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Tonight - a woman's incredible

survival, after being trapped

beneath her car since Christmas Day.

Officers head bush after a wild

high-speed chase hits a snag.

Police uncover a multimillion- dollar

dollar treasure-trove of stolen

jewels, silver, and piles of cash.

And a sensational spell of

bowling... (CHEERING)

Hussey! Sachin Tendulkar finds the hands of

Boxing Day test. Has the Aussies celebrating in the

Good evening. I'm Kathryn Robinson.

And I'm Hamish Macdonald. Also

tonight - the woman accused of

throwing a puppy out a 15m high

window appears in court. And -

protest dismissed - 'Investec

Loyal' is confirmed as the line-

Hobart. honours winner in the Sydney to

survival. But first - a remarkable tale of

A woman who spent three days

trapped upside down in her car

after running off the road in

alive. remote bushland has been found

Ten's Stephen Spencer is outside

the Canberra hospital. He joins us

now. It's extraordinary that she

was even found alive after three

days. How is she? What's her

condition? Well, Kath, despite

losing a leg, the woman is reported

to be in a stable condition. As you

say, that is a remarkable story -

for three days, she was pinned

beneath the car near Tumut, in the

foothills of the Snowy Mountains.

rescued She was found by a complete fluke,

been rescued late last night, and it has

survival. been a Christmas miracle story of

For three days and three nights, a 45-year-old woman lay pinned

beneath this wrecked car. On

Christmas Day, she was driving to

Adelong in the foothills of the

Snowy Mountains when she reportedly

swerved to avoid a kangaroo,

careered missing a sharp bend. Her car

careered down a 15m embankment and

landed on its roof. She was at a

very desperate stage where she

leg, which thought about amputating her own

leg, which shows that she didn't

think she would be rescued or found.

Hidden by thick brush as cars drove

past oblivious to her plight, the

woman spent the next 75 hours

pinned by the leg, before local

teenager Kaleb Wilkins heard her

cries for help as he walked next

door to feed the neighbour's dogs.

It was very fortunate he didn't

panic and answered the 000 operator's questions, and waited at panic and answered the 000

the

the scene for police and ambulance

to arrive. Otherwise, I think we

would have had a good chance of

driving past it, like everyone else

had. Rescuers first secured the car

to allow paramedics to stabilise

the woman. They then cut off the

door and lifted the vehicle off her

leg, before carrying her up to the

road to the waiting rescue

helicopter. The seriously injured

woman was flown here, to Canberra Hospital, where doctors were unable

to save her leg. Ambulance paramedics first at the scene paramedics first at the scene say

the weight of the car pinning her

leg may well have saved her life,

as it acted as a torn day,

preventing -- torn aday, preventing haemorrhageing

haemorrhageing and further bleeding.

Two condition. She's reported to be in a stable

Two men have been arrested after a

wild police pursuit in the Blue

Mountains. Dozens of officers with area

area support and the dog squad were

all involved in the chase. An arrest after

An arrest after a dramatic 4-hour

pursuit. It began at 10:30, when

police tried to pull over a gold

sedan. The car sped off and the chase

chase began. 53-year-old man was

stopped by police, on the Great

Western Highway, at Blaxland. He

then accelerated away from police.

Bob nearly collided with the car as

he pulled out of his driveway. 10

head-on in the seconds later, we would have been

head-on in the dirt. There was

nowhere to go. Around an hour later,

the unregistered car came to a

crushing halt at Sun Valley. Police

say two men fled into the bush.

Polair were on the scene. They

monitored the pursuit. A number of

police from Blue Mountains and

other commands, including the dog

squad, assisted. The dog squad

scoured the bushes before finding a

53-year-old man. He was arrested

and taken to Nepean Hospital, and

treated for bite injuries. Hours

later, police found the second man

in the bushes. He was also taken

into custody. The men are expected

to be charged with a range of

offences, including driving unlicensed, and Skye's Law. A

A treasure-trove of stolen goods

worth $6.5 million has been found

at a Sydney unit. Police believe

the belongings were taken from

safes across the north shore and

the eastern suburbs.

In a hunt for hidden treasure,

police uncovered 120kg of silver

bullion. With it, piles of antique

jewellery, guns, and 2.2 million

dollars. Yes, it is a staggering

amount of cash to have accumulated.

The haul was stolen during more

than 100 break-ins across Sydney's

north shore, from Hornsby to the

Harbour Bridge, and at Darlinghurst.

Police say the thieves knew what

they were doing, at times spending

hours inside homes using

sophisticated methods to get into

saifz. They are using a method

which, if you first walk into the

room, you wouldn't necessarily

identify that a break-and-enter had

taken place. It despite the rarity

of the belongings, it might be

tough for police to return them to their

their owners. The 120kg of silver

bullion that I indicated earlier,

we believe, may be as a result of

melting down silver durer that has

been stolen in some of these

offences. A father and son have been

been arrested in Redfern

There were four adults in this car.

Police are shocked that adults and

parents could put such young lives

in so much danger. Police say, when

they think they've seen the most

stupid act, someone comes along and

does something worse.

This is a horrific act by an

individual not thinking about the

welfare of small children who are

in the vehicle. Now, the 46-year-

fines old Glenwood man was given two

fines in relation to the

unrestrained children in the

vehicle, and on top of that, he was also

also fined because he wasn't

displaying his P-plates. All up, he

owes around $700. Because it's

double-demerits, he also lost -- he

lost 14 points. He's also lost his

licence there. Interestingly, he

was very upset about these fines

and losing so many points. He was

very upset and told police that he

wasn't happy about it. As you can

imagine, police make no apologies

about that!

The holiday period is not actually

over yet - presumably police are worried

worried that the situation could,

in fact, be worse? Well, that's

right. So far, 11 people have died

on NSW roads, and compared to the

same period last year, there were

only 10 deaths. So it's already one

more, and we're only up to day six

of the 15-day operation of the 15-day operation Safe

Arrival. Police fear it's going to get

get worse and there'll be more

tragic deaths on our roads. They're

pleading with drivers to take care.

