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How are you feeling? Channel 7 ... God bless America! Douglas Wood heading home. After seven weeks held hostage, this morning, he's coming to Melbourne for helping to save his life. to thank his family and perhaps a cold VB, The Wood family reunion, as the sun rises this Monday. here's Kochie and Mel. Now from Brekky Central

should land there shortly. Douglas Wood's plane from Dubai We're there for it. Good morning.

It's the 20th of June. for the Wood family. And a big day ahead

Certainly is and Geelong lost for

him yesterday too clam

Because he hadn't arrived just yet

He will have to stick with the VB.

But terrific news. Later this morning, at a news conference at the airport. Douglas Wood will speak Our Simon Reeve is there. Good morning, Simon. for the morning. Take us through the plan

Good morning Kochie and Mel. The

plan for this morning has been put

off a little bit because his plane

is basically 15 minutes late at

this point. It was due in at 5.30

as we went to air but the last time

we checked a few minutes before we

came in on air it was due at 5.45.

I'm not sure what happens once he

comes through but one would imagine

he is not going to have to stand in

line with his bottle of Vodka in

the line so they will ferry him

into a VIP area where there will be

a media conference we believe after

7 o'clock. There has been quite a

bit of jostling, I know Reason he

would have positioned him between

Yvonne and Douglas on the flight to

get the full story but we will hear

from Douglas Wood later in the show.

We will stay in touch with you flew

out the morning and Chris Reason

sitting on the plane ...

That is the good news for the day.

Douglas Wood home to meet his

family. Bad news of the day is the

death of Australian cricket over

the weekend, I'm wearing my black

armband and to lose to Bangladesh

and then lose to the Poms last

night, next Tim Henman will be knocking Lleyton Hewitt out of Wimbledon

Don't say it! Take that back

quickly Beretts

That would be unbearable

How would you cope with a bomb

today if if you are about to head

off to work and you are working

with a few Poms how are you going

to tackle the day

Or maybe you are married to one,

unbearable could be worse. Wouldn't that be

It is the rugby, now the cricket.

This is the hardest blow of all

because we clearly - there is no

reason for this top and Bangladesh,

you could almost write off as

something that just happened but to

lose to Bangladesh and then to

England we are on the skates

It is shattering

The death of Australian cricket

Email us, SMS. How do you cope

with a bomb in today's circumstances? A bit later in the

program we will get some counciling

from the old dart itself to get us through the day

It will be one of those mornings

because Douglas Wood's home coming

and with Simon in Melbourne is part of a very busy day in news.

of this morning's top stories. Anna Coren is here with the rest Good morning, Anna. Good morning, everyone. In other news today, is in trouble again. cricket's bad boy Shane Warne having sex with a British student. The champion spinner is accused of punishes all-rounder Andrew Symonds It comes as Cricket Australia for a drunken night out. a disgrace on and off the field. Australia's cricket team is in chaos,

watch from the sideline last night All-rounder Andrew Symonds had to with a two-match ban after being slapped for breaking team rules. and an $8,000 fine his replacement doesn't do too well. I think he'll just be hoping

The 30-year-old was punished against Bangladesh for turning up to play still showing the effects of alcohol.

landed Shane Warne in trouble, A night out has also

facing another sex scandal. An English student and begging her for sex has accused him of stripping naked before she eventually gave in. has told a British tabloid The 25-year-old The 25-year-old

to keep the April incident quiet Warne's cricket mates asked her for the sake of his marriage. Warne's management says to continually defend themselves family members refuse made by publicity seekers. against claims As for Symonds, duties against England on Thursday he is allowed to return to national first win of the one-day series. with Australia trying for its into former surgeon Dr Jayant Patel Queensland's Royal Commission will move to Bundaberg today dubbed Dr Death will give evidence. where past patients of the man is local resident Linda Parsons Among those taking the stand for a hernia she didn't have. who was operated on by Dr Patel for a hernia she didn't have.

I still need putting back together. It's been 17 months now and as a makeshift courtroom Bundaberg TAFE will be used to accommodate the hundreds of locals the three-week sitting. expected to attend a covert anti-terror operation Australia has been fighting in the Philippines for the past year.

It's the first time operated a base in another country. Australian Federal Police have The elite squad most-dangerous terrorist groups, has been hunting the region's

including Abu Sayyaf. According to News Limited newspapers, to prevent a Madrid-style bombing. the Australians' mission is last year's Manila Bay ferry fire, They've already helped confirm which killed 118, was a terrorist bombing. 23 people and injured 27 more A suicide bomber has killed at least in a Baghdad restaurant. the packed kebab shop at lunchtime The bomber walked into several police checkpoints. after passing through is just a few hundred metres The restaurant to the fortified Green Zone from one of the main public entrances police officers and security guards. and is a popular lunch spot for the US claimed to have completed The attack comes just a day after insurgent car bomb factories. a successful campaign against

Japan will make a bid from the Southern Ocean to double its annual take of whales the International Whaling Commission when meets in South Korea today.

But two endangered humpback whales on their minds didn't seem to have the threat yesterday. while splashing out in Sydney Harbour waters ahead of the whaling season. The pair are en route to warmer Australia's campaign to ban whaling, More countries have joined but supporters of commercial hunting say they almost have a majority. And is Benedict XVI about to trade in his Pope mobile? The new Pope's been blessing Italy's most illustrious car. A fleet of gleaming Ferraris drove into St Peter's Square for the weekly Sunday Angelus blessing.

And to the delight of motor enthusiasts Benedict made special mention of the 45 revving sports cars

in the Sunday prayers.

