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(generated from captions) was in an expansive mood. the Treasurer his record 10th consecutive Budget, after the grinding weeks of preparing last night A knees-up with his staffers also in the pipeline. But tax cuts are from welfare into work. aimed at pushing many people He's planning hardline changes into the Lodge? move from the treasurer's office Federal Budget help Peter Costello But first - can tonight's to make the State of Origin series. Andrew Johns steps up his bid And the road to recovery - inner-Sydney streets. The little boy found wandering Also tonight - where's mum? Good evening. and Jessica Rowe. Ten News with Bill Woods of the State's harshest restrictions. the community near Sydney facing some And drought hardship - a monstrous paedophile's release. a victim's plea to stop Keep him off the streets - over 50s from welfare to work. Tonight, Costello's Budget to push This program is captioned live.

a 15kg shipment of cocaine. in the conspiracy to import a central player is alleged to have been A 40-year-old man arrested today huge amounts of cocaine into Sydney. of the international gang running another alleged member Operation Mocha has now snared first-grade footballer. including a former at least another two men, They're now looking in a major international drug ring. another alleged player Police in Sydney have nabbed Paul Bongiorno, Ten News. The question is, in what role? No, come on, you boys... You must be sick of this? to be around for a long time. The Treasurer says he's going Absolutely not. Not time to put him out to pasture? and you decide to take a long shot. that's won four races in a row It's like backing a horse John Howard for many Liberal MPs. Reason enough to stick with with the voters. Mr Costello sure needs a makeover If a new poll is to be believed, over the next couple of years. and provide new tax cuts to throw off any Scrooge image This should allow the Treasurer but a substantial surplus. to forecast a slowing economy The Budget papers are expected or are volunteers. unless they have some part-time work to work for the dole, jobless people over 50 for the first time including requiring reforms will be extensive, The welfare to work is pretty hard. to support a couple of kids on a person struggling but an $80 hit in the Budget papers, of course, We'll take a look at what's risk losing their benefits. Those who refuse child goes to school. to look for work when their youngest married or single - all mothers receiving welfare - The stick will be requiring and funding for new centres. will be increased childcare places That opportunity, or carrot, to participate in work. and giving people the opportunity growing a strong economy It will be all about as he spun his blueprint's virtues. Not quite as forthcoming this morning

but are still watching his supplier they've finished interrogating Pyle Indonesian police sources say under surveillance for three weeks. Now it's emerged Pyle had been in the resort town of Ubud on Sunday. during a raid on his bungalow The hidden drugs allegedly found prison for 42-year-old John Pyle. could spell 10 years in an Indonesian but these two blocks of hash than a 10c piece, They may be no bigger for the possession of hashish. a lengthy jail term after learning he could face She struggled to pin down information busted for drugs in Bali. of the latest Australian man for the mother Heartache and frustration John Hill, Ten News. of Macquarie Bank eight months ago. resigned as an executive director of Paddington 40-year-old Ian Robert Chalmers is a leading merchant banker. one of those implicated And it's been revealed an integral part of that syndicate. and these people were America right through to Australia This syndicate spanned from South and got them past customs. unloaded the suitcases of cocaine employed by the drug syndicate whether corrupt baggage handlers Police are now investigating as the police inquiry widens. are also being watched Staff at Sydney Airport to appear again tomorrow. All have been remanded over the past 24 hours. who have faced court Hatfield joins another seven men to him, "I love you." at one point whispering softly in the courtroom, Hatfield's girlfriend sat crying During the hearing, to members of the syndicate. 7kg of the drug it's claimed he delivered Over five weeks in February and March to a network of distributors. up to 2kg of cocaine at a time he supplied Police allege there's evidence since December last year. Hatfield has been under surveillance apartment yesterday, Arrested at his Francis Street has appeared in court. Shayne Desmond Hatfield of Bondi, The alleged principal, 39-year-old and now on the run. both allegedly part of the syndicate former Balmain footballer Les Mara, Michael Nicholas Hurley and Police are also hunting another pair,

of a 2-year-old wandering the streets of Leichhardt by himself. The little boy was found by locals when they spotted him on Tebbutt Street. He's been taken to Glebe police station. Police are now awaiting word on parents reporting a missing child. At this stage we can only really speculate on the fact that perhaps he may have wandered from his parents, maybe from the shopping centre, perhaps from a local carer or maybe a grandparent, something like that. If you know who he is, or think you can help with information on the whereabouts of his mother and father, you're asked to call Glebe Police on 9552-8099. A desperate plea tonight A bizarre case this afternoon Gerda Jezuchowski, Ten News. the drugs came from Malaysia. There's speculation officer to another country. and an Australian federal police national police officer We have deployed an Indonesian to track down suppliers. while police move uncharged for another 40 days they'll languish in prison, of smuggling heroin in Bali - for the nine Australians accused And there's more disheartening news that's happened in Bali. 