News about People
| LDS Families Adopt Teens, Give Thanks|
|Preteens and Teenagers are the hardest to place
in adoptive homes, but two LDS families stepped in to adopt a brother
and sister from a troubled neighbor family when they saw the need.
Marlene Peterson saw that two former neighbor children, Don and Anna,
were increasingly the victims of their mother's alcoholism, and
decided to act.
| LDS TV Weatherman's Political Speech Leads To Controversy|
|TV Weatherman Thom Spencer, who works for sister
stations KAPP in Yakima and KVEW in the Tri-Cities caused a stir on
Saturday, November 18th when he crossed the traditional line observed by
journalists and gave an impassioned speech because he believes the US
Constitution is "hanging by a thread." The controversy has led to his taking
"time off," in an arrangement friends say is a suspension.|
| Picking-up Popcorn Paves The Way For LDS Mission|
|Jed Parker is preparing for his LDS mission to
Athens, Greece, by cleaning up popcorn. Parker works 32 hours a week
at the Regal Hacienda Crossing 20, a 20-theater multiplex where he
cleans after every show, earning money for school, he is a freshman
at Delta College in Stockon, California, and for his mission.
| Canadian Called as Visitor Centre Director|
|The First Presidency has issued calls to 10 brethren to
serve as new directors of various visitor centres and historic sites around
the United States. Edward Jones Johannesen, 66, of the Mount Vernon Washington Stake has been
called as the new director of the Joseph Smith Memorial Historic Site,
located in Vermont. Site offices are based out of South Royalton, while the
site itself is located about halfway between South Royalton and Sharon,
Joseph Smith's birthplace.
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