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| General News|
LDS Church's Lawsuit Against Utah Lighthouse Ministry May Have Far Reaching Effects
The lawsuit brought by the LDS Church against the
Utah Lighthouse Ministry appears to be
affecting new cases concerning copyright on the Internet. The church
was victorious in its effort to force the Utah Lighthouse Ministry to
remove from its website all material copyrighted by the church. The
ruling also ordered removal of all links to copyrighted material
posted elsewhere on the Internet.
New Book Says Bennett is Not Deep Throat
A new book by a former Nixon aid claims to have discovered
the identity of the elusive "Deep Throat," the still-unnamed source used by
Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to expose the
Watergate conspiracy and end the Nixon presidency. Leonard Garment's new
book "In Search of Deep Throat" reviews the speculation about more than 20
individuals who may have had enough access to be Deep Throat.
| Local News|
Beaverton Police Arrest 3 in String of Church Burglaries
Police in Beaverton, Oregon executed two search
warrants and arrested three men in the case of a string of church break-ins
that included six LDS chapels around the city. The search warrants
discovered evidence, including items marked "LDS," that were taken from the
Mormon News Introduces Weekly Sports Stats for Mormon Pro Athletes
Mormon News introduces today a new weekly
feature listing recent performance statistics for Mormon professional
athletes. The weekly statistics will give readers the ability to
easily track the Mormon athletes currently performing and allow
readers to review how well these athletes are performing.
Wilford W. Kirton, Jr., General Counsel to 7 LDS Presidents
The long-time general counsel to the LDS
Church and founder of Salt Lake City's Kirton &McConkie law firm,
Wilford W. "Bill" Kirton Jr., 78, died Sunday from cancer. He was
born April 16, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Wilford W., Sr. and
Janet Mackie Kirton. He married Arlene Tadje Sonntag, his childhood
sweetheart, in the Salt Lake Temple in 1943.
| Arts & Entertainment|
Mormon History Association Awards Announced
The Mormon History Association announced the annual
MHA awards at its recent conference, held this year in Copenhagen,
Denmark. The awards represent the best work in the study of Mormon
History in the past year.
2000 PEARL Awards Winners
Jenny Oaks Baker and Hilary Weeks walked away with three PEARL
statuettes each in the 2000 PEARL Awards held at the McKay Events Center at
UVSC in Orem on Thursday evening.
Corvis a Runaway Hit on First Day
LDS CEO David Huber's Corvis Corp. was a hit on Wall
Street today, more than doubling it share price on its first day. The
company had already increased its initial estimated share price early
in the week from $13 to $15 to $28 to $30 a share, and then raised
the price again to $36 for its sale. It then opened at $95 a share
today, selling more than 90% of the offered shares and settling at
the end of the day at $84.72 a share.
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