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This program is captioned live. Tonight - reliving the horror. and dust falling. There's glass shattering it's terrible. They're beautiful, they're gone -

of the surviving truck driver. And the anguish "I'm sorry, I'm sorry." I remember him saying, with Sandra Sully and Ron Wilson. Ten News

Sydney's Catholic Archbishop Good evening. Also tonight - State MPs over stem cells. accused of emotionally blackmailing And - home at last. for two Australian soldiers The final journey killed in Vietnam.

the Kerang train tragedy. But first this evening - And the death toll now stands at 11. has been set up at the crash site A make-shift morgue

are cut from the wreckage. as the bodies of dead passengers all the victims are identified. It could be days before who lost loved ones in the crash, For the families to the scene it took a heart-breaking journey to fully comprehend the devastation, still sinking in the scale of the loss as priorities at the scene shifted - for survivors a desperate rescue mission to recover the victims. becoming a grim task

Disaster Victims Identification Unit Specialists from Victoria Police's to make some sense of what was left. were called in It's expected to take several days can be identified. until all the victims Well, this is catastrophic.

This is something we dread. This is - this is almost... This is something, as we see,

are shocked about. people that have seen lots of life

On top of the physical injuries, are taking a toll on survivors. shocking mental scars in the next compartment Just a big gap in the wall going across to get their dinner. where nice, young people had been They're beautiful and they're gone.

It's terrible. First-hand accounts from witnesses the cause of the crash. will play a major role in determining

hadn't seen the train, I could see the truck driver either which I could nearly assume a few times myself, having travelled that road to see it from where he was that he wouldn't have been able

along the road, until he gets further he's right on the intersection more or less until right there in front of him. and then the train's

the Victorian Premier Steve Bracks - The strain showing on for his usually calm demeanour. a man renowned

due to resume at 8:00pm tonight The parliament of Victoria which was has now adjourned for the night people who...Noel... as a mark of respect for those among them a 15-year-old girl, Four patients flown to Melbourne, but stable, conditions in hospital. remain in serious, to both the driver of the truck Police have spoken and the driver of the train but intend to interview them again of Victoria's worst rail accident. as they try to establish the cause come to grips And while family and friends with the loss of loved ones, many more are anxiously awaiting injured in the crash. the recovery of those Loved ones turning up the carnage, to visit those who escaped amid miraculous tales of survival. I knew something was wrong coming towards the train when I saw the truck and I screamed and it wasn't going to stop and that alerted you. and by the time I turned around, That alerted me it had just hit and there was smoke. what had happened. A big bang and I didn't know It just... dust falling. There's glass shattering, from the wreck The man who pulled the truck driver also reflecting on what he found. You alright? He said, "Yeah." smashed and it was hanging open. And when he sat up his head was all today to take bedside statements Police also visited the hospital from survivors,

against the untold odds, who somehow managed to live to the scale of the tragedy. the twisted wreckage testament

of this proportion, Like most tragedies can be one seat. the difference between life and death some passengers dead Survivors speaking of seeing while those next to them lived. and she died. At my back there was this old lady the one that got hit the worst - Then went into the second carriage, with first aid help - they needed anyone and there were bodies everywhere. and I just went in there at the Kerang hospital, Disaster plans put to the test was handled the best way possible. its CEO saying the situation nursing staff We called in additional

to the site to receive the patients and we were ready the first one arrived. well and truly before set to take a long time to heal. The wounded local communities Cameron Smith, Ten News. the crash site for Ten News tonight. Ten reporter Laurel Irving is out at you have on the people killed? Laurel, what's the latest information the official death toll is now 11. Ron, police told us a short time ago body hidden under twisted metal Unfortunately they found another inside the wreckage this afternoon

and that's everybody accounted for. today and said A teenage boy has contacted police but did not get on. he was supposed to be on the train He had a ticket. So police now believe from this horrific accident that the final death toll will remain at 11. have been pulled from the wreckage Now, among those bodies that

from Swan Hill are those of a young teenage boy in this area in Victoria and a woman also from Swan Hill from Wellington in New Zealand as well as a 32-year-old man died in the crash. for a family gathering. He was over in Victoria to the Royal Melbourne Hospital And an elderly man who was taken for treatment last night as well. has unfortunately died overnight of the remaining bodies Now the identification will take several days. Unfortunately the size of the wreckage means that some of the bodies weren't easily identifiable. Yes, it's taken well over 24 hours to recover all the bodies, how much more work is there for the emergency crews now? Well, Ron they still have some bodies to recover from the carriage but they do hope that job will be completed by dark and then they will start to move the wreckage out of the way.

