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(generated from captions) Their argument - the star on all charges. The jury acquitted a 13-year-old boy. cleared of molesting is a free man tonight, First - Michael Jackson as the plane exploded in flames. they got out alive they got out alive Three people were on board - the aircraft hurtled to the ground. which came down as by falling trees Several cars were damaged dousing the area in foam. Dozens were there in minutes, in the middle of a street. and ended up here, It clipped several homes when something went wrong. was taking off from Fort Lauderdale The DC-3 airliner into a busy neighbourhood. as a plane crashes in Florida tonight First - dramatic scenes so what went wrong? Nicole Kidman's night of nights, And it should have been and cannot be justified. is fundamentally flawed The existing scheme but will they be fairer? is overhauling child maintenance laws How the Federal Government count on your tax cuts. Also tonight - why you can now and welcome to Ten's Late News. Hello, I'm Sandra Sully But was it enought to convict him? And she went, "Go for it." "Which one do you want, Jac?" and I walked up and I said, I got two knives, I went into the kitchen, and she bugged the shit out of me. She kept on and on A man confesses to killing a woman. or disappear in Neverland? And will he return to performing after the surprise verdict? but why is he so subdued Michael Jackson goes free, but did anyone get out alive? shot moments after a plane crash Tonight - dramatic pictures This program is captioned live.

but so were the Jackson supporters. and redeemed, Not only was Michael vindicated it was all one big witch-hunt. Vindicated, his fans say He's buying himself out. This guy's just got money. is it going to take, dude? how many times One time, two times, three times - I feel he's guilty. but I don't know. Everyone's cheering for him, think the jury got it wrong. Many in America he's a human. Even though he is a superstar, Michael Jackson's demeanour in court. they were impressed by Even though he didn't give evidence, but any person. Not just so much Michael Jackson, your child to sleep with someone? Just freely volunteer your fingers at me, lady." That's when I thought, "Don't snap when she snapped her fingers at us. I disliked it intensely to lie for their own gain. I wouldn't want any of my children the jury really didn't like. But it was the boy's mother, Janet, and his brother, Star, lying. Gavin Arvizo contradict himself On the stand, they saw as liars, actors and con artists. who painted the accuser's family by Jackson's defence lawyers, They were convinced and he let me stay in the bedroom. I asked if I could stay There was one night seen here in a 2003 documentary. by accuser Gavin Arvizo, They weren't swayed a little more convincing. you know, something that was better evidence - We expected probably there was just no smoking gun. the jury found After seven days of deliberation, JUBILANT SCREAMING he's not going to jail. he seemed barely able to understand heavily sedated, Rumoured to have been For Jackson, it all seemed too much. (Fans cheer) and giving alcohol to a child. of molestation, conspiracy ..acquitted on all counts not guilty. JURY FOREPERSON: Find the defendant How wrong they were... last steps as a free man. these would be Michael Jackson's Most commentators predicted to convict him. the evidence was too weak

to turn down the stereo. because she refused He said he was driven over the edge on a police video. even though he confessed has been found not guilty of murder, A man who stabbed his flatmate Angela Bishop, Ten News. a jury has found him not guilty. In this case, from the previous child abuse cases. in that this is very, very different on his career It could have a very positive effect of the LIVE 8 concerts. about being a part he's approached Bob Geldof There are also rumours is just in for a real treat. I think the world as they have talked about, and go and perform with one another If they will come together and his sisters. between all of his brothers such a bonding experience I think that this has been outfit with his family. possibly with a Jackson Five-style he's looking to get back into music, but there are signs to write a blockbuster album, is in the mindset as fragile as Michael did today It's debatable if someone looking as king of pop. of snatching back his crown And then there's the small problem to sell his beloved Neverland ranch. and there's speculation he might have at more than $340 million, his debts have been estimated He's also got money problems - of eating and sleeping problems. His health has not been good because on him. It has been extraordinarily trying and the liberation of Nelson Mandela. with the fall of the Berlin Wall His website comparing today's news is a momentous world event. The way Michael sees it, the verdict keep right on doing it. and he's going to since O.J. Simpson, miscarriage of justice I thought it's the biggest on a childhood. I think he's just missed out at all. I didn't think he was to blame people wanted to know. like him or loathe him, was big news around the world - The Jackson verdict of this particular case. with our evaluation nothing to do had absolutely, unequivocally My past history with Mr Jackson 12 years ago. after failing to prosecute him against Jackson denies he had a vendetta But District Attorney Tom Sneddon

