Articles of News/Week of July 10th

By July 13, 2017Articles

Did ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ artist Maurice Sendak really illustrate a cover for an LDS children’s magazine?

Maurice Sendak, the writer and illustrator of “Where the Wild Things Are,” did the cover artwork of the 1969 November issue of what was then called The Children’s Friend, a magazine for young readers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Mormon church targeted in new commercial after tax fraud concerns raised

This week, you’ll be seeing an edgy new commercial targeting the Mormon church in Hawaii, questioning its business practices.

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Nation’s No. 3 pro-style QB talks Alabama, Mormon mission and how he’ll prepare for football while away

Tanner McKee may spend his next two years nearly 8,500 miles away from the continental United States, but that hasn’t stopped college football powerhouses coast-to-coast from going all in on his recruitment.

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It’s not ‘The Movie’ — nor will Book of Mormon videos give a nod to location theories, either

The LDS Church has begun an extensive film production of the Book of Mormon, with resulting videos to serve both as stand-alone narratives and stock footage for visual depictions in all sorts of social messaging and presentations, as announced last week.

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Ogden woman with brain tumor dies hours after giving birth

Just hours after giving birth to her second daughter, Meg Bostwick, 27, died from complications due to a brain tumor. She left behind a husband, two children and a legacy of hard work and kindness.

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Trump Nominates Mormon to Oversee Wall Street Banks, Assume Historic New Role

”Mormons are now a known entity in D.C.,” Mormon Randal K. Quarles told theSalt Lake Tribune in 2005. The fact is even truer today, after Mitt Romney’s run for the presidency and Quarles’s nomination to the Federal Reserve. ”Most people are quite aware that I’m a Mormon, more than I’m aware of their religions.”

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RIP, anti-Mormon literature

There was a time not that long ago, like during the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, when you couldn’t throw a stone without hitting a brand new anti-Mormon exposé. Oh, the sensationalist tales of those books! Oh, the lurid accounts of hearts corrupted, families wrecked, and brains washed by the false religion of the Latter-day Saints!

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Bikini begone: What modesty at the beach means for Mormons, Muslims, Orthodox Jews, nuns and more

Summer is in full swing. For many of us, that means trips to the pool or the beach to cool off from the summer sun. So what are the options for people — women in particular — whose religion dictates modest dress? Deciding what to wear in the water as a conservative or plain clothes dresser varies by religion, and among individuals within a faith. Here are some of the general rules and practices of some major faiths.

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Returned Missionaries Star in Popular Discovery Channel Reality TV Show “Diesel Brothers”

LDS entrepreneurs David Sparks and David Kiley are not exactly what you might think of as stereotypical returned missionaries. Better known as “Heavy D” and “Diesel Dave,” these two friends own and operate DieselSellerz—the world’s largest marketplace related to anything diesel. In January 2016, Discovery Channel aired the hit reality TV show, Diesel Brothers, which highlights the friends’ custom vehicle builds, crazy stunts, and elaborate pranks.

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BYU library archivists gather historical treasures

Greg Seppi stood between the rows of materials in the depths of the Harold B. Lee Library. Surrounded by historical manuscripts, rare books and other artifacts, he looked at a line of worn covers.

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Lyle Jeffs, polygamist leader who was on the run, to be arraigned Monday in Salt Lake City

Lyle Jeffs, once a bishop in the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the only defendant remaining in what prosecutors have called a scheme to defraud the federal food stamp program, will appear in court Monday in Salt Lake City.

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Local athlete survives potentially fatal fall off 300-foot cliff

A local star athlete has miraculously survived falling hundreds of feet off a cliff this week in south central Utah.

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Famous YouTube dog with an LDS trainer brings smiles and joy

Jasmine, a 10-year-old Havanese, knows over 100 unique tricks. This talented dog has been on international, national and local television stations — including “Good Morning America” and “Animal Planet.” She has also been in commercials and photo shoots. Her YouTube videos have millions of views and her social media friends hail from all over the world.

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For Pat Broussard, journey to becoming Catholic priest began with knock at door from 2 Mormons

Pat Broussard answered a knock at his door in 2002 to find two Mormon missionaries standing there. What happened next surprised his visitors.

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WEBER STATE COUPLE INNOVATED TO KEEP THEIR WEDDING COSTS LOW — STARTING WITH A $75 DRESS

It’s hard to pin down the day Samuel, 22, and Serena, 24, became an official couple. But it didn’t take them long to realize they wanted to spend eternity together.

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LDS Church shoots new Book of Mormon videos in Utah

Parts of Utah have been transformed into Jerusalem in 600 B.C. It’s actually a film set where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is filming a series of videos.

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Pioneer Day Show is ‘the pinnacle’ for surprise headliner Alex Boyé

He knows he has a lot to live up to, but Alex Boyé is not throwing away his shot.

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Former Utah Mormon bishop charged with sexual abuse, witness tampering

A former Mormon bishop from Mapleton has been charged with sexually abusing boys in 2014 when they were members of his congregation.

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Repainted, repaired and revamped: 19 Ogden homes fixed up by community church volunteers

After her husband’s death, Kathy Hanks didn’t know if she would ever repaint the faded, colorful fish-scale shingles that cover the gables of her home.

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