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| 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
mp3.com, provide a way for musicians to post their own information.
There are many LDS artists among the group.
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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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