Summarized by Kent Larsen
Mountain Meadows: Is that all?
A BYU graduate and former Utah resident says that the LDS
Church still hasn't taken care of its responsibility to the victims of
the Mountain Meadows Massacre. He says "the descendants of
the Fancher party still await any official apology or even a
statement of responsibility by the Utah LDS Church."
see: Utah massacre still has hint of hypocrisy
Little Rock AR Democrat-Gazette 10Oct99 N1
By James A. Everett: Special to the Democrat-Gazette
Gay and Lesbian Group protests during General Conference
Utahns for Fairness, a group of gay and lesbian rights activists
staged a "silent protest" oustide Temple Square in Salt Lake
City during the recent General Conference. An estimated 150
people joined the protest, asking the LDS Church to stop its
"involvement in gay hatred politics."
see: U Group Joins LDS ConferenceProtest
(USU) Daily Chronicle 4Oct99 N1
By Scott Lewis: Chronicle News Writer
Gay rights group protests church's initiative stance
Ogden UT Standard-Examiner 4Oct99 N1
By Loretta Park: Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
Hits & Misses: Out in the Open
Salt Lake City Weekly 7Oc99 N1
Hatch came in 2nd in GOP straw poll
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch finished 2nd, with 29 percent of the vote,
in a presidential straw poll at the Western States Republican
Leadership Conference in Jackson, Wyoming. Presidential front-
runner George W. Bush came in first with 34 percent, while Steve
W. Forbes collected 24 percent of the vote. Hatch and Forbes were
the only candidates to show up at the low-profile straw poll.
see: Hatch wins 2nd place in Western GOP poll
Deseret News 4Oct99 N2
LDS Church's Genealogy site one of the busiest on Internet
Since going on-line May 24th, the LDS Church's Family Search site
has received more than 1.5 Billion
'hits', serving as many as 8 million pages a day. Despite early
problems, the site has 300,000 registered users and is very stable.
see: Genealogy site one of the busiest
Ogden UT Standard-Examiner 9Oct99 N3
By Joe Pyrah: Standard-Examiner staff
LDS' www.familysearch.org has had close to 1.5 billion hits
Mormon history sites conserved using legal technique
Conservationists in Summit and Morgan counties in Utah have
preserved portions of the Mormon Trail as well as 3 Mormon militia
fortifications used to try and repel U.S. Troops during the 1857-58
Utah war. The conservationists used a legal technique which
involves having public trusts receive or purchase conservation
easments on the property to be preserved. The easements restrict
future development of the land.
see: Ranchers Help Ensure 'Old' Utah Is Preserved
Salt Lake Tribune 12Oct99 N1
By Tom Wharton: Salt Lake Tribune
BYU Professor seeking WWII letters from LDS Soldiers
BYU Professor Mark Grandstaff says that the full history of World
War II has not yet been told because a "people's history" of the
war hasn't been writen. He and other researchers are looking for the
writings and stories of WWII soldiers and Grandstaff is particularly
interested in information from LDS Soldiers. "We have no letters
from LDS soldiers and their experience on war," says Grandstaff.
"How did religion play in maintaining their sanity during war?"
see: Time running out as researchers seek letters home
Provo UT Daily Herald 9Oct99 N2
By Karen Hoag: Daily Herald