Below the Fold

This partial transcript of Fox News Sunday, June 3, 2001 was provided by the Federal Document Clearing House. Click here to order the complete transcript.

Let's check out some unheralded stories we found below the fold. 

Who's sorry now?

Representative Anthony Weiner of New York appeared at the White House Friday demanding an apology.  He says Bush staffers falsely accused Clinton aides of damaging the White House complex during the final days of the Clinton presidency. 

He and others maintain that the General Accounting Office and the General Services Administration had refuted the rumors.  He was wrong. The GSA drew no conclusions because it didn't study the allegations. It told Congress, "The circumstances did not warrant an investigation, and we have not conducted an investigation."

One reason, the White House, acting on the president's orders, didn't share documents or photos with investigative agencies. Yesterday that changed.  White House press secretary Ari Fleischer supplied some details of damage: Obscene graffiti in six offices; a presidential seal ripped from a wall; 10 sliced telephone lines; 15 voice mails with pornographic messages; 75 phones tampered with in various ways; 100 inoperable keyboards; thousands of office supplies dumped in the trash.  The White House also has photos. 

Tennessee tempest

Tennessee state Representative Henri E. Brooks refuses to recite the Pledge of Allegiance with her colleagues before each legislative session.  She says she hasn't spoken the words since third grade because they conjure images in her mind of slaves in bondage.  When Tennessee's House speaker suggested she not enter the chamber until her colleagues had pledged their allegiance, she likened him to a slave master and asked the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene.  By the way, the present version of the pledge, it was adopted in 1954, 91 years after the Emancipation Proclamation and 89 years after the abolition of slavery. 

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