They do hope, also, to move the semi-trailer involved off the road tonight as well. But, given the scale of the accident, it will be several days before the road is reopened and things return to normal. Thanks Laurel. An explosive day in State Parliament with a Cabinet Minister launching a scathing attack on Sydney's Catholic Archbishop - over the issue of stem cell research. Paul Mullins is at Parliament House.

Paul, this was an unprecedented attack.

Very much so. The Minister for

emergency services and water,

himself a baptised Catholic,

certainly did not pull his punches.

He accused Cardinal Pole of

contemptible behaviour by putting

pressure on Catholic MPs to vote

against the stem cell bill.

Cardinal Pole one of consequences,

including the possible refusal of

Holy Communion. Here's what Nathan Rees and other MPs had to say.

NATHAN REES: I think he's got three options - he can apologise, he can run for parliament or he can invite further comparisons with that serial boofhead Sheikh Hilali. It passes all the ethical and moral issues that I need passed, as well as give people hope. I do believe in the sanctity of life, It passes all the ethical and moral issues that I need passed, as well as give people hope. Paul, when is the vote likely and how do you think it will go?

The debate resumes this evening -

we are expecting a vote tomorrow.

The feeling is that the bill will

get through the lower house but it

might have a tougher task in the

Upper House. The general consensus,

though, is that it will pass their

as well but it is a conscience vote

and you never can tell. Peter Costello has ruled out new speculation he could take on the country's top job before the election. Basking in the glow of the latest economic growth figures, the Treasurer scotched rumours he will soon replace John Howard. in fact, the best March quarter in four years. Growth above expectations at 1.6% for a very healthy 3.8% annual figure. And that despite the worst drought in a hundred years. This is indeed very robust, very strong growth. And it's growth without inflation. The Treasurer says WorkChoices is doing its job, labour unit costs falling by 1.44%. The Opposition welcomes the result with this backhander. The mining boom is certainly powering our economy at the moment particularly when you consider we've got the strongest world growth in over 30 years. Whatever the factors, the outcome is a boost for the Treasurer's reputation and it comes with a report that Alexander Downer may be asked to tap John Howard on the shoulder to make way for Mr Costello if the Government continues to trail badly in the polls. Peter Costello dismissed the speculation. I said last year that I would go to the election as the Treasurer and I will. But this headline on Monday fed by Labor private research is known to have angered Mr Costello. Treasurer Paul Keating had 12% approval before he took the top job from Bob Hawke and then won an election. There's no doubt the Liberals will be looking at a string of opinion polls due out in the next month, hoping the trend back to the Government in this week's Galaxy poll is repeated, saving them a leadership crisis. Paul Bongiorno, Ten News. The competition watchdog has sounded a warning to fuel retailers to drop their prices before this weekend's public holiday. ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel says the international benchmark for fuel prices in Singapore has been falling since May, but there's been no change from fuel companies.

You say you are bound by those Singapore benchmarks

when prices go up - be bound by it also when they go down! it can only shame retailers into obliging. The long journey home is finally over for two Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War.

Four decades on their remains have arrived in Sydney

to a solemn welcome. Almost 42 years after they left Australian soil, two soldiers are given a heroes' welcome home. 24-year-old Lance Corporal Richard Parker and 20-year-old Private Peter Gillson were killed just months after arriving in Vietnam with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment. Fierce fighting prevented the recovery of their bodies back then but their mates vowed never to give up hope that would one day change. invisible and unimaginable backpack of unfinished business, of mates not returned. Through perseverance the soldiers' bodies were eventually found, buried together with their dog tags and boots in an old Vietnamese gun pit, the news forcing their families to relive their horror but providing some necessary closure. "Tiny can now rest peacefully and we will all have peace of mind", was how Lance Corporal Parker's widow described the return. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, LAST POST SOUNDS

The sombre repatriation service ended with a military fly-past, leaving the diggers' ageing comrades to carry their mates

as they'd wanted to 41.5 years ago. BAGPIPES DRONE Amber Muir, Ten News. and NSW will have every reason to fire up in Origin. Yes, they've been officially told to be more aggressive against the Maroons. Shortly, a shot that shows one Blues player is already doing that,

except it's on one of his own players. Also, how's this for a sporting combination - Tim Cahill and Brett Lee getting together to encourage kids to read more books. Also later, West Tigers skipper Brett Hodgson out for a lot longer than first thought. The national database for chemists aimed at stopping illegal drug-runners - that's next. Also tonight - the law finally catches up with a crime big-wig -

drug lord Tony Mokbel arrested in Greece.

