Should Missionaries be evacuated over Y2K concerns? (Missionaries have wings clipped for Y2K)
Following up on reports that the U.S. State department will evacuate 800
employees from four eastern-european countries, WorldNetDaily's David
Bresnahan asked LDS Church spokesman Michael Purdy if the Church had
similar plans. However, Purdy said that the Church was unaware of the
State Department's evacuation plans.
Y2K fears fuel LDS grounding
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH --Taking a cautious approach to the Y2K dangers,
the LDS Church is not allowing missionaries or employees to fly
between midnight December 30th and midnight January 5th. The policy
was announced in a statement released on Tuesday, which read, in
part, "In view of lingering uncertainties as to the precise effect on
air travel of the Y2K phenomenon, the church has instructed all
employees and missionaries worldwide not to travel by air" during the
designated time period. "This is a precautionary measure only and may
be subject to change in some parts of the world as developments
LDS Church Donates to Ta[estry of Polygamy
Tapestry of Polygamy, a support group for women
and children trying to escape polygamous families, has recieved a
"modest" donation from the LDS Church. Elder Alexander Morrison met with
representatives of the group in September and made the donation. "The
women of Tapestry represent victims who have experienced a lot of tears
and sorrow in polygamous situations," said Elder Morrison, a member of
the Church's First Quorum of Seventy.
Mormon CEO blamed for 'rookie' mistake (A Costly Rookie Mistake)
Times-Mirror CEO Mark WIlles is under fire
from the journalists at the company's Los Angeles Times and
elsewhere, who blame a recent embarrassing deal on the publisher
Willes chose to succeed him at the Times. Journalists say that the
deal represents a conflict of interest, and wouldn't have happened if
Willes or the publisher, Kathryn M. Downing, had any experience
working with newspapers.
LDS ward is reborn, stunning
The Salt Lake City 10th Ward of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened its doors this weekend to
celebrate the reopening the their historic downtown building.
Originally organized on February 22, 1849 by then LDS church
President Brigham Young, it is one of the 19 original LDS wards.
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