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LDS Church closes Temple Sq., different downtown points of interest, due to coronavirus

Editor’s be aware • The Salt Lake Tribune is offering readers free entry to essential native tales in regards to the coronavirus throughout this time of heightened concern. See extra protection here. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints introduced Friday that it might shut Temple Sq., together with its libraries, museum and different customer points of interest in downtown Salt Lake Metropolis, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The closures took impact at 5 p.m. Friday, in keeping with a news release, and can final “till additional discover.”…

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This week in Mormon Land: Latter-day Saints honor Yankee legend; church makes Enquirer cowl, however not in a great way; temple predictions.

The Mormon Land publication is a weekly spotlight reel of developments in and about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whether or not heralded in headlines, preached from the pulpit or buzzed about on the again benches. Need this free publication in your inbox? Subscribe here. (Kathy Willens | AP file photograph) On this Sept. 26, 2013, photograph, New York Yankees reduction pitcher Mariano Rivera acknowledges the group’s standing ovation after coming off the mound within the ninth inning of his remaining look in a baseball sport in…

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Sports 

Temple appears to comb ECU

Temple (14-12, 6-7) vs. East Carolina (10-17, 4-10) Williams Area at Minges Coliseum, Greenville, North Carolina; Sunday, 12 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: East Carolina seeks revenge on Temple after dropping the primary matchup in Philadelphia. The groups final confronted one another on Feb. 1, when the Owls outshot East Carolina from the sphere 48.9 % to 39.Three % and made six extra 3-pointers en path to the 76-64 victory. FEARLESS FRESHMEN: East Carolina’s Jayden Gardner, Tristen Newton and Brandon Suggs have mixed to account for 57 % of the crew’s…

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Work revs up on St. George Temple renovation

Demolition crews have torn down the 20th-century additions on the north and west sides of the St. George Temple as renovation of the historic edifice cranks up. “One of many points of this venture is preserving the unique constructing,” venture supervisor Eric Jamison mentioned in a Monday news release. “The construction of the constructing is in incredible situation, given its age.” Crews are also salvaging the eliminated supplies — from concrete to metal — for recycling. “The purpose of all of that is to protect the constructing whereas making it…

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Robert Kirby: How I might remake Temple Sq.. Assume curler coaster, elephants and crickets.

When my household returned to America from 4 years in Spain, we headed straight for California, with a short cease to go to relations in Utah. Whereas right here, we visited the very coronary heart of our religion: Temple Sq.. Lengthy separated from this icon of Mormonism, my dad and mom bought teary on the sight of the acquainted spires. Temple Sq. left a definite impression on me as nicely. Terror. It was my first publicity to lifeless folks. I’m not speaking about proxy baptism for the dead. These have…

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Utah man accused of temple housebreaking to take competency check

Protection lawyer Mike McGinnis stated he and his 34-year-old shopper weren’t ready to maneuver ahead with the listening to and requested an analysis, The Herald Journal reported Monday. It’s unclear when the analysis is scheduled. The Smithfield man is charged with aggravated housebreaking and is accused of breaking-in and vandalizing a church temple in Logan inflicting about $5,000 in damages together with damaged glass, a discharged hearth extinguisher and an ax in a wall, prosecutors stated. The suspect informed officers he was upset he couldn’t see his youngsters through the…

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