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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Tonight - bringing home the cup. CHEERING to a hero's homecoming. AFL's newest stars return could top $2 a litre. And pump pain - predictions petrol Ten News with Tracey Spicer. Also tonight - Good evening. to escape the jaws of a shark. an Adelaide man's brutal battle Hurricane Rita moves on damage bill. but leaves a multibillion-dollar

of victory for the Swans - First tonight, the sweet taste home for the first time. bringing the Premiership Cup Coach Paul Roos thanking supporters who'd stuck by the team more than 20 years ago. since its move to Sydney

this was a moment to savour After 72 years,

at an oval in their old heartland. for thousands of Swans supporters

(Sings) # We are the champions # My friends # but adrenaline charged. Sleep deprived

I love every single one of you. I love the bloods, for more adulation. The players lined up

an awesome couple of days. It's amazing, just been into a flood of celebrations. Footy's big drought broke

to this group of players, Yeah, I am forever indebted

given it to my family, they have given me something special

and I will thank them forever. their Sydney counterparts Old Bloods joined

bringing two cities together. for 72 years, I'm not sure you've all waited

that have been down there but I am sure there's a few

waiting 72 years. Swans supporters greeted their heroes Last night 10,000 ecstatic

with a mass outpouring of sheer joy. high # (Sings) # Lift that noble banner

let it all hang out. The retiring Jason Ball to predecessor Stuart Maxfield Captain Barry Hall paid tribute

who missed out.

he couldn't be with us. It's a real shame and we did it for him. He was with us in spirit

They savoured every second. Tadgh Kennelly jigged up a storm and the players let rip. let's go to the disco, Let's go to the disco, nah nah nah nah nah.

this weekend. But there's only one song banner high # (Sings) # Lift that nobel In formal surrounds Delta Goodrem gave her own tribute. (Sings) # But I was born to try # Her boyfriend part of an Irish duet. in NSW is incalcuable. What they have done for football the Swans headed home For the first time in football

in Australia - the Premiership Cup. with the most precious cargo

Rob Waters, Ten News. take a look at the rock-star welcome And later in Ten News we'll

were greeted like rock-stars And the new stars of AFL when they touched down in Sydney. team's home ground Thousands of fans flocking to the to celebrate the victory. among the fans was building, The anticipation of yesterday's game. much like the final minutes can't wait. We've been waiting here forever - pretty excited We've been waiting so long -

onward to victory But finally the boys who went they truly deserve. got the heroes welcome home CHEERING brought with them For the first time ever the champions

which they fought so hard for the Premiership cup,

go down in AFL history. in a game that will as kids - it's awesome. It's something we all dreamt about to get greetings at the airport It's very rare for us so it's great for Sydney. out for the Swans, The fans that cheered their hearts

heroes in person, on home turf. today got the chance to meet their it's great that they're coming here. I couldn't make it to Melbourne so

We're really glad to say hello to everybody. that they're coming here

contagious red and white anthem. The crowd erupting with that

the red and the white. # SINGING: # Cheer, cheer the tunnel one more time The premiers made their way through

doesn't end here - But honouring the AFL champions plans are now under way Swans victory parade through Sydney. for an extravagant A giant red and white flag will fly from the top of the Harbour Bridge Parliament House in Perth. and also above Ebbeny Faranda, Ten News. a critical condition in hospital A Swans supporter is in

after a post-Grand Final brawl. in Melbourne The 52-year-old was celebrating

turned bitter A busy and festive night

just kilometres from the MCG outside a hotel on the footpath just before midnight. when two groups of men clashed But the fight wasn't started by football barbs. Just one of those things - when words were exchanged they were passing in the street

a physical altercation. and it turned into

involved in the brawl. There were 14 men

from Melbourne's east A man in his 50s

was still wearing his Swans jumper, who had been at the game and was hit in the face. believed to be his daughter, An 18-year-old woman,

witnessed the assault. to the back of the head - The man has an injury he was allegedly struck to hit his head on the pavement. and fell back hospital in a life-threatening state. He was left unconscious and rushed to

in the fracas The only other man injured

threw the damaging punch - was the man police believe his face is scratched and bruised. by the homicide squad this morning. He was interviewed

several people involved in the fight Police have taken statements from

independent witnesses but they would like to hear from could them with their investigation. who may have seen something that did not capture the punch. Cameras fixed to side of the pub

played its part in the stoush. Police said alcohol

Paul Kennedy, Ten News. in hospital after a shark attack A 25-year-old man is recovering in South Australian waters. while surfing near Cape Du Couedic, Josh Berris was bitten on the legs

on Kangaroo Island's south-west tip. His friends managed to drag him

out of the water His friends managed to drag him before raising the alarm. The attack comes was bitten near Port Lincoln. just three weeks after a man

a petrol price of $2 a litre The nation's peak motoring body warns of fossil fuels. as the world runs out

The NRMA says it's unlikely motorists will ever see petrol fall below $1 a litre again. It seems almost any world crisis these days results in more pain at the petrol pump. The hurricane season is still in full swing in the Gulf of Mexico affecting 30% of America's refining capacity.

