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FROM THE CRICKET AND THE SEAGULL

Steven Kapp Perry speaks with Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and LDS songwriter Janice Kapp Perry about their collaboration on patriotic music through the years.

At "Second" glance: Mormons making presence felt in virtual world of Second Life.

From the Homefront: Will pinching pennies ever become trendy in today's society?

Prayer for UVU: LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson helps dedicate Utah Valley University.

From the Bloggernaccle Back Bench: In the spirit of the Fourth of July, Emily Jensen will take a closer look at patriotic blogs.

Second Life continued: Part II of Mormon Times' look at LDS Church members in this virtual world.

International influence: Former BYU and NFL tight end Chad Lewis has gone from crying himself to sleep as a missionary in Taiwan to becoming somewhat of an ambassador to China.

New voice: Read the latest contributor to our "columns and blogs" page — Elizabeth Palmer.

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