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Posted 15 Oct 2001   For week ended October 5, 2001
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Every Woman is a Mother Says Sister Dew
At the General Relief Society meeting Saturday night, Sister Sheri L. Dew told the audience that every woman is a mother, regardless of whether she has borne children. Sister Dew, second counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told the audience, "Motherhood is more than bearing children. It is the essence of who we are as women. It defines our very identity, our divine stature and nature, and the unique traits our Father gave us." It is, Sister Dew taught, the nature of women to care for others, to "mother" them.
Steeple Placement Ends Legal Challenges to Boston Temple
With the help of two giant cranes, a construction crew and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, a gilded statue of the angel Moroni is firmly in place 139 feet atop The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's Boston temple. The 12-foot-tall, 56-foot conical section reached its controversial place in time for the temple's one-year anniversary, effectively ending the legal challenges that have plagued the building since before its construction.
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Local News
Monticello Temple to be Expanded
The LDS Church plans to remodel and expand the Monticello, Utah Temple starting next March, just three years after it was dedicated. The first of the new "smaller" Temples dedicated, the Monticello temple has proved too small for the demands of its temple district.
First Stake in Kenya
The first stake in the African nation of Kenya was created last month by Elder Robert C. Oaks and Elder Steven E. Snow of the Africa Southeast Area Presidency. Organized from the Kenya Nairobi District in the Kenya Nairobi Mission, the new Nairobi Kenya Stake includes five wards and two branches.
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Pre-Mission Walk-on May Cost QB Last Season
The NCAA eligibility rules are complex, and its little wonder that a young kid from a small town could make an error tha twould cost him a season of eligibility at an NCAA Division I-A school. That's what has happened to Ryan Harris, backup quarterback for Western Michigan's Broncos, all because he spent two weeks as a walk-on at Utah State University seven years ago.
Ex-BYU Star's Life Reveals Problem of Pain Drugs
Former Brigham Young University football team captain, Craig Garrick, died Sept.3 at the age of 41. LaVell Edwards spoke at his funeral and reminded those in attendance how he had once told Garrick's mother Janet, that Craig shouldn't play football because of his bad knee, a knee that was so bad it would bow six inches to the side with every step. "That's not an option," she replied. "If he didn't play, he would die."
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Utah Redistricting May Give Matheson Boost
The Republicans succeeded in remapping Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson's district, dividing his democratic stronghold and adding more republican territory. But Matheson, an LDS Church member like the other Utah congressmen, is not going into political oblivion quietly. And some analysts believe he may actually benefit from the changes.
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Church Launches New Web Site
The third official component of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' online presence was announced today. The new Web site, found at, will be a resource for those looking for information on the teachings and doctrine of the Church.
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Arts & Entertainment
'New Era' to Drop Fiction
The New Era, the youth magazine published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will no longer publish fiction, ending a practice of carrying stories in each issue that has launched the careers of many LDS authors. A date for the change to only non-fiction hasn't yet been set, but the decision to make the change has been made.
Excel to Distribute Film About Elder Groberg
Filmmaker Mitch Davis has announced that his forthcoming film on the missionary experiences of Elder John H. Groberg, now a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be distributed by Excel Theatrical Distribution. The announcement also indicated that the much-anticipated film could be in theaters for Christmas. Excel is the same company that distributed the breakthrough film "God's Army."
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Down Market, Sept. 11th Shuffles List of Richest Mormons
The current issue of Forbes magazine lists the 400 richest Americans, and in the process reveals a list of the world's richest Mormons. The seven men on the list haven't changed since Forbes list of billionaires this past summer, but their order has shifted because of the declining market and the aftermath of September 11th.
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