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  Five Charged in Gruesome Murder of LDS Man
Five suspects have been charged with various crimes in the January 2nd murder of Antony Frank Buccellato, an LDS Church member and BYU graduate, in what police have called a crime of opportunity. Buccellato was robbed and beaten, rolled in a carpet and dumped on California's highway 4, where his body was hit by several cars.

  LDS Church Closes Both Temple Square Visitors Centers for Renovation
In preparation for the upcoming 2002 Winter Olympics, the LDS Church has closed both Visitors Centers on Temple Square for renovations. The centers should reopen before October's General Conference, according to the renovation plan.

  BYU Sued For Copyright Violation
A former BYU student is suing the school, claiming that BYU used her play without permission. Sallie Larsen, who graduated from BYU in 1990, wrote an award-winning one-hour multimedia presentation on the traditions and heritage of BYU which was used with permission until 1997. Larsen claims that the school then used her play without permission in August 1998 as part of student orientation.

  Richard N. Williams new associate academic vice president
President Merrill J. Bateman has announced the appointment of a new associate academic vice president at Brigham Young University. Richard N. Williams will replace James D. Gordon III, who will return to full-time teaching and research in the J. Reuben Clark Law School. Williams has been serving as an assistant to Gordon since 1999.

  BYUH Launches Matching Gift Fundraiser
The first devotional of the winter semester on Jan.11 officially launched BYU-Hawaii's "Keith and Carol Jenkins Matching Gift" fundraiser as part of the Light of Hope campaign.

  Devotional: Elder David A. and Susan Bednar
The principle of repentance was addressed by Ricks College President David A. Bednar during Tuesday's opening devotional of the winter semester at the Rexburg College.

  President Bateman, Marilyn Bateman at Jan. 16 devotional
Brigham Young University President Merrill J. Bateman and his wife Marilyn will speak at a devotional Tuesday (Jan. 16) at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

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