'specially after everything anything stupid like that I didn't think he'd do the drugs were his. telling his mother He made an extraordinary admission, on his mobile phone in prison. and spoke briefly to her son confirmation last night - ..Cynthia finally received That's engaged. spent calling authorities... After a frustrating hour Well, I haven't heard anything. on drugs charges. An arrest of this man Yes. until last night, was uninformed. his mother, in Adelaide spread to Australia, but as news of his arrest for the past two years, Pyle has lived in Bali from the same source. accused of buying hash up to five more Australians and they plan to arrest from the teenage victim of a notorious peadophile. He's terrified the serial attacker will be granted parole after committing sex crimes spanning 32 years. As a parole hearing begins behind prison walls, a 14-year-old boy expresses fears for his safety. Fears that 60-year-old William John Gallacher will return to the streets to attack him or some other unsuspecting teenager. He could be following anyone at any time, any little kid by themself, anything, their parents not there. He could just follow them and get them. Gallacher, seen here boarding a bus with the victim, has been attacking children for 32 years. He's been in and out of prison half his life. He knows he's got a problem but hasn't sought help. He's going to do it again. He doesn't care. In July 2003, Gallacher assaulted this schoolboy, luring him away from this amusement parlour with offers of mobile phones and video games. He had stalked the teenager for days. After an extra six months jail, Gallacher is eligible for parole and is set to be released within days. Makes me scared when I go to Sydney, I'm going to run into him or something like that. If he's in jail, I'll be happy and I won't be able to see him ever again. When Gallacher was released from prison last time he was supposed to put himself on the paedophile register. He didn't. Instead, he assaulted three boys. Now, months later, with his release pending again, there are fears he'll avoid the register a second time. Chemical castration, as it's sometimes called, that's the only method available that we know of which gives a substantial near-guarantee that someone will not reoffend. This victim and his family, meantime, are angry they've been left in the dark by parole officers, who haven't been in touch to warn them of Gallacher's pending release and proposed address. Shaun Fewings, Ten News. Australia's most senior Muslim cleric arrives in Iraq shortly, hoping to secure the release of hostage Douglas Wood. The deadline set by his kidnappers passed today with no word on his fate, his family praying it's not to late to secure his release. For Douglas Wood's family, it's an anxious and terrifying wait. A single flower sent to his American wife's home. A yellow ribbon symbolising hope for his safe return, despite the deadline from his Iraqi captors passing early this morning with no word on his fate. A last-ditch bid for the 63-year-old's freedom has been met with silence. His family offering a generous donation to the people of Iraq, to be delivered in a mercy dash by one of Australia's most senior Muslim clerics, due in Iraq tonight. It may be that he is able to add a different ingredient into the appeal that everybody is making. The mufti is confident he can at least secure an extension of the demand for Australia to withdraw all troops from Iraq. Our Government is adamant it won't comply, relying instead on an emergency team of international negotiators yet to contact Douglas Wood's kidnappers. And we can only pray that some of this gets through and we get an outcome which sees him alive. Australia's Muslim leader, Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, is relying on his religious authority to secure a safe release. But Foreign Minister Alexander Downer wants the kidnappers to realise that if they kill Douglas Wood they're slaughtering a human being, not an object for negotiation. But as Muslims mourn their own kidnapping victims, the hostage-taking continues. A Japanese national the latest seized during an ambush of an American convoy. Deborah Knight, Ten News. just two hours out of town, Goulburn is gasping for water. The town just months away from running dry. That miserable sight is Goulburn's main water supply - Pejar Dam. The spillway hasn't been used in five years. The dam level is just 11%. Goulburn's 22,000 residents are about to run dry. Without rain, I'd say we'd get through to the end of the year, probably get through to early to mid summer. This catastrophic situation is playing out just two hours drive from Sydney. Signs warning of the dire predicament line every road into Goulburn. A ban on outdoor watering has shut most of the sporting fields. Residents are allowed to use 150 litres of water per person per day - a single 10-minute shower would fill their quota. Life's getting really tough now. We're down to washing maybe twice a week, which is hard with children. They recycle every drop they can. to flush the toilet sparingly. Jill Webber is training the kids If it's yellow, let it mellow, if it's brown, flush it down. Goulburn's too big to consider using trucks or trains to deliver water - council is now looking at bores and pipelines as an emergency measure to save the town. On surrounding farms, the outlook's not much better. John Lyttle had to sell a third of his stock last year to survive. He may have to sell many more. The future's good if we can get rain. If that doesn't happen, the we're out, I suppose. This is the state of play on farms just two hours from Sydney, so you can only imagine how bad it is further west. Right now, 87% of NSW is drought-declared - another 9% is on the brink. The statistics show Goulburn's not even the worst affected. These six towns have received more emergency drought assistance than any other. Dan Nolan, Ten News. Ahead, customers reimbursed after a huge bank bungle. Also - a bizarre end to the search for a young abduction victim. And fancy 40 cents discount for every litre? We'll check out the local community making it happen.

