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(generated from captions) This morning - wounded in a Melbourne shoot-out. weapons seized after two men are

to Steve Irwin's memorial service. The rush for tickets a blow for the Knights And in the NRL - head to Perth. while the AFL's Bulldogs This program is captioned live. Morning News with Ann Sanders. VOICE-OVER: This is Seven welcome to Seven News. Good morning, dispute is responsible Police believe a long-running in Melbourne overnight. for a double shooting a suburban street after a funeral. Two groups squared off in wounding two men. Several shots were fired and a shotgun. Police have recovered four handguns just after 7:00 last night The shooting happened in the bayside suburb of Brighton. pop, then four little ones Oh, the shotguns, we heard one big then one big one. And how did it make you feel? for dinner, I'm sorry. Awful, we went to the hotel in his 30s shot in the arm. Police arrived to find a man with a shot to the leg A second man to hospital. is believed to have driven himself Police say between two groups of men. they were injured during a shoot-out that live in this street It's terrifying for the people to the community. and of great concern at about 80km/h This guy was going backwards

and he wasn't stopping. he had windscreen damage That was the car that got shot at, chased as well. and shortly after, a sportscar That was apparently the shooter.

Both are stable. has been killed Meanwhile, a 20-year-old man seriously injured and his teenage passengers in a crash in Townsville overnight. a popular hangout for young people The crash happened at

and was witnessed by dozens. and a 16-year-old female passenger The 17-year-old male before rescue crews could arrive. were treated by an off-duty nurse

They're both in a stable condition. Corrin Grant, Seven News. to further tighten the requirements The Federal Government plans to become Australian citizens. for migrants wanting the waiting period to be extended A discussion paper calls for

to be made compulsory. and English tests voting on laws And Federal MPs could be

in the battle against terrorism. Aussie values are the new frontline and minds of the Islamic world. This is a battle for the hearts We have got to win this war. part of the solution lies The Government believes citizenship requirements, in changing Australia's instead of three making migrants wait four years to become an Australian citizen. Under its proposal, to sit a special citizenship test. migrants would be forced a good deal more about Australia You'll certainly need to know

and the Australian way of life. and about Australian customs to pass an English exam. They'd also have English, that's what we're saying, They've got to try and learn citizenship until you do. and you don't get your full

it is too little too late Kim Beazley claims and says to Aussie values before they arrive. migrants should make a commitment

respect for gender equity, Respect for the rule of law, and mateship. respect for decent Aussie values

it harder to become an Australian. Mr Howard denies his plan will make

if you're fair dinkum. It won't become more difficult has become a tussle for votes The debate over Aussie values try to claim the middle ground as Labor and the Coalition

before next year's election. Seven News In Canberra, Gemma Haines, voting on laws And Federal MPs could be in Australia to change stem cell research

by the end of the year. Democrats Senator Natasha Stott Despoja

members bill into Parliament. last night introduced her private to discuss her bill. She joins me now

Good morning, Senator. Could you explain what changes you would like to see

on stem cell research? to the current laws

A review of our current laws

governing research on human embryos governing research on human embryos

and stem cells was conducted last year and made a

year and made a couple of

recommendations. I put the

recommendations, the scientific ones and put them in

and put them in a draft bill that I and put them in a draft bill that

hope will be debated. Some of those

include fixing the consequences,

particularly the acts that assist

reproductive technology and there is

a controversial recommendation

there which is of course in relation a controversial recommendation in

cloning. to semantic transfer or therapeutic

cloning. What change

cloning. What change would you like to see in the therapeutic cloning? I am

am a passionate advocate for am a passionate advocate for

therapeutic cloning. It would bring

us into line with many other OECD

nations and their research practices

and it would be in a strictly regulated framework. Now and it would be in a strictly

regulated framework. Now it is up regulated framework. Now it is up

for Parliament to decide. I just

about a bill and they can think

about them, reject them, clone about them, reject them, clone them,

whatever they want to do with

bill When do you expect to vote on bill When do you expect to whatever they want to do with the bill When do you

it? We have been

it? We have been told to set aside

the weekend of November 6. It will

be a long week of debates. It is be a long week of debates. It is a

be emotional conscience issue. I am sure it will

be emotional and complex and I look

forward to the diverse views. I hope

there are successful out comes not

just for research but for IVF Do you

think you have the numbers to think you have the numbers to change

the current laws? I am not complacent but

complacent but support I had from

members on all sides. I am

optimistic. I think we could have a

successful result at the end November. successful result at the end of

a documentary has been released It's World Lymphoma Day and about the disease. to help raise awareness

the immune system, Lymphoma, which attacks fastest growing cancers. is one of the world's The number of diagnosed cases by more than 30% by 2011. is predicted to rise

