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For week ended December 19, 1999 Posted 24 Feb 2001
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Two LDS survivors of Bataan sue Japanese (Two Men, Still Haunted by War, Seek Justice)

Harold Poole and V.O. "Johnny" Johnson, two LDS survivors of the Bataan Death March are taking advantage of a change in California Law and suing the Japanese for their mistreatment during the war. California recently extended the statute of limitations on claims by Holocaust victims, POWs and other victims of World War II to 2010.

  LDS Family Looses Two Girls in Tragic House Fire
Two young LDS girls were killed and their mother severely burned in a fire in their rental house north of Daytona Beach, Florida. 10-year-old Shaleem Reyes and her 15-month-old sister Marilyn were killed and their mother, Mira Reyes, 34, suffered second- and third-degree burns on Thursday, December 16th.

  Schulz daughter nuts about 'Peanuts'
LDS Church member Amy Johnson got a treat each August 5th, her birthday. Written inside one of the panels in the 'Peanuts' comic strip on that day each year were the words, "Happy Birthday Amy," a greeting from her father, 'Peanuts' creator Charles Schulz. But now that Schulz is retiring 'Peanuts' January 3rd, Amy will no longer get birthday greetings from her father that way.

  LDS couple gives $5 million to new Austin arts center
LDS businessman Kevin Rollins and his wife Debra are making a significant contribution to the cultural life of Austin through a $5 million donation to the prospective Long Center for the Performing Arts. The donation will help reach the $50 to $60 million fundraising goal for creating the Center from the current Palmer Auditorium.

Marriage of convenience? Not for T.D. Croshaw

These stories look at two University of Utah football players getting married as they get ready to play in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. Quarterback T.D. Croshaw is marrying former team trainer Kirsten Kingery on Thursday at the Salt Lake Temple. They set the date when Brother Croshaw was a back-up quarterback, but now he's the starter.

Three Pregnancies, Four Deaths: Clues About Utah Mother's Motives Died With Her

The chilling story of Darcie Jo Baum has left both her family and investigators confused and seeking her motive for giving birth four times, and abandoning to die three of the infants before bleeding to death following the birth of the fourth. Baum was, by all accounts, a good mother to her surviving son, Draye, and a person who enjoyed infants and children in general.

  Probe of Utah Marine's Death Leaves Unanswered Questions
The death of Mormon US Marine Pfc. James Gardner in 1991 led his family to question the work of Navy investigators in the case and caused the family additional grief. Odd things about his death, ruled a suicide, have lead his mother, Arlene Ball, to pursue the issue, looking for help from congressional investigators and the Defense Department's Inspector General.

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