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(generated from captions) This program is LIVE captioned. for breakfast, I'm really sorry. If you're just joining us Undies keep things under control. at other people. You just like to laugh Yeah. (Shouts) Who's the best? time to wake up with friends. Right across Australia, it's again This is Sunrise on Seven. # Put your hands in to the big sky # and finally the big day has arrived. We've been waiting all week, on the Sunrise stage in the Plaza. It's Shannon Noll day for two songs The crew is getting ready then again at 8.40. the first at 7.50,

If anyone is going to rock the

plaza, it's Shannon Noll. I love

his new song, Shine. He ha has the No.1 album out. It's Friday the 21st of October. Thanks for joining us.

later. We hope you can join us down there you'll have great seats at home. If you can't, Also coming up, we'll ask whether they really work. alternative cancer therapies, wedding disasters. And we're going to discuss who have had nothing go to plan You're going to meet a couple as they organise their big day.

They had to change brides mades and

the honeymoon venue and the make-up

artist. Anything that could go

wrong did go wrong. They were well-organised. You would be

starting to think are we really -

should we be getting married

Speaking disasters. Have a look at

people's shoes. What do you reckon?

Lydia -

Into Nat's shoes are different.

This is a repeatable offence. Let

me give you a tip. There's a black

grain in those shoes Your sock.

They should match your shoes or

your pants. It is very obvious to

the fashion eye Which fashion eye.

There you go. Straight eye for the

straight guy. Something wrong with

that straight eye really, isn't

there? It's looking the wrong way. the latest news with Natalie Barr. Right now though, it's time for Good morning, Nat. Good morning, everyone. have been quarantined in Melbourne. Three pigeons exposed to bird flu The birds have tested positive the avarian virus. to antibodies used to fight no infection threat posed to humans. Authorities are stressing there is uncovered three pigeons A routine quarantine inspection

for avian influenza testing positive to antibodies for the Newcastle disease antibodies. and four pigeons with antibodies 102 pigeons shipped from Canada. The birds were in a group of the deadly H5N1 strain They don't carry

there's no risk to humans. and authorities are stressing preparing an emergency response plan New South Wales councils are in Australia. in the event of an outbreak They have been asked to get rid of dead birds. to identify possible sites of the 21st century Overseas, the biggest health scare continues to claim human lives.

has become the country's 13th death. A 48-year-old Thai man contracted the disease It is believed the victim his neighbour's dead chickens. after he cooked and ate

of animal health Indonesia's former national director the epidemic for nearly two years claims the country has covered up until it started infecting people. the latest Asian countries Taiwan and China have become of the disease. to discover fresh break-outs so we try to do everything. This is a crisis of our country

import of pet birds and feathers. The European Union has banned the of the season's 12th hurricane. Florida is bracing for the onslaught is expected to strengthen, Now a category 4, Hurricane Wilma some time within the next 48 hours. before making landfall and tourists on the Gulf Coast This time, thousands of residents of early evacuation warnings. are taking notice batten down the hatches, We're going to and run to northern Florida. take our boat to form in the Atlantic, Wilma, the most intense storm in the Caribbean. has already left 12 people dead team has reportedly been kidnapped A member of Saddam Hussein's legal in Baghdad. was abducted by armed men. Security sources say Saadoun Janabi

former dictator began standing trial It comes a day after the in Iraq of 142 Shiite Muslims in 1982. for the alleged massacre until next month The trial has been postponed fearing for their lives. after witnesses failed to show up, to release all five men Bali police have been forced to the 1 October suicide attacks. detained in relation there was insufficient evidence Authorities say to the triple attacks, to link any of the suspects

including four Australians. that killed 23 people, can only be held for seven days Under Indonesian law, suspects or charged. before they have to be released two leading members Officials say they are now hunting Jemaah Islamiah. of the extremist group Government's proposed new terror laws Labor Leader Kim Beazley says the in our society. risk removing essential values Mr Beazley has backed State premiers the shoot-to-kill policy. showing concern over in this legislation. There is no reason to put that

now exist at the State level Perfectly adequate powers and guidance associated with them. Mr Beazley wants a Senate sub-committee set up a parliamentary committee and is practical and balanced. to ensure the proposal on Queensland's Gold Coast Indy 300 crowds with the crowning of Miss Indy 2005. were last night revved into a frenzy 19-year-old Jana Peterson to take home the crown since 2001, is the first brunette

in the position, and after only moments has big plans to change the world. the Townsville teenager already everyone's having a lot of fun I'd just like to make sure to the fullest. and enjoying their life That's the most important thing. in the Miss World Car Championships. Jana now heads to Mexico to compete a scooter Her prize-pack includes $40,000, with Ralph Magazine. and a photo shoot

Great winners. She is gorgeous.

Isn't it nice to see a brunette up

there? It is nice. Do the girls who

go around to congratulate are they

really that emotional and fun that

somebody else won? That is such a

boy thing to say. Wro you be that

excited if someone else won? Think

get to go to the race any way You

just want to play this vision again.

Maybe it is a great show of

sportsmanship by the indy You are

disappointed. They are all lovely

and genuinely happy. If you take a

look very closely, I wonder if that

is legitimate love and congratulations to the winner.

Sport is next with Ben and also getting pretty hot on the track. The cars have tested out the circuit and given it the big thumbs up ahead of this weekend's Gold Coast Indy race. The 4.5-kilometre street track tests the most experienced drivers but Queensland's recent rain has not helped too many teams stay on the track in practice. The V8 Supercars and the champ cars both have their first qualifying sessions today. Punters have continued to back Makybe Diva into a short-priced favourite for tomorrow's $3 million Cox Plate.

