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For week ended December 12, 1999 Posted 24 Feb 2001
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LDS missionaries to stay working during Y2k

Despite reports that the U.S. State Department will pull non-essential personnel from five countries over year 2000 concerns, the LDS Church will keep missionaries in the field during year-end and the beginning of 2000. "The only precautions the Church is taking for Y2K is to request that no missionaries and church employees travel between December 30, 1999 and January 5, 2000," said LDS Church spokesperson Michael Purdy.

First Security-Zions merger gets Justice OK

The merger of the two major Utah banks, both of whom have strong Mormon heritage, is a step closer to reality. The U.S. Department of Justice approved the merger of First Security Corp. with Zions Bancorp., requiring that the banks divest themselves of 68 branches in Utah and Idaho. The merger now only needs approval from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and a vote by shareholders to be official.

Mormon Henry Ford Tries to Change the World (Quebec's Henry Ford?)

The "bearded Mormon preacher" Robert Menard has a vision - to provide cheap, reliable cars to the developing world. He believes that his firm, Microvel Technologies, will be the Henry Ford for the third world.

Mormon Men in 50s called chief opponents to SLC TRAX system(Letter From The Editor)

Utah Transit Authority engineer John Inglish, has been called visionary. He envisioned a light rail train coming to Salt Lake City ever since joining UTA in the late '70s. A week ago Saturday, seemingly every man, woman and child turned out in Salt Lake City to take their inaugural ride on TRAX. TRAX is a light rail train of cars that will run inbound and outbound of the city.

Former Mormon-Owned Building to be Razed (Riverfront revived)

The city of Spokane plans to raze the turn-of-the-century Spokane Casket Co. factory to make way for a new riverfront park. The building housed the firm from its construction in 1899 until 1954 when it was purchased by then stake president Derald P. Romney and partners. Romney was a half-brother to former Michigan Governor George Romney.

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