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  LA Times Says Mormons in Gilbert, AZ In Denial Over Gang Violence
In a major article detailing the trouble Mormon-dominated Gilbert, Arizona has had with gang violence, the newspaper claims that Mormons and city officials have failed to acknowledge the gang trouble. It also says that Mormon culture has led witnesses and victims to prefer handling the trouble through the Church, rather than with the local police. The article ties the gang to both racism and to a mafia-run drug ring.

  Thousands Hear President Faust At New York Regional Conference
Thousands of LDS Church members packed 15 local stake centers and chapels to hear President James E. Faust of the Church's First Presidency speak via satellite from the Plainview New York Stake Center. The New York Regional Conference included 9 stakes and districts covering New York City, Long Island and lower New York state, as well as the New York New York North and the New York New York South missions. In his remarks, President Faust said several recent regional conferences had been broadcast in this manner, with video feeds of speakers at one LDS facility being broadcast to others.

  LDS Church Confirms Location of Columbia River Washington Temple
LDS Church members were excited to learn in Sunday church meeetings that the LDS Church will build its previously announced Columbia River Washington Temple on a plot adjacent to an existing Church building. The site had been the subject of rumors and a newspaper report, but Church officials wouldn't confirm the location until this past weekend.

  Elder Holland Speaks at Stanford's Annual Mormon Convocation
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve spoke at Stanford University's annual Mormon convocation on Friday, October 13th. The annual event attracts 400 or more Stanford students, faculty, staff and alumni that are LDS Church members to hear addresses on scholarship and faith.

  FARMS' Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit Opens in Las Vegas
The BYU Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies' exhibit of replicas of the Dead Sea Scrolls has arrived in Las Vegas, and will be available at the Las Vegas Stake Center through Saturday. The exhibit includes replicas of the same scrolls on exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum, along with illustrative historical paintings, and sculptures and ancient artifacts from the time of Christ.

  LDS Sister Missionaries Profiled in Northern California
Two LDS sister missionaries were interviewed for Saturday's Eureka Times-Standard, telling the newspaper about their work and their backgrounds. Interviewed were Sister Turaan Bayartsetseg from Ulaanbaator, Mongolia and her companion Sister Liberty Stradinger from Roosevelt, Utah.

  BYU Professor Susan Easton Black at New York 'Know Your Religion' Lecture
Dr Susan Easton Black, professor of Church History at BYU will speak at the semi-annual Church Educational System Know Your Religion lecture for the New Your Region on Saturday and Sunday. Dr. Black will speak on the events leading up to the martyrdom of Joseph Smith on Saturday, October 28th at 7:30 pm in the Scotch Plains, New Jersey Stake Center and on Sunday, October 29th at 6 pm in the New York, New York Stake Center.

  Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander at BYU fireside Oct. 27
Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of the LDS Church, will speak at the Brigham Young University Fall Family History Fireside Friday (Oct. 27) in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

  Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin at BYU devotional Oct. 31
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church will speak at a Brigham Young University devotional Tuesday (Oct. 31) at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

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