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For week ended December 19, 1999 Posted 24 Feb 2001
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General News 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.

Local News Minnesota's first Mormon temple comes to the people
The open house for the Minneapolis Temple starts Saturday and continue through year-end, giving thousands in the Minneapolis - St Paul metropolitan area and in the region the opportunity to see it prior to dedication. Currently the only Temple between Chicago and Denver, the Temple will serve Church members in Wisconsin, Iowa, and North and South Dakota, as well as the 22,000 Church members in Minnesota. Dedication is scheduled for January 9th.

Sports Ainge's reasons resonate with some
LDS sports star and NBA coach Danny Ainge's resignation this week sent shock waves through the sports world, not just because it happened, but because of why it happened. While some sports writers and fans looked for a hidden reason for Ainge's resignation, several columnists have discovered what is obvious to most members of the LDS Church, that Ainge resigned for exactly the reasons he gave - to spend more time with his family.

People 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.

Arts & Entertainment Salt Lake Courthouse Gets Bust by Mormon Artist (S.L. courthouse looking very patriotic, by George)
Elder David B. Haight of the Quorum of the Twelve has taken part in a ceremony honoring a new addition to the Salt Lake City courthouse. A bust of George Washington has been placed at the Matheson Court House. Elder Haight prayed that seeing the statue of the first U.S. President would inspire people to be good.

Business LDS Church Held Up Sale of Struggling ZCMI
Documents filed with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission reveal that the LDS Church prevented the sale of ZCMI department stores, of which it owne more than half, until this past summer. Several chains had approached ZCMI multiple times at least since 1995. The documents were filed with the SEC because ZCMI was a publically-traded company, of which a trust owned by the LDS Church was the majority shareholder.

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