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Census Arguments Made, But Panel Raises Doubts About Counting LDS Missionaries
A three judge panel in Salt Lake City heard arguments Wednesday from the state of Utah, the US Census Bureau and the state of North Carolina over the count of overseas US citizens in the 2000 census. But the court made clear that it was not inclined to include LDS missionaries in the count. And while Utah then argued that federal employees living abroad should then also not be included in the census, the Bureau and North Carolina vigorously disagreed.

Huntsman Named Ambassador and US Deputy Trade Representative
US President George W. Bush has named Jon Huntsman Jr. a US Deputy Trade Representative, an ambassadorial rank, with responsibility for trade with Asia. The appointment ends months of speculation about Huntsman, a strong Bush supporter and significant Republican donor, including reports that he would be named Ambassador to China.

Utah Calls on Houston for Porn Problem
Paula J. Houston, the "Obscenity and Pornography Complaints Ombudsman" for the state of Utah, is in the news again. If the early fascination with her new position provides any indication, she'd better get used to the limelight. Mormon News first reported on Houston and her new position on March 9th and this article is a follow-up. As reported earlier, Houston is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is also a returned missionary for the Church, having served 18 months in New Zealand.

Other Political News

Liquor Laws Limited Hatch Too
WASHINGTON, DC -- Political columnist Mark Shields says that when he asked Utah Senator Orrin Hatch why he finished last in the polls during his bid for the presidential nomination last year, Hatch blamed his loss on a lack of cash. The lack of cash, he said was due to liquor. "Do you think it's easy raising money in a state where everybody is sober?" Hatch said, according to Shields.
Arm-twisting not just for lobbyists
Toledo OH Blade 26Mar01 T2
By Fritz Wenzel

LDS Man Running for Anchorage City Assembly
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA -- LDS Church member Dick Traini is running for a seat in the Anchorage City Assembly, trying to return to the body he served in from 1991 to 1995 and chaired from 1993 to 1995. The city elections will be held April 3rd.
2001 city elections: Assembly: Dick Traini
Anchorage AK Daily News 25Mar01 T2


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