President Hinckley heaves the first shovel at the Nauvoo temple site Sunday
Just over 150 years after the Nauvoo Temple was destroyed, President
Gordon B. Hinckley broke ground at the Temple site to rebuild it. The
groundbreaking ceremony was attended by President Hinckley, Elder Henry
B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve and Elder Donald L. Staheli of the
Seventy, as well as a 100-voice choir of senior missionaries serving in
Nauvoo and members of the Nauvoo and surrounding stakes.
RLDS Church gives award to Jane Goodall (Primatologist Jane Goodall receives award for environmental efforts)
Primatologist Jane Goodall was awarded the 1999 International Peace
Award by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on
Sunday at the Church's world headquarters in Independence, Missouri.
Goodall, who is best known for her studies of chimpanzees, told the
audience that studying chimpanzees has helped connect humans with the
animal world, "What I learned the most is that the chimpanzee serves as
the blood line between the humans on the one hand and the animal kingdom
on the other.... I almost see the chimpanzee reaching out to us and
saying, `You are part of the animal world.' "
Temple Gets Nauvoo O.K.
The Nauvoo City Council gave the LDS Church permission to build the
Nauvoo Temple last night in a vote of 5-1. City Hall was filled with
residents, some of whom were concerned with the impact that the building
would have on their city and neighborhood. While no opinions were
offered directly opposing the Temple, third ward councilwoman Joan Kraft
did express the concerns of her constituents that they didn't have
enough information to make sure the costs to the town wouldn't exceed
the benefit, "I wish we could have waited to make a decision," she said.
Birmingham, AL Temple Groundbreaking
While local newspapers skipped covering the groundbreaking of the
Birmingham Alabama Temple, held Saturday, October 9th, local members
experienced an inspiring, spiritual experience, despite bad weather.
According to Birmingham First Stake president Richard May, the event
was well attended, and a 'sea of colorful umbrellas' gave a clear
representation of the size of the crowd of nearly 2,300 people
Salmon won't sacrifice principles for politics
When Rep. Matt Salmon, (R-Ariz.) ran for Congress
from the 1st District of Arizona in 1994, he promised his
constituents that he'd be in office for three terms, if they wanted
him that long, and then he'd be gone. Salmon is keeping that
term-limit pledge, which strikes many observers as very unusual in
Washington D. C., where campaign promises often seem to be forgotten
10 minutes after they're made.
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