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Posted 03 Sep 2001   For week ended August 31, 2001
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Polygamist Green Given Five Years, $78,000 Judgement
News that polygamist Tom Green had been given a five-year jail sentence and ordered to pay $78,000 in restitution for fraudulent welfare payments spread worldwide this past weekend. The case had already attracted worldwide attention when Green was prosecuted and then convicted in May and June, and now the news of his sentence was carried on all major international news wires, including the Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Agence France Press as well as other local news wires. The news was carried in virtually every news outlet.

Elder Nelson Visits Brazil's Top Elected Officials
Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints paid a visit to several of Brazil's top elected officials on August 15th and 16th, sharing information about the Church's worldwide efforts in support of families. Elder Nelson met with Brazilian Vice President Marco Antonio de Oliveira Maciel, Aecio Neves, President of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies (equivalent of the US House of Representatives), Edson Lobao, acting president of Brazil's Senate, and of its Congress, and Jose Serra, Brazil's minister of Health.

Cedar City 150th to Feature President Hinckley
Cedar City's 150th anniversary celebration November 10th will feature a keynote address by LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley. The address will be part of day-long celebrations in the southern Utah town of 20,000 people, which expects record attendance at this year's birthday celebration.

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