Actually only two turned up but he

turned them into 40, the type of

bloke he is. Just huge

What a company car that would be, the

the Popemobile. Checking sports new now with Mark Beretta . Berett's, you're not happy?

It is a day of national mourning,

England beating Australia in that

one-day match in Bristol, a shocker. Australia scored 252 from their 50 overs, with Michael Hussey and Michael Clarke leading the charge for the tourists. Steve Harmison destroyed the Australian batting line-up.

The lanky paceman took 5/33 and was on a hat-trick. COMMENTATOR: Oh spectacular! It's Paul Collingwood. England looked in trouble at 5/150, but were rescued by Kevin Pietersen. The South African-born 24-year-old The South African-born 24-year-old belted 91 off 65, with 8 fours and 4 sixes, to steer the home side to victory. It's Australia's fourth straight loss on tour.

South Africa's Retief Goosen has extended his lead at the US Open.

Australia's Mark hence by is two

shots back in fifth place.

The Fremantle Dockers are searching for answers this morning as their slump continues. The pain of their 22-point loss to the Kangaroos yesterday was made worse by the shoulder injury to Matthew Pavlich. Concern for Geelong as well, with Paul Chapman and Jarad Rooke injured. Mark O'Meley has thrown himself into contention

for selection in State of Origin III. The Bulldogs prop returned from injury with fire and venom in the Dogs' 28-10 win over an injury-hit Raiders side. It steps up the pressure on current Blues props Luke Bailey and Jason Ryles

to perform before next week's decider. And farcical scenes at the American Formula One Grand Prix where just six cars are competing.

The other 14 cars were forced to pull out because their Michelin tyres weren't considered safe enough to complete the race. Only Ferrari, Jordan and Minardi started the race because they use Bridgestone tyres.

That is a debacle at the US Grand

Prix t crowd is going wild, they

want their money back but more than

half the field just couldn't start

Why is that circuit different to a

normal circuit you go round when

the tyres seem to work all view it?

There is a steep part of the track

which is ripping up the tires so it

is considered unsay Ralf Schumacher

is considered unsay Ralf Schumacher

crashed there in practice they be

they looked at the whole thing,

said the tyres are not right and

militia Lyn do not have a tyre that

will handle it. So 14 cars had to

say they were not starting. A de

bark until sport at the moment, it is all happening

There is just controversy everywhere

What a morning it is. Grant's on deck early, with Monday's weather. Good morning.

Big news in Formula One. I think

the last time they had any less

than six cars was back in 1938 the

record books say. To give you an

idea they don't even make Bucatis

any more, so absolute riots in the

stands. Don't watch too much sport

at 1 in the morning but I did catch

up. I can't turn two Ferraris into

up. I can't turn two Ferraris into

40 but I can promise rain and snow.

It is a recipe that is made in

heaven so let's check in with the

latest forecast.

A cold front will cause strong winds, frequent showers and isolated storms in South Australia. Westerly winds push showers and alpine snow across Victoria and southern New South Wales and a jet-stream rainband will contract north into Queensland further moderate falls are likely.

The two-day outlook. Fine and cooler in Brisbane and Sydney. Cloudy and wet in Canberra and Hobart. Rain at times in Melbourne and Adelaide, and quite cool. Mild and sunny in Perth,

and hot in Darwin.

It looks like the alpine regions

are certainly copping the best of

the weather at the moment with good snow falls

Thank you for that Grant and thank

you for that ship yet about the

1938 Formula One Grand Prix, just

off the top of his head, he just

knew it. That is what you get from

doing the Guinness Book of Records show.

Later this morning, Douglas Wood tells us about his emotional journey home.

We can see his plane arriving now

in Melbourne Airport and you can

see it there, it is, running about

15 minute late. Simon Reeve is in

Melbourne and he will be crossing

to him very, very shortly as I'm

sure will be a very relieved Wood

family.

family.

Wondering where Monique Wright has

been? London.. Nice boots

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Douglas Wood's plane has landed in Melbourne. We have all the bases covered this morning. As you know, Simon Reeve is in Melbourne for the homecoming of Douglas Wood. We also have Seven news reporter Paul Kadak standing by

at Sydney Airport. He's waiting for the return of Sheikh al-Hilaly, the Muslim cleric who negotiated with Mr Wood's captors.

Good morning, Paul. When are you expecting him to touch down?

We are expecting Sheik Taj Din

al-Hilali about 6.30 when his

flight from the Middle East is

expect. Another man completeing an

extraordinary journey this morning

What sort of reception will he meet? Have we

meet? Have we got many people there?

There are a few supporters of

Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali who are

here. It is not clear what he will

do. He is expected to make a few

comments to the media before

departing, he will perhaps speak to

us a bit more formally later on

today. He has a number of other

priorities. We understand he needs

to see his heart specialist today - Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali travelled

to the Middle East sufrlg

to the Middle East sufrlg a serious

heart condition, something his

supporters say needs to be kept in

mind when regarding the efforts of

the sheikh over the last six weeks

or so and he is also expected to

see his first grandchild, his

daughter giving birth while he was away

Paul, the circumstances towards

Douglas Wood's rescue are still a

little sketchy with some

conflicting views, but the

conflicting views, but the sheikh

still sticks by his version of him

helping the armed forces to rescue

Douglas Wood, doesn't he?

That is correct. The sheikh says

that through his contacts with

elders, with tribal elders, he was

able to pinpoint where Douglas Wood

was being held, he was able to make

contact through them to the cap trs

and at one stage claimed that he

spoke to Douglas Wood and the phone.

spoke to Douglas Wood and the phone.

He says that Douglas Wood was in a

house that he had arranged for

Douglas Wood to be put in and he

was meant to be released to him the

night or just hours after he was

actually rescued by Iraqi forces.

He maintains that claim. Of course

as you say some of the details are

still mysterious. The Government

yesterday said that they didn't

have any specific information that

that is in fact what had

that is in fact what had happened.

The sheikh's claim that he had

arranged for Douglas Wood to be

delivered to him on the very day he

was rescued

Thank you Paul at Sydney Airport.

Keep us in touch. Let's go to

Melbourne where Simon Reeve is on

standby as we await the arrival of

Douglas Wood's plane. Has the plane

touched down yet?. Yes, Douglas

Wood's plane has touched down, we believe.

believe. I'm a little bit removed

from the action. You can probably

see more than I can there we are.

That is the Emirates flight ha come

in from Dubai and landed moments

ago. If you had been eating bread

and water for 47 days I reckon he

has given the lobster and the

smoked salmon a bit of a hammering on the flight back

Simon, you are expecting a press

conference at the airport soon

after he comes through. As you were

saying earlier we would expect him

to be shown through all the

official part of the immigration

and Customs pretty quickly

That is right Kochie, yes. The

media conference was set to happen

after 7 o'clock and we believe that

that is still case. There will be a lot of

lot of jockeying going on, a lot of

cruise here and many people keen to

hear his first words back on Australian soil

Some speck lakes on how much he

will say. Tall papers are talk pink

the fact he is looking to do media

deals, sell his story. There are

mixed messages about views in the

print. Any word from people down

there on this? Not

Not really Mel. I think rfpl easo

will be our conduit to that

information perhaps much he is very

good at get fliepbg the front row

in the rocking and the scrum so it

will be extremely interesting to

see what happens when he does get

off the plane and who he may be

will or won't talk to. But I'm sure

that there will be a media

conference that he will address

generally. Just how much of the

details of his story, especially

the details surrounding the day of

his recapture by the Iraqi and

American forces will be very interesting

We also should let people know

Simon you are referring to Chris

Reason there, Seven News reporter

and host of weekend Sunrise, he

actually caught the same plane back

to Australia as Douglas Wood,

didn't he? And also Douglas's

didn't he? And also Douglas's

American wife Yvonne is on the

plane as well

She is indeed Kochie, yes. She met

him in Dubai. She through from San

Francisco where they life in Al arc

mo inform Frankfurt then hooked up

with Douglas Wood in Dubai where he underwent I believe further medical

checks so I'm sure they have had a

wonderful reunion there and enjoyed

the flight back here to Melbourne

the flight back here to Melbourne

I bet they did. we will check in

with you shortly. Thank you for the update.

The media conference that Simon was

telling you about we will try bring

it to you about 7.40 later this morning

We have it all covered here

We certainly do. This is Sunrise on Seven.

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Let Grant uncover your party tricks with the Weather Wagon search for Australia's greatest hidden talent, coming to a town near you. Douglas Wood must have feared he's never see his brothers again. It was a terrible ordeal which lasted nearly seven weeks. Let's look back at how it all unfolded.

Please help. I don't want to die. Pleading for life, this is how the world learnt Douglas Wood was in trouble. President Bush, Prime Minister Howard, Governor, family, friends, please help take the American out of here.

Captured by insurgents six weeks ago the engineer became the first Australian hostage in Iraq. Action back home was swift. Our Government called on the United Nations to help. Then sent its own diplomatic task force to Baghdad. As our own Foreign Minister appealed directly to Arabic television... Wood is a 63-year-old engineer. ..the family, too, was desperate to help.

We firmly believe that Douglas Wood's captivity will make no difference to the policy of the Australian Government. But his captors hit back with another video of their own. It was confirmation the 63-year-old was alive, though this time he looked in worse shape,

and his life depended on a new 72-hour deadline.

Australia's Muslim community rallied. Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilaly rushed to Baghdad to negotiate We are going to Iraq to help our Australian brother. As the mufti went to work his family again blitzed Arabic media - an unprecedented television campaign they hoped would set Douglas free. (speaks Arabic)

Then the days passed and we heard nothing, until this.

Hill his is expecting to hear

something official sometime today

His words were "Look, I have seen

him eye to eye" God bless America. Less than a week later, the breakthrough everyone had prayed for. I've still got hope, I've still got faith.

I thought of both of those a lot.

The precise circumstances surrounding the rescue remain a mystery, not that it made a difference to his family. He said, "Hi, honey. When are you going to come get me?" Now she has.

It has been a long seven weeks.

Douglas Wood's plane just landed

Douglas Wood's plane just landed

about 15 minute ago at Melbourne

Airport. We have the Channel 7 helicopter there to mark the

occasion. There it is, just on

final approach from Dubai land

anything Melbourne at about 5.45

Melbourne Victorian time eastern

standard time this morning

We have Simon Reeve based at

Melbourne Airport and they are

Melbourne Airport and they are

doing a media conference shortly

after 7 o'clock once Douglas has

cleared Customs and that will be

around about the 7.40 mark. Stay

with us for all the very latest on

Douglas Wood's safe arrival. I have

a question saying what is Kochie's

armband representing?

I'm in mourning for Australian

cricket. What a disgrace over the

weekend! Done by Bangladesh. Even Beretts

Beretts didn't tip Bangladesh I was close

You were close to it because we

warned you to put the mockers on

them. And we loss to the the Poms

again last night. Lots of people

sending in SMSs and emails. Yvonne

says I'm March toyed a bomb, I hate

cricket, husband won't shut up,

someone help me. This from Andrew

in Queensland - Michael Jackson and Mick G

Mick G arc tto is innocent, Schapel

Corby is guilty, Bangladesh beats

Australia and John Howard goes soft

on refugees, now I know how

Superman felt in bizarre world

A bomb, I'm not going to gloat too much

Sure that!

