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(generated from captions) and frustration for motorists. just another day of anger This morning's peak to Sydney's roads. adding extra congestion for a trip to and from work and getting back into their cars are leaving the rail system disgruntled commuters But now there's confirmation The system struggling to meet demand. often with no available seats. trains crowded This morning's peak hour, that's to blame. deserting our struggling rail system of commuters And it's the growing number joined the rush in just five years. an extra one million vehicles have then here it is - Sydney traffic is getting worse if you needed proof But first this evening, to cull Sydney's kangaroos. And the controversial plan who caused a fatal freeway pile-up. a tearful apology from the truckie Good evening, also tonight - and Jessica Rowe. Ten News with Ron Wilson of our State arrives in WA. The notorious child molester run out And back where he came from. and slashes staff. but Qantas puts up fares Profits soar sends commuters back to their cars. Our troubled transport network Tonight - driven mad. This program is captioned live.

with a new fuel levy - Ticket prices are also set to rise will begin as early as next week. that job cuts are on notice tonight All 35,000 Qantas employees and taken to Casurina prison. was met by prison officials Darcy-Searle's flight from Brisbane on the NSW North Coast, after an outcry from residents Forced back to WA and behind bars. is back in Perth tonight Otto Darcy-Searle Convicted paedophile better rail service. if the new timetable delivers a will leave their cars at home The Government hoping commuters in the run-up to the next election. issue in the minds of voters The lack of reliability a critical a major test for the Government. The new timetable will be for commuters on the rail system. for benefits and road users and in the public transport system And we need people to have faith to ease traffic jams. The NRMA demanding action vehicles over the past five years. Sydney traffic has grown by a million At the same time, for the Government. This is a massive embarrassment and they can't get home on time. is they can't get to work on time they're not catching trains And the reason that doesn't run on time. Commuters fed up with a system to that poor reliability. have reacted that a small percentage and I think it's understandable our reliability has deteriorated Our timetable doesn't work, from 273 million to 268 million. has fallen by 1.6% of individual rail journeys Over the past year, the numbers the breakdown of rail reliability. Part of the problem, clearly

who died at the scene, Those of Anne Parker has left four families shattered. last October The horrific smash on the F3 had torn families apart. as he heard how the crash David Lawler broke down in court the driver's tearful apology. says he can't accept killed in a horror freeway pile-up grandmother The son of a Central Coast Dan Nolan, Ten News. for Qantas and the other airlines. to be very challenging environment I think the next 12 months is going may eventually hurt them too. but spiralling fuel costs was welcomed by Qantas investors The better than expected profit will go up again. there's no doubt ticket prices And if they continue to rise, on world oil prices. blaming it solely for the fuel levy The Qantas boss makes no apologies get involved if you're a customer. This is a very cheap industry to I mean, go back a bit. The fuel levy will not last forever. and international tickets by $31. domestic tickets up by $8 but the last one pushed in a few days The extra cost will be revealed thanks to another fuel levy. They'll be paying more for flights Bad news for travellers too. of the maintenance operation. in the quality public confidence Staff cuts are going to undermine and public safety is not at risk. it's a smack in the mouth for workers Unions say to continually create more jobs. and difficult industry conditions has defied rising costs That's because Mr Dixon have no reason to feel cheated. Our staff in my view as early as next week. and some will find out they'll be spread across all sectors But he won't say how many but There will be job losses. also had bad news for employees. but CEO Geoff Dixon the biggest profit in Qantas history He came to announce despite a record $760 million profit. the shock announcements,

