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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. Schapelle Corby stuns us all Tonight - Indonesian defence team. by sacking her entire facing drug charges, Another three young Aussies this time in Hong Kong. murmurs of dissatisfaction Kim Beazley shrugs off over his new frontbench. for former Iraqi hostage Douglas Wood And a medical check-up uncovers new health problems. and welcome to Ten's Late News. Hello, I'm Tim Webster grief unites a community Also tonight - of a tragic house fire. as it farewells three young victims is a very close-knit community Wyong Shire we all hurt. and when one of us hurts are trying to flood Australia Warnings that organised gangs with lethal drugs.

turns Michael Jackson And a police bungle into a virtual prisoner. in the Schapelle Corby case, But first - more turmoil her entire Indonesian legal team the jailed Australian tonight sacking against her 20-year sentence. as she battles to prepare an appeal of claims and accusations, Amid an ongoing saga and Indonesian soap stars, flamboyant characters has had enough. it appears Schapelle Corby Hotman Paris Hutapea Indonesian lawyer has been given the axe, the sacking of Perth QC Mark Trowell. just hours after calling for

Sacked from what? formally accepted, nor Tom Percy. I never thought I was by the Indonesian legal team. We were never formally accepted the Australian and Bali legal teams The latest bickering between sparked by claims of bribery. Corby's Bali lawyers approached him Mr Trowell says from the Australian Government to ask for $500,000 to bribe judges. The claim was bitterly rejected saying it had done untold damage. and Mr Hutapea came out firing,

if there are publications like that, In my past experience by issuing more punishment usually judges will act he didn't in fact receive any money. to show to the public that biggest newspaper. The story made Indonesia's the nail in Corby's coffin Mr Hutapea believed it could be a formal complaint in Australia. and had planned to lodge

from Australia It looks like somebody or death sentenced. wants Corby to be life sentenced frustrated and hamstrung, Mr Trowell says he's been unable to help Corby withheld documents and materials because her legal team relating to the case. It's all unhelpful to her. getting the appeal up and running. Everyone should focus on with each other They should stop being bitchy on the grounds of appeal and try and focus that will best succeed. to Schapelle's family The QC has given an undertaking in any way possible. that he'll assist Pamela Magill, Ten News. two of them teenagers, Tonight three more Australians, of trying to smuggle are facing charges out of Hong Kong into Sydney. a million dollars worth of heroin and 15-year-old boy The 17-year-old girl hotel room. were arrested in a Hong Kong they found 114 packages Local police allege containing heroin wrapped in condoms were planning to swallow. the teenagers they could face 20 years in jail. If convicted was also arrested A 21-year-old Sydney man drug trafficking offences. and charged with Australian police are warning are trying to flood the country Chinese triads with horrendous consequences. with the deadly drug 'ice', to alleged drug-addled bomber. From respected restaurateur has faced court, 32-year-old Shane Walton part of his luxury Sydney apartment. accused of trying to blow up potent amphetamine known as ice, Police allege he was high on the

in the apartment lift, when he set a gas bottle alight

with a hammer and Molotov cocktail. later trying to attack officers So harmful are the effects of ice, into fits of fury. it's sending non-violent people It's really, really horrible. It's unique.

blind, violent rage. It turns people into down when they come here. We need six grown men to hold them last year - The warning follows this bust in Fiji a billion-dollar ice factory raided Australian Federal Police. with the help of on our doorstep. The drugs being made right

At roughly $25 a hit, really is a cheap and nasty drug. ice, or crystal meth, St Vincent's Hospital say Doctors here at Sydney's three ice patients a week they're averaging and the number of users is growing. Like this paroled prisoner. got high on ice He was released from jail, during a siege in inner Sydney. and held 50 police at bay that frustrates them - If they have anything to talk to them, a door, somebody tries "Are you alright, mate?" - somebody say, they'll just trash that person. And worse than speed or cocaine,

can last up to 36 hours. the psychotic effects of ice Shaun Fewings, Ten News. new line-up It seems Labor leader Kim Beazley's the leadership rumblings. isn't likely to stop isn't sitting very well The Opposition Leader's choice with some in his own party. in Parliament for eight months. Peter Garrett has only been will be burning just that The Midnight Oil frontman Reconciliation and the Arts. as Secretary for to Canberra, and Canberra needs it. Peter brings a fresh perspective Another fresh perspective Annette Hurley, will come from incoming SA Senator into the shadow ministry lifted straight backbenchers, ahead of more experienced