We're urging everybody, if you're

going on a trip, plan. You need to

take adequate rest breaks. And

don't speed, and for God's sake,

don't drink and drive. Double

demerits are in force until Monday,

but Operation Safe Arrival doesn't

conclude until the end of next week. Thank you.

Protesters are outraged that a

woman accused of throwing a puppy

out a window has been granted bail.

24-year-old Lillie Myhee leaves

Silverwater jail accused of a crime

that's horrified the community.

Police say she threw the staffy puppy

puppy out of her apartment window.

The tiny dog landed on a cement

driveway. Amazingly, he only broke

a leg. Hundreds of animal lovers want

want to adopt the pup, upset with

today's decision. It's a disgusting

thing that she's done. But the

magistrate said bail conditions

wouldn't be affected by dogie-eyed

pictures of a -- doe-y- eyed

pictures of the pup. She'll appear

in court again next in court again next month.

Australian cricket finally has

something to celebrate. We've been making

making a bit of noise. We have

been! Nathan templeten is at the

MCG, where our pacemen tore through

the Indian team this on for. A big

win for a team that was under

plenty of pressure? Absolutely,

Kath. A fantastic result for this

under-siege Australian side. The recent results haven't actually

been that bad on paper, but we do

expect a lot more of them, and

they've delivered today with they've delivered today with a 122-

run win over India. They go one up

in the 4-test series. As you can

tell, everyone is pretty excited. A

couple of young New South Welshman -

- Nathan Lyon and David Warner -

combined to clinch the winning

wicket. Yesterday, a couple of the

daeld oh my God dogs were under

pressure - Ricky Ponting and

Michael Hussey with the bat - to

who helped set up the win. A great

result for Cricket Australia -

almost 190,000 fans have watched

over four days - a record over four days - a record between

Australia and India. The Aussies

gain a psychological edge. The next

match is up in Sydney. We shouldn't

get too far ahead of ourselves -

Sachin Tendulkar averages 221 at

the SCG. But for now, the Aussies

are celebrating leading by one

match. Hope you can manage to enjoy

some of the celebrations. Thank you. The

The crew of 'Investec Loyal' is

finally able to celebrate after a

protest against its Sydney to

Hobart line-honours win was dismissed.

An international jury ruled a

tactician was not seeking help from

a helicopter pilot. Ten's Ben Lewis

joins us now from Constitution Dock.

I guess this means the party can

finally get under way? Hamish, if

the noise I can hear from the

restaurant on the other side of

Constitution Dock is anything to go by,

by, I'd say that's the case. The

crew of 'Investec Loyal', made up of professional sailors and celebrity

celebrity sportsmen, have done a

remarkable thing, beating one of

the giants in the world of yachting,

'Wild Oats XI'. It looked like, for

a while, their name might not get

to be written in the history books

so, when the protest was dismissed

late this afternoon, it was

certainly time to start celebrating.

A win on the water wasn't enough.

It was a win in the jury room that

allowed 'Investec Loyal' to claim

line honours. After a tense night and and morning, skipper Anthony Bell was

was relieved to be able to bring

his crew and family some good news.

Sort of, um, the long way around,

in some ways. It's very relieving. The

The protest was announced just

before the supermaxi arrived at

Constitution Dock. The crew still

celebrating despite knowing their celebrating despite knowing their

stunning upset win was only

provisional. (CHEERING)

Tactician Michael Coxon had been

recorded asking a television

helicopter pilot about the sails on

rival 'Wild Oats', which his

company produces. What colour is

the sail they've got up, the main

sail they've got up? They've both

got grey sails up. Copy that. Great

news, thanks. The implication was I'd done I'd done something outside the

rules. I knew that was not the case.

An international jury found Coxon

was not seeking information for a

race advantage. Had the protest

been successful, runners-up 'Wild

Oats XI' would have been declared

winners. I don't know when - don't

want a provisional win or anything

like that. That's not our go.

Yesterday, thousands of people were

at Constitution Dock. Today, only a at Constitution Dock. Today, only a

few hundred. Race officials say it

would have been impossible to hold

the protest hearing last night.

Wouldn't have been in a position to

adequately defend themselves with

the emotion and the fatigue.

Sydney's world-renowned New Year's

Eve celebrations will include

fireworks never seen before, with a

price tag of $6 million, it

promises to be our biggest and most expensive show yet.

70 tons of explosives, 13,000 plugs, 11,000

11,000 shells, 25,000 shooting

comets, and 80km of wire - for a

fireworks show that promises to

blow you away. Sydney's New Year's

Eve celebration is the event that

puts Sydney on the map globally.

That's true - the New Year's Eve

extravaganza will captivate more than

than 1 billion people worldwide

when it's broadcast live in 20

different languages. That's on top

of the 1.5 million spectators

expected around the Harbour.

The theme is Time to Dream, and

this display has taken some extraordinary imagination. Double

squares, butterflies with green

eyes, strobing waterfalls... That's

just the graphics. Technology means

almost anything is possible. almost anything is possible. And

certainly, with beauty comes power.

Just one of these - if it was aimed

in the wrong direction - could

easily blow up a small building.

It's the Foti fireworks family's

12th year of producing the Sydney

spectacle. It's a special year for

us as a family as well. We lost our

mother in September. This will be

dedicated to her. There's 130 firing dedicated to her. There's 130

firing points from the Bridge, the

Harbour, and city building rooftops.

Hopefully - touch wood - it all goes

goes to plan.

I'm sure it will.

Still to come - new research into

our drinking habits, and the

excuses we use to justify overindulging.

Also - a tragic end to the search for

for a Sydney woman missing in the Whitsundays. And

And - all at sea - why Australian

anti-whaling activists have had to

abort their latest mission.

