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  Two Men Plead Guilty in LDS Chapel Burglaries
Two 19-year-old men plead guilty Friday to burglarizing 17 churches in Beaverton and Tigurd, Oregon last July. The Burglaries included six LDS Chapels burglarized July 8-10 as reported on Mormon News [See Beaverton, Oregon LDS Chapels Vandalized .

  New Theater to Open at Washington DC Visitors Center
The LDS Church's Washington DC Visitor's Center will debut its new theater on Saturday with a concert by the Southern Virginia College Chamber Choir. The theater, which has been under construction since its groundbreaking last Fall, will help the Visitors Center attract visitors year-round.

  New York Stake Marches in NYC's Columbus Day Parade
For the third year in a row members of the New York, New York Stake, along with missionaries serving in there, marched in New York City's Columbus Day Parade. This year the stake earned the 20th spot and appeared in the television coverage of the parade.

  LDS Chapel Arsonist Pleas Guilty
The 19-year-old man who set an LDS chapel on fire in January plead guilty on Tuesday to one count of first-degree felony aggravated arson for setting an LDS seminary and chapel on fire on Monday, January 3rd. Prosecutors dismissed four other charges against Kevin James Holfeltz in exchange for the plea.

  Nauvoo Struggles with Moratorium on Growth
Nauvoo Mayor, Tom Wilson, announced that the moratorium that was imposed in March on new building permits will continue for the next few months. New commercial and multi-family residential construction will have to wait for the commission on planning and zoning ordinances to determine how growth will effect the long-term plan now being developed. An urban planner, funded by the Mormon church, will aid the commission that previously lacked the authority a formal zoning ordinance would provide.

  Vacant LDS Chapel Damaged in Arson Fire
A vacant LDS Chapel, which hasn't been used by a congregation for three years, suffered $250,000 in damage from a fire October 12th. The blaze started at about 3 a.m. by someone who broke into the large brick complex. Police were questioning two transients in association with the blaze.

  LDS Church One of 'Non-Traditional' Religions Growing in Alabama
This is a slightly negative and rather lengthy article about the increase of "non-traditional" religions in Alabama. Mentioned was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the recent dedication of the Alabama temple. The article made mention of the dozens of evangelical Christians who handed out tracts in front of the Mormon temple during an open house week, questioning the theology and rituals of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  'Legacy' Will Show in New Washington DC Temple Visitors Center Theater
ANNOUNCING the SHOWING of " L E G A C Y " in our new 500 seat theater at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 thru Saturday, Nov. 25 except when a concert or fireside is scheduled.

  Call for Papers issued for conference on LDS Church, Japan
The Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for LDS History at Brigham Young University will sponsor a one-day conference on Oct. 13, 2001, on the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Japan during the past 100 years.

  BYU sponsors family folklore workshop Oct. 13
"Saving Memories by Keeping Family Traditions and Preserving Family Folklore," a "how-to" workshop sponsored by the newly re-named William A. Wilson Folklore Archives, will be Friday, Oct. 13, in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at Brigham Young University.

  Book of Mormon seminar set for Orem Institute Oct. 14
A seminar on the Book of Mormon will take place Saturday (Oct. 14) from 10 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. at the Orem Institute of Religion, 785 West College Drive, Orem. "Some of the most requested speakers in the Church Educational System are on the program," program administrator Mary Byrd said. "Teachings of the Book of Mormon will be presented in a manner that appeals to both youth and adults and will be applied to the challenges of our day."

  BYU to host Utah Education Law Institute Oct. 16
Brigham Young University will host the Third Annual Utah Education Law Institute with featured speaker Justice Clifford Wallace from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Monday (Oct. 16) in the Harman Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

  BYU professor receives Distinguished Educator award from facility management association
Brigham Young University's facility management program was recently honored by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) when professor Jeffery L. Campbell was presented with the association's Distinguished Educator award and the BYU student chapter was named Chapter of the Year.

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