he wasn't guilty of murder because he was provoked. Dowd, he said, wouldn't let up yelling and teasing him. Eventually, he snapped. She kept on and on and she bugged the shit out of me. I went into the kitchen, I got two knives, and I walked up and I said, "Which one do you want, Jac?" And she went, "Go for it." Prosecutors told a murder trial a reasonable person would have simply asked Dowd to leave the flat if she was bugging him. But the defence said the extreme reaction was triggered by extreme hurt from the one person in the world who mattered to him, and Dunn was so traumatised by what he'd done he no longer cared if he lived. In the end, the jury took just a few hours to accept Mr Dunn's claim of provocation, that his flatmate had tormented and nagged him to such an extent he lost all control. Dunn will be sentenced on the lesser charge of manslaughter but he told a Sydney court in their loungeroom, as she sat drinking wine in the stomach Dunn admitted stabbing Dowd when he phoned 000. His confession recorded turn the stereo down. when she wouldn't one drunken evening but he says he was driven to kill her Jacqueline Dowd, like a sister, Jeffrey Dunn loved his flatmate, in August. Amber Muir, Ten News. A radical re-think of Australia's child support system could see absentee parents paying less. It's one of a series of recommendations aiming to make the system fairer after divorce. One in three Australian marriages ends in divorce. But that's often just the start of a lot more pain and bitterness, when the struggle over money begins. The existing scheme is fundamentally flawed and cannot be justified. Set up in August last year, the taskforce heard from mothers' and fathers' groups, and experts about the failures of the system. No-one thinks it works. The group studied the real cost of raising children and the percentage of parents' income required to meet that. It called for a tribunal to review Child Support Agency decisions. It says both parents should contribute to the cost of raising children according to their incomes and that payments should be increased when children grow up. Those of you who have teenagers will know they cost very much more than young children, and our formula reflects that. One of the big problems for those paying child support is they don't want to earn more money because it goes in payments. If the recommendations are adopted, 55% of parents will pay less child support. with 45% paying more. Fathers' groups are delighted. I'm thrilled. I think it's a big win for men and it is a new face of a scheme we're going to see. It's going to be much fairer, much fairer for all parties, including the children. But we won't know for months which of the recommendations will become policy. Because it's such a complex issue the Government's official response isn't expected until the end of the year. Until then it's refused to comment. Laurel Irving, Ten News. The retiring boss of the Commonwealth Bank is likely to get the biggest payout in Australian corporate history, his golden handshake tipped to be as much as $50 million. From bank teller to bank boss - the end of a remarkable 40-year career at the Commonwealth for David Murray. I'm glad to have achieved what I've achieved. And he should be glad - he's transformed the bank into a financial powerhouse and his own fortunes at the same time. When he retires in six months or so he'll walk away with $25 million in shares and options, and probably the same again in super. If the financial rewards that I've achieved have been achieved from people in the bank doing well and the bank doing well and the customer and the shareholders, I feel good about that. The company has performed well under his leadership so in some ways it may be justified. And there's no doubt it has performed well, increasing its value eight times since he became CEO. Shareholders have benefited too - if they'd invested $1,000 in 1991 between the share price and dividends it would be worth over $16,000 today. The unions admit the bank has boomed during Mr Murray's 13 years at the helm but they say it's come at a cost. Staff at the Commonwealth Bank will see, yet again, a significant payout to a senior executive at the bank at the same time that they know they don't have