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  Salon Looks At Religion, Mormon Missionaries
The online magazine Salon launched a series of articles yesterday on religion in the US, and started its coverage by looking at LDS missionaries serving in Prague. The result is an entertaining look at missionary work in a foreign country and at the potential for religion in the US.

  Uruguay Temple Dedication Postponed, Two Brazil Temple Dedications Set For December
A series of general strikes in Uruguay has led the LDS Church to postpone the open house and dedication of the new Montevideo Uruguay Temple, the LDS Church announced today. The strike has led to construction delays that will keep the Temple from being completed on time. The Church also announced the open house and dedication dates for the two new Brazilian temples, in Recife and in Porto Allegre.

  Green Trial Leads To Review Of Polygamy Prosecution
The upcoming prosecution of polygamist Tom Green has led to a review of polygamy prosecution in an Arizona Republic article picked up through the Associated Press. At stake in the trial is not just Green's freedom, but also the attitude of prosecutors to the crime and maybe even the legal status of polygamy.

  Sons Of American Revolution Give Hinckley Award
LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley was awarded the Gold Good Citizenship Award by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) on Friday. The award is given to about six recipients each year in recognition of service to the community.

  Pres. Hinckley Given Another Award
For the second time in a week, LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley has been honored. This time, He has been given the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Coalition for Utah Families, for his "untiring efforts to strengthen families." The award was presented Tuesday morning at the 2000 Governor's Awards ceremony at the Utah state Capitol.

  Lyman Wight's Texas Colony Remembered
Historian A.C. Greene remembers the Texas colony established by Apostle Lyman Wight in the late 1840s in an article in yesterday's Dallas Morning News. The article gives a brief sketch of the various locations of the colony in Texas.

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