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A man has faced court, charged with

the murder of a Newcastle pensioner.

Michael Ca in was extradited

overnight, accused of kild killing

an elderly man during an attack in his

his home. Mr Cain didn't apply for

bail, and will next face court in January.

An investigation is under way into a charter-boat tragedy in Queensland that's claimed the life

of a Sydney tourist. She was on a

group fishing trip from Hamilton

Island to Whitsunday ilet when a freak

freak storm hit and capsized the boat.

A couple's holiday in paradise ends

in tragedy. Doris and Turbid were

on the fishing charter bolt Rapture

when it capsized in rough seas on

Tuesday. While Turbit and the 10

other passengers were rescued,

clinging the boat's hull, search

crews had hoped Doris made it to

shore. But when the upturned vessel

was towed to Hamilton Island last

night, their worst fears were

confirmed. The vessel was being

formally cleared by our police divers.

divers. During that clearance, they

located the body of the deceased in

the hull of the vessel. Turbit had

joined the extensive search for his

soul mate. No-one knew, all along,

Doris had been trapped in the

toilet. He's obviously quite

traumatised by the whole situation.

He's there, as you can imagine,

having a great holiday with his

partner, and then he ends up in tragedy.

Authorities are now investigating

the incident, and whether

passengers were told to wear life

jackets in the dangerous conditions.

A rescue operation is under way in

the Southern Ocean, after an anti-

whaling boat was damaged by a wave.

The Brigitte Bardot was chasing a

Japanese whaling ship in 6m swells

when a wave slammed into the side

of the vessel, cracking its hull.

The captain onboard the Brigitte

Bardot assures me that everything

is fine and that they're safe.

Parent ship the 'Steve Irwin' is

several hours away from reaching

the boat, and its crew of 10,

stranded around 1,500 nautical

miles south-west of Fremantle.

Let's check the weather now.

Magdalena Roze is with us. I went

for a run through the city this

afternoon - it actually felt like

summer! I bet you did, Hamish! It's

been a beautiful day today. The actual

actual weather a lot better than

what it looks like on paper. After

a cloudy start, the sunshine came

out, as promised, with Penrith

reaching 27 degrees, and the city a

top of 25 - right on average for

this time of year. In fact, we've

only exceeded the maximum average

in December three times so far, and

our best was 26.8 - a pretty dismal

effort. It's all turning around for 2012

2012 - southerly winds turning

northerly. Lots of sunshine on the

way for New Year's Day, and

temperatures into the high 20s for

the city next week, and the mid to

high 30s in the suburbs. Some

beautiful weather ahead - it will

finally start to feel like summer.

Those details, and even some fire-

throwing - not from me, but from

some guests - just before 6:00.

Looking forward to it. Thank you.

Women over 50 are the biggest

Christmas drinkers. A new national

study has revealed just how much

alcohol Australians indulge in on holidays.

Be it our culture, or perhaps our

climate - I don't think! (LAUGHTER)

We're a thirsty lot this time of

year. From Christmas parties

through New Year's and beyond,

Aussies up their alcohol intake

dramatically on holidays.

Absolutely. Otherwise it wouldn't

be a holiday! They feel that when

they've got a gap, or time out,

they'll make the most of that. A

FebFast survey found the number of

men drinking every day tripled on

holidays. And in women, the figure

increased fourfold. Whether they

admit to it or not. Not really, not

for me it isn't. Just double for

you, then, isn't it? Yeah... Onef-

fifth of 20-30-year-olds drink

three days in a typical week. On holidays,

holidays, that soars to half. 42%

of over-50s drink on three days -

that leaps to 64% over the holidays.

We only drink on the weekends.

Aussies drink seven days a week.

The $17 billion alcohol industry is

no help with exercising restraint.

But the damage to our mind, body

and spirits will cost us. Whatever

the reason, 'tis the season for making

making changes. Cheers. When

February rolls around, FebFast is

urging drinkers to put down the

bottle. You're healthier, you lose

a bit of weight, save a bit of cash,

and most importantly, you're

raising money for kids who have

serious alcohol issues. Find out more: Until then... Cheers. Happy days.

Until then... Cheers. Happy days.

On that matter, we're going to talk

about it on the Sydney Soapbox tonight:

The Aussie dollar takes a tumble on

concerns over the euro. The CommSec

finance report is up next.

Also - standing in silence -

thousands of North Koreans attend

the final parade for Kim Jong Il. And Tarzan's cinema sidekick from

the 1930s dies - at the grand old

age of 80.

Let's check the traffic now. Jo Abi

is in in the helicopter. It's busy

citybound on the M4 this afternoon?

That's right, Hamish. They're still straightening

straightening out those lanes from

where the old tollbooths were.

Traffic heading citybound on the M4

towards Homebush Bay drive is going slowly.

slowly. The speed limit is reduced

there. Once you get past that, you

will find your run into the city

not too bad this afternoon. I'm Jo

Abi. More traffic after 6:00.

The transfer of power now seems to

be complete in the world's only

communist dynasty. Kim Jong Un is

now Supreme Leader of North Korea.

There was another mass rally in

Pyongyang today - a sea of people

flooded into the city emphasis main

square. And then, the final salute.

-- the city's main square. And then,

the final salute. This time, to end the

the official mourning period for

Kim Jong Il. That Kim's deputy...

Marking the elevation of a new Kim

- a 20-something - to Supreme

Leader of a nuclear armed state. He

looked on, franked by top Communist

Party and military officials. The

thousands of faithful that braved

the cold welcomed the man onto the

world stage. The mood couldn't be

different for some of the North's

neighbours. Across the Borderer in

the south, fireworks and champagne

celebrated the end of the dictator.

TRANSLATION: North Korea's military

dictatorship must be buried in a

grave, along with Kim Jong Il's

funeral. A moment of silence marked

the end of 13 days of mourning -

and the start of a new era.

