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Posted 09 Apr 2002   For week ended January 25, 2002
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Norweigan Ships Will Take SeaTrek Foundation to Court over Debts
The non-profit foundation that runs one of the Norweigan ships used in last summer's Sea Trek 2001 says it plans to take the Sea Trek Foundation to court over unpaid bills. The foundation behind one of the three ships, represented by its managing director, Per Langhelle, plans to file a complaint in a Norweigan city court in the next few days, seeking payment of the more than $750,000 owed to the ships. Langhelle claims his organization believed The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was behind the event, and therefore didn't seek as large an upfront payment as they normally require.
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Local News
Police Label Attack on LDS Chapel a Hate Crime
While a vandalism attack on an LDS Chapel Tuesday, January 15th, resulted in only $1,000 in damage, local police are still investigating the attack as a hate crime. Vandals scrawled graffiti on the pulpit, set fire to a set of scriptures and desecrated a painting of Christ's second coming sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. Police so far have no suspects or witnesses.
Neighbors Voice Opposition to Newport Beach Temple
Neighbors of the proposed Newport Beach California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are objecting to the Temple's construction, making this proposed Temple the latest with public objections from its neighbors making the news. But unlike the circumstances of other proposed Temples, the Newport Beach Temple only needs one approval, a height variance for its 124-foot steeple, for construction to proceed.
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Mormon Rugby Player Back in Australian National Rugby League
Nearly a year after he was banned for on-field indiscretions, Australian Rugby player and LDS Church member John Hopoate is preparing for a new season with Australia's National Rugby League starting February 16th. Chastened for his antics last year, Hopoate has promised not to repeat the incidents that won him international infamy and led to a 12-week ban covering the end of last season and costing him a winger position on Wests Tigers.
Can Coach Reid Reach Superbowl?
Andy Reid has already won the hearts of Philadelphia. His Eagles finished the regular NFL season with an 11-5 record, including a 7-1 record on the road, and reached the playoffs for the second year in a row. And, unlike last year, they have won first one, and now a second, playoff game, leaving the team just one win away from the NFL championship, the Superbowl. And should they beat the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Reid will become the first Mormon head coach to guide a professional team to the championship in his sport.
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Activist That Sued Over Mormon Prayer Indicted in Plan to Bomb Mosque
The Jewish activist who sued Burbank for allowing an LDS bishop to say the words "Jesus Christ" in a prayer before the city council, has been indicted on suspicion of conspiring to bomb a mosque and the office of an Arab-American congressman. But lawyer Roger Jon Diamond said that the charges against Irv Rubin will have no effect on the lawsuit.
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Confession to LDS Branch President Leads to Abuser Conviction
The Branch President of the Madison Lake Ohio Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who heard the confession of a child molester, started a process that led to the conviction of the abuser just over a week ago. The case demonstrates the difficult position that clergy are sometimes in when they hear such confessions, and given other public cases and lawsuits against many churches, it is clear that the outcome of these cases doesn't always leave churches and clergy free of liability.
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Arts & Entertainment
LDS Seminary Declines to Participate in Neighborhood Art
The art project of a Salt Lake City sculptor has become quite popular among his neighbors, but apparently not at a neighboring LDS Seminary building. Sculptor Dave Malone, who creates sculptures from "found" metal, has created a "random act of sculpture," a series of half circles cut from a huge, 3-foot-wide metal spool. The circles stretch from his yard, snaking through the neighborhood in what has become a group project as nearly everyone has asked to participate. "It's kind of a coming together of the neighborhood," he says. "They like the idea of being involved in something big."
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Mormon Businessman Brings Utah First Five-Star Hotel
"It's like nothing you've ever seen in Utah," says Kip Pitou who is President of Ski Utah, a ski trade group. The Wall Street Journal describes it as "lavish even in the world of luxury hotels."
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