President Hinckley not eligible for Time's Most Influential Person
The flood of e-mails circulated on LDS Internet discussion lists,
newsgroups, websites and between Church members urging votes for LDS
Church President Gordon B. Hinckley as Time magazine's Most Influential
Person of the Century amy be an unfortunate waste of time. Time magazine
officials say that President Hinckley does not qualify for the honor.
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.
Things you miss on your mission (Some coaches already are feeling the heat)
LDS Offensive lineman Faasea Mailo of the University of Southern
California may have cost his team a game recently. Mailo was called
for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty when he removed his helmet
with 3:08 left in the game, after his team scored a go-ahead
touchdown. Removing your helmet is against NCAA rules.
On Faith: For Mormons, Generations Are Bound
Kathleen Lubeck Peterson of Irvine and a member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints was recently published in the Orange County
Forum on Faith edition of the Los Angeles Times. The former seminary
teacher spoke of her grandmother, Edith Winters Lubeck.
Arts & Entertainment
Richard Bushman at AML Fundraiser
What voices are being heard in our local and national culture at
present, and how can Latter-day Saints find a voice that will be
heard? "Finding a Voice in Post-Colonial Mormonism" will be the topic
of this year's Association for Mormon Letters fundraiser, featuring
cultural analyst and historian Dr. Richard L. Bushman.
Internet feed may be in doubt for Conference
After the new LDS Church-owned company MStar trumpeted throughout its
Mormon sites on the Internet a new service providing an audio feed of
last Saturday's General Relief Society Meeting, the service proved
unable to deliver. Anyone that connected to the company's new site,
http://www.generalconference.com/ was disappointed when the audio
feed was absent.