The champion mare is now at $2.15 for the race will continue to shorten. and bookies expect her price will continue to shorten. All the action from Moonee Valley can be seen live right here on the Seven Network. England cricket coach Duncan Fletcher has labelled the Aussie team as a "bunch of whingers". Skipper Ricky Ponting and coach John Buchanan were Fletcher's main targets calling them petulant and accusing them of verbal abuse. Ponting's outburst over his run-out in the fourth Test was the catalyst for the post Ashes attack. kicks off tonight Round 8 of the A-League kicks off tonight with Sydney FC looking to bounce back from last week's loss with a win against the Knights at Aussie Stadium. Tomorrow sees Queensland meet Adelaide United at Suncorp while on Sunday Newcastle and the Central Coast clash and The Glory and Melbourne do battle in Perth.

It is a huge weekend of sport. It

sure is, Ben. It all kicked off

last night with the naming of Miss

Gold Coast indy. All the other

competitors seemed delighted for

the winner and the second runner-up

runner hef up . Great scenes If I

had a bottom like that I would be

celebrating too. Just celebrate

those bottoms. Footy players run up

to the huddle and tap each other on

the bum. No they won't. It was a

dream. Only in my world. Grant's spending the day with us at Brekky Central

and he's on the Plaza.

Good morning.

Quite some spectacular pictures

from the ghost coast. Good to see

things are under way there. It is a

bit of a tough morning that you

were smashed for your sock sense. I

thought it was a little hard and

heavy. Just to let you know we are

brothers in arms I had a look at my

own. I got the black shoe, the

black jean and the blue sock Guess

who got dressed in the dark. To

make it worse, the other side is

actually inside out. Not going so

well. The end of the week. It's

been a big week. You don't have

enough socks to match appropriately

with shoes Good for you owning up.

That is a poor excuse. Can I intro

deuce you to our sportsman. Ben has

smashing shiny brand new shoes on.

And the socks. They match The first

day Ben was here, a lady came up

and said pt first day - You did

very well today but your shoes are

filthy. She went over and whispered

to me and walked away. So you had

to get new shoes I chucked them in

the bin and got some new ones. No

excuse, buddy. He has probably got

one of those fancy pants washing

machine. We are in the sink. And

that is in the good day. We tow

them behind the weather wagon.

Speaking of drying, not much drying

gone on in New South Wales.

A trough in the east will trigger rain and storms through Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Onshore winds behind the trough will cause light showers in the agricultural districts of South Australia. A cold front will bring cooler, westerly winds and a burst of showers to south-west WA.

The two-day outlook. A fine weekend in Brisbane and clearing in Sydney. Expect storms in Canberra and rain at times in Hobart. Melbourne's in for showers and storms this weekend. Adelaide should be fine tomorrow and Perth should be dry through both days.

We will give more weather details

throughout the morning and we will

down at the Plaza with Shannon Noll. Later in the show we'll ask our Big Guns of Politics whether anti-terrorism laws are trigger-happy. And Shannon Noll performs on the Plaza at 7.50 and 8.40. But after the break Kochie prepares for his final assault on Mt Kilimanjaro. We'll try to catch up with him when Sunrise continues.

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Exclusive Monique write goes

one-on-one with . Avaroti. Molly

Meldrum hangs out with Alicia keys.

Exclusive we go on the road with Kelli Clarkson.

IlDivo goes on. Friday, Ben Lee live

the plaza plus win a trip to Europe

every single day. That's a Sunrise

Power Week. It starts Monday

morning. Wow What a week. And the

boys from Il Divo. I think Nat and

I need to do that interview. That's

fine. I will have a chat to Sara Murdoch. More problems with Kochie's mobile on Mt Kilimanjaro. He's set to push for 6,000 metres today. We'll keep trying but in the meantime to Sunrise medical news.

I hope he doesn't get caught on

anything. His leather pants for

climbing. There they are.

Yodolahoo. We wish him luck. We got Sunrise medical news.

Breast cancer patients are pleading with the government to help pay for a new treatment, being called a life saver. Herceptin is stopping tumours but at $60,000 a year many women would have to sell their homes to afford it. Marguerite McKinnon has the story. These three women all have breast cancer but only one has access to the drug Herceptin. Carol O'Donnell got her treatment by being on a trial and says it's saved her life. I'm feeling great. I'm getting on with my life. Because of women like Carol, researchers have discovered Herceptin fights early-stage breast cancer. halves the risk of recurrence. Using this drug early halves the risk of recurrence. But it's only available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme at a discount price to a select few. Everyone else has to pay $60,000 a year. Money Marie Mansour's family can't afford

but has vowed to get. They said whatever it takes you are to have this treatment. 35 year-old Jennifer Bromley fears she may have to sell her home. Fighting a cancer that they've got to fork out $50,000 to $100,000 from their family is just cruel. The Therapeutic Goods Administration has agreed to fast-track the process to make Herceptin more widely available, but even then, it'll take at least 12 months before it gets on the PBS. The Government is worried about the price. We want to give the best possible treatment to people who are suffering breast cancer but we also have to respect the taxpayers. Please, for all of us women out there, do something to help us. We deserve it.

Something that is going to save

lives cost you $60,000. There are

things not necessarily live saving

on the. BS. Coming up, which complementary therapies can help cancer patients? And at 7.50 Shannon Noll performs for us on the Plaza.

But next, music to the ears of finance types. We're crossing to Wall Street right after the break. everything stops for the Bunnings Warehouse catalogue - out now. Laserlite 2000 roofing, just $14.90 per metre. Cabot's natural decking oil, only $49. If you happen to find a cheaper price on a stocked item, Lowest prices are just the beginning. Sunrise is powered by Dell. Buy online and receive an additional $100 off selected Dell desktops and notebooks.

Let's get an update on the overnight financial markets. Kathleen Hays is on Wall Street. Good morning. How's the market trading?

Mel, it wasn't one of the best days

Wall Street had after a stellar day

yesterday stocks ended the day

sharply lower after one of the

reasons a Federal Reserve report

showing a key gauge and more

worries with interest rates. Crude

prices did fall to settle around

$61 a barrel but it didn't help

stocks much. There is an expected

jump in natural gas supplies. That

on top of the report fall in

stockpiles. The Dow lost 1 33. The

Nasdaq 23. Also some disappointing

earnings report like Phizer and Ford. Checking the markets in our region. Oil's at a three month low. Ahead on the show we'll take you to the US for an update on Hurricane Wilma.