In Nigeria, the world's eighth largest exporter, anti-government militants are threatening to blow up platforms and pipe lines. But the biggest problem is the drain on oil reserves. If you look at the known oil reserves and the rate we're using them married against the amount of oil we're finding, in about 30 years we're going to be out of fossil fuels. Prices in the Australian capitals are still overing around the $1.30 mark. Our motoring bodies say $2 a litre is not out of the question. It's not beyond the bounds of possibility. Certainly with the demand coming out of China and India and still the high demand in the US. Hurricane Rita didn't hit America's Gulf states as hard as they predicted and refineries there are due back online soon. But in any case the days of cheap fuel appear gone. The high prices are here to stay. We're not going back under $1 for a litre of fuel, I don't think we'll see it ever again in my lifetime. It's these sort of predictions that are driving calls for alternative fuels, additives and more tax breaks but the Opposition says there needs to be a greater government crack down on petrol profiteering. There's price gouging and the ACCC ought to be dealing with that. So there are things you can do. You should never appear helpless as a government. This government has appeared extraordinarily helpless in the face of this. With petrol prices so high, there's already evidence that many Australians can't afford to drive to work. Shaun Fewings, Ten News. Still to come in Ten News - the extreme measures being used to protect Australia from the deadly Asian bird flu. And Rita unleashes her fury - how residents managed to escape her 190km/h winds.

This program is captioned live. Hurricane Rita has been downgraded to a tropical storm storm tonight, but not before she wreaked havoc across three states in the US. Rita unleashed gale force winds and driving rain, but this time authorities were prepared. As Rita raced to shore her destructive winds fanned panic and fire. Fallen wires sparking an inferno in the coastal town of Galveston, which had been bracing for a direct hit. Rita's 193km/h winds demolished buildings, downed trees and knocked out power to more than 2 million homes. MAN: We got to get out of here. SECOND MAN: Let's go! Woah, go, go! Seaside towns were swamped by a 3m storm surge. MAN: The water's getting a little bit higher - still got 4.5-5 feet. The wrath of the storm is being felt across hundreds of kilometres, leaving a damage bill already expected to top $3 billion. It could have been considered a disaster but, in the wake of Katrina, locals are counting themselves lucky. 95% of those ordered to evacuate did, resulting in minimal deaths this time. I'm here to tell you, the evacuations worked. In New Orleans, the levees have once again been washed away with fresh floodwaters filling the city, for the second time in almost a month. Katrina was kind of the wash cycle. Rita seems to be the rinse cycle. This morning emergency crews were quick to snap into action, rescuing the few who chose to weather the storm. We should have left before, but... Ignoring the warnings nearly cost the lives of two people who couldn't swim. With power and water expected to be out for at least a week authorities are warning people not to return home but very few are listening. Highways into Houston are already jammed as 3 million people head back into the city. The biggest problem, as I pointed out, is if we have gridlock we can't get the fuel back in. Tonight, the President is in Texas, monitoring the government's response. Rita is now a tropical storm, dropping heavy rain across two states sparking new fears of widespread flooding. In Texas, Leisa Goddard-Roles, Ten News. Tonnes of poultry meat heading into Australia has been seized, in a bid to prevent the deadly bird flu coming ashore. Health authorities fear a pandemic may be on our doorstep after four people died in Indonesia in the past two months. Justice Minister Chris Ellison says people shouldn't panic, but customs officials are targeting goods from countries which host the virus. They're countries where we suspect there's a risk and in cases where there's doubt seizures are made. He says quarantine and customs officers have received special training to deal with the new threat. Calls tonight for unprecedented police powers to be introduced to fight terrorism, Labor announcing the bold bid as State and Territory leaders prepare to talk anti-terror laws at a major summit this week. The Federal Government has already flagged toughening anti-terrorism laws in the wake of the London bombings. We will be looking at a range of measures -

preventative detention, control orders, notice to produce and increased powers of stopping and search and question. But Labor wants to go much further, calling for police commissioners to be given power to lock down an entire region if they believe a terrorist threat is imminent. You've got credible intelligence information that some group of people in a white van are going around the countryside and they've got explosives on board. It gives you the capacity to search any white van, for example. It would also mean anyone could be stopped and searched without a warrant, no judicial approval needed in the short term.

The Government accuses the Opposition of playing catch-up. That's what we're proposing. We're saying that the Commonwealth should have these powers in designated areas. The extra-tough anti-terrorism laws will be discussed at a meeting with State Premiers on Tuesday. Key changes, such as detaining suspects for up to 14 days without charge and forcing them to wear electronic tags, already drawing criticism. We will not agree to it unless there is a measure to protect the community like a public interest monitor. State and Territory leaders also want a sunset clause to review the new rules.

