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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. at a Queensland country hospital But first - a terrifying stand-off

with a pistol. where a gunman has menaced staff is in Boonah, west of Brisbane. Ten reporter Jesse Grayson

to shoot this man? And, Jesse, police were ready

That's right. The man had come to

the Boonah hospital after 9:00 That's right. The man had come to

armed with a handgun. the Boonah hospital after 9:00 armed with the Boonah hospital after 9:00 armed

armed with a handgun. It is the Boonah hospital after 9:00 armed with a handgun. It the Boonah hospital after 9:00

believed he had an appointment with

the doctor but turned up to the

hospital upset. Initially two officers hospital upset. Initially two officers from

station attended and officers from the nearby police station attended officers from the nearby police station officers from the nearby police hospital upset. Initially two

station attended and two officers officers from the nearby police officers from the nearby police

from a police station just out of

town provided an inner cordon

within the hospital as arrangements within the hospital as arrangements were made within the hospital as arrangements were within the hospital as arrangements

were made to evacuate the hospital within the hospital as arrangements

itself. The Boonah hospital back as

onto a preschool which across the itself. The Boonah hospital back as

road is followed by a primary road is followed by a primary school.

school. The preschool itself was road is followed by a primary

school evacuated over to the primary

evacuated over to the primary school where evacuated over to the primary

school where they went into evacuated over to the primary

believed to lock-down mode. The 64-year-old is believed lock-down mode. The 64-year-old is

lock-down mode. The 64-year-old is

believed to be a member of an lock-down mode. The 64-year-old is

outlaw motorcycle gang. The siege believed to be a member of an

outlaw motorcycle gang. The siege went for outlaw motorcycle gang. The siege went outlaw motorcycle gang. The siege

went for an hour and a half and outlaw motorcycle gang. The siege

ended peacefully. The man is in

police custody and at this stage

Boonah. life is returning to normal in

has been stood down A Sydney baggage handler

cocaine-smuggling operation over a major another 12 airport workers. which could involve

as part of a much larger drug racket. The men are being investigated

on Sydney Airport baggage handlers, After five months of surveillance

to stand down one of its employees. Qantas last night moved

They are serious. and they are very alarming They are concerning

very, very, very upset. and our members are is a prime suspect The baggage handler

of cocaine in the importation of 10kg

last October. that came through Sydney Airport

from and aircraft's hold The shipment allegedly removed by the baggage handler and driven to the domestic terminal who then placed the drugs in his car. has been tightened Qantas says its security

to clamp down on organised crime. but more measures are needed is very, very good. The security in Australia

some outbreaks like this OK, we may have had

how good the security is but I might add it does show surveillance for a long long time. that this has been under around 12 men, Two teams of baggage handlers,

at the airport. are under investigation

to gain enough evidence It's believed police are hoping to lay charges against two of them. The Federal Government says at Australia's major airports law enforcement activities

must be stepped up. The moves under consideration include through X-ray baggage screening requiring all airport staff to pass going to and from work. potential for baggage handlers, We want to crack down on any and anyone else for that matter, in organised importation to be involved

of illicit drugs into this country. an internal inquiry is under way Federal police have also confirmed

tipped off the drug syndicate, into whether one of its officers to escape. allowing two of the major targets

John Hill, Ten News. A huge heroin haul in Adelaide - has been seized, 115 kilos of the drug

of $60 million. worth an estimated street value Five men, including one in Hong Kong, in the joint operation have been arrested

and Customs. by the Australian Federal Police

of steel shipping containers, hidden in the frame listed to be carrying plastic chairs. through Melbourne The shipment entered the country

where the drugs were seized. and moved to Adelaide, to Sydney, The containers were then followed where four of the men were arrested.

says he's now even more hopeful Australia's leading Muslim cleric

will be released. hostage Douglas Wood influential Iraqi scholars Sheik al-Hilali has now met

and says he has their support. to Iraq The success of his mercy mission whom he could meet, and how soon. would always depend on a group of Iraqi religious scholars Sheik Taj Eldin Al Hilali has now met and they've agreed to help.

will support our case I think the Islamic scholars a release in two days. and, inshallah, we will see

remains unclear, The fate of Douglas Wood that have come and gone. with reports of a number of deadlines 3,000 mosques across Iraq, The scholars, who represent a statement today, have promised to publish

calling for his immediate release. The Sheik remains optimistic.

our umma, for our nation, It is our duty, for our religion, we do our best. for our country, our society, brothers met the Sheik in Sydney Two of the Australian engineer's

before he left.