Hey, Skaifey, is this the special edition Commodore Equipe? Because this is our car. Yours is over there. VOICEOVER: Don't miss out on the special edition Commodore Equipe. it's not hard to recognise great value. A charity worker who abused in a plea bargain after four boys fell too ill to carry on with the case. But despite their vulnerability, a magistrate said the boys would get over the experience in the fullness of time. It's not the first time Tynas has been convicted of child abuse. 10 years ago he served prison time in the US for endangering a child's welfare, but he said nothing to Apex about his criminal history. In fact, he took on the role of checking the backgrounds of potential new recruits. The magistrate said the short jail term was to allow Tynas to seek treatment. The court told there was a 3 in 10 chance he would reoffend if not counselled. Tynas will also serve a 12-month good behaviour bond. Amber Muir, Ten News. A 4-year-old girl at the centre of a massive abduction scare in Brisbane has been found in the ceiling of a house. Nikkala Byrne was reunited with her mother this afternoon. I was just that glad to see her. We had lots of kisses, didn't we, and lots of hugs. Police say the little girl was abducted from her bed by her father, who hid the pair in the ceiling of a house. An elderly pensioner contacted police this morning after noticing the manhole cover had moved. Never heard her, never knew anyone was up there. Little Nikkala's first meal in 20 hours - a cheeseburger, fries and a large lemonade. A Central Coast community is taking on the supermarket giants. Small businesses offering huge petrol discounts to win back their customers. Shops in the sleepy Central Coast suburb of Saratoga were struggling to survive. The service station about to close down when business owners decided to go head-to-head with supermarket giants, offering a discount scheme knocking up to 44 cents a litre off the price of petrol. That's 11 times better than Coles and Woolworths. We were finding slowly but surely people were going elsewhere to get those discounts. It's bringing people back to the service station. And I've noticed it's getting a little bit busier. I have to order more fuel in. And even only two weeks in, customers love it. I usually just pick up petrol wherever I can but this is a good go. If you shop locally and support your local shopping centre, they'll support you. Here's how it works. If customers spend a set amount at any one of 10 participating shops young boys in his care Bernard Tynas took the children on snow tours knowing he wouldn't be able to resist the temptation of molesting them. Bernard Tynas is a repeat sex offender who preyed on the most vulnerable of children. But he'll be eligible for parole in just four months following his latest indecent assault convictions. In 2002 and 2003 he ran Snowman Tours for the Apex organisation - a camp for disabled and terminally ill children. At least four of the boys who took part say Tynas molested them, starting from the time they boarded the plane. A court heard Tynas won over the trust of Apex with his business skills and the confidence of the children's families because of his association with the charity. But none knew of the 40-year-old's real interest in children. Several other charges were dropped

they can collect enough vouchers to save up to 44 cents a litre. they will save $26.40 on 60 litres of fuel. The question is, how long can this scheme last? It costs the service station virtually nothing to take part. It's the small businesses that are paying for the discount. Will they be able to get enough new customers through to make up for the lost profit? Critics of the scheme say there are too many dockets involved. It is a bit cumbersome unless you don't have to worry about pieces of paper and administratively getting things done. That's the big worry. While other discount schemes have started to spread across Sydney, none yet match this offer of 44 cents a litre. Evan Batten, Ten News. Time to check the weather and another Time to check the weather and another above Time to check the weather and another above average Time to check the weather and another above average day Time to check the weather and another above average day in Time to check the weather and another above average day in more ways another above average day in more ways than another above average day in more ways than one? another above average day in more ways than one? Absolutely. another above average day in more ways than one? Absolutely. Another day ways than one? Absolutely. Another day to ways than one? Absolutely. Another day to make ways than one? Absolutely. Another day to make a ways than one? Absolutely. Another ways than one? Absolutely. Another day to make a beach bum ways than one? Absolutely. Another day to make a beach bum proud, ways than one? Absolutely. Another day to make a beach bum proud, six above day to make a beach bum proud, six above average, day to make a beach bum proud, six above average, 25 day to make a beach bum proud, six above average, 25 degrees day to make a beach bum proud, six above average, 25 degrees in day to make a beach bum proud, six above average, 25 degrees in Sydney. The above average, 25 degrees in Sydney. The only above average, 25 degrees in Sydney. The only good above average, 25 degrees in Sydney. The only good news above average, 25 degrees in Sydney. The only good news for above average, 25 degrees in Sydney. The only good news for NSW above average, 25 degrees in Sydney. The only good news for NSW was above average, 25 degrees in Sydney. The only good news for NSW was up in The only good news for NSW was up in the The only good news for NSW was up in the north-west The only good news for NSW was up in the north-west of The only good news for NSW was up in the north-west of the The only good news for NSW was up in the north-west of the State where in the north-west of the State where there in the north-west of the State where there were in the north-west of the State where there were 16mm, in the north-west of the State where there were 16mm, their in the north-west of the State where there were 16mm, their fifth day day of where there were 16mm, their fifth day of rain where there were 16mm, their fifth day of rain this where there were 16mm, their fifth day of rain this year. where there were 16mm, their