September 24, 1989 |
Veteran director Ken Annakin ("The Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines") starts production late this month in Ohio on "Joseph and Emma," the story of Mormon church founder Joseph Smith--and the Church of Latter-Day Saints would like to see the script. But Annakin, calling the project "a big love story and a wonderful piece of American history," said he's proceeding on his own, without church involvement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1992 |
The Mormon population in the San Fernando Valley--estimated to be about 20,000--has leveled off even as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown strongly in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys and elsewhere in Southern California, church officials say.
December 6, 1989 |
Mormons, whose health codes direct them to abstain from alcohol, coffee, tea and smoking, are "very excited" about a UCLA study showing dramatically lower death rates from cancer and heart disease among their leaders, a church spokesman said Tuesday. "It corroborates what they have preached for years," said Keith Atkinson, Mormon Church public communications director for California, which has as many as 750,000 members.
May 24, 1998 |
The president of the Mormon History Assn. said Saturday that it is less likely that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will disavow 19th century teachings that linked African American skin color to Biblical curses because of publicity about that possibility. Armand L.
February 14, 2002
You want to join a 155-year-old singing group that has recorded five gold albums and won both an Emmy and a Grammy? You want to be part of a group that has as many as 150 gigs a year, including hosting the longest-running weekly radio broadcast in American history? You love singing in really cool robes? Then you'll want to apply to join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. But you'd better be able to do more than just sing.