After rocky start, Internet Conference broadcast serves thousands
This past weekend's broadcast of General Conference on the Internet
went well, after problems encountered during Saturday morning's first
session were cleared up.
Cookies make a hash of Mormons
Two men accused of poisoning two LDS missionaries with hashish were
indicted on Tuesday. Douglas Lynch, 40, and Alexander McLean, 46, are
accused of giving the missionaries, on May 19, 12 cookies they had made
with the extract from the marijuana plant. By the time the two Elders
arrived home from visiting Lynch and McLean, they were feeling ill. The
Elders were taken to Monash Medical Centre and treated for cannabinoid
LDS Hoops Star reflects on his past (Years treat Y. All-American well)
In 1966 BYU basketball player Dick Nemelka made all-American and began
living the sports dream. After graduating from BYU and serving an LDS
mission, Nemelka played professionally for the Utah Stars and even
coached for a while,at one point seeking to succeed legendary BYU Coach
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.
Arts & Entertainment
BYU student is finalist for two major student film awards
BYU student filmmaker Matthew Janzen has two short films under
consideration for major student film awards. Janzen's film "Salesman"
will be screened at the American Film Institute's Los Angeles
International Film Festival October 21-29, and his film "Hold Me" will
be screened at the fourth annual Angelus Awards Student Film Festival
on November 6th. Janzen wrote and produced both films while a junior
at BYU studying filmmaking.
Lawsuit aims to stop Utah bank merger
A lawsuit was to be filed yesterday by six individuals and businesses in
Utah to stop the proposed merger between First Security Corp. and Zions
Bancorp, Utah's two largest bank holding companies, both of which have
strong Mormon roots. Zions Bancorp is the successor to an LDS Church
owned bank established by Brigham Young in the 1800s and First Security
was founded by LDS Church member David Eccles in the later 1800s.