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This program is captioned live. Australia's most wanted fugitive is preparing to head home after being captured in a Greek cafe - Tony Mokbel's arrest triggering drug raids across Melbourne. An inglorious end for gangland boss Tony Mokbel, and police say other charges are likely. The arrest of Australia's most wanted fugitive overnight in Greece is a terrific example of the cooperative nature of policing in Australia. Mokbel had been using the name Steven Papas to live a life of luxury with his girlfriend Danielle McGuire and their new baby before he was grabbed by Greek police in a cafe in the seaside suburb of Glyfada. It triggered police swoops in Australia as 120 officers targeted 22 Victorian homes. 14 people were arrested over drug and firearms offences. Five of those defendants, we say, are key members in an amphetamine manufacturing network, known as "the company".

Several Luxury cars were seized, allegedly as proceeds of crime, along with a jet ski. Police also taking nearly $800,000 cash, they claim is drug money made by a syndicate, headed by Mokbel. We believe that Mokbel was directing after learning Mokbel was living in Athens nearly three weeks ago. Police have been working with Greek authorities after learning Mokbel was living in Athens nearly three weeks ago. They allege Mokbel had used drug money to pay the $3,000 a month rent Police are now working on extraditing the fugitive. He's already been sentenced to nine years jail for cocaine importation. Additionally, he's facing outstanding matters in relation to the murder of Lewis Moran, and further briefs of evidence against him are being prepared by Purana detectives. While police have acknowledged that the arrest of Tony Mokbel came in part because of information received, they are yet to decide if the $1 million reward offered to help capture the fugitive

will be paid. James Wakelin, Ten News. A radical change when you go to the chemist - if you buy cold and flu tablets you'll have to give your name to the police. Your personal details will be kept on a national database as part of the war on drugs. It's a strict new system for purchasing cold tablets - now photo ID, like a driver's license will be needed to purchase the pseudoephedrine-based products, details, including your identity, entered on a database that goes straight to the police Drug Squad. The system will allow us to monitor live time as the suspect purchases are made,

it will allow us to identify the true identity of the pseudo-runners, as they're so-called. The aim is to stop the drug-runners from going to several chemist shops and buying large amounts of cold tablets. ..To then turn it into killer drugs like ice and peddle this poison to our children. It's called Project Stop and a trial in Queensland led police to several clandestine labs which were shut down, the runners arrested and charged. If someone has previously been to another pharmacy this morning and they come into my pharmacy now,

then I'll pick up that purchase has already occurred, so it really has stopped running overnight. Now the program is being rolled out across Australia, with police hoping to slash the amount of pseudoephedrine being diverted into the manufacture of illegal drugs. The runners can expect to be questioned by the Australian Crime Commission and forced to reveal who they're buying the drugs for and the locations of clandestine labs. Queensland chemists have reported consumer concerns about the new rules invading their privacy but the NSW Government believes most people will accept the requirements

as part of the continuing war on drugs. John Hill, Ten News. Three men have been charged over a series of violent hold-ups across the city. The men were arrested in connection with two separate armed robberies this week at pubs in Woolwich and Ryde. Police say the men are also being questioned over a car-jacking incident at Clovelly last month, where a woman was threatened with baseball bats. A large sum of cash and a pistol were found during a raid of one of the men's homes. Sydney is becoming too big for our boots and it's slowly killing us.

A new report says we have too many cars, too much pollution and use too much water and now you're being asked to help. A very bleak picture has been painted for our city, the search now on for someone to provide Sydneysiders with a brighter future. Lord Mayor Clover Moore says the State Government can't do it. We now have a situation where business and the community are leading the way with State and Federal Governments

lagging well behind public expectations. The pressure's on - Sydney residents are being urged to come up with projects as exciting as the Harbour Bridge and Opera House were in their day. People that have skills and have training that maybe aren't in positions of power, and it's worthwhile hearing our ideas. Water resources management is probably the major issue, coming from the UK, where we capture all of our water. We wouldn't flush fresh water down the toilets.