Fair is fair. It does

Fair is fair. It does seem that

you Aussies are press tinge

destruction button without needing

our help. This with no name - I

think it is great that England won

because Australia are worse winners

than they are losers and think they are the bets at everything

You can't fight reality. We are

pretty good at most things so it is

just the name of the game

Just the way it turns out

Just the way it turns out

But the problem now is World Cup

rugby, done by the Poms. The Rugby

League club champion shirpbgs done

by the Poms again Cricket

Cricket ... Wimbledon is coming up.

Tim Henman will probably win Wimbledon

There is one we can rely on

It is just extraordinary. Keep

sending them in. If you are going

to work today, if

to work today, if you are married

to a bomb or going to work and

there is a bomb there, how are you

going to tackle the day?

Don't turn the computer on

basically because the emails will

be coming in. The phone calls start

for the next two hours about this

time. So give it a miss, stay in

bed!

The other thing certain is us

losing in the cricket is Tom Cruise

and Katie Holmes,

and Katie Holmes, they got engaged

on the weekend

To have of the I've yell tower

He has presented her with a ring so

it has to be legit

Some of the bookmakers in the UK

are not so sure. Apparently they

are 16 to 1 on odds that they will

not actually make to it the

al-terrible. But it is still a

publicity stunt

It is just too full on, what is

with all the kiss snipbg

with all the kiss snipbg in your face

I don't know much about

scientology but is it a proper

religion. They believe in marriage

and all that sort of stuff, going

to the altar

He has been married twice before

and he has been a sign toll gist

tall way through

You wouldn't think that he would

undermine, be so cynical as to use

a proposal for publicity, would

a proposal for publicity, would you?

I would like to believe it is real.

Let us know. He rank her dad so it

has to be right. If you're just joining us this is a special edition of Sunrise. We started a little early for the homecoming of Douglas Wood. He arrived at Melbourne Airport minutes ago.

He is safe and sound and looking

forward to meeting up with his

family

That is his plane from the Channel

Seven chopper, landed about 5.45.

In about an hour Douglas will speak

with the media and we are aiming to

bring you that at around 7.40.

Coming up the international row

over whaling rights. We will find

out whether the hunt is likely to be extended. Plus, we'll take a look at the growing popularity of blogging.

If you have one let us know why you do it? Log onto our web site, to send us an email, or SMS us. And with Aussies suffering another defeat in the cricket

Blogging is sort of an on line

diary that people write about

themselves and issues. And with Aussies suffering another defeat in the cricket we'll ask how will you cope with a Pom at work today.

You reckon you are having

You reckon you are having trouble,

imagine being Jono Coleman an

Aussie living in England. We will check in with him. Our Simon Reeve is there. Good morning Simon.

How are you going and how is

everything happening down there?

Good morning again Mel and Kochie.

Yes, Douglas Wood has landed, as

you pointed out a moment ago. We

saw the plane, there is evidence of

the plane on the ground which is a

good start.

good start. Essentially what has

happened is they are talking as of

this minute. Officials from the

department of Foreign Affairs and

trade and his younger brother

Vernon who lives in Melbourne and

his wife Andrea and his older

brother Malcolm who has come down

from Canberra and his wife Ruth so

you can imagine it is a very

emotional reunion between the

family members. They have not seen

each other for sometime and for

each other for sometime and for

Vernon and Malcolm they probably

thought in their worst hours that

they may never see their dearly

beloved brother again

A very happy family reunion going

on. Any other developments let us

know. Simon Reeve there on site at

Melbourne Airport. As we said a

press conference due at 7.40 and we take you there. Douglas Wood's homecoming is part of a very busy day in news and with Simon in Melbourne Anna Coren is here with the rest of this morning's top stories. Good morning Anna. Good morning, everyone. The Australian cricket team is attracting more scandalous headlines with Shane Warne in trouble again. A British student claims she had sex with the spinner, after a night out in London last April. The 25-year-old has told a British tabloid Warne stripped off in a friend's apartment and begged her for sex. Meantime, Andrew Symonds has received a two-match suspension

and an $8,000 fine for turning up to a game feeling the effects of alcohol. I think he'll just be hoping his replacement don't do too well. to his team-mates. Symonds has apologised to his team-mates. A report this morning

backs up long-running criticism about Government inquiries that they're a waste of time and money. The report in Fairfax newspapers claims the Federal Government

has ignored or failed to reply to 70 inquiries. The Government has said it's committed to responding to all parliamentary inquiries within three months but it hasn't replied on time to a single public inquiry out of the 62 it's ordered in the House of Representatives since December 1998. There's been no reply to almost half of the inquiries. Queensland's Dr Death royal commission will start public hearings

at the scene of his alleged crimes today. The Morris Inquiry will use the Bundaberg TAFE as a hearing room to accommodate the hundreds of locals expected to attend the three-week sitting. Dr Jayant Patel is linked to 87 deaths and faces possible charges over his conduct at Bundaberg Base Hospital. He now lives in the United States and Premier Peter Beattie concedes extradition is the only way to have the surgeon return to Australia. There has been a sign of progress on the road to a Middle East peace. The US Secretary of State has announced Jewish settler homes in the Gaza Strip will be destroyed as part of Israel's pull-out from the area. Israel and the Palestinian Authority agree that the settler homes in Gaza should be removed. Therefore, the parties will work towards a plan for destruction and clean-up. Condoleezza Rice says the agreement is an historic step to a lasting solution to the Middle East conflict. Newly engaged couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have made another very public appearance, at the London premiere of the actor's latest film War of the Worlds.

