Newsflash: Missionaries in Japan safe but confined to house (Accident 'a crisis waiting to occur')
In the wake of the worst nuclear accident since the
Chernobyl disaster 13 years ago, residents of the area near a
Japanese uranium processing plant in Tokaimura, Japan are emerging
from their homes and radiation levels are returning to normal. During
the accident, radiation levels had reached 4,000 times normal.
Preliminary examination of the facts surrounding the accident
suggests that the cause was failure to observe written protocols for
handling radioactive material.
Man used LDS Church to choose abuse victims (Man suspected of molesting boy)
Police in Edmonds Washington arrested a 55-year-
old appliance repairman Thursday for allegedly molesting an LDS boy he
met through the Church. The crime, which occurred during a three year
period,came to light when the boy disclosed the abuse to a counselor.
Police are worried that the man may have, through the Church, met and
abused other children also .
Former Apostles' Home now serves other purpose (Campaign aims to fix up old home)
The home that was built by LDS Church apostle
John W. Taylor near the end of the last century is now serving as a
boarding house for society's fringe - 20 or so formerly homeless
veterans, recently released prisoners, guys with mental illnesses.
LDS Church gets increased tithing this time of year in Alaska (Churches, charities count on dividends)
This month is a happy time in Alaska, as
citizens of the state get their distributions from the Alaska
Permanent Fund. The fund represents dividends from oil exploration
and recovery operations in the state.
Deseret Book and Michael McLean create service 'under cover'
Deseret Book and award-winning composer and songwriter Michael McLean,
jointly sponsored a blanket drive, called "Service under Cover," on
Saturday, Oct. 2, at all Deseret Book locations in Utah. Funds will go to
support of the Traveler's Aid Society of Utah, which opened its new winter
overflow shelter for the homless that same weekend.
New grass-roots group gets support from Mormons (Rural group gains clout in Utah)
Bro. Lloyd Mecham a lifelong church member, church leader
and retired principal, is leading the charge of a group of activists
affiliated with, People for the USA, a growing grassroots organization based
in Pueblo, Colorado. PFUSA is exerting notable political pressure in the
Beehive State on public lands issues. Now there are 2,000 members in Utah.
Chapters have sprouted in Kanab, Boulder, Escalante, Tropic, Panguitch,
Cedar City, St. George/Hurricane, Mt. Pleasant, Antimony, Salt Lake City,
Vernal, Duchesne, Nephi and Roosevelt. This has been a big summer for
Windows shot out at 7 businesses
Police in Spokane, Washington are looking for information about a
shooting spree which resulted in windows being shot out at seven
businesses and buildings in the city's South Hill neighborhood during
this past weekend.
Europeans enhanced Jerusalem Center experience
The 1999 BYU Jerusalem Summer II program welcomed European students
for the first time integrating them with a group of American BYU
students and non-BYU students. R.J. Snow, director of the Jerusalem
Center said, "They were well prepared, worked hard, and their
presence made our program better for everyone."
More Ire over Church and State (Jones, Bradley Wrangle Over Olympic Tax)
Browsers visiting the web page of the Utah State Insurance Department
have found an "inappropriate" photograph on one of the department's
pages. The photo in question is on the Industry Services' web page,
along with information on legislation, compliance and enforcement.
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