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Next on News 7, Lexington deals with the unpleasant evidence. Plane wreckage over much of the city.
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And a judge rules on the first legal challenge to Virginia's moment of silence in schools.
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The holiday weekend is approaching and the showers are not leaving... I'll have your details coming up...

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We'll see what children is hot, and no so hot, in the back-to school department.
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And on Healthcheck, a painful problem for many students with backpacks ... and some ways to help avoid it.
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News 7 at 5 is next.

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((I THINK IT'S HEALTHY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO STOP FOR A MINUTE, REFLECT ON HOW THEY FEEL.))
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A federal judge refuses to keep Virginia's new mandatory minute of silence from taking effect in Virginia's schools.
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Almost half of Virginia's school divisions have already been doing it -- because their local boards approved it, they started the July first state mandate in summer school, or they started back this week.
But Tuesday, the rest of state schools start observing 60 seconds to meditate, reflect, or pray.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What happened in court?
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A federal judge in Alexandria heard arguments last night, and ruled this morning.
He refused to issue a temporary restraining order requested by the American Civil Liberties Union.... but scheduled another hearing for next Friday.
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(( Virginia's new Superintendent of Public Instruction has suggested that teachers merely say "As we begin another day, let us pause for a moment of silence."
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((JO LYNNE DEMARY/STATE SUPERINTENDENT: WHAT I WAS TRYING TO SUGGEST IN THE GUIDELINES AND WITH ASSISTANCE FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE IS THAT TEACHERS NOT BE VIEWED AS EITHER ENCOURAGING OR PROHIBITING PRAYER. ))
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But the A-C-L-U says it clearly contradicts the Supreme Court's Wallace v. Jaffrey opinion from 1995.
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((REBECCA GLENBERG/VIRGINIA ACLU: IT WAS AN AN ALABAMA STATUTE THAT PROVIDED FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE EVERY DAY IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND ALSO SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED PRAYER AS ONE OF THE SILENT ACTIVITIES THAT STUDENTS COULD DO DURING THE MOMENT OF SILENCE.))
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Federal investigators have arrived in Lexington, to try to find the cause of the plane crash that killed two people yesterday.
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Tina Tenret says state police have finally been able to release the names of the victims.
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The holiday weekend isn't here yet, but police already have the checkpoints out. Still ahead, we'll show you what they're doing .. and where.
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And one of Virginia's top elected officials owns this strip of Roanoke land. Neighbors have something to say about its condition, and so does he.
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Virginia's house majority leader is in the middle of a land dispute.
Neighbors say it's overgrown, he says it's overblown.
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Morgan Griffith bought this 10-foot wide parcel of land at an auction ten years ago, and neighbors say he hasn't maintained it.
Cecil Witt says he has tried to contact Griffith with no success, so he's been forced to call and complain to the city.
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((CECIL WITT: I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS. I PAY MY TAXES THE SAME AS THE OTHER MAN DOES. AND I LIKE TO COME OUT ON THE BACK PORCH AND ENJOY MYSELF.))
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Griffith says he had no idea Witt had a problem with the land.
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((MORGAN GRIFFITH/SALEM DELEGATE: NOW THEY HAVE COMPLAINED TO THE CITY, THEY'VE NEVER CALLED ME. IN FACT, AT ONE POINT I SAID TO THE CITY, IF THEY'D CALLED ME I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO TAKE CARE OF IT.))
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Witt and his family maintained the land for 10 years, until Griffith bought it. They say Griffith threatened to site them for trespassing if they attempted to maintain it themselves.
Witt says Griffith did send a lawn crew to inspect the land after News 7 made him aware of the problem today.
No action has been taken yet to resolve the dispute.

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If you are heading out on vacation this Labor Day Weekend you won't be the only one. It's one of the most traveled holiday weekends of the year.
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At a pre-holiday checkpoint in Pittsylvania County, officers looked to see if you practice safe driving.
They checked for driver's licenses, seatbelts, and child safety seats. Officers from five different law enforcement agencies reminded drivers how dangerous the roads can be.
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((THIS IS WINDING UP THE MOST TIMES-- WINDING UP THE SUMMER SEASON. AND PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GET LITTLE MORE IN OR SOMETHING THEY MISSED. WITH THE STATISTICS THIS IS THE BEST TIME TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS.))
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Nine people died on Virginia roads over this holiday weekend last year.
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This is also the time of year Virginia's winemakers get very busy.
Jacey Birch is at one of the newest .. in Roanoke County.
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For something as simple as enjoying a glass of wine, there's a lot that goes into making it.
For starters, conditions have to be just right before winemakers can even harvest the grapes from their vineyards .. and begin the winemaking process.
Jacey Birch is live at Valhalla Vineyards to tell us more about the art of producing wine.

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Two of those big presidential heads have arrived .. but where's Honest Abe? That story is still ahead on News 7 at 5.
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And heavy backpacks can lead to early back pain. Next on Healthcheck, one girl's story is a good example of a growing problem.
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Kid are headed back to school, and that means time to start hitting the books.
But a heavy course load, may have painful consequences, especially for children who over pack their bookbags or carry them improperly.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
Keith,
A recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Orthopeadic Surgeons
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found about 60 percent of doctors reported seeing child patients with back and shoulder pain caused by heavy back packs.
But parents can help reduce the problem by following some basic tips.
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These days backpacks have become portable lockers with students sometimes filling them to capacity with books.
And it was that scenario that led 12 year old Martha Engberson to a chiropractor.
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((MARTHA ENGBERSON: IT WOULD GET SO BAD IT WOULD FEEL LIKE I PULLED A MUSCLE UP IN MY SHOULDER AND THEN WITH YOUR NECKS ITS THE SAME WAY, BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO BALANCE IT OUT. SO IT STARTS HURTING YOUR NECK ALSO))
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Martha says she started experiencing back pains right around the 4th grade, when she began to use a backpack.
And she's say even now with seven classes, carrying around the load can be uncomfortable and heavy.
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((MARTHA ENGBERSON:IT'S SO HEAVY IT SORT OF STRAINS RIGHT HERE AND ON MY LOWER BACK BECAUSE I'M HAVING TO BEND OVER AND NOT STAND STRAIGHT UP,))
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Doctor John Olsen of Olsen Clinic of Chiropractic says parents can take preventive measures.
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((DR. JOHN OLSEN: IF THE BACKPACK IS TOO HEAVY AND YOUR CHILD IS LEANING OVER TO COMPENSATE FOR THE WEIGHT IT'S OBVIOUSLY TOO HEAVY FOR THE CHILD.))
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Martha's says visiting the chiropractor has helped with the pain.
But she's also carrying a lighter load in between classes, keeping most of the books in locker.
But she's says when it comes time to head home, most days she must still carry the full load.
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((MARTHA ENGBERSON:IT'S KIND OF JUST LIKE YOU NEED THEM BECAUSE YOU NEED TO LEARN, BUT IN THE SAME WAY YOUR WISHING THAT THERE WEREN'T SO MANY THINGS AND THAT YOU HAD AN EXTRA SPARE AT YOUR HOUSE))
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Dr. Olsen says parents should not ignoring warnings signs and get their child some help if the pain is continues.


The American Chiropractic Association has the following tips.
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The back pack should weigh no more than 5 to 10 percent of the child's body weight [NEXT PAGE 1011]
Both shoulder straps should be used [NEXT PAGE 1012]
Shoulder straps should be adjustable and fitted to the body [NEXT PAGE 1013]
And The backpack should have padded shoulder straps
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Our Web Site of the Day can't help your child's back .. but it might be able to help with the homework.
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"Big Chalk" is a homework help site for students, parents, and -yes- even teachers.
It's broken down by subject and age.
We tried it out by seeking help on Greece for teens.
When we got through several pages, up came dozens of reference articles on Greek history.
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[TAKE FS GFX]
Reaching this site doesn't have to be all Greek to you. Just log onto WDBJ7-dot-com and click the Web Site of the Day.
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With the kids already back in school, they may be getting ideas about new clothes and other back-to-school supplies they missed out on last week.
Cathy Moss reports from the mall.
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(( Go to the nearest mall -- these last few days of summer -- like this one in New Jersey and you'll find kids and parents rushing to stock up on all their "back-to-school" essentials...of course, in the latest looks. LEATHER, PLAID AND FLARED JEANS... THE CAPRIS.
SHE HAS TO HAVE ALL THE LATEST STYLES EVEN IF SHE HAS TO WEAR A UNIFORM BACK TO SCHOOL.
FOR BOOK BAGS -- THESE ARE REALLY POPULAR.
Seventeen Magazine Editor Melanie Mannarino says there's a lot to choose from this year. Among the hot fall "must-haves" for girls:

SOT: Melanie Mannarino/Magazine Editor: THE LOOKS OUT THERE THIS YEAR AREN'T MINIMALIST LOOKS. THEY'RE TEXTURED, PATTER

NED, STRIPES, PLAIDS, PRINTS, LEATHER -- LEATHER IS BIG. And she says that goes for whatever age -- teens or even pre-teens who "love the look" of pop stars Christina Aguillera and Brittany Spears. But Dressing your kid can really add up - sneakers can even cost as much as 100 bucks or more. Then throw in Jeans and Jackets and the cost can go higher. That's why you can copy the look - then buy discount. But for Brenda Zipkin of New Jersey -- It's not as easy as that -- for her boys. THEY GOTTA GO WITH THE DESIGNERS. HE WANTS WHAT HE WANTS? OF COURSE AND IF HE DOESN'T GET IT, HE WON'T WEAR IT. FUGHETABOUTIT! (LAUGHS!) Cathy Moss, CBS News.))

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Alright, lets get our 120 seconds of sports going with some football.
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The Carolina Panthers have extended quarterback Steve Beuerlein's contract two years, a deal that could pay him 12.3 million bucks.
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The 35 year old quarterback says the deal is done in principle and it's just a matter of getting "i's" dotted and "t's" crossed. Beuerlein tossed 36 touchdown passes last season.
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The North Carolina Tarheels open the 200 football season this Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill against Tulsa, a 2 and 9 team last year.
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The Heels are coming off a 3 and 8 season and everyone is wondering if UNC quarterback Ronald Curry is 100 percent. His coach addressed that question this week.
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((I DO FEEL LIKE HE HAD A TIRED ARM GOING INTO THE WEEKEND AND WE TOOK TWO DAYS OFF. RONALD CURRY IS A COMPETITOR AND YOU WILL SEE HIM TAKE IT UP ANOTHER NOTCH ON SATURDAY.))
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UNC would like to erase the memories of it's last two season home openers. The Heels fell to Miami of Ohio in their 1998 season debut and then, last year, Carolina lost to Virginia 20-17 on a field goal with 27 seconds left in the game.
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((WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR VERY FIRST GAME IT DOES START THE SEASON OUT ON A NEGATIVE AND YOU ARE IN AN UP HILL BATTLE RIGHT AWAY AND WE'VE TOLD OUR PLAYERS THAT THEY ARE TO BE FOCUSSED JUST THIS SATURDAY'S GAME AGAINST TULSA.))
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The Lynchburg Hillcats are the Carolina League's Northern Division champions.
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The Hillcats lost to the Salem Avalanche last night but a Wilmington loss to Frederick gave the Hillcats the second half title.
Lynchburg earned that title winning 24 out of 28 games in the month of August.
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((TRACY WOODSON/HILLCATS MANAGER: AFTER THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEASON WE HAD A BUNCH OF YOUNG KIDS THAT JUMPED TO A LEVEL THAT SOME OF THEM PROBABLY DIDN'T NEED TO BE AT RIGHT AWAY. BUT THE PART ABOUT DEVELOPMENT IS FOR THEM TO GET BETTER AND THAT'S WHAT THIS SECOND HALF THIS MONTH OF AUGUST ESPECIALLY WITH ALL THE ROAD GAMES WE'VE HAD HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS. THESE GUYS HAVE PLAYED WELL THEY'VE GOTTEN BETTER AND ITS SOMETHING THAT THEY'VE DESERVED.))
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The Hillcats have 3 regular season games left at home against Frederick.
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That's it for five, coming up at six, words from Arizona Cardinals rookie running back Thomas Jones and a preview of week two of Friday Football Extra, see ya then.


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Two of the presidential heads finally showed up in Buena Vista today.
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The likenesses of Zachary Taylor and William Henry Harrison are supposed to be joined soon by one of Abe Lincoln.

Lincoln's trip so far has been a bust, so to speak.
The truck transporting it broke down.
But it, too, should arrive tonight.
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