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Posted 28 Mar 2001   For week ended March 2, 2001
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Utah Med School Says BYU Grads Sexist
Complaints of harassment and sexist attitudes among BYU graduates attending the University of Utah's Medical School have led BYU to take steps to change the attitudes and worry that the medical school will accept fewer BYU graduates as a result. The complaints came to BYU's attention when the medical school's associate dean, Victoria Judd, complained to BYU officials about the attitudes. This led to an internal memo from BYU's Dean of Biology and Agriculture, Kent Crookston, sent to the college's staff and a letter of apology from 24 BYU professors.

LDS Avalanche Victim Mourned in New Hampshire
Friends of LDS Church member Sharon Reinfurt remembered her Wednesday as an active giving mother of three who dug in and worked to help when it was needed. Reinfurt died Tuesday in an avalanche at Utah's Canyons ski resort. The Reinfurt family was on vacation in Utah, visiting daughter Cassie, a sophomore at BYU.

Mormon Car Designer Reflects on His Work
Ed "Big Daddy" Roth recently celebrated his sixty-ninth birthday. The creator of Mother's Worry, Nervous Brother, and Rat Fink, he has customizing cars since 1955. In 1958 he built his first car and started going to shows to exhibit his work.

LDS Boy's Heroism Makes Boy's Life
Cameron Cowley wasn't looking to be a hero when he saved his father's life, but the 9-year-old Webelos Scout didn't hesitate to help.

Max Craner named as Man of Excellence
A lifelong dedication to service was recognized at the Men's Week fireside. Elder Max W. Craner was presented with the Man of Excellence Award by President David A. Bednar. Elder Craner is a former Area Authority currently serving as president of the Logan Utah Temple. He worked for 40 years with the Church Education System, including supervision of seminaries and institutes.

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Three LDS Youth Honored for Service
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI -- The Youth Recognition Board of the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast recognized Jeremy Goodson, John Ransom and Josh Mack, all 16, for their community volunteer efforts. All three youth were cited for their service through scouting and through the LDS Church. Goodson and Ransom are both Eagle Scouts and Mack has completed all the requirements except for a project. The article gives the career and college plans for each recipient.
Local students honored by Kansas City mayor
Independence MO Examiner 27Feb01 P2
By Traci Menke: The Examiner


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