In the Spotlight
June 1997

“In the Spotlight,” Ensign, June 1997, 69

In the Spotlight

  • Second baseman Jennifer Dalton of Glendale, California, was elected to the GTE Academic All-America Softball Team. Last year Jennifer hit a home run in the NCAA title game in which her University of Arizona team won the national championship, and she was named Most Valuable Player of the College World Series. After last year’s season she was the NCAA career leader in RBIs (328), runs (293), walks (178), and slugging percentage (.815) and second in career home runs (78).

  • A member of Western Samoa’s parliament since 1988, Hans J. Keil has been appointed the nation’s Minister of Transport, Civil Aviation, and Shipping. Brother Keil belongs to the Pesega 5th Ward, Pesega Samoa Stake.

  • In recognition of her contributions in the food service industry, Ruby P. Puckett was awarded the American Dietetic Association’s Medallion Award. Sister Puckett has developed a widely used training course for dietary managers, authored or coauthored 10 books and 250 articles, and spoken more than 400 times at meetings and workshops worldwide. A teacher training coordinator and Relief Society teacher in the Gainesville 2nd Ward, Gainesville Florida Stake, she is president of a food service consultancy.

  • Two Latter-day Saint assistant U.S. attorneys for Idaho, Monte J. Stiles and Anthony G. Hall, were honored by U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno in Washington, D.C., for their seven-year investigation of international drug smugglers and money launderers. Brother Stiles is a member of the Riva Ridge Ward, Meridian Idaho South Stake, and Brother Hall is a member of the Boise 19th Ward, Boise Idaho North Stake.