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(generated from captions) my condolences to the Hookes family, but I'd like to express Yesterday, London and Madrid. and Melbourne, Allah willing. Tomorrow, Los Angeles And this time,

restraint or compassion. don't count on us demonstrating security in Australia A reassurance that threat being played out. will prevent

defends his industry And a fuel boss over the price per litre lunacy There's nothing to apologise for. the way the market works. The market is working a claim companies are profiteering? but what credibility is there to and welcome to Ten's Late News. Hello, I'm Charmaine Dragun into making Australia a better place Also Tonight, a parliamentary report on gas-guzzling 4-wheel drives recommends a price premium and more public transport. look, this is our responsibility, We've got to grow up and say, of creating healthy societies. this is a means First, a non guilty verdict accused of killing David Hookes. for the bouncer from court tonight When the man walked free to pass on a message he was able for the first time to the former-cricketer's family. and death threats After 18 months of legal battles Zdravko Micevic could finally speak. this before, I've never had the chance to say condolences to the Hookes family, but I'd like to express my

I'm sorry this ever had to happen. It's just unfortunate. in the future I wish them all the best it's all over, mate. and yeah, I'm just glad former international cricketer David Hookes - broadcaster, and Victorian cricket team coach - when he hit the ground received fatal brain injuries outside a Melbourne hotel. after being punched by Mr Micevic While the prosecution claimed inside the hotel, it was payback after an incident he'd punched Hookes in self-defence Mr Micevic successfully argued after the cricketer struck him twice. and Mick Lewis were with Hookes Cricketers Darren Lehmann during the aggressive confrontation, on emergency calls neighbours made. so loud it could be heard their verdict for five days, Today, after considering not guilty of manslaughter. a jury found Mr Micevic Impassive throughout the trial, by the verdict. Mr Micevic was visibly relieved looking on stony faced. Hookes' widow and children by the verdict, His son obviously upset and witnesses in a statement. his widow Robyn thanked police

and Mr Micevic briefly embraced Surprisingly, Hookes' half-brother after the decision. through this process, only losers. There have been no winners immeasurably. Families have suffered at the verdict, obviously. We are bitterly disappointed Relieved, Mr Micevic's parents left in the fatal confrontation flanked by a bouncer involved and another witness. questions so you might as well go. We're not going to answer any Over the last 1.5 years by vigilantes their home has been torched and their family threatened. now looking to the future. Hookes' loved ones most of our lives without David. We must now move on and make the Christopher Still, Ten News. tonight First, opinions remain divided in an al-Qa'ida video over the credibility of a threat that targets Melbourne. tape that was first broadcast Authorities here are now checking the in the United States. of the September 11 attacks, Televised on the fourth anniversary and uncompromising. the message is pointed Yesterday, London and Madrid. and Melbourne, Allah willing. Tomorrow, Los Angeles And this time, restraint or compassion. don't count on us demonstrating The masked man, al-Qa'ida operative Adam Gadahn, believed to be Californian-born threats in the 11-minute tape. makes several chilling and violent than the heat of battle, We love nothing better the echo of explosions of the infidels. and slitting the throats the video is authentic, Authorities believe Special Incident Task Force but Australia's be placed on high terror alert. has resisted recommending the nation

to things like this The best response efforts, which we are doing, is to redouble our protective but also to get on with life. Melbourne Cup and Commonwealth Games With the AFL Grand Final, on the horizon, today moved swiftly Victorian Premier Steve Bracks to reassure would-be visitors. and secure security arrangements The reality is we have very sound in place. Reassurance also from terror experts doesn't mean imminent attack. who insist mere mention the capability I don't think they have on the ground in Australia

it's more propaganda in this case so that's why I'd say an attack. than actually foreshadowing even tougher counter-terrorism laws, But the Opposition is pushing for leaves Australia vulnerable. saying the current climate The terrorists are lawless. Good laws are necessary, are what is required. but practical measures We are Muslims. but peace on our terms. We love peace, Luke Waters, Ten News. anniversary of September 11, A sombre crowd has marked the fourth a moving ceremony relatives of the victims attending at the World Trade Centre site. BELL TOLLS or partners of the victims. In past years it's been parents of brothers and sisters This year, a wrenching display with broken hearts. Christopher E. Allingham we love you. and our brother Salvatore F. Pepe, the attacks occurred four years ago, At Ground Zero, where the worst of this was no natural disaster. it hurt to think on innocent victims, A calculated attack they never knew. hated targets of people Michael Angelo Trinidad. And to our beloved brother We love you. her Australian husband, Stephen, Dorry Tompsett lost in the north tower who was attending a conference of the World Trade Center. We didn't recover anything.

