began his work over three decades ago. Yet, today the IMS is looking at five options to their budget problems - including disbanding the IMS.

  Prayer and Health Care? Not at U of Utah
In spite of a new trend, by over half of the nation's medical schools to teach the need for prayer along with a prescription, the University of Utah Medical School has decided to abstain. In the heart of Salt Lake City and not far from the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the school has not adopted a formal course that incorporates spirituality into health care.

  LDS Family Has Tragedy Hit Again
Michael and Jessica Dolamore were struck with misfortune when their four-day old daughter Hannah had been admitted to the Lethbridge Regional Hospital to treat a bout of jaundice. A nurse at the LRH accidentally poured a diluted solution of formaldehyde into Hannah's incubator in November 1998.

  BYU hosts international forum on the family
BYU recently hosted the World Family Policy Forum which successfully brought together delegates from over 30 countries to share ideas and discuss strategies to prevent and stop the assault on the integrity of the family. July l2 was the final day for the forum and Cory Leonard, associate director of the World Family Policy Center, said, "Delegates have said they have learned much about trends and challenges here." "The purpose of the conference was to increase people's education, have them learn from each other and build bridges and ties with others who have similar beliefs," Leonard added.

  Work on Transition to BYU-Idaho Continues
"The Spirit of Ricks" will not be lost with the transition from Ricks College to Brigham Young University-Idaho. In speaking to employees on June 29, Ricks President David A. Bednar said, "One of the major challenges is to make sure that as we go through the transition that we preserve and enhance and even substantially improve the 'Spirit of Ricks.' "

  Deputy Director of Lee Library to speak at BYU devotional
The deputy director of Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library will speak at a devotional Tuesday (July 18) at 11 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Auditorium.

  Heart t' Heart's 9th Annual Conference To Be Held At UVSC
"He Did Deliver Me From Bondage" is the workbook used by LDS Family Services to support families and individuals who suffer from addiction to drugs and alcohol. In addition the book serves to assist recovery from addictions such as overeating, overspending, unresolved childhood abuses, etc. It is also a book used by a Twelve Step support program especially for LDS people, Heart t' Heart.

  Brian J. Evans new associate administrative vice president for finance at BYU
President Merrill J. Bateman has announced the appointment of a new associate administrative vice president for finance at Brigham Young University.

  Darryl Zanuck classic 'Brigham Young' to be screened July 27
The L. Tom Perry Special Collections Library at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University will present the historic 20th Century-Fox 1940 motion picture "Brigham Young" in the Lee Library Auditorium on Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m.

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