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Phoenix Tragedy: 8-year-old Murdered LDS Girl Buried
An eight-year-old Phoenix girl was remembered at a chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in her west Phoenix neighborhood Saturday and buried in an east Phoenix cemetery as television cameras rolled. Elizabeth Ann Byrd was murdered Wednesday, May 23rd as she traveled to her school that morning.

Staten Island Mormons Make Local News
A reporter for the Staten Island Advance looked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the newspaper's Saturday edition, discovering, to some surprise, that the island has two LDS congregations. The article tells about those congregations, gives an overview of LDS history, doctrine, worship and life, while providing a view of Mormons in this part of New York City.

Rodin Back in Utah -- Uncensored
The University of Utah's new Marcia and John Price Museum Building opened Saturday with an exhibit of over 70 works by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, giving Utah residents the chance to see "The Kiss" one of four Rodin works withheld when a smaller traveling exhibit, "The Hands of Rodin, a Tribute to B. Gerald Cantor" was presented at BYU's Museum of Art. BYU's decision to withhold the four works led to widespread surprise in the media and expressions of embarrassment among BYU-trained artists.

New Puyallup Stake Center Shows LDS Growth
One of the fastest-growing communities in the Northwest is home to a burgeoning Mormon population that provides good citizens and a large volunteer force of hard working church members to the community. In response to the growth, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently completed a new 16,558-square-foot, $2.9 million building at 8615 176th Street East that will be the home to an additional 1,000 Church members.

Knight: Southern Virginia University 'Divinely Inspired'
Southern Virginia University is hoping that when members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints look for a college to attend, they will think east and not west. Southern Virginia University, already known as "BYU East," provides an environment that compares in values and academic standards with their western rival, Brigham Young University.

BYU cancels summer, fall study-abroad programs in Jerusalem
Brigham Young University announced this week that it has canceled its summer and fall programs at the BYU Jerusalem Center because of political unrest.

June 5 - A Day of History
June 5, 1976, is a day imprinted on the memory of Ricks College. It has been described as a "day like no other in Idaho's history." Twenty-five years later, it becomes a day to remember not only heartbreak but also "hope, courage, and love."

Thomas E. Ricks speaks at last college graduation
A hundred years after his death, Thomas E. Ricks returned in the form of an actor to the final Ricks College commencement Wednesday morning in Rexburg. As part of the last graduation before Ricks becomes known as Brigham Young University-Idaho, college President David A. Bednar welcomed the founder of Rexburg and namesake for Ricks College as the final commencement speaker. Ricks, who died in 1901, was portrayed by Brent Kinghorn, who recently stepped down as community services vice president at the college. Kinghorn's wife, Donna Jean, is a great-granddaughter of Thomas E. Ricks.

Elder Rex D. Pinegar at BYU devotional June 12
Elder Rex D. Pinegar, president of the North America Southwest Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at a Brigham Young University devotional on Tuesday (June 12) at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Six BYU students earn a half-million dollars in grad school scholarship money from NSF; Three to study at MIT
Howdoyoubreakthissentenceintowords? Because speech is a continuous stream of sound without reliable word breaks, learning how to comprehend a foreign language can be a daunting task. Recent Brigham Young University graduate C. Anton Rytting is on a mission to figure out how natives chop their language into recognizable words and how to train computers to do it, too.

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