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Posted 27 Apr 2002   For week ended February 15, 2002
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Toronto Globe and Mail's Coverage 'Disjointed and Disappointing'
On the one hand, "Mormons" (the author never does use the term Latter-day Saint) are just ordinary Americans, but on the other hand we're "very, very weird." Disjointed and disappointing coverage by Canada's largest and most reputable national newspaper.
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Local News
Interest in Nauvoo Temple Growing
Interest from neighbors in the Nauvoo Temple, now under construction, is growing, says a local historian. John Hallwas says that the new building will "add significantly to the historical attractiveness of the community of Nauvoo. It was very carefully done."
Time Discovers a New Utah
Gordon B. Hinckley, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, reproved members last July for being clannish and adopting holier-than-thou attitudes. He called for the members to be more open and lectured them on being good neighbors to Utah's diverse population. The church plans to use the publicity generated by the Olympics to dispel myths about Mormonism and show the membership in a good light.
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Sports Academy Honors Mormon Cowboy
The United States Sports Academy recently honored its first rodeo cowboy. The late rodeo champion and Earl W. Bascom was honored as a "rodeo pioneer" and his name has been inscribed on the USSA's "Walk of Fame." Bascom's name now stands with other great sportsmen like the basketball great Michael Jordan, boxing champion Mohammed Ali and the Olympic champion Carl Lewis.
Mormon Baseball Great Joins Olympic Volunteers
Former Atlanta Braves baseball star Dale Murphy was among the volunteers helping out at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, working the green room at the medal plaza collecting mementos from the Olympians to be auctioned for charity. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution claims that Murphy is the second-most famous Olympic volunteer, behind future NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young.
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Free LDS music available at LDS Depression!
LDS Depression - a site dedicated to providing information, resources, and support for the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints and people of all faiths who have been touched by depression's hand, is pleased to announce a music section has been added to the content rich site.
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Journalists have lots to report from Salt Lake Games
With the Olympics having begun, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints offers "100 Great Story Ideas" to the world's journalists. Topics include "A Worldwide Church" and the Word of Wisdom as well as "A day in the life of a Bishop" and several different ideas on family research.
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Arts & Entertainment
LDS Performers Help Welcome the Olympic Torch
Braving cold temperatures and even colder wind chill, artists from Utah performed in downtown Salt Lake City last night for 40,000 people waiting for the arrival of the Olympic torch. Artists to take the stage included Utah favorite Julie de Azevedo.
Tim Slover's 'Hancock County' at BYU's Pardoe Drama Theatre
"Hancock County," Tim Slover's original drama chronicling the trial of five prominent citizens in the deaths of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, will be performed in the Pardoe Theatre beginning Friday (Feb. 15) at 7:30 p.m.
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LDS Church Leaders Too Busy to Testify in Tribune Lawsuit
Attorneys for LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, Presidents Thomas S. Monson and James E. Faust and First Presidency Secretary F. Michael Watson have filed objections to subpoenas from the Salt Lake Tribune Publishing Co. requesting documents and their testimony in the lawsuit over the sale of the Tribune to Denver-based MediaNews Group, Inc. The attorneys say that since the LDS Church's First Presidency isn't a party to the lawsuit, church leaders are too busy to provide testimony and the requests for documents place an "undue economic burden" on the church.
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