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Martin's Cove Sale Bill Stirs Debate
Proposed legislation to sell to the Church of Jesus Christ the Martin's Cove historic site 50 miles southwest of Casper is raising the objections and interest of government, American Indian, conservation and archaeology groups.

Weber State Honors David O. McKay
David O. McKay, formerly dubbed the patron saint of Weber State College by LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley, received his name on the school's education building last week. During the hour long ceremony in the Austad Auditorium, several speakers elaborated on McKay's love of education. The building was made possible by a $2 million commitment from the Ashton Family Foundation, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation and the Stewart Education Foundation.

Ground broken for temple in Accra, Ghana
Ground was broken for the Accra Ghana Temple on Friday, November 16, 2001, with Elder Russell M. Nelson presiding. The groundbreaking was attended by the Vice-president of the Republic of Ghana and was covered on local television and radio stations.

Hindu Stake Centre?
The Hamilton Ontario Stake recently opened their doors to allow local Hindu adherents a place to worship after their temple burned down two months ago from arson. This arrangement will have an effect on this year's Diwali celebrations.

Richard Bushman Speaks at Devotional
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are the determined people they are, "partly because we inherited that quality from Joseph Smith," said Richard L. Bushman, Thursday's devotional speaker.

BYU-Idaho speakers stresses importance of covenants
The importance of making covenants with God was the message of Paul Johnson at the BYU-Idaho devotional Tuesday.

Pulitzer Prize winner at BYU poetry reading Nov. 30
The first annual Ethel L. Handley Poetry Reading will be Friday (Nov. 30) at noon in the Varsity Theatre at Brigham Young University. Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Simic will be the featured poet and will read award-winning works he has authored throughout his life.

BYU comic strip expert pans current state of newspaper cartoon satire
For Brigham Young University humanities professor Kerry D. Soper, comic strips are serious business B his scholarly research focuses on American social and cultural history as it relates to satire in popular visual arts, which includes the comic strip.

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