News about People
| Magazine, Society Laud LDS September 11th Victim
|Brady Kay Howell was recently honored in a speech
delivered at the American Society for Public Administration's
Northern Virginia chapter, who as a Presidential Management Intern,
was killed during the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11. Howell
lived a life of faith and achievement that included service to God
and his country.
| New Hampshire LDS Family Featured in Local News Report
|The Pouliot family of Barrington was
chosen by the Portsmouth New Hampshire Herald as an example of ideal
members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mike
Pouliot is a stake president covering eight wards in Massachusetts,
Maine and New Hampshire. He and his wife have three children, Shauna,
20, Gavin, 19, and Shelby, 16.
| Mormon SUU Art Professor--Educator of the Year
|Arlene Braithwaite, associate professor of art at
Southern Utah University, has been selected by the National Art
Education Association as the Utah Art Educator of the Year. The award
recognizes one outstanding NAEA member from each state for service
and contribution to art education that merits recognition and acclaim.
| LDS VP at Utah State to Chair National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force
|Utah State University Vice President for Research
Brent C. Miller was recently appointed chair of a National Campaign
to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (NCTCP) task force. "We're pleased to
welcome Dr. Miller as chair of the Task Force on Effective Programs
and Research," said Sarah Brown, director of the nonprofit,
nonpartisan organization based in Washington, D.C. "We very much look
forward to his wise leadership over the next three years."
|LDS Man's Mormon Trail Hike Becomes Security Risk
|LDS school teacher Alex Meyer became a
security threat at the North Platte Regional Airport on Wednesday,
January 9th, when his hike along the Mormon Trail led him to wander
temporarily onto the tarmac. While attempting to follow the trail,
Meyer scaled a fence, not realizing that it was an airport security
fence, and ended up on the runways before he realized where he was.
While he immediately tried to exit the airport, he was spotted and
National Guard troops detained him. Meyer was not arrested, and
seemed remorseful, "I think he just wanted to be invisible," said
North Platte Police Officer Zack Peters. "He just wasn't thinking."
Myers was dropped off on the highway, where he said he would continue
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