Elizabeth Smart Marries at Hawaii Temple

Elizabeth Smart married her fiance Saturday at a Mormon temple in Hawaii.

A family spokesman said the Utah woman who was kidnapped at knifepoint at age 14 and held captive for nine months married Matthew Gilmour on Oahu’s North Shore.

The 24-year-old Smart is a senior at Brigham Young University. She met Gilmour, of Aberdeen, Scotland, while doing Mormon missionary work in Paris.

The couple wed at the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in front of a small group of family members, spokesman Chris Thomas said in a statement. The group then celebrated at a private reception and luau. Continue…

Elizabeth Smart Marries At Hawaii Temple

Elizabeth Smart married her fiance Saturday at a Mormon temple in Hawaii.

A family spokesman said the Utah woman who was kidnapped at knifepoint at age 14 and held captive for nine months married Matthew Gilmour on Oahu’s North Shore.

The 24-year-old Smart is a senior at Brigham Young University. She met Gilmour, of Aberdeen, Scotland, while doing Mormon missionary work in Paris.

The couple wed at the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in front of a small group of family members, spokesman Chris Thomas said in a statement. The group then celebrated at a private reception and luau.

“The bride and groom were beaming as they left the LDS Temple,” Thomas said. Continue Reading…

Elizabeth Smart To Speak Thursday In Birmingham

Elizabeth Smart To Speak Thursday In Birmingham: The young woman at the center of an infamous child abduction case — Elizabeth Smart — will tell her story Thursday in Birmingham to raise money for a nonprofit group that serves the needs of Oakland County’s abused and neglected children.

Smart, who was 14 when she was abducted in 2002 from her Salt Lake City, Utah, bedroom, will speak during the Oakland County CARE House’s annual Circle of Friends benefit, held this year at the Townsend Hotel. The event will benefit CARE House’s advocacy and child abuse prevention programs.

“Circle of Friends is more than just an annual benefit,” Cathy Weissenborn, CARE House’s interim executive director and Board of Trustees president, said in a press release. “It also brings a continued awareness to the needs of so many children in our community who cannot stand up for themselves.

“Elizabeth Smart survived a traumatic childhood experience and has gone on to lend her voice nationally,” Weissenborn said. “We can draw from her strength as we move forward as an organization in our fight to give every child a voice.” Continue Reading…

Like The Honey Badger LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu Doesn’t Back Down

Like The Honey Badger LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu Doesn’t Back Down: “The honey part,” Mathieu said Thursday at a news conference in advance of Monday night’s Bowl Championship Series title game against Alabama.

Not much about his life had been sweet. In fact, a bitter residue lingered through a tough upbringing that took place not far from where LSU will try to win its third BCS crown since 2003.

Mathieu was cast off by his mother and raised by his grandfather before he died when Tyrann was 5. Tyrann’s father is serving a life sentence for murder at Louisiana State Penitentiary. Read More…