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Federal judge says Childrens Services can hold church concert

A Franklin County Children's Services concert at an east-side church can go on as planned Saturday night.

A federal judge Friday rejected claims by the American Civil Liberties Union that the concert is a violation of the constitutional separation of church and state.

Federal judge Algernon Marbley said it was a close case, but Marbley ruled the primary purpose of the event was not to promote religion but to recruit foster and adoptive parents.

Mike Thompson spends much of his time correcting people who mispronounce the name of his hometown – Worcester, Massachusetts. Mike studied broadcast journalism at Syracuse University when he was not running in circles – as a distance runner on the SU track team.