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Fire That Destroyed LDS Chapel in Ohio Ruled Arson
Fire investigators have ruled that the fire that destroyed part of an LDS chapel was an arson attack, and brought in Federal investigators to help look for evidence and suspects. The fire started before 3 am Tuesday, July 3rd in a classroom in the building. The fire destroyed the building's chapel and three classrooms before it hit a firewall and stopped. Damage was estimated at $500,000 by local fire officials.

Redlands Temple Plans Released, Few Obstacles Expected
The plans for the Redlands, California Temple call for a 130-foot spire that will stand out in a city with few buildings taller than two stories. The plans also show a one-story building with dramatic glazed windows buffered from the surrounding neighborhood by citrus trees and elegant landscaping. And, best of all for local members, city officials expect few obstacles to the buildings construction.

Pres. Monson Dedicates BYU's Aspen Grove
BYU's Aspen Grove, a camping facility above the well-known Sundance resort in Provo Canyon, was dedicated by President Thomas S. Monson of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday. President Monson used the occasion to remember his own childhood in Provo Canyon and the importance of having a place for families to retreat. The site was recently expanded to include the new Aspen Lodge Conference Center.

BYU Names New Assistant to the President
President Merrill J. Bateman has appointed Gerrit W. Gong as assistant to the president for Planning and Assessment at Brigham Young University, a President's Council post, effective July 11.

Richard Holzapfel at July 10 devotional
Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, a professor in the Church History and Doctrine Department at Brigham Young University, will speak at a devotional on Tuesday (July 10) at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

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