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  Maine Branch Faces Zoning Controversy
The Yarmouth branch has grown from 40 members to 150 in the past eight years, and now it is trying to build a chapel. But the building's neighbors are objecting, saying the building is too large for the community and that its construction seems to be controlled by far-off officials in Salt Lake City.

  Tacoma Area LDS Chapel Ransacked
Vandals ransacked an LDS chapel on Washington's Key Peninsula Saturday night, leaving $40,000 in damage and leading Bishop Robert Barrett to cancel Sunday meetings in favor of a cleanup project. While nothing was stolen, the vandals destroyed computers, video equipment, plumbing fixtures and furnishings.

  BYU RMs Lend Language Expertise to Foreign Anti-Smoking Fight
A pioneering program led by BYU professor Gordon Lindsay is helping to bring the anti-smoking fight to Eastern Europe. Lindsay took a group of BYU students and faculty, at their own expense, to the Ukraine last summer to assist with anti-smoking programs there, and he is planning to lead a new group to Eastern Europe again this summer.

  LDS Church Helps Stricken Girl
Having to deal with a liver illness can be a very stressful event. Particularly if it is your six-year old daughter. Dale and Dawn Wilson have both left their jobs in an effort to deal with this very thing as their daughter Melissa battles a liver disease. The disease leaves her with pain and the inevitable choice of a transplant.

  Groundbreaking for New LDS Institute of Religion
The LDS Institute of Religion in Salt Lake City, which began in a small classroom with 60 students during the 1934 school year, has since grown to meet the needs of some 6,000 students. Such growth led to last summer's announcement of a new LDS Institute Building adjacent to the University of Utah and culminated in groundbreaking ceremonies for the 114,000 square foot building on 26 January 2001.

  Ricks announces joint-use building to serve religious, academic needs
A new joint-use building to serve both religious and academic needs will be built at Ricks College as it prepares for future growth.

  Devotional: Richard N. Holzapfel
Richard N. Holzapfel, an associate professor in the Department of LDS Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, spoke about the positive side of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ at Tuesday's Ricks College devotional.

  Elder M. Russell Ballard Speaks at BYU-Hawaii Devotional
The university family of BYU-Hawaii gathered at a devotional on Jan.25 to hear the messages of Elder M. Russell Ballard. In his devotional address Elder Ballard encouraged students to cultivate their testimonies and their righteous desires to know the destiny of each of their lives.

  Ricks undertakes survey on BYU-Idaho transition
Ricks College officials are asking area residents, alumni and students to tell them how they feel about the school's transition to Brigham Young University - Idaho.

  Ricks enrollment slightly higher than in fall semester
The official winter enrollment count is in at Ricks College and it's just slightly higher than last semester's record.

  A Light Unto Asia
A parade of faculty dressed in academic regalia signaled the beginning of BYU-Hawaii's annual convocation, an academic tradition in which speakers address thought-provoking issues pertaining to the university family.

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