enough people in their workplace to provide services. The reality for current Commonwealth Bank staff - well, they're' dealing with a very different bank from the one David Murray started in. The chances of a teller today becoming CEO tomorrow very much harder and much more unlikely. You're much more likely to be headhunted in a global search - like new CEO Ralph Norris, who'll leave Air New Zealand at the end of the year to take up the job. This will be my third CEO role and each time I've taken up the mantle it's been somewhat daunting and with trepidation, but I'm up to it. Eddy Meyer, Ten News. When we return - the party faithful comes knocking on the PM's door, but why he didn't want to be bothered. The discussions, certainly, you outlined, were intense, I think that's right. And how an Aussie battler took on a home invader and won. He's come round, he's thumping me, he's thumping me pretty hard, the bastard. He didn't even say g'day. With three times better control This program is captioned live. Children and pensioners are among the dead in a bomb attack in Iraq. A suicide bomber detonated a device outside a bank in the northern city of Kirkuk killing 19-people. This was the scene not long after the tragedy. The bomber struck as pensioners were waiting for cheques and child street vendors were working nearby. The injury toll is more than 80 people. The PM is struggling to contain a backbench revolt over the indefinite mandatory detention of asylum seekers. Rebel MPs are now set to openly defy John Howard in the Parliament. A rare experience for the PM - heading into Parliament with a mutiny brewing among his crew, and from the PM, no obviuos display of bending. Our position has not altered. We won't be changing the fundamentals of our mandatory detention policy. Four rebel MPs had two hours of discussion with Mr Howard at the Lodge last night, but found little common ground on giving a more human face to the mandatory and indefinite detention of asylum seekers. Mr Howard says the Government is looking to be more flexible, but his message in Parliament was the same he's given voters since the Tampa toughness of 2001. We decide, Mr Speaker, we decide the nature of immigration flows to this country. The rebels, including Victorian Petro Georgiou and WA's Judy Moylan, have told Mr Howard they'll proceed with private member's bills. We seek to bring an end to putting people in detention centres for indefinite periods of time where they have not committed any crime. Behind closed doors there are understood to have been some concessions from the PM, among them allowing families - that is, fathers AND mothers - to leave detention with their children, and new time limits for dealing with refugee claims. Tonight Mr Howard only hinting at compromise, There are ways - particularly having in mind the position of children and the time, sometimes, things take - there are ways in which we could make it work better. Mr Howard hoping to reach agreement with the rebels before the bills are presented to Parliament next Monday. Greg Turnbull, Ten News. A home invader who bashed an old man with an iron bar now wishes he'd picked on someone else. The attacker got a belting when his victim turned on him. Johnny Oswin is coy about his age, admitting he's about 90, has a pacemaker, and needs a frame to walk. But that didn't stop a vicious home invader. He's come round, he's thumping me, he's thumping me pretty hard, the bastard. He didn't even say g'day. Mr Oswin fought back, literally sinking the boot in. I pulled it off with my left hand and I thumped him, I whacked him real hard. The intruder sent sprawling across the room. After I got standing, I really thumped him a couple of times and he didn't want anymore. Bleeding from the face, the stunned attacker then had the gall to complain. He came round here and said, "You bastard, you broke my teeth and you broke my nose." He was bleeding and thumped him again, I was standing up then and I was able to give him a few. I bruised my hands a bit thumping him. Mr Oswin has run a local horse riding club for 65 years. He's had a flood of calls from well-wishers. I was a bit bashed up but I finished up bashing him up so it didn't matter much. It's the second time in five years criminals have invaded his home. He's got a bit of pluck, he's stood his ground. Obviously we don't encourage people to take on people who break into their homes but you certainly have a right to defend yourself. Police suspect this was a case of mistaken identity. The intruder had ranted about an earth mover and woman who'd been buried until Mr Oswin shut him up. He hasn't come back yet. Jeremy Pudney, Ten News. When we come back - why you can now count on your tax cuts. Are they tears of joy or sorrow? Then in 'Sports Tonight' - those magnificent men in their crazy machines in Rotterdam.

