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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. consider their stand on Telstra The Nationals begins. as the debate over the share price The funeral of Joe Korp - of the 'woman-in-the-car-boot' case. the man at the centre re-enacting September 11. And controversy over a show

Ten News with Deborah Knight. Good morning. There are concerns today

as much as first thought. the sale of Telstra might not rake in Critics of the sale warn which need special attention. it's the services Telstra offers The sale of the giant telco as a potential $30 billion windfall. has always been billed But signs this morning from that price. of a Government backing away we have never had a target price. We don't have a target price, an accounting assumption. The $5.25 was merely Government won't sell at any price. Still, Senator Minchin maintains the will be sold in one hit. But it's unlikely the shares three trenches. The Government expected to offer transferred to the future fund The shares unsold could be and held there for a period the future fund and it's managers to allow at arms length it's holding over a period of time. to sell down The Opposition has attacked the move. They have corrupted the future fund. are opposed to the sale, With polls showing 70% of Australians to win over public sentiment. the Government will be hard pressed that despite the extra cash, The Farmers Federation is concerned service problems will be fixed. there are no guarantees that basic defending the package. The Communications Minister Party which backs the move. The knives are out for the National The independents furious. has hit back. And renegade Senator Barnaby Joyce or Tony Windsor want to deliver I can deliver what Bob Katter and still have the sale and that's nothing we possibly can, or we can extract the best deal put in on the table and say to get better than this." "Look, I don't think we're going But his vote still isn't certain. management committee. I will be going back to Queensland with it, we'll go forward. If they say that they're happy with it, there's no sale. If they say they're not happy the public to hit the phones. A fellow Queenslander imploring Let BJ know what you're thinking. a decision Tell him he still hasn't made and he ought to vote against it. for the accused husband A funeral service is about to begin 'woman in the boot' case. in Melbourne's so-called

last Friday night Joe Korp took his own life on the day of his wife's funeral. Reporter Cameron Baud joins us now where Maria Korp was farewelled. from the same church about today's funeral? Cameron, what can you tell us

Well, Deb, although the Korp family

have dealt extensively with the

media throughout this saga, today

they are make ago concerted effort

to keep the cameras and the media

at arm's length. So much so, the

order of service is being kept

secret and mourners will be without

an order of service pamphlet

throughout the service today.

Family members arrived and have

been in the church more than hour

prior to the service. They are

filling the front three rows of the

church. There's two framed photos

of Joe Korp on the table beside his

casket. Does the funeral today mean

the sorry saga surrounding Maria

Korp is now over? Following the

funeral service, there will be a

private cremation, as was the case

with Maria Korp last week but,

sadly for family members, this is

not the end of the matter. We still

have the formality of the murder

charges against Joe Korp to be

withdrawn and there are issues with

Maria Korp's will. A Supreme Court

judge decided today that it was

worthy that Joe Korp be cut out of

Maria Korp's will. The State

coroner will conduct investigations

Cameron. into both deaths. Thank you,

A post-mortem on a crocodile a North Queensland fisherman believed to have killed has found no human remains. dead yesterday afternoon Wildlife officers shot the reptile on Barry Jeffries. following the attack his wife at Lakefield National Park The 60-year-old was fishing with when he was dragged from his canoe. He hasn't been seen since. The post-mortem was unable to confirm was responsible for killing the man. that the 4m crocodile continue searching the area today. Police and wildlife officers will is being released A controversial telemovie the September 11 terrorist attacks. to mark the fourth anniversary of the final moments The program re-enacting on board one of the hijacked planes. 'The Flight That Fought Back'. It's titled all to the back of the plane They've moved us to blow it up. and they are threatening to tell the story of Flight 93 - It uses rarely heard voice recordings on September 11 the plane that was hijacked in Pennsylvania and crashed into a field tried to regain control. after passengers We are going to do something. We are putting a plan together. even includes tape of the hijackers. The 90 minute program We have a bomb on board, so sit. from passengers to their loved ones. And the actual final phone messages who've hijacked the plane. There are three guys on September 11. The show will air across America the fourth anniversary, As we approach a new legal battle looming. there is also in the World Trade Centre Families of those killed provide a proper burial are now demanding New York City that were lost for those whose remains dumped in a landfill. in almost 2 million tons of rubble against the defendants They bring this action a proper and dignified burial to have the remains accorded in a place of honour and respect. killed in the Twin Towers, Of the 2,749 people

only 292 whole bodies were recovered. and nobody cares. My baby is in a garbage dump an international cemetery built Their ultimate goal is to have can be finally laid to rest. where all the unidentified remains Leisa Goddard-Roles, Ten News. In the US, Israeli troops have dragged settlers from homes and synagogues screaming and sobbing evacuation as part of the controversial on the Gaza Strip. of Jewish settlements killing three Palestinians One Israeli opened fire, and sparking new threats of revenge. for the settlers of Gaza. This was the day of reckoning Their own soldiers and police streamed in to get them out, one way or the other. The settlers screamed and begged and called out to God but the police had orders not to flinch. And there was no escape, not even in the synagogue. The security forces came right in as they prayed. And the settlers were picked up and carried away, still wrapped in their prayer shawls and clutching their sacred texts.

