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to land on the top of the world. And score one to Queensland to the State of Origin series. in a controversial start with Chris Bath. This is Seven Morning News Good morning. Accused drug smuggler Schapelle Corby before the verdict in her trial. has just one day to wait has dismissed fears The chief judge in Bali

to deliver tomorrow's judgement. he will be too ill Schapelle brought back to Australia, It is now thought attempts to have if she's found guilty, will be unsuccessful. to consider an 11th hour request Indonesia has indicated it's unlikely

from Justice Minister Chris Ellison prisoner exchange deal. to allow a one-off serve out any sentence in Australia It would have seen Corby

if she was found guilty, labelled the plan a slippery slope, but local authorities have for others seeking a similar deal worried it would open the flood gates in the future.

Gold Coast student The fate of the 27-year-old Indonesian judges. now lies in the hands of three Friday, They say they will deliver a verdict the chief judge is sick. despite concerns And with just one day to go, about Schapelle's mental health. there are growing fears she's struggling under the pressure. Her financial backer Ron Bakir says To add to her concerns, a Sydney radio journalist the 27-year-old has reportedly told by an extremist that she fears being stabbed as she heads to court. during the chaos he's praying for acquittal Corby's Indonesian Pastor says to see her free. but fears it would take a miracle is Seven News reporter Kim Skubris Joining us now from Bali chief judge's health? What's the latest on the

There have been real concerns about

the Chief Judge. He has been

suffering a high fever. I spoke to

him a moment ago as he walked

through to his office. He said "Kim

I am fine. I will be handing down

my verdict as scheduled." he had

quite a large parcel under his arm.

We desperate to ask him. Yes, it is

as unanimous decision from the

three judges. At this time it will

take about two hours and start at

2.20 your time How is she holding

up about the last-minute debate

about the prisoner exchange and

that she will be stabbed on her way

to court. Tampoe did discuss this

one-off deal with her. It really

has washed over her. She doesn't

understand the implications of it.

Her doctor who examined her

yesterday said she was in pretty

good spirits saying she is eating

well and sleeping well. She

rejected an offer to be sedated.

She said she wants to be as et

alert as possible. But then her

solicitor said she was really upset

because she wasn't groomed the way

we are used to seeing her. She is

worried for her safety and that she

may be attacked as she is

transported from the prison to the

court presifrpbgt There are several

of her supporters in Bali. How much

support does she have on the

ground? There are going to be

hundreds of people here tomorrow. A

lot of tourists just being sticky

beaks. We had tourists saying last

night that it is on hir eye

continue ri. Her father from the

Gold Coast Michael Corby is

expected to visit his daughter, he

arrived late last afternoon F her

mother and her sister are all

expected. She want toz pray and

read and contemplate these last

hours before she learns her fate. the Schapelle Corby verdict We'll bring you midday tomorrow, right here on Seven. live from the court in Bali from live from the court in Bali from

Sheikh Al Hilaly, The mufti of Australia, with hostage Douglas Wood. has offered to trade places delivered the offer The Islamic spiritual leader recorded for Arab television, via a statement Iraqi kidnappers, but he has told Mr Wood's

is still alive. they must first prove the engineer It's a radical move secure Douglas Wood's freedom. but Sheikh Al Hilaly hopes it could is offering himself as a hostage The mufti of Australia in return for the engineer's release. The sheikh says it's a sincere offer

at short notice. and he's willing to meet the captors and complex process It's a very serious for his own safety. but the mufti is not concerned for his own safety.

The sheikh says he knows the language as both a mufti and a Muslim. and it's his duty to help in a better position The mufti feels that he is probably political demands to help the captors with whatever to portray out there. or whatever they want takes place, But before a hostage swap

Mr Wood is still alive. the mufti wants proof only Mr Wood could answer A number of questions through a middle man. are being passed on the 63-year-old is still alive The sheik believes but needs urgent medical treatment. from the kidnappers There has been no word early last week. since a reported phone call has asked, and we all ask, The one thing that the mufti to support the Wood family, is for the Australian general public and Douglas' release, and pray for him. For his family, they now have another nervous wait

will make a difference. to find out if this drastic step will today reveal to Parliament The Howard Government

tough new industrial relations laws. has the details. Seven reporter Geof Parry Geof, what are the reforms, for businesses and workers? and what will they mean

The government wants to set up what

a called a fair pay committee to

set minimum wages. It is believed

it wants to weaken the role of the

industrial relations commission. It

wants to take over from the states

the area of industrial relations

but the big issue is the unfair

dismissal law it's. The government

has wanted to exempt companies of

10 or less. But the suggestion that

they are going to expand this

greatly to include companies with

100 employees or less and that is

about 90% of the business community.

The workplace relations denies

these are union busting. This is

not a package setting out to destroy

unions or anything like that. We

are trying to ensure we have the

flexibility in the system that

assure more Australians are able to

get jobs and earn higher wages.

