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For week ended October 17, 1999 Posted 24 Oct 1999

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2 LDS Educators get $25,000 awards At least two of 4 Utahns honored under the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award package are members of the LDS Church. The award honors teachers for their dedication, achievements and innovation. The LDS educators are Steve Bickmore of Riverton, Utah and Zan Burningham of Sky View High School in Salt Lake City.

see: 4 Utah educators honored
Deseret News 7Oct99 P2
By Jennifer Toomer-Cook: Deseret News staff writer
3 teachers and a principal receive $25,000 awards

Grandson of Mormon author remembered for civility, respect Donald Tanner, 72, a grandson of Mormon author Annie Clark Tanner died Sunday, October 3rd following a battle with prostrate cancer. Tanner, who was not LDS, is remembered as a 'Man for all Seasons,' both because of his extensive resume and because of how he treated his patients and friends. He was reared in Utah by Annie Clark Tanner after his mother died when he was 6 months old.

see: Donald Tanner, 72, physician remembered for civility, respect
Seattle WA Times 10Oct99 P2
By Christine Clarridge: Seattle Times staff reporter

Retired LDS teacher thinks he captured last photo of Mussolini LDS Church member Keith Woolley believes that a grainy black-and-white picture of the corpse of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini may be his. Woolley says he was a private in the U.S. Army on April 29, 1945 when he snapped the picture of Mussolini's corpse, shown bloated and rotting, hanging from a rope in a plaza in Milan, Italy. Woolley says he got the camera the day before from the body of a dead German officer. He gave the photos to a wire service photographer who's camera was damaged while parachuting into the scene.

see: Mystery Photos May Be Work of Utah War Vet
Salt Lake Tribune 10Oct99 P2
By Dan Egan: Salt Lake Tribune

Statue of Porter Rockwell to stand in Lehi, Utah's Pioneer Park A bronze statue of legendary Mormon folk hero Porter Rockwell will soon be placed in Lehi, Utah's soon-to-be finished Pioneer Park. The statue, by Sandy, Utah artist Stanley Wanlass, was commissioned by the Lehi Historical Preservation Commission. It will probably be cast later this month and be dedicated in early spring. The $60,000 statue was paid for by private donors, who paid $100 each for bricks on a walkway around the statue.

see: Bronze statue adding weight to Porter Rockwell legend
Deseret News 8Oct99 P2
By Sharon Haddock: Deseret News staff writer
It will pay tribute to famed pioneer in Lehi park

LDS patent attorney invents system for generating electricity from waves

LDS Church member Vaughn W. North has invented a system for generating electricity from ocean waves. Many inventors have tried to come up with a system for generating electricity from waves, but so far no commercially viable system has been introduced. North's system is different because it relies on the pressure that the waves make on the floor of the sea, instead of working with the wave itself.

North also made the news recently because he was the runner-up in 7-Eleven's busiest person in America contest.

see: Wave power
Deseret News 6Oct99 P2
By Joe Bauman: Deseret News staff writer
A local patent attorney hopes to harness the ocean surf to create electricity

With help of a new scholarship program, LDS single mother will finish college

LDS single mother Stacie Harris' Bishop suggested that she go back to college and get a degree, something she hadn't even considered, given her terrible high school grades and cosmetology program background. Thanks to a scholarship from the Simmons Family Foundation to Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, Harris will finish a degree in communications in two years and hopefully gain a job in corporate training. The foundation established the scholarship program to help single parents, based on the childhood experiences of LDS Church member Roy Simmons, the 83-year-old chairman of Zions Bancorporation.

see: For some single mothers, a new scholarship program offers . . . Education and Independence
Salt Lake Tribune 11Oct99 P2
By Hillary Groutage: Salt Lake Tribune

BYU Religion Professor Alan Parrish selected for USU's Hall of Honor

Professor of Ancient Scripture Alan Parrish was selected for the Utah State University's Hall of Honor recently. Parrish is a USU graduate and former president of the USU Alumni chapter in Los Angeles. He also directed the LDS Institutes of Religion at UCLA and at Harvard. He is currently working on a biography of Apostle John A. Widstoe, who was the fifth president of USU.

see: Education Briefs: Alumni at USU select 4 for school's Hall of Honor
Deseret News 11Oct99 P2

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