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Winter Quarters Latest of Unique 'History Temples'
The dedication yesterday of the Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple adds a second to what may be a series of unique temples connected to LDS historical sites. The series started when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated the Palmyra New York Temple last year, and will continue when the Nauvoo Illinois Temple is dedicated next year. Like the Palmyra Temple, the Winter Quarters Temple is literally next door to an important historic site, and like that temple, it features artwork that reflects its historical context.

LDS Family Decimated in Las Vegas Car Accident
Police in Las Vegas are looking for a motorist who fled the scene of an accident Sunday night after causing the deaths of two members of an LDS family and another motorist and severely injuring the father in the LDS family. Holly Barton, 33, and her 8-year-old son Benjamin Barton were killed, while James Barton, 32, husband and father in the family, was critically injured. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the three were on their way to the broadcast of the Winter Quarters Temple dedication at a local stake center.

Perth Temple Open House Starts Tomorrow
The open house for the Perth Australia Temple will begin tomorrow, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gave West Australian reporter Megan Ellul an early look at the Temple as part of the Church's media tours. Ellul wrote about the Temple's position in LDS beliefs as well as its workmanship.

BYU Commencement Honorees All Have LDS Ties
Today, as part of BYU's Spring Commencement Exercises, there were 3 honorary doctorate degrees awarded to three people with very different backgrounds. While not transparently obvious in all cases, these three individuals are also tied together by a connection to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Lethbridge Stakes To Perform Service
In their monthly newsletter, the Lethbridge Alberta West Stake announced 16 June 2001 as the day for the fourth annual Tri-Stake Day of Service.

Trustees visit BYUH and speak to students 'fulfilling the prophecy'
On April 23-24 the Trustees of the Church Board of Education visited the BYU-Hawaii campus and addressed students during a dinner banquet. The Trustees include general authorities, Elder M. Russell Ballard, Elder Richard G. Scott, Elder Henry B. Eyring, President Merrill J. Bateman of BYU-Provo and General Relief Society President Sister Mary Ellen Smoot. While touring several sites of current university projects, the trustees also took part in the construction of a Hawaiian double-hulled canoe, a project initiated by the BYUH Hawaiian Studies Program.

Ricks breaks ground, excavates for new buildings
There are "new beginnings springing forth from the foundations of the old," said Elder F. Melvin Hammond of the Quorum of the Seventy as he dedicated the site for a new multi-use building at what will soon be known as Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Four sibling graduates carry on BYU tradition together
Of all the parents at Brigham Young University's commencement ceremonies this week, none will be more proud than Jacqueline and Neal de Gaston, who will watch four of their 10 children receive BYU degrees.

BYU Cougarettes win national dance team honors
With the highest score ever awarded in the Dance Team Category, the Brigham Young University Cougarettes are the new National Dance Team Champions.

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