The Government hasn't ruled it out but doubts the benefits. Leonie Mellor, Ten News. Demonstrators have been arrested after clashing with police in Washington. Thousands of people taking to the streets of the American capital, to rally against the Iraq war and globalization. The largely peaceful protests turning ugly after a small number of demonstrators upturned garbage bins and pulled one officer from his bike. Police rode motorcycles towards the crowd, to try to disperse the trouble-makers. Anti-war protests in London, which coincided with the Washington rally, took place without incident. More than 20 people have been wounded in months. in the worst violence Gaza has seen in months. The Israeli air strikes come as a devastating blow to the Middle East peace process. Panic, chaos and destruction - a depressingly familiar sight in the Gaza strip. A baby is rushed towards paramedics, one of 22 injured after an Israeli air strike targets offices belonging to the militant group Hamas. Many of the casualties were children, as the buildings were located in the grounds of a school. Israel says

the air assault was provoked by a barrage of insurgent rocket attacks launched against them from the Strip. The Jewish state has promised to deliver a crushing response if the attacks don't stop. But the latest round of conflict has merely prompted vows of retaliation from the Palestinian militants. The surge in violence is the worst since Israel pulled its troops out of Gaza, a move designed to galvanise the peace process after 38 years of occupation. Just hours earlier, thousands from both sides called for an end to the ongoing hostilities.

Let us stop it before it is too late, let us negotiate, let us create a political horizon after the withdrawal from Gaza. and Israel Prime Minster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israel Prime Minster Ariel Sharon are now coming under intense pressure to make the negotiations work. But bullets, bombs and bloodshed have left a damning indictment

of a process on the brink of failure.

A teenager has been stabbed during an out-of-control party in Brisbane's western suburbs. 15 people were invited, but almost 250 turned up. Many were drinking the 16-year-old victim trying to leave when he was attacked. He's undergoing surgery

He's undergoing surgery in hospital today. A 19-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder.

Two others have also been arrested. Police have urged parents to take stronger security measures at teenage parties. The competition is already hotting up as cars in this year's World Solar Challenge begin their outback sprint. A tight tussle for the lead between the top international teams, which should reach Alice Springs tonight. Plenty of excitement as teams prepare to pit mind and machine against the elements.

We are really excited. We can't wait to get on the road. I have waited so long to do this. Most had travelled across the globe just to make the starting line of the World Solar Challenge - a 3,000km trek from Darwin to Adelaide fuelled only by the sun. These are the best solar cars from around the world, bar none.

Some a little slow off the mark, but eventually getting the message. It was a mad dash through Darwin, but the competition soon opened up on the open road. The Taiwan University team at the back of the pack after an early tyre blow-out. The University of Michigan team in the lead, reaching the Katherine checkpoint 300km from Darwin in less than four hours. Nuon Solar just a minute behind. Margie McLew, Ten News. From the futuristic to the antique - Adelaide has stepped back in time for the 25th Bay to Birdwood Classic. Skyrocketing petrol prices didn't stop this special Sunday tradition. More than 1,700 vintage cars, trucks and motorbikes were dusted off to the delight of thousands of spectators, who lined the streets as the cavalcade cruised by.

For the first time, the convoy revved through the heart of the city. Many enthusiasts making sure they looked the part as well. Australia's treasures, including Kylie Minogue's famous hotpants, are to be protected by a new national authority. The gold shorts are just one of millions of items the Collections Council of Australia will preserve. The new body will oversee the nation's galleries, libraries and museums where cultural treasures such as Dame Edna's costumes and Phar Lap's hide are stored. The Council will also work

to make these collectables more accessible to the public through digital technology.

The redevelopment of Brisbane's home of cricket and AFL has come full circle. The Gabba now sports a complete ring of covered grandstand after the completion of the $40 million final link. Work on the revamp started 12 years ago. and this morning the Premier unveiled the last stage. The Gabba can now hold 42,000 fans. The weather's next and then it's Sports Tonight with Ryan Phelan.

And I can't see things settling down for a while Tracey. The Sydney Swans celebrate after one of the toughest AFL Grand Finals in decades. The Swans still coming to terms with the magnitude of bringing the Cup home to Sydney. Meanwhile the Eagles supporters haven't abandoned them after a rousing reception on returning to Perth. And Aussie champion Starcraft conquers the world. The day's sport is next.

Looking around the nation now: Extensive cloud is spreading over South Australia with a broad area of low pressure generating widespread rain and isolated storms. High cloud over NSW and Victoria is bringing very little rain. Mostly clear in the west, under a ridge of high pressure. A slow-moving trough will trigger widespread rain and storms across NSW

and far southern Queensland. Onshore winds will cause showers further up the Queensland coast. A high will mostly clear drizzle patches from Victoria and SA. A cold front approaching Western Australia will generate late showers. Looking around the nation tomorrow:

A German travel company that caters for an exclusive clientele. Teddy-in-Munich organises city tours, bungee jumping and fishing - for teddy bears!

The soft toys visit historical landmarks, beer halls and can even take a night walk through the Bavarian capital. Owners are given a souvenir photo album, so they can see just what their cuddly toys have been up to. But the trips aren't cheap - prices range from $150 to $200. That brings you up to date with the latest news. The late bulletin tonight is at 11:00. Stay around for Sports Tonight with Ryan Phelan.

I'm Tracey Spicer, good night. Supertext Captions Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre.