LDS Student escapes injury at Texas A&M
While rumors have circulated that an LDS student might have been
injured in the tragic collapse of a log structure at Texas A&M
University in College Station Texas, Institute Director Tom McMullin
reports that no LDS students were injured in the accident. One LDS
student was involved, however, and was on the second tier of the
structure when it collapsed, but managed to escape harm.
A temple to call their own
The public open house of the new Edmonton Temple
will start next month, and local members are excited to show their
neighbors the importance of a Temple. "Temples are a different type
of building,'' says local leader Blair Bennett. "Temples are referred
to as the House of the Lord, the most sacred building we as church
Mormons jailed for child sex assaults
Four LDS Church members in Bristol, England have
been convicted of sexually assaulting children in their congregations
over the past 17 years. A two-year police investigation, started after
one of the victims met an LDS Church member on the street and remembered
abuse he had "blacked out" as a child.
Former BYU Football Player disappears (Scrutinized youth camp chief 'took off')
A former BYU football player who was operating
controversial youth reform camps in Samoa and Laie, Hawaii has
disappeared, according to the former director of the Hawaii camp. Mekeli
Ieremia, who owned both the New Hope Academy in Samoa and the Aloah
Youth Academy in Hawaii, can't be found says Jeff Pluemacher. Ieremia is
sought by Texas authorities for as much as $4.7 million in workers'
Medford Temple 'Topping'
On Friday, November 26 the statue of the angel Moroni was placed on the
steeple of the Medford OR Temple which is under construction. A front page
article with pictures appeared on the front page of the Saturday, November
27th issue of the Medford Mail-Tribune.
A Piece of Mormon History in Britan for sale (Romance on the market)
A bit of Mormon history in England is for
sale. Old Chesils, one of the oldest houses in Steeple Ashton, was the
home of the Robert Berrett family for much of the 19th century and was
licensed as a Mormon chapel by Berrett in 1847. A small branch
flourished in this town until 1849, when prejudice and the desire to
unite with the main body of the Church led Berrett to sell the home and
move to Utah.
New Meetinghouse dedicated in Estonia
TALLINN, ESTONIA -- The Saints in Estonia have been blessed with new
beautiful building in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. The new
building, which was dedicated on 7th of November can seat up to 160
people. It is the first building in Estonia that has been built up
from scratch. It took approximately 5 month to build. It is
meeting place for two branches in Tallinn - Stroomi and Sūle.
Child molester suspect used LDS Church to meet victims (Suspected child molester also wanted in Kentucky)
A New Hampshire man is accused of sexually
assaulting a 13-year-old child and a 9-year-old child that he met
through a Mormon church in Somersworth, New Hampshire. Marc Estes, 28,
of Dover, is being held on $50,000 cash bail. He was arraigned on
Wednesday, November 24th as a fugitive from justice.
New Singles Ward in Lincoln, Nebraska (Congregation for adult singles)
A new singles ward has been formed in the Lincoln
Nebraska Stake, with 250 members from throughout the city. The
congregation is restricted to single members between the ages of 19 and
'He Said, He Said' Key to Sex Conviction Appeal
A Utah judge could soon rule on a peculiar case which would set aside
an inmate's conviction for felony sex abuse. In 1993, a former child
social worker, Richard Swart, pleaded no contest to charges he had
sex with a 14-year-old LDS patient named Edward Ryan Arthur. Swart
has fought to retract the plea almost every moment since he gave it,
claiming he was given inadequate investigation by his attorneys, Ron
Yengich and Bradley Rich. The case has launched a role reversal for
Yengich and Rich, two of Utah's preeminent criminal defense attorneys.
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