The pair thrilled the crowd as they posed and kissed for the paparazzi on the red carpet. Their whirlwind romance and 16-year age gap is making headlines worldwide. They've yet to set a wedding date. Checking the financial markets - The Asian markets were also higher.

To sports news now with Mark Beretta and Australia continues its slide. Australia has lost its fourth match in a row after going to England by three wickets. The Aussies scored 252 from their fifty overs but the tourists couldn't contain England's big-hitting enigma

Kevin Pietersen. Australia was looking to atone for Saturday's embarrassing loss to Bangladesh. COMMENTATOR: Straight into the crowd five rows back! Hayden and Gilchrist put on 57 before Steve Harmison struck. With the vice-captain in the stands, the skipper followed next ball. Got him first ball! Its fallen over. Damien Martyn survived Harmison's hat-trick ball but not the over. It is three wickets in four balls. Four overs later,

Hayden became Harmison's fourth victim. Oh spectacular! It's Paul Collingwood. Hussey and Clarke steadied the ship.

The pair put on 105 before Clarke fell for 45. Hussey top-scored for the Aussies with 84 off 83 balls

as the tourists reached a total of 252. Andrew Strauss and Marcus Trescothic started England's run chase. But McGrath ended both their innings.

Trescothick for 16 then Strauss. He has got him now. Michael Vaughan made 57 off 92,

before Hogg snared three wickets in 10 overs

to swing the match in the Aussies' favour.

He has got him! That brought Matthew Pietersen to the crease. That's gone pretty high.

The 24-year-old wasted no time in settling in. It's a monster this one. He belted 91 not out off 65 balls including eight 4s and four 6s as Australia's Ashes tour slipped further into despair.

Seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher has got his first win of the season winning a farcical US Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari team-mate Rubens Barrichello. It became a six-car race when 14 cars including championship front-runners Renault and McLaren pulled out due concerns over the safety of their Michelin tyres.

There are reports American fans are

going crazy and Grand Prix which is

trying to make up ground in the

States is going backwards so not a

great result. Bizarre, isn't it?

Douglas Wood has arrived safe and

sound on Australian soil. Here he is.

What about Bangladesh - but again

they are just one-dayers.

Great smile you've got

Thank you very much. It is good to

be able to smile.

Seeing you that day, the pictures

of the US military release were wonderful.

The Iraqis had a lot to do with it.

God bless America! Fantastic.

Which way are we going out?

Straight ahead.

Douglas Wood there on arrival at

Melbourne Airport just a few

moments ago with department of

Foreign Affairs officials and quite

rightly got his priorities right.

Comes off the plane and checking

the cricket score and he is in

shock as well. He is in mourning

too. So not a great homecoming. At

lease the Aussie cricketers could

have got a win up for Douglas Wood to get home

Geelong didn't do their thing

either

No, but he was spot-on, and he said

just the one-dayers, hasn't missed

a beat

You wouldn't have known he was

incarcerated for seven weeks. He

still has all his faculties

That is the Aussie in him. He looks

very well. The media conference

will be around 7.40 this morning.

Grant is spending the morning at

Brekky Central, good morning to you

Great news with Douglas Wood there

but also good news for Jonathon,

Bethany and Damien, not on the same

scale, but they are off to the

Nationals this weekend in Brisbane

and since I have driven from the

Guinness Book of Records studio to

our studio it is uncany that we

continue to push for human

endurance and ability with three of

our champions here. Haven't tram

leans made a quantum leap. This is

far from the accident machines that

I knew as a kid. Hand up those who

have fallen through the springs,

and pushed their tibia through

their pelvis, don't that too? This

is the spring free trampoline. We

will see them in action in half an hour. A cold front will cause strong winds, frequent showers and isolated storms in South Australia. Westerly winds push showers and alpine snow across Victoria and southern New South Wales and a jetstream rainband will contract north into Queensland with further moderate falls likely.

trampoline, tramp The two-day outlook. Fine and cooler in Brisbane and Sydney. Cloudy and wet in Canberra and Hobart. Rain at times in Melbourne and Adelaide, and quite cool. Mild and sunny in Perth, and hot in Darwin.

They have got a great bag of tricks

but we have trouble being able to

put Delta good drem out here on the

plaza but the council can cut up

the road at 6 o'clock, holy smoke! Later in the show, the international row over whaling rights. We'll find out whether the hunt is likely to be extended. And after the break, who's having a whale of a time with the footy tips?

We'll talk sport on Sunrise.

The weekend's cricket was pretty painful for Beretts. But now he has to face the footy tipping results.

Cricket was not just painful it was

agonising. Let's

Morning again. Let's check the tipping, ...

He is trying to keep a straight

face. I didn't mean to laugh

Let's check the tipping. How did you all go?

Geelong have now lost three of

their last four and Douglas Wood

coming home, the boys might have

stood up but they were overwhelmed

by Brisbane who were fantastic and

smashed Geelong. Brisbane looked

really good. This is what they

specialise in leading up to the

finals they take off. Keep and eye

on Brisbane, Mel, you may want to

tip them. That is a tip from me!

Richmond are in all sorts trouble.

Adelaide stood up. Adelaide another

team that looks like they will take

off in the second Hall of the

season. West coast, how can you not

tip them - I thought it might have

been ...

Look at that Power, four on the

trot, five on the trot that they

have won. They are starting to hit their straps

The cream is rising

What about the rugby league tips?

A few upsets

Not so bad. The girls got six and

Greg and I got 5. I went with the

eels and Greg went with the

Warriors. I went with my heart on

the Melbourne Storm thinking they

were picking up at this time of the

year and Penrith sure fixed them up

and the Roosters and Cronulla I

thought was a safe bet but the

girls proved us wrong, the Sharks

got up tomorrow roosters. That is 8

wins straight for the Dragons, so

you might want to keep that in mind Mel too

Dad was happy Dad was happy

Dad was happy about Manly

In fact that puts you another 1 up

at the end of this weekend on the

leaderboard. Let's check the

leaderboard. They are now an even

20 ahead of Beretts. And 12ai head

of Greg

It is a long season

It is!

It is a really long season

It is getting a lot shorter at this

stage. We in the middle of June

Thank you Nat. We all thought she

was at home feeding a new baby. She

is but happens to have the sports

pages beside her. Speaking of sport, we have a major announcement to make. Next week, Monique Wright will be visiting every city bidding for the 2012 Olympic Games. That's Moscow, Madrid, London, Paris and New York. Five cities in five days. And then the following week, she'll join us live from Singapore for the big IOC announcement. That's all thanks to Samsung. But to celebrate Monique's whirlwind world tour, Samsung is giving you the chance of a lifetime. Eight Australians will be invited to join the Olympic torch relay ahead of next year's Winter Olympics in Torino. You'll get to carry the flame during the final leg through Italy.

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Even seeing the Olympic Torch

relay gives you goose bumps. On the way,

the under-16s heading off to work. Douglas Wood speaks out about his homecoming.

Our crews are at Melbourne Airport. This is Sunrise, on the Seven Network.

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There was a lot of sport around on

the weekend. The disastrous results

in the cricket, the fantastic

results in the footy tipping and a

great weekend for netball. An email

from Kylie O'Brien who watched them

on Saturday night and this was a

celebrity game on Friday night with

one David Koch dress in a Lycra

body suit.

How did that skirt get lifted?

Kylie reckoned you were mobbed for autographs

That is the former Socceroos captain

My dress has gone up a bit there -

a bit Brazilian

She says although your netball was

lacking and the two pies you bought

you are a fantastic ambassador and

someone we can all learn from

When you look at those photos you

can't see where the two pies went

at all! I don't think there were

any pies left for anyone? The

scrunchies give you a bit of a wedge they?

She says apart from the fact he has

no idea how to play net all ball

the extraction of the wedgey was

world classt

It was Bud Carroll, Robbie Slater,

former Socceroo captain Russell

Crowe's bodyguard. I said to Spud

Carroll are you up for it and he

said he was game. So Robbie Slater

was out voted

We should give you credit, you did

score the first point of the game.

You were a good goal attack

And congratulations to the Swiss

who just smashed the Melbourne

Phoenix. A great night. I love the

netball. Great to see the thousands

of little girls there because at

sporting event you see little boys

with their sporting heroes and it

is great to see thousands of little

girls with their sporting heroes as

well

A goodnight out the netball

The netballers, both side, the fee

nick and the Swiss spent so much

time signing autographs and talking to kids fantastic. On the way, the latest showbiz news. Nelson Aspen will join us from Hollywood. But next, Monday's news and sport and Grant is just jumping to do the weather. You're watching Sunrise, across Australia. Attention, factory lovers.

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A jubilant Douglas Wood after

touching down at Melbourne Airport,

very happy, he will be giving a media conference shortly and we

will be bringing it all to you here

on Sunrise full coverage this

morning, the safe arrival of

Douglas Wood after seven weeks held

has Taj in Iraq

Great to see him back

I bet he is so happy to see his family. Later in the show, which countries are likely to be moaning over today's whaling decision? We'll seek some insight from Dr Keith Suter. But now let's check the latest news. It's over to Anna Coren. Good morning, everyone. Former hostage Douglas Wood has arrived to the safety of his land downunder. The Aussie engineer and his wife Yvonne Given flew in to Melbourne Airport at 5.45am. Thank you very much. It's good to be able to smile. He is being greeted by his two brothers and a media scrum

waiting to hear more on his 47-day ordeal.

The 63-year-old engineer will soon hold a press conference to share snippets with the public and thank those involved in his rescue. Wood was freed from his Iraqi captors on Wednesday.

In Iraq, US troops have launched a major assault along the Syrian border against local and foreign insurgents. But in Baghdad, a suicide bomber has defied the security crackdown, killing at least 23 at a restaurant near the Green Zone.

If bomber unleashed his lethal pay

load at lunchtime in a packed key

back restaurant just outside the heavily fortified Green Zone?