fifth day of rain this year. I where there were 16mm, their fifth day of rain this year. I guess there's day of rain this year. I guess there's a day of rain this year. I guess there's a wry day of rain this year. I guess there's a wry grin day of rain this year. I guess there's a wry grin on day of rain this year. I guess there's a wry grin on faces day of rain this year. I guess there's a wry grin on faces up there. there's a wry grin on faces up there. Skywatch there's a wry grin on faces up there. Skywatch - there's a wry grin on faces up there. Skywatch - it there's a wry grin on faces up there. Skywatch - it came there's a wry grin on faces up there. Skywatch - it came in sparkly blue, there. Skywatch - it came in sparkly blue, currently there. Skywatch - it came in sparkly blue, currently 22 there. Skywatch - it came in sparkly blue, currently 22 degrees. Air sparkly blue, currently 22 degrees. Air pollution, sparkly blue, currently 22 degrees. Air pollution, low sparkly blue, currently 22 degrees. sparkly blue, currently 22 degrees. Air pollution, low in all areas. Tomorrow, some Tomorrow, some high Air pollution, low in all areas. Tomorrow, some high cloud, Air pollution, low in all areas. Tomorrow, some high cloud, threat of of showers, Tomorrow, some high cloud, threat of showers, tops Tomorrow, some high cloud, threat of showers, tops of Tomorrow, some high cloud, threat of showers, tops of 23. See Tomorrow, some high cloud, threat of showers, tops of 23. See you later in later in around of showers, tops of 23. See you later in around about of showers, tops of 23. See you later in around about 10 of showers, tops of 23. See you later in around about 10 minutes. Next, pounded by gunfire. GUNFIRE The LAPD gets the wrong man. And excess flab in every cup - the caffeine hits that are choc-full of kilojoules.

Here's another real Scratchies winner's story. It was my flatmate, actually. Yeah, him and his brother, they found $2 on the ground and they had this big argument over who deserves it. And they said, "Alright, we'll split it - we'll get a Scratchie." on the Scratchie. Went over to Indo and got a surf trip out of it. Spent 24 days on a boat. Vic Lorusso in the Mix 106 traffic helicopter. helicopter. There's Vic Lorusso in the Mix 106 traffic helicopter. There's a Vic Lorusso in the Mix 106 traffic helicopter. There's a stream Vic Lorusso in the Mix 106 traffic helicopter. There's a stream of headlights headlights around helicopter. There's a stream of headlights around Casula. helicopter. There's a stream of headlights around Casula. It's helicopter. There's a stream of headlights around Casula. It's not good. Unfortunately for motorists heading good. Unfortunately for motorists heading home good. Unfortunately for motorists heading home towards good. 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You can see as a result of the traffic delays see as a result of the traffic delays it's bumper see as a result of the traffic delays it's bumper to see as a result of the traffic delays it's bumper to bumper see as a result of the traffic delays it's bumper to bumper and gridlock delays it's bumper to bumper and gridlock from delays it's bumper to bumper and gridlock from Liverpool. delays it's bumper to bumper and gridlock from Liverpool. Take delays it's bumper to bumper and gridlock from Liverpool. Take the M5. gridlock from Liverpool. Take the M5. More gridlock from Liverpool. Take the M5. More traffic gridlock from Liverpool. Take the M5. More traffic at gridlock from Liverpool. Take the M5. More traffic at 5:50. The bodies of the 10 victims from the Cape York plane crash have been retrieved from the wreckage. The other five will be recovered tomorrow as claims emerge that the doomed Metroliner suffered engine problems just days before the disaster. The aircraft passengers due to touch down three days ago finally reach Lockhart River. With a slight reprieve in weather conditions, emergency crews achieved their aim of freeing the victims. Arriving soon after - caskets to carry them to Brisbane, where forensic examination and identification could take weeks to complete. No-one has been formally identified at this stage. Investigators will continue to pick through the site for evidence but the wreckage itself may be left on the rugged mountainside, a monument to those who died. With police expecting to finish their work at the crash site by tomorrow, attention will shift from Lockhart River. A memorial service will be held in Cairns, giving mourners a chance to pay their respects to the 15 victims. Families today reeling from the news the aircraft involved in the crash suffered engine troubles just two weeks ago. The crew forced to abort a take-off from Cairns when the second engine didn't reach full power. Officials say it was a minor incident which didn't need further analysis. And the operators insist their fleet is in top condition. The aircraft was returned, the passengers unloaded, and the problem rectified. The damaged black boxes, now in the hands of aviation investigators, Today, Aero-Tropics resumed routine flights in and out of Bamaga. One of the company's first freight deliveries - Constable Sally Urquhart's dog, leaving the north after the tragic loss of the young policewoman. In Far North Queensland, Brett Clappis, Ten News. Police in L.A. are under fire for using excessive force to arrest an unarmed man. Police began chasing a four-wheel drive because they thought it was involved? in an earlier shooting. Without warning officers opened fire. GUNFIRE 95 rounds were fired into the car, nearby homes and other officers. The seriously injured driver was later discovered to be unarmed. A former teacher from Eton College claims Prince Harry is a cheat. Sarah Forsyth, who's fighting an unfair dismissal case, has told an employment tribunal that college staff considered the prince a weak student. She claims she secretly recorded Harry admitting she helped on his written assignments, and that another teacher painted the artworks he took credit for. for the prince to enter Sandhurst military training. Eton denies all the ex-teacher's claims. If you're worried about your weight, have a close look at your morning coffee fix. It could be the key to losing kilos. It's the daily ritual that's giving Australians much more than a quick caffeine fix - these delicious delights containing a frightening