In some council areas residents are already coming up with bright ideas. The street we live in has become a green street in Sutherland Shire, and the Shire has organised that, so we meet once a month, looking at all the issues. This plan could well shore up the future of local councils right across the country, joining other parts of the world where city mayors are no longer waiting for state and federal solutions on the big-ticket items, like water, climate and traffic, but it appears those in charge still need to be convinced they haven't got the answers. The plan is in place, the program is rolling out. There is, of course, more to be done - I don't need to repeat that slogan. You'll be given a chance to have your say at community forums later this year. Frank Coletta, Ten News.

A weather check - I am normally a

big fan of Proud activity but just

before a long weekend that is not

going to be popular. The long

weekend is looking like the wrong

weekend for the speed with a change.

First off there was a little bit of

rain last night - 3mm - First off there was a little bit of

rain last night - 3mm - today it

was one above average in Sydney but

a bit chilly out near was one above average in Sydney but a bit chilly out near Richmond.

Tomorrow will be an interesting day

- showers and Proud activity and

maybe a thunderstorm. Certainly

cold - 16 degrees. An East Coast

low will bring heavy rain over most

of the east coast of Australia on

Saturday, Sunday and Monday, of the east coast of Australia on

Saturday, Sunday and Monday, so it

is looking a little bit wet. is Zooking a little bit wet. is looking a little bit wet. We

love your weather photos on the

television - thank you very much

today. That is a beautiful sun rise today. That is a beautiful sun rise

in your neck of the woods and in

the running for a Sony Handicam or digital digital the running for a Sony Handicam or digital camera and starving or Mark

and. If you have got one like it

and want a camera, it is easy: it

was blue sky up to about 10 o'clock

and then the grey. Currently it is 17 degrees and tomorrow 17 degrees and tomorrow he will be

16, showers and may be a late storm.

Live in about 10 minutes we have

jazz and blues on the television, jazz and blues on the television,

courtesy of the Darling Harbour

Jazz and Blues Festival this Jazz and Blues Festival this weekend. Princess Diana's sons plead with a TV station not to show images of their mother's death - that's next. And climate change warning -

the Dalai Lama urges us to think about future generations.

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This program is captioned live. Vic Lorusso in the traffic

Lorusso in the traffic helicopter

and are you going to blow a turbo

on it the busiest road in ciggie?

It is all happening - unfortunately

this truck driver has pulled up on

the Cumberland Highway and to have

confirmation westbound on the M4.

This means westbound traffic is

stuck and the traffic will go back

past Concord Road and past Concord Road and on to

Parramatta Road which will mean

mayhem for peak hour motorists. The

RTA have been notified and are on

their way and hopefully they can

tow the truck shortly and we will

get some for low for the M4 and I

have just had a word now that a

truck has rolled on the M7 passed

the ball. We will bring you pictures later. This program is captioned live. Radio star Alan Jones has been boned by Channel Nine. Attending a charity function in Sydney, Jones didn't seem too worried

by the 'Today' show's decision to axe his daily editorial, which he's been presenting for nearly 20 years. Well, look, I mean, the show's under new management and the managers can do what they want to do.

It's their decision and they've got every right to make that decision. MAN: It hasn't put your nose out of joint? No, mate, I've been around too long to worry about any of that. I actually do have enough on my plate, I can assure you! Jones has enjoyed a long friendship with the Packer family, which last week ceased control of the Nine network. A plea from princes William and Harry for a TV station not to broadcast images of their dying mother has fallen on dear ears.

The documentary will air in Britain tonight, disappointing the princes, who say they have a duty to protect Diana's memory. In life, Princess Diana was adored around the world, the public's appetite to see images of her, insatiable, and her sons believe it's the images of her in life that should define her memory, and not pictures of her fatal car crash in a Paris tunnel. a soon-to-be aired documentary, The photographs are part of

focusing on the French paparazzi, who were the first

to reach the accident site. So concerned are the princes about the photos,

their private secretary gave a rare interview to explain their case. It is their mother's last moments on Earth and it's an invasion of her privacy. It's chipping away what little dignity there is in the death. Despite the pleas, the television channel won't back down, have been published before. arguing that the images after the crash in this documentary, There are no images of Diana and when photos are used they are used for very specific evidential purposes.

