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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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Senior Missionary Glen Ashton Lloyd Dies in England
Senior missionary Glen Ashton Lloyd died suddenly July 26th while serving an LDS mission with his wife, Sylvia, in Leeds, England. Lloyd was an active architect in Salt Lake City, proprietor of his own firm. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, from which he received the Award of Merit for his designs. He was also active in community affairs in Salt Lake City's Capitol Hill area and was on the board of the Days of '47 parade for 20 years, resigning as its vice president last October to serve a mission. Lloyd was born in 1928 and served an LDS mission to the Netherlands in 1948. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Washington in 1956.

San Bernardino Stake President on Catholic Announcement on Baptism
Responding to a query from the San Bernardino Sun, San Bernardino Stake President George W. Stehmeier said that a July 17th ruling by leaders of the Roman Catholic Church will have no impact on how the LDS Church works with Catholics. The Catholic ruling said that converts from the LDS Church must now be baptized, a change from the Vatican's previous policy. President Stehmeier says that the Vatican's policy is the same one the LDS Church has had towards Catholics, "What they stated in their declaration is what we've had for years." He added that humanitarian efforts are not affected, "We have our humanitarian efforts," he said. "We work together on these and we'll continue to do so." Local Catholic spokesman the Rev. Howard Lincoln agreed, "We continue to look forward to further ecumenical cooperation with the Mormons as we do with other religious groups who do not share our particular Catholic beliefs."

Family History Research Just on Internet
A columnist for the Provo Daily Herald showed in a recent column how family history research can be done exclusively on the Internet, using the free tools available there. Using a combination of the LDS Church's and, Paul Tripp says he found three generations of ancestors in a line he had thought was a dead end.

Modesto Has Three Returning Missionaries Speak Last Sunday
An article in the Modesto Bee reports that three returning LDS missionaries spoke in different congregations on Sunday. Elder Kyle Lewis, returning from the Argentina Salta Mission spoke in the Modesto Stake Center; Elder Alan Ludlow, returning from the Argentina Neuguen Mission, spoke at the Orangeburg Chapel; and Elder Spencer Wilson, returning from the Campinas Brazil Mission, spoke at the Fine Avenue Chapel.


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