The price of oil has shot up after

Iran threatened shipping lanes in

the Gulf. The cost of petrol could

also spike as tensions mount. The

Iranian Vice-President threatened

to shut down the narrow Strait of

Hormuz, through which 40% of all

world-oil exports pass every day.

Investors are either watching the

cricket or lying on a beach

somewhere nice, because they're certainly remaining nowhere near

the market at this point in time.

This continues to be the quietest

week of 2011. It perhaps is a good

time to have a look back and see

how certain stocks have performed

over the past 12 months. We all

know that the retailers have done

it tougher than most this year.

More Australians are buying goods

online than they used to.

Department-store owner David Jones

down 47% this year. Its competitor,

Myer, not doing too much better,

down 33%. Shifting our attention

back to the present moment - the market

market did pull back a little today

for the second consecutive day.

The banks deputy do too badly. The

ANZ pulled back a little.

James Dagwell from CommSec, thank you.

Well, no more monkey business or show

show business, for that matter, for

Tarzan's faithful sidekick, Cheetah.

The chimp passed away at 80 years

old after starring with Tarzan in

the 1930s. For the past 50 years,

he's been watching TV and lisening

to music. I'm sorry to report that

staff say Cheetah had a bad habit

of throwing faeces when he wasn't

happy. The death has some in the

industry crying hoax, though,

claiming multiple chimps played the

role, and questioning his stated age.

I dare say the cleaners won't be

all that unhappy. (GIGGLES)

You weren't meant to go there.

Sydney Soapbox is after the break.

Tonight, we're asking, "Do we drink too

too much on holidays?"

Also - the year in politics - we

take a look back at the leaders and

legislation that defined 2011.

And cue the Gleeks - the TV heart-

throb, Cory Monteith, wows crowds

at a Sydney shopping centre.

Watching Ten News tonight. The top

stories - an incredible story of

survival - a woman who spent three days

days and three nights pinned

beneath her overturned car has been

found alive. She's since had her leg amputated.

Two men have been arrested after a

wild police pursuit in the Blue Mountains

Mountains involving dozens of

officers, aerial support, and the dog squad.

And a stolen treasure-trove of antique

antique jewellery, silver bullion

and cash worth $6.5 million has

been found at a Sydney unit.

Our hung parliament has delivered a

year in federal politics unlike any other.

Political reporter Amanda Hart

looks back now at the highs and the many lows.

It was a year that had it all.

Jealousy... Rage... Ditch the witch,

ditch the witch! But ended with the

biggest issue still eunresolved. Will

Will you be challenging the

leadership? Good morning. Even after a Cabinet reshuffle, can

Julia Gillard continue to pull off

the act? Prime Minister, do you

feel safe in your leadership at the

moment? Oh... Normal questions even

though it's Christmastime? Yes,

absolutely. But this was the Prime

Minister's year of decision and

delivery. I'm determined to do it,

because climate change is real. We

don't want a carbon tax. (CHEERING)

Maintain the rage! All because of

these 11 words. There will be no

carbon tax under the government I

lead. But it didn't matter how many small businesses Tony Abbott went

to - the tax still passed. These

bills, as amended, have been agreed

to. This is a "Proud to be

Australian" day. The mining tax

passed the lower house too. This is about

about a fair deal across the nation for

for Australians from the benefits

of the mining boom. What Julia

Gillard failed to deliver, though,

was her Malaysia solution - struck

down by the High Court. Today's

decision by the High Court is a

profoundly disappointing one. And of

of course no-one could forget this

either - it halted our live-export

trade to Indonesia. The Decision to

suspend the trade was not an easy

decision to make. There are still going

going to be 10s, hundreds of

millions of dollars worth of losses.

It was an issue that dliddwided

Labor, as did uranium sales and gay

marriage. It all came to a head at

the ALP National Conference. This

is a deeply personal debate. It is

about our most intimate

relationships. It is about the

people we love. The ADFA Skype sex scandal threw Defence, and

scandal threw Defence, and the --

into crisis. It sparked six

inquiries. More inquiries over the

member for Dobell, after he

allegedly used a union credit card

to pay for prostitutes. There are

still a lot of questions for Craig

Thomson to answer. But in this hung

parliament, control is the name of

the game. I will visit the

Governor-General to tender my

resignation. (APPLAUSE)

Another vote for the Government,

with Liberal National Peter Slipper being

being dragged into the Speaker

chair. There was some fun - Julia

Gillard rubbing shoulders with the

rich and famous, overseas and at

home. Then there's Tony Abbott. He

conquered the polls... (LAUGHS)

But there's always one waiting to

pounce. Every Member of the House of

of Representatives has a field

marshal's baton, or the leader's

baton, in their nap sacks. Action-

man Abbott hasn't been without his uncomfortable moments.

He was talking about a soldier's

death. Of course, that wasn't the

only awkward moment.

# Like a rhinestone cowboy...

I can assure you, Bob Katter Jr

will do the best for you! #

# Side by side we stick together...

# I take it you'd like me to

sing...? (CHEERING)

(BLEEP) - that is fantastic.

Tonight on Sydney Soapbox, we're asking:

Now, here's the view from Circular Quay.

I drink less when I'm on holidays,

but I would tend to drink more in

Australia than I do overseas. I

don't think so. I think when people

are on holidays, they're letting

their hair down, they're probably

finished a season of work, and

they're having a good time. I'm

sure it is unhealthy, but it's not

going to stop me, and I dare say it won't

won't stop most people as well. As

long as you keep it in limits and

don't cause too much trouble. It

can go too far sometimes. As long

as it's in moderation. Probably do,

but then it's a way of relaxing. I

don't know that Australians are

better or worse than anybody else.

I think we have a drinking culture,

but we don't go over the top. Well,

some people do, but I think that's

part of the holidays-type fun. Let

loose. Inhibitions gone. Have some

fun. There you go.

