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LDS Group Protests Porno Store
An LDS group renewed its protests over an adult video store Tuesday night in an effort to get the store shut down. About 80 people showed up to the protest, including many youths and teenagers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, waving signs, flagging down cars and chanting "Don't go in, it's a sin."

New York Humanitarian Fair Looks at Service Opportunities
The New York Metro LDS Professional Association held its New York Humanitarian Fair 2001 in the New York Stake Center on Saturday, educating about 100 attendees on service opportunities, both through the many Mormon-related charities and through several New York-area organizations. The half-day conference featured workshops from five different organizations, including one session that covered the work of many other Mormon groups, and a keynote address by Chieko N. Okazaki, former member of the Relief Society General Presidency.

115 Attend Russian Single Adult Conference
In the cold northern area of Asia, commonly known as Siberia, the Russian Novosibirsk mission gathered for a two-day young single adult conference that not only strengthened the 115 members in attendance, but demonstrated the growth of the Church in an area where the first missionaries entered in 1993. Siberia is a region larger than the United States with vast distances between branches. Eight young people attended from the city Tomsk, where missionaries have served for less than four years and a branch serves approximately 56 members.

Maritime Branch Billets Air Passengers
When word spread among citizens of Newfoundland's capital on 11 September 2001 that planes full of passengers would be landing at their airport, many citizens rushed to help.

Mormon Community Quilts Through Tragedy
In the tranquil valley between the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Mountains, the 17,000 residents of Brigham City are matching their patriotism with their faith that the city was named for in 1851. Named for Mormon leader Brigham Young, the still largely Mormon community reflects an attitude of industry and resourcefulness that is found in the ladies of a quilting circle at the Village Dry Goods store. Amid bolts of colorful cloth, spools of thread and unfinished handiwork, the women prove that even a quilter's patience has limits.

Elder Kendrick speaks of liberty
REXBURG, IDAHO -- A message on the importance of liberty was given by Elder L. Lionel Kendrick during Tuesday's devotional at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

James D. Stice at BYU devotional Oct. 2
The associate director of the master of business administration program at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management will speak at a devotional Tuesday (Oct. 2) at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

BYU educator honored by journalism society
An emeritus professor of communications at Brigham Young University recently won a 2001 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) Distinguished Service Award. Ralph Barney is among 14 individuals to be recognized for their lifetime service.

BYU Women host open house Sept. 29
BYU Women will host an open house Saturday (Sept. 29) at 2 p.m. The theme for the meeting will be "Enriching Our Lives" and will introduce this year's events and activities, according to DeAnn Gardner, BYU Women president.

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