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Today on News 7, the answer is in. Authorities know if a Chicago boy is the child who disappeared more than two years ago from North Carolina.
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Plus federal investigators say a church fire in Dublin was not deliberately set.
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The weather story stays active on the east coast a little while longer than we expected yesterday. An update on the forecast is coming up.

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Also today, we'll have an update as thousands of people head to Salem
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for the Southwest Virginia Festival. We will hear from evangelist Franklin Graham.
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Plus Brent Watts will tell us where we can find a good friend this weekend. News 7 at 5 is next.

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(( I WISH I WERE HERE TO GIVE YOU AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THE FAMILY OF TRISTEN ALLEN MYERS GOOD NEWS BUT THAT'S NOT THE CASE.))
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Test results are back- Chicago Boy Eli Quick is not the boy who's missing from North Carolina.

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The family of Tristen Allen Myers held onto the hope that maybe Eli Quick was really their child- the boy missing for nearly three years.
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Today their hopes were dashed when the F-B-I Special Agent in Charge announced the DNA test results.
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((SAMPLES OF DNA FROM RAVEN MYUERS, MOTHER OF TRISTEN TESTED AGAINST THOSE OF ELI QUICK AND ACCORDING TO THE LAB CORPORATON OF AMERICA SHOW MYERS IS NOT THE BIOLOGICAL MOTHER OF ELI QUICK.))
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Tristen disappeared from Roseboro, North Carolina while he and his great aunt were watching a videotape in the fall of 2000. She dozed off and when she awoke, he was gone.
Tristen was four at the time.
Authorities now say the goal is to confirm the identify of the Chicago boy identified as Eli Quick. He is in foster care and going to school.
They also hope the media attention will bring new leads to help find Tristen.
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Federal agents have ruled out foul play in two separate fires at a Dublin Church.
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The Dublin United Methodist Church caught fire Monday -- just three weeks after the first fire.
Both fires started in the oldest part of the church, which was built in the late 1800s.
Agents with the department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were called in to investigate.
They're still not sure what caused either fire, but they have ruled out arson.
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The biggest weekend event to ever come to Salem is just a couple hours from getting underway. It's the first Southwest Virginia Festival led by Franklin Graham.
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News 7's Rachel Cannon is in Salem where things are already getting busy, Rachel? Jean, people are already making their way to the Salem Stadium and it's a good thing because
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thousands are coming. So you can get a better idea of how big this is here are some figures ... 5-hundred churches from the area are involved, 53-denominations are represented and just the choir alone has 25-hundred members.
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You can get those shuttle buses from several different locations including G-E and Lewis Gale Medical Center. A complete list of locations is on our website, wdbj7.com.
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Jean, making things even a little more crazy around Salem this weekend are a number of other events including Roanoke College's graduation, Salem Avalanche games, and other fairs and concerts. People will need to be patient when they're getting around.

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Preaching in a Crusade, delivering a mission message- -or putting on a Festival, as Franklin Graham prefers to call it- -is hard work for a lot of people. It's tiring for the Preacher, too.
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Keith Humphry spent some time with Franklin Graham today, as he prepared for three days of high- energy work. Right, Jean.
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Franklin Graham is every bit as strident and strong on stage as his famous father.
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In his talk this afternoon to a gathering of Festival organizers and clergymen and woman- -Reverend Graham was engaging and entertaining. When we sat down to talk with him afterwards, he conceded preaching is difficult.
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((FOR ME IT'S DRAINING. HOW TO YOU PREPARE FOR THAT. PHYSICALLY, I TRY TO RUN. BUT THEN SPIRITUALLY IT'S PRAYER STUDYING AND READING THE SCRIPTURES, WORKING ON YOUR MESSAGES. IT TAKES QUITE A BIT OF EFFORT. ))
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Graham likes to run about three miles a day, and said he planned to do that this afternoon,. He also lifts weights some, he says.
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When he leaves here Monday he expects to be physically drained.
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Jean, he'll go straight from here to San Diego where he'll help his father put on a Crusade there NEXT weekend. We'll have much more of our interview with Frankllin Graham on NEWS 7 at SIX.

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Still to come on the newscast, the Chinese government is tight lipped as it admits that 70 of its sailors were killed in a submarine accident...
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and from Georgia, a well known professional wrestler is arrested on drug charges after his girlfriend dies of unknown causes.
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More Saddam Hussein's henchment are in U-S Custody.
There's hope that they can answer the big question... "Where is Saddam?"
But despite these gains, the country is still a tough assignment for our troops. Chris Lawrence reports from Baghdad.
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(((SCRIPT) American forces have captured three more Iraqi leaders from the Pentagon's "deck of Death" ...as Saddam Hussein's house of cards keeps falling. The latest include a military minister who developed weapons and two Revolutionary Command Council members.