They will take the extraordinary step and television ads in Iraq today of releasing a series of newspaper to portray Mr Wood as a family man who wanted to help the war-torn nation. The ads also appeal to Iraqi citizens they might have. to pass on any information

But no-one doubts securing Douglas Wood's release remains uncertain. Insurgents hit Baghdad with four car bombs in another day of bloody attacks, killing and injuring many. an influential Iraqi tribal sheik

has warned Australian government ministers to watch their language, for fear inflammatory comments will only enrage Douglas Wood's captors. Eddy Meyer, Ten News. A truck driver has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter. 45-year-old David Lawler from Newcastle was charged over a deadly pile-up last October on the F3 Freeway north of Sydney. The crash killed a 52-year-old woman and injured eight other people. Lawler also pleaded guilty to two counts of grievous bodily harm. He'll be sentenced in August. after a terrifying attack in his Melbourne home.

Police say the 79-year-old was assaulted by an intruder with an axe after his house was broken into around 7:00 last night. Neighbours shocked by the callous invasion. I'm gonna go check me own joint now. That's why I'm here. Yeah, well, I just hope they get him. The victim was taken to hospital suffering minor injuries. Doctors are expected to make a crucial decision about whether to turn off the life support for the woman in the boot victim, Maria Korp. It's three months since she was found close to death in her car boot. From today, unless her condition improves she may be declared in a permanent vegetative state. Mrs Korp's fate is now with the Office of the Public Advocate, which must determine her values, beliefs and wishes

before any life or death decision. Her husband, Joe Korp, is accused of her attempted murder. A heated battle has broken out over who can offer the best tax cuts to middle-income earners.

Labor is now offering double what the Government proposed and has challenged the Coalition to adopt its changes. Kim Beazley looked relaxed this morning as he toured radio stations spruiking his alternative Budget. After a difficult week in which he was criticised by members of his own party for opposing tax cuts, his plan to offer his own relief appears to have gone down well. Our package is proportionally fair. It does the right thing by the 7 million taxpayers who really, frankly, get dudded in the Government's package. Under the Government's proposal people earning between $25,000 and $55,000

will get a $6 a week tax cut from July. Labor's plan would double that under a program beginning in December. Frankly the Government's tax cuts are unnecessarily ungenerous to them and excessively generous to themselves. The Opposition would pay for it by cutting relief at the top end, trimming the highest tax rate threshold from $125,000 proposed by the Government down to $100,000.

And he believes he's won over the doubters in his own party. I would've said I had a pretty united team behind me last night. But to get the changes through, Labor needs the support of the Government, and it was immediately obvious after the leader's Budget in Reply speech last night that was never going to happen - the Government staging a walkout. Mr Beazley has miscalculated badly, very, very badly here.

The Treasurer says Labor's plan is more expensive and will eat into the surplus. Both major parties now face the delicate task of rejecting each other's tax cuts and being seen to deny people extra money. But the Government is likely to block Labor's plans and push through its own when it gains control of the Senate in July. Laurel Irving, Ten News. The shopping centre that's demanding a dress code - that story when Ten's Morning News returns.

And how a meal at a Chinese restaurant helped 100 people win Lotto.

Panic on a New York highway when a stone retaining wall collapsed. Tonnes of dirt and debris buried trees and parked cars, but luckily no-one was injured. It's not known what triggered the landslide, but it did cause traffic chaos. An apartment building has been evacuated and the highway is closed. And more commuter chaos

with a spectacular blaze destroying sections of a major rail bridge in New Jersey. Firefghters had to use boats to battle the blaze. The cause of the fire is not known.

A terror scare for an Air France flight bound for the US. The jet was diverted after authorities discovered a passenger onboard may be on America's "no-fly" list. The FBI warned the person's name matched that on the list, but later confirmed the person was not someone of interest. The British Prime Minister has a new political target - yobbos.

In his first news conference since being re-elected, Tony Blair has attacked what he calls England's loss of respect in society. Over four weeks of electioneering, if one message got through to Tony Blair, it was that Britain is becoming too yobbish, casually violent and threatening. He's talking about scenes like these from towns across Britain. So far, the government hasn't done nearly enough to combat what the Prime Minister now calls "a culture of disrespect". People are, rightly, fed up

with street corner and shopping centre thugs, yobbish behaviour, sometimes from children as young as 10 or 11 whose parents should be looking after them. Of Friday and Saturday night binge drinking that makes our town centres no-go areas for respectable citizens. In a controversial private sector move, young people wearing hoodies or baseball caps are now restricted in one shopping centre in Kent. Tony Blair said he approved of that - something ridiculed by some Opposition critics. If we're going to start charging people with crimes against fashion, then a lot of Members of Parliament better watch out. My children go around wearing hooded tops and actually they might be yobs but I don't think they particularly are.

