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Posted 11 Jun 2001   For week ended June 1, 2001
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David Leavitt: Bigamy Buster
David Leavitt has done something which hasn't been done in almost 50 years. As Juab County Attorney, Mr. Leavitt convinced a jury last month to convict a polygamist, Tom Green, for his marriages to multiple wives.

LDS Family is in INS Limbo
Rita and Ashley Couch married for eternity four years ago, but the US Immigration and Naturalization Service is keeping them in a kind of purgatory, challenging the validity of their marriage and the validity of Rita's eight-year-old divorce, all because Rita sought to normalize her status and get a green card. Their story was told in today's Orlando Sentinel.

Deseret News Vice Chairman Robert Bischoff Remembered by President Monson
Robert H. Bischoff, 79, retired bank president and vice chairman of the Deseret News Board of Directors, died Thursday, May 24, 200l, from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was the beloved husband of Ruth Tite Bischoff; father of two sons, James Kevin and Robert Curtis, one daughter, Denise Bischoff Echols and nine grandchildren.

Converted Biker and Casino Exec Bruce Blair Dead at 52
Bruce Alexander Blair, who once traveled with Hell's Angels in California, decided that wasn't the life for him and moved to Las Vegas. Bruce passed away May 24 and will be missed by his wife and step-children, who considered him their father and prefer to be called his sons and daughters.

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Former Mission President T. Kay Edmunds Dead at 78
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Thomas Kay Edmunds, former president of the Ohio Akron Mission, died May 30, 2001 after a long illness. Edmunds was a veteran of World War II who worked for Crawford Door Sales for 38 years. He was also active in politics, serving as South Jordan City mayor from 1982 to 1986, as chairman of the Council of Governments and president of the Jordan River Parkway Association. In 1986 he presided over the Ohio Akron Mission with his wife for three years.
T. Kay Edmunds
Salt Lake Tribune 31May01 P2


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