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'Evil Rampant': Church Reacts to Terrorist Attacks
Speaking at a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert turned into an impromptu memorial earlier this evening, President Gordon B. Hinckley of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told those attending that evil is still rampant in the world, "Its insidious and dastardly hand has struck again in a most reprehensible manner." The comments were just some of the outpouring of feeling and relief efforts by the Church and local leaders nationwide.

Sea Trek Final Leg Saved After Financial Threat
The Dutch sailing ship Europa was finally joined by the sailing ships Statsraad Lehmkuhl and Christian Radich after two days of tense fund raising and negotiations. The 59-day re-enactment, of 85,000 Mormon converts from Europe to New York and on to Utah began August 6, in Esbjerg, Denmark, was far from certain, when the ships' Norwegian owners announced that unless Sea Trek came up with the $550,000 it owed for the remainder of the voyage, the ships would have to return to Norway.

San Bernardino Trek Recreation Begins
Wagons of the Heritage Trails Celebration rolled out of Spanish Fork Saturday to follow the path of men, women and children who left Utah to found San Bernardino, Calif. in 185l. The six wagons, one surrey and dozens of horses began their 600-mile trip across the Southern Route of the Old Spanish Trail.

Utah Christian Videos to Help Proselyte LDS During Games
A coalition of Christian churches in Utah has produced "Bridges: Helping Mormons Discover God's Grace" as a training tool to prepare the hundreds of evangelical Christians who are expected to participate in fellowshipping and witnessing activities in Salt Lake City during the Winter Olympics this coming February.

Terrorism Attacks: Church Statements and Information
In this hour of sorrow, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expresses profound sympathy to those whose loved ones, friends and associates were lost or injured in today's senseless acts of violence. We offer our prayers in behalf of the innocent victims of these vicious attacks. We ask our Heavenly Father to guide President Bush and his advisors as they respond to these devastating incidents.

Sunday Sacrament Meetings to be 'Memorial Services'
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent the following letter to local leaders suggesting that Sacrament Meeting Services on Sunday be memorial services for the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon:

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