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(generated from captions) hope you have a great weekend. I'm Mark Ferguson - Goodnight. This program is captioned live.

Hello again.

on this Friday night. Welcome to A Current Affair after 23 break-ins over two years, Tonight, a shop owner facing ruin the same young thieves every time. and video evidence shows it's thin yourse f thin, think you self thin. Also to ight -

program retrains your mind. Instead of dieting, this weight-loss Plus, beating the odds - the Watson quintuplets our exclusive with their first birthday. as they celebrate And going digital - the right choice a gu de to help you make from the new generation of cameras. who's lost faith in the law. First, the shop owner Alright, hands up anyone out there of road rage? who hasn't been a victim Experts say it's now so prevalent have been on the receiving end that 9 out of 10 Australians

is increasingly involved, and the worry is that real violence or obscene gestures. not just swearing with his fists. He started laying into me to the head. I copped several punches door open and started punching me. Then they eventually ripped the was beaten black and blue. Adelaide man Lindsay Drowley to drive alone He says he's now too terrified who tried to run him off the road. after he was attacked by two men to act violently They're people who have a propensity in some way, when they're offended against than the situation. it's much more about the person Road rage is alive and kicking. occurred in down town Sydney, This bizarre exchange of violence occ red in d wn town Sydney,

by a startled onlooker. recorded on videotape to a recent insurance survey said 93% of Australians who responded of road rage. they too had been victims have been physically assaulted. Our research shows 1 in 20 people insurance joint AAMI, Selina O'Connor is from are losing their cool, she says more and more drivers for a car park space. especially in the fight people's cars in car parks Car park rage, people damaging other

costs up to $300,000 a year. from being hot under the collar Road rage covers a host of evils,

someone getting out of the car but the more serious end is about and assaulting the other person, a criminal offence. that's when we call it is a Perth criminologist David Indemauer the psychology of road ragers, who's spent years examining young men, aged 18 to 24. he says they're most likely to be with the motor vehicle I think the main problem is it gives them a sense of power, for a lot of young men and they look to their vehicles so they look to the road than they really are. as a way to become bigger road rage turned into murder, In March last year, of the family car a 2-year-old boy sitting in the back motorist rammed into the back of it. was crushed to death when an irate had been having an argument He and that child's parents was sentenced to six years jail. about a broken tailpipe, the driver 20 years on top of that or even life I reckon he should have got another

for what he's done to our life. of that righteous anger Road rage perpetrators in the grips will often know no bounds. assault the other driver. They'll certainly seek to physically they have available. They will use whatever weapons controlled, anything can happen. And when tempers cannot be if you're a woman. Though it's less likely to happen just as often Women get just as angry, to translate that but they're much less likely to a violent, aggressive action, of the car and thump you thankfully. they're much less likely to get out I would advise anyone altercation on the road what you're dealing with. because you never know Will

not let you kill our families,

in Afghanistan, the Baulkans,

Indonesia, and elsewhere. It is in Afghanistan, the Baulkans,

time for us to be equals. As you Indonesia, and elsewhere. It is

kill us, you will be killed. As you've heard on the news, is a former Australian soldier it's now suspected that man on psychological grounds who was discharged after serving in East Timor. It's suggested post-traumatic stress Private Matthew Stewart suffered in Timor. because of his experiences to head overseas, That supposedly convinced him

join Osama bin Laden, the Australian way of life. and fight against of the Vietnam Veterans Assiociation. Brian McKenzie is national president with servicemen He has spent 30 years working with post-traumatic stress. with Vietnam vets for 30 odd years, Brian, you've been dealing anything like this? have you come across Vietnam veterans Well, I mean, there's 50,000 and I haven't seen one of them a terrorist organisation yet that's joined and a lot of those have PDSD. when the story first broke What did you think overall al-Qa'ida that this fellow may have joined and may have done it experience in East Timor? because he had an unfortunate a suggestion Well, I was disgusted there was even on all veterans that have got PDSD. because, really, it's an indictment out and take such action. Nobody that has PDSD is going to go Why were you disgusted? of veterans Well, it just makes a joke post-traumatic stress disorder that have got they're capable of doing. to even suggest that's the action post-traumatic stress disorder Just to blame it on

is just ridiculous. that post-traumatic stress disorder Is there a danger

and, in fact, is used too loosely these days of problem you've got after a battle? it can be used for any sort If it's used for an excuse of a terrorist organisation, to joining some sort that's unrelated to your country or to go and fight in some other war is just ridiculous. or the philosophy of your country,

Vietnam vets you've worked with? How common is it amongst It's very common. post -traumatic stress disorder Most guys that have got What about a mental breakdown? a mental breakdown If this fellow has had or a dead body in war, as a result of seeing dead bodies is that common? No, no. It's not. There's lots of breakdowns, of course,

but I think a lot of people are in a situation where they go to their doctor and get sort of therapy. But to take that sort of action against your country, I can't see the rationale behind the suggestions that's what caused it. I wonder whether if you've spoken to any of those that have suffered down in Tassie that you've had dealings with over the last few days what their reaction is? I have spoken to a few today, in fact, and they're shaking their heads. They just can't believe that sort of excuse could be put up. Thank you, Brian. Thank you very much for your time.

