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Posted 24 Jul 2001   For week ended June 29, 2001
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President Hinckley Announces San Antonio Temple
At a regional fireside this evening, June 24th, President Gordon B. Hinckley announced that he had spent the day looking for land for a temple in the San Antonio, Texas area. "We've come here to see about a temple." He said the Church didn't own land for it yet, but that he was "looking around today for a place to put it." He spoke about preparing and being worthy to attend the temple, "If we build a temple here, as I think we will do." He challenged members to be prepared and worthy to enter the temple, and discussed those requirements.
Missionaries in Peru Safe, Church Reports
After an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 hit off the coast of Peru Saturday, the LDS Church reported that all missionaries in the area of the quake are safe. A news report in the Deseret News Sunday quoted Dale Bills, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as saying that all missionaries were safe and accounted for. However, Bills did not yet have information about the status of Church members and facilities in the area at that time.
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Local News
Another LDS Chapel Vandalized in Utah
The current wave of vandalism against churches in the Salt Lake Valley continued last week when the Rose Park North Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was vandalized. The damage was discovered at 8 am Friday by a maintenance worker, who called on local church members to help clean up the building for events scheduled that day.
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Golden Richard's Tragic NFL Career And Recovery
Remember what they say, "Be careful what you wish for because you just may get it." Never was this more true than in the case of Golden Richards, former professional football player. From the time he was a little boy, Richards dreamed of playing for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. He dreamed of glory on the field and fame and celebrity off the field. And, after many years of hard work and practice, Richards found himself living his dream. He became a celebrity hero on America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys. He caught a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl win. He went out on a date with Olivia Newton-John and rubbed shoulders with beautiful women like supermodel Jerry Hall.
Missionary Crandall Returns to ASU
Elder Kenny Crandall is trading in his white shirts, neckties and wingtips for some gym shorts and sneakers. Recently returned from Eugene, Ore. after serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Crandall hopes to resume his college basketball career and return to action this fall. Before his mission, Crandall played at ASU as a freshman in the 1998-99 season and will most likely play shooting guard if he makes the team this fall. ASU suffered through a somewhat lackluster season last year, due in large part to a lack of quality outside shooting from the guard line. The Sun Devils struggled to a 13-16 record last season and Crandall would love to help the team do better this year.
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Cook Already Planning Return to Congress
Merrill Cook, who lost his seat representing Utah's 2nd congressional district to Democrat Jim Matheson last Fall, is already planning a comeback, hoping to win back the seat in 2002. But while he thinks he is the best candidate to oppose Matheson, other candidates disagree, noting that Cook has strong negative perceptions among many voters.
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The Princess and Her Mormon Marine Settle in Las Vegas
The Mormon Marine who fell in love with a Bahraini Princess and spirited her to the US against her family's wishes is back in the news, this time as he and the 19-year-old princess, now his wife, have decided to settle in Las Vegas. The couple told their story again to the Associated Press, and the article about them has appeared in hundreds of newspapers in the past few days.
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Arts & Entertainment
LDS Artist's Shakespeare Sketchbook Called 'Cliff's Notes with Pictures'
Well-known LDS artist James C. Christensen's collaboration this year with the Utah Shakespearean Festival has now yielded a book, in addition to the two large paintings Christensen already created for the Festival's 40th anniversary. Christensen and author Renwick St. James have produced "A Shakespeare Sketchbook," leading Melinda Miller in the Salt Lake Tribune to write, "If Cliff's Notes came with pictures, they would aspire to be what 'A Shakespeare Sketchbook' is."
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Seven Mormons on Forbes List of World's Billionaires
The current issue of Forbes magazine includes its annual list of the richest people in the world, and at least seven of those listed are Mormon. Forbes list is based on public records and Forbes' estimates of the fortunes of the 538 people worldwide who control fortunes worth more than $1 billion. One Mormon who has appeared on Forbes lists in the past year fell off the list, a casualty of the decline in tech stocks in the past year.
Regional Airline Run by LDS Family Growing Rapidly
SkyWest, the country's largest independently owned regional airline, says, "the skys the limit," as it embarks on one of the most ambitious expansion plans in the industry. While Comair, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta, is in the throes of a month-long pilot strike, SkyWest is buying up five jets dropped by Comair and planning new routes from Salt Lake City to Texas, Iowa and Arizona.
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