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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld spent a week visiting troops and meeting foreign leaders. Before leaving Baghdad, he warned Americans about the work still to be done.

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think that Iraq is a fully secured, fully pacified environment. it is not, it is dangerous. "
Troops know the problems...but are being rewarded by the progress they are making.

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"We got mixed feelings, because we want to go home to see our family. But we also want to stay here and do what we've got to do."
PFC Sheldon Thorpe's unit battled their way across Iraq. Now they're making friends ...and learning the language.

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"So you can be like, Hada shun di'it a'shan duq ...Can you please open your trunk for me? Ahh, yeah, yeah, that's so good. You're speaking our language. You're learning. Yeah, that's what we try and do."
But as US soldiers watched Muslims in Falluja gathered for Friday prayers and called for an end to the U.S. occupation.

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"They have to leave...either leave or make a solution for our problems."

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"Some of those solutions are based on humanitarian aid. A British billionaire brought 60 tons of medicine and supplies to Basra ...the first British passenger plane to land in Iraq in 13 years. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Baghdad."))

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An accident aboard a conventional Chinese submarine has killed 70 officers and crew.
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It is one of the worst naval accidents in Communist history.
China's official news agency said the accident happened in Chinese territorial waters off the Northeastern coast. It was apparently caused by mechanical problems during training.
The report did not give many details though- it did not identify the actual date or class of the sub.
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A woman who made a name for herself in the world of professional wrestling is found dead.
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42-year old Elizabeth Hulette was better known as "Miss Elizabeth."
Police received a 9-1-1 call early yesterday morning from the home she shared with wrestler Lawrence Pfohl (fohl) -- better known as Lex Luger.
Hulette was transported to the hospital, where she later died. A medical examiner is conducting an autopsy. But authorities don't believe there was any foul play.
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Police, meanwhile, arrested Luger on unrelated drug charges.
Authorities say they had been to the house in April after Luger was accused of punching Hulette in the face. He was charged with battery after that incident.
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If you are looking to meet a new friend, Brent Watts is standing by to tell us why you should come out to a tent in a local parking lot.
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If you are looking for a new pet, you can have your pick of the litter tomorrow as over one hundred cats and dogs take over the Petsmart parking lot.
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It's all part of the Roanoke Valley Super Adoption. That's where we find Brent Watts...
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Coming up after the break, Travis Wells will have the qualifying results from Richmond.
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Then a little later, some sailors who arrive home to see their new born children for the first time.
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The first night race of the Winston Cup season is set for tomorrow in Richmond. This afternoon, the Winston Cup drivers hit the 3/4 mile oval in qualifying for the Pontiac Excitement 400.
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Forty-six drivers tried to make the race including Hermie Sadler in the Hokie Bird machine. Sadler was just 41st fastest though and failed to make the field. Terry Labonte was the surprise pole winner today with a quick lap at 126.51 miles per hour. Here's the starting grid for Saturday's race.
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The great weather this week has prompted a lot of folks to dust off the golf clubs and hit the links. And with a rain-free weekend on the horizon, area courses should be hopping tomorrow and Sunday.
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Ashley Plantation helped some area golfers "get the fever" this week. Club pro Chip Sullivan brought in most of the top golf club manufacturers in the world, and gave players a chance to try out the latest clubs first hand instead of swinging them in a store or ordering them out of a catalog.
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Sullivan and the company reps also made sure that those who were buying, and not just looking, were fitted with just the right sized clubs.
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Sullivan says he hopes to make the "manufacturer's day" an annual event at the course.

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the end of the week ticker. The 38th annual Cosmopolitan Invitational Track and Field Meet began today at Salem High School. Steve Mason takes a quick look at some fast and talented athletes.

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That's it for the ticker. Tonight at 6, basketball coaching news from William and Mary and Saint Bonaventure. Have a great weekend everybody.


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The aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln dropped off one thousand officers and sailors in San Diego today.
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Sailors streamed down the gangplanks to embrace celebrating parents, wives, husbands and children.
They included dozens of fathers who had never seen their children, born during one of the longest aircraft carrier deployments in recent U.S. military history.
The carrier has been at sea longer than any carrier since the Vietnam War. After returning to port in January, the Navy turned the ship around to participate in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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