Thank you for what you do.

We'll talk again.

Thanks, Ray. First, the shop owner who's lost faith in the law. No wonder, after nearly two dozen break-ins! Each time the young offenders face court

they're let off with a slap on the wrist, so they just keep coming back time and time again. This is our new-look fortress. This is what you've been forced to do? Been forced to put the metal plates on the doors and windows, yes. SIREN WAILS Pauline Joy is fighting a war against marauding teenagers who've broken into her cafe 23 times in two years. It's awful, it really is. It's heartbreaking.

It was a dream to own a cafe, now it's a nightmare. Pauline's battle has been caught on security cameras outside the shop and, until she put up the metal barricades,

the teenagers just smashed their way in and they're always after one thing. Always alcohol, never usually anything else. Always al ohol, ever us al y anything else. Do they try and raid the till? Usually I've just got a few coins there. They occasionally take that. But sometimes it's there right next to the alcohol and they don't even take it. So it's the grog they're after? It's the grog, definitely. After Pauline fortified the doors, they just went for the windows, as you see here. Once inside it's just a case of opening the doors for their mates and off they go. We've had them try and get through the ceilings, hide in the toilets occasionally when we leave. What would you say to these kids if you had the opportunity?

Be responsible for yourself. Get a life, go and play football, get your kicks somewhere else other than breaking my windows. I think it's absolutely atrocious and it's very, very sad. These guys work so damn hard. They're here 12-13 hours a day

and they've had to turn their shop into a tank basically. Are you surprised at the lengths they've had to go to protect themselves?

I am but on the upside, it looks kind of funky, doesn't it? War zone affect? That's right. I used to live in Timor so it's kinds of nostalgic in a way. The security cameras prove it Basically it's the same group of kids who keep breaking into Pauline's cafe. Just two days ago in court a 15-year-old pleaded guilty, breaking in two times in three days, and not long before that another teenager was caught on security camera

breaking into the cafe just 18 hours after being released on a good behaviour bond. It's shocking. It's disgusting and enough's enough. Darwin councillor Bob Elix says crime in his city is getting out of control. It's, unfortunately, a sign of the times in Darwin, especially in that area. And even though there are security cameras there it doesn't stop the kids - they keep coming back for more. Unfortunately, they think they're indestructible at that age and, somehow or other, they've got to be made more accountable. The kids should be responsible, that's the bottom line. They do it, they should pay. Even when they're adults - they should pay me back. There have been so many break-ins, Pauline says she can no longer claim the damage and loss of property on insurance. Instead, she has to pay. It's more than $31,000 out of our own pock. Out of your own pocket? Hmmm. So, Pauline, have you considered just walking away and giving it up? Yes, but it's just not possible. I just can't close the doors and walk away. I'd just lose my house, everything. This is one of the frustrations for us up here - the court system's not dealing with the situation the way it should be, and some of these kids should be made to repay the damage they've caused. Parents, where are your kids at night-time? What's your 15-year-old doing? Maybe a curfew is a good idea, I don't know. Burglar alarms don't stop them, security cameras don't stop them. Pauline's just hoping the metal barricades will. It's not the look I want for my cafe but what are you supposed to do? Still to come, baby turns one five times over - we join the outback quins for their first birthday. And up next, the weight-loss program that doesn't involve dieting - the secret's all in your mind. Our target for the new car is to produce the world's best-quality vehicle. WOMAN: People have been really excited about it. There's a general view that it's a huge step in the right direction. I've really been able to influence the colour and trim direction to a future which is more stylish, modern and exciting. PHILLIPS: Superior quality, superior strength. Everything has changed. Our new model, like all Mitsubishi vehicles, will come with Australia's first 5-10 warranty. In fact, it will be better built, better backed than any other car built in Australia. There's a weight-loss industry worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year

that relies on people believing in quick-fixes. Usually it's some pill or potion or a new fad diet. But what if it all comes down to mind over matter? (all chant) Drink more water, drink more water, drink more water. Forget about exercise...

