| Census Official That Cost Utah House Seat Is LDS
|The US Bureau of the Census official who made the
decision to include overseas military personnel but exclude LDS
missionaries, a decision that cost the state of Utah a fourth
representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, is LDS, a
returned LDS missionary and a native of Utah. Reporter Howard Berkes
of National Public Radio interviewed Jay Waite, assistant director
for the dicennial census in the bureau of the census, learning that
Waite is also a 'regional leader' in the LDS Church.
| LDS Official Calls New Russian Law 'Unconstitutional'
|An LDS official in Moscow called the country's new
religion law, which went into effect on Monday, "unconstitutional" under the
current Russian constitution. The law requires that religious groups in the
country register with local governments, but so far only half the 17,500
religious groups in Russia have registered. Alexei Marchenko, a Moscow
representative of the LDS Church, told Agence France Presse "This law
contravenes the Russian constitution, which proclaims the equality of
religions in Russia."
| Hatch 'Repents' of 'Traffic'
|While many people would be excited that appearing in a
movie could advance a career in film, US Senator Orrin Hatch is now sorry he
did. In a press release issued earlier this month, Hatch says he is now
sorry that he agreed to a cameo appearance in the new film "Traffic."
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