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Posted 07 May 2001   For week ended April 27, 2001
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LDS Church Announces Three More Temples in California
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday that it will build three additional temples in California, bringing the total in the state to seven, the most in any US State outside of Utah. The announcement generated excitement among local members near Sacramento and near Redlands and Newport Beach, California, where the three temples will be built. The announcement also brought news articles in the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Times, and Sacramento Bee in addition to an Associated Press article that appeared in many other newspapers, especially in California.

Reporter Finds That Nauvoo Lives
Copley News Service reporter Vera Foss Bradshaw took at tourist's view of Nauvoo, Illinois in an article published in yesterday's Springfield State Journal-Register and elsewhere. Bradshaw told readers of the delight of visiting the restored buildings and exhibits of the town, sometimes called "The Williamsburg of the West."

George R. Hill III, Former GA and Scientist, dead at 79
Renowned chemical engineering professor and former member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints George R. Hill III died Sunday of cancer. Elder Hill was a long-time chemical and fuels engineering professor at the University of Utah and member of the National Academy of Engineering. He also served in the Area Presidencies of the Philippines/Micronesia area and Utah South area while serving as a general authority. He was 79.

Anti-Polygamy Activists Using Genealogy Software to Build Cases
By the time 17-year-old Jolene Palmer escaped from the polygamous clan she was raised in, her father had three wives and her grandfather had wed her stepmother. Palmer is now one of many former polygamy members charting their tangled family trees for the anti-polygamy group Tapestry Against Polygamy and the anti-child abuse group For Kids' Sake.

LDS Church Makes Practical Efforts for the Environment
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will join with other denominations as Earth Day is celebrated this weekend in Utah. An interdenominational discussion at St. Mark's Cathedral and Salt Lake's First Unitarian Church were held on Monday to receive updates from Utah's Population and Environmental Coalition. And an article in the Deseret News discussed the environmental efforts of each denomination.

LDS Church Growth and Families: Children of Record
and not 81,000 -- baptisms of children of record each year. If the rates of baptism of children of record were even on par with world population growth, one would expect 172,000 such baptisms each year, or over twice as many as at present.

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