..a view the princes don't accept. the Princess's features - It doesn't matter that you can't see her actual body - in the shots. We know that she is in that car. The whole scene is redolent of her last moments on Earth. of a tragedy As debate rages about

in seeing the photos, the public interest has backed her sons' demands. a former bodyguard of Princess Diana in the documentary, I don't think they have a place because they actually do not support and that is actually identifies and is critical of the role of the paparazzi that night. One of the great duties of their life is going to be to protect their mother's memory. We've got our line in the sand and, by golly, we're going to defend it. Nicole Strahan, Ten News. Massive crowds have turned out for the Dalai Lama in Perth. Thousands lining up from daybreak for the chance to hear his message of peace and compassion. But the spiritual leader also had much to say and global warming. about environmental damage of man-made problems. There are a lot are unnecessary problems, These problems but we are facing these problems. public talks The Tibetan leader will give during his 11-day visit. in eight cities across Australia Stay with us - on the Victorian train disaster next. we'll have more tell their harrowing stories. Survivors of the crash

you'll go through in your life, This is the worst thing and we're lucky to be alive. And - the retirement revolution. Why the grey army is heading back to work.

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But hurry, this offer ends soon. This program is captioned live. The top stories this newshour - the long journey home is finally over for two Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War. a heroes' welcome in Sydney. Four decades on, they've been given to drop their prices The ACCC is warning fuel retailers public holiday this weekend. before the Queen's Birthday shame petrol companies into action. But the watchdog admits it can only the Kerang train disaster And the death toll from now stands at 11. at the crash site, A make-shift morgue has been set up

all the victims are identified. but it could be days before at the crash site Survivors and witnesses as lives were torn apart in a moment. have described the horrific scenes

the train when I saw the truck coming towards I knew something was wrong

and it wasn't going to stop and I screamed. I can see it happening and I said that to the bloke in the car with me. I said, "There is going to be an accident right here," and we watched it happen. Just a big bang and I didn't know what had happened. It just... There's glass shattering, dust falling. And there were just dead bodies everywhere. And there were legs - some people lost legs. Arms and everything. Limbs. in the next compartment Just a big gap in the wall

going across to get their dinner where nice young people had been and they're gone. and they're beautiful

It's terrible. and jumped straight out. We've pulled over I've ripped my jacket off, this driver out of this truck." said, "Come on, we've got to get alive in it to be honest I actually didn't expect to find him was laying on the ground, because the cabin

he'd either be alive or dead, so I thought he was alive, sitting in the truck. but you've still got to look, and People who lost legs and arms and there was the child - she was 15 - her face was just red and bloody and just bleeding everywhere, and, yeah, one dead woman - she lay there on the grass. It was just horrible. God save them, and I'm going to wear this for the rest of my life. The Australian stock market has ended the day lower. Poor metal prices and a weak lead from the US dragging the bourse into the red. But good news from the Reserve Bank - interest rates are on hold for another month. A retirement revolution is under way going fishing. and it has nothing to do with retirees are eager to work again, New research shows but only on their own terms. By traditional standards, Peter O'Connell 68-year-old grandfather should be putting his feet up. specialist is having none of it - But this customer relations actively seeking his next job. How many times would one go fishing? that keeps a person a going That's not the engine realise that. and I think people are starting to

Like many recently surveyed, he's keen for new challenges stimulation work brings. and the social and financial The baby boomers really are reinventing the term 'retirement'. The Diversity Council Report shows that of all those already retired but aged under 70, Those things are really good indicators of people who are highly motivated. For recruitment experts specialising in mature staff, this shift comes at a critical time with employers competing for fewer available people. This is where the vast majority of growth in the employment market happens. will be in the plus-40 age group. 85%, in fact, of all employment already retired by age 57 say In fact, many of those six or more years in the workforce. they would have stayed another needing to be more flexible The only obstacle - employers required to be worked. about the hours and days will be recognised, where the skills that they bring necessarily in terms of pay. and reliable employees. In return, employers gain experienced

times longer than younger people. They will stay in their job 2.5

analysis for business That is a great cost benefit to replace a staff member. because it costs a lot of money Eddy Meyer, Ten News.

Tomorrow on Ten News - the future of flying. The Airbus A-380 superjumbo is about to touch down in Sydney, the double-decker plane which can carry 853 passengers. We'll take you on board for a special guided tour. That's tomorrow night in the news at 5:00.

Time for another weather check

Time for another weather check with Tim Bailey who is at Tim Bailey who is at Darling

Harbour. A jazz festival this weekend Harbour. A jazz festival this

weekend - what have you got in

store? You get all the previews on

the 5 o'clock News - the plane

tomorrow and now you have the Jazz tomorrow and now you have the

and Blues Festival. This will and Blues Festival. This will

attract some 300,000 across Friday,

Saturday and Sunday with talent on

the television like these guys up.

