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  Boston Radio Station Gives First Audio Tour of Temple
Boston public radio station WBUR broadcast to its listeners the first audio tour of an LDS Temple yesterday. Robin Young, one of the hosts of the hour-long program Here and Now, spent nearly 15 minutes on the air describing what she saw on a tour of the Boston Temple, conducted by tour guide Terry Hansen. Young claims in the program that this is the first time a tour of an LDS Temple has been broadcast and that recording devices are normally not permitted on the tours.

  Perth Australia Temple Moroni Statue Placed
On the 177th aniversary of the visit of the Angel Moroni to Joseph Smith, the Gold statue of Moroni was placed on the spire of the Perth Australia Temple. The event was viewed by a large group of members from all over Western Australia.

  Murderer of LDS Father Found Guilty
A case of mistaken identity left an LDS father of four, George Veit, shot to death while working as the store manager at Best Auto on February 3, 1998. Veit, a Mormon church leader, was similar in age and stature to Steve Conley who had been present in the office moments before the shooter arrived.

  Early Morning Seminary in Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram yesterday looked at the LDS students attending early morning seminary for the Bedford and Colleyville wards of the Colleyville Stake. The article looks at the feelings of the seminary students and their parents to the program and what it means in Mormon culture.

  Transition to BYU-Idaho Update
President's Council communicates openly in regular question-and-answer sessions with students and employees. Recent sessions focused on the progress of the transition for Ricks College to become BYU-Idaho. President David A. Bednar said, "President's Council and Academic Council have met with the academic deans and department heads. The deans and department heads are working with their faculty and staff to develop proposals. Ideas are being generated. The transition is in progress."

  Gibbons offers life-long advice in Ricks weekly Devotional
Francis M. Gibbons, a former member of the LDS Church's Second Quorum of the Seventy, spoke on "finding a way in a difficult world" with the aid of prayer and a testimony of the gospel in Ricks College weekly devotional Tuesday.

  BYU professor of law to speak at forum
Robert G. Wilkins, a professor of law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, will speak at the Ricks College Forum at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Taylor Chapel.

  KBYU-FM celebrates 40th anniversary with broadcast events
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Brigham Young University's radio station KBYU-FM, the station will sponsor four unique events. The first event, "The Miracle of Radio and the Birth of KBYU-FM," will be presented Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Museum of Art at 7 p.m.

  Publishing executive Mark Willes at BYU forum Sept. 26
Former president and chief executive officer of Times Mirror Mark Willes will speak at a Brigham Young University forum in the Marriott Center Tuesday (Sept. 26) at 11 a.m. Willes' topic will be "What I Learned from Five Years in the Newspaper Business." Despite many newspapers' struggles to successfully foster growth, Willes proved it possible during his five years as CEO of Times Mirror.

  BYU law professor president of international family law group
A Brigham Young University law professor was elected president of the International Society of Family Law (ISFL) at the organization's world conference in Australia in July. Lynn D. Wardle will serve as president of the society until Aug. 2002.

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