amount of sugar and fat. People really need to be aware of what they're eating, in any food they eat, whether it be snacks or treats. Latest research from the Australian Consumers Association shows the full-cream varieties and chilled coffees are often the worst offenders. Of course, many of us know drinks like this can't be that good for us, but it's quite staggering exactly what they contain. This popular iced mocca from Jamaica Blue has more than 2,000 kilojoules and 20 grams of fat. That's almost as much as what's in a Big Mac. But, even more incredibly, it has 10 times the amount of sugar. I always have full milk. I guess it is surprising. I think it would surprise a lot of people to know that there's that much fat in a cup of coffee. I'm not surprised by the sugar content, but certainly the fat content. I guess we've just got to watch what we're drinking. Coffee retailers say nutritional information on their products is available in stores and healthier options are provided. We have a far bigger variety that has a lot of skim and soy options. People can choose skim or soy and light soy at no extra cost. But if you still want to splurge and keep the kilos off, you'll have to jog for more than an hour to work off this tasty treat. Natarsha Belling, Ten News. Next - payback time for a bank - customers compensated after a multimillion-dollar bungle. Also - she was left for dead in the middle of nowhere - how this baby owes her life to a hero dog. And 'Star Wars' director George Lucas makes a surprise appearance in his own film.

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Angel, as hospital staff have called her, was abandoned in a Kenyan forest. They say she would have died if it wasn't for a stray dog, which found the infant, then dragged her across a busy road and under a barbed wire fence to safety. When the dog picked up the baby in a dirty bag it came and dropped her behind the wooden building where the dog had its puppies. The girl was then heard crying and taken to hospital, where she's doing well. It's payback time at Australia's biggest bank. The NAB owes its customers $10 million in overcharged fees. For the last five years, the National wrongly slugged 100,000 businesses, charging bank account debits tax on transactions that are supposed to be tax-free. The BAD tax is collected for State governments on cheque accounts. It's been phased out in NSW and will be abolished across the country in July. We've seen a few stuff-ups in the NAB and it gives all the signs of a business that's imploding from the top. In fact, it was last year's $360 million loss on foreign exchange markets that forced the National to go through its books more thoroughly. The $10 million error was detected then. Other banks could be making the same mistake. That is certainly possible and I think that's why the Reserve Bank should call the banks in and ask them to account for this situation and actually provide proof. This is the third case of overcharging by the National. Two years ago it was forced to refund $67 million to financial management account holders. Irish account holders have also been given back $50 million. The bank refused to be interviewed, instead issuing a brief statement saying: But that could take months. Tomorrow the bank announces its half-yearly profit result. 2,500 jobs are expected to be axed. Kevin Wilde, Ten News. The Australian share market softened today, amid uncertainty over tonight's Federal Budget. Craig James at Commonwealth Securities - how's tonight's Budget likely to affect interest rates? Provideded the Budget is a modest surplus and there are no massive cuts they will be fun fazed. But if interest rates are going to move, it's likely to be up rather than down. What should investors be looking for? If we see now intra structure spending, that will be positive for engineering companies. Tax cuts, positive for the retailers. And any expansion of retailers. And any expansion of childcare places will be good for childcare places will be good for childcare companies. Thank you, Craig. It's the scene 'Star Wars' fans have been waiting decades to see - the moment Anakin Skywalker turns to the dark side. For the actor behind the mask, becoming Darth Vader was a life-changing event. It's the missing link - the 'Star Wars' movie that explains how chosen one Anakin Skywalker to become cinema's most evil villain, Darth Vader. I couldn't be more pleased, actually. I just saw it for the first time four nights ago and I walked out of the movie with just an ear-to-ear grin. I think George got this one right on the head. Twisted by the dark side young Skywalker has become. The day you first put the suit on, I hear the set just stood still and people came from everywhere just to have a look. Yeah. It was fanfare, it was pretty amazing. Everyone from production office, everyone from the crew came out to bear witness. It was the last day of filming as well, and what a day, you know? Darth was back in good form. British actor Ian McDiarmid equally pleased with his efforts as Senator Palpatine, a key player in 'Episode III'. I get to "kick butt", as I believe they say in this part of the world. I just thought all my powers were in my fingers and in my head, but I can wield a lightsaber, as people will find out. The five 'Star Wars' films have earned nearly $4 billion at the box office but merchandising from them has earned nearly $10 billion. 'Revenge of the Sith' looks set to add to both tallies quite nicely. Especially as the critics finally seem to be on George's side. It's so unusual. I'm so used to so many bad reviews that I'm actually kind of sad. And George has one other little surprise up his sleeve. You're in it - you've done a little Hitchcockian cameo at last. Oh yeah. My daughters made me do it. Right. They said they want to see you in it this time? Well, they're in that scene with me. And they said, "We want you to be in it with us. "We don't want to be in it by ourselves." 'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith' opens on May 19. Angela Bishop, Ten News. From 'Star Wars to sports code wars, Tim Webster. Yes. Gorden Tallis has had a big swipe at Braith Anasta flagging a future in union. More shortly. Also - "Jumping" Johns - the special recovery routine re-igniting a league legend's career. And - Anthony Mundine screened as a small community fights a deadly disease.

