ALL the News about
Mormons, Mormonism
and the LDS Church
Mormon News: All the News about Mormons, Mormonism and the LDS Church
Posted 18 Dec 2001   For week ended December 14, 2001
Most Recent Week
Front Page
Local News
Arts & Entertainment
·New Products
·New Websites
·Mormon Stock Index
Letters to Editor
Continuing Coverage of:
Boston Temple
School Prayer
Julie on MTV
Robert Elmer Kleasen
About Mormon News
News by E-Mail
Weekly Summary
Submitting News
Submitting Press Releases
Volunteer Positions
Bad Link?

News about Mormons, Mormonism,
and the LDS Church

General News
NZ Scholar Critical of Mormons Wins Research Grant
A New Zealand scholar whose critical statements about Mormon history have led to clashes with Mormon students and colleagues will be coming to the United States to study Mormon History. Dr. Raymond Richards has won a $5,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fellowship for study at the Huntington Library, which he will use to study how Mormon missionaries converted New Zealand's native Maori people to Mormonism.
More General News ...


Local News
Brisbane Temple Construction Begins
Construction on the Brisbane Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is finally underway. Ground was broken for the building last May after delays brought on by opposition from the building's neighbors were resolved in February. Now the projected cost for the Temple has doubled since the Temple's announcement, to $17.25 million (Australian), and local officials are now saying that they are glad the building is underway.
More Local News ...


Shauna Rohbock: Her Need for Speed may the Olympics
Shauna Rohbock has wanted to be in the Olympics for several years. If the 24-year-old BYU soccer and heptathalon champion gets her chance in February, it will be as brakeman for a US two-woman bobsled team when women's bobsled makes its debut as an Olympic sport.
Before LDS Missions: Teammates; Now: Rivals
Nic Sparrow and Chad Evans were teammates on the '96-'97 Weber High School team that went 21-0 before losing a quarterfinals game in the Utah State 5A playoffs. But Saturday Sparrow and Evans, who have since both served LDS missions, were rivals as Weber State University and Utah State University faced each other for the 51st time. Weber State won the contest 67-64.
More Sports News ...


LDS Canadian MP Seeks Party Leadership
An LDS doctor, Grant Hill, who also represents the McLeod riding in Canada's parliament, may decide as early as Monday to seek the leadership of the relatively new Canadian Alliance party, which has its roots in Alberta province. Should he run for party leader, Hill may face three other candidates, including former Alliance leader Stockwell Day. Hill says he has been pressured by friends and a broad base of party members from across Canada to seek the position.
LDS Senator Gets Endorsement from The Human Rights Campaign
Oregon Senator Gordon Smith, one of five LDS Church members serving in the U.S. Senate, has received the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay and lesbian political organization, in his effort to win reelection in 2002. Smith is the only Republican and only Mormon endorsed by the campaign, which comes because of his work in fighting discrimination.
More Politics News ...

Internet: Discussion Lists and Forums
With popular services like Yahoo!groups making discussion lists easy to set up and run, the number of forums for LDS Church members to talk with one another is rising dramatically. This week we list a number of the lists and discussion forums that have appeared recently, or that have come to our notice. Significantly, all but three of the 10 are on Yahoo!groups, and, more significantly, a few of them are not in English.
More Internet News ...

Returned Missionary Among 32 Rhodes Scholars
A Belmont, Massachusetts LDS Church member and returned missionary is one of 32 Americans selected for one of the World's most prestigious scholarships. Robert R. Porter, 24, a senior at Harvard University, will spend at least two years at Oxford University in England studying politics and political theory. But several aspects of the scholarship echo the accomplishments of Porter and his family.
Latter-day Saints in Medical Journal
It has been over a year since Anthony Stephan and David Hardy, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, went to the media with their "all-natural" cure for bipolar disorder.
More People News ...

Arts & Entertainment
Review: The Other Side of Heaven
"The Other Side of Heaven" is the film adaptation of Elder John H. Groberg's book "Eye of the Storm." Taking place in the 1950's, "The Other Side of Heaven" starts out as a nostalgic period piece and becomes a coming-of-age epic. John Groberg (Christopher Gorham-- "A Life Less Ordinary) leaves his family and girlfriend (Anne Hathaway-- "The Princess Diaries") to serve a mission for the LDS church in the Kingdom of Tonga.
MoTab To Appear on 'Touched by an Angel' Sunday
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is featured on Sunday's episode of the TV series 'Touched by an Angel,' adding a musical tribute in an episode that supports a family in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The episode, "I'll Be Home for Christmas" will be broadcast on Sunday, instead of in 'Touched by an Angel's' normal Saturday night timeslot.
More Arts & Entertainment News ...

Aspen Books Outsources Distribution in Restructuring
Aspen Books and Goldleaf Press, the LDS publishers owned by LDS investing guru Wade Cook, will now be distributed by an outside company as part of a major restructuring. Under the changes, books published by the two publishers, will now be distributed by Brigham City, Utah-based Brigham Distributing, owned by a former employee, instead of by in house distributor Origin Book Sales.
More Business News ...


[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Kent Larsen · Privacy Information