but there's no headstone I have a grave, because there was nothing to bury.

when her father died. Daughter Emily was 10 I just remember my dad he was. and remember what a good person The terrorist act brought down the twin towers in about 1.5 hours. It took more than four hours to read the names of the dead. WOMAN: Donald, there's not a day that goes by that we don't think about you. We love you and miss you and we will never ever forget you. It's a day that also has extra significance for PM John Howard, who was in America on 9/11. He's back here today for meetings this week at the UN, arriving in time to take to the roof of the Empire State Building and witness the World Trade Center memorial light beams shooting towards heaven. In New York City, Greg Turnbull, Ten News. A big oil is standing firm over the soaring price of petrol. Caltex says the cost crisis is simply the market at work. Braving the media, fuel boss Dave Reeve had a simple message - it's not his fault. There's nothing to apologise for. The market is working the way the market works. The Caltex chief says we're at the mercy of short supply and the refinery price set in Singapore, but still it could be worse. Our prices are significantly cheaper than the predominant developed countries. Should we be happy about that?

I don't think anybody's happy with the prices that we've got today, no. The NRMA so unhappy, it's calling for a summit to uncover any profiteering.

We get them all in one room, under the glare of the nation's media, let each of those parties justify their position, and what they contribute to the cost structure that goes to people's price at the bowser. Caltex says it won't attend. But critics argue the oil companies have a lot to answer for, and accuse them of profiting by up to 9 cents a litre. Their costs have gone down, actually. The cost of crude oil has gone down, and yet they have significantly increased their profits at the expense of the Australian motorist. The Prime Minister isn't convinced about a summit. If it is just a talkfest - and I fear that such a gathering would be precisely that, with no practical outcome - then there is no point in having it. Given the level of motorists' anger and frustration, it's little wonder that much is being made of an email doing the rounds, calling for a boycott on buying petrol later this month. The trouble is the experts say this will have little, if any, impact on the oil companies,

and will only harm those who can least afford it. And there may be more to be angry about - with petrol tipped to hit $1.45 a litre this week. Eddy Meyer, Ten News. And, as the price of petrol soars, a committee of Federal MPs says

we shouldn't rely so much on cars anyway.

It wants 4-wheel drives made more expensive and much more spent on public transport to make our cities sustainable. The freeways of our cities become clogged almost as soon as they're built. Now, a committee of MPs from both sides of Parliament says the problem is we're focused too much on roads and not buses and trains. We certainly shouldn't be encouraging car use over public transport. It's part of the Sustainable Cities report aimed at finding ways to make urban areas more liveable, with less pollution and healthier citizens. We've got to grow up and say, look, this is our responsibility, this is a means of creating healthy societies. And a big part of that is letting go of our national obsession with the car. The committee says cars are three times more expensive per kilometre than taking the train or the bus, take up more room, and create more pollution. It wants the Federal Government's Roads to Recovery program expanded to pay for public transport infrastructure and options like bike paths. As well, it wants an increase of tariffs on fuel -guzzling 4-wheel drives to discourage buyers. It also says the exemptions for Fringe Benefits Tax should apply not only to cars but public transport passes. The committee says Australia is lagging behind many other developed countries on the environment. It wants the Federal Government to establish a National Sustainability Commission, which would pay State Governments big bonuses for good initiatives. That includes a public campaign on the benefits of reusing our most precious resource - water. By comparison to overseas countries, we recycle a very low percentage of water. The committee also says the first home owners grant could be boosted from $7,000 to $10,000 for efficient housing. Laurel Irving, Ten News. After the break, why rebel senator Barnaby Joyce has changed his stand on the Telstra sale. And survivors of the Sea King tragedy tell of the terrifying moment their helicopter went into a nose dive. It looks like Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce has been forced back into line over the sale of Telstra. After a weekend of tough talk the Queenslander was strangely silent when asked to help delay the sale in parliament. Squeezed from all sides. Barnaby Joyce hears his own arguments for a longer inquiry thrown back at him in the Senate. This isn't good enough.

The people of Australia deserve better. You think about people buying a house. They spend more time than we are in this Senate who are considering in looking at Telstra. Labor tried to give the Senate inquiry another month to look at the five sale bills. Early morning, Senator Joyce was saying one day was too short. I think it's a little bit quick. Not only do I think that, but I have to be honest, that's what most of my constituents think. When the time came to be counted, Senator Joyce stuck with the Government.

His vote, the decider in blocking any further sale inquiry. 35 ayes and 36 nos - the matter is resolved in the negative. He was certainly leant on. His State party president giving him no room to move. He has an obligation to support the Queensland National Party Resolution.

The PM apologetic for the rush. It's been reported into, it's been trawled over and analysed now for what, 9 or 10 years. The Opposition also targeted the multimillion-dollar pay packages for Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo and his amigos, asking if the Government would vote them down at next month's annual general meeting. Mr Howard may have called the executives behaviour disgraceful, but... The matter for remuneration is clearly a matter for the board. Paul Bongiorno, Ten News. And the Nationals had a meeting tonight with Senator Barnaby Joyce to convince him to back the Telstra sale but the word is he remains undecided

about how he will use his crucial vote. And if he doesn't come to the party the Government is stuck for a back-up option. Family First Senator Steve Fielding saying he won't be voting with the Government. Survivors of the navy Sea King tragedy have recounted the final moments of their doomed flight. One of the servicemen has told an inquiry he watched the helicopter explode as villagers on the island of Nias carried him to safety. Air force medic Scott Nichols smashed his leg in the crash and has had months of surgery. Today he recounted 'Shark 02's final moments as the helicopter came in to land. He saw crewman Scott Bennett, who lost his life in the crash, spearing through the cabin towards the cockpit. Nichols was thrown out of a cargo door when the chopper flipped onto its roof. Dragged to safety by villagers, his greatest relief was hearing the Australian accent of another helicopter crew who rescued him. Corporal Nichols complained back in Australia his girlfriend was kept away from his hospital bedside for two weeks by Defence Department bungling. The other survivor, Leading Seaman Shane Warburton, doesn't know how he got out of the burning helicopter, but does remember the crash. Safety procedures in the lead-up to the crash are now coming under the spotlight. The inquiry has already been told of claims there weren't enough helmets for everyone on board the doomed helicopter.

Nurse Sergeant Wendy Jones, who was killed in the crash, was allowed to fly without a helmet.

Shane Warburton said he had never been in a Sea King before

and climbed aboard without being given a helmet or a safety briefing. John Hill, Ten News.

Australia's biggest media lawsuit is under way in Sydney. Channel Seven is suing all of its television competitors, claiming rivals ganged up to drive its pay-TV operation out of business. Day one of the TV industry's billion-dollar court case and not an executive in sight. In their place, two dozen barristers and 50 solicitors preparing to battle it out over pay-TV and whether Seven's failed venture was orchestrated by its rivals. The massive case involves 22 defendants, all vigorously disputing the accusation of collusion. Seven launched the action three years ago after losing bids to broadcast AFL and rugby league on its C7 channel. Without a lucrative sporting deal to attract viewers, the pay-TV arm quickly folded. Seven's lawyers telling the packed court its rivals were to blame, particularly News Limited, which seized on an opportunity to make Foxtel a pay-TV sport monopoly. Its motivation - a 50% stake in Fox Sports and a 25% stake in Foxtel. News Limited was described in court as a predator that sought to kill off the only rival to its pay-TV interest. It's claimed it tried do this

by making a bid to broadcast the rugby league so huge it could only afford it if it meant putting C7 out of business for good. The case is a huge gamble for Seven. The imported lead counsel alone earning a reported $20,000 a day. A loss could cost the company up to $1 billion. Foxtel claims Seven is simply trying to make others pay for its own bad business decisions. Amber Muir, Ten News. After the break, an old TV series re-born as a feature length film gets off to a flying start. We'll tell you when it'll be in Australian cinemas. And in 'Sports Tonight' we meet the hero behind the sport murderball. This program is captioned live. To finance news now, and Julia Lee at Commsec. And we've been buying more gold Julia?

