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Posted 05 Aug 2001   For week ended July 27, 2001
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President Hinckley Tells Church Members to be More Tolerant
Speaking to a near-capacity crowd of 20,000 on Sunday night in the Conference Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Gordon B. Hinckley took the occasion of the first annual July 24 Pioneer Day celebration in Utah to make a call to Church members to "plead for a spirit of tolerance and neighborliness, of friendship and love toward those of other faiths." His remarks have caught the attention of newspapers nationwide through the Associated Press.
Missionaries Give Lesson in Tolerance and Dedication
Fascinated with those that go door-to-door selling wares and sharing their messages, Genevieve Roja of San Jose's Metroactive News decided to see what going door-to-door is like and spent a day tracting with two LDS sister missionaries in San Jose. Along the way, Roja learned to admire the dedication of the missionaries and discoveres something about the tolerance they are learning.
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Local News
Angel For Snowflake Temple Placed
Attracted by the chance to see construction workers place a statue of the Angel Moroni on the steeple of the new Snowflake Arizona Temple, more than 200 people were on hand to witness the 7 a.m. event. Those watching applauded when the statue was put in place. The Snowflake Temple will be complete in November or December, and serve Church members in northern and eastern Arizona.
Vandals Hit Another LDS Chapel
Vandals spray-painted graffiti on a 97-year-old LDS chapel in tiny Levan, Utah, the latest act of vandalism against the LDS Church. But while the incident proves that small towns aren't immune from these acts of vandalism, what the Levan chapel experienced was light compared to other recent attacks.
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'Survivor' Doman Now at Top of BYU's QB Depth Chart
Think of Brigham Young University, AKA "Quarterback U," and you automatically invoke the ghosts of quarterbacks past - Young, McMahon, Detmer, Bosco, Nielsen, and Sheide in the minds of Cougar faithful everywhere. Now, Brandon Doman hopes to add his name to the roll call of great BYU quarterbacks as he prepares to enter his final season wearing the blue and white of BYU.
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LDS Senators United: Bennett Supports Stem Cell Research; Congressmen Divided
Utah Senator Bob Bennett announced Friday that he supports allowing federal funds to be used for stem cell research, putting all five LDS Senators on record as supporting the research. The surprising development led Mormon News to survey the views of the 12 Mormons in the US House of Representatives, finding that the congressmen were very divided on the issue. US political analysts now believe that a majority in both houses now support the research.
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Classical Music and Skateboards: Lansing McLoskey Doing What He Loves
What's an accomplished internationally renowned classical musician with a PhD from Harvard by day doing in his basement assembling skateboard gear by night? Accomplished musician, Lansing McLoskey, came to the world of music via a skateboard that he rode throughout his childhood, growing up a Mormon kid in California.
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BYU Professor Says Altruism Key to Marital Bliss
Scott Loveless, attorney, wondered where the love went and what caused formerly happy couples to breakup their marriage. Loveless spent 10 years working as an attorney for the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., but when he moved to the Salt Lake City field office he decided to work part time on a degree in family studies from Brigham Young University. He graduated in April 2000 and in January he joined the World Family Policy Center as associate director working with Richard Wilkins at BYU.
LDS Teacher Remembered for Helping Immigrants
An LDS woman who transformed her own immigrant struggles with English into a passion for teaching English as a second language was featured in The Columbian last Saturday. Virginia Yadao Shorey taught English as a second langauge at Ft. Vancouver High School before her death July 6th from liver cancer. She was 49.
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Arts & Entertainment
'City of Joseph' Pageant Starts; Expects to Draw 50,000
Nearly 1,000 cast and crew members gathered in Navoo, Illinois this week, as preparation for this year's "City of Joseph" pageant got underway. It is estimated that 50,000 people will attend the two week pageant that will tell the story of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's prophet Joseph Smith and the founding of the city of Nauvoo in 1839.
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Iomega Shocks Utah, Will Move to West Coast
Disk drive maker Iomega shocked its employees and the Northern Utah community of Roy that has been its home by announcing that it will move its headquarters to an undisclosed location on the West Coast. The announcement came last Thursday amid announcements of the company's performance during the last quarter and just one month after it hired a new President and CEO Werner Heid. News reports indicate that the company's Chairman, LDS Church member David Dunn, and Heid both live in San Diego, California.
Marriott Tells New York Times Faith and Family Most Important
In a telling essay in the New York Times' "The Boss" column, Marriott International CEO and LDS Church member J. W. "Bill" Marriott Jr. credits his faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the hard work that his father taught him for helping him reach his success. The Times' "The Boss" column gives CEOs a chance to tell about the biggest influences and accomplishments of their lives.
Pageant Vendors Cry Fowl at Quickly-Passed Nauvoo Regulations
The Nauvoo City Council rushed a new ordinance into law July 10th, requiring street vendors to have a city license and $300,000 in insurance. But at least one local businessman is crying fowl, saying that the regulation, whose requirements are still not clear, was passed before objections could be considered and without enough lead time for the vendors to make arrangements to comply.
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