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For week ended January 10, 1999 Posted 21 Jan 1999
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Mormons Cut E-Mail From Missions
Missionaries for the LDS Church may no longer use faxes and e-mail to write home to families and friends. The new policy, announced in early December in a letter to Mission Presidents, attempts to keep missionaries from communicating with family more than once a week.

General Authorities
Elder Neal A. Maxwell at BYU devotional Jan. 12
Elder Neal A. Maxwell of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will speak at a Brigham Young University devotional Tuesday (Jan. 12) at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center.


Missions
Mormon temple hits snag
The LDS Church's staff in Salt Lake apparently got mixed up over the Birmingham, Alabama Temple, and announced the groundbreaking last week before the permits had been secured.

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Acting Agreement Lets Nonmembers Do LDS Projects


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Politics
Hatch's role in President Clinton's Trial
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, a member of the LDS Church, will play a key role in the trial of President Clinton.

Sports
Not this time, Dale! Mormon Murphy doesn't make Hall of Fame
Former baseball star Dale Murphy, currently serving as president of the Boston Massachusettes Mission, wasn't inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame.

People
Ex-LDS Social Services Counselor Charged With Sexually Abusing Child
Mark D. Novak, 47, a former sex abuse counselor for LDS Social Services, has been charged with sexually abusing a female child for a year. The child was not a client. Novak worked for LDS Social Services for 12 years before resigning last month when the allegations became known.

Arts & Entertainment
SAG to abide by Mormon deal
The Screen Actors Guild has reached an agreement with the LDS Church for the production of church-related industrial and educational films. The contract allows the production company to require non-Mormon actors to sign agreements binding them "to live in accordance with church standards during the production."

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Still no sign of Mesa (Mormon) girl


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LDS-Gems Announces Major Change


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