By midday, there was rage and chaos in the largest settlement, Neve Dekalim. It looked like enemy territory. Usually it's Palestinians who burn the Israeli flag. Many went quietly but, as the day wore on, plenty went like this. (Shouts hysterically)

"Father above," he cries, "look what they are doing to us." This was a day with few limits. The settlers even revived the hated symbols of the Holocaust. As the sun went down, still some resistance but the security forces were counting their successes. Five settlements evacuated since morning. They believe all the rest can be done within days. Steve Vizard has rejected claims that he avoided paying tax for six years. His former book keeper Roy Hilliard has spoken out about his conviction for falsifying accounts, claiming it was done with the consent of his former boss. In his guise as a comedian Steve Vizard has worn many faces.

According to his former book keeper he has another. He's a white sepulchre full of dead man's bones and rottenness. Roy Hilliard, who has attempted suicide four times, received a two year suspended jail sentence for 14 charges of false accounting. Vizard accused him of stealing $3 million. But Hilliard maintains his defence used in court -

that he helped his boss set up a secret cash stash. I did not steal his money. All of the transactions that I was accused of doing were with his consent and for his benefit

and, of course, mine. Hilliard goes further, claiming Vizard avoided paying tax for six years through his charitable companies. It was our policy to minimise tax through distributions of funds' income to the Vizard Foundation.

The celebrity businessman remaining silent. REPORTER: Mr Vizard Roy Hilliard has accused you of tax avoidance. How do you respond? However, the foundation chairman, brother Andrew Vizard, issued a statement categorically denying the allegations.

Vizard's lawyers have also denied their client manipulated Hilliard or set up a secret cache. The Tax Office has refused to comment. Kellie Morgan, Ten News. Two people are dead after a motorbike hit a pedestrian and a car in Sydney's north-west. The rider hit a woman crossing a highway with her 14-year-old daughter.

The teenager survived but her 48-year-old mother died in front of her. The rider lost control of his bike after hitting the woman, crossing onto the wrong side of the road and slamming head-on into an oncoming car. The crash killed the 29-year-old motorbike rider. No-one in the car was hurt. Still to come - Qantas looks at slashing jobs. The Australian police hunting Queensland's notorious Dr Death in the United States. The British considering making the move down-under, after the Australian Government announced it was trying to recruit thousands of workers from overseas. Inspecting the troops - a Scottish penguin is promoted to Colonel in Chief of the Norwegian Army.

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This program is captioned live. Queensland police investigating the rogue surgeon dubbed Doctor Death believe he's still lying low in the US.

Two detectives have spent the last three weeks in Oregon and New York preparing a brief of evidence against Doctor Jayant Patel. They're planning to return to Brisbane on Saturday but say more work needs to be done before charges are laid. It's an indefinite thing. It's going to be a long and complex investigation. Dr Patel has been linked to the deaths of at least 13 patients at Queensland's Bundaberg Hospital. Michael Jackson is facing new sex assault allegations.

A man has come forward claiming he was abused by Jackson in a limousine 21 years ago when he was 18. But he says he only remembered the alleged attack during Jackson's recent criminal trial. The new case was in court in New Orleans today but Jackson failed to show. The judge fining him $13,000. A trial date is expected to be set early next month. One of London's suspected would-be bombers is to be extradited from Italy back to England. 27-year-old Hamdi Isaac, also known as Hussein Osman, was arrested in Rome a week after the July 21 Tube attacks. He has admitted to taking part in the strike but has insisted the action was only meant to scare, not to hurt. The attacks came exactly two weeks after suicide bombers killed more than 50 people on London's Underground and bus network.

His lawyer says he'll appeal against the extradition ruling. A big sales pitch is under way to get 20,000 overseas workers to live in Australia in Britain, everyone from hairdressers to chefs are being told

a golden future awaits them down-under. How do you fancy saying goodbye to the long haul home and hello to the open road through the outback? Giving up the delights of the English climate in favour of the sun-soaked beaches down under? Australia wants to recruit thousands of new workers but it's looking for people with the right skills.

Doctors, nurses, engineers, accountants and most of all, I think, tradespersons, a whole gamut of trades from plumbers to electricians very much in shortage in Australia. The kind of workers Australia is looking for - skilled chefs, for example - are highly prized here too. In fact, there are tens of thousands of Australians in Britain doing exactly the kind of jobs their government wants to fill back home. Back in the 1950s, the ?10 Poms, as they were known, were given a cheap passage and a job. This time, Australia is looking around the world for new workers. Louisa Bancroft is among those determined to make the move. She plans to leave her regular customers in Cheshire for a new life as a hairdresser in Perth. Basically, I've had enough of this country really - politics, money. For what we've realised we can make on the house that I own already, I can have little or no mortgage over there, better job prospects and eventually, if I do want to start a family with my husband, I feel as though it would be a better place to start a family. And it looks as though thousands more will be following her down under. Then again, plenty of Australian workers will be making the return trip. The Norwegian Army has officially welcomed a new, somewhat unusual looking officer to their top ranks. Colonel-in-Chief, Nils Olav, was in a flap about his promotion, which means he now stands at the helm of the Royal Norwegian Guard. But despite his diminutive stature the proud penguin was keeping up appearances as he inspected his very own guard of honour.