We've tried to look at why that might be the case. It's not simply that we have an aging population. Because we don't know the causes, we simply don't know why this is becoming more common. Doctors hope the documentary will lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment. Australia is sending MORE troops to Iraq to provide additional support in the two provinces now entirely under Iraqi control. Defence Minister Brendan Nelson told a media conference a short time ago that an extra 20 troops will join the 480-strong battle group already in Iraq. Their role is to provide back-up assistance to the Iraqi security forces should a crisis be declared. No Australian should underestimate the depth of gratitute and fear that was expressed to me

by the Iraqi Government for what Australia is doing.

Doctor Nelson said ADF personnel won't be in Iraq a day longer than they have t but added the'll stay there until the job is done. And Australian Federal Police serving in East Timor now operate under the authority of the United Nations, after a formal handover ceremony in the capital, Dili.

AFP officers are part of a 500-strong international police force sent to the fledgling nation after the outbreak of violence in May. The deadly clashes were sparked

by the sacking of around 600 members of the East Timorese Army. All 3,000 tickets released to the public for Steve Irwin's memorial service have been allocated. Hundreds of fans camped out overnight outside Australia Zoo

as well as Ticketek offices in Maroochydore and Brisbane. When doors opened at 9:00 it was only a matter of minutes before they were all gone. Those who received tickets said it was worth the wait. Absolutely, we would've waited three weeks for these. We came to support Terri. The memorial will be held next Wednesday morning at the Crocoseum at Irwin's Australia Zoo.

Channel Seven will broadcast the service live. Next in Seven News - the Business and finance report. Also - the International Space Station goes green.

To the US now where police have drawn a disturbing profile of the man

behind yesterday's college shootings in Montreal. 1 person was killed and 19 were wounded

by 25-year-old Kimveer Gill before he was shot dead by police. Reporter Louise Pennell has more. Louise, good morning. It appears Gill was obsessed with guns and violence?

That is true. 24 hours after the

horrific shooting we are

horrific shooting we are beginning

to learn more about the profile to learn more about the profile of the 25-year-old

the 25-year-old killer. On his online profile

online profile which is a website online profile which is a website

dedicated to gun culture. He had ab

obsession with guns and death. There

is a photo of a young man posing

with guns and knives. He said he

liked to play role liked to play role playing games

liked to play role playing games like the Columbine school incident.

Gill wore a black trenchcoat

Gill wore a black trenchcoat just

like the students responsible for

the Columbine shootings. Neighbours

of the young man said he never had

of the young man said he never had

any friends and on his website any friends and on his website he

said he hated school and that

said he hated school and that life

was like a video game that you was like a video game that you have

to die sometime. What is the

condition of the people who were

wounded in the shootings? As you

said before, oddly enough one of the

victims was Gill himself. He was

eventually shot by a policeman. He

did manage to take the life of

another student and left six others in

in critical condition. Two are

in critical condition. Two are

extremely in a bad way. It is too

early to say whether they will pull

through. The patients are in

remarkably good spirits considering

what they have been through but

there are patient who's are critical

and there are patients who have

starting to improve. The

starting to improve. The police are

denying that terrorism had anything

to do with the attack but police confirm he had been drinking

confirm he had been drinking about the shooting. Just like a house on Earth, the International Space Station can now harness the Sun's energy to generate its own power. The 'Atlantis' astronauts today unfolded new solar panels which will eventually provide the ISS with a quarter of its power.

WOMAN: We have a go to pick up in 17.7.