such as former minister Bob McMullan. set foot inside the Parliament yet PRESENTER: ..who haven't even above you. who are going to be elevated Yes, well, that is a bit of a joke. Other changes will see Laurie Ferguson under-performing Immigration shadow demoted to Consumer Affairs, stripped of Trade, and former leader Simon Crean given Regional Development. unlikely to make happy team members. The public downgradings are has agreed to serve. Suffice it to say that everybody The new immigration spokesman is Tony Burke. Leadership contender Kevin Rudd adds Trade to Foreign Affairs, and former frontbencher Lindsay Tanner returns to Finance. As Labor struggles to find the way forward the Liberal Party is planning the future. Delegates to the party's annual convention have been warned not to get too carried away in their own electoral success. The party's outgoing president, Shane Stone, has warned colleagues the Australian voter has a long memory. The Australian public are unforgiving of governments who take their eye off the ball, lose discipline and forget who put them there in the first place. Mr Stone went further, ruffling some conservative feathers by calling for more federal control over who is selected to represent the party. Fenn Kemp, Ten News.

All is not well in the Liberal camp either,

with NSW Opposition Leader John Brogden

taking a swipe at the Prime Minister for being soft on the Labor premiers. An angry John Brogden arrives in Canberra fuming over what he sees as a cosy relationship between John Howard and the Premiers. What's really got the State Opposition leader fired up is images such as these - the Liberal PM recently lauding Labor Premiers and describing the meeting as the most peaceful and cooperative in memory. I don't want John Howard to let the Labor Premiers off the hook. Especially annoying for Mr Brogden is the PM's agreement with the Premiers that there is no crisis in health. There is a crisis in health in NSW and there is a crisis in infrastructure. Senior shadow ministers backing their leader. The PM is the PM, not the Pope. We're all fallible as politicians. John Brogden will resume his attack at tomorrow's Federal Council meeting of the Liberal Party in Canberra. The NSW Opposition Leader wants Canberra to take control of industrial relations and health. He's also calling for a major shake-up of Federal-State funding. And John Howard has said he wants State Liberal leaders to work harder. Paul Mullins, Ten News. The last Australian soldier to serve on the Western Front in Europe,

Peter Casserly of Perth, has died aged 107. He's survived by his son and 25 grand and great-grandchildren. Only two Australian veterans of the First World War are now known to be still alive. After being blindfolded by his Iraqi captors, former hostage Douglas Wood now has serious problems with his eyesight.

He's undergone a series of health checks, including a brain scan. A diet of nothing but bread and water for 47 days has played havoc with Douglas Wood's health, but not his outlook. Being home, being loved, good food, meat pies, pasties, Coonawarra red - all the good things in life. Dentists rarely find patients this relieved to shake hands. And you couldn't clean your teeth either? Not exactly. Crowns fell out of his teeth and malnutrition caused his gums to shrink. But the ramifications of being blindfolded while not knowing if he'd be executed are more worrying. His eyes aren't in good shape and we're certainly seeking attention on that. That means he's struggling through doors, and up and down stairs, and tripping on things. He has told his family he was in darkness for most of his capture, but there were times when he tempted fate. He talks about games of peek-a-boo. It's almost unbelievable. It's hard to imagine anyone being in that situation. Already managing rheumatoid arthritis,

his time in captivity has resulted in a pronounced limp. He was advised to have a brain scan by an eye specialists to ensure there's no neurological damage. His nutritional needs are being looked after by loved ones at home. Basically a bread and water diet most of the time,

It seems

the 63-year-old's determination to celebrate life continues. He went to a Melbourne pub last night and says the only problem was his new-found notoriety made it difficult to have a quiet drink. The Wood family expects it will take some time before they learn if his positive attitude is masking deeper scars. Martine Griffiths, Ten News. And a compelling account from Douglas Wood of the hardship he endured and witnessed during his time in captivity. He's extremely grateful to be alive, several fellow hostages not so lucky. His head is about six inches from my foot, then bang! Bang! Bang! Douglas Wood's story in full, hosted by Sandra Sully, this Sunday from 6:30pm. A community grieves for three young boys, lost in a tragic house fire.

Wyong Shire is a very close-knit community and when one of us hurts we all hurt. And the all clear for Australia's most ambitious plan to deliver clean water.