are going to extreme lengths to stop their forced eviction from Gaza. Forced removals in Gaza with Israeli troops moving more quickly than they expected to clear Jewish settlements. An act of utter desperation. A father dangles his baby from the window of a home he's being told to leave. The threat failed. The child is safe. But it is just one of the tactics employed in the face of the first full day of forced evictions. This woman's extreme protest to apparently set herself alight. Jewish settlers for elective surgery. have been waiting over 12 months Almost 5,000 patients but waste's it. from a Government's that got money better than that, We all deserve something until at least next year. the operation has been postponed but Bowral Hospital has told him a double shoulder reconstruction Former paratrooper Stanley Kirk needs 18 months for shoulder surgery. told he has to wait at least with an 81-year-old war veteran of our health system Bitter criticism tonight Kevin Wilde, Ten News. Mr Lawler, because I won't. I hope you don't forget that, but yourself. You've got no-one else to blame will be announced in September. How long a jail term to Crown claims for a long sentence. will however add weight that his vehicle was unroadworthy The truckie's prior knowledge because he made an early guilty plea. for manslaughter to the 25 year maximum jail term a substantial discount Lawler will receive and say goodbye. that they loved so much where there nanny has gone explaining to my two kids I guess the hardest part is that puts everybody else at risk. in unsafe vehicles to continue to be on the road that allows truck drivers I am very disappointed with a system in her left arm. and has lost movement from the crash Joy Noble is still recovering is not going to cut it for me. An apology He made a tearful apology. and unsafe truck. of the unregistered, uninsured, who was behind the wheel and the family of David Lawler who were badly hurt relatives of two others

There were even threats of mass suicide. Symbolic of convictions held so deeply few others could understand. It was a wrenching day for settler and soldier alike. (Man screams) "Father above" this man cries, "see what they are doing to us". Some cut their clothes - a Jewish act of mourning. Other invoked the most hated symbols of the Holocaust. And as the day wore on it looked more and more like enemy territory. In settlement after settlement, soldiers were berated as traitors. But there was no escape from the inevitable. Not even in synagogues. Prayers futile, as was handcuffing wrists to alters. Some 50,000 soldiers and police have descended on the 21 Gaza settlements clearing five on the first day and expecting to clear the remainder within days. In the largest settlement, Neve Dekalim, a mob turned on one soldier despite pleas from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. On the West Bank, where there are even more settlements, one settler shot dead three Palestinian labourers he was driving to work. Hamas immediately vowed to retaliate. Eddy Meyer, Ten News. Leigh Diffey has a look ahead to sport and Andrew Johns could be playing for the Kiwis? Yes, New Zealand want him to recreate league history. Johns, who coincidentally arrived in New Zealand today to take on the Warriors, is wanted as a modern day Dally Messenger. Messenger toured with a Kiwi team to England almost a century ago after defecting from union. We'll hear from Andrew in sport. And Ron, also little later - why fear is no longer the enemy for Grant Hackett in 1,500m. Still to come - they're back. Mars and Snickers bars return to store shelves. Also tonight, dramatic video of a police drug raid in Sydney and the alleged Romanian crime connection. And the canine frontline - the dogs sniffing out potential terror threats on Sydney's public transport. We'll have that story later this news hour. This program is captioned live. Dramatic police video of a drug raid in Sydney's west. The action unfolding as detectives targeted a heroin trafficking ring at Rooty Hill. Go mate. Down on your knees. Down on your knees. Four people were arrested - a 34-year-old woman, her boyfriend, her mother and another man. They all faced court today. Officers uncovered a stash of heroin with a street value of $300,000 and $30,000 in cash. The raid followed a five month investigation into a Romanian crime syndicate. Two people are dead after a motorbike hit a pedestrian and a car in Sydney's north-west. The rider hit a woman crossing a highway with her 14-year-old daughter. The teenager survived but her 48-year-old mother died in front of her. The rider lost control of his bike after hitting the woman, crossing onto the wrong side of the road and slamming head-on into an oncoming car. The crash killed the 29-year-old motorbike rider. No-one in the car was hurt. A firm thumbs down for the sale of Telstra, with shares in the company falling again today. It's fuelled concerns the sell off may not rake in as much as first thought. Telstra's shares dropped a cent in morning trade and later lost another three as the market judged the tougher regulations would cut profits. The reaction confirming fears the T3 sell off would not be the projected $30 billion windfall. And there are signs the Government is backing away from that price. We have never had a target price. RADIO PRESENTER: How come? The $5.25 that people speak of was merely an accounting assumption. The Treasurer, too, refusing to say what his price is. Where a seller goes into the market, Mr Speaker, they don't name a price in advance. Farmers' reaction likely to spook the market further. Yesterday's announcement by the Commonwealth Government does not deliver equitable telecommunications services for rural Australia, either now or in the future. That could give Senator Barnaby Joyce and the Queensland Nationals something to think about, but it's extremely unlikely they will block the sale. The Nationals' Queensland President, Bruce Scott, is confident his management committee will give the final approval over the weekend. And the PM today claimed a sale ally from an unexpected quarter - the Shadow Minister. It makes no difference to the majority of Australians one way or the other about the ownership structure. What they care about is what's the best way to get cheaper prices and better services. Can I say to Senator Conroy thank you for your candour. Senator Conroy says everyone knows Telstra will desert the bush once it's privatised, just like the banks did. Paul Bongiorno, Ten News. A health alert for parents following the diagnosis of three children with meningococcal disease in just 24 hours. Six people have died so far this year, double that for the same time last year. Anyone showing symptoms of fever severe headaches and a rash of red or purple spots should seek immediate medical attention. Rail passengers were on tenterhooks this morning at Central with bomb sniffer dogs out in force carrying out patrols across crowded platforms. Sniffer dogs swarming over Central railway station, causing plenty of alarm for commuters. But it's something we'll have to get used to. The deadly attacks on London's rail system prompting the response. Counter-terrorism measures are in full swing across the network. Every day at least one dog from the 40-strong detector squad patrols our major stations. Authorities insist there've been no specific threats. Today teams were trialling, searching for dummy explosives. The move shocking plenty of passengers. It's the first time I've been down to Central for ages and it's a bit of a scare. Most commuters, though, were pleased to see the dogs in action. Good on 'em. I hope the dog does its job. Makes you feel safer. I've just come back from London and it's not a good feeling to be there. It's good to see it, yeah. And it's a measure of the level of preparedness that the dog squad, from here on in, will be carrying out this sort of training at least once a week inside our major railway stations. And it's Sydney's two biggest railway stations - Central and Parramatta - that will remain under the most scrutiny undergoing daily searches. Frank Coletta, Ten News. Good news for chocoholics - Mars and Snickers bars are back. Fresh stock returning to the shelves of 40,000 stores across the State after an extortion bid forced their recall six weeks ago. I think we were randomly targeted and I know the community know that. We've done everything we can to protect the community in that situation. It's frustrating we were drawn into this. Star City Casino was the target of the threats. Police confirming the extortionist has not made any demands for over a month. The recall cost the company more than $10 million. Tim Bailey, I tell you what I'll do, I'll swap you my Mars bar for your green eggs and ham. No swap. I'm excited tonight. We're celebrating the 100th birthday tour of Dr Seuss. It's the first time that Dr Seuss's artworks have been available for viewing and buying and we're in Seaforth to show them to you. Green eggs and ham, how big a book is it? It is the third most published and bought book in the world. The first one is the Bible and the second one is Lord of the Rings. So more Dr Seuss magic and the 'Cat in The Hat' will be on the television later in the bulletin. Weather wise, it is just mild. In the words of Dr Seuss, well he would be proud of them. Spring has sprung, the grass has risen and I sprung, the grass has risen and I wonder where the birdies are. 19 degrees across the city right now. Let's look at sky watch for you. Just a perfect day. Anything wrong with it? It wasn't a Friday. Levels of pollution, medium as you can see snuck into the picture today. Low elsewhere. Tomorrow at your place. 25 degrees. Mo Dr Seuss on your television and that's got to be a good thing and I'll see you again in around about ten. Next - the 400 kilogram croc believed to have killed a Queensland man. hunted down and shot. And lest we forget - Australians remember fallen heroes on Vietnam Veterans' Day.

This program is captioned live. You're watching the 5:00 news. Fur' up in the Forestville area and there is a lot of smoke in the area, we can tell whau it is about. Vic Lorusso in the Mix 106 Traffic Helicopter, a big house fire going on there? Unfortunately so. And we're right over it here in Forestville. It's occurred on Aparra Street just off the busy run for Ringa road. Fire brigade units working on the fire but unfortunately it looks like it is way out of control for the home. It has local roads in the Forestville

area closed off. You can see the fierys working on it. We've been told that no-one was in the house when it broke out and the neighbours alerted the friar crews earlier. We'll give you an update later in the program. The Federal Government says it's done all it can to keep the Bali bombers behind bars. But as many of the attackers prepare for an early release, families say the Prime Minister has let them down. Abu Bakar Bashir is a hero to many Muslims, but to Australians, he's the spiritual leader of terrorists. Sentenced to just 30 months jail for encouraging the Bali bombings, Bashir yesterday had that reduced by 4.5 months. All Australians are outraged that this sentence has been reduced. I find it offensive and I think millions of Australians will find it offensive. While the bombers themselves have been shown no mercy, the sentences of 17 accomplices were cut to mark Indonesia's Independence Day. The Australian Government says it did all it could to keep them behind bars. What more could we have done. I think realistically we did a good job in making representation to all the appropriate ministers. The Opposition says John Howard should have personally intervened. Obviously Mr Howard didn't think this was serious enough for him to pick up the telephone and that's where I think his actions have been severely wanting. Erik De Haart lost six mates from the Coogee Dolphins Rugby League Club. He says he's flabbergasted. It's such a slap in the face and it makes a real mockery to me, of justice - not only Indonesian justice but also Australian justice if we sit back and let this happen. The family of Adelaide victim Josh Deegan is also furious. Our Government has almost totally neglected many issues to do with Bali and many of the victims. Under the current policy, Bashir stands to have his sentence reduced again by another two months before he's released. But the PM says because of the controversy Indonesia is now reconsidering its policy of automatic reductions. Laurel Irving, Ten News. On the day of his funeral, Joe Korp has been held morally responsible for Melbourne's woman-in-the-boot attack. Six days after taking his own life, Korp has been farewelled at the same church where his wife's funeral was held last Friday. The couple's 11-year-old son among the mourners. As the family gathered at the church, a judge revealed he cut Korp out of Maria's will, because, even if he was acquitted over the attack, he bore considerable moral responsibility. I've stopped being surprised about anything that happens in this case. Mrs Korp was attacked by her husband's lover who said Joe Korp made her do it. Wildlife experts can't be sure a crocodile shot in Lakefield National Park is the one that attacked a Townsville man two days ago. It's the only large croc thought to have been in the area but the victim is nowhere to be found. Even dead it looks ferocious but is the 4m crocodile shot by rangers late yesterday the right one? We strongly believe that was the animal responsible but we can't be exactly sure. An autopsy has found no human remains inside the croc, but rangers say food may not have been the reason for the attack. The behaviour of the animal suggests that it felt its that territory had been transgressed. The swamped canoe was still at the scene today, along with the oar which Mr Jeffries used in the desperate fight for his life. It's now days since 60-year-old Barry Jeffries was snatched on the Normanby River. His children travelled nine hours to Cooktown to support their mother, who survived the terrifying attack and raised the alarm. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Lakefield rangers, the police, Cooktown hospital and to all those involved in the search for our father. Back at Lakefield National Park the search for Mr Jeffries' body goes on. Searches the banks in the environs up and down the particular waterhole where this incident occurred. Talk here in the Far North has turned to whether crocodiles should be better managed. But it's now emerged the victim's wife, Glenda Jeffries. has been an outspoken opponent of culling the reptiles. Last October she wrote a letter to the editor in Townsville, criticising what she regarded a knee-jerk reaction. Parks officials agree. It's really about education - informing people about the risks when they come into these areas. They just need to be mindful of the fact that while the water might look empty it isn't. Scientific tests on the dead crocodile continue. On Cape Yorke Peninsula, Max Futcher, Ten News. Hundreds of returned servicemen have turned out to honour our Vietnam Veterans and those who never returned from battle. August the 18th marks the 39th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan which claimed the lives of 18 soldiers. Today wreaths were laid in their memory. LAST POST SOUNDS 59,000 Australians served in Vietnam during the 10 year campaign. More than 500 never returned. Still to come - some good news for AMP shareholders. Also tonight - rounding up the roos. The controversial