That is what it is all about. The

Prime Minister has been briefing

his party room this morning. It has

taken quite a while and we are

expecting him in Parliament this

morning to explain those provisions

in full It was a tough day for the

government. There are calls for a

royal commission. You wonder if

debacle is too weak a word. There

was confusion about the Tran baby T

his parent rz in Christmas Island

and there were discussions about

whether he would go back and the

Prime Minister said he wouldn't and

when she found out she said se

wouldn't and there was the

confusion and the apologies that

came out and the Prime Minister

saying we have to change the

culture and the 200 cases and Mick

Parma and the discovery in July

2003 that the department new that

it illegally deported Vivian

Alvarez and did nothing about it

and told no-one about it. Quite obviously the opposition is

scathing about this. Let's listen

to Senate leader Chris Evans. I

think it is St most scandalous

thing I have heard and I think it

makes the government's defence in

their opposition to a royal

commission totally unsustain abl.

It is going to be an interesting

question time The opposition is

going to have a field day. Former AMWU state secretary Craig Johnston has walked free from Victoria's Lodden Prison.

Hundreds of unionists were outside the medium security jail. Johnston has served nine months for his role in union raids on two Melbourne businesses in 2001.

He says he raring to go in the fight against the Federal Government's proposed changes to industrial relations. He has accused the Prime Minister of trying to smash the union movement. But AMWU national secretary But AMWU national secretary Doug Cameron says Johnston is not welcome back into the movement. The defence has rested its case in Michael Jackson's trial on child molestation charges.

Seven correspondent Mike Amor has the details. Mike, no last-minute testimony from the pop star?

Good morning. That is right. The

jury never got to hear from Michael

Jackson in person. All they got to

do was see him sitting in court

quietly sometimes in his pyjamas.

They ended the case with a star

witness, Chris Tucker. He gave the

money and flew them on the private

jet. He became suspicious calling

the young accuser cunning and the

mother had mental problems. He said

he had to search the pockets of the

young accuser and his mother every

time they left the house He pulled

Michael Jackson aside and warned

about the accuser and the family.

Jackson didn't call liesa Minelli,

Stevey Wonder and no Michael

Jackson What happens now? They are

say this case could go to the jury

next Wednesday your time. There

will be a rebuttal case and then

closing arguments. After 80

prosecution witnesses and 50

defence witnesses it comes down to

who the jury receives. A teenage

cancer victim or a middle-aged pop

star who likes sleeping with young

boys. This area of California has

above average guilty verdicts

George's run away bride. You

remember that it sparked a huge

search and a nation-wide plea. She

called police claiming she was

assaulted. This was just an

old-fashioned case of cold feet.

Charges were laid against her

including making false charges

which includes a five-year term.

She may have skipped I do but her

next public statement say man not

guilty your honour. Her fiance

still wants to marry her. Next in Seven's Morning News, our business and finance report and landing on the top of the world, an aviation first. When you fly with OptusNet Broadband, the value really adds up.

Because we've got a range of plans with: Plus, when you also have your Home Phone and an eligible mobile plan with Optus, you'll receive 4 months free Broadband access every single year. And for a limited time, you'll enjoy:

It all adds up with Optus. A helicopter has landed on top of the world's highest mountain in a world first. If you're never likely to reach the peak of Mount Everest yourself, amazing pictures have been released of the flight. The chopper cruised atop the Himalayan peak before sitting on the summit for more than two minutes, long enough to set a new world record for high-altitude landings and then take-offs. The test pilot was obviously proud of his feat and was given a heroes welcome by well-wishers when he finally came back down to earth. The Salvation Army's been helping Australians in need for 125 years. This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of its national Red Shield doorknock Appeal. Major Mark Campbell joins us now. Good morning. Just how dire is the situation for Australia's needy?

The demand is upon us in an

increase over the last 12 months.

It is incredible how people keep

coming to us with certain need

it's and sometimes the need fz are

more comefpl than ever, addictions,

with the draught. Would you say

there has been an increase in

people requiring help? Yes, down

to unemployment to people with

general needs that come in that are

in poverty, school need was

children and certainly the draught

as well. That puts a lot of

pressure on us as the Salvation

Army tries to meet those needs When

you get the cash, how will you

spend the money? All the money goes

to the community services. The

money from the community goes to

fund those programs. Obviously we

have some money that comes from the

government but the shortfall of

that for the year we ask the

community to try to fund and that

is called the Red Shield appeal How

much do you want to raise?

Hopefully $6 million but certainly

by Sunday night we are trying to

aim to $6 million. Hopefully the

Australian community will support

To business and finance news now and joining us is Kylie Macdonald from ABN AMRO Morgans. Good morning, Kylie. A mix of economic data out yesterday. How's the market responded?

Yesterday's economic data didn't

seem to have much of an impact. The

market was down about 10 points.

After Lang wishing for nearly a

year activity in the construction

sector bounced. All eyes on GPP

figures The US market was down last

night due to a surgeon oil. What

effect do you expect here? The oil

price up 2.5%. Our market sia

little weaker. Woodside is up

almost 2%. Banks are staking a

breather, all down slightly.

