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Boston Temple Steeple OKed
Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can build a steeple on its Boston Temple. Neighbors of the building had sued and persuaded a state appeals court judge that the steeple violated zoning ordinances. But the court, in a unanimous opinion, overturned the lower court, ruling that "It is not for judges to determine whether the inclusion of a particular architectural feature is 'necessary' for a particular religion."

BYU Molecular Genealogy Project Accused of Ethical Lapse in New Zealand
An ambitious BYU project to create a genetic world map for use by family history researchers came under fire yesterday for failing to get the approval of a local ethics committee. The claims came after representatives from the project collected blood samples and genealogical data at an LDS chapel in the Henderson neighborhood of Auckland, New Zealand. But the project' public relations director, Ugo Perego, claimed that the project didn't need local approval.

Missionaries Help Clean Up San Bernardino Road
Missionaries from the California San Bernardino Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are out helping to clean up a San Bernardino neighborhood. The missionaries volunteered tohelp clean up and landscape the intersection of Kendall Drive and Little Mountain Drive as part of a project started by San Bernardino resident Chas Kelley.

LDS Volunteers Help Rebuild Youth Camp
Thanks to Sheriff John Anderson and volunteers, many from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the once-abandoned youth camp in the Madera County mountains will be ready for occupancy in June.

New Deseret Book Olympic 'CTR' Charm Leads to Controversy
A new product, by SymbolArts and available at Deseret Book, has added fuel to the fire in the debate that the perception of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games are actually the "Mormon Games," a moniker SLOC President Mitt Romney and officials from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints call destructive and devisive. The product conflicts with a Salt Lake Organizing Committee policy that prohibits official licensees from using religious symbols on 2002 Olympic Winter Games merchandise.

Larry St. Clair at BYU devotional May 22
Larry St. Clair, a professor of botany and range science, will speak at a Brigham Young University devotional on Tuesday (May 22) at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Student Project Results in $15,000 Donation
Meapa'e Scanlan, an information systems major from Samoa, takes pride in the fact that she was part of student group that made a total contribution of $15,000 to be used toward BYU-Hawaii scholarships. She is just one of many people who have been moved by the spirit of giving since the launching of the Keith and Carol Jenkins Matching Gift Fundraiser. This fundraiser is also part of a campaign to raise $20 million for an endowed scholarship fund by the year 2005.

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