And our Big Guns of Politics home in on the Australian bird flu scare. And we're ready to blast into a big new week on Sunrise. (Crowd chants) Viva! Viva! Viva! (Sh uts) Viva the four airbags! (Crowds shouts) Viva the four airbags! (Shouts) Viva the fuel economy! (Crowd shouts) Viva the fuel economy! (Shouts) Viva the 22 storage spaces! MAN: The new Holden Viva range offers a revolutionary new level of features

News time now on Sunrise. Here's Nat. Good morning, everyone. Thousands are preparing to flee Florida as Hurricane Wilma surges towards America's east coast. The storm has left 12 people dead in the Caribbean

and is expected to reach category 5 status when it makes landfall in the next 48 hours.

It is a great view of the approaching storm and this year

space seems to be the safest place

to watch it from. Wilma was the

12th storm of the season add the

most powerful. Honduras has seen

rain and some flooding. In Mexico's

most popular resorts, some tourists

are packing their bags and heading

for home. It is our anniversary what what better way to spend it. Hopefully they are not heading to Florida. Everyone there is getting ready including plenty of those with recent experience. We have gone through enough. Four hurricanes is quite enough for a long time to live through Oh my God Last year on the Florida Gulf Coast is hurricane Charlie came ashore.

Some people are still living in

temporary trailers while their

houses are being rebuilt. Last year

our house was gone It shows Wilma

week ening and slowing down. It

gives them for time to prepare. Australian quarantine authorities in Melbourne have seized three pigeons exposed to bird flu. None of the birds have the disease but antibodies used to fight the avian virus were detected. Four other birds were found to contain antibodies for another poultry infection, the Newcastle disease. Authorities are stressing that no humans or other birds can be infected with the bird flu disease. The pigeons were part of a shipment from Canada containing 102 birds. All seven birds will be put down.

The United Nations has warned the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan could be the worst ever seen two weeks after an earthquake devastated the country.

Aid agencies are being urged to step up their relief efforts. We've never had this kind of logistic nightmare ever. We thought the tsunami was as worse as it could get

but this is worse. The earthquake has killed 79,000 people and left more than 2.5 million homeless. 3,000 Qantas workers could be laid off unless changes are made to working practices. According to News Ltd newspapers highly skilled maintenance jobs could be outsourced overseas affecting operations in Sydney, affecting operations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

A decision is expected early next year. It comes as two former Qantas contractors have been charged under security laws after they allegedly used fake identification to get into baggage handling areas at Sydney Airport. The Federal Government has described Australia's largest-ever counter-terrorism exercise as a success. The four-day Mercury 05 exercise tested the reaction to mock attacks around the country. Its main aim was to trial security preparations

ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games. 24 countries and more than 4,000 police officers were involved. The Defence Force says all of its objectives have been met. Now to a bunch of clowns who say their job is anything but child's play. Mexico's Clown Convention has come to an end for some 500 jokesters. Clowns from across Latin America converged on Mexico City to share gags and update their comic techniques. The conference culminated in a colourful march through the capital to the delight of adults and children alike. Sport is next with Ben and the Kangaroos are looking to bounce back. Australian Rugby League skipper Darren Lockyer says tonight's clash with New Zealand will make or break the Kangaroos' Tri-Nations campaign.

Lockyer believes last week's loss to the Kiwis will serve as a wake-up call as Australia looks to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since 1978. Australian coach Kevin Sheedy

says he doesn't have a clue what to expect when his side runs out to face Ireland tonight in Perth. Only five players on the Aussie side having had any experience in International Rules. Sheedy will wait until just before kick-off to name his side final line-up.

Socceroos star Harry Kewell is confident his game time for Liverpool yesterday will have primed and ready to take on Uruguay next month. Kewell played the final 15 minutes of the 1-0 victory and has told Socceroos officials he has pulled up well

after his first game back from a five-month lay-off. Golfer Ernie Els will return from knee surgery in early December

and could be a surprise starter at the Australian Open. Els has not played since July and his recovery has gone better than expected.

A story out of London from

overnight. A cricket bat used by

Harold Lowdrad sold for $12.500 Wow.

That is better man a lost. Have a

look in your lost. It was found in

the lost. Let's get a check of today's weather from Grant.

Hello again.

Where are you from? West Wila wong

high. What brings you to Sydney

Legal studies excursion. Legal studies excursion. What are

you seeing her The jail. Just a day

trip? Enjoy your trip in Sydney. Take a

Take a trip to the family farm.

Being country girls, do you like

Shannon Noll? Yes. We got plenty of

him coming up today. We've got through to Kochie. He's about to begin his final assult on Mt Kilmanjaro. We He's about to begin his final assult on Mt Kilmanjaro.

Hi Kochie. How are you

How are you feeling? I have never,

ever been this scared . It is a

weird feeling. It is 11 .30 at

night. It is a clear night

thankfully. We are what they call

the B arathu camp. We arrived

yesterday and it was shreeting or

early this evening I should say. We

said "Oh blimey what are we in for?"

it has cleared up nicely. We are

going to give it a go. It is

moments like this you" why the helm

I doing this?"

I have no idea. Anyhow. We are

literally just about to leave now

because we need to get to stellar

point with the sunrise at about 6

o'clock and then another hour to

Uhuru point which is the peek. We

stay up there and then it is three

hours back down here.

hours back down here. And we have

an hour or two rest.

They try to get us down to a lower

altitude. They just checked our

oxygen in our blood and we are

ready to go. It is all systems to

go. The guides are here , they are

in top form. Bree is too. We are

about to give it a go Good luck to

all of you. We are so excited for

you. This is it. You got to go from

here . Good luck There is no

turning back now. When you make it

to the top, do you have to the top, do you have the Sunrise

flag to put at the peak? Yes, we

got people from - we got a couple

of Aussies climbing from a

different group. I promise I would

buy them a beer from the bar up

there Good on you. We won't keep

you talking because you got a big

day ahead. All the best We will

talk to tu on the other side. Have

a good one. That is so exciting

Final assault on Mt Kilimanjaro He

sounds a bit scared. By day - day

by day he is realising it. He said

what on earth am I what on earth am I doing a few

times. He sounds like he is holding

up well. He doesn't sound tired or

stressed. He has been training hard.

