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Posted 07 Dec 2001   For week ended November 30, 2001
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LDS Church, USU Resolve Dispute over Arrington Papers
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Utah State University Saturday resolved their dispute over the ownership of papers donated to the University by the late LDS Church historian Leonard Arrington. Saturday Arrington family attorney George Daines claimed that a few documents transferred last week to the LDS Church were among the Arrington papers in error. "We concluded that these documents were never part of Dr. Arrington's collection, nor did he know these were part of the collection," Daines said. The agreement leaves the vast bulk of the collection, which might be called the 'Archives of Camelot,' at USU and open to researchers.
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Local News
BYU-Idaho to form seven colleges out of its nine academic divisions
As part of its transition from a junior college to a four-year university, Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg soon will have seven academic colleges, instead of nine divisions. The change will take effect January 1, Academic Vice President Donald Bird says. "This is another important step in the ongoing process of transitioning from Ricks College to BYU-Idaho," he says.
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RM's Rose Bowl Heroics Forgotten As He Seeks New Challenge
Returned LDS missionary Darrell Bevell was once the hero of the University of Wisconsin Badgers, assaulting every school passing record and providing heroics in the Rose Bowl that gave the team its first Rose Bowl victory. But while Bevell is fondly remembered, he has left that behind for another football goal -- on the sidelines. Bevell is now an offensive assistant for the Green Bay Packers, helping that team win games in a much more inconspicuous way. And he hopes one day to be running an NFL team from the sidelines.
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U.S. Supreme Court: Don't Count Missionaries
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Utah's challenge to the 2000 Census Monday, essentially agreeing with lower court decisions that allowed the U.S. Census Bureau to leave LDS missionaries from the U.S. living abroad out of the dicennial count. The court's action leaves Utah with just one challenge to the census left in its attempt to get an additional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Enhanced International LDS Database now online
An expanded international LDS database with detailed information on the Church in every country of the world is now online at and . The page for any country can be accessed by entering the country name in the form at the top of the center column at . You can also choose countries on the world map page or on the country list page.
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How a Mormon Researcher Started the Disposable Diaper Revolution
A recent article in the New Yorker tells the story of how a Mormon researcher for Johnson and Johnson started a revolution in disposable diapers, making them at once smaller, drier and better. And, along the way, the diaper industry discovered the virtues of having a small, compact product. But, the article observes, in the end the researcher, Carlyle Harmon, didn't get much credit for his invention, and even his obituary, in the Deseret News in 1997, focused mainly on his service to the LDS Church and ignored his ground-breaking discovery.
Who Should Be 'Mormon Of The Year?'
With the new year approaching, Mormon News will look back at the major Mormon news stories and people that made news in the past year. As part of this review, we are starting a, hopefully, annual process to name the "Mormon of the Year," the person who has had the biggest impact, good or bad, during the past year on Mormons and on the way Mormons are perceived by others.
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Arts & Entertainment
LDS Director Ryan Little Working On New Feature Film 'Out of Step'
What did "Elder Kinegar" do after his mission? He wrote and starred in an LDS dance film set in New York City: "Out of Step." The movie already has a professional official website at and principle photography has already been completed.
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Tribune Sale Case Kills Sale of $2 million Lot
The purchase of a $2 million piece of property west of Salt Lake City by Deseret News Publishing Co. and Kearns-Tribune Corp;, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group Inc., has been stopped by Tribune publisher and Newspaper Agency Corp. President Dominic Welch who changed a clause in the agreement rendering it illegal to the property's owner, Zions Securities.
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