BYU will participate in "Museums Day" at the Legislature, the first-ever such gathering of Utah museums.

The event will be in the state Capitol rotunda on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BYU's Museum of Peoples and Cultures will have a booth featuring part of its collection, as well as recent projects created by BYU students.

According to the Utah Museums Association, Gov. Mike Leavitt will be proclaiming Jan. 25 as Museums Day at 1:30 p.m. in the Capitol.

Museum staff and volunteers this year are asking for increased funding for the Office of Museum Services, an agency that provides museums with money for projects, technical assistance and professional-development grants.


A child found a small pipe bomb near Windsor Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon.

The 3-inch pipe, which was packed with fireworks, had a fuse on it that had been lighted and apparently burned out before it detonated.

Utah County bomb technicians came to the school to deal with the device. There are no suspects in the case.


The Provo Angels, a minor league affiliate of the Anaheim Angels, will open their inaugural season June 16 against an intrastate rival, the Ogden Raptors.

Provo will play 36 games at home this year. The last home game is Aug. 30.

Home games will typically start at 7:05 p.m., Monday games will start at 5:05 p.m., and home double-headers will begin at 6:05 p.m. Double-headers have been scheduled for July 28 and Aug. 25.

The Angels will play home games at Larry H. Miller Field on the campus of Brigham Young University. The city plans to have a stadium built for the team by the spring of 2001.


Valentine's Day is the deadline to submit an application for the Miss Santaquin Pageant.

Girls who will be 16 by June 1 can participate in the event, scheduled for April 21, pageant committee member Jody Thomas said. The pageant has no age limit "as long as you are a miss," but most are high school or college students, she said. Turn applications in to the Santaquin City office by Feb. 14.

Utah County

The Utah County Health Department is currently offering free and low-cost clinical breast exams, Pap tests and mammography vouchers to the department's cancer clinic. The clinic is open every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment, call 370-8738.

Community classes on early detection of breast and cervical cancer can also be scheduled for a group. To organize a class call Stacey at 370-8725.


Utah Valley State College has received a $250,000 donation for its international studies department.

Ross and Margie Butler, Ontario, Ore., donated money to support the school's Center for International Studies.

Their son, Rusty Butler, is UVSC's assistant vice president for international affairs and student services development.

Ross Butler was co-founder of Ore-Ida Foods.

"His support for international understanding on a personal level as well as a business level serves as a great example for our students," said UVSC President Kerry D. Romesburg.