Resources are also down. Today's

weakness not a big surprise So any

big movers The food land New

Zealand assets was very well

received. They gained a 44% access.

Woollys is strong today and. Coles

Myer down today. Woolly one of the

only positive movers. Sport is next in Seven's Morning News. The golden point win to Queensland in State of Origin 1 and Liverpool triumphs in a nail-biting finish to the Champions League final. To rugby league,

New South Wales State of Origin coach Ricky Stuart has blamed referee Paul Simpkins for last night's loss to Queensland. He says the scoreline would have been different if Simpkins had not awarded the Maroon's three of their penalties. He has also sounded off about Simpkins failure to sin-bin Queensland's Carl Webb. Both teams stood united before the war began, but it was Queensland who took control of the fight. Up 4-0, Origin debutante Ty Williams scored the opener. COMMENTATOR: COMMENTATOR: Ty Williams dives over, this may be a try. The lead-up play from Billy Slater was questionable but the video referee gave it the all clear. Carl Webb was lucky to stay on the field, but another penalty, and a Darren Lockyer field goal, made it 13-0 at the break. The match looked out of reach when Michael Crocker crossed to make it 19-0... He's over, Michael! Michael Crocker scores. ..but Luke Rooney kick-started the comeback. Here's a try, Rooney.

As the Blues scored 20 unanswered points to take an unexpected lead. Throws the ball inside. There in again, the Blues' Danny Buderus. But Johnathan Thurston tied it up with two minutes to go. There's the shot, it's come off a Blue, it's gone over. Exhausted, the gladiators trekked into extra time, but a Matt Bowen intercept sealed one of the greatest matches in Origin history. That's the end of it, That's the end of it, Bowen has his hand in the air. Matt Bowen scores! Liverpool has beaten AC Milan 3-2 after a dramatic penalty shoot-out in the final of the Champions League. The Merseysiders clawed their way back into the game from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at the end of extra time and then kicked their way to the most unexpected of victories. Liverpool was chasing its first European Champions league final victory since 1984. It started poorly as AC Milan scored in the first minute of the match. COMMENTATOR: Oh and they've scored, and it's Paolo Maldini. It got worse for Reds' fans.

Socceroo Harry Kewell re-injured his groin and limped off in the 23rd minute. Hernan Crespo then made it 2-0 in the 39th. It's 2-0. And 3-0 just before half-time as Liverpool's European dream looked dead and buried. And would you believe it, it's Crespo again. But Milan faltered after the break. Reds' captain Steven Gerrard pegged one back. And a goal from Gerrard. Before Vladimir Smicer netted from outside the 18-yard box to reduce the lead to one. It's another goal, it's Smicer. Three minutes later the Italian giants conceded a penalty and Xabi Alonso levelled the scores. Oh, and he's saved it, Dida, but it goes in again, Xabi Alonso followed it in. Extra time couldn't separate the two sides and the match went to penalties. Milan missed its first two. It could now be Liverpool. As Jerzy Dudek's final save completed a miraculous comeback. And Liverpool has won it, they're back. Outsiders all the way, they've gone all the way here.

The win triggered similar celebrations in Melbourne, while fans in Sydney took their campaign to the Channel 7 studios at Martin Place. To the French Open,

and tournament favourites Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are closer to a semifinals showdown. Both are into the third round at Roland Garros. Nadal was too good for Xavier Malisse, while Federer breezed past Spain's Nicolas Almagro in straight sets.

Women's top seeds Lindsay Davenport, Venus Williams and Belgium's Kim Clijsters also progressed to the next round. Weather's next in Seven's Morning News and love it or hate it - the ringtone that's heading for number one. Let's take a look at what the weather's doing.

A cold front approaching the south-east

is bringing showers to SA, western Victoria and Tasmania. A ridge of high pressure across the south is keeping most of the country dry. There could be some showers on the north Queensland coast. Around the capitals: It could well be the most annoying mobile phone ring ever, but it's still popular. In the UK, Crazy Frog looks likely to leap to number one on the singles charts paving the way for other ringtones to hit the Top 40.

I hate it. It is so annoying It can

be heard screaming out of

teenager's pockets out of 17

different countries but now it is

even harder to escape. It has

spawned an empire. It has been

blended with the Beverly Hills cop

theme and released as a single. It

sold 60,000 copies Monday and out

selling Cold play. But where did

the frog come from?

# Ring ding ding ding

ding...# In 1997 in rural Sweden whe

there was little else to do Daniel

imitated a sound. They said hey

record it and do something. I put

it on repeat and people laughing

and tears and everything so when it

ended up in the computer, it spread

into the Internet and everything

and there it is A few years later

somebody searching the internaet

and gave it form. Where one frog

has jumped other cartoon creatures

will follow. Expect the ring tone

to dominate the charts as well as the hand set. That's Seven's Morning News to now. We will keep you up to date throughout the day and in our bulletins at 4.30 and 6.00. I'm Chris Bath Thanks for your company. Have a great day. Captioned by Seven Network Email -