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This program is captioned live. Grief has united a community on the Central Coast of NSW. Most of the people of Wyong turned out to farewell three young brothers killed in a tragic house fire. It's a burden no mother should have to bear -

Lisa Forde laying to rest three of her children. The small blue coffins a sad reminder of the young lives and opportunities lost. The sight of even one coffin simply too much for some of the mourners. Wyong Shire is a very close-knit community. When one of us hurts, we all hurt. Mourners gathered to farewell 7-year-old Jethro Sparks, 2-year-old George Gillet and 15-month-old Harley Wells, who perished when a fire gutted their Wyong home two weeks ago. Many of the friends and family at today's service returning to the Palmdale Memorial Park and Crematorium for a second day.

Just yesterday, they farewelled 6-year-old Madison Hands, who also died in the blaze. I went to both funerals and I'm hurting for them. Lisa Forde wept uncontrollably, saying she'll always carry the love for her boys in her heart. After the service, she joined the children's fathers, releasing doves to honour their lost sons. Two of the boys' fathers under police guard, allowed out of prison for the funeral. Dozens of other officers also present, cautious not to repeat any of the trouble experienced at yesterday's service. The community will now turn its attention to helping those left behind. Already enough money has been raised to pay for both funerals, with something left over for the surviving siblings. Kathryn Robinson, Ten News.

A terrifying night for an elderly Melbourne couple who had pistols held to their heads as bandits ransacked their gun shop. And, worrying for the community, there are now 30 stolen hand guns on the black market. It's a robbery

which has put dozens of semiautomatic and high-powered guns in the hands of violent criminals, and left an elderly couple too scared

to return to the business they've run for 20 years after being menaced by armed bandits. You can't even explain what sort of people these people are -

they are gutless people, they are pigs. Con and Betty Eliades, aged 73 and 67, were ambushed by three masked men as they closed their St Albans store last night, then forced to open a strong room. To put pistols to my mum's head and my dad's head - they don't deserve anything like that. When I picked my mum up last night off the floor, she was really shell-shocked. The bandits striking just after the couple's son had left for the day. Very lovely, very nice people indeed. I'm sorry to hear this and I hope they get over it. Golden hearts, beautiful people.

Police and family spent much of today sifting through stock and records to determine exactly how many guns have been stolen. The bandits knew what they wanted, ignoring weapons on display for approximately 30 hand guns they stole from the lock-up. They include Glocks and Magnums. A shotgun and two rifles also taken. These hand guns could be used in any range of violent crime within Victoria or Australia-wide. While the robbery was carried out by organised criminals, police say they're yet to make a connection with Melbourne's underworld. Luke Waters, Ten News. Australia's most ambitious water delivery project has been given the green light. After years of political wrangling, the Wimmera-Mallee pipeline

is expected to re-invigorate western Victoria. A small gift of appreciation for the men who've made Australia's biggest infrastructure pipe dream a reality. A $501 million artery will run from the Grampians to the Murray. 8,000km of pipe, quenching the thirst of more than 5,500 farms. Security for farmers. It means they can extend their operations. New farming operations. It means jobs for the region. It means more people come to live here. It is a fantastic thing that we can do these things. It is just tremendous. The 10-year project will replace 16,000km of open channels. 85% of that water is lost to seepage and evaporation.

And with the drought taking its toll on the west, farmers overwhelmingly support the scheme. With the situation at the moment we could find ourselves completely out of water, and we nearly were two years ago. This will eliminate that risk forever. And it's not just local farmers who'll benefit. The region's stressed rivers and wetlands will receive a massive lift to environmental flows. 85 billion litres of water will be going back to the environment for rivers like the Wimmera and the Glenelg. The long-running funding row between the State and Commonwealth has ended in a 3-way deal with the local community, costing $167 million each. This project and the National Water Initiative is so important we had to put aside politics. It's due to begin early next year. Gerard Scholten, Ten News.

An 80-year-old jailed for 60 years over Ku Klux Klan crimes 40 years ago. Michael Jackson a virtual prisoner after another police bungle.

And in 'Sports Tonight' - how Andrew Symonds bounced back from suspension to lead Australia to one-day victory.