We will let you know how he goes. Later in the show the crime victim who's outraged at the sentencing for violent incidents, and the mess-ups which threaten to marr one couple's wedding day. Next, all the showbiz goss from Hollywood. Nelson Aspen joins us right after the break.

Stand by Australia.

We're all set to go with another Sunrise Power Week. Monique Wright goes one-on-one with Pavarotti. Sara Murdoch live in the studio. Molly Meldrum hangs out with Alicia Keys.

We go on the road with Kelly Clarkson. Ll Divo performs live in the studio.

24 star Reiko Aylesworth. Ben Lee live on the Plaza. Plus, win a trip to Europe every single day. That's a Sunrise Power Week. It starts Monday morning but only on Seven.

Let's check the newspapers from around the country. First, the Herald Sun. It reports pigeons exposed to a form of bird flu have been quarantined in Melbourne,

in the first local scare since the outbreak hit Asia and Europe.

And it's covering Pavarotti's visit. He's back in the place where he says he found his voice.

The Australian says Qantas plans to send more than 3,000 highly-skilled maintenance jobs overseas, unless changes are made to work practices. And the West Australian says

new figures show waiting lists for surgery in the State

are much longer than first thought.

And it has this photo from space of Hurricane Wilma, the most intense Atlantic storm on record.

You have to feel for the States. It

has been one after another. It is a

huge storm It is

huge storm It is massive. That is

over central America So Mexico and

the gulf states are being eevak

Cateed. We will bring you more

throughout the news. It's time to get all the gossip from Tinseltown. Let's check out what's happening from our Hollywood correspondent Nelson Aspen. Good morning, Nelson. Michael Jackson is heading back in court?

Not if he can

Not if he can help it any way but

his number came up and delivered to

the Neverland ranch in Santa

Barbara came his summons for jury

duty. But his lawyer has filed for

a deferment so Michael Jackson

doesn't have to serve. Can you

imagine being a defendant and

seeing Jacko in the jury box.

Meserau's excuse is "He is

permanently living outside the

United States" so that pretty much

confirms what we have been saying

he is in the Middle East in Bahrain

but he ain't at the Neverland ranch

any more I thought he lived in his

own little world. He has always

lived there We are all jealous

when we see star it's on the red

carpet because their skin is

flawless. But one star doesn't

think so. I am glad Beretts takes

this into consideration. Ben

Affleck doesn't agree with you

there. He believes the natural look

is better and he has been talking

to his wife about it. She hates her

fleckles. When you think of

Jennifer Garner you don't think of

fleckles. She disguises it with

make-up. She has them all over the

place and places only Ben knows.

She hates fleckles. Famous eye son

of the silver screen Joan Crawford

was covered with freckles. She

didn't like them and went to great

lengths to hide them And Nicole

Kidman was quite freckly. You

don't see any freckles here. Ahead on Sunrise we'll wrap up Joanne Lees' time in the witness box at the Falconio murder trial. We'll ask our Big Guns of Politics

whether State Premiers have been tricked by the PM.

Later, the complementary therapies which really do work for cancer patients. Next, Hugo becomes the next crew member to tell the Joke of the Day.

The Sunrise Weather Wagon is brought to you by Big Pond Wireless Broadband.

A little bit later on this morning

we are going to be talking to a

couple who have lived through a

wedding disaster. Which prompted us

to seek out some of your wedding

disasters. Christy and Andrew who

well come up a little bit later

booked their reception venue. It changed

changed shape, it changed colour,

the wedding dress clashed. People

took off overseas. It prompted some

emails Leslie says one of the

grooms men went overseas forgetting

the wedding date and my dad

couldn't because he in surgery. The

bride missed most of the reception

and taken to hospital and she had

no dress and wore a T-shirt. The

cost went up $30 a person, the

priest died. My wedding dress was

made four times and each time it

got worst. My sister pulled out due

to

to exam strirplgtsz. It was a bad

day but we over came everything.

They relive good stories If you can

survive that you are alright.

Nobody died here. The hairdresser

fell sick, the make-up lady was in

hospital but they still had the

wedding What is it about weddings?

They are the most stressful. Let us know. Time now for the Thought of the Day and it was emailed in by someone called MB. "You don't need luck when you have Beretts' tips." There are more.

Whoever MB is here

Thank you, MB. There will be tips

coming up for the Cox Plate. You

will see it here right on Seven. I

got my tipper's hat after I finally

had a win last week You look like a

booky. That is my punting feel.

Time for Joke of the Day. It is

being told by Hugo. Over to you.

First of all this is my nephew's

favourite joke. He is three years

old. It cracks him up every time.

Two monkeys get in the bar and pt

first one jumps in and owes OO haha

and the other monkey says, "Well

turn on the cold tap then!" The

delivery. I give you 10 on delivery.

You certainly put your heart into

it Thanks, Hugo. Next hour the first of two performances on the Plaza by Shannon Noll. He'll let 'er rip with his hit single Shine at 7.50. Straight ahead, news, sport and weather. You're waking up with Sunrise.

But not the kind

launched at Wanniassa this morning.

Stand by Australia. We're all set to go with another Sunrise Power Week. Monique Wright goes one-on-one with Pavarotti. Sara Murdoch live in the studio. Molly Meldrum hangs out with Alicia Keys. We go on the road with Kelly Clarkson. Ll Divo performs live in the studio.

24 star Reiko Aylesworth. Ben Lee live on the Plaza. Plus, win a trip to Europe every single day. That's a Sunrise Power Week. It starts Monday morning but only on Seven.

It is going to be an awesome week.

It is going to be an awesome week.

