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Parliament on notice

on stem cell research. for a conscience vote

NRL judiciary with a two-week ban. And Andrew Johns escaped the

Morning News with Ann Sanders. VOICE-OVER: This is Seven Welcome to Seven News. Good morning. this morning There's been a breakthrough most baffling murders. in one of America's

10 years ago JonBenet Ramsey six-year-old beauty pageant queen

was beaten and strangled of her family's Colorado home. in the basement her parents were under suspicion. For a long time has been arrested in Thailand Now a man to details of the crime and is said to have confessed that only police knew.

all the elements, a pretty It was a story that as they say had

all the elements, a pretty little

girl with the name JonBenet, girl with the name JonBenet, a

girl with the name JonBenet, a

beauty pageant veteran at the age of

six, beat and possibly sexually

abused. Now an arrest in Bangkok

Thailand. The suspect was described

as a 41-year-old teacher. A warrant

issued by the Boulder as a 41-year-old teacher. A warrant

the Ramseys themselves who for long the Ramseys themselves who for long issued by the Boulder police. It was

stretches were described as the key

suspects, persons under the umbrella

of suspicion. Let me address very

directly I did not kill my daughter

JonBenet. Let me assure you that I

did not kill JonBenet. I did not

did not kill JonBenet. I did not

have anything to do with it. I love have anything to do with it. I love

that child with my whole that child with my whole of my heart

and soul. Though Patsy Ramsey died

of ovarian cancer, she had a clue

about what was coming. The case was

a sensation for years It was

notified that an

notified that an arrest had been

made and I am absolutely impressed

with the effort that went intoa

mrirbing this by the Boulder DA's

office and the other agency that's office and the other agency

were involved An explosive murder

case that will now rule the

headlines again perhaps for the

beginning of the end of the story. the foiled terror plot British police investigating to blow up US-bound passenger jets to question 23 suspects. have been given more time around the world The scare has heightened security with a passenger emergency

overnight, on a London to Washington flight authorities are to respond. highlighting just how quick has the details. Our correspondent Anna Coren flight for the passengers. Anna, it sounds like a frightening emergency entirely necessary? Was the response to the

In the current climate where

everyone is on such heightened

terror alert it probably wasn't much

of an over reaction considering the

foiled British terror plot

foiled British terror plot last

week. The pilot of 923 declared an

emergency after a female passenger

suffering from class tree phobia.

They were carrying passengers

They were carrying passengers and

crew from London to Washington, DC.

It was escorted just in case it

needed to be shot down. Once on the

tarmac, awe the bags were searched

for explosives. Initial reports were tarmac, awe the bags were searched

the woman had a screwdriver

the woman had a screwdriver and a

note from al-Qaeda but since then

those claims were denied She seeme those claims were denied She seemed

those claims were denied She seemed

like someone mentally ill. Pacing up

and down, we know what was going on

but not a big deal She

but not a big deal she now in

but not a big deal she now in custody. It is five years since the

devastation of the September 11

attacks and some more audio tapes devastation of the September 11

have emerged Next month is the 5th

anniversary and today we had a

chilling reminder what took place on

chilling reminder what took place on

that tragic day. Authorities

that tragic day. Authorities released audio tapes of phone calls released audio tapes of phone calls

made to emergency services. It is

the last batch to be released. You

can hear the confusion and chaos of

emergency workers after the two

planes hit the planes hit the world trade towers.

You are about to hear the audio of

Melissa Doyd she was on the 83rd

floor and she is talking to an

floor and she is talking to an

operator. Someone is going to die.

Say your prayers. You got to help me get

get everyone off the floor. Stay

get everyone off the floor. Stay

calm, stay calm, you are

calm, stay calm, you are doing a

good job. It is so hard. I am

burning up. It is just chilling

burning up. It is just chilling

audio. We believe that Melissa died

just moments later while still on

the phone to that operator. She was

one of almost 3,000 people who

one of almost 3,000 people who

perished in those terrorist attacks Thank Thank you. Israel has ordered an inquiry into the conduct of its army during the 33-day war in the Middle East. The Israeli government has been harshly criticised by residents for its failure to defeat Hezbollah. Israel's Foreign Minister says the war is not over until the United Nations resolution is fully implemented, of its two kidnapped soldiers. which includes the release

15,000 Lebanese troops

have been ordered to move into the country's south and take control. Back home now, and Federal politicians could soon be taking a conscience vote stem cell research. on whether to expand

Government Senator Kay Patterson is planning to introduce a Private Members Bill, seeking to reverse a ban on therapeutic cloning.

