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Today on News 7 at 5, is it unconstitutional to require school children to say the Pledge of Allegiance? At least one court says "YES."
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Also we will see what some local farmers are doing to deal with the drought.

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Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue to fire up across the region. Will they stay with us through the evening? I'll have your forecast coming up.

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Employees of world's biggest retailer sue because they say they were forced to work overtime off the clock.
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Another accounting scandal hits Wall Street as WorldCom admits it hid BILLIONS of dollars in expenses.
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Plus some of the big names will be leaving Wilmbledon earlier than they planned.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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A federal appeals court in San Francisco says requiring children to say the Pledge of Allegiance in school is unconstitutional.
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The court says the phrase "one nation under God," is a state sponsored endorsement of religion.
In today's opinion, the court wrote that a declaration that America is ''one nation under God'' is just like saying ''under Jesus'' or even ''under no God'' -- and that none of those statements is neutral when it comes to religion.
Today's ruling would not have an impact for several months.
In the meantime, the Justice Department says it will appeal the decision.
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If the ruling is allowed to stand, schoolchildren wouldn't be able to recite the pledge in school -- at least in the nine Western states covered by the appeals court.
The case was brought by a Sacramento, California atheist who sued because his second-grade daughter was required to recite the pledge.

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An accident on Interstate 81 is slowing traffic in the Hollins area of Roanoke County.
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Police say a tractor-trailer hit a car in the southbound lanes near mile marker 146.
That car collided with another vehicle.
One person has been taken to the hospital, with what appeared to be minor injuries.
The accident shut down one of the southbound lanes and backed up traffic for several miles.
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A very small part of the monster Arizona blaze is contained- but firefighters still have a long road ahead.
Chris Lawrence has the latest from Show- Low.
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((Even as crews contain one part of this massive wildfire, the Arizona blaze continues to grow . Now it's burned through more than 400,000 acres. Police arrested a man for sneaking into an evacuated town...and warned residents to stay out.
Jim Paxon/Fire Information Officer We will not say the town of Show Low is out of danger. The fire has tossed flying embers up to 4 miles away in nearby towns. And firefighters have been trying to catch and douse these hot spots. Chris Lawrence on camera. The water drops are crucial to stopping the spotting which can flare up. But with all this smoke, it's been tough on the pilots. And this fire moves quickly. One official described trying to stop the blaze in it's first few hours. George Leech/Fire Resources Advisor. Within a period of 7 hours it went from 700 acres to just under 50,000 acres. The dense smoke kept temperatures up and humidity down. But there's a 30% chance of lightning and almost no chance of rain. Jim Paxon/Fire Information Officer Mother Nature has a major role to play and she can still deal us some misery. But if containment continues like it has forest rangers tell Show Low residents there's hope for a return home. Paxson. Every day that goes by is a day closer to home. Residents may get to visit areas to see if there homes are damaged.))



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A Rocky Mount home is heavily damaged after an early afternoon fire.
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The house at 10-55 Old Franklin Turnpike caught fire around one. No one was home at the time. It took fire crews more than two hours to extinguish the blaze. They say the left side of the house was heavily damaged. The rest is damaged by water and smoke. Fire officials think the fire may have been sparked by lightning.
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Severe drought conditions are about to make farming in the New River Valley ever tougher.
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The president of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau says ponds are drying up at a rapid rate. Bob Holland estimates that this week.. famers will have to start hauling in water for their cattle to drink. According to Holland it's a burden of cost, resources and time for struggling farmers. In Blacksburg, they will have to go to a nearby spring.
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((BOB HOLLAND/MONTGOMERY CO. FARM BUREAU PRES.; EVEN IN A SHORT HAUL IF YOU ONLY HAVE TO HAUL IT A MILE OR SO YOUR LOOKING AT ALMOST AN HOUR A TRIP AND THEN WHEN YOU HAVE TO HAUL SEVEN LOADS A DAY IT JUST BECOMES VERY VERY TIME CONSUMING.))
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Holland says a downpour or cloudburst rain would help the situation. Another approach some farmers are taking is to dig up their dried up ponds.
Holland says it's an attempt to make the pond deeper...so when and if it does rain, they collect a larger amount of water.
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Another accounting scandal is rocking Wall Street.
Telecommunications giant Worldcom admits it hid almost four billion dollars in expenses.
As Aleen Sirgany tells us, the admission will cost 17 thousand people their jobs.
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(( IN ONE OF THE LARGEST ACCOUNTING SCANDALS IN U.S. HISTORY, WORLDCOM ADMITS IT DISGUISED NEARLY FOUR BILLION DOLLARS IN EXPENSES LAST YEAR. SO INSTEAD OF EARNING MONEY, IT MAY ACTUALLY HAVE LOST MILLIONS...AND BE HEADING TOWARD BANKRUPTCY. PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS HE'S OUTRAGED.

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We will fully investigate and hold people accountable for misleading not only shareholders, but employees as well.

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WORLDCOM, WHICH OWNS MCI, WAS NOT TRADED WEDNESDAY...BUT NEWS OF THE SCANDAL SENT STOCKS PLUNGING...THE ...CLOSED DOWN XXX... FINISHING AT IT'S LOWEST LEVEL SINCE xxxxxx
AND THE NEWS INCREASED DOUBTS AMONG INVESTORS, STILL MISTRUSTFUL OF CORPORATE ACCOUNTING IN THE AFTERMATH OF ENRON.

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Exchange if we get one more situation like that, watch out. It could take all buyers out of the market.

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"It's definitely going to affect the confidence. We've been trying to restore the investor's confidence. This is another blow.
THE ARTHUR ANDERSON ACCOUNTING FIRM, CONVICTED OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IN THE ENRON CASE, ALSO AUDITED FOR WORLD COM AND DENIES ANY WRONGDOING. BUT THOSE ON WALL STREET WARN THE PROBLEM GOES WELL BEYOND FINGER POINTING.

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There has to be some prosecution and some finality to this. Some people must go to jail for all of this. It just cannot end any other way.

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WORLD COM HAS LAID OFF ITS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND SAYS IT WILL FIRE 17-THOUSAND EMPLOYEES STARTING FRIDAY. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE MATTER IS UNDER REVIEW BUT HAS NOT BEGUN A FULL FLEDGED INVESTIGATION. AS, CBSNEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Hundreds of thousands of former and current Wal-mart employees are taking legal action against the retail chain.
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Workers in 28 states are suing Walmart for allegedly forcing them to work overtime without pay.
The workers says managers routinely encouraged and pressured them to work off the clock... which they say cost them hundreds of millions of dollars.
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In a written statement, Wal-Mart said it strongly denies the allegations and it is company policy to fully and fairly compensate employees.
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Optical Cable has reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit brought by shareholders against the company and its former C-E-O Bob Kopstein.
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If the settlement is approved, Optical Cable shareholders would receive additional securities and cash to help offset their losses. The lawsuit alleged that the company, Kopstein, and the board members conspired to inflate the company's stock price.
Optical Cable stock plummeted in value when Kopstein was forced to sell most of his shares to cover stock trading losses. The company is trying to avoid being dropped from the Nasdaq.
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The federal government says it may not be able to put together legislation to keep Amtrak running past July fourth.
We'll have the details in a moment,
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and award winning singer R. Kelly enters his plea to charges of child pornography.
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Singer R. Kelly says he is innocent of child pornography charges.
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Kelly entered the plea this morning, but he declined comment after the brief court appearance.
Prosecutors say Kelly appears on a videotape that shows him having sex with an under-age girl.
Dozens of supporters lined the courthouse corridor to show support for the Grammy award winning singer.
Kelly remains free on 75 thousand dollars bail.
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Will Amtrak get federal help to keep chugging along? Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta says the administration is committed to preserving Amtrak in the short term so that it is viable in the long term.
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Trying to calm fears of a possible shutdown, Mineta said efforts would continue in order to avoid that. But he added that Amtrak must play a crucial role in its own survival.
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((NORMAN MINETA/TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: AMTRAK MUST CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR WAYS TO CUT THEIR OWN EXPENSES AND TO CONTROL THEIR OWN FINANCES. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO IDENTIFY THE BEST MIX OF OPTIONS THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO STABILIZE AMTRAK'S SHORT TERM FINANCE PROGRAM.))
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But with Congress preparing to go on its July 4th recess this Friday- Mineta said it may not be possible to get a supplemental appropriations bill out on time.
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In health check tonight,
Do you know if you have been infected with H-I-V? If you haven't been tested you could have the virus and not even Know it. Sometimes it takes years for symptoms to show up.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us tomorrow is National HIV-testing day.
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In Roanoke, tomorrow there will be HIV Testing at Hurt Park at noon and Lansdowne at 2pm On Friday testing will take place at the The Park at 9:30 pm. [Pinnacle Page Two] For more information about a location near you call 540-982-AIDS.

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A flatbed loaded with lumber has had an accident on Route 220, near the Wonju Street interchange.
Police say it spilled most of its cargo on the highway, and is blocking at least one northbound lane.
Several other vehicles have been damaged. No word yet on any injuries.

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Coming up today in Sports,
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Mike Stevens will have news of some major upsets at the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll see what the latest accounting scandal has done to the stock markets,
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and we will tell you why 25 years after his death, the people of Indianapolis are remembering the King.
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On Wall Street today, the major markets experienced what analysts call a technical bounce.
Rocked by the latest accounting scandal, the markets were down early by two hundred points.
But bargain hunters help the major markets rebound.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon folks. It has been anything but a good day for the household name American tennis stars at Wimbledon. Both Agassi and Sampras are done after just two rounds.
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Pete Sampras, the seven time Wimbledon champ, makes his earliest Wimbledon exit in more than a decade after falling to Switzerland's George Bastl (BA-STEEL). He loses in five sets, but at one point was down two sets to none. The 30 year old Sampras hasn't won a tournament of any kind since Wimbledon 2000. Third seeded Andre Agassi's exit was even quicker. With wife Steffi Graf watching, he lost in straight sets to Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan (SHREE-SHUH-PAN). Agassi heads home after the 6-4, 7-6 and 6-2 debacle.
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Serena and Capriati did mange to avoid the upset bug today.

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Brazil has advanced to the World Cup final. Today the Brazilians beat Turkey one to nothing in the semi-finals.
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The four-time champs got the game winner in the 49th minute of play from their superstar - RONALDO. Watch in the middle of the screen, he will split four Turkish players and then beat the goalie in the right corner. It's Ronaldo's 6th goal of Cup play this year. Brazil will face Germany for the title this coming Sunday.
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The annual NBA Draft is set for tonight in New York City, and don't be surprised if two players from Duke are among the first three players selected. Both Mike Dunleavy and Jason Williams are excited and scared to death.
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Tonight at the top of the hour - Chance Crawford drops by the Barbers' camp, Tiki and Ronde lend their their time to another worthwhile cause, and the Challenger baseball series wraps up another succesful year. Jean will be right back in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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Elvis Presley is still the king for many people. He currently has the number one song on the British charts and his music is also prominently featured in the new Disney movie, "Lilo and Stitch."
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In Indianapolis yesterday, fans marked the 25 anniversary of Elvis last performance by packing a special time capsule with memorabilia.
The capsule is full of letters from fans, a cassette of the show and a scarf Elvis gave to a fan that night.
But there was a problem...much like Elvis in his later years, the time capsule was a little too plump to fit in its space.
It was sent to a welder for repairs in time for today's memorial dedication.
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