Baghdad T attack came just a day

after US and Iraqi forces declared

success in a month-long campaign

known as Operation Lightning

against insurgents car bomb

factories and other Suni rebel

activities in the capital. New andy

insurgents operations seem to come

every week now in Iraq. The focus

of late has been on in filtrations

through the western border with

Syria, operation spear and damage

ah piting 2000 troops in all

against rebel and foreign fighter

strongholds in the area. In

addition to finding weapons stores

and missiles there was this - what

appeared to be a tore mucher house

discovered in the western town of Karibilla

Marines found four hostages that

had been tortured already

So far US military sources came 50 fighters have been killed a

response they say to a week of

rebel attacks which have left at

least 11 American soldiers dead. Cricket's bad boy Shane Warne is in trouble again, caught up in another sex scandal. He's accused of having sex with a British student after a night out in London. The 25-year-old told a British tabloid she went public because Warne bragged to his mates. Meantime, Cricket Australia has suspended Andrew Symonds for two matches

and fined him $8,000. The 30-year-old turned up for Australia's one-day international against Bangladesh still feeling the effects of alcohol. Japan will make a bid to double its annual take of whales from the Southern Ocean when the International Whaling Commission meets in South Korea today. But two endangered humpback whales didn't seem to have the threat on their minds

while splashing out in Sydney Harbour yesterday. The pair are en route to warmer waters ahead of the whaling season. More countries have joined More countries have joined Australia's campaign to ban whaling, but supporters of commercial hunting say they almost have a majority. Fresh from her emotional farewell from Home And Away Bec Cartwright is supporting her fiance ahead of the opening day of Wimbledon. The pregnant actress was by Lleyton Hewitt's side as he practiced yesterday. She quit her role as Hayley in Home and Away to spend more time with the tennis star before they get married next month.

To sports news now with Mark Beretta and it's a tough day to be Australian. It's a national day of mourning today after England beat Australia in their one-day match in Bristol. Australia scored 252 from their 50 overs

with Michael Hussey and Michael Clarke leading the charge for the tourists. Steve Harmison destroyed the Australian batting line up. The lanky paceman took 5/33 and was on a hat-trick. COMMENTATOR: Oh, spectacular, it's Paul Collingwood.

England looked in trouble at 5/150 but were rescued by Kevin Pietersen. The South African-born 24-year-old belted 91 off 65 with 8 fours and 4 sixes to steer the home side to victory.

It's Australia's fourth straight loss on tour. New Zealand's Michael Campbell holds a one-shot lead

over South Africa's Retief Goosen during the final round of the US Open at Pinehurst No.2.

Australia's Mark Hensby is two shots further back in third place. And farcical scenes at the United States Formula One Grand Prix but he only had to beat five other cars. It became a six-car race after 14 competitors pulled out because their Michelin tyres weren't considered safe enough to complete the race.

We apologise for the temporary loss of captions. Our weather guy Grant is bouncing his way through Monday morning. Hello again.

We apologise for the temporary loss of captions.

The trampolines are a bit different

but the idea is still the same, you

jump up in jump up in

jump up in the air and do a trick

You have to cram 10 tricks into a

20-second time slot?

Yeah, you have enough time to get

10 skills, so 10 skills in each

retune, the top 8 go through to a final round

It could be very punishing to fly

across the world and perform for 40 seconds

Yes, if you don't make it through

the routine that is the end.

What are Australians like at tramp

line on a world scale?

We will be heading over to the

Netherlands. We will Jai Wallace in

the Olympic Games, he is back after

a break and the rest of the team

has gone well too so we are on the

up and up

What do you like to do?

Bounce around, I do hard skills,

double someer saulgts but I

normally muck around and have fun with them

How are you hoping to go this

weekend in Brisbane? Are you focused?

Yes, hoping to do well, get my

title back and also some Chinese

are comeing to the Nationals which

will be some good competition

When you jump for a long time in a

row, particularly with the

ice-cream head age what happens?

I get a bit dizzy

Let's see how we can push the

limit of these trampolines. It is

not what I remember. 17000 children

get admitted to emergency

departmentments each year through

accidents on trampolines. But this

is the new type. Can't fall between

the springs

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Anything you would like knee do?

A back somersault

Get raerblgs I will drive my knees

through my eye or something. It is

great with a radio pack on your

back, that is for sure

Back to back, good one.

And to finish me off, I have no

idea - I can't do anything else.

What else do you do?

Do a flip

A bit of air guitar - I think I

will leave it there in case I can't

race any more.

We will leave you there.

17,000 kids a year

With the springs - there was a very

nasty accident, if you came off the

map and went between the springs

and the frame, the springs

contracted and grabbed you on the

top of the thighs, very nasty

Could be worse

Really happened to you and it has

stayed with you. You should try on

the safety ones. Next hour Douglas Wood tells of his relief at returning home. But after the break Nelson Aspen has the Hollywood goss. Across Australia you're watching Sunrise.

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Sunrise is powered by Dell Computers. Buy online and receive an additional $100 off selected Dell desktops and notebooks. Welcome back to Sunrise. Let's check the newspapers from around the country. The West Australian is covering

today's meeting of the International Whaling Commission. Japan is likely to receive support from a cluster of small West African nations, when it pushed for commercial whaling. And the paper also headlines Triple Trouble - So Who's In The Most Strife? The story is about problems for the Dockers, Shane Warne and Andrew Symonds. The Sydney Morning Herald has the cricket woes as well.

The paper says we've been caught with our pants down with disgraceful performances on and off the field. And that was written before we lost to England. And the Adelaide Advertiser has an exclusive report on teacher training. It says almost 40% of new high school students are giving maths, science and English lessons,

without the appropriate qualifications. Now to the weekend news from Hollywood with Nelson Aspen. And Leonardo DiCaprio has injured himself in a bar brawl. Nelson, what's happened?

Sort of kind of, he didn't injury

himself but he has allegedly

received some injuries. The only

scary news was scary news was not just Tom

Cruise's engagement to Katie Holmes,

this is a very scary story actually.

The LA Police Departmentment is not

saying anything so maybe no charges

have been filed but apparently he

was leaving a party early in the

morning, 4 on in the morning, hosed

by Rick Salmon who used to date

Paris Hilton and as he was leaving a female

a female trespasser attacked him

with a glass object believed to be

a beer bottle and they restrained

the girl. No ambulance was called

but Leo was apparently taken to the

hospital and received 12 stitch

toes his ear so very scary business.

