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Town Meeting Highlights Neighbor Feelings Over Harrison Temple
If the opposition to the planned Harrison New York Temple wasn't clear before, it was after a July meeting of the Harrison Town Board. Opponents vented their anger and frustration at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the meeting, claiming that the Church is showing contempt for their community. Since then at least one neighbor family has decided to sell their home because of their uncertainty about the controversial proposal. While the town board was scheduled to discuss the issue at a meeting tonight, the public hearing isn't expected to lead to a decision.

Naked Man Breaks Into St. George Visitors Center
A naked man smashed through a 1/2-inch thick plate glass window in the St. George Utah Temple Visitors Center early Friday morning, closing the center for the weekend. Police were forced to use an electric stun gun to subdue the "combative and resistant" man, but his motives for the attack remain a mystery.

New identity system unveiled for three BYU campuses
Three schools that share the Brigham Young University name are now tied together visually with an identity system of word marks, monograms, medallions and seals.

BYU hosts annual Campus Education Week Aug. 20-24
A wide variety of music, business, education, family, religion and youth classes will be offered during the annual Campus Education Week at Brigham Young University Aug. 20-24.

Marriott School alumnus funds professorship, scholarships
A 1996 MBA graduate of Brigham Young University's Marriott School has contributed $.5 million to fund a professorship and several scholarships at the school.

Graduating BYU student lays groundwork for microcredit programs in China
Traveling for hours on dusty roads to a remote, mountainous region of China, Brigham Young University student Marcie Holloman led a team of five BYU students to villages lacking running water, indoor plumbing and modernized health care where they taught villagers how the concept of microcredit extending small loans to poor people for self-employment projects that generate income could provide luxuries commonly taken for granted in the Western world.

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