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Mormon Volunteers Help Save St. Paul from Floods
The swollen rivers in Minnesota made yesterday anything but a typical Sunday. Both Mormon and Jewish groups were among those that produced 140 volunteers to fill an estimated 20,000 sand bags to save an Army National Guard helicopter hanger and headquarters building from the rising Mississippi.

BYU Jerusalem Center Cancels Classes Again
BYU has decide that the risks in Israel remain too large and has cancelled classes at its Jerusalem center for the Spring term. The cancellation marks the second consecutive term that classes will not be held in the center and follows a Fall semester cut short by the violence in the Middle East.

LDS Volunteers Help Save Plant by Gathering Eggs
Firefighters saved 1.4 million chickens at Creekwood Farms, but the egg processing plant was destroyed. Volunteers were needed to help gather about 102,000 eggs before the conveyor belt was repaired.

Devotional: James Gordon III
James D. Gordon III, a professor at the Reuben J. Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, spoke on having a commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ at Tuesday's Ricks College devotional.

New vice president named at Ricks College
Athletic Director Garth Hall was appointed Wednesday to be the new vice president of advancement by Ricks College President David A. Bednar. He replaces Brent Kinghorn, who will be leaving the college to serve as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Albania beginning July 1. Hall will assume the new position June 1.

H. Dennis Tolley named Honors Professor of the Year
Statistics professor H. Dennis Tolley has been named as the Brigham Young University "Honors Professor of the Year" for 2001. Tolley is the 36th recipient of the student-nominated award.

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