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Posted 05 Dec 2001   For week ended November 23, 2001
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LDS Church's Main Street Arguments Get Support from Other Churches
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has found allies in The Baptists, members of the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Christian Scientists and a dozen other Colorado congregations who are backing the Latter-day Saints in their right to dictate rules for the public access of the Main Street plaza in downtown Salt Lake City.
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Local News
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.
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RM Looks for Personal Best Despite Wrestling Program Turmoil
Returning from an LDS mission to Chile, Justin Ruiz started wrestling competition Monday in the Nebraska-Omaha Open as Nebraska's starter at 197 pounds. But in addition to getting back into wrestling after two years, Ruiz finds he must also face the remaining turmoil in the 9th-ranked team after a scandal forced the resignation of coach Tom Neuman while Ruiz was on his mission and fans who are looking for a replacement for Brad Vering, the 2000 National Champion at 197 pounds.
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KZION Moves Towards Traditional Radio
When iM Networks, the leading provider of Internet tuning solutions, and Royal Philips Electronics, one of the world's biggest electronics companies, got together, they revolutionized two of the most common technologies available in households throughout the Western world. And KZION is a part of it all.
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U.S. Consul General Killed in Ukrainian Auto Accident
Gregory Paul Hulka, the U.S. Consul General in the Ukraine, was killed November 9th along with his 10-year-old daughter in an auto accident while traveling to a wedding in central Ukraine. Hulka, 44, was a returned LDS missionary and career diplomat who had been posted to Kyiv in early September.
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Arts & Entertainment
Weyland's 'Charly' on Film in March
What may have been the first popular LDS youth novel will appear on screens in Utah and Eastern Idaho starting in March. "Charly," the 1980 love story by BYU-Idaho physics professor Jack Weyland, has sold mor ethan 250,000 copies since its publication. It has also been both beloved by many and dismissed by critics of popular Mormon culture.
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MSI: MSI Reaches Pre-9/11 Levels
It took sudden surges by out-of-favor stocks AES Corp. and Corvis to move the Mormon Stock Index finally above its September 11th level. As a result, the index rose 6.1% last week, more than double many other indices, to close at 109.20. For the week AES Corp. rose 22% on good news including the expected sale of an Illinois power utility, while Corvis jumped nearly 70% after positive comments about the stock were made at a telecommunication industry conference. Overall, 28 of the 34 stocks in the index rose while just 6 fell.
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