It is going to be great. So am exclusives. It is going to be a huge week but ahead this morning - more on the latest hurricane to threaten the US. And our Big Guns of Politics discuss the bird flu scare in Melbourne. Then later, Shannon Noll performs his hit single Shine on the Plaza. But now it's over to Nat for the 7 o'clock news. Good morning. Three pigeons exposed to bird flu have been quarantined in Melbourne. The birds have tested positive to antibodies used to fight the avian virus. Authorities are stressing there is no infection threat posed to humans. A routine quarantine inspection uncovered three pigeons testing positive to antibodies for avian influenza and four pigeons with antibodies for the Newcastle disease antibodies.

The birds were in a group of 102 pigeons shipped from Canada. They don't carry They don't carry the deadly H5N1 strain and authorities are stressing there's no risk to humans. New South Wales councils are preparing an emergency response plan in the event of an outbreak in Australia. They have been asked

to identify possible sites to get rid of dead birds. Overseas, the biggest health scare of the 21st century continues to claim human lives. A 48-year-old Thai man has become the country's 13th death. It is believed the victim contracted the disease after he cooked and ate his neighbour's dead chickens. Indonesia's former national director of animal health claims the country has covered up the epidemic for nearly two years until it started infecting people. Taiwan and China have become the latest Asian countries to discover fresh break-outs of the disease. This is a crisis of our country so we try to do everything.

The European Union has banned the import of pet birds and feathers. Florida is bracing for the onslaught of the season's 12th hurricane. Now a Category 4, Hurricane Wilma is expected to strengthen before making landfall some time within the next 48 hours. This time, thousands of residents and tourists on the Gulf Coast are taking notice of early evacuation warnings. Wilma, the most intense storm to form in the Atlantic, has already left 12 people dead in the Caribbean. the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan Aid agencies are warning the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan following last fortnight's earthquake is worse then the problem created by last year's tsunami. The United Nations is pleading for more help in the relief effort. The earthquake has killed 79,000 people homeless. and left more than 2.5 million homeless. A member of Saddam Hussein's legal team has reportedly been kidnapped in Baghdad. Security sources say he was abducted by armed men. It comes a day after the former dictator began standing trial in Iraq for the alleged massacre of 142 Shiite Muslims in 1982. The trial has been postponed until next month after witnesses failed to show up, fearing for their lives. Bali police have been forced to release all five men detained in relation to the 1 October suicide attacks. Authorities say there was insufficient evidence to link any of the suspects to the triple attacks,

that killed 23 people, including four Australians. Under Indonesian law, suspects can only be held for seven days before they have to be released or charged. Officials are now hunting two leading members of the extremist group Jemaah Islamiah. Townsville teenager Jana Peterson has been named as Miss Indy 2005. The brunette overcame her blonde competitors to bag the crown and $40,000 cash. The teenager will now pose for a Ralph magazine centrefold. Then she's off to Mexico to compete in the Miss World Car Champs. The 19-year-old promo model says her hobbies include breeding green tree frogs and guinea pigs. As you can see, her competitors were happy to see her win.

Checking finance news. Wall Street posted dramatic losses. In our region Japan's Nikkei and Hong Kong's Hang Seng posted gains. Back home the All Ords recorded its lowest close since 5 August.

Oil has recorded a 3-month low.

World No.2 Rafael Nadal has brushed aside Tommy Robredo to claim his place in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Masters. The 19-year-old top seed will meet Czech Radek Stepanek after his 6-2, 6-4 win this morning. COMMENTATOR: No, it's all over.

Nadal is biddng for his fourth Masters title of the year. Amelie Mauresmo has suffered an embarrassing defeat this time at the hands of Slovakian qualifier Katarina Srebotnik. England football captain David Beckham

The 6-2, 6-0 loss in the Zurich Open was her second major defeat in two weeks. England football captain David Beckham is no longer the hero of British schoolkids. Beckham has been overtaken by England team-mate Frank Lampard, Marathon runner Paula Radcliffe and cricket idol Andrew Flintoff finished top of the poll. Muhammad Ali topped the all-time list.

You kpblt beat the greatest. Poor

old Becs That is a bit harsh

old Becs That is a bit harsh on

Becs. We haven't talked about his

skills on pt field lately. It is

mostly off field And he gets sent

off a lot. Okay, you two. Grant's preparing for Shannon Noll in the Plaza this morning.

I can't believe the amount of

cameras we have here this morning.

You would think

You would think that Shannon Noll

is some kind of teenage heart throb.

January, you are one of the diehard

fans. Tell us what about the bloke

is so magnetic? Is this G rating or

X-rated? Very much G He has such a

great appeal. He is a tremendous

singer. And pt flavour safe or

under the chin. What do you think I

love it. Grant, are you old enough

to grow your snz Hold on a second.

Most of the girls who see the musical act . A trough in the east will trigger rain and storms through Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Onshore winds behind the trough will cause light showers in the agricultural districts of South Australia.

A cold front will bring cooler, westerly winds and a burst of showers to south-west WA. The two-day outlook. A fine weekend in Brisbane and clearing in Sydney. Expect storms in Canberra and rain at times in Hobart.

Melbourne's in for showers and storms this weekend. Adelaide should be fine tomorrow and Perth should be dry through both days.

We are finding the conditions out

here - it looks like the rain is

trying to ruin the party somewhat.

I got a car, a big black supercar,

I got a car, a big black supercar,

maybe tonight we can go out for a

ride Any time, Shannon. He is

coming out shortly. What a flavour

savou , whatever it is Thank you

for that education. You stay safe down there. The star witness at the Peter Falconio murder trial has finished giving evidence.

Joanne Lees has wound up three days in the witness box with a demonstration of how she escaped from her attacker. Nick Etchells is covering the trial in Darwin. Good morning, Nick. Tell us about this demonstration. What happened.

First of all, she came to court

wearing a skirt so for her modesty

the judge said that perhaps over

lunch you could

lunch you could change into some

tracksuit pants and she came back

and did this demonstration for the

jury. She was going to have her

hands tied behind her back. She

was a bit concerned if she had the

cable ties put on her so they came

to a compromise and used a

policeman's tie to tie the hands.

They made sure to tie them roughly

the same distance apart as the

cable ties and they tied them

behind her back and she sat down on

the ground of the court and pulled

her hands underneath her feet and

stood up. It took all of about two

seconds Why did she do this? During

cross-examination the defence

barrister called into question her

version of events and the fact that

while she was sitting in the bush

after she escaped managed to get

her hands from the back to the

front. Is that really possible and

she said it was. The judge said to

the barrister, seeing as you are

attacking her credibility I think

it is only fair that the jury gets

to see a demonstration of this just

to be sure she can do it What was

the reaction from Murdoch while

the reaction from Murdoch while

shhh was happening? His lawyers

stood up and said he didn't want it

to happen. He thought it would be

an emotional event and that type of

event could sway the jury unduly.

He stood up and addressed the judge

himself and was very prompt lay

told to sit down and be quiet Tell

us about the very colourful

character who was in the witness

box. That was Vince Miller who

found her on the side of the

highway. He is quite possibly the

most Aussie bloke the journalists

have seen. He was mate this and

sheilaa that. He told the

could-driver what was going on. He

said, alright mate, you got to get

out here. We has a scene and we got

a sheila out here . I was sitting

with some British journalists and

they couldn't contain them selves. Bird flu fears have now literally hit home. That's after pigeons imported to Melbourne were found to have been exposed to the bird flu virus. Some tested positive to bird flu antibodies. They do not actually have the virus but they will be destroyed. So does this change the government's plans for dealing with the threat? It's over to our Big Guns of Politics,

Human Services Minister Joe Hockey

and joining us from China is Shadow Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd. Good morning. Joe, is this a big concern?

Bird flu is quite common. People

should not be alarmed and what the

government is doing is making sure

that we continually test the that we continually test the poult

ri in Australia Is it quite common

here? Around the world. It is the

deadly strain I think it is called

N5H1 that is concern and who would

be more concern is if it mutates,

if it Morphs with a human flu and

then it becomes a dangerous form of

flu. The Federal Government started

working on this in 2003 when it

first became apparent. We spent

$200 million already on this. In it

thousand 3 we go with $20 million

to appropriate authorities to help

to address this in Asia. But we are

warning? - Where was the other $

180 ? To help develop a vaccine. We

spent quite a bit of money on

getting the appropriate medical

support. We have also given oxygen

machines to major hospitals right

across the country should there be

an outbreak. We have done

everything we can so far. The World

Health Organisation says we are one

of the best prepared in the world. for meetings on this threat? Kevin, you're in China

There was another report of an

outbreak in inner Monday goal ya

where I am at present. That is a

day or two ago. I am talking to World Health Organisation officials

and Health Ministry officials as

well. The key thing to bear in mind

with this threat tf bird flu

becoming a global pandemic is for

us in Australia, the front-line for

us, our defence in this threat of

bird flu is in fact South-East Asia

and more broadly east Asia and that

is where I have been critical, not

what pt government has been doing

domestically which is what Joe is

talking about. I am being critical

with preparedness in the region.

In South-East Asia where we had a

number of occurrences and deaths

arising from bird flu, then we need

to make sure that we have fluinged

- plugged all the gaps in the region

for dealing with this here because

if we don't deal with it here it is

easier to come to Australia. What I

have been calling on the government

to do order whatever cape built

gaps in South-East Asia, make sure

there is a warning system, make

sure you have diagnostic systems

available and containment

strategies such as flock eeradkaigs

but so far I have not received any

advice that has been done and I am

getting frustrated with Mr Downer on

Why are we still importing birds?

Why are we importing pigeons that

might bring the flu in? Birds in

Australia may have the flu in them

If Kevin is talking about stopping

all the gaps. To find out if there

are any outbreaks across Asia.

Alexander Downer has called a

meeting - I have been calling for

this all year, all year, from March

this year I have been talking about

this. Alex has been very late in

getting to the table I don't accept

that. There is a meeting I think it

is next week in Brisbane. It is

Australia invitation to come

forward so we can develop a further

program to deal with it. Let's be

sure about this. Don't panic. We

had various outbreaks of diseases

over the coarse of the last few

years. Sure, but Tony Abbott comes

out and says we should be

vaccinated. Comments like that

don't help. I understand what you

are saying but it is getting bigger

and bigger and we are questioning

the need to import pigeons at a

time like this. They are being sent

back to Canada. Sorry Kevin? Very

quickly what Mel just said. If you

got those Tony Abbott comments

onshore about vaccinations ,

offshore there is a huge need and I

say again our forward defence in

front-line is what is happening in

South-East Asia. I am not talking

about inspecting every chook. I am

talking about do we have an

effective surveillance system so

you can contain it there and stop

it further. That is what I have

been calling for all year and we

haven't. Onto another topic. The Federal and State governments recently agreed on anti-terrorism legislation but the fine print is now causing problems. Joe, were the premiers sold a pup?

I don't think so at all. I haven't

seen the legislation. I think every

member of Parliament will oppose

the legislation. It weighs heavily

on every member of Parliament when

you are asked to trade off some

civil liberties in exchange for

greater powers for the State. This

is something that weighs heavily on

everyone. We will have a close look

at the legislation. But pt

fundamental point is this - we need

to be prepared. The States have

agreed to go forward with this. It

is a partnership. In some states

have they a shoot to kill poll ji

such as Victoria. There is nothing

particularly new there. We are

working closely with all the

premiers and this is an area where

there is no more for politics. It

is a serious issue and serious

consideration Given that these

provisions exist in both Commonwealth and Victorian

legislation? Well, based on what I

have read in the briefs I got

overnight on this, you got legal

opinions now in Australia in fact

what the Howard Government has put

forward represents a broadening of

the shoot to hill kill powers. Most

of the premiers are saying they

were never shown this part of the

John Howard package, that is this

new shoot to kill power when they

met with the Prime Minister

recently. It comes down to the role

of Parliament. In the past when we

dealt with anti-terrorism laws in

2002 and with the ASIO act later in

2002 they conducted lengthy

inquiries and tried to get pt

balance right. This time the Howard

Government has total control of the

Senate. We are told we will one

week of debate. We are concerned

about that and we don't think the

Parliament is given the chance to

do the job properly Quick comment?

