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Maryland Stake Adds Spanish Speaking Branch
Mercedes Yarn, and 30 other Spanish speaking members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be able to worship in their native language as the Church adds a Spanish speaking branch to the Columbia, Catonsville, Laurel, Hampstead and Eldersburg wards in Maryland. Over 1,300 members meet in the 1976 brick church on Johns Lane and U.S. 29.

BYU Enrollment Doesn't Require Church Attendance
Despite common perception, BYU does not require that students attend Church each Sunday in order to get its "continuing ecclesiastical endorsement," which is required to enroll each year.

Idaho church leader speaks on importance of families
Elder C. Scott Grow, president of the Idaho Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, spoke on the importance of the family during Tuesday's devotional at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Elder Grow began his address with a reminder that the words of prophets are the same as the words of the Lord.

Marriott School professor receives Points of Light Award
A professor of accountancy at the Marriott School of Management received the 47th Governor's Points of Light Award for his volunteer work at Brigham Young University. Norm Nemrow has been a full-time volunteer at BYU since 1992-donating both his time and his teaching salary to the university.

LDS Employment Office in Tacoma Profiled
The LDS Church already has an employment network in place. In Washington the network includes 10 centers which have seen an increase in visitors of 20 percent as the Washington State jobless rate has risen to 7 percent.

Employees to work at Winter Olympics
Several BYU-Idaho will be helping out during the upcoming Salt Lake Winter Olympics.

Kennedy Center seeks couples, individuals to teach in China
The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University is seeking qualified couples and individuals to teach at universities in the People's Republic of China. Completed applications for the 2002-2003 academic year must be received by Friday, Feb. 15.

BYU-Hawaii Students Saving Lives
"We have the technology to save lives but it doesn't work without blood," said Chad Jensen, a biology major from Montpelier Idaho, as he gave blood in the Aloha Center Ballroom on Thursday, Jan. 31, as part of this semesters BYU-Hawaii blood drive.


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