Deseret News political candidate questionnaire draws ire, jeers (Have You Ever Played 31 Questions?)
The Deseret News sent a questionnaire to both
Salt Lake City mayoral candidates last week, and ended up drawing the
ire of the candidates and some voters, and jeers from others. Both
candidates complained vociferously, one of them refusing to answer at
all because he considered it too demeaning.
35,000 visit temple, LDS official says
LDS Church spokesman Dave Hein says that the turnout visiting the new
Billings, Montana Temple has been very good, "We've had over 35,000
people who have attended so far. We're expecting another big day on
Saturday." The two week open house began on October 8, with the temple
open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Following its dedication, the temple
will be closed to the public.
Spire soars above new temple
In spite of the fact that the LDS Church made no
formal announcement of the placement of the Angel Moroni on top of the
spire of the Palmyra New York Temple, about 200 people learned of the
30-foot, 13,000 pound statue's installation and showed up to watch. "I
think if we had announced it we could have had 2,000 to 3,000 people.
That's the part that scared us," said LDS Church spokesman William
Convicted Arsonist Woos Ex-Lover
Convicted arsonist Walter Gene Grassie, who was given a 15-year sentence
in federal prison for torching an LDS chapel in New Mexico, is still
writing to the woman who dumped him. Grassie burned the chapel and
vandalized several others after his former yodeling partner and lover,
Sharlene Jensen, dumped him and returned to her husband. Grassie blamed
the LDS Church for her decision.
Legislators support pre-game prayer
"This ban sets a dangerous precedent. It is wrong for our courts to
dictate when and where we can pray," said Rep. Henry Bonilla, R-Texas.
"If we can start each day in Congress with a prayer, why can't the
students in our schools do the same before their football games."
LDS donates $25,000 toward chapel
The LDS Church has made a $25,000 donation to the Utah
Valley Regional Medical Center for the construction of a
non-denominational chapel in the hospital. Elder Dennis Neuenschwander,
area president of the Utah South Region and Elder Carl Bacon, Area
Authority Seventy from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
presented the check to UVRMC on Thursday, October 21st.
LDS Relief Society in Kansas makes blankets for Project Linus (Volunteers' efforts will help blanket children with comfort)
Project Linus was founded by Karen Loucks-Baker in l995. Loucks-Baker
is the wife of jazz drummer, Ginger Baker. After reading a magazine
article about a small child who was going through intensive
chemotherapy, Loucks-Baker discovered that the patient's security
blanket helped them get through their treatments. It was then that
Loucks-Baker decided to help cancer patients at a Denver hospital.
Cougar campaigning as write-in for council
23-year-old Brigham Young University student Jon
Selden has announced that he will run as a write-in candidate for
Provo City Council. He explained that he is running for the local
political office because although BYU students account for nearly
one-third of the city's population of 110,000, there no students are
on the council.
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