Sydney's city centre ground to a

halt today - not from traffic

chaosering but scores of screaming

teenagers. Cory Monteith, the star

of TV hit 'Glee', was mobbed by fans

fans at a shopping-centre signing.

They came with signs and shirts, and

and a whole lot of volume... A

gather of Gleeks desperate for a

glimpse of a TV heart-throb. Here

he is - Cory Monteith! (CHEERING)

How are you guys doing? (CHEERING)

The 29-year-old Canadian plays 'Glee's Finn Hudson.

# # And me #

# Turn it up 10,000 watts... He's

in Sydney on a promotional tour,

and to bring in the new year. I

really want to hold a koala bear.

Is that... Is that too much of like a

a tourist thing to want to do? Fans

queued from 3:00am. I was -- I

wanted to be first in line. A

teenage dream. And for a few, getting

getting this close was too much. He

touched me...! He touched me...! If

you think 'Glee' is just a little

show for teenage girls, you'd be

wrong - it's a

wrong - it's a serious money-making

machine. This year, it smashed

chart records held for decades,

with more singles in the top 100

than Elvis and The Beatles. 'Glee'

returns to Aussie screens in

January. There's a couple of huge

surprises - this is gonna be a

really interesting season. But I

can't tell you what they are! Time

for sport now with Adam Hawse. I

promise I didn't write this line -

plenty of glee for the Aussies at

the MCG today? Very slick. Just as

exciting down at the MCG. Australia

has crushed India to win the first

test after another blistering spell

of fast bowling by rookie James

Pattinson. We'll cross live to the MCG, MCG, next.

India goes down swinging, as

Warner's wondercatch seals a

series-opening win, the Aussies

heading to Sydney with a spring in their step.

And plain sailing - 'Investec

Loyal' beat a protest to win the

Sydney to Hobart silverware.

Welcome to Ten News' Sports Tonight.

'Investec Loyal' has been confirmed

as line-honours winner of the

Sydney to Hobart after a protest

lodged by the race committee was

thrown out. An international jury

deliberated for more than three

hours before clearing the supermaxi

of spying on 'Wild Oats XI'.

It was hard to tell if Anthony Bell was

was in a dream or a nightmare,

emerging from the jury room, his

emotion almost spilling over. You

know, I'm still waiting for one of

the, um, my crew members to wake me

up and say, "You're on watch. Get up." (LAUGHTER)

It's been a pretty busy 24 hours. A simple simple radio gaffe responsible for

the protest - an inquiry into a

competitor's rigging not allowed

under the rules of sailing. What

colour is the sail they've got up,

the main sail? They're both grey

sails. Copy that. That's great news.

Thanks. 'Loyal's tactician is a

sailor-maker by trade, and maintained

maintained he was asking about the

250,000-dollar sail he'd sold to

'Wild Oats XI'. I did a silly thing,

in hindsight. But when you haven't

gone to sleep for 30 hours and the

implication was that I'd done

something outside the rules, I knew

that was not the case. While last

night's arrival and celebrations

were subdued as the crews mingled,

today it was unbridled joy for the 'Loyal'

'Loyal' rue crew and their families.

Yeah, that's one of the things

that's probably been nicked off the

crew. You finish like something

like that - I don't know if you

caught the footage - I'm not sure

who was steering the boat when we

came in - (LAUGHTER)

But it was a great moment that got

cut short. Anthony Bell's next aim

is to go back to back, to continue

that winning feeling for him and

his crew. But for the moment, he's

just satisfied that the name 'Loyal'

'Loyal' is finally in the record

books for this bluewater classic.

Australia heads to Sydney one up in

its 4-test series after cleaning up

India inside four days at the Mc. -

- at the MCG.

India never looked likely,

dismissed for just 169, with James Pattinson

Pattinson snaring four wickets.

With every extra run so valuable,

Pattinson decided he'd play more

than just a support role. Glorious.

InResuming On 79, Hussey pushed

towards his ton, but fell 11 short. That's

That's moved, and there is the wicket!

wicket! Pattinson went on to smash wicket! Pattinson went on to smash

a crucial unbeaten 37, while a

handy 14 from Hilfenhaus pushed the

victory target to 292. It was time

for those twenty-two to take the

ball - Patto said "Hello," before

Hilfey waved "Goodbye" to Sehwag.

Frg he's got 'im! What a catch by

Hussey! That was going like a

rocket! Siddle quickly got rid of

Gambhir... Got 'im! That's gone!

Big wicket! Siddle once again

strikes! At 2/39, Tendulkar came

out positive, but soon lost Dravid,

as Pattinson broke down the wall.

Bowled 'im! Ho-hooo! James

Pattinson! He then removed Laxman Pattinson! He then removed Laxman

for 10, and India was in all sorts

of trouble at 5/69 when Hilfenhaus

trapped Kohli in front first ball.

But it was Siddle who struck the

killer blow. He's got 'im leaning!

Pushing out in front of himself.

Sachin Tendulkar finds the hands of

Hussey. The Little Master gone. From

From there, the visitors' final From there, the visitors' final

four batsmen were only delaying the

inevitable. That's out. That's out.

Bat pad. The Aussies answering

their critics and gaining a

psychological edge as they finished

the job. This time, maybe - Warner

is underneath it - well taken,

David Warner! That's the test match for Australia!

2-time grand slam winner Patricia

Hewitt has rubbished talk of retirement

retirement -- Lleyton Hewitt has

rubbished talk of retirement. He

has slipped to 186 in the world

rankings after battling a foot

injury. The 30-year-old earned a

wildcard into the Australian Open

and has no plans of stopping there.

The retirement talks have been

since I was 26. 'Cause I was a 10-

year veteran by then. For me, it's

just a load of rubbish. Hewitt will partner partner Jarmila Gajdosova for

Australia in the Hopman Cup on

Sunday.