They waited for an orbital sunrise to start unfolding these -

the largest solar panels brought to space. The sunlight reaching 250 degrees would bake the whole assembly and free up anything sticking in the mechanism. second set of solar panels This is the space station's

installed this week by space-walking, robot-arm wielding astronauts. The panels sprout out of the end of a new trust section brought up on the shuttle. When unfolded, the arrays cover half an acre - or enough area for three houses in a new subdivision. We have a go to pick up in step five. MAN: 'Atlantis' copies. The solar panels are actually blankets folded so tightly that each 110-foot section fits into a box only 20 inches deep. And they unfold like magic - pulled by an erector set mast that pops out of a canister,

like tinker-toys assembling themselves. The wonder of it all was exceeded only by the dazzle of the Earth

sliding by below at five miles per second. Eventually the space station will have four of these big solar panels, producing enough electricity for 55 of those subdivision houses. Big day for Space Station. We confirm the solar ray is also fully deployed.

Congratulations. You did great job.

We're very happy to get the ray out today. The heavenly body that caused Pluto to lose its planetary status has been fittingly named Eris after the Greek Goddess of discord. Eris was discovered last year and provisionally dubbed 'Xena'. It was found to be larger than Pluto but neither can be deemed a full planet. In mythology, Eris ignited discord that led to the Trojan War. And to add insult to injury for poor Pluto, the distant rock has now been relegated to a number - 134340. To business and finance news now and joining us is the ANZ's Warren Hogan. Good morning, Warren.

Firstly, how's the market looking this morning.

The Australian market is down. About

38 points. It took a bit of a

38 points. It took a bit of a weak

lead from the US but a big fall lead from the US but a big fall in

gold oond base metals has seen stocks gold oond base metals has seen

stocks such as BHP hit quite qard.

We are down a quarter of a per cent. We are down a quarter of a per cent.

What is happening

What is happening with the

What is happening with the price of oil? Oil is continuing to fall and trading trading comfortably at $

trading comfortably at $64 a barrel.

Oil is off 20% from its highs and

that in conjunction with that in conjunction with the fact

that the Aussie dollar is quite

that the Aussie dollar is quite strong. The petrol prices should

remain or be lower Today is

MacFarlane's last day. What

MacFarlane's last day. What is

expected from the new chief? The market expected from the new chief? The

market is expecting the new governor

to continue the work that governor

MacFarlane has done. The market is

still expecting a further increase

in interest rates. Interest rate at

Q1 and 60% chance by November. They

will continue to raise will continue to raise rates

modestly and cautiously Warren

Hogan, thank you for your time Hogan, thank you for your time this morning. Next in Seven News - we go live to our footy reporters ahead of a weekend of finals in the AFL and Rugby League.

There are only a few weeks to go in both football codes and every game is do or die. In the AFL finals, Melbourne are in Perth to play Fremantle tonight. And the Western Bulldogs have just flown out for their clash with the Eagles tomorrow also in Perth. Seven sport reporter Dylan Howard joins me now from Melbourne Airport. Dylan, you've spoken with the Bulldogs coach this morning. How will he approach the clash with the minor premier?

With nervous excitement. Good

morning to you. The Bulldogs know

they head west with confidence. The

last time these two sides met was in

round 11 on home turf and the Bulldogs caused

Bulldogs caused one of the upsets of

the season. This time they will face

a very different West Coast Eagles. a very different West Coast Eagles. Last

Last night four changes. Daniel Kerr

Last night four changes. Daniel Kerr will return, Embley a shoulder

will return, Embley a shoulder injury and a calf complaint for

seaby. If they need any extra

motivation it could come from two

milestones from Scott Weston and

Smith who will play

Smith who will play their 300th games.

games. It has been an intense build up. This is what the coach

up. This is what the coach had to

say to the media. Last week whet

their appetite about what footy is

about. I don't think it undervalues

about. I don't think it undervalues

what is ahead. Playing at what is ahead. Playing at the home

ground with a full house. We are

ground with a full house. We are underdogs going into

underdogs going into it but we are

underdogs going into it but we are looking forward to the challenge

Fremantle are yet to win a final but

this looks like their best chance.

We are talking about the Fremantle

Dockers. Tonight will be their Dockers. Tonight will be their third

final. They never in fact won a

finals match but this time they will

carry an impressive record. They carry an impressive record. They have won

have won six successive matches have won six successive matches and

that could be a cauldron atmosphere

for the opposing team. It for the opposing team. It could work

to their advantage or the other

advantage. There is Melbourne. They

advantage. There is Melbourne. They

had a closed session. They said had a closed session. They said they

will need to silent the crowd if

they are to have any chance. The

Demons know the last time

Demons know the last time they met in

in round 16 they recorded a loss to

Fremantle so Fremantle eyeing off

rare history if they can pull it off

Who will make it through to play Who will make it through to play the

Swans? Add slea - sadly for us

Swans? Add slea - sadly for us the

two teams coming to Melbourne will

be losing sides. I think other way

for mine, the Swans this year Have for mine, the Swans will be good for

this year Have a good weekend. this year Have a good weekend. Thank you. To the NRL finals now and St George Illawarra is up against Manly tonight in Sydney with the winner going through to play Melbourne. And the Knights and Broncos clash

tomorrow also in Sydney for the right to play the Bulldogs. Seven Sport Reporter Nick Marshall-McCormack is at Aussie Stadium. both sides have key players injured, Nick, firstly, tonight's game -

but it will still be a fantastic game. Good morning. Both

Good morning. Both sides have their

star centres out, Steven Bell has star centres out, Steven Bell has

been ruled out and earlier in

been ruled out and earlier in the

week we had Mark Gasnier out with a

week we had Mark Gasnier out with a

hip injury. They haven't won a game

in the final series and the thing is

they are up against the Dragons.

Manly's Brent Kite says Manly's Brent Kite says their

Manly's Brent Kite says their strong

point is their defence. Just point is their defence. Just

watching their effort and their

energy and intensity at the energy and intensity at the weekend was great. They were up in their

was great. They were up in their

face and they didn't seem to let

face and they didn't seem to let

those big boppers go forward, you those big boppers go forward, you

know. So that is a credit to them

Some more bad news for the Knights

ahead of their clash with the

ahead of their clash with the

Broncos tomorrow. News just in,

Steve Simpson has

Steve Simpson has been ruled out

Steve Simpson has been ruled out for the Knights. He didn't pass a

fitness test. That will compound

problems for the Knights. He was

suspended for that spear tackle. suspended for that spear tackle. We

are hearing news for the Broncos

that Hunt might pb ruled out that Hunt might pb ruled out late

but he will play tomorrow night.

Good news out of the Broncos, Good news out of the Broncos, their

Good news out of the Broncos, their

coach will stay on until 2009 What

coach will stay on until 2009 What

is your call, who do you think will

make it through to the make it through to the preliminary

finals? I think I will go with the

Dragons. They will be too good for

Manly. I will go with the Broncos.

Manly. I will go with the Broncos. Everyone thinks Andrew Johns will

Everyone thinks Andrew Johns will

prop them up Have a great weekend.

Thank you. Next in Seven News, our weekend weather wrap.

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Let's take a look at the national weather forecast now. A band of mid- to high-level cloud is bringing showers to the far southern areas. Low cloud along the Queensland coast is producing some isolated showers. A low and trough is producing warm and humid conditions

in the country's south-west. Fine conditions across most of the continent today.

Sydney is expecting a top of 23 degrees. 22 in Canberra and Adelaide. Melbourne, 19. Hobart, 16. A humid change on the way for Perth. 27 and hot in the Top End. Mostly fine in Brisbane, 23.

Looking ahead to the weekend - Brisbane can expect late showers. Fine in all other capital cities,

except for Perth which is likely to experience a shower or two.

Australia's women have have had their say voting for a good belly laugh over brawn. They've anointed comedian Andy Lee Cleo's Bachelor of the Year. The funnyman came out on top, beating the buff bods of sprinter Adam Miller and the Swans' Nick Malceski. But at the awards party, Lee was muscled out of the limelight. Seven's 'Home and Away' hunks making a good show of themselves.

Paul O'Brien picked up second place. 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 lovely weekend. See you on Monday. Supertext captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au

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