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Judge preserves Donny's dignity

A judge in Toronto, Canada declined to make public the client list of an escort service accused of employing HIV-infected hookers because he found the list's contents suspect. Newspapers in Canada have had a free-for-all with the issue because of a report that it contained the names of National Hockey League players and other celebrities.
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Utahn no longer hears the 'voices'

This very long article focuses in on the plight of the mentally ill in Utah, more specifically those that suffer with schizophrenia. It uses as an illustration, the life experience of 23 year old Mark Johnson, a fellow sufferer, who is now serving a church service mission at Welfare Square in Salt Lake City.

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LDS man almost busiest person in America (7-Eleven(R) Names Person With Busiest Schedule in America)

An LDS man, Salt Lake patent attorney Vaughn North, was chosen by 7-Eleven as the second busiest person in America. North has a 60-plus-hour workweek and also manages two research companies. He also composes music and sings with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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DUP rolls hit high as centennial nears

Daughters of Utah Pioneers will approach its centennial in 200l with an all time membership of 18,500 women from every state and Canada. With a ninety-eight and one-half year history, the DUP has been battling two common misconceptions, religion and purpose. DUP President Mary Johnson said, "We're a heritage organization, not a social club."

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Never too old to help

Winifred Durrant of Provo is still active in humanitarian projects at age 78. Among her recent projects are putting together 250 infant kits which include two handmade diapers, a handmade gown, a receiving blanket, bar of soap, a hand-crocheted hat, booties and diaper pins to be sent to third world countries; piecing together patchwork quilts for Kosovo; and making beanbag toys out of material scraps.

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Start of Y2K analysis series by international expert

Bruce F. Webster, Co-Chair of the Washington D.C. Year 2000 Group and internationally-known Y2K analyst, released today the first of a series of articles examining the remaining core issues in the Year 2000 arena. These articles will be published exclusively on the Y2K Today web site (, which is run by Infrastructure Defense, Inc. (

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