Brisbane International drawcard

Karmichael Hunt -- Daniela

Hantuchova is tipping Samantha

Stosur as the girl to beat. She

went shopping in Brisbane - her

main focus making up for an injury-

plagued start to 2011. Getting past

Stosur will be tough. She's one of

the favourites in any tournament she

she plays. Obviously playing at

home, I think that will be a huge

help for her as well. I was very

happy to see how she did at the US

Open. Men's number-one seed Andy Murray

Murray arrived this morning and

went straight to work, getting

accustomed to the heat ahead of a busy busy January.

Time to continue our sporting year

in review. August saw Adam Scott

take out the Bridgestone

Invitational. But all the talk was

about his caddy, Steve Williams,

after he teed off at former boss

Tiger Woods.

What a finish! Aussie Adam has won

the Bridgestone Invitational. 145

wins now - that's the best I've

ever had. And his caddy's had a

crack... His name is Keegan Bradley. He

He won the US PGA. Obviously I'm

very pleased with the outcome. I'd

like to thank my legal team and

West Tigers for their support.

Friends and family. Benji Marshall

cleared of assault. Australia has

wrapped up the Tri-Nations trophy for

for the first time in a decade

after a courageous 5-point win over

the All Blacks. Samo! Over! What a try!!

Sally is away well, over the first

hurdle - Sally at the moment going

ahead by a metre or so...!

Australia's Sally Pearson

celebrates World Championship glory.

She is the new world champion! It

was really amazing. The NRL has

honoured its best players for the

2011 season at the Dally M Awards,

and Melbourne Storm fullback Billy

Slater has taken out the top prize.

# Big lights will inspire you

# Let's hear it for New York...

Let's hear it for Sam Stosur. She's

won the US Open, breaking a long

drought for Australian women in the

grand slam. We pay tribute to Slammin'

Slammin' Sam. She's done it. Sam

Stosur has won the US Open. Trent

Copeland has taken a wicket with

his second ball in test cricket.

Nathan Lyon went one better. He's

got a wicket first ball! The Corso

coming to a halt to farewell 'The

Moose', Rex Mossop. He took rugby

league to another level on television. league to another level on

television. I reserve the right to have

have the ability to say exactly

what I bloody well think about what I bloody well think about Manly!

The Marsh family in Australia - a

century on debut. His very first innings.

innings. Shaun Marsh - fantastic.

Well played. Kewell Kewell had a

hero's welcome in Melbourne. I declare

declare the winner of the 2011

Brownlow Medal Dane Swan from the

Collingwood Football Club. What

began as some innocent push and

shove quickly flared into an ugly all-in

all-in brawl. Glenn Stewart and

Adam Blair... Here come the

reinforcements...! Players sitting

on the bench even joined the fist

fight. The behaviour that we saw

was wrong in itself, and also wrong

for the image of the game.

That was a very, very long week at

the judiciary, that

That was a very, very long week at

the judiciary, that one. I think we

set up camp! Thanks, Hawsey.

The weather is next with Magdalena Roze.

The countdown to 2012 is on, and it

looks like Mother Nature has made a

New Year's resolution to bring back

summer. After our coldest start to the

the season in over 50 years, the sunshine and warm temperatures are

back. I'll have those details and a

bit of fire throwing, shortly.

Another weather check now with

Magdalena Roze. Things are looking

very festive and hot down there at

Darling Harbour? (LAUGHS)

Yes, Darling Harbour putting on some fantastic

Let's look at how the weather will

shape up for New Year's and over

the next few days after. shape up for New Year's and over the next few days after.

Most of southern and central

Australia is cloud-free and dry

underneath the high. We've got a

trough producing some showers and storms through eastern Queensland

and Western Australia. Up north,

lots of cloud with ex-tropical

cyclone Grant. That ex-tropical

cyclone is crossing Cape York

peninsula tomorrow, with heavy rain

and squally winds - not expected to

be a cyclone, though. Troughs in

Queensland and Western Australia

causing showers and storms. Nice

and dry in the south-east thanks to

that high. To the rainfall - it's

eased across the Top End. The focus

is shifting to northern Queensland, where

where ex-Tropical Cyclone Grant

will bring 100mm to 200mm. Nice and dry

dry for NSW. Interstate, warm and

sunny for most of our capitals.

Adelaide - a top of 33, day one of

their heatwave. Hot, northerly winds

winds developing across south-

eastern Australia over the next few

days. Many places will be seeing

their first heatwave so far this

summer. The forecast for NSW:

Gorgeous for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with temperatures rising

from 31 to 34 degrees. Finally,

we'll start to see summer for the

new year. Now it's time for the at 6:00. --

-- time for there News at 6:00.

Making headlines tonight - a

woman's incredible survival after

being trapped beneath her vehicle

since Christmas Day.

Police uncover a multimillion-

dollar treasure-trove of stolen

jewels, silver and piles of cash.

And officers head off-road after a

wild police chase hits a snag.

A woman has survived for three days

trapped inside her car after

running off the road in remote bushland.

Ten's Stephen Spencer is at Canberra

Canberra Hospital, where the woman

is being treated. This really is an

incredible story of survival?

Hamish, for 75 hours, this woman

lay trapped under the wreckage of

her car, pinned by the leg. Cars

were driving past on the road above

her, but she was down an embankment

in bushes - nobody could see her. A

boy walking along the road heard

her cries for help. This really has

been a Christmas miracle.

For three days and three nights, a

45-year-old woman lay pinned

beneath this wrecked car. On Christmas

Christmas Day, she was driving to

Adelong in the foothills of the

Snowy Mountains when she reportedly

swerved to avoid a kangaroo,

missing a sharp bend. Her car

careered down a 15m embankment and

landed on its roof. She was at a

very desperate stage where she

thought about amputating her own

leg, which shows that she didn't think

think she was going to be rescued

or found. As cars drove past

oblivious to her plight, she spent

stpoifbz hours pinned by the leg,

until local teenager Kaleb Wilkins

heard her cries for help as he walked

walked to the property next door to

feed the neighbours' dogs. It was

fofrplt that he didn't panic and

answered the 000 operator's

questions and waited at the scene

for police and ambulance to arrive.

