Perth temple groundbreaking set
The date for the ground breaking has been set for November 20th 1999
LDS in Gilbert, Arizona find way to teach character (Reading, writing and rectitude)
Worried about the values being taught to children, the community of
Gilbert, Arizona is trying to teach children a set of values through
the public schools. After the town drafted a resolution calling for
the use of the "Character First!" curriculum developed by a
conservative Christian group, the ACLU fired off a letter to the
town, warning them to tread carefully, and not teach religion in the
classroom. In response, parents, teachers and religious leaders say
that values can be taught without espousing any religion.
Can 'Mormon Card' Grab the Jackpot?
In the upcoming mayoral elections, the voters
will have to decide between two men who call each other 'cuz,' as
they are descendants of one of the five wives of William Hyde, an
early Mormon bishop for whom the Cache County hamlet of Hyde Park is
named. Running is the Democratic and very liberal Rocky Anderson,
who is only a Mormon by birth, and the Republican Conservative Stuart
Reid who is making his active involvement in the Church a campaign
issue, including his years as an police chaplain and public affairs
official for the Church.
Orem Council, mayor hopefuls gearing up for Nov. 2 election
Former city councilman Jim Evans and retired businessman and former
LDS mission president Jerry Washburn will face each other at the
polls on Nov. 2 in a battle for the part-time, two-year Orem mayoral
seat which came open when Mayor Joe Nelson died of cancer in July.
Man claiming to be LDS Church sacrifice ties-up Denver traffic (Police defuse tense downtown standoff)
A deranged man, claiming to have been chosen by the LDS Church for
crucifiction, so that church members could "travel, along with their
resurrected ancestors, to their three-tiered concept of heaven,"
climbed a statue near Denver, Colorado's city hall on Thursday, and
paralyzed commuters for nearly three hours. The man claimed to be
wired with explosives in a backpack and was carrying what appeared to
be an explosive trigger.
Cardston celebrates early tricks, treats
The city council in the Mormon enclave of
Cardston, Alberta, Canada has elected to move Halloween from Sunday,
Oct. 31 to the Saturday, Oct. 30th. Several other communities across
Canada that have also decided to officially have Halloween
trick-or-treating one day earlier, which has spawned some controversy.
LDS Mayor struggles to resurrect town after flood (After flood, mayor leads town back)
FRANKLIN, Va. - The flood from Hurricane Floyd, which swallowed his
insurance company along with the rest of downtown, couldn't get James P.
Councill III down. Neither could the burden of rebuilding a business district
that had become a ``war zone'' overnight. Or even remarks hurled at him in
anger at public meetings. But, last Wednesday, the tire on his car went flat,
and Councill, the city's cheerleader, and part-time mayor, ended up in the
Tax exemption revoked for religious publications
Until Tuesday, merchants in Pennsylvania didn't have to charge sales
tax on religious items that they sold. But the U.S. Supreme Court
refused on Tuesday to hear arguments on an appeal from the Pennsylvania
State Supreme Court, which ruled that sales of religious items are
taxable. The refusal to hear the appeal will likely lead to challenges
to sales tax laws in other states that exempt materials from sales tax
on religious grounds.
North Side Mormon youths have a story to tell
A service project begun by three LDS high school seniors is turning into a
Saturday morning literary treat for children. The students, who attend
Churchill High School and Reagan High School, have put aside their school
rivalries to bring life to the Children's Reading Room at the Reagan library
jointly operated by the city and North East School District.
Local News Briefs
BYU volunteers help prepare Temple Square for winter
Detroit Temple Cornerstone Box Prepared
New LDS Mission President in Las Vegas noted
Utah Area Presidency asks Stake Presidents and Bishops to learn about Domestic Violence
LDS candidate for Salt Lake City Mayor accused of mudslinging
The LDS Church's impact on Utah School Funding
BYU Academy restoration on track
Nauvoo contributing to more tourism in Illinois
The Salt Lake Tribune's coverage of LDS General Conference
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