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Posted 19 Nov 2001   For week ended November 9, 2001
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Board Announced to Review Document Issues
Utah State University has agreed to participate with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in an eight-member review board to address issues between the Church and the University over a collection of historical papers passed to the University by the late Leonard J. Arrington.
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Local News
Harrison Temple Delayed, Issue in Recent Town Board Election
The Harrison, New York Town Board again delayed a decision on the LDS Church's proposed temple by commissioning a fourth study of the proposal's effect on traffic in the neighborhood. The decision, which came just over a week before Tuesday's election, which included several board seats, will delay the board's decision for at least six months. The week before the board's decision, the issue of the temple was raised by voters at a League of Women Voters candidates debate.
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Holmoe Resigns: Cal Coach Out After 11-game Losing Streak
Tom Holmoe, one of just three Mormon NCAA Divsion I head coaches, has resigned from the UC Berkeley Goldon Bears effective the end of the season. Holmoe's resignation caps a 12-year coaching career that included a fast seven-year rise to head coach, but also a declinging record over the past three seasons. "It's with deep regret that I arrived at this decision," Holmoe said in a statement. "We had great dreams when we took over the reins here five years ago, and it's unfortunate that many of those dreams were not realized."
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LDS Church: 'No Position' on Storing Nuclear Waste in Utah
In a statement issued by Dale Bills, spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Church publicly says it "has taken no position on the question of storing nuclear waste in Utah." The statement came in response to some members of the church in Utah pressing church leaders to issue a statement against allowing nuclear waste to be shipped to the Skull Valley Goshute Indian Reservation, 45 miles east of Salt Lake City. An agreement has been signed by leaders of the reservation with Private Fuel Storage to allow the company to place nuclear waste on 125 acres of reservation land that has been leased for the purpose.
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New Institute Website is 'Great Communication Tool'
The Church Educational System has posted an official CES Internet web site that was developed by the Church Internet Development Group. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has approved this site, after asking local units of the Church last March to discontinue non-official web sites. The Church Educational System will operate and maintain the site that will make information about institute programs, classes and activities more accessible to college-age young adults.
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Omagh's LDS Survivor Still Suffering
More than three years after the worst atrocity in Northern Ireland's 30-year-long civil war, known as the Troubles, LDS Church member Marion Radford is still suffering from the blast, struggling to overcome its deep psychological wounds, caused both by her own injuries, and by the death of her 16-year-old son, Alan. Events like the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, a detailed public inquest into the bombing and the recent discovery of a 130-pound pipe bomb just 12 miles from Omagh, keep the tragedy fresh in her mind, leading to new rounds of panic and depression.
Mormon 'Father of Video Games' Back with New Company
Nolan Bushnell, the inventor of "Pong" and the Atari 2600 home video-game system, is ready to eat up our quarters again. Bushnell, an inactive member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has started a new company in California that makes arcade games for the next generation of gamers.
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Arts & Entertainment
The Other Side of Heaven Scheduled to Open December 14 in Select Theaters
Excel Entertainment Group has announced an official release date for the upcoming big-budget feature film The Other Side of Heaven. The Other Side of Heaven will open in 2 Wasatch Front theaters on Friday, December 14. The following week, December 21, the film will expand to open in over 50 theaters in Utah and Idaho. The film is expected to open in other markets, including Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada and California in January 2002, and in other markets around the country by early spring.
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Ogden Deseret Book Store Moving to New Location
Deseret Book, with 38 stores in over 11 states, will relocate its Ogden home to a new Riverdale Road location after 20 years in the same place. The Ogden City Mall store will close by November 30. Less than three years ago downtown Ogden was doing a brisk business, but with the exodus of three anchor tenants Nordstrom, Meier &Frank, JC Penny and dozens of other small stores, business has dried up.
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