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Posted 29 Sep 2001   For week ended September 21, 2001
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NEWSFLASH: KSL TV Reports Utah Tourists May be WTC Victims
A report on Salt Lake City's KSL-TV 5 last night says a family of 12 vacationing in New York City may have been victims in last Tuesday's World Trade Center attack. Steve Mendenhall of Springville, Utah told co-workers at the Flying J. truck stop there that he hasn't heard from the family members, who were scheduled to tour the World Trade Center Tuesday morning.

Number of Mormon Casualties at Five
The number of Mormon casualties in Tuesday's terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center and on the Pentagon stands at five as two additional casualties have come to light. While the identities of these most recent people are not know, Mormon News' sources say one New York area LDS Church member who worked in the World Trade Center is missing and the LDS Church has reported that another Church member is among those missing at the Pentagon.

Second Pentagon Victim Identified
Mormon News has learned the identity of the second Mormon victim in Tuesday's attack on the Pentagon. Rhonda Ridge Rasmussen was a budget analyst in the army working in the Pentagon each day, along with her husband, Floyd Rasmussen, who worked elsewhere in the Pentagon. She was 44.

Munich LDS Members Accused in Massive Fraud
The Munich, Germany Criminal Court opened a massive fraud trial last Thursday against four principles of a local investment company, including three prominent local LDS Church members. The trial accuses the four of using their firm, Wirtschaftsanalyse und Beratung Aktiengesellschaft (Economic Analysis and Consultation, AG), known by its initials, WABAG, to defraud more than 6,000 investors of 190 million German Marks ($ 95 million).

MTV's Stoffer Misses Doomed Flight
Julie Stoffer, the former BYU student who gained notoriety as a cast member of MTV's "The Real World" missed being on a doomed airplane last Tuesday because a friend talked her out of flying to Los Angeles to see her boyfriend. Stoffer had planned to visit the boyfriend on Tuesday, but decided not to go at the last minute after an argument with the boyfriend Tuesday night and after the friend talked her out of going Tuesday morning.

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