Senator Patterson joins me now. Good morning, Senator. Why has Mr Howard had a change of heart on allowing a conscience vote on therapeutic cloning?

Mr Howard is a very reasonable man.

He is an excellent leader and he

listened very carefully to the

community and to his colleagues

community and to his colleagues and he believes it is appropriate for

the community to have this debate

and for us to have this debate in

Parliament He is trying to avoid a Parliament He is trying to avoid a

revolt? No, he is

revolt? No, he is not doing that. What he is, he is a very

What he is, he is a very reasonable

person, a very, very good

person, a very, very good lieder and

he listened very carefully to the debate and people have been debate and people have been to him, debate and people have been to see

him, I have been to see him and he

listened carefully and he think it

is appropriate to have a conscience

is appropriate to have a conscience

vote Senator why are you appropriate

to put forward this bill? I am to put forward this bill? I am a

researcher by

researcher by background, not in

this area, and I took the Bill

through in pt first instance. I am

very familiar with that bill

very familiar with that bill and I thought it appropriate that a

thought it appropriate that a member who was

who was involved take it through who was involved take it through Do

you think there are benefits from

cloning? I think it is

cloning? I think it is important

that we don't give false hope.

Anyone who thinks there

Anyone who thinks there will be a

treatment immediately is being

misled. I do

misled. I do believe extending misled. I do believe extending the

research will let us know more about

diseases like diabetes and some

cancers and some neurological

diseases such as multiple sclerosis

and it will allow the researchers do

and it will allow the researchers do

more and maybe lead to therapeutic

treatment and I want to see this

treatment and I want to see this bill and our researchers doing the

research rather than going overseas

What about research using adult stem

cell and other countries have yet to

provide a cure for chronic diseases

provide a cure for chronic diseases

We Are yet to see cures in the

immediate future. I respect their

opinion, I respect that they

wouldn't be doing this

wouldn't be doing this unless they wouldn't be doing this unless they

thought there was potential. It

would be very, very regulated. would be very, very regulated. If

there was an outcome devised in

Britain or Sweden or the United

States, would we say no to it if

there was a cure to type 1 diabetes.

If we say

If we say it is ethiccally wrong,

then the consequence is we should

then the consequence is we should not import the treatment.

not import the treatment. That is one of the reasons I want to see

one of the reasons I want to see this Bill go through. A move is under way to block massive increases in MPs spending on election propaganda. A recent government decision allows our Federal politicians to build a huge slush fund before the next election.

Coming to a letterbox near you. With the unannounced increase in their postal and printing allowances, MPs in the House of Representatives will have hundreds of thousands of dollars to bombard voters at the next election. With the stroke of a pen and no consultation, the government has increased the printing allowance from $125,000 to $150,000. The postal allowance has gone from $24,000 to $40,000.

The $40,000 postage allowance I have is only enough postage to send one letter to half my electorate. With other rule changes, MPs will have $60 million to throw around in election advertising. Opposition parties in the Senate will seek to disallow the increases. They were able to block an increase last time it was proposed. Big problem this time. The government's got control of the Senate, so it can engage in this sort of rort. Labor also opposes the massive increases. We've been more that adequately resourced, and frankly, increasing it in the last year of the term of this government as they move towards an election really is an act, I think, of self interest rather than public interest. But with the make-up of the Senate, it will take at least one government Member to cross the floor and oppose the increases. I won't cast judgment, but that's a lot of licking stamps. In Canberra, Geof Parry, Seven News. Our solar system is about to become bigger - officially, that is. Three more worlds are being added to the universe while an influential group of astronomers is allowing Pluto to keep its status as a planet. MOBILE PHONES RING

We constantly hear... ..how our world is shrinking. So it may come as a surprise to learn our solar system is actually... well, growing. Whoa! I wonder what the names are, and I bet how they would feel different from Earth. The International Astronomical Union

meeting in the Czech Republic this week has announced plans to add three new planets to the mix - Charon, Ceres and UB-313. I think aliens would be on them. Yeah, aliens. That... would be cool. Hold on! Aliens?! UB-313?! What kind of name is that for a planet? Look - for years we've all learned about the basic... ..well, there's Mercury, there's Venus, Mars - the classic... seven? (all) No, eight. Yeah, eight planets. Nine if you count Pluto. Right. Accused of "dogging it" in astronomy circles, Pluto has always been a bit "goofy". No, not that one. This one. Considered by some scientists too small to be a "real" planet, the IAU wants to give Pluto prime planet status now, even its own category - Plutons.

I love it when we learn things that screw up our idea of what we thought was going on. Seems a whole lot is changing when it comes to what we know about our place in space. And for more on the new-look solar system, we are joined by senior astronomy educator Geoffrey Wyatt from the Sydney Observatory. Good morning, My Wyatt. So are we going to be forced to memorise a whole new list of planets?

It looks like we are and what It looks like we are and what is

worse we have to update our

textbooks and change our memory

aids. We can no longer use my very

aids. We can no longer use my very

expensive Mercedes just near Pimblo.

We will have to come up with

something new What about poor old

Pluto? Is it ee firblly

Pluto? Is it ee firblly a planet or

not? It will finally be classified

not? It will finally be classified

as a planet but the problem is they

will keep finding new planets and

the numbers will go up Is it the numbers will go up Is it more

about definition than discovery? It

say combination of both. It is say combination of both. It is

almost like how long is a

almost like how long is a piece of

string? You got problems at other

ends. Something that fits in the

definition with earth but when you

get planets as small as Pluto and

they will put it to a vote later

this month How important is this month How important is it to

know wla makes up our solar system?

know wla makes up our solar system?

It is part of our nature. We love

It is part of our nature. We love to

explore. We always have to know what

is over the hill or over the

horizon. It is part of our nature explore

horizon. It is part of our nature to

explore questions. It gives us a

time capsule shot of what the solar

system was when it formed some

billions of years ago Fascinating

billions of years ago Fascinating

stuff. Thank you for your time stuff. Thank you for your time this morning Next in Seven News - our business and finance report, the Aussie rockers inducted into the Hall of Fame and teaching our children how to win.

A toddler has died in south-west New South Wales after her father accidentally reversed over her. The 23-month-old girl was playing in the front yard of her home in Griffith when she was hit by the family car. The girl's parents tried to revive her and rushed her to hospital, but she was dead on arrival. First the focus was on parents

who push their children too hard at school and in sport.

Now the experts say mothers and fathers need to allow their children to experience losing to boost their self-esteem. In the movies, it's a punchline - parents who overpraise everything their child does

and try to spin a mediocre result into some sort of victory. MOVIE CLIP: I didn't know they made ninth place ribbons. Oh, Jack, they got them all the way up to 10th place. That's not a problem in this Southern California league. For these kids, it's winner go home. But in sports, school and all parts of life,

many parents today are bending over backwards to make sure their kids never have to experience failure A million 'Truman Shows' are being staged over and over

so the outcome is always positive. We're all winners and let's all...you know that gushy, squishy feeling. When it came down to it, it was kind of hard for the kids. No-one is suggesting to go out and crush a kid's dream. But experts say parents send the wrong message

when they try to arrange everything so their kids can't lose. What's wrong with everybody wins is it's bad for self-esteem because children eventually learn that it's not up to them. # If I'm not made for you # Then why does my heart tell me... # And eventually reality comes knocking. That's not what we're looking for. I think he is unique. No, you're giving him false hope. In the same way kids' bodies need to build up a resistance to germs, experts say their developing minds need to build up adversity. I think you learn more from losing than winning. Because if you always win, then you never know what it is like to have the desire for success. For parents it is a delicate balance, not giving their children a false sense of success while still being their No.1 fan. It was a chance to rock in Melbourne last night where some of our best-loved entertainers have been inducted into the ARIA Icons Hall of Fame. Icehouse, Rose Tattoo, Helen Reddy, The Divinyls, Lobby Loyde and Daddy Cool were among those honoured at the Melbourne ceremony. # Doin' the eagle rock # The Icons Hall of Fame recognises performers, producers and songwriters.

To business and finance news now. Joining us is Kylie Macdonald from ABN AMRO Morgans.

Good morning, Kylie. Some encouraging inflation figures in the US.

What impact did that have on Wall Street overnight?

A second night of strength. The

inflation numbers you mentioned were

the CPI or consumer inflation

figures and they figures and they came in below

figures and they came in below expectations indicating the

tightening cycle in interest rates

will be over How is our market?

will be over How is our market? The

bulls are back. Another strong day

bulls are back. Another strong day

after closing 25 points up. We are

about halfway through the about halfway through the reporting

season and the results have

strong however season and the results have been strong however the company's

comments on future strong however the company's comments on future earnings have not

been bright We will have to leave been bright We will have to leave it there. Thanks for your time. Next in Seven News - the Socceroos qualify for the Asian Cup. Also, Joey Johns escapes a four-year ban for abusing a touch judge.

Australia is the first nation to qualify for next year's Asian Cup after a gutsy 2-0 win over Kuwait. The Socceroos had to wait until late in the second half to secure the win, but coach Graham Arnold says it's a platform to build on. It was a new-look Socceroos side who took the field against Kuwait - and minus Kewell, Viduka, Cahill and Neill. The visitors had the early running. COMMENTATOR: There's Alberto with the first real shot in anger. David Carney had Australia's best chance in the first half. To Carney. Set up nicely for Carney. Beaten away and then the follow-up header is smothered. The match seemed headed for a surprise draw before debutant Travis Dodd broke the deadlock in the 76th minute. Towards the near post. Real chance for Australia goal. Dodd on debut for Australia.

Sydney's Sasho Petrovski sealed the win with just four minutes remaining. Travis Dodd going for a second and followed up and in by Sasho Petrovski. The victory secured Australia's place in the Asian Cup. It didn't come easy. The boys worked very hard for the full 90 minutes and that's how we got the result and it was a very good win. It's what every kid dreams of - to play for your country and then, I guess, to score for your country and I was lucky enough to have them both tonight. Knights captain Andrew Johns has had his contrary conduct charge downgraded at the NRL judiciary. He apologised for swearing at a touch judge and will miss two games. Joey will return for the Knights' first semifinal clash. Meantime, former Queensland forward and now NRL board member Gorden Tallis is under investigation

for allegedly throwing a glass at a Brisbane barman. Next in Seven News -

the latest weather details and the latest fashion as Myer enlists Jennifer Hawkins to unveil its summer collection.

Have you seen how many different repayments we have each month? Mmm. I just wish there was a simpler way. POP! (Gasps) Uh, hi. I'm a GE Money Genie. I can help, because with a GE Money Personal Loan you can consolidate your debts and take control. You'll have just one simple monthly repayment and no monthly fees. Sound like what you've been wishing for? (Laughs) Yes! Whoo-hoo! FESTIVE MUSIC

Time now to check the weather forecast.

Last night it was Myer's turn to launch its sizzling summer fashion range in the battle of the department stores. Celebrities were out in force at the event

at the Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park in Sydney. They saw more than 100 models decked out in dramatic, bold prints and florals. Dresses with varying hemlines were the highlight. Michelle Leslie made an appearance in trademark skimpy swimmers. Then it was the turn of former Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins, to change roles from MC to dazzle in yellow. There was something for the blokes, too, with a casual slant. And the children weren't forgotten, either,

with plenty of colourful creations and prints for them. And that's Seven's Morning News to now. We'll keep you up to date throughout the day and in our bulletins at 4:30 and 6:00.

I'm Ann Sanders. Thanks for your company. Have a great day. Supertext captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au

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