So I think, you know, give a dog a bad name and hang it,

I don't think that's the way to approach things. And we never know when we might run into a bit of bother. In the House of Lords earlier, Black Rod, to the left of the screen, very nearly gave the Prime Minister a serious whack. A ripple of amusement from the hoodies of Westminster. One of the world's most controversial movie directors has outshone his stars at the Cannes Film Festival. Woody Allen's latest effort proving an instant hit. The French honour one of their favourite directors. Woody Allen is always welcome here and this year his film 'Match Point' is not in the official competition but gets all the red carpet razzmatazz. His young star Scarlett Johansson is a magnet for the cameras, here and on the screen. 'Match Point' has been shrouded in secrecy. Woody Allen's first film shot in Britain was for months referred to as "the summer project".

It is about a young man's rise amidst the English upper classes with tragic consequences and this is the only glimpse of it we can show. Did anyone ever tell you you play a very aggressive game? Did anyone ever tell you you have very sensual lips? Evidently, many of these Cannes party-goers think so too.

When I caught up with Woody Allen, he was characteristically quirky about the experience of filming in Britain. Well, it's a very wonderful place to spend your summer. My family loved it. The weather's cool, the skies are grey which I like for photography, I speak the language, you know, barely, but I do speak it. And there's nothing but praise for the British actors he worked with.

Even have the smallest ones are great.

The ones that do the smallest parts do them beautifully.

That made a great contribution and made me seem like a good writer when in fact they were really doing it. The AFL's boss steps into the game's caffeine controversy Details when Ten's Morning News returns. And an unusual preparation puts Stuart Appleby out in front

at the Bryon Nelson classic.

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Juliana Roadley at Commonwealth Securities - not a great end to the week for the stock market.

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good news for us and them. We should see cheaper prices at the pump pump early should see cheaper prices at the pump early next should see cheaper prices at the pump early next week. The AFL has broken its silence on the caffeine controversy, with league boss Andrew Demetriou confirming today it's bad for the game's image. His comments come after the Australian Medical Association said concentrated doses of the drug could harm young people.

With the caffeine issue still brewing, the AFL has finally weighed in on the debate. Any usage of the caffeine tablets should be done under strict medical supervision but we have also put everyone on notice that our medical commissioners are monitoring the situation. The league boss expressing his concern about the game's image.

There are young children out there, or young boys all playing football, who would hear the message and think that it might be a good thing to give them an edge and I don't think that's good at all. His comments come after Fremantle coach Chris Connelly flew into Melbourne overnight with the AMA breathing down his neck. Australia's peak medical body critical of Connelly's defence of the use of caffeine tabilouslets. Chris Connelly and the other coaches who are claiming that caffeine is safe are actually not well informed. Connelly is in town ahead of Sunday's clash with Essendon and as usual, Bombers coach Kevin Sheedy has stirred things up with his own slant on the issue. Coffee, well, look, I mean, the only time I have a coffee is generally - I mean, I'm about five cups of coffee a day so I don't know if I'm doing the right so I've got to ring up the commission and ask if I can have six.

The 57-year-old doing what he does best amid the celebration of his 25 years at Windy Hill. Back off that yellow line, please. Come on, we've got to get that right.

Very disciplined around here. Very serious this is. Travel's one of the most exciting parts of my life. David Adamson, Ten News. Sydney Roosters hard man Michael Crocker has responded to claims he'd be a liability if picked for Queensland in the opening State of Origin match. Crocker says he's fit enough to warrant selection. With just three matches under the belt this season Michael Crocker doesn't have the preparation he'd like to play State of Origin but he still feels in great shape. Felt better after I haven't played for a couple of weeks because I've been flogged for the last few weeks because of my fitness. But my legs are fresh and my fitness is probably better than it has been all year so that's a confidence boost for me.

The Roosters back rower doesnt expect to picked but has support where it counts. Michael Crocker is a player that a lot of players want to play with and he doesn't get intimidated

and carries a bit of an aura around with him so we'd be thinking about playing Michael in the team at some stage.

In Canberra, the Raiders are looking for an improved start in their match Aussie golfer Stuart Appleby heads a star-studded field at the Byron Nelson Classic in the U.S. Appleby, who recently took time off to race a Lamborghini around Tasmania in the Targa rally, fired a 7 under 63.

His opening round charge coming as he broke out of a form slump. Appleby leads by a shot from Ernie Els and John Daly. An American sports tycoon has made a $2 billion takeover bid for the world's richest soccer club and Manchester United fans are not happy. Hundreds marched on the famous Old Trafford ground to protest the ownership plans of the reclusive Malcolm Glazer, who owns Florida's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Even the head of world soccer is opposed the deal.

In this case, it is very difficult

to put a breaker in so we can only

hope that this will not happen. The big breakthrough in Glazer's 2-year campaign to own the famous Red Devils came overnight when he bought out the remaining two biggest shareholders. The weekend weather details when Ten's Morning News returns.

Now for a look at the national weather.

That brings you up to date with all the news. Stay with Ten for updates throughout the day

and the full details in Ten's news hour tonight. I'm Natarsha Belling. Good afternoon. by the Australian Caption Centre. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au