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For week ended November 14, 1999 Posted 24 Feb 2001
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'Promise' Author, Publisher Shocked at Suit

LDS author Dean Hughes, and his publisher, Church-owned Deseret Book, were shocked on Tuesday when decorated POW Gene Jacobsen filed suit against them over Hughes' "Children of the Promise" series of books. Jacobsen is portrayed in the books, which profile an LDS family as it copes with World War II.
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Mormon America author to do radio interview on San Francisco station (Forum talks about Mormonism)

There will be a radio discussion about Mormonism Wednesday morning on San Francisco's KQED-FM, 88.5, from 10 to 11 a.m.

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Retired U. historian still penning his way through centuries

Davis Bitton, a prolific historian of early modern European history and Mormon history, has spent 40 years teaching and writing where his name has become legendary. He recently retired from teaching in 1995 to pursue retirement and devot all his time to writing.

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Returned Missionary Translates Pokemon (American Children Will Hear U. Grad's Words When They See Pokemon Movie)

More than 5 million American children depend on this former Mormon missionary to use his Japanese to English translation skills so they can watch Pokemon. Paul Taylor, a former Mormon missionary who served a two-year mission in Japan for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says, "It's fun to walk around and see T-shirts and games everywhere and think I have something to do with it."

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LDS Theater founder and artist honored for starring roles

LDS Church member Ruth Hale was the recipient of the "Utah Governor's Mansion Artist Award" when she was honored Tuesday evening. The ninety-one-year-old actress and artist was presented the awards by Utah Governor, Mike Leavitt in the Gold Room of the Capitol. Hale received a standing ovation. He said, "she may have added more to theatre than any other living Utahn."

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LDS Poet-Inventor Offers Sight-- And Insight

Life for 82 year old Bro. Walt Lewis didn't turn out as intended when he began, though he is not at all disappointed.

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