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  Reconciling Utah's Mountain Meadows Massacre
NPR's Morning Edition aired the first part of a two part story yesterday on the Mountain Meadows Massacre this morning, examining the history of the tragedy and recent attitudes toward the tragedy. The more than eight minute report includes comments by historian Will Bagley, Glen Leonard of the LDS Church's Museum of Church History and Art, and descendants of the victims. The second part of the story was broadcast this morning.

  Olympics TV Coverage Leads to Week-Long Delay of General Conference
The recent LDS Church press release announcing General Conference indicated that the semi-annual conference would be held on October 7th and 8th. But the release didn't mention that the Church had decided to delay Conference by a week because of the Sydney Australia Summer Olympic Games, allowing LDS Church-owned KSL-TV to fulfill its contractual obligation to show the games and still broadcast conference.

  Crime Story's Focus Offends LDS Church
The LDS Church objected on Friday, August 11th to national news coverage of a gristly San Francisco are murder, suggesting that the coverage shouldn't have mentioned the alleged perpetrator's former membership in the Church. The Associated Press and other news organizations have carried the story about the murder of Saline Bishop, daughter of Blues musician Elvin Bishop, and an elderly couple.

  Mountain Meadows Relics Raise New Controversy
Six buttons recovered last summer at the site of the Mountain Meadows Massacre have led to a new controversy between the LDS Church and some of the descendants of the victims. The Church plans to donate the buttons and other relics to a Berryville, Arkansas museum in September. But some of the descendants say that the Church doesn't own the relics, and therefore can't make the donation.

  Mormon Sea Migration to be Commemorated
A convoy of the world's largest tall ships will set sail from Esbjerg, Denmark next year to recreate the historic migration of Mormon converts from Europe to the United States 150 years ago.

  Mormons pay homage to pioneers
The Snellville Ward celebrated pioneer day by donating time to the Vines Botanical Gardens on Saturday, July 22nd. Ward members cleared away underbrush by the lake in the Gardens, cut and hauled away trees and brushes, and spread mulch around the buildings.

  Where Mormons and the Internet Meet - 8 Million Times a Day
The major Internet magazine, The Standard, looked at the LDS Church's site. recently. Since it went on-line in May 1999, the Family Research Center has averaged between 7 million and 9 million visitors daily, making it one of the most heavily trafficked sites on the Internet.

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