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Posted 02 May 2002   For week ended March 1, 2002
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Even President Hinckley Searched at Olympics
Security at the 2002 Winter Olympics was so tight that even LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley and his wife, Marjorie Pay Hinckley, were searched as they arrived to attend one of the many events.
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Local News
LDS Chapel Invaders Fire Shots at Security Workers
Two intruders in an LDS Chapel Sunday night fired on security workers when they were confronted, and then eluded police for an hour before disappearing. The pair of intruders were discovered about 9:30 pm in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 45th Avenue and Olympia Street and fired two shots at the security workers as they were leaving.
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LDS Father and Son Luge for Venezuela
Werner Hoeger, 39, and his son, Chris, 17, spent more than $70,000 competing in luge events around the world and were on the road for 68 of 79 days at one point, honing their craft and sharing unforgettable moments. After a lifetime of dreaming and years of training, the father and son competed at the Olympics representing Venezuela. Werner finished 40 and Chris finished 31 out of 50.
Kazakhstan Benefits from Mormon Kindness
Ten years after the Soviet Union collapsed, Kazakhstan developed its own country. A few weeks ago, the Kazakhstan womens hockey team travelled 6,000 miles to Salt Lake City to compete in the XIX Winter Olympic Games and developed a lasting friendship with their new found friends in Utah. Their final game with China put them in eighth and final place in the women's tournament and in first place in the hearts of Utah.
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LDS Professor Named to Dept. of Agriculture Post
Dr. Rodney J. Brown, Dean of the Utah State University College of Agriculture, has been named Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics in the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington D.C. Dean Brown, an LDS returned missionary who grew up on a dairy farm in Coalville, Utah, will oversee four agencies of the USDA: the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES), the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
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Internet: Websites for LDS Musicians
With the popularity of MP3 services, the growth of websites for individual artists has grown substantially. It seems every musician has his own website, and several services, including, provide a way for musicians to post their own information. There are many LDS artists among the group.
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Mormon 'Minister' Helps Prisoners Celebrate Muslim Holiday
At the request of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the U.S. military allowed a feast of lamb and sweets to be given to suspected Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters held prisoner at the US base in Kandahar.
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Arts & Entertainment
Mormon Group 'Jets' Return -- But They're Different
Ashton Silito and Maliana Wolframm were two performers at the recent 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Members of the Jets, a second generation of Olympic performers in the '80s, they received the baton that was passed by older members of their family. Salt Lake City may have been the birthplace of the Jets, but they now call Hesperia home.
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Sheri Dew Promoted to Run Deseret Book
Sheri L. Dew, 48, Second Counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been named the new president and CEO of Deseret Book Company, replacing Ronald A. Millett, 54, who will serve as an LDS mission president starting in July. Dew becomes the first woman to head the company, which is owned by Deseret Management Corp., the for-profit holding company of the LDS Church.
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