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Posted 11 Jun 2001   For week ended June 8, 2001
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LDS Conference Center Roof Closed After Child Falls
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints closed the roof of its new Conference Center amid safety concerns early this week. A four-year-old boy climbed a railing Monday and fell 21 feet off the side of the building, landing on his head. The boy, Jesse Owens of Taylor, Arizona, was listed in fair condition Wednesday at Primary Childrens Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
Returned Missionaries Plan Trip for Japan Centennial
A group of returned missionaries who served in Japan are planning to take part in centennial celebrations for the 1901 dedication of Japan by then-Apostle Heber J. Grant. The group plans to leave the US during the last week of August and fly to Japan for the September 1st Centennial Celebration.
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Local News
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.
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Guthrie Wins and Topham Homers to Put Stanford in College World Series
LDS college baseball standout Jeremy Guthrie pitched a complete game Friday night to help his team win two of its three games against South Carolina over the weekend. Guthrie held South Carolina to just one unearned run in the first game of the series Friday, while his teammates racked up 11 runs and 17 hits in the game. Meanwhile, fellow LDS Church member Andy Topham was 5 for 12 with 5 RBIs and a 2-run homer in the final game to help the Cardinals win 3-2.
LDS High School Quarterback Rated #1
Ben Olsen will start his senior year at Thousand Oaks High School this fall, and as he leads the Lancers in their 11-game season, scouts and recruiters from college football powerhouses will be in the stands watching. Student Sports Magazine ranks Olsen in its Top 100, and, according to an article in the Provo Daily Herald, he is the best of the 10 quarterbacks on the list.
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ACLU Asks Appeals Court to Overturn Main Street Ruling
Claiming US District Judge Ted Stewart's ruling on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Main Street Plaza is in error, the American Civil Liberties Union filed an appeal today with the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. After filing the appeal, the ACLU's Utah legal director Stephen Clark said today that Main Street "is a symbol of community central to the 'marketplace of ideas' that has played such a critical role in our nation's history," and added that the sale of the property to the LDS Church should have preserved the block's status as a public forum.
Despite Local LDS Grass-roots Effort, Seattle Church Zoning Battle Continues
The year-long battle over size limits on churches and schools in the rural portion of Washington's King county continues after yesterday's county council meeting, and no end is in sight. In hopes of defeating a proposed ordinance, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discussed the issue in "adult-education classes" throughout the region, Gordon Conger, representing the Church's Northwest Area Presidency, told the Seattle Times. But while Council members reported receiving hundreds of email messages yesterday, the issue never came up for a vote.
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KZION Gets 27 Albums From Heartrise
KZION LDS Internet Radio, the only independent, Internet-based music radio station which caters to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recently received one of the largest collections to date in a series of music donations by LDS music distributors and record labels.
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Newlywed Died in Head-on Collision
Jess Zobell died Monday when his red Hyundai Excel crossed over the centre line of Highway 5 near his Welling home and ran head-on into a Toyota, closing down the highway for an hour.
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Arts & Entertainment
Meissen, Germany Rejects Placement of Maeser Statue
The birthplace of Karl G. Maeser, early German convert to Mormonism and first principal of what later became Brigham Young University, has rejected an attempt to place a statue of Maeser in th town. Maeser's great-grandson Earl Maeser, who spent eight months raising funds for the $40,000 statue, says the town rejected the statue because it thought the family's motive was "solely a missionary thing."
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EarthShell Delivers New ClamShell Design to McDonalds
Meeting a May 29th deadline, EarthShell Corp., whose stock is included in the Mormon Stock Index, delivered a new design for its environmentally-friendly clamshell package to McDonalds and has begun supplying it to 100 Chicago-area McDonalds restaurants. The packaging met McDonald's extensive requirements for distribution, warehousing, store operations and customer expectations.
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