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• On 28 August 1998 Richard Swett was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Denmark. He is a member of the Concord Second Ward, Concord New Hampshire Stake.
• Milton Lee, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Brigham Young University, has received an honorary doctorate of philosophy from Uppsala University in Sweden. The award was based on his contributions to the field of chemistry separations.
• Twenty years after their popular variety show appeared on television, Donny and Marie Osmond are in a new celebrity talk show, Donny & Marie. The syndicated program airs weekdays.
• U.S. News and World Report recognized the late Philo T. Farnsworth in a special issue featuring the “masters of discovery.” The Idaho native invented electronic television, envisioning at age 14 that a magnetized beam of electrons could transmit images. The 17–24 August 1998 issue hailed Farnsworth as one who “deserved to be a legend like Edison, his hero.”