scheme to rid one Sydney suburb of our national animal. And the tiny but powerful device saving the lives of heart patients. QUIRKY MUSIC Can you put these in? Amused. Hope. Envy. There's never been a better time to start giving your emotions a good work-out. Until August 20 FOXTEL Digital installation in mainland state capitals is just: How's that make you feel? Inspired. Excited. Amazed. Call 131 787 now to get FOXTEL Digital installed for just $19.95. This program is captioned live. Tim Bailey, you know that I love cats and I know you have some special poetry tonight. Look at this, the 'Cat in The Hat', the world famous 'Cat in The Hat', it has to be Dr Seuss. We're celebrating his 100th birthday tour, the first time his artworks have come to Australia. There's a little bit of Dr Seuss that has touched each and every one of us across three generations. But there's a dark side to the 'Cat in The Hat'. Let's go to the curator of the 'Cat in The Hat' show and this is the dark side of Dr Seuss. Right in here, he's playing pool at night and chalking up his cue and smoking cigarettes, he's one bad cat. He's used up eight lives and got one left. It looks like a serious pool game. So that is the alter ego of Dr Seuss but we'll go back to the land of the 'Cat in The Hat' and go straight down to a place where they all wear silly beanies. It is the snow fields. Let me tell you about the world famous Uggometer. Seven Ugg boots for this weekend as they go ding aling. Let's cross to the resort report. At Thredbo, the cover is deep and dry with 13 lifts. We have snow falling around about 1600 metres on Saturday and 1300 on sun. Unfortunately on this Friday because it is going to rain across the resorts t won't be good. Let's look look at the map of NSW. More Dr Seuss and the 'Cat in The Hat', and a whole heap of fun and games at 5:55. Qantas is planning to start slashing jobs as early as next week, despite posting a record profit. The announcement has angered airline unions. Ticket prices are also set to rise with a new fuel levy. Convicted child molester Otto Darcy-Searle is back behind bars in Perth. The 63-year-old was run out of a northern New South Wales town after being relocated there when he was released from prison. And a traffic nightmare in Sydney as commuters desert public transport in droves. An extra one million vehicles have joined the rush in the last five years. A controversial plan to rid a former Sydney defence force site of thousands of kangaroos. They're to be sterilised to make way for 5,000 new homes. After World War II, the defence force used this land for the manufacture and storage of weapons. But now the only army in sigh - is these fellows. about 4,000 kangaroos who call the site home. But with State Government approval, Lend Lease is clearing the land to build 5,000 homes. And that means removing the roos to make room for 12,000 people. These kangaroos are among the first to be herded into an enclosure where they will be sterilised. We capture individual animals using either an anaesthetic dart gun or a large net, They're sedated, they then have an implant - a contraceptive implant - which is quite small, about 1cm in length inserted. Cathy insists it's the most humane way. Some roos will remain, but probably only a few hundred. We spent a number of hours here watching Kangaroos being herded into the enClarence Houseure. But

despite repeated requests, we were told it was not possible to show you the im plants. That puts the animals under enormous stress. There's an OH&S issue as well. Evironmentalists want the process overseen by an independent welfare agency not just by an organisation who stands to make $1 billion. When they get into the pence, they're ramming themselves up against the pence and bleeding. And they're basically dying en masse. To finance news, and the Australian share market fell in late trade. And at CommSec, Craig James. And good news for AMP shareholders. Yes, the woes for the company seem to be behind it. AMP reported a 22% increase in the first half profit and investors like it driving the share price in the order of 4%. Over the last three months, AMP shares have risen by 20%. But you would be sporting a bigger grin if you bought AMP shares over two years ago, shares having doubled in price over that period. Also more evidence that we're still being careful with the credit cards? Yes, the latest data shows there's plenty of credit cards out there's plenty of credit cards out there. The number of credit card accounts passed 12 million for the first time. But we're being more careful. The average balance is $2,600 and that's barey budged over the last few months and that could be a technicical withdrawal for us waiting for the new season fashions to hit the stores. In an Australian first, surgeons have implanted a revolutionary artificial heart that fits inside the real one. The tiny device is set to transform the lives of patients waiting for transplants. About the size of a large battery, this revolutionary device is the first to fit inside a weakened heart helping boost performance. Because it's all inside the heart, there's no pocket where blood can collect and also it empties blood 100% so there's no bits where clots can form. Perth father, Tony Carusi became the first Australian to be fitted with the Jarvik pump last week. When I get up to do exercise or just merely get up to go for a walk, my body's able to cope a lot better. Father of four Mark Haynes spent just 24-hours in intensive care after his operation on Thursday. Both men could be home