He probably shouldn't stay out so

late when he is working on a Monday

of movie

Batman Begins star Christian Bale

has been banned from driving his

own own Batmobile

No, but it is not his fault. They

are protecting their assets which

is not a bad idea. While he was in

Toronto for the Canadian premier of

Batman Begins he was to arrive in

the famous new version of the

Batmobile. Unfortunately a driver

alleged to be under the influence

of alcohol was so stunned by sight

of the Batmobile coming down the

street that he ran right into

street that he ran right into it.

Nobody was injured but I'm sure -

that is a $1 million car so I'm

sure it sustained a bit of damage

and producers feel it is best

Christian doesn't get behind the

wheel soon. He was hoping he could

purchase the car, 5.7 litre engine,

44-inch wheels and a 44-inch wheels and a rear-mounted

engine so no more driving the Batmobile

A pretty cool looking vehicle

Good movie too, not bad at all

That was good, hi to miss it last

week

It was better than I thought

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This is Sunrise on the Seven Network.

Their police car slammed

It'll make it

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Congratulations to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

They look very happy

Think do kiss a lot though, Think do kiss a lot though, don't they?

Too much - kissing in public, I'm

not a big kisser in public, are you?

No - I hold hands though. Do you

hold hands with Lib? Yeah, sometimes.

What about the age gap? There is 16

years between them and I'm agreeing

with Rebecca, can't see the big

deal. She and her husband are 12

deal. She and her husband are 12

years apart, I'm 24, she is 36. Aren't cat

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael

Douglas 20-odd years apart and Katharine Hepburn ...

You find a lot of older blokes go

for a second model and there is

usually a big gap. I

usually a big gap. I reckon it is

amazing when there is an old bloke

with a really young kid. That seems peculiar

As opposeed to a girlfriend?

I wouldn't want to know why you

would want to go through that again,

the early morning waking when you

have done it a few times

Do you think it is an acceptable

age gap? The Japanese are trying to Kilmore whales today and

Kilmore whales today and bribeing a

lot of West African countries for

their vote

I have an email about whaling.

Kevin is 17, it is obvious it is

wrong, slaughtering endangered

whales is wrong, it makes me sick

and I urge Aussies to voice their

opinion and objection

It brings it home when you see the

humpbackness the harbour around

Sydney over the weekend, you would hate to hate to lose that

The cricket is set tinge soapbox

off, no surprise there. From

Carroll says I'm a Pommie married

to an Aussie, not much being said

in this household, go the Pommies

Similar to yours?

Very similar. Bill says is it

possible for Australians to

congratulate another team when they

beat you?

No, not really - any other team

except the English. I think

congratulations to them I know. We I know. We jokeing

No, we are not. It is two ways,

they give us back exactly what we

give them. It is a two-way street

Shane Warne, is this true? That he

has been bussed again

It is front-page news in the daily

mirror in London. Simone is over

there at the moment she went over

there for the end of the county season

There is one Aussie scoring, but There is one Aussie scoring, but

anyhow - not at cricket!

Time for thought of the day. TIme now for the Thought of the Day. It was emailed in by Rhiannon. "Some day my ship will come in "but with my luck I'll be at the airport."

That is a beaut any. That is a good

thought of the day. I like that

Joke comes from David from New

South Wales. A priest is stranded

on the top of a roof during a flood

when a man in a boat comes along

and says get in. And the priest and says get in. And the priest

says no God will save me. A little

lairt another b orbg at comes by

and the man says get in, the priest

says no God will save me. It goes

again - water starts to get high, a

helicopter comes, the chopper pilot

says get in and the priest says, no,

God will save me. Of course the

priest droupbs so he gets to the

pearly gates dripping wet and says to Saint Peter

to Saint Peter "Why didn't you safe

me?" and God said "I sent two boats

and a helicopter, what more do you

want?" sp

That's good, I like that. There is

a place on the Internet where you

can tell your own jokes. It's called a web log and it's catching on at a phenomenal rate. Find out more later in the show. But straight ahead news, sport and weather.

You're waking up with Sunrise.

Coming up, more from Melbourne Airport we'll heave from Douglas Wood shortly. And then the countries making waves over whaling. But now let's get the latest news. Here's Anna Coren. Good morning, everyone. First to Douglas Wood.

The former hostage is holding a news conference after returning to Australia. The Aussie engineer and his wife Yvonne Given flew in to Melbourne Airport at 5.45am. Thank you very much. It's good to be able to smile. He is being greeted by his two brothers and a media scrum waiting to hear more on his 47-day ordeal.

He was freed from his Iraqi captors on Wednesday. The game's bad boy Shane Warne is in trouble again. The champion spinner is accused of having sex with a British student. It comes as Cricket Australia punishes all-rounder Andrew Symonds for a drunken night out. Australia's cricket team is in chaos, a disgrace on and off the field. All-rounder Andrew Symonds had to watch from the sideline last night after being slapped with a two-match ban and an $8,000 fine for breaking team rules. I think he'll just be hoping his replacement don't do too well. The 30-year-old was punished for turning up to play against Bangladesh still showing the effects of alcohol. A night out has also landed Shane Warne in trouble, facing another sex scandal.

An English student has accused him of stripping naked and begging her for sex before she eventually gave in. The 25-year-old has told a British tabloid Warne's cricket mates asked her to keep quiet

for the sake of his marriage. Warne's management says family members refuse to continually defend themselves against claims made by publicity seekers. As for Sym