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  Stoffer, Parents Criticize BYU Following Suspension
After BYU announced Friday that it had suspended Julie Stoffer for living in the same house with men while on MTV's "The Real World," both Stoffer and her parents criticized BYU for the way it handled the suspension and the wording of suspension letter sent her. The letter implies that Stoffer had sexual relations and requires her to take the same steps required of those repenting of immorality. Stoffer called the letter's insinuations "totally false and slanderous," and her parents, both BYU alumni, added their public criticisms of the University.

  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. Together they raised five children, two boys and three girls. Arlene passed away in July of 1992. On June 3, 1994 Bill was sealed to Lois Brewster Aste and their family grew to five more children, 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  'Jack Mormon' Dempsey Honored With Statue
Heavyweight champion William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey was to have been honored this past weekend with a statue in his home town, Manassa, Colorado. The boxer was heavyweight champion of the world from 1919 to 1926. He died in 1983.

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