from hospital within two weeks. If you go up hill, you just adjust it accordingly. That's on four at the moment. In most cases, the pump is used to sustain patients while they wait for heart transplants. Until now, most pumps have lasted one to two years, too long for the 15% of patients who die waiting for a suitable donor. This device has a very long record of reliability so it takes the pressure off proceeding immediately to transplant. These devices keep them alive waiting for a transplant or potentially support the long-term on just the device alone. For Tony and Mark, that means less time waiting anxiously and more time on the important things. Playing with both my kids for longer than five minutes, coz that's all I could do I go along with a normal life pretty much, touch wood. Jacinda Birch, Ten News. Sport - and Grant Hackett still has a couple of Olympics in him. Yes, the king of distance swimmers says there's still plenty to prove. Also, Andrew Johns reaction to the Kiwis labelling him a modern day Dally Messenger. Also, the Tigers aiming to stay in step but what's got them wary of the Dogs. And sky high - we'll count the metres to a world record. Price busted! Franklins has price busted: Country, Crouton, Hearty and Golden Harvest soup varieties: Look for this and other price busters, only at Franklins. MUSIC CONTINUES Oh! You're so busted! Franklins has price busted Kellogg's 450g Coco Pops, 530g Rice Bubbles, 500g Sultana Bran. Look for this and other price busters, only at Franklins. Parramatta have suffered a setback ahead of Sunday's second and third placed Showdown against the Dragons. Lock Glenn Morrison underwent surgery on a broken finger today which will sideline him for three weeks. Andrew Johns flying out to Newcastle with the Knights today. Could possibly Australia's greatest ever go from this? I don't think Joey could stand seeing himself in a Kiwi jersey, no. It will mark the end of John's representative career. His Australian team-mates don't even believe it. Do you think they'll stomach seeing him in the black? No,

I don't think Joey will stomach it. In 1907, Australia's best, Daly Messenger toured with the Kiwis. 100 years on and Johns will feel fill that role He's one of the biggest names to play this game so I'm rapt. Meanwhile the Wests Tigers heading to Telstra Stadium ahead of tomorrow night's game against the Bulldogs. The Tigers looking to add to the seven wins in a row but wary of the a row but wary of the wounded Dogs. I think the only thing they're lacking at the moment is the confidence and self-belief. But I think that after an embarrassing performance last week against the Eels, I think they'll be pumped up tomorrow night. Good news at Cronulla with Adam Dykes only out Cronulla with Adam Dykes only out for Sunday's game against Cronulla. He keeps telling the boys he's got a knew tricks up his sleeve and a few banana kicks. It will be a good night. He'll basically play as a irn. He's the Phar Lap of the 1,500m freestyle event, but world and Olympic champion Grant Hackett says to swim scared of blemishing his nine year undefeated record. Grant Hackett has been pushed over the last nine years by the fear of losing in his blue riband event. But as custodian to Olympic medals, world titles and world records, he has realised that's wasted energy. At one stage there I was starting to worry about perhaps the winning streak and wanting to continue that. And I sort of have put that out of my head now and I keep my focus on moving forward and not being on the defence but being on the attack constantly and trying to move forward and improve, and however my competitors improve or whatever times they do I can't really control. Apart from scooping the pool at the recent world championships in Montreal, Hackett is said to have at least broken free from Ian Thorpe's shadow. But he maintains their events should never have allowed for comparisons in the first place. I've always been a 1,500m freestyler and Kieren Perkins, all those sorts of people that I've had to race and throughout that era and now coming into more of an era of my own, that's where my forte has been. So yeah, probably in terms of a media profile standard I've come out of the shadow of Ian Thorpe. Despite his apparent concessions about victory and defeat and the Thorpe factor, Hackett is determined to remain one of the world's most dominant swimmers until the 2012 Olympics. Indeed, the 25-year-old maintains he can only get better. The next three years and this 4-year gap between Athens and Beijing is a very important time for me. I really want to get the most out of myself and then I'll assess my career from 2008. I just can't see myself retiring in three years time. I feel like my potential has yet to be reached and I can improve and keep on improving in the next few years. Daniel Lane, Ten News. Lleyton Hewitt has stepped up preparations for the US Open with a second round win at the Cincinnati Masters. Hewitt started slowly against Britain's Greg Rusedski, dropping the first set in 20 minutes. But the third seed showed he's getting back to full fitness after last week's bout of gastro, taking the match in three sets. So the signs are good 11 days out from Flushing Meadows. You've got to stand up and play the important points well and I definitely did that when I needed to out there today. Top seed Roger Federer was also pushed to three sets against German Nicolas Keifer. He's into the third round for the first time in five starts at Cincinnati. The British tabloids have labelled the England soccer