(all chant) The more I eat, the more I shrink. ..forget about dieting. (all chant) I am tomorrow what I eat today. Here's a weight-loss program for the mind. (all chant) Drink more water, drink more water, drink more water. Ever wondered why 95% of us fail when we go on a diet? This room full of dieters have... This is the missing link. ..and Mark Stephens reckons he's got the answer. People have limiting beliefs like, "I'm not good enough, I'll never lose weight. "diets are hard to stick to." We change all that. To Mark, the problem isn't what we put in our mouth, it's what we put in our mind. We're installing a new software into the subconscious mind, so all of a sudden somebody wakes up the next day and they go, "I want to go to the gym",

or "I want to go for a walk," or "I want to eat the right things." On a cold wintry day, they've come to hear a man tell them to think thin. I think it's fantastic. It's easy, it really is easy. It's a full-on - it's a breeze.!

I couldn't believe how quickly and how easily, -

after three days I found it very easy. And this hypnotherapist and motivational speaker

has plenty of converts, using his take-home hypnotherapy course. All I did was just put CDs on. Brad Tallis lost 15 kilos simply by listening. Things like pies, sausage rolls, cakes - don't eat them now. They're just not part of what I want. You've lost so much off your neck. All my business shirts have now got two inches out here. Got to get new clothes. And, here, look at my pants.

I was wearing them 16 weeks ago and they don't fit me any more. I found it a bit strange, I must admit. I was a bit, "OK, just listening to a CD is going to lose me weight." Neil and Sandy Bryant lost a combined 20 kilos in eight weeks. It's more subconscious. It often comes from the subconscious mind. You're thirsty -

by the time it comes here, you're hungry. And Sylvia Kroll can now walk past those cake shops. Well, for 30 years, I have been fighting an extreme sugar addiction.

After listening to two CDs my sugar cravings have completely gone and it's been absolutely miraculous. We use hypnotic language like, "I'm sure you realise how important it is for you to drink more water." (all chant) Drink more water, drink more water, drink more water. I'm going to get a drink of water! Stephens doesn't peddle a weight-loss diet or exercise regime. When you say, "I'm going on a diet", that it implies you're going off it again - it implies a temporary measure for a permanent problem... He says his CDs are a motivational coach, support if you like, to guide your mind through whatever diet you happen to be on at the time. But most of all, drink more water. Often people think "I'm hungry", and they're not, they're thirsty -

their body is craving water. So, in between meals, they'll eat something like a cookie and they'll be just a little bit hungry, and they'll eat that. More insulin is released from the pancreas and then they're starving and go through the whole packet. (all chant) Drink more water, drink more water, drink more water. Brady Halls getting used to the taste of water again. And there's more information on that program at our website,

or give us a call, as usual. Remember these five little

Australians. They were conceivered

naturally, not through IVF. It was

a dangerous gamble for their mum

and dad and touch and go for a

couple of tiny babies which makes

their first birthday even more special. SONG: # Here comes the sun # Little darling # Here comes the sun # I say it's alright... # It's 7:15, you big sleepy head. # It's alright... # So what's the best, Kylie? Everything's the best. When you can lie on the floor and they crawl all over you. It's a great feeling, they're all healthy, they're home, they're with us. They're absolutely wonderful babies. It's amazing, really, to have 'em all playing together and laughing and crying sometimes, of course. Do you remember when we talked that first time in the park and you told me about how... You're allowed to get emotional, Paul, you're allowed to. It is amazing because you did come close to losing Ben didn't you? Two weeks, three weeks? I'm gone. She's gone. Incredible. Emotions are still raw, tears of joy and relief over what might have happened that Saturday night a year ago, when Kylie and the kids beat the odds.

Pretty good size for 27 weeks. The main thing at the moment is breathing. We do our best to keep infection away. They're all prone to infection, They don't have very good immune systems at this age. Tell Mummy how many babies? Five. Five, where are they? In your belly? The doctors warned that keeping five babies would be a survival risk so for months, as parents, Kylie and Paul faced a terrible dilemma. We could have reduced 'em but every week we had our scan and, you know, they just got healthy and it got to 12 weeks

and we sort of had to make a decision then, didn't we? But how do you make a decision? You can't. That's the whole thing. It becomes down to an eeny, meanie, miney, mow. How can you make that choice? You can't. Happy birthday to you... # OK, attention. From the right, Josh , Emma, Nichola, Jack and yawning up the rear, big bad Ben. Like the cake, the kids are so cute you could eat them. But cute times 5 ads up to a lot - a lot of neighbourly helping hands and a lot of nappies. We still go through about 50 to 60 nappies a day. A day? A day. "You're k ddi g. You realise Australians are going, "You're kidding." I know, it's just amazing. I try to get out of changing most of the nappies, which I do.

