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6/9/05

Jackson Jury To Deliberate Only A Half-Day Today

After three full days of deliberations, there's still no verdict in Michael Jackson's child-molestation trial in California.

Jurors are scheduled to put in a-half day today, apparently to accommodate family graduations.

Jackson spokeswoman Raymone Bain confirms the entertainer visited a hospital near his Neverland ranch yesterday. She says it was a scheduled appointment for treatment of back trouble and says everything is "O-K."

Meanwhile, defense Attorney Thomas Mesereau (MEZ'-uh-roh) says he has not authorized anyone to hold news conferences on Jackson's behalf. His apparent goal is to assure the judge the defense had not violated a gag order.

Bain says all of her comments to reporters, including Jackson health updates, have been cleared with Mesereau.

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