You have got to love it! All of

Sydney will - and 300,000 of you

coming down here across the weekend.

The weather is looking a little wet

dough on Saturday, Sunday and

Monday. Windy with temperatures of about 16 degrees. Monday. Windy with temperatures of

about 16 degrees. The temperatures

unfolded like this today.

Ideal for snow-making - we are

broadcasting live from the snow

fields tomorrow at for the opening

of this species and - somebody has

to go down that each year and it of this species and - somebody has to go down that each year and it

happens to be made. It is always

happening and Bailey is always

sniffing around. Sport with Tim Webster and the NRL's longest-serving player to call it quits. After 18 years, this will definitely be his last season. More shortly plus the NSW team told to fight fire with fire. And Blues debutante Greg Bird is hitting hard already. it was on his team-mate. The problem is, CHEERING who's devoted herself And the Sydney volunteer back to health. to nursing orphaned baby wildlife

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State of Origin showdown. in next week's must-win their aggression levels, Today the Blues vowed to lift Former Blues enforcer Mark Carroll has called on NSW

to get square with Maroons hitman Tonie Carroll in next week's must-win State of Origin showdown. Today the Blues vowed to lift their aggression levels, with Tonie Carroll public enemy number one. Calls for the Blues to toughen up heard loud and clear by debutante Greg Bird. LAUGHTER for not retaliating The Blues attacked by Tonie Carroll in Brisbane, when Brett White was left bloodied the forwards getting the message. happens again, If something like that something will happen. the Blues level the score A former NSW hitman is demanding with Carroll at Telstra Stadium. Yeah, get square. Mate, they're not playing tiddlywinks out there. He got him with a high shot - you don't get a bleeding nose from a great tackle like that and I just think a couple of forwards should have rolled up the sleeves and took Tonie Carroll out. Mark Carroll added Blues selector Bob McCarthy must now stand by his players after he publicly urged them to show mongrel and whack the Maroons. I hope so. I just remember Mark Geyer many, many years ago getting given the green light and he went crazy, MG, and he paid the price and I think he got suspended for a few weeks. The man set to face the fury next week doesn't know what all the fuss is about. Oh, there was nothing wrong with it, the judiciary saw that. I've got nothing to answer to. Re-called halfback Brett Kimmorley calling the shots today as the Blues held their first training run. The only fitness cloud - a leg injury to Willie Mason.

Mason it didn't train with the side

today but team officials are

confident that his right hamstring

will be okay by the end of the week. And Blues mainstay Nathan Hindmarsh has admitted he's under pressure from the younger generation of backrowers. Hoff - he's got a start now, Bird, you've got Gallen, you've got Laffranchi, Benny Creagh. in this game Yeah, so if I don't step up I'll be, you know, probably punted. Adam Hawse, Ten News. The NRL's longest-serving player will retire at the end of the season after 18 years of top-grade footie. 35-year-old Jason Smith has done it all in the game - he's won a premiership and represented Queensland and Australia. He's played with Canterbury, Parramatta, Hull, Canberra and now North Queensland. As I said, I'm getting a bit sorer now and training's getting a little bit harder, so I'll certainly be looking forward to that last game. The Cowboys hope to sign Manly five-eighth Travis Burns as Smith's replacement. Bad news for the Wests Tigers - they've lost their full-back and captain Brett Hodgson for at least eight weeks after scans revealed multiple fractures to his cheekbone and eye socket. He was injured in a head clash with Parramatta's PJ Marsh on Monday night, and will undergo surgery next week. Roger Federer has survived a scare to move through to the semifinals of the French Open. Federer missed out on going one better than John McEnroe's record of 11 consecutive Grand lam matches without dropping a set. Tommy Robredo forced the world number one to lose his first set since the 2006 US Open. Federer bounced back to take the match three sets to one. He'll now face Russia's Nikolay Davydenko. COMMENTATOR: That will do it. He's through. In the women's, Justine Henin had Serena Williams on the ropes early, and it showed. The defending champ cruised into the semis with a 6-4, 6-3 victory. Socceroo Tim Cahill is flattered West Ham are interested in him but he's likely to remain at Everton.

