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Posted 24 Feb 2001   For week ended August 20, 2000
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  LDS Apostle Oaks to Marry August 24th
The LDS Church's Public Affairs Office confirmed today that Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is getting married for the second time next week. Elder Oaks is scheduled to marry Kristen McMain in the Salt Lake Temple on August 24th. Elder Oaks' previous wife, June, died July 21, 1998.

  LDS Reporter Awarded in First Year
Vickie Speek, a features reporter with the Morris Daily Herald has won third place in the "columns" division in the recent Illinois Associated Press newspaper competition.

  President Hinckley's Brother, Sherman, Dies
On August 13, 2000, Sherman B. Hinckley, the 88 year old brother of Gordon B. Hinckley, died of cancer complications.

  Pioneering LDS Woman Surgeon Dies
Dr. Lenore Richards, 82, one of Utah's first women surgeons died Monday, August 14, 2000 after a brief illness. Richards, who was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was named "Doctor of the Year" by the Utah State Medical in 1983.

  Mormon Parowan Roots Explored
Carol Wright, a 94-year-old Utah resident is highlighted in this article. Wright, who lives in Parowan, a community settled in 1861, thereby making it one of Utah's oldest towns has a sourdough starter that has been used for over 100 years. The starter has been used all over the country, including being used in the Governor's mansion in Utah.

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