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  LDS Journalist In Philippines Murdered In Political Hit
A local radio journalist, called the leading media personality in Pagadian City, was murdered November 17th in a hit apparently meant to silence his on-air criticisms. Olympio Jun Jalapit, Jr., who was apparently an LDS Church member, was shot in the head as he left a Parents-Teachers Community Association meeting, where he served as president of the board. The still-unsolved murder has led to cries of protest from local journalists.

  West High School Book of Mormon Dispute Resolved
The dispute that left three West High School students claiming they had been kicked out of class for reading the Book of Mormon has been resolved, says the Salt Lake City School District and the Salt Lake Teachers Association. The teachers and administrators say the incident was simply a misunderstanding and no one is at fault.

  Elder Oaks Dedicates New Washington DC Temple Visitors' Center Theater
Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided and offered the dedicatory prayer for the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center Rededication and Dedication of the Theater on Tuesday, November 28, 2000, at the Center in Kensington, Md. Elder David E. Salisbury, Visitors' Center Director, conducted the program and spoke about the history and purpose of the visitors' center.

  Fire engulfs Spori Building at Ricks College
An early morning fire engulfed the Spori Building in flames Nov. 29. The 100-year-old building was in the process of being torn down in the nighttime hours when the fire broke out.

  BYU announces tuition rates for 2001-2002 school year
Brigham Young University will raise tuition by 4.1 percent, or $60, in 2001-2002, bringing the undergraduate rate per semester to $1,530.

  BYU-Hawaii Holds Annual Christmas Lighting
North Shore communities flocked to BYU-Hawaii on Nov.28 for the annual Christmas Lighting. For the first time, program events were held indoors at the Cannon Activity Center due to concerns for safety and forecasted weather conditions. The Christmas lighting countdown was shown in the CAC via live broadcast.

  Open house planned for new Radio Graphic Services Building
Construction was recently completed on a new, 4,225 square foot building on the Ricks College campus. The building, known as the Radio and Graphic Services Building (RGS), will have an open house for the public Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served and tours of the building will be given. The building is located immediately east of the Kimball Building parking lot, one half block west of the intersection of South Second East Street and Viking Drive.

  Becoming a People of Integrity
"Becoming a people of integrity" was the topic of Ned C. Hill's message at the Ricks College devotional Tuesday in the Hart Auditorium. Hill, dean of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, said, "The integrity of a person is the measure of how consistent that person is from the inside to the outside. A person with high integrity is what he claims himself to be. Such a person of integrity performs under pressure of real and demanding situations - not just when it's easy."

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