This program is captioned live. If Andrew Johns makes it onto the field for Origin this year, he'll have the enemy to thank. Queensland's Academy of Sport has developed a special program that is strengthening the half-back's injured knee. It's the work-out that's doing wonders for Johns' knee reconstruction. The softly sprung floor of the Queensland Academy of Sport the perfect place to put the bounce back in his game. Ironically, though, it's the broken jaw that's helping his rehabilitation. I've been able to come up here for five days straight, which is a bit of a torture session. It's real hard work. I know when I go back, I'll have a little bit of an advantage over other players, Johns and Knights team-mate David Seage have been training intensely under the watchful eye of strength and conditioning coach Suki Hobson. Joey's doing fine. He's determined to be available for selection in the Origin. He's got a tremendous work ethic - moans like a girl a bit. Other than that, it's all good. But Johns says Origin isn't his immediate goal. I want to get back for Newcastle, play well there,

and, if I put three or four good games together and there is any injuries or something like that, maybe there may be an opportunity, but it's the furthest thing from my mind. Johns' ongoing injury problems have opened the door for Cronulla captain and NSW number seven Brett Kimmorley. Sharks coach Stuart Raper makes no excuses as to which of the two is the best. No disrespect to Andrew Johns - I think he's one of the greatest players to have played the game - but I think the way Brett's playing at the moment, I think he's the best half-back that's running around, and I wouldn't swap him for any other number seven in the game. As for Kimmorley, it's taken time, patience and a thick skin to get to number one for now. It's a big come-around from in the past where I've always got a start through someone else being out or I've copped a fair bit of criticism for us struggling here. I'm just enjoying the good times at the moment. Tony Peters, Ten News. And big news at the Roosters tonight - half-back Brett Finch has signed for two more seasons. Meanwhile NRL board member Gorden Tallis has slammed Bulldogs five-eighth Braith Anasta for hawking himself to rugby union. The league great says "shut up or go". I get sick of hearing them sell themselves. If you are gonna go - go, 'cause no-one really cares if you are going to go. Personally, as a player, you get sick of reading it. It's to sell newspapers and bump up your price. Wallabies coach Eddie Jones will meet Anasta this week to find out his intentions. As I understand it, he's meeting with Jones. I think it's to understand whether understand whether Braith with Jones. I think it's to understand whether Braith is interested interested in understand whether Braith is understand whether Braith is interested in rugby. Then we'll make interested in rugby. Then we'll make a interested in rugby. Then we'll make a decision interested in rugby. Then we'll make a decision about interested in rugby. Then we'll make a decision about whether interested in rugby. Then we'll make a decision about whether or not make a decision about whether or not there's make a decision about whether or not there's a make a decision about whether or not there's a level make a decision about whether or not there's a level of make a decision about whether or not there's a level of interest from not there's a level of interest from the not there's a level of interest from the ARU. And the Bulldogs are reeling. Scans have revealed Reni Maitua will now be out for at least 12 weeks. And Manly's Kane Cleal has been suspended for five weeks over a high tackle. Cleal took an early guilty plea for the reckless hit on Wests Tigers' Bryce Gibbs. Had he contested the charge and lost, it would have been a 7-week ban. Former boxing champion Tony Mundine is taking on perhaps the biggest fight of his life - a battle against asbestos-related disease. And his son Anthony has joined the cause. Blowing aside all the hot air about his return to rugby league, Anthony Mundine went to a place where just being able to breathe isn't taken for granted. They're dropping like flies up here. A whole community is being screened for asbestos-related diseases - the community of Baryulgil, where his dad Tony grew up, where the health problems have spread to a third generation of people. When we were kids growing up, we'd play in the mine every weeken and through the week when we weren't going to school. Tony Mundine also spent four years working in the asbestos mine. The former boxing champion now has a spot on his lung. Three Mundine cousins have lost their eyes. You can't describe it, you know what I mean? It's like half of yourself is gone. It's been devastating, it really has. Over 30-odd years, it's just totally decimated this little community. The Mundines take on a new fight - the fight for compensation. When it comes to the Aboriginal people, it's like they just get fed the crumbs, because they think they're gonna be happy with that. We've been fighting for the last four decades, and we're still fighting. Leanne West, Ten News. A new start for Diego Maradona - the fallen soccer idol is now a poster boy for weight loss. This is how the 44-year-old looked before he had a stomach-stapling operation in March. And this is how he looked today when he arrived in Spain to visit friends. The former Argentine star has lost 27 kilograms since the operation. He told reporters his drug addiction is over and all his problems have been solved. One of the country's most famous cycling races, the Sydney 1,000, is set to make a return in November this year at the Olympic