This program is captioned live. Pope Benedict XVI has made his first official trip outside the Vatican since his consecration. Thousands braved scorching heat to line the roads leading from the Vatican to the Italian presidential palace. He interrupted his journey several times to pause and wave to the crowds, before meeting President Carlo Ciampi and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The pontiff then toured the Presidential Palace, taking time out for prayers before returning to the Vatican. Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has again sparked international outrage, this time making hundreds of thousands homeless by demolishing shanty towns. Two small children died in the operation, crushed when their homes were demolished. Mugabe says he's clearing shanty towns to crack down on crime. Critics say it's simply a campaign against political opponents. I don't think sufficient diplomatic pressure is being put on Mugabe by the neighbouring African countries. That is, in my view, the shortcoming. The New Zealanders are considering banning Zimbabwe's cricket team

from touring later this year. A former Ku Klux Klan leader has been sentenced to 60 years in jail over an historic American crime. Edgar Ray Killen received the maximum 20 years in jail for each of the three civil rights workers killed in 1964. Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner were murdered while trying to help black people in Mississippi. I want to thank God

that today we saw Preacher Killen in a prison uniform being taken from the courthouse to the jail house. 80-year-old Killen will be up for parole when he's 100 years old. To finance and at Commonwealth Securities Donahue D'Souza, and yet another bad day to end the week, Don.

Tim, it certainly has been. Five

consecutive gains followed very

quickly by five consecutive losses.

We're near the halfway point of

2005, so I thought it might be a

good idea to check out all the

winners and losers around the globe.

71 markets were monitored - oil

proved dominant around the world,

taking the number one and two

places, with share market returns

of around 65%. The Qatar in in

Kuwait also in the top 10. Our All

Ordinaries have a gain of 4% so far

in 2005. And fuel looks like

staying the main focus for

consumers? Especially with oil

flirting near record highs. Higher

petrol prices have the same affect

in an interest rate hike. Petrol

accounts for around 3% of the

family budget, compared to about

4.5% of the family budget back in

the mid-80s. It's proportionate to

what's spent on mobile phones and

the Internet. OK. Thank you. The Australian share market closed the week even further into the red, the All Ordinaries down nearly 22 points.

Pop star Michael Jackson has emerged

after 10 days hiding on his Neverland Ranch. A tired and weak Jackson bunkered down at Neverland after his acquittal last week. His family has confirmed he's now resting aboard a friend's yacht. Jackson had planned to fly to Africa after his acquittal, but police claim they've lost his passport, leaving him a virtual prisoner in the US. And his troubles don't end there - now he's being sued by a 66-year-old woman who claims she was bitten by a dog which lives on one of Jackson's Los Angeles properties. The weather's next and then it's 'Sports Tonight' with Bill Woods. Thanks, Tim. We'll bring you up to date on tonight's big footy games - a lot to lose and a lot to gain. The Saints trying to break into the eight and prove their credibility. The Eels trying to boot the Roosters out of the picture. COMMENTATOR: There's a lovely long ball to Peterson and they'll score! And four on the floor gives San Antonio a rev against the Pistons. COMMENTATOR: With two on the clock...huge!

Hey, mate, stop mucking around. What's up, man?

(Distantly) Mate, come on. Let's just go. I didn't know taking speed could cause panic attacks. Dude, it's alright, man. It's just us. GIRL: Get away! What's wrong? What's the matter? Just open the door and let me in. Get away! Get away! I don't know why she thinks we're out to get her. I just want to talk to you. Get away from me!

Get away! GIRL: I don't know what to do. I hate it when he's been speeding. He ends up so aggro. MAN: You just don't know who's making it. You finished with that lot yet or what? Yeah, yeah, yeah. What time's Blowie coming around? About 5:00, mate. GIRL: We didn't know what was in it. It could have been anything. This program is captioned live. And just before we finish a quick look at how the weather's going for the start of the weekend. it should be rather cloudy in Cairns, mostly sunny in Brisbane, showers easing in Sydney,

fine in Canberra, foggy then fine for Melbourne, frosty at first then sunny in Hobart, mostly sunny in Adelaide, clearing showers for Perth and sunny in Darwin and Alice Springs.

The who's who of the music biz have gathered for a giant fundraiser. The Golden Stave lunch, now in its 27th year, traditionally finishes sometime this morning, but not before it raises about $1 million for charities helping sick kids. Today's event celebrating 55 years of rock'n'roll with performances from each of the decades. # I say you don't waste time

# These are the best years of our lives. # More than 1,000 attended the gig with auctions of rare rock'n'roll memorabilia and a fully-restored '54 Holden ensuring the cash kept flowing in. And that's the latest from Ten News. 'Sports Tonight' with Bill Woods is next. I'm Tim Webster - from the Late News team, goodnight. Supertext captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au