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From the Homefront: It's back to the "healthy-lifestyle soapbox" with tips for getting more active.

Volunteer efforts: Members of the LDS Church join the effort to fill sandbags around flood-threatened areas of historic Nauvoo, Ill.

COMING FRIDAY

PITCHING CHANGES

A former BYU athlete has had some interesting travels — from Thatcher, Ariz., to Siberia to Provo. But Leon Johnson's latest journey, from the outfield to the pitching mound, will require some big steps.

FROM 'THE CRICKET AND THE SEAGULL'

Steven Kapp Perry speaks with Laura Brotherson, author of the book "And They Were Not Ashamed."

FROM THE 'BLOGGERNACLE BACK BENCH'

Emily Jensen looks at travel ideas within Utah and other fun ideas for the summertime.

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Read about John Gee's lecture in Provo on the Joseph Smith papyri.

COMING THIS WEEKEND

Monumental dedication: Sons of Utah Pioneers will commemorate the site of President Wilford Woodruff's farm home.

Heber presence: How the Utah town has become a major part of missionary work in Japan.

Honoring a prophet: Artists put together CD tribute for President Gordon B. Hinckley.