That is just wrong. Just because

there is a short Senate inquiry

doesn't mean the legislation is out

there. It is with the State labor

premiers. That is a cheap political

point. Joe, members of Parliament,

our job and from the opposition I

got to say this - our job is to

scrutinise what you propose particularly when these are harsh

laws. We are paid by the taxpayers

to scrutinise this. Hang on. The

Senate did that in 2002. We had the

numbers then T you have the numbers

now and the concern on the part of

the viewers of the program, if you

got control of the show, then maybe

we won't get the best out come

between strong anti-terrorism laws

and the freedoms of life in

Australia that we treasure so

deeply Thanks. We will see you both next week. To Hurricane Wilma. She's lingering off Mexico having already caused at least a dozen deaths in the Carribean. The storm has been downgraded but storm-weary Florida a devastating hit this weekend. is again bracing for what could be a devastating hit this weekend. Kristen Dalghren is in Fort Myers, Florida. Where is Hurricane Wilma at the moment and how strong is it?

As you can see we got a little bit

of a drizzle but it has nothing to

do with hurricane Wilma. It is one

of our tropical showers here.

Hurricane Wilma is still far away

from the yuck tan Peninsula and

this storm has con founded

forecaster because they are showing

very different things. It is hard

to predict when exactly it will

make that turn and begin to head

towards us here in Florida.

Officials say that people here need

to get ready and this was an area

that was hard hit by hurricane

Charlie last year. People are not

taking chances even though the

storm is uncertain. They remain in

that cone of uncertainty. People

have spent the day putting plywood

on the windows, getting gasoline. A

lot of people have evacuated. This

is a tourist area so not many

people in the shops. Many say they

are leaving tomorrow. It is

expected to hit sometime on Sunday.

There are three days for people to

get ready but Florida's governor

has declared a state of emergency.

Up to 7500 national guard troops

coming in if needed after

hurricane Katrina nobody wants to

take any chances not being ready

and fail in the recovery. The

government has moved assets into

place and we keep waiting and

watching Good luck and we

appreciate your time this morning.

Thanks for joining us from Florida

You are welcome Good to know the

preparations are under way. Also on the way which complementary therapies can work for cancer patients? And one couple's wedding day woes.

After the break, news, sport and weather on Sunrise. ROCK MUSIC SONG: # I'm gonna get free # I'm gonna get free # Ride into the sun. # ROCK MUSIC CONTINUES VOICEOVER: The new special edition Holden SSZ Ute and Commodore. With $6,000 of extra value, they're very, very hot.

Stand by Australia. We're all set to go with another Sunrise Power Week. Monique Wright goes one-on-one with Pavarotti. Sara Murdoch live in the studio. Molly Meldrum hangs out with Alicia Keys. We go on the road with Kelly Clarkson. Ll Divo performs live in the studio. 24 star Reiko Aylesworth. Ben Lee live on the Plaza. Plus, win a trip to Europe every single day. That's a Sunrise Power Week. It starts Monday morning but only on Seven. On the way, which complementary therapies can really help cancer patients? And Shannon Noll performs his hit single Shine on the Plaza. But now it's over to Nat But now it's over to Nat for the 7.30 update. Good morning. The United Nations has warned the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan could be the worst ever seen two weeks after an earthquake devastated the country. Aid agencies are being urged to step up their relief efforts. The earthquake has killed 79,000 people and left more than 2.5 million homeless. 3,000 Qantas workers could be laid off unless changes are made to working practices. According to News Ltd newspapers highly skilled maintenance jobs could be outsourced overseas affecting operations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. A decision is expected early next year. It comes as two former Qantas contractors have been charged under security laws after they allegedly used after they allegedly used fake identification to get into baggage handling areas at Sydney Airport. Four months after Michael Jackson's child molestation trial and the pop star has been ordered back into court, but this time as a juror. Jackson received a jury summons at his Neverland Ranch.

His legal team are already filing the paper work for a deferment saying Jackson is now a permanent resident of Bahrain.

Sport's next with Ben and The Indy is into full swing on the Gold Coast. Qualifying sessions start today after the cars tested the circuit and gave it the big thumbs up ahead of this weekend's race.

The 4.5km street track is a test for even the most experienced drivers but Queensland's recent rain has not helped too many teams stay on the track in practice. England cricket coach Duncan Fletcher has labelled the Aussie team as a "bunch of whingers". Skipper Ricky Ponting and coach John Buchanan

were Fletcher's main targets. He has called them petulant and accused them of verbal abuse. Ponting's outburst over his run-out in the fourth Test was the catalyst for the post-Ashes attack.

Punters have continued to back Makybe Diva into a short-priced favourite for tomorrow's $3 million Cox Plate. The champion mare is now at $2.15 for the race and bookies expect her price will continue to shorten.

Of course all the action right here

on Seven and I think you got

something to tell us That is the

form guide. I have been powering

over it all night. There is late

mail I have been expecting. Late

mail on the Cox Plate addressed as

such You were the late mailman?

Tips for the Cox Plate. This is the

horse that will win the Cox Plate.

Fields of Omagh is so not a roughie.

He has won once before. Trained by

Hays. Nat and I are going for? Who

are we going for I like the colours

on confectioner because it is pink

and purple. I quite like Sky Cuddle

Go for that. Good odds? It doesn't matter. Let's get a check of today's weather from Grant.

Does your late mail take into

account whether conditions - Of

course. We sat down and had a

little huddle. Something that might

get you ready for the weekend, it

is likely there will be continual

storms through Victorian. There

could be some hail. Unlike the rest

of the states in New South Wales

and Queensland, the storm activity

will give us a break. In Melbourne

it is likely to go right through.