team the Copenhagen clowns after losing to Denmark 4-1. Nil-all at half-time, England brought on a rash of substitutes, including keeper David James, who began the rot. It started a three goal blitz in seven minutes as the Danes cut through the pathetic defence. Wayne Rooney pegged one back three minutes before the end, before the England defence was caught flat footed again. It was England's worst defeat in 25 years. A thrill-seeking New Zealander has leapt off one of Asia's tallest towers He was enjoying himself so much, he didn't realise his partner at the other end turned for a second run and lost his wicket. That was the end of the innings and the Test. The Kiwis wrapping up the series 2-nil. A thrill-seeking New Zealander has leapt off one of Asia's tallest towers in an attempt at the world's highest sky jump. Dressed in a specially-designed suit attached to three cables, Kiwi AJ Hackett jumped more than 230m off Macau Tower, before landing safely on the ground below. If confirmed by 'The Guinness Book of World Records' the jump will be the World's highest commercial decelerator descent. The previous record was set in New Zealand with a 180m jump from Auckland's Sky Tower in 1998. I'll be back later with Sports Tonight and we'll find out who made rugby league's team of the '70s. we'll also have the next contestant in the the NRL's Sexiest Man. Back to Vic Lorusso in the Mix 106 Traffic Helicopter. What's the latest on the fire in Forestville? We've still got the fire brigade working here and Aparra street closed off as we zoom the camera back in there. You can see the fire brigade working on the fire. All local residents have been evacuated in the Forestville area and no traffic access in towards the area. It is best to avoid Warringah road. Thank you, and Tim Bailey hals all the weather next. Next - the weather with Tim Bailey. And taking promotion in his stride - the penguin that's top brass of a European army. the fact that you're at the Dr Seuss gallery inspired me to download a story about him and I think I've figured out why he was able to come up with weird stories. Give me the theory. Both his father and grandfather were brew masters. There might be something in that. I've got to tell you, it is the 100th birthday tour of Dr Seuss. It is the first time any of his artworks have been for sale or even seen in Australia and it is the Trevor Victor Harvey gallery in Seaforth T is still one of the biggest birthday books given. Remember this one, would you, could you in a car. The brilliant characters of the genius imagination of Dr Seuss. Fox Box Socks Knocks. And one for you Ron, this has inspired your life style. I like to eat cake in a tub laughed the cat. And Wilson's kids will remember these fond moments. Hop on a pop. This is lovely. Now this one, seriously of the places you'll go, it is the number one grad ueation book in the US and funnily enough, I gave it to two dear friends of mine when they graduated from their HSC. All the places you'll go is still, after 10 years on the New York best sellers list at around about Number 10. Come in here, still the most famous character of Dr Seuss is is... The 'Cat in The Hat'. Yes, and it still inspires grown men to tkpres up and look like that in around about a million people. Your name is what? I'm the 'Cat in The Hat'. And I'm Gertrude McFuzz. And

do we love Dr Seuss everybody? Yes. And even if we done like him, can we clap him please. Trevor Harvey the curator of the Australian Dr Seuss show. Now you can only see it ladies and gentlemen at the Seaforth gallery, it is the only place it is going in Australia before it nicks off over to the museum of art in Texas. So I figure it is good to look at it now. Into the back yard, let's get weather on the way and we can zip right in at the moment where it is 21 at Gosford and 15 in Katoomba. The satellite is clear across NSW and Queensland under a strong high press your system. High cloud is extending from WA and SA and into Victoria along the jet stream. Tomorrow's weather map, an associated front will spread rain across SA and inland NSW and Victoria and Tazmania. A get of precipitation across the west. The business of the brolly, predicted precipitation, rain across western and NSW and SA. Showers for southern WA and the Queensland coast. Saturday, cold fresh west erply winds will cause showers across NSW, Victoria and SA. Weather wise in Sydney tomorrow, sprung has sprung. It is a fact. 25 degrees in August. Can you believe it ? A little bit of high cloud before a. Intertait we for a look at capital city weather. Mostly sunny in Sydney. Windly in Canberra, rain on the way for Hobart. That's it from me and my good friend, Dr Seuss. Come and see the exhibition, it is fantastic and I'll see you again tomorrow night Thank you Tim. The Norwegian Army has officially welcomed a new, somewhat unusual looking officer to their top ranks. Colonel-in-Chief, Nils Olav, was in a flap about his promotion, which means he now stands at the helm of the Royal Norwegian Guard. But despite his diminutive stature the proud penguin was keeping up appearances as he inspected his very own guard of honour. The new boss excused from wearing the official army uniform but not from his duties on the frontline. REPORTER: So it might seem a little cruel to subject a penguin to warfare. Quite true. Nils was recruited as the Norwegian Army's mascot in 1972. That's the 5:00 news. I'm Ron Wilson. And I'm Jessica Rowe. We'll have the Late News at 10:30. Goodnight. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre.