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For week ended December 19, 1999 Posted 24 Feb 2001
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Ruling against Tanners could have effect on Internet (Copyright Ruling Targets Web Links)

U.S. District Court Judge Tena Campbell's injunction against LDS Church critics Jerald and Sandra Tanner could have wide-ranging implications for the Internet, according to observers. They say that the decision could limit the ability of websites to link to other sites, shutting down linking when it is not known if the site is violating someone's copyright.

Temple steeple suit finally gets its days in court

The lawsuit preventing the LDS Church from completing the steeple on the Boston Temple was finally heard, with closing arguments presented to the Judge on Tuesday. The lawsuit challenges the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals' decision to allow the Church to build a 130-foot steeple on the Temple.

  Candidates focus on Christian beliefs
A recent debate in Des Moines, Iowa, saw Republican presidential hopefuls talk about Jesus Christ. Front-runner George W. Bush misunderstood a question. He was asked what political philosopher or thinker he most identified with. Bush thought he was asked who had the most influence in his life. He responded, "Christ, because he changed my heart. When you turn your heart and your life over to Christ, when you accept Christ as the savior, it changes your heart. It changes your life. And that's what happened to me."

  Is Time Up for Utah Polygamous Sect?
Authorities are carefully watching Jim Harmston's True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days (TLC), a polygamous offshoot of the LDS Church, because the group's apocalyptic statements lead some to fear violence. The group is one of a number of fringe groups that law enforcement officials are watching.

  Mormons Prepare for Y2K Worst
With the year 2000 approaching, the Associated Press' Wallace looks at the LDS Church's teachings on preparedness, which may protect many Church members, should food or energy supplies be interrupted due to the Y2K computer bug. Wallace reviews both LDS Church teachings that members should stockpile a 'year's supply' of food, and the Church's own welfare program, which has accumulated significant additional supplies.

  Is Elvis Really the Person of the Century?
Efforts by various groups to sway the results of the Time Magazine on-line poll on the most influential person of the Century, leaving the list led by rock star Elvis Presley. Attempts to influence the results have included proponents of Hitler, his opponents, Christian activists supporting Billy Graham and Mormons trying to promote LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, who is currently 8th on the list.

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