BYU Cancels Overseas Travel for Performing Groups

BYU Cancels Overseas Travel for Performing Groups

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(Provo-AP) -- Administrators at Brigham Young University have decided to cancel overseas travel plans for its performance groups due to safety concerns.

The decision was supported by the B-Y-U board of trustees, which is headed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' President Gordon B. Hinckley.

During a recent speech at B-Y-U, Hinckley spoke about the war in Iraq, saying, "These are solemn and perilous times."

International travel by some Mormon church employees has also been put on hold, though missionaries are still doing their work abroad.

The B-Y-U students received word of the travel cancellation last week. Each student's 750 dollars required travel expenses have already been refunded to their accounts.

There are seven B-Y-U performing groups affected.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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