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  White Plains New York Controversy Makes Local News
WNBC-TV 4's local news coverage Monday, July 31st included a news story on the controversy over the LDS Church's proposed White Plains temple. The building, to be constructed on a 24 acre plot in Harrison, New York, next to White Plains, is opposed by a group of neighbors, organized as the group "Homes for Harrison," who feel the building is too large for the neighborhood.

  Prosecutors Enter New Charges Against Mormon Church Bomber
Uncomfortable with the release of James Carbullido, the man accused of trying to bomb nine LDS chapels in Las Vegas, federal prosecutors have filed a new charge of arson against him, just hours after a federal judge ordered his release on Monday. After arraignment on Tuesday, a judge released Carbullido on his own recognizance, rejecting arguments from Police that he is still dangerous.

  Man that Bombed LDS Buildings in Las Vegas Released
A US District Judge in Las Vegas has released a man accused of bombing a series of LDS chapels around the city. James Carbullido was released because doctors determined he is not mentally ill, as the court ruled last March.

  Gilbert Arizona Mayor Names LDS Stake President to Diversity Task Force
Gilbert, Arizona mayor Cynthia Dunham named LDS Stake President John Lewis to a 42-member task force to tackle diversity in the town. Dunham released the names of the 42 Gilbert residents selected and mailed a letter to them on Thursday, calling in the letter for the group to meet on September 20th and to work towards a permanent diversity council for the town.

  Former BYU Football Player on Trial in Texas for Theft of $200,000
Mekeli T. Ieremia, former BYU football player, youth camp director and school administrator is now on trial for theft of more than $200,000 and misappropriation of fiduciary property in the latest of Ieremia's brushes with the law and questionable schemes. Both of the charges are first-degree felonies that carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.

  LDS Bishop Collapses During 10K run
A recent trip home to Utah for LDS Bishop Larry Storrs was a much more dramatic journey than he had ever counted on. Bishop Storrs and his wife, E.J., had planned on attending his 45 year high school reunion in American Fork. Instead, he spent the time in hospital after collapsing during the Deseret News/Granite Furniture 10K run.

  UVSC Says LDS Studies Benefit Utah
The 20th Annual Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah was the setting for a panel discussion on Thursday to discuss the first Mormon Culture Studies program in the state's higher-education system. Eugene England, a former Brigham Young University English professor and now the Orem college writer-in-residence, recently won a $25,000 one-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that will aid in funding the new program.

  Mormon Youths Re-enact Mormon Trek In Sierra Nevada
About 100 youths from the LDS Church's Carmichael Stake took part in a re-enactment of the Mormon trek this past week, dragging rickety handcarts along rough trails from Tragedy Springs in eastern Amador county, California to near the Bear River Reservoir. The trek took place near the original trail used by the Mormon Battalion as they made their way from California, where they were discharged, to Salt Lake City.

  Glenwood Colorado Ward Clears Trail for 'Colorado Cares Day'
Members of the Glenwood Ward were up early Saturday morning clearing brush and growth from the Mitchell Creek trail above West Glenwood. The ward service project was part of 'Colorado Cares Day,' a statewide effort to improve communities through volunteerism.

  YSA Paint Temple Fence
Young single adults from the Greater Toronto area joined together in a community effort to repaint the fence of the Toronto Ontario Temple. The 180 plus young single adults included members from Montreal, Ottawa, New York, Michigan and Ohio.

  BYU psychology professor receives international awards
A professor of psychology at Brigham Young University is the recipient of an international psychology award and a fellowship honor, the only person ever to receive both awards.

  BYU accounting students second in national competition
Five accounting students from the Marriott School at Brigham Young University handled the pressures faced by real-life auditors, placing second in a national competition.

  International Society hosts fireside Aug. 13
Mary Ellen Smoot, Relief Society general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will discuss "Relief Society Service Worldwide" at a fireside Sunday (Aug. 13) at 7 p.m. in the Oak Hills Stake Center, 925 East North Temple Drive in Provo.

  BYU schedules Education Week Aug. 14-18
Brigham Young University will host the 78th annual Campus Education Week, "Building on the Rock of Truth," Aug. 14-18.

  BYU hosts Commencement Excerises August 10 & 11
One of the nation's most distinguished educators and a Korean humanitarian will be honored during August Commencement Exercises at Brigham Young University Thursday and Friday (Aug. 10 and 11).

  Folk Dance Festival in Full Swing
Ricks College has been transformed into an international community this week as the annual Idaho International Folk Dance Festival continues. Teams from across the world have come to Rexburg for this international exchange that is sponsored by the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce. Many of the performances and activities are held on campus, including opening ceremonies that were held last Saturday evening and several full performances during the week.

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