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Mormon lawmaker's orientation causes him trouble (Gay GOP lawmaker in hot water)

Arizona State Representative Steve May is a conservative Republican representing an affluent area of Eastern Phoenix. He carefully built his life to get credibility as a conservative Republican -- service as an Army officer, and current service as an Army Reservist, small-businessman running his family's herbal-tea and natural-foods company, and Mormon roots as the son of a former LDS Bishop.

Thou shall not panic over Y2K, bankers tell churches

Many religious organizations are beginning to grasp the concept of preparedness. Some are using the Year 2000 issue to deliver the sermon. The practice of self-reliance and preparedness has been with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since its foundation. This includes education, earning a living, food storage, limited credit debt, tithing and savings amongst others.

Former South Africa Durban Mission President Dies (H. Dwayne Stevenson)

Former South Africa Durban Mission President and current Altamont, Utah Stake President H. Dwayne Stevenson died on Tuesday, August 24th from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Stevenson was an entrepreneur who started two companies and a maverick who followed his passion for politics.

Pioneering Southern Nevada science teacher Wilkinson dies

Pioneering Las Vegas science teacher Lelwin Wilkinson died on Saturday, August 21st following a long battle with cancer. He was 82. Wilkinson was a long time science teacher at Robert O. Gibson Junior High School, where he worked from 1963 to 1979, starting the biology course there after heading the science department at Western High School. In 1968 he was recognized as outstanding biology teacher in Nevada.

Billionaire Sorensen: He's a lot like you

James LeVoy Sorenson views his wife, Beverley Taylor Sorenson, and their eight children and 50 grandchildren and great-grandchildren as his major successes in life, far outweighing his business accomplishments. Sorenson is an author of a book that he dedicated to his family members and posterity. He is known in the business community for his accomplishments including the current ranking in Forbes magazine as the 172nd worlds richest person with $2.9 billion in assets. He is only one of two of the worlds 465 billionaires in Utah.

Governor names one to lands board

Utah Governor Mike Leavitt recently appointed John W. Creer to the seven member board of trustees for the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration.

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