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Compromise steeple will cap Mormon temple, pending trial

The LDS Church has decided to construct a smaller steeple on the Boston Temple while awaiting the results of a lawsuit by neighbors fighting the height of the steeple. The smaller steeple, which will be finished with granite, will stop at about 70 feet, instead of the 139 feet planned by the Church. The lawsuit contesting the size of the steeple was filed two years ago.

Soil Sampling Done, Spring Construction start

Literski reports that the LDS Church plans to begin construction on the Nauvoo Temple next spring. Drawing on an article in the August 6th Madison Wisconsin Capital Times, the report says that engineers have completed collecting soil samples.

Ex-Missionaries to Britain Can't Give Blood

The Red cross is now banning anyone that was in England for a period of six months or more during the years 1980-1996 from giving blood. This, of course, affects thousands of returned missionaries from The Chuch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Latter-day Saints get new temple in Columbus

The open house for the Columbus, Ohio Temple started on Saturday, August 21st and will continue through August 28th. The Temple is the first in Ohio in more than 100 years, according to LDS Church spokesman Pauline Morello.

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