Cahill teamed up with cricket's Brett Lee and umpire Simon Taufel to promote a series of children's books aimed at overcoming disadvantage through education. Different sports but a common theme - cricket and football today combining with the launch of Childhood Heroes, aimed at giving something back to the kids who idolise them, encouraging them to read. To give them some inspiration and hope and some sort of dreams like I had. It's just a little touch I can do to put something back.

School is the most important thing

at this stage and if they can do

that and have fun reading and be

active as well then it is a win-win situation. A man Brett Lee has worked alongside before umpire Simon Taufel helped write the books, which are personalised for each child.

It has a suburb, their friends in

their their ground at choice - it draws a connection between the Chardonnay hero. The 3-time International Umpire of the Year and Cahill are both fathers of three and clearly identify with the need for kids to have a direction in their lives. The Everton star's not just popular with youngsters, he's also drawn attention from Premier League rivals West Ham who have expressed an interest in linking him with fellow Socceroo and former Millwall team-mate Lucas Neill. It's a compliment in football, regardless of if I'm there or not, I'm in contract negotiations with Everton again. I'm just enjoying this. Cahill is making steady progress with the foot injury which saw him miss a big slice of this year's Premier League season and is expecting to play in next month's Asian Cup. Neil Cordy, Ten News. That's all for now. Later in Sports Tonight, wholesale changes in the Wallabies side

for this weekend's Test against Fiji.

Time for a quick traffic check. You

have managed to find the track down

the embankment and you're at Casula

right now? Big delays for traffic

heading for along the M7. We are

alive and you can see the emergency

services and the truck. Take a look

at the delay for motorists going

towards the M7 and M5. Be tapping keys out to the south-west. Tim Bailey's back with the latest weather details next.

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Feed them as quickly as you can and get them back into the warmth. It's time-consuming being a Sydney Wildlife volunteer - that's in between looking after her own fish, canaries and diabetic cat, but so far she's worked a decade of possum magic. I have a bag with milk, tissues, change of pouch, and you don't go anywhere unless you can take them away with you. Her latest orphan should now be strong enough to survive and, like all of Helen's children, will eventually be released into the wild. Josh Murphy, Ten News.

Tim Bailey - forget about the Blues, Tim Bailey - forget about the Blues,

I would like some blue for the

weekend. I am under pressure,

aren't I. An East Coast load looks

like it will bring some heavy rain

to Sydney on Saturday, Sunday and

Monday but it will not dampen

spirits than at Darling Harbour,

nor the talent. It is the annual

jazz and blues fest will, some

300,000 Sydney residents will get

down here to look at the likes of

Kate Ceberano, John Morrison and

the talented - oh are they what:

They you go. 12 until about 730 at They you go. 12 until about 730 at

Darling Harbour over the long

weekend. 16 degrees, a bit chilly,

some cloud and a late storm and

that is a precursor to what is on

the way, that East Coast low that I

was talking about. They will drop

some water - it looks like Saturday

will be the rain day, heavy rain with wind at will be the rain day, heavy rain

with wind at times, showers on

Sunday and Monday. A nice day if a

little chilly.

A thick cloud mass of the Queen's

Adam Mogg the New South Wales in a trough is generating widespread

rain and a few storms. The map for

tomorrow - a trough will generate and

and move of the East Coast causing

rain across wink Queen's antipodes.

Eight developing Tasman at low -

the ban and for the long weekend -

will cause wind and showers to increase

increase over New South Wales. The business of the brolly, predicted precipitation, drips and drops

across rooftops - and crops, rain

for north-eastern News of us,

showers along the news that bars

Coast and in the northern in land

of the state as well. Widespread

reigning queens and would delay to

the day. Showers of Victoria,

Tasmania, South the day. Showers of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and

Western Australia. Harry 18th

birthday. A man walked into a bar -

and that will be used tonight.

Tomorrow we go to the top of

Thredbo to broadcast and celebrate

the opening of the Australian ski

season. Some pictures from up there

you simply will not believe and if

you're not coming with me to this

know this weekend, get down to

Darling Harbour. This dog despite

the weather conditions and have a great the weather conditions and have a great time at the Festival.

Cold tomorrow with a few showers

and a possible late storm.


The Jazz and Blues Festival at

Darling Harbour and tomorrow from

the top of Thredbo - I will see them.

That's the news at 5:00 - I'm Ron Wilson. And I'm Sandra Sully. I'll have the Late News with Sports Tonight at 10:30 and our Early News is at 6am. Supertext captions by the Australian Caption Centre.