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  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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