Otherwise, I think we would have

had a good chance of driving past

it like everyone else. Paramedics

lifted the vehicle off her leg,

before carrying her up the road to the

the waiting rescue helicopter. The

seriously injured woman was flown

to Canberra Hospital, where duDrS

were unable to save her leg.

However, ambulance paramedic whose

were first at the scene say the

weight of the car pinning her leg

may well have saved her life, as it

acted as a torn aday, preventing

haemorrhageing and further bleeding.

The woman is reported to be in a stable condition.

A treasure-trove of stolen goods

worth $6.5 million has been found

at a Sydney unit. Police believe

the belongings were taken from

saifz across the north shore and

the eastern -- safes across the

north shore and eastern suburbs.

In a hunt for hidden treasure,

police uncovered 120kg of silver

bullion. With it, piles of antique

jewellery, guns, and 2.2 million

dollars. Yes, it is a staggering

amount of cash to have accumulated.

The haul was stolen during more

than 100 break-ins across Sydney's

north shore, from Hornsby to the Harbour Bridge, and at Darlinghurst

in the city's east over the past

few months. Police say the thieves

knew what they were doing. At times,

they spent hours inside homes using

sophisticated methods to get into

safes. They are using a method

which, if you first walk into a

room, you wouldn't necessarily

identify that a break and enter had

taken place. People on the north

shore and Sydney's east are urged

to check their safes to see if they

had been a victim. It might be

tough for police to return the

items to their owners. The 120kg of

silver bullion may be as a result

of melting down silver that has been

been stolen in these offences. A

father and son have been arrested in

in Redfern, and extra dited to

Victoria, where they're wanted over a

a robbery. There no-one has been

charged over the Sydney haul.

Two men have been arrested after a wild

wild police pursuit in the Blue

Mountains. Dozens of officers with

aerial support and the dog squad

were all involved in the chase.

An arrest after a dramatic 4-hour

pursuit. It began at 10:30, when police

police tried to pull over a gold

sedan. The car sped off, and the

chase began. 53-year-old man was

stopped by police on the Great

Western Highway at Blaxland. He

then accelerated away from police.

Bob nearly collided with the car as

he pulled out of his driveway. 10

seconds later, we would have been

head-on in the dirt. There was no

way to go. Around an hour later,

the unregistered car came to a

crashing halt at Sun Valley. Police

say two men fled into the bush.

Polair were on the scene, and they

monitored the pursuit. A number of

police from Blue Mountains and some other

other commands, including the dog

squad, assisted. The dog squad

scoured the bushes before finding a 53-year-old

53-year-old man. He was arrested

and taken to Nepean Hospital, and treated

treated for bite injuries. Hours

later, police found the second man

in the bushes - he was also taken

into custody. The men are expected

to be charged with a range of

offences, including driving

unlicensed, and Skye's Law.

A man has faced court, charged with

the murder of a Newcastle pensioner.

Michael Kaine was extradited from

South Australia overnight, accused

of killing Dennis Griffin in

October. It's alleged the elderly

man was stabbed and suffered head

injuries during the attack in his

home. Mr Kaine didn't apply for

bail, and will next face court in January.

Protesters are outraged that a

woman accused of throwing a puppy

out of a window has been granted

bail. 24-year-old Lily Maihi leaves

Silverwater jail, accused of a

crime that has horrified the

community. Police say she threw the

staffy puppy out of her apartment

window. The tiny dog landed on a cement

cement driveway. Amazingly, he only

broke a leg. Hundreds of animal lovers

lovers want to adopt the pup, upset

with today's decision. It's a

disgusting thing that she's done.

But the magistrate said bail

conditions wouldn't be affected by

doey-eyed pictures of a puppy

presented to the court. Maihi will appear next month.

An investigation is under way into a

a charter-boat tragedy in Queensland

Queensland that's claimed the life

of a Sydney tourist. She was on a

group fishing trip from Hamilton

Island to Whitsunday island when a

freak storm hit and capsized the boat.

A couple's holiday in paradish ends in

in tragedy. Dors and Turbid were in

the fishing boat when it capsized. While

While Turbit and 10 other

passengers were rescued, clinging

to the boat's hull, search crews

had hoped Doris made it to shore.

When the upturned vessel was towed

to Hamilton Island last night,

their worst fears were confirmed.

The Vessel was being formally

cleared by our police divers, and

during that clearance, they located the

the body of the deceased in the

hull of the vessel. Turbit had

joined the extensive search for his soul

soul mate. No-one knew, all along,

Doris had been trapped in the

toilet. He's obviously quite

traumatised by the whole situation.

He's there, as you can imagine,

having a great holiday with his

partner, and then he ends up in

tragedy. On Facebook, family and

friends share their grief:

Authorities are now investigating the

the incident, and whether

passengers were told to wear life jackets in the dangerous conditions.

Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd is

staging a rescue operation after a

scout vessel was damaged by a wave in

in the Southern Ocean. The

'Brigitte Bardot' was chasing a

Japanese whaling ship in 6m swells

whether a wave slammed into the

port side of the vessel, cracking

its hull. The captain onboard the

'Brigitte Bardot' assures me that

everything is fine and that they're

safe. Parent ship the 'Steve Irwin'

is several hours away from reaching

the boat and its crew of then.

Sydney's world-renowned New Year's

Eve celebrations will include fireworks

fireworks never before seen. With a

price tag of $6 million, this

year's event promises to be our

biggest and most expensive show ever. 70

70 tons of explosives, 13,000 plugs, 11,000

11,000 shells, 25,000 shooting

comets, and 80km of wire - for a

fireworks show that promises to

blow you away. Sydney's New Year's

Eve celebration is the event that

puts Sydney on the map globally.

