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Posted 09 Jan 2002   For week ended January 4, 2002
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LDS Attempt to Microfilm NZ Records Upsets Maori Leader
A failed proposal to have the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints microfilm about 100 years of New Zealand birth, marriage and death records since 1848 has local Maori officials upset, both because the proposal was even considered, and because the alternative contract led to a fee increase on copies of the genealogical records. Wellington Tenths Trust managing trustee Peter Love condemned the proposal to microfilm records because he said it would lead to Maori ancestors posthumous baptism into the LDS Church.
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Local News
Lawyer Cites Lord in Condemning LDS Bishop's Prayer
In a brief filed December 18th with the California State Court of Appeals, lawyer Roger Jon Diamond claimed that " . . . Jesus disapproved of praying in public," and argued that a prayer by a bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, given at a Burbank City Council meeting, isn't protected by the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of Freedom of Religion.
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One Mormon Woman In, Another Out in Bobsled Shuffle
A shuffle during the week before the U.S. Olympic women's bobsled team trials put former BYU soccer star Shauna Rohbock out of the Salt Lake City Olympic Games, but put Arizona native Gea Johnson on the team expected to win the gold. The shuffle started when US bobsled driver Jean Racine suddenly dropped her long-time partner, Ogden, Utah native Jen Davidson, for the faster Johnson. Competing driver Jill Bakken, of Salt Lake City, Utah, then dropped Rohbock for Vonnetta Flowers, who is faster and isn't suffering from injuries.
Duke's Mormon Monster
He's 6-foot-10, 265 lbs and when he comes off the bench at Duke basketball games, the Cameron Crazies (a Duke fan club) start chanting "The monster's out of the cage." And Matt Christensen then fills his role: to spark's Duke's team back into its game.
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Mormon Woman Confirmed as BLM Director
Kathleen Clarke, a Mormon and mother of four, was confirmed as the director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on December 20th. The agency oversees 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral resources, a budget of about $1.8 billion and 9,000 employees. But it is a focal point for conflict. Already environmentalists and multiple-use advocates are anticipating Clarke's decisions and preparing for battle.
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2002 Primary Music Ideas Released
Primary, ETC., an LDS internet resource since 1997, announces the release of it's 2002 Primary Music Ideas. This is a paid subscription ezine featuring fun and effective teaching methods for the songs in the upcoming 2002 Children's Sacrament Meeting Presentation.
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Vote Starts for 2001 Mormon of the Year
Mormon News has opened voting for the 2001 Mormon of the Year, to be chosen by visitors to its website from the 14 Mormons nominated by Mormon News' subscribers. Those who wish to vote put 10 of the Mormons nominated in priority order by by visiting or . The results will be compiled on January 15th and announced the following day.
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Arts & Entertainment
'The Other Side of Heaven' Grosses Over Half a Million Dollars at Box Office
Excel Entertainment Group has announced that its latest release, "The Other Side of Heaven," has grossed over $545,000 at the box office since its open just over 2 and a half weeks ago. Since the film's opening on December 14, the film has opened on only 24 screens across Utah, making "The Other Side of Heaven" one of the highest grossing films per screen in the nation (with an average of $12,600 per screen per week).
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Biggest Rancher in the East
The December issue of Florida Trends, a local business magazine, takes an in depth look at the Deseret Ranch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the largest cattle ranch in the U.S. east of the Mississippi river. But while the Church has taken a low profile with the ranch, as it does all its private business operations, this article gives a surprising amount of detailed information about the ranch, its revenues and costs, and its history.
Deseret Book Lays-off 14 From Headquarters Staff
In what some employees are calling the first large layoff in its history, Deseret Book issued pink slips this morning to 14 employees at its Salt Lake City headquarters. The sudden layoffs apparently took the staff by surprise and left many wondering why the 135-year-old company would take such a step.
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