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For week ended October 31, 1999 Posted 14 Nov 1999
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With LDS Book on Net, Lawsuit Might Be Moot

Long-time LDS Church critics Jerald and Sandra Tanner have decided not to oppose a court order banning them from posting portions of the LDS Church's General Handbook of Instructions on their website. The Tanners say they will not oppose the order because the GHI is already available elsewhere on the Internet, specifically, an australian site and through usenet news postings archived at dejanews.
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High school students grill Hatch on violence

Students at New Hampshire's Concord High School got a chance to grill presidential candidate (and LDS Church member) Orrin Hatch on school violence, asking Hatch what he thought the main causes of violence are and what he would do to stop it. In response, Hatch gave the students a story of his own childhood and how he delt with violence.

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Does tithing mean LDS Church members save less? (Many Americans Opt Not to Think Of the Rainy Day)

A Consumer Federation of America survey of 1,010 Americans shows low savings rates, especially in Utah, where, according to financial planners, low savings rates can be blamed on tithing. The survey of Americans age l8 and older was taken from July 22-25, shows that a quarter of Americans believe their best chance to retire comfortably is to win the lottery.

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Shoshoni Hoping to Re-Establish Tribal Homeland in Northern Utah

400 members of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshoni are struggling to reestablish a reservation north of Brigham City Utah. Currently the mostly-LDS Native American tribe owns only 184 acres of desert which is located west of Interstate 15 about five miles south of the Utah-Idaho state line. It is negotiating with a ranch north of its property to buy 6400 more acres and turn it into a federally recognized reservation that could represent the historical core of their lands that they inhabited before white settlers came.

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Gleaming Cross Atop Historic S.L. Chapel

After acquiring and remodeling the historic red brick Emigration Ward building in east Salt Lake City last used by the LDS Church in 1987, the Rev. Doug Oss and his 250 member Capital Christian Center flock yearned to replace the building's traditional LDS flavor and spire with a cross. Not just any cross, but a cross that would be an inspiration and a beacon-a statement about living for the kingdom of God in Salt Lake City.

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One BIG Happy Family

Nina And Scott Isaacson weren't looking for a brood when they began searching the Internet to adopt a child to close the age gap between their 7-year-old and 1-year-old. Yet, when she saw the faces of the five oldest children looking up at her from the computer screen, Nina Isaacson stopped.

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