That's true - the New Year's Eve

extravaganza will captivate more

than 1 billion people worldwide

when it's broadcast live in 20

different languages. That's on top

of the 1.5 million spectators

expected around the Harbour.

The theme is Time to Dream, and

this display has taken some

extraordinary imagination. Double

squares, butterflies with green

eyes, strobing waterfalls. That's -

- that's just the graphics.

Technology means almost anything is

possible. Certainly, with beauty comes

comes power. Just one of these, if

it was aimed in the wrong direction,

could easily blow up a small

building. It's the Foti fireworks

family's 12th year of producing the Sydney spectacle. It's a special

year for us as a family as well,

'cause we lost our mother in

September. This will be deaderated

to her. There's 130 firing points

from the Bridge, the Harbour, and

city building rooftops. Hopefully -

touch wood - it all goes to plan.

To think some people are going to

bed at 9:30! Wonder who... You're

not meant to say that! Next - the

alarming new research into the

drinking habits of women over 50.

Also - singing his way into their hearts - 'Glee' star Cory

hearts - 'Glee' star Cory Monteith

draws a huge crowd at a Sydney

shopping centre.

And in sport - a pumped-up James

Pattinson bowls Australia to

victory in the Boxing Day test.

MAN: Our club gets a heap of sun,

so Dulux gave us a new Weathershield Heat Reflect paint. It lowers the surface temperature by up to 15 degrees, keeping the inside cooler. But if you dont Tag Off when you leave the bus youll be charged a

Let's have a look at the roads. Jo

Abi is in the sky in the traffic

chopper. Jo, you're at Hornsby but

above the F3. How's it looking? We

thought we'd check out the holiday run

run for you. At this stage, the F3

- traffic is building each day. But

no delays. You can see some traffic

returning to Sydney there. Also, I

should remind you the M2 roadworks

are continuing, and heading home

approaching the tunnel is quite

heavy. I'm Jo Abi. Back with more traffic tomorrow.

Jo, thanks very much.

To North Korea now - a man not yet

30 years old now has control of the

country's nuclear arsenal. Kim Jong

Un was formally elevated to Supreme

Leader. He was welcomed onto the

stage in a ceremony that also marked

marked the end of 13 days of

mourning for his father. Thousands

of members of the military and

communist Party diehards packed the

main square in Pyongyang to witness

the transfer of power.

Women over 50 are the biggest Christmas

Christmas drinkers. A new national

study has revealed just how much

alcohol Australians indulge in on holidays.

Be it our culture, or perhaps our

climate... I don't drink! (LAUGHTER)

We're a thirsty lot this time of

year. From Christmas parties

through New Year's and beyond,

Aussies up their alcohol intake

dramatically on holidays.

Absolutely. Otherwise it wouldn't

be a holiday. They feel that when

they've got a gap, or time out,

they'll make the most of that. A

FebFast survey found the number of

men drinking every day tripled on

holidays. And in women, the figure

increased fourfold. Whether they

admit to it or not. Not really. Not for

for me, it

We only drink on the weekends.

Aussies drink seven days a week.

The $17 billion alcohol industry is

no help, with exercising -- no help

with exercising restraint. But the damage

damage to our mind, body and

spirits will cost us. Whatever the

reason, 'tis the season for making changes. Cheers.

changes. Cheers.

When February rolls around, FebFast

is urging drinkers to put down the

bottle. You're healthier, you lose

a bit of weight, you save a bit of

cash, and most importantly, you're

raising money for kids who have

serious alcohol issues. Find out more:

Until then - Cheers. Happy days.

Let's take a look at today's

finance details:

Stocks fell for a second day.

Sydney's city centre ground to a halt

halt today, not from traffic chaos,

but scores of screaming teenagers.

Cory Monteith, the star of TV hit

'Glee', was mobbed by fans at a shopping centre signing.

They came with signs, and shirts, and

and a whole lot of volume... (CHEERING)

A gather of Gleeks desperate for a

glimpse of a TV heart-throb. Here

it he is - Cory Monteith! How are

you guys doing? (CHEERING)

The 29-year-old Canadian plays

'Glee's Finn Hudson. # You # And me

# Turn it up 10,000 watts. He's in

Sydney on a promotional tour, and

to bring in the new year. I really

want to hold a koala bear. Is that

too much of like a tourist thing to

want to do? Fans queued from 3:00am.

I just wanted to be guaranteed to

meet Cory, I wanted to be first in

line. A teenage dream - and for a

few getting this close was too much.

He touched me! He touched me...! If

you think 'Glee' is just a little

show for teenage girls, you'd be

wrong. It's a serious money-making

machine. This year, it smashed

chart records held for decades,

with more singles in the top 100

than Elvis and The Beatles. 'Glee'

returns to Aussie screens in

January. There's a couple of huge

surprises. This is gonna be a

really interesting season. But I

can't tell you what they are.

Alright. Sport now with Adam Hawse. Plenty

Plenty of noise in the newsroom

this afternoon. What do you mean?!

I'm not talking about you! They

were good today, the Aussies.

Australia's fast bowlers have

inspired a crushing win over India

at the MCG.

With every extra run so valuable,

Pattinson decided he'd play more

than just a support role.

Glorious! Resuming on 79, Hussey

pushed towards his ton, but fell 11

short. That's moved, and there is the

the wicket! Pattinson went on to smash

smash a crucial unbeaten 37, while

a handy 14 from Hilfenhaus pushed

the victory target to 292. When it

the victory target to 292. When it

was time for those two to take the

ball, "Patto said "Hello," before ball, "Patto said "Hello," before

Hilfey waved "Goodbye" to Sehwag.

He's got 'im! That's a huge wicket!

What a catch by Hussey! That was

going like a rocket! Siddle quickly

got rid of Gambhir... Got 'im!

That's gone! That's two, that's a big

big wicket! Siddle once again

strikes! At 2/39, Tendulkar came out

out p