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  Former LDS Congressman Allan T. Howe Dies
Former Congressman Allan T. Howe, who represented the Utah that included Salt Lake City, died yesterday at his son's home in Falls Church, Virginia. Howe served in Congress starting in 1974 for one term, losing his bid for re-election in 1976 after a scandal over his arrest for soliciting sex acts. He was 73.

  IOC Claims Hatch-Sponsored Drug Regs Lax
The International Olympic Committee attacked Utah Senator Orrin Hatch on Tuesday, criticizing the Senator for his support of the dietary supplements industry. The IOC claims that dietary supplements are poorly labeled, and sometimes contain steroids that the IOC has banned for athletes. Explanations from athletes who tested positive for drugs during the Sydney Australia games led the IOC to blame the supplements.

  Sworn In As State Legislator, LDS Man Continues Personal Battle
LDS Church member George Swan of Twin Falls, Idaho was sworn in with the rest of Idaho's new state legislature on Thursday, culminating a process that began in April when the Republican's selected him to run for the seat. But Swan will continue another battle in the coming months, one that started just a month after he was selected to run for the seat.

  Lethbridge Member Fights City Council, Now Happy
Just before Christmas last year, the City of Lethbridge announced transit cutbacks which shocked many of the local residents. Only 18 months after increasing the bus fares from 1.35$ to 1.50$, city council would be raising the fares to 1.65$. In addition, they revealed that six months later, route frequencies would drop from every 20 minutes to every forty minutes.

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