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Solomona Sentence Reversed, Family Seeking Bail
In a surprising turn of events, the conviction of Peter Solomona for fatally shooting the teenager who stole a plastic pumpkin from his yard in October 1999 was reversed Friday by the trial court judge. The reversal left Solomona's family scrambling to come up with $25,000 to get their father and grandfather released from jail pending a new trial in April. The judge ruled that he hadn't adequately instructed the jurors on the law.

Despite Continued Violence, BYU Jerusalem Center To Open for Spring
While a final decision hasn't been made, BYU's study abroad program says that the Jerusalem Center will open for classes in the Spring. The center closed early in the Fall semester because of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, and since then administrators have carefully monitored the situation to see when the center could reopen.

Call Issued to Descendants
Calling all descendants of the nearly 3000 students and faculty whoattended the Brigham Young Academy during its first 8 years, 1876-1884.You're invited to attend The Academy Reunion event to be held on Saturday, June 2, 2001, 4 p.m. at the This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Elder L. Tom Perry at CES Fireside March 4
Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at a Church Educational System Fireside Sunday (March 4) at 6 p.m. in the Brigham Young University Marriott Center.

Devotional: Elder Andrew Skinner
Andrew Skinner, a dean of religious education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and former member of the Ricks College faculty, spoke about the role of the atonement and Jesus Christ's sacrifice Tuesday in the weekly Ricks College devotional.

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