So that's 10... 11 changes a day. How do you dispose of 50 or 60 disposables a day? We've got two wheelie bins. and by the time it comes around to Tuesday, they're rotten. Is this a day or a week? Probably only about a week. Who's hungry? of Heinz baby food a month. We go through about 300, 350 tins Six tins of formula a week. Normally they'll have one can each but Jack will have two or three. That's why he's so big at the moment. Little Benny will only have the one. Big, bad Ben is the funniest little kid. He doesn't move like the rest of the kids. He doesn't crawl around. He's got everything there in mind, hasn't he? Just amazing how far he's come now from how small he was. Ben was always the littlest one. Weighing in at about half a kilogram, this fighter has had a tough battle. With breathing problems, infections, you name it. But Ben is not about to play fifth fiddle in this family. By the time he's two he'll be doing what the rest of them will be doing. As Kylie said, he'll be the one jumping up on the lounge chairs and climbing up the ladder, so we'll just have to wait and see. You get five babies who really are quite normal. It's three cheers all round, yeah, it's great. I'm Kathleen, happy birthday, Jack. Hi, I'm Tim, happy birthday, Nichola. Hi, I'm Charlie, happy birthday, Joshua. Hi, I'm Nathan, happy birthday, Emma. Hi, I'm Kelly, happy birthday, Ben. You don't know what the future is going to bring

so you go on with life and hope for the best so you go Coming up, everything you need to know before buying a digital camera. SONG: # Anyone could win it You never know just who # There's Lotto winners everywhere It really could be you # The big red ball could find you... # Hey! # You know just what to do... # Hey, Dave! # Get your lucky Lotto numbers in You know it could be you Welcome to the Bahamas! # The big red ball... # Whoo! (Laughs) # That makes dreams come true # The big red ball # That makes dreams come true. # Digital technology has made a huge difference to phone calls, music and TV. Now, digital cameras are making film obsolete when it comes to family photos. But how do you know which digital camera to buy? I'm glad you asked.

Smile. If you're in a daze about the digital camera craze it's time to get into the picture. Digital photography is the way of the future. It is all over for film. Andrew Thompson is computer manager at Harvey Norman in Melbourne. Digital cameras are so popular because they're just so easy. You basically point and click and way you go.

You do not need to own a computer, you don't need to be computer literate. They're very easy to use. They r ve y e sy t use. But not so easy to choose. This camera here is a Kodak with a 10-times zoom, very powerful lens, ideal for kids' football matches, kids' sports days. And now for something really exciting - it's the first digital SLR for below $1,000. Now this is the nightclub special - small, compact. This is today's Box Brownie. For the serious to professional photographer, we have the Minolta 7D. Built-in image stabiliser for rock-steady shooting. For a fraction under $2,700, you, too, can become a member of the paparazzi. We asked a professional, camera manager Alwyn Hansen, for some help. If it's my first camera, $129 would be a great, easy-to-use camera. On the other hand, if you want something with a bit more control, stronger and better imaging quality, $500 will get you this guy and it is a far better product. Is a $130 camera just as good as a $1,000 camera? Funny enough, no. Photo Imaging Council of Australia. Paul Curtis is from the Phot Imaging Cou c l of Australia. He says before you buy, know your megapixel - basically, a way of defining the quality of a photo. The higher the megapixel, the better the quality. How many megapixels do you choose? Well, if you want to take a few snap shots, nothing too big in the way of prints, this one is ideal - it is a 3 megapixels and it costs around $130. Now, if you want to do bigger prints, have a bit more action, a bit more variety, 5 megapixels, and it will cost you three times more. This one will take the videos as well as 8 megapixel single frame. Now 8 megapixels is rather high. It is. Do you think it is worth the investment? Oh, yeah. I'm a technical junkie. And for all of those of us who are not, one advantage with digital is the fact you can make an ordinary photo extraordinary and delete the unflattering ones. With digital it's so easy afterwards to make corrections - you can do it at home on your own computer or you can go into a modern photo store, where they've got special machines and you can sit at them yourself and you can take out red eye, do some corrections, adjust the cropping - all sorts of things you can do in an ordinary photo shop. But how do you turn this into this? The memory cards are like digital film.

Basically, a good rule of thumb is that one megabyte is equal to one photo, so you're looking at 128 megabytes card, you'll be looking at 128 photos. You take the car out and put it into the digital photo centre. Follow the prompts - it is all touch screen, very easy to use.

If you can use an ATM, you can use one of these.

You can edit that photo, you can crop it. It is 33 cents for the one print, you press OK. There is the photo of Trudy, already done, and it is colour-fast for 135 years. Paul says if you do buy digital, always print your photos because the family album is the most valuable thing you can own. If there is a fire it is the first thing they save.

I don't see people running out with a computer under their arm but they do save the photo albums, so if you want your photos to stick around for 60, 80, for the next generation, do make sure you print them. Elise Mooney there once again. Alright, Steve Irwin is passionate about protecting Australia's native animals. So now he's going to war against big game hunters, cashed up and coming down under to kill our wildlife.

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crocs now. Welcome to the team, mate! Dead or alive - that exclusive story with the Crocodile Hunter who's really their saviour on Monday. Have a great weekend. See you next week. Goodnight. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au