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  Brisbane Temple Restrictions at Stake in Zoning Fight
The LDS Church's plan to build a $9 million temple in Brisbane's Kangaroo Point cliffs neighborhood could be decided in a legal battle set to start next month. While the Brisbane City Council approved the plans, it did so with building and operating conditions that the Church considers unacceptable, and which it is challenging. However, LDS Church officials have declined to say what they will do if they loose the Church's appeal of the restrictions.

  Mormons Supported Bush More Than Other Religious Groups
Mormon voters chose George W. Bush over challenger Al Gore by 88% to 12%, according to a new poll by researchers at the University of Akron, Calvin College, Furman University and Wheaton College of Illinois. However, Mormon voters were a small part, less than 5%, of the support for either candidate, in line with the proportion of Mormons in the general population.

  Jon Huntsman Jr., Ambassador to China?
This morning's Washington Post calls LDS Church member Jon Huntsman, Jr., vice chairman of Huntsman Corp. and son of LDS billionaire Jon M. Huntsman is a "strong possibility" for Ambassador to China. Huntsman Jr. speaks mandarin because of service as an LDS missionary, and already has ambassadorial experience, after serving as ambassador to Singapore under George Bush.

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