Velodrome. The early favourite for the handicap race, Ben Kersten, turned back the clock at the SCG today when he tried his hand on a penny farthing with limited success. The Famous race was first held at the SCG in 1903 in front of 60,000 fans. Any race that you do and it has heritage to Any race that you do and it has heritage to it, Any race that you do and it has heritage to it, it Any race that you do and it has heritage to it, it definite Any race that you do and it has heritage to it, it definite puts Any race that you do and it has heritage to it, it definite puts a step heritage to it, it definite puts a step in heritage to it, it definite puts a step in front heritage to it, it definite puts a step in front of heritage to it, it definite puts a step in front of the heritage to it, it definite puts a step in front of the others. heritage to it, it definite puts a step in front of the others. You can step in front of the others. You can tell step in front of the others. You can tell if step in front of the others. You can tell if a step in front of the others. You can tell if a race step in front of the others. You can tell if a race is step in front of the others. You can tell if a race is new step in front of the others. You can tell if a race is new or step in front of the others. You can tell if a race is new or old. Kersten will also make an attempt at the world record for a flying lap at the event. Outstanding female cyclist Kate Bates will get in on action as well. She'll try to break the world record for one kilometre from a flying start. That's all for now. Later on Sports Tonight, we'll meet the female jockey who's whipping the blokes. Jess. House the M5? It really hasn't recovered House the M5? It really hasn't House the M5? It really hasn't recovered after the earlier accident at Casula. We're at Roselands showing the delays extending back to the M5. If you know of anyone heading home toward the south-west, tell them to take Canterbury Road. A change in the weather is on the way - Tim Bailey will fill us in next. And from a former Soviet state - George W. 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Got a taste for something fresh, delicious and new? Then you'll love what McDonald's has in store for you. A Chicken Caesar Roll and fries. Thanks. A delicious range of generously stuffed using quality ingredients when you order, It's a whole new way to look at McDonald's. Police are tonight bewildered at the plight of a little boy found wandering in inner-city streets. It's now four hours since the 2-year-old was discovered at Leichhardt. He's now at Glebe police station, where officers are extremely keen to hear from his carers. If you can help solve the mystery, please call 9552 8099. 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Ron Wilson isn't back from holidays, it's a couple of friends of mine that of friends of mine that look back from holidays, it's a couple of friends of mine that look like him. of friends of mine that look like of friends of mine that look like him. We're doing of friends of mine that look like him. We're doing it of friends of mine that look like him. We're doing it from of friends of mine that look like him. We're doing it from the sensory garden at Bear sensory garden at Bear Cottage. him. We're doing it from the sensory garden at Bear Cottage. 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A big and lifestyle, it gives them a lifestyle back. A big round and lifestyle, it gives them a lifestyle back. A big round of applause lifestyle back. A big round of applause for lifestyle back. A big round of applause for Bear lifestyle back. A big round of applause for Bear Cottage. APPLAUSE They have a community open day on this They have a community open day on this Sunday. They have a community open day on this Sunday. The They have a community open day on this Sunday. The number They have a community open day on this Sunday. The number is They have a community open day on this Sunday. The number is on They have a community open day on this Sunday. The number is on your screen. this Sunday. The number is on your screen. I this Sunday. The number is on your screen. I think this Sunday. The number is on your screen. I think they'll this Sunday. The number is on your this Sunday. The number is on your screen. I think they'll get 200 to 400 screen. I think they'll get 200 to 400 people screen. I think they'll get 200 to 400 people through screen. I think they'll get 200 to screen. I think they'll get 200 to 400 people through here . Lucy Spur down 400 people through here . Lucy Spur down here has a brain 400 people through here . Lucy Spur 400 people through here . Lucy Spur down here has a brain disease but she's down here has a brain disease but she's beautiful. down here has a brain disease but she's beautiful. Big down here has a brain disease but she's beautiful. Big round down here has a brain disease but she's beautiful. Big round of applause for her too. APPLAUSE. applause for her too. APPLAUSE. A applause for her too. APPLAUSE. A couple applause for her too. APPLAUSE. A couple of applause for her too. APPLAUSE. A couple of triplets. Hi grandma. APPLAUSE. A couple of triplets. Hi APPLAUSE. A couple of triplets. Hi grandma. Hi Nan and Pop. Where is the missing triplet? She wasn't well enough to b triplet? She wasn't well enough to w us triplet? She wasn't well enough to w us tonight. triplet? She wasn't well enough to w triplet? She wasn't well enough to w us tonight. We'll see you next time. What a difference What a difference does Bear Cottage make? You'd never have a holiday if not make? You'd never have a holiday if not for make? You'd never have a holiday if make? You'd never have a holiday if not for this place. Exactly right. The not for this place. Exactly right. The children not for this place. Exactly right. not for this place. Exactly right. The children are 11 and when we started coming here a couple of years ago, that was our first holiday. It enables us to be together and enjoy something we couldn't normally be able to have. couldn't normally be able to have. It's fantastic. It's given you a new walk of life? Yes. It's the only place we can take our six kids for only place we can take our six kids only place we can take our six kids for a holiday. There's no other place for a holiday. There's no other place that for a holiday. There's no other for a holiday. There's no other place that can care for someone