It is

Cup.

The current storm activity that has

provided the heaviest rainfall for

Dungin and the central and

south-west of New South Wales

should slide over the ranges by

midday and then most of that rain

will concentrate on the coast

through the rest of the day heading

off tonight. Some storms to return

early next week with possibly some

hail as well. See you in half an hour. Coming up outrage over the sentence for a violent home invasion. At 7.50 Shannon Noll performs for us on the Plaza.

I'm about to head there now. Next, which complementary therapies can help cancer treatment? We'll seek some expert advice after the break.

Stand by Australia. We're all set to go with another Sunrise Power Week. Monique Wright goes one-on-one with Pavarotti. Sara Murdoch live in the studio. Molly Meldrum hangs out with Alicia Keys. We go on the road with Kelly Clarkson. Ll Divo performs live in the studio. 24 star Reiko Aylesworth. Ben Lee live on the Plaza. Plus, win a trip to Europe every single day. That's a Sunrise Power Week. It starts Monday morning but only on Seven.

What an ee lek trick week. Cancer patients are turning to complementary medicine to help them cope with their treatment. In fact, a new study found around 20% of patients use complementary therapies. There are plenty of pills and potions out there. So how do you tell the good from the bad? Dr Barrie Cassileth is a world expert in this area. Good morning. Firstly, what is complementary therapy?

That is an important question

because the terminology in this

area is very problematic. We have

in North America and certainly in

Australia where forms of quackery

which in our terms alternative

therapies. There are no viable

alternatives. When a cancer

diagnosis is made it is very

important to receive mainstream

care for the cancer to have the

best opportunity for cure, that is

surgery, radiation therapy and or

chemotherapy. After that diagnosis

and after that good treatment or

proper treatment, alternative

therapies are not viable but they

can be good in relieving symptoms

What do you by that? Worked along

with mainstream care . It represents everything but the

tumour, the symptoms, the emotional

distress, the physical distress and

so on There are claims of what

works and what doesn't work? Which

do work? When we say work, what are

we talking about? We are not

talking about heeling the disease.

No modalitys or alternative

therapies are going to cure cancer.

That is the job of the mainstream

treatments we have today. Because

of the radiation, chemotherapy, we

have a good cure rate. You have

over 50% cure rate in Australia and

North America and most developed

countries. However these cure rates

come at something of a cost. The

cost is the symptoms and the other

problem that's the cancer and

cancer treatment bring to bear. To

deal with those problems, we have

everything but the tumour in

compliment ri modalitys as a

partner to the mainstream care What

is a typical one that might work on

a side effect to the actual cancer?

There are many mind-body therapies,

relaxation, medication, yoga,

acupuncture is particularly useful

for many serious symptoms that are

experienced by cancer patients that

are not well treated by mainstream

mean. Acupuncture is an important

modality. Massage therapy can be

very useful and pain and other

areas of distress. There are a

great variety of therapies that can

be brought to bear in these - these are non-invasive,

pleasant interventions Can

compliment ri therapies help in the

cancer in any case? I got a friend

of a friend who has cancer she was

seeing a oncologist and a Chinese

doctor and they are working

together and doing chemo and radio

and under the Chinese doctor with

herb al medicine and foods and

doing a lot of things? Herb al

medicine is an interesting area.

There is a lot to be learned from

the natural products but the fact

is people under cancer treatment

whether they are planning to have

radiation or radiotherapy in New

York and most other major cancer

centres are herbs contra indicated.

They are agents that can interfere

with the chemotherapy, the

radiation and bleeding which is

associated with surgery. Many

herbs interfere with the body's

ability to co-ago late blood and

people have bled out on the

operating table and died because

they had been taking herbs before

going into surgery. We are not

talking about culinary. We are

talking about supplements It is

very case specific? You have to

work with both your therapists and

doctors? It is very important for

patients if not physicians who

presumably should know about this

to recognise the potential problems

associated with herb-drug

interaction. This is frue for any

drugs, not just chemotherapy, any

patient on a pharmaceutical. Herbs

are contra indicated Thank tu very much. Still to come the couple with the worst luck in organising their wedding. And our tribute to the nation's 2.5 million carers.

Next, Shannon Noll is about to rock the Plaza. right after the break. He'll perform his hit single Shine right after the break. The Sunrise Concert Series made possible by the Showcorp Group We reckon Shannon Noll is an Aussie legend in the making. His second album Lift is out now and it's receiving great reviews. He's here to be part of the Sunrise Concert Series. So it's over to Shannon Noll with Shine.

# Get up, get out, get out, get out and lift your head # Come on, come on, get up out of bed # Today's the day you hold the world with your song # Go now, go now, go now, help escalate # Angels come down, help with this parade # To hear your voice ring out # Come on and shout it # Let your song be heard # This is the time

# This is the day that we've been waiting for # All the world will stop to watch you shine # Hey now, hey now, hey now, hey now sing your hymn # This is the new national anthem # We will all stand on guard to let you be heard # Let go, let go, let go all that can ask # How beautiful this world has become # Now everyone will see what I believe # That these words should be sung # This is the time # This is the day that we've been waiting for # All the world will stop to watch you shine # This is the time # This is the day that we've been waiting for # All the world believes that you will shine

# And if you fall # And if you trust and, yes, it will come true # Hey, hey, yeah # This is the time

# This is the day that we've been waiting for # All the world will stop to watch you shine # This is the time # This is the day that we've been waiting for # When all the world will stop to watch you shine #

Well down. You said you were going

to rock the plaza and you didn't

let us down. That song is so

uplifting. Is that the theme? The

whole album is poztift. I reckon

the world is so negative. How do

you think it will go? Hopefully it

will go well. Fingers crossed that

it will go well Everyone is saying

No.1 without a doubt. Thanks for

joining us. You can take a breath

now. More to come from Shannon too

We will see you backstage here at

8.50. Everyone at home you got some

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