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Posted 26 Mar 2001   For week ended March 2, 2001
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Church Gets Wide Coverage of Freedman's Bank CD-ROM Release
The LDS Church got wide coverage for its release yesterday of a CD-ROM containing financial and family information on about 480,000 depositors in the short-lived Freedman's Bank. The Church held a 13-city press event at 12:30 yesterday (EST). According to Mormon News correspondent Christopher Rosche, more than 100 guests attended the event at Washington's National Press Club, and many others attended events in 12 other cities: Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, Denver, Houston, Dallas, Raleigh, Miami, and St. Louis.

Manila Newspaper Looks at
The Philippines Sun-Star looked at the LDS Church's genealogy resources in today's edition, finding an LDS Family History Center next to the Manila LDS Temple, and the Church's site on the Internet. The article describes the information available at both the center and on the website, including what information is available on people that lived in the Philippines.

Muskoka Missionaries Featured
Since it had been ten years since sister missionaries were assigned to Muskoka, Tamara de la Vega, a reporter for the Hunstville Forester, decided she better see what's up. Sister Leisa Newton, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, and Jessica Bryer, 22, were the two she interviewed. Newton and Bryer explained the purpose of a mission, and some of the ups and downs of it.

John Cobbinah to discuss Church in Africa on March 1
John Cobbinah, who helped organize branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ghana before missionaries arrived, will speak at Brigham Young University on Thursday (March 1) in 2265 BYU Conference Center at 7:30 p.m.

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