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New AP Stylebook Still Recommends 'Mormon Church'
The Associated Press has released the 2001 edition of its stylebook, the guide for word usage followed by a majority of US newspapers, and while the book did make changes in its entry on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it still allows using "Mormon Church" in place of the church's official name. The Church made an issue of the use of its name this past February when Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles gave an interview on the subject to the New York Times.
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Local News
Construction Nearly Complete on BYU-Hawaii McKay Auditorium
The BYU-Hawaii community is eagerly awaiting the completion of the renovated McKay Auditorium, expected for the August 22nd construction deadline in spite of months of delays. The renovated building will provide additional space for Theatrical and arts events, classes and for campus-wide events.
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LDS Soccer Phenom Helps US National Team Win Nordic Cup
Freshman BYU star Aleisha Cramer scored two goals Tuesday to help the under-21 US women's national soccer team win its third consecutive Nordic Cup title. The competition is considered the world's most prestigious for the age group, but in spite of the high level of competition, the US team outscored its opponents 14-2 in four matches.
RM 2nd in Massachusetts' Ouimet Memorial Golf Tournament
Returned LDS missionary Tele Wightman dropped into second place in the final round of the 34th Francis Ouimet Memorial Tournament Friday after leading the field by a stroke the day before. Wightman, a senior at the University of South Florida, recorded his best finish in men's level play in the tournament.
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LDS Councilman's Racial Jokes Cause Nampa ID Controversy
An LDS city councilman's racial jokes told at a public luncheon caused a storm of controversy last week after a reporter questioned the remarks in a local newspaper column. Nampa City Councilman and local businessman Martin Thorne told the jokes from behind a black-face mask as part of a long-running, friendly exchange of gibes with local black rodeo clown Leon Coffee, who Thorne was introducing at the Miss Rodeo Luncheon before the Snake River Stampede rodeo.
Mosman to be US Attorney for Oregon
US President George W. Bush announced yesterday that he will nominate Michael W. Mosman as US Attorney for Oregon. Mosman is a graduate of BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School and of Ricks college, which last year named him Outstanding Young Alumni for 2000.
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LDS Adoptions Go Online
Coverage of this past weekend's Families Supporting Adoption conference at BYU reveals that the LDS Church's Family Services has been participating in adoption websites in a pilot program since 1999, trying to assist couples that want to adopt. The agency screens communications between birth mothers and interested couples.
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Former Mt Timpanogos Temple President & Matron Grand Marshals in Lindon
Robert and Shirley Matthews, former Temple President and Matron of the Mount Timpanogos Temple have been chosen as the Grand Marshals for the annual Lindon Day's Parade. Outside of Lindon Robert Matthews is known for his church service and writing as Dean of Religious Education at BYU and as first President of the Mount Timpanogos Temple. But in Lindon, the Matthews are known for two things: Horticulture and Community Activism.
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Arts & Entertainment
NYC's Whitney Museum Exhibit's Retrospective on Mormon Artist
One of New York City's most prestigious art museums, the Whitney Museum of Art, opened a major retrospective recently on Wayne Thiebaud, an Arizona native who grew up in a devout Mormon family. Over his career, Thiebaud has become a well-recognized artist whose reputation is ranked among the most important in Modern art and whose work is represented in major art books.
Play About LDS Missionaries in New York Readings
LDS actor and budding playwright Matt Toronto is hosting two readings of his first full-length play, "Mysterious Ways," hoping to attract a producer. According to Toronto, the play explores the relationship between two LDS missionaries and an atheist with whom their lives become intertwined.
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LDS Church's Saginaw Farm Draws Fire from Neighbors Over Water Use
Wells supplying water to more than 38 Michigan homes have gone dry in the last month and made national news as residents are blaming the water shortage on farms run by Walther &Sons and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The farms are willing to curtail the amount of water they use and Church officials have offered to monitor water levels and shut down irrigation systems if needed.
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