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For week ended December 5, 1999 Posted 24 Feb 2001
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Briefs filed for Mormon temple construction

The LDS Church has received support in fighting off a challenge to a Massachussets law which allowed building the Boston Temple. Neighbors of the Temple challenged the Dover Amendment, the law that exempts religious organizations from some local land use restrictions, last year. After loosing their challenge, they appealed, saying that the Dover Amendment violates the U.S. Constitution's doctrine of separation of Church and State.
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Mormon temple opens in Apex

At the begining of the open house for the Raleigh North Carolina Temple, which runs today through December 11th, Elder Loren Dunn, President of the North America Southeast Area of the Church, said the Temple represents a new day for Church members in North Carolina, "We look on this as a new day. We look on any persecution that may have gone on in the past as people who didn't understand us."

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CBC Edmonton Radio One Coverage of the Temple Media Tour

Steve Finkelman, a local reporter, gave about a 10-minute report from about 17:35 - 17:45 on CBC Radio One Edmonton (740 AM), on the afternoon drive-home show, "Radio-Active" (hosted by Peter Brown) today. Fantastic piece -- he interviewed Elder Hugh Pinnock, Area President, and Donald Salmon, the new temple president, and also a local sister who helped in the interior work.

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Mormon Temple construction begins

The LDS Church held a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday, November 28th for a new Temple at Winter Quarters in Omaha, Nebraska. 3,500 invited guests attended the ceremony.

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Frankfurt Temple Celebrate's Advent (Advent-Reception at the Mormon's)

Frankfurt Temple President Karl Borcherding and his wife Hanna invited 90 guests, including the Mayor of Friedrichsdorf, Horst Burghardt, the administrative head of the county, Juergen Banzer, some of Friedrichsdorf's town councilors and representatives of

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2 Mormon men claim discrimination over religion, gender, age

Two members of the LDS Church in Idaho have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Government's Energy Department, claiming they were passed over for promotions because of their age, gender and Church membership. The lawsuit was filed in spite of a ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that there was no evidence of discriminiation.

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Utah Governor Braces for Fight

A GOP civil war is threatening to break out in Utah over whether to give the very popular incumbent Gov. Mike Leavitt a third term next year.

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Creative minds craft clever Nativity scenes from odd items for Colleyville church exhibit

The LDS Chapel in Colleyville, Texas is hosting a display of more than 500 Nativity scenes contributed by members in its area. The display, including creche's from as far a way as Japan and as near as the local department store, will be available through Sunday as a way for the Church to express its Christmas spirit. Many LDS wards and stakes in North America have similar displays.

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Hark! Pleasant Grove angels giving up Christmas for Riley

A little girl in SCERA Park Elementary School has emptied her shoebox of pennies and dimes for a very special Christmas present for Riley Burwell, a seven-year-old boy in her class. Several families in the small neighborhood of Pleasant Grove, Utah are joining her efforts and foregoing Christmas gifts this year to give Riley a gift of a lifetime.

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Student is cited for trying to take Mormon books from library

A student at the Pacific Lutheran University was cited for trying to take books about Mormonism out of a downtown Tacoma library without checking them out. The woman triggered the security monitor alarm as she attempted to leave the library.

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Saturday conference to focus on LDS temples

A conference tomorrow sponsored by BYU's Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies will feature Elder Hugh W. Pinnock of the First Quorum of the Seventy. The conference, titled "Temples Through the Ages," will also feature BYU professor Hugh Nibley and others.

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LDS Volunteers support 'floating' homeless shelter (Homeless shelter floats from church to church)

Twelve Eastside congregations have created a "floating shelter" for the homeless, moving the homeless men using its services from building to building during the year. Now in its seventh year, the "Congregations for the Homeless" gives up to 30 homeless men a place to sleep every night.

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Washington DC Temple gets Parks Commission tour (Trip to Morman Temple)

The Washington DC Temple in Kensington, Maryland has achieved such a landmark status that the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is sponsoring a trip December 7th for seniors to visit. The government-funded commission, which operates the parks for Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties, the two suburban Maryland counties bordering Washington DC, is apparently charging seniors $4 to transport them by van from Camp Springs, Maryland, in southern Prince Georges County, to the Temple in Montgomery County.

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Southern Baptists' focus on LV concerns other religious groups

Las Vegas is slated in the next two years to be one of four major city's targeted for the evangelistic zeal of the Southern Baptist Convention, similar to the attention focused upon Salt Lake City last year. Phoenix and Chicago are on the list for the year 2000, with Boston and Las Vegas for 2001.

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