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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 churches.



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.

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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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