This program is captioned live. We will be getting our tax cuts on time after all. The Democrats have joined the Greens and formally signalled they won't support any move to disallow the cuts in the Senate. That means Kim Beazley's stand against the cuts is doomed to fail. I never thought I'd say this but the Australian Labor Party make the Australian Greens look decisive. and economically responsible, Mr Speaker. Yes, yes they do. The decision by the minor parties means the Treasurer's cuts can go ahead as scheduled from next month. With more on finance, Tom Piotroswki's at Commsec tonight. Tom, the market now seems to be eyeing record highs set earlier in the year. It's interesting because in recent weeks from day to day we've tended to see rather unspectacular gains but they've really added up. For example, over the course of the last nine trading sessions we've only seen four down days. In that period the market has risen by the better part of 7%. So we're now only about 40 points away from the record highs that we set on 21 March of this year. And a rare opportunity today to get some sort of insight into what the Reserve bank is thinking? That's true because recently there has been a growing unease about the slowing growth rate of the Australian economy but today the Reserve Bank governor actually put that economy but today the Reserve Bank governor actually put that in a more favourable rate saying the Australian economy is now growing at a more sustainable rate. He indicated inflation rsh pressures are growing less quickly than was estimated earlier in the year which is good news for home borrowers. Heartache tonight for Nicole Kidman, the Hollywood star visibly upset over the death of a close friend. It was suppose to be her night of nights in New York but the world premier of 'Bewitched' began and ended in tears for Nicole Kidman. When news of her make-up artist's death hit the red carpet, the actress became visibly upset avoiding most interview requests leaving her publicist to fend off questions from the media throng. I'll be right back. OK. Are you alright? No. However, Nicole did regather her thoughts, long enough to talk up the new movie. I just hope it's good fun. I hope people laugh. We need some entertainment and some good laughs so I hope that's what it provides and a belief in love. But the drama far from over, Kidman then added another confrontation to a growing list of brushes with the paparazzi, exchanging words with one as she arrived. At first urging her publicist to deal with it, before going over and taking him on herself, leaving the paparazzo quite bemused. It's certainly been a less than perfect year for Nicole Kidman, beginning with a very public legal The day's sport in a moment. their crazy machines in Rotterdam. And daring men race star spearhead Matthew Richardson. Richmond considers surgery for against Queensland tomorrow night. for the Origin II rugby league clash and been passed fit Gasnier has overcome a groin strain and today was D-day. for NSW all week Mark Gasnier has been under a cloud Yes, Sandra. on the eve of Origin II. And Ryan, plenty of drama with Ryan Phelan. and then it's 'Sports Tonight' The weather's next Frank Coletta, Ten News. with a twitch of the nose. could really disappear all her problems Nicole could be forgiven for hoping After such a trying time, fawn over latest love Katie Holmes. Tom Cruise and having to watch ex-husband movie 'Eucalyptus' Then came the canning of home grown had been bugged. including claims her home battle with two Sydney photographers

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showers increasing in Perth, mostly sunny in Darwin and sunny in Alice Springs. Workers excavating have cracked open a crypt and what they found inside sent a shiver down the spine. There's s'posed to be three a possibly thunderstorm in Adelaide, for Melbourne and Hobart, a late shower frosty then sunny in Canberra, rain in Brisbane, a possible shower in Cairns, The forecasts for tomorrow - more showers on the west coast. A front heading for WA will bring for the alpine region. Some snow's on the way and South Australia. in Victoria, Tasmania is causing cold winds and showers A low in the south with rainfalls increasing. is moving north along a jet-stream, a rainband across Queensland On the synoptic chart, southern Western Australia. and low cover is crossing and low cover is crossing into Victoria, Lighter cloud is blowing across SA into New South Wales. stretching across southern Queensland a heavy cloud band The satellite's showing around the nation. by the Australian Caption Centre. Supertext Captions from the Late News team, goodnight. I'm Sandra Sully - is next. 'Sports Tonight' with Ryan Phelan for this Tuesday, June 14. And that's the latest from Ten News what's to be done with the grave. until the local council decides Work on the project has stopped in the area. of a family who owned property the crypt is the resting place Historians say we noticed some coffins. and on closer inspection That's what we thought it was "I've come across a cellar." An operator came up and said, containing three coffins. uncovered a century-old tomb under way in Adelaide A digging project down there.