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Posted 09 Apr 2002   For week ended January 18, 2002
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Three LDS Chapels Evacuated After Bomb Threats
Three separate bomb threats phoned to LDS meetinghouses in Sandy, Utah led local officials to evacuate the buildings on Sunday, January 13th. The meetinghouses were closed for the remainder of the day while police searched the buildings for explosive devices. No such devices were found, and police are treating the threats as hate crimes because the caller expressed dislike for the LDS Church.

New Palmyra Chapel Almost Complete
A new, 24,000-square-foot chapel for the Palmyra Ward is quickly taking shape on Temple Road. Construction crews have nearly finished framing the building, and are ahead of schedule due to mild weather. "We're really thrilled with the way it is turning out," said David Cook, Rochester New York Stake President. He anticipates that the chapel will be completed by the fall, as planned.

Osgood Notes LDS Help to Hare Krishna Temple Construction
In his daily "Osgood File" commentary, CBS News columnist Charles Osgood told of the assistance given by the LDS Church and many Church members to the Hare Krishnas in their effort to build a Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah. A local LDS bishop donated $25,000 and over several years some 4,000 Church members have donated labor doing work like digging trenches, creating an artificial lake, and installing siding. One of the Temple's leaders, Charu Das, says "Were it not for their help, things would not be as far along as they are. They've been just exemplary."

Trusting Spirit Vital to Life Decisions Says Elder Scott
Speaking at the BYU Marriott Center on Sunday, January 13th, Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told students that they "are now making some of the most critically important decisions in your life" and that they should seek the spirit in making those decisions. Being worthy of personal inspiration requires that a person should order their life and "eliminate trivial, meaningless detail, and activity," Elder Scott said.

New Ward Noted in Local Religion Coverage
The division of the Sugar Hill Ward, creating a new Suwanee Ward, was covered in the local religion column of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Both wards now meet with two others in a chapel in Suwanee, originally built in 1994 when just a single ward met there. Coverage included the names of both new bishoprics.

Marietta East Stake Relief Society Holds Put & Take Clothing Exchange
A Relief Society project of the Marietta East Stake held a 'put &take' clothing exchange January 25th and 26th. The stake received used clothing both days, allowing participants to collect those items that they need. Excess clothing was to be donated to Goodwill.

Elder Tingey Speaks at Devotional
"As a student of the Book of Mormon I have always been impressed with the numerous references to the isles of the sea," admitted Elder Earl C. Tingey at devotional on Friday Jan. 18 in the Cannon Activities Center.

BYU-Idaho enrollment hits all-time high record
Another 683 are enrolled at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg for winter semester compared to the recent fall semester that ended in December.


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