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Posted 02 May 2002   For week ended March 1, 2002
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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.

New Palmyra Chapel Progressing
A new 24,000-square-foot LDS chapel in Palmyra, New York is progressing well, says Rochester Stake President David Cook. "I am thrilled . . . They are a few weeks ahead of schedule."

Missionaries Help 'Manage' Graffiti
A graffiti management program in the greater dandenong are of Melbourne costs just two-thirds of what it would otherwise cost due to a network of volunteers, including LDS missionaries. On average 1,400 sites in the city are scrubbed clean through the efforts of the volunteers.

Local Relief Society Donates Quilts to New Shelter
A new family shelter in Nampa, Idaho is benefitting from the efforts of a local relief society. The Community Family Shelter provides up to 56 beds for homeless families, children and single women, replacing a previous shelter, Tabor House, which was closed in January 1999 due to fire and safety hazards.

Elder M. Russell Ballard at CES Fireside March 3
Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at a Church Educational System (CES) Fireside Sunday (March 3) at 6 p.m. in the Marriott Center.

A Peculiar Treasure: The Blessings and Responsibilities of a Covenant People
"If the world continues its present trend, and if you walk in obedience to the doctrine and principles of the Church, you may become even more peculiar in the eyes of others," a BYU religion professor warned students on BYU's Hawaii campus at their weekly devotional at the Cannon Activities Center.

BYU Independent Study posts record growth in 2001
Despite economic downturns and the instability of the economy, enrollments in independent study courses at Brigham Young University approached 100,000 in 2001.

Rexburg native named Man of Excellence
Rexburg native Ray Rigby was honored as the Man of Excellence at Brigham Young University-Idaho Sunday night. The Rexburg attorney was selected for his community involvement, strength of character and embodiment of excellence.

BYU hosts Women's Leadership Conference March 2
Women's Services and Resources at Brigham Young University will hold a Women's Leadership Conference on Saturday (March 2) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center (WSC) Ballroom.


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