place that can care for someone like this. Caring for somebody like Lucy is very important. We hope like Lucy is very important. We hope the open day goes well. Weatherwise, can hope the open day goes well. Weatherwise, can you hope the open day goes well. hope the open day goes well. Weatherwise, can you believe today? Weatherwise, can you believe today? Six above average and the only rainfall was up in the north-west. Cloud is thickening over Queensland and NSW causing patchy rain and NSW causing patchy rain and storms and NSW causing patchy rain and storms to develop. Moist and NSW causing patchy rain and storms to develop. Moist easterly winds winds will storms to develop. Moist easterly storms to develop. Moist easterly winds will generate widespread rain across across Queensland winds will generate widespread rain across Queensland and winds will generate widespread rain across Queensland and northern winds will generate widespread rain across Queensland and northern NSW. Patchy rain across Queensland and northern NSW. Patchy rain in across Queensland and northern NSW. Patchy rain in northern across Queensland and northern NSW. Patchy rain in northern NSW tomorrow, tomorrow, generally Patchy rain in northern NSW tomorrow, generally less Patchy rain in northern NSW tomorrow, generally less than Patchy rain in northern NSW tomorrow, generally less than 5mm. By By Thursday, tomorrow, generally less than 5mm. By Thursday, a trough will tomorrow, generally less than 5mm. By Thursday, a trough will edge east, By Thursday, a trough will edge east, causing heavy rain in eastern eastern Queensland. east, causing heavy rain in east, causing heavy rain in eastern Queensland. Bear Cottage, if you if you can, eastern Queensland. Bear Cottage, if you can, come eastern Queensland. Bear Cottage, if you can, come and eastern Queensland. Bear Cottage, if you can, come and see eastern Queensland. Bear Cottage, if you can, come and see this facility facility on if you can, come and see this facility on Sunday if you can, come and see this facility on Sunday and if you can, come and see this facility on Sunday and see if you can, come and see this facility on Sunday and see some happy happy smiling facility on Sunday and see some happy smiling people. facility on Sunday and see some happy smiling people. Without places happy smiling people. Without places like happy smiling people. Without places like this, happy smiling people. Without places like this, a happy smiling people. Without places like this, a lot happy smiling people. Without places like this, a lot of happy smiling people. Without places like this, a lot of lives would places like this, a lot of lives would be places like this, a lot of lives would be far, places like this, a lot of lives would be far, far places like this, a lot of lives would be far, far poorer. places like this, a lot of lives would be far, far poorer. Come places like this, a lot of lives would be far, far poorer. Come and look. would be far, far poorer. Come and look. It's would be far, far poorer. Come and look. It's not would be far, far poorer. Come and look. It's not European would be far, far poorer. Come and look. It's not European Wilson would be far, far poorer. Come and look. It's not European Wilson at the look. It's not European Wilson at the front look. It's not European Wilson at the front of look. It's not European Wilson at the front of the look. It's not European Wilson at the front of the screen look. It's not European Wilson at the front of the screen there.

That's it from us, from Bear Cottage That's it from us, from Bear Cottage and That's it from us, from Bear Cottage and a That's it from us, from Bear Cottage and a beautiful That's it from us, from Bear Cottage and a beautiful little That's it from us, from Bear Cottage and a beautiful little girl. We Cottage and a beautiful little girl. We thank Cottage and a beautiful little girl. We thank you Cottage and a beautiful little girl. We thank you for Cottage and a beautiful little girl. We thank you for putting Cottage and a beautiful little girl. We thank you for putting up Cottage and a beautiful little girl. We thank you for putting up with Cottage and a beautiful little girl. We thank you for putting up with us tonight. The US President has been dancing with the tsars, showing support for locals who want greater freedom in the old Soviet state of Georgia. The President got in the mood, clapping along while some Cossacks twirled their stuff, the rhythm obviously infectious. LIVELY MUSIC PLAYS Earlier, the President joined other world leaders for a spectacular military and fireworks display in Moscow marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. That's the 5:00 news. I'm Bill Woods. And I'm Jessica Rowe. Sandra Sully will have the Late News after 'Rove'. Goodnight. by the Australian Caption Centre. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au