Gold has had a huge day today. Spot

gold has traded at its highest

price for 2005. Supporting gold is

the uncertainty in the US as well

as strong demand from the gold

jewellery market. So could it be

we've been buying more gold

jewellery? Perhaps. And oil

continues its slide down. Oil has

fallen four out of the last five

day and with the US set to open

soon, it looks like oil is going to

continue its fall. Oil is off $7

from its record high last month so

hopefully there's some relief on

the horizon for motorists. Having a

look at the numbers on our local market today. The local bourse failed to follow the strong overseas leads, with little local news to inspire investors. Telstra's woes continue with its shares sliding another five cents today. Rio Tinto led the major miners despite weaker commodity prices,

while energy stocks continued their strong performance, although oil Thanks Julia. Julia Lee at CommSec. It's the latest TV series to be made into a movie and it's already topped the US box office. Now Dukes of Hazzard star Johnny Knoxville is in Australia for its premiere here. He's made his name doing some pretty stupid things, so when 'Jackass' star Johnny Knoxville took on the role of Luke Duke in 'The Dukes of Hazzard'

he saw no reason not to give it his all. Fight scenes, being dragged down the road lying across a safe - he was an insurance company's worst nightmare. The one thing he didn't do was drive the famous 'General Lee'. If you're driving all movie, you can't drink and I didn't want that part. No? Nah. Never take a job you can't drink on, kids. Nice advice from the 32-year-old actor, whose real name is Philip Clapp. Knoxville, in Tennessee, is where he was born. He joined a bunch of Southerners on the 'Dukes' set, including Jessica Simpson in the famous Daisy Duke short shorts, Burt Reynolds as Boss Hogg and Willie Nelson as Uncle Jessie. He tells the worst jokes you've ever heard. In the movie when we're throwing the Molotov cocktails at the cop cars, he's telling all these jokes, that's what he does constantly. You know why divorces are so expensive? No. Because they're worth it! Although set in Georgia, the movie was shot in New Orleans and Baton Rouge and the cast feel very close to the people now suffering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. It broke America's heart. But everyone's dealing with it and everyone's pitching in like never before. Across America and across the world, everyone's lending a hand. We're going to build her back up again. 'The Dukes of Hazzard' opens this Thursday. Angela Bishop, Ten News.

The weather's next and then it's 'Sports Tonight' with Ryan Phelan. And Ryan, injury concerns ahead of this weekends AFL finals Yes Charmaine, Sydney's Paul Williams and West Coast's Phil Matera are both in doubt. But St Kilda are the worst affected. Aaron Hamill and Justin Koschitzke have both been ruled out. Up to a dozen players under injury clouds. The Dragons NRL finals surge is upset by another off-field misdemeanor. Why is the club apologising this time? And Aussie Ryan Briscoe survives a horror smash in the US. The day's sport is next. You could reel in a whopper with Lotto's massive

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SONG: # ..dreams come true. # I think every girl has her one little weakness. And I like shoes. (Giggles) As a small-business owner, you're trying to reduce costs all the time. I can physically show that I've saved money and as a result then reward myself for it. I get $1,200 worth of services a month on a $149 Mega Cap. I should have moved sooner. Yeah, I'm angry at myself for all the money I wasted. I could have been buying shoes. Now to what the weather is doing around the nation. The satellite's showing cloud over Tasmania and eastern Victoria, with a wide band stretching across Western Australia into South Australia. On the synoptic chart, a weak trough is moving across South Australia as a cold front nears the south-west, and a weak ridge of high pressure brings a mostly sunny day to the east after early showers for Victoria and Tasmania. So tomorrow looks like bringing mostly clear skies to Cairns, sunshine for Brisbane and Sydney, possible showers in Canberra, showers easing from Hobart and Melbourne, evening showers for Adelaide, showers increasing in Perth, cloud building around the Centre, and possible showers for Darwin. And that's the latest from Ten News. 'Sports Tonight' with Ryan Phelan is next.

I'm Charmaine Dragun. From the Late News team, goodnight. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre.