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…

Kidnap Victim Elizabeth Smart Engaged ‘I’m So Excited

Kidnap Victim Elizabeth Smart Engaged ‘I’m So Excited: Wedding bells are ringing for Elizabeth Smart, the young Utah woman who was kidnapped at age 14 and survived nine months of captivity.

“I’m so excited,” Smart told ABC News exclusively. ”We are looking forward to a bright future together.”

A paid contributor for “Good Morning America,” reporting and providing analysis on issues related to missing and exploited children, and a music student at Brigham Young University, Smart, 24, got engaged last weekend and is planning a wedding for ”later this year.”

“She is in seventh heaven,” said her publicist Chris Thomas of Intrepid Communications. “She’s excited, she’s enjoying life. It’s been an adventure.”

Thomas would not reveal anything related to the proposal, groom or upcoming wedding. He only said that Smart and her family were “still working to finalize some details.” Continue Reading…

In Third Place Jon Huntsman Declares He’s Headed For South Carolina

In Third Place Jon Huntsman Declares He’s Headed For South Carolina: Jon Huntsman, finishing third in yesterday’s New Hampshire primary, declared last night he will remain in the race and go on to South Carolina.

To cheers from his supporters, Huntsman took the stage around 9:30 p.m. and vowed to continue competing. “I’d say third place is a ticket to ride,’’ he told the crowd. “Hello, South Carolina!’’

Huntsman paid homage to the voters in New Hampshire, where he was propelled from behind in the polls through a strong campaign of retail politics.

“We have pounded the pavement. We have shaken hands, had conversations, won people over person by person,’’ the former Utah governor said.

“This is the old way to get politics done in New Hampshire. My confidence in the system is reborn because of the people of New Hampshire,’’ he added.

With 78 percent of precincts reporting last night, Huntsman had grabbed 17 percent of the vote. Read More…