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Posted 21 May 2001   For week ended May 18, 2001
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Opening of Green Polygamy Trial Attracts Attention of the World
The start of the court case against polygamist Tom Green has attracted attention from newspapers all over the English speaking world. Newspaper stories on major news wires like the Associated Press, United Press International and Reuters have appeared in newspapers across the US and around the world, including such disparate places as Johannesburg, South Africa, Manchester, England and Melbourne, Australia. Utah's 4th District Court yesterday selected a jury of eight with one alternate to hear the case against Green, who is charged with four counts of bigamy.

Elder Loren C. Dunn, Boston Temple President, Dead at 70
Elder Loren C. Dunn, President of the Boston Temple, died last night in a Boston area hospital while undergoing treatment for cancer. Elder Dunn's death came just hours after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the Boston Temple's steeple could be completed. Elder Dunn was recovering from extensive surgery May 1st that was meant to combat an aggressive cancer. But his recovery had been difficult, according to a report received by Mormon News, and his condition had deteriorated rapidly in the past two days.

Dalai Lama Visits LDS Church's First Presidency
As part of a three-day visit to Salt Lake City, Utah that ended Saturday, the Dalai Lama met with the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaking with them about the plight of his homeland and its exile community. The Tibetan spiritual leader is on a seven-city US tour, and Salt Lake City was his first stop. He has been in exile from Tibet, his homeland, for 42 years.

LDS Genealogy Resources Impress Dallas Newspaper
Reporter Jeff Parish presented his Texas readers Saturday with an article that shed some light on why genealogy has become an important hobby to millions. His article also describes how extensive the genealogy records are in local LDS Family History Centers, more than 20 of which are located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

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