The new boss excused from wearing the official army uniform but not from his duties on the frontline.

He will have frontline fighting duties. REPORTER: So it might seem a little cruel to subject a penguin to warfare. Quite true. Nils was recruited as the Norwegian Army's mascot in 1972. Still to come - Qantas looks at slashing jobs, despite better than expected profits. And a computer bug shuts down the Holden plant in Adelaide. Also, Lleyton Hewitt's US Open build-up gains momentum.

This program is captioned live. In finance news - it's been a slow start to the day for the Australian share market. Tom Piotrowski at CommSec.

Qantas is looking at slashing jobs despite the better-than-expected profit announcement.

Earlier this morning, CEOGeoff

Dixon said Qantas is operating

strongly. Their full-year profit

result rose 18%, better than most

forecasts. Qantas is like most

Australian households in that it's

feeling the pinch from higher fuel

costs. Over the next year, fuel

costs are expected to rise 10% for

them. Under those circumstances,

it's more than likely that job

losses will be involved. Thank you, Tom. To sport, and in the AFL St Kilda coach Grant Thomas has issued a public apology over his criticism of the game's umpires. Thomas will hold a media conference later today before the Saints fly out for their Round 21 clash against Fremantle. If he had his time back this week you kind of think Grant Thomas wouldn't have thrown himself in the deep end. In my eyes, I thought it was pretty poor and unacceptable and I thought it was demeaning to umpires. In a wide-ranging attack on the men in white on Tuesday, Thomas was under fire most for this personal crack. They should look to attract the most humble and self-less individuals that cna't play AFL football that they can find.

Put their ego in a locker when they start their career and pick it up when they finish their career and if we can do that I think that the respect for umpires will dramatically increase. Late last night the St Kilda coach issued an apology saying:

The AFL's 16 coaches now unsure just what they can and can't say publicly. There's going to come a time, and I feel that time is not that far away, where the coaches will probably be childish and say "We've had enough of this post-match conference straight after a game." If you want opinions,

you're putting us up to press conferences after the game,

you're putting us up during the week, yet you don't want us to give our opinion. I mean, can it be both ways? Thomas is expected to be slapped with a fine later today. Yeah. It's probably got me up to about $15,000. LAUGHTER Tim Hodges, Ten News. In the NRL, a major setback for the Parramatta Eels losing forward Glenn Morrison with a badly broken finger, he'll miss the last three rounds. Meanwhile, some good news for Manly as they battle for a final's spot.

The club received a let off at the judiciary last night when Steve Matai was cleared of a high tackle charge on Newcastle's Craig Smith. Matai had been facing a one match ban. Lleyton Hewitt has stepped up preparations for the US Open with a second round win at the Cincinnati Masters. Hewitt started slowly against Britain's Greg Rusedski, dropping the first set in 20 minutes.

But the third seed showed he's getting back to full fitness after last week's bout of gastro, taking the match in three sets. So the signs are good 11 days out from Flushing Meadows. You've got to stand up and play the important points well and I definitely did that when I needed to out there today. Top seed Roger Federer was also pushed to three sets against German Nicolas Keifer. He's into the third round for the first time in five starts at Cincinnati. Next in Ten News weather around the nation and we'll check out the conditions on the snowfields. Plus, a sneak peak of the new 'Harry Potter' movie.

This program is captioned live. Weather around the nation:

It has been a magic week in the snowfields. Reporter Scott McKinnon joins us from Thredbo. Scott, I'm very jealous. How good has it been on the mountains? Well, Deborah, it's been an amazing week of skiing and boarding here on the mountains. It all started on Monday with around 20cm of fresh snow falling across the resorts

and from then on it's been blue skies and sunshine. The cover's in great shape as well, light and dry on a firm base,

so you just can't lose at the moment.

It looks pretty good behind you too.

And what can people heading to the snowfields expect this weekend? More of the same?

Yeah, it's going to be another fantastic weekend. I'll take you round the Australian resorts right now starting here in Thredbo,

where close to 100% of the terrain is open.

It really is time to soak up the sunshine because rain will develop tomorrow but it should turn to snow over the weekend with widespread snowfalls possible. Thank you, Scott. Ten's very lucky reporter, Scott McKinnon at Thredbo. Thank you, Deborah. 'Harry Potter' will soon be back on the big screen. This year, Hogwarts will play host to a legendary event, the Triwizard Tournament! As from this moment, the tournament has begun. In the latest installment, Harry is chosen by the Goblet of Fire to compete against wizards from other schools and his number one enemy - the Dark Lord Voldermort.

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' opens across Australia on 1 December. That is the latest from the Ten news room. Stay with us, we'll bring you updates throughout the day and the full details in Ten's news hour tonight. I'm Deborah Knight, thanks for your company. Enjoy your afternoon.

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