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  After 14 Months Of Silence, Solomona Tells His Story
Peter Solomona, on trial for murder in the October 18, 1999 death of popular high school student Brandon Ketsdever, publically told his version of the events leading to his shooting Ketsdever. In two hours of tearful testimony, Solomona said his gun accidentally discharged when his trigger finger knocked against the door frame of Ketsdever's car. His lawyer then told the court that Solomona, an LDS Church member, is the innocent victim of a tragic accident.

  This Year Reno Temple Lights No Problem
Unlike last year, no one showed up to oppose a special use permit covering the lighting of the Reno Nevada Temple. The Reno City Council met Tuesday to discuss the LDS Church's application for a special use permit to light the outside of the building, leading the council to unanimously approve the lighting plan.

  California Power Woes Lead Oakland Temple To Turn-off Lights
The two-decade old tradition of decorating the Oakland Temple with lights has been limited this year because of problems with electrical power availability in California. Officials at the Temple have decided to only light the building from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night, several hours less than they have lighted the building in previous years. The power problems have led to spikes in demand, which have increased power costs to electric companies, and may have led to brownouts had measures not been taken.

  LDS Hawaii Sesquicentennial Ends With Ho'ike 2000
The year-long celebration of the Sesquicentennial of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawai'i, 1850-2000, came to a memorable conclusion Dec. 9, marked by four hours of Hawaiian music and hula.

  Ricks begins search for new faculty members as it becomes BYU-Idaho
Ricks College has begun its search for 25 new faculty members as it gears up to offer new baccalaureate programs.

  Framework Set For New Expanded Activity Program
The Future Activities Committee has concluded its assignment to construct the framework and concepts on the new activity program for Brigham Young University-Idaho. As they gave their report to President's Council, it was deemed necessary to dissolve the committee and identify an organization which will help deliver the activity program in a timely fashion.

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