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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. security crackdown - Tonight - the Prime Minister's and detention without charge. tracking devices for terror suspects Jeff Jarratt's pay day - former top cops. a legal win for one of the State's a missing Australian is found safe. And family relief when

thing, He was in jail, the Aussie boy

thing, D and D. He was in jail, the Aussie boy and Jessica Rowe. Ten News with Ron Wilson Good evening. that could save your child's life. Also tonight - the seat belt secrets for cricket's greatest trophy. And Australia's last-ditch fight But first this evening, in Australia's history the toughest laws to fight terrorism. have been drawn up police more powers than ever before The Prime Minister wants to give and track suspected terrorists. to arrest people without charge

Since the London bombings sweeping new anti-terrorism laws. we've been told to expect era and a time We are unfortunately living in an are needed. when unusual but necessary measures giving police powers The PM thinks they should include before they've committed an offence - to lock up people for 48 hours,

helped police in London. laws the PM says to wear tracking devices for a year Suspected terrorists could be forced would also face tougher penalties. while those who incite terrorism would have more powers to: As well, Federal Police

for public comment The proposals will be put out terrorism summit this month. and will also go to the Premiers' has raised eyebrows. The timing of the announcement The PM says of terrorism experts tomorrow it's to coincide with a meeting he's trying to deflect attention away but the Opposition says from the damaging Telstra debate. have blasted the move Civil libertarians to a police state. saying we're a step closer

these proposals So people who initially support have got to understand terrorist and criminal law forever. that they will be part of Australian But the PM is expecting support the right balance. saying the laws strike in which we live, They do not, given the circumstances

of the citizen. unfairly restrict the rights

Laurel Irving, Ten News. tonight. The end of a marathon legal battle of police A former deputy commissioner in the High Court. winning his unfair dismissal case Immediately after his victory warned the State Government Jeff Jarrett with the running of the police force. to stop interfering Jeff Jarrett Former deputy police commissioner without explanation. was sacked four years ago press release was faxed to his home. Learning of his dismissal when a

press release was faxed to his home. Learning of his dismissal when a Mr Jarrett was denied natural justice Now the High Court has ruled the right to respond to claims and should have been given his performance wasn't up to scratch. principles all my life. I guess I'd stood for all those to me, I found a little unfair. And for them not to be applied believed he had the right Former commissioner Peter Ryan to dismiss his deputy without reason. natural justice was more important. But the court decided

It's about a fair go. It's about preventing the Government and livelihood from taking away someone's rights

to be heard about the reasons. without giving them a chance removes the fear of dismissal Mr Jarrett says the decision from all public service executives. as of today I would hope they would feel frank advice that is talked about more able to give the fearless and but rarely practiced.

the State Government for interfering And he criticised Ken Maroney does his job. with the way current commissioner you could ever run into. Ken is one of the finest people in my view But yes, he is constrained, he has been charged with. of executing the role

Mr Jarrett has been awarded

damaging of $642,000 plus legal costs. In

costs. In this case, former damaging of $642,000 plus legal

commission Ryan's actions costing

the tax payers more than $1 million. throughout his fight Mr Jarrett says he's been sustained by support from the public. as a management consultant. He's now begun a new career John Hill, Ten News. seat have been warned to back off. Liberals eyeing off John Brogden's Opposition Leader Peter Debnam says will be given as long as he needs his predecessor to decide his political future.

in a blue-ribbon seat It's an electorate office without an MP in residence. But for Liberal wannabes northern beaches seat of Pittwater with their eyes on John Brogden's from the Opposition Leader. this warning speculating on the seat, If there are people clearly they should back off one ounce of support because they would not get from anybody in the Liberal Party. John Brogden's attempted suicide It's just a week since within the Liberal Party and already some he'll quit politics altogether. are predicting Jason Falinski Former Young Liberals president a newspaper report has been forced to deny from the eastern suburbs that he's transferred in John Brogden's electorate to a branch opposition leader's safe seat. with designs on the former who is currently in China, declared; In a statement Mr. Falinski, Peter Debnam has repeated

Peter Debnam has repeated position waiting for him, that John Brogden has a frontbench if he wants it. a new shadow Cabinet re-shuffle And, if required, there'll be to accommodate him. The Opposition Leader says as much time as he needs. his predecessor will be given in his own time, John will make his own decisions

or longer. whether that takes weeks, months, with a margin of more than 20%. The Liberals hold Pittwater Paul Mullins, Ten News. All Australians in New Orleans has escalated sharply Anger over high petrol prices demanding an inquiry. with two State Governments is now questioning The nation's consumer chief

are taking advantage of motorists. whether oil companies It is an extreme number, for regular unleaded in the country. possibly the highest price And while this service station may have its own reasons for charging so much, oil companies face much tougher questions. In particular from the ACCC chairman, asking why they've so greatly lifted their profits on the fuel they've refined and distributed. Now that refineries margin if you like is normally around US$3-$5 a barrel. Currently it's sitting close to $17 a barrel. Wow, yeah. Wow. Graeme Samuel believes they're taking advantage of high demand and lower supply but the South Australian and New South Wales governments want a federal inquiry to investigate allegations of profiteering. That allegation just can't stand, be left to stand there and be ignored by the Federal Government. And, he says, it should go further.

There's issues of the price of oil going up I'm not going to pretend that by having an inquiry, by setting up a committee, by referring this to some other body that we'll be able to bring the price down. But the impact isn't only on motorists.

Our bus and ferry fleets are also now paying more for their fuel. Giving public transport chief good reason

to ask for higher fares when they next apply to the pricing regulator. And if you need something to help ease the sting at our bowsers, consider these German motorists - crossing the Czech border to avoid paying $2.50 a litre at home. Eddy Meyer, Ten News.

All Australians in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck the city have now been accounted for, Among them, Ashley McDonald who'd been in jail the whole time. It's the last place authorities thought to look - the local prison - yet that's where they found missing Australian tourist Ashley McDonald. Frankly, this morning we were not optimistic we were going to find him alive.

Every once in a while you get a happy ending. Last night the search appeared to be turning into a murder investigation. The Melbourne man's credit card had been used to pay for rooms at a motel in a seedy part of Baton Rouge. His wallet was there but there was no sign of him. Locals confirmed police fears, admitting three men and a woman had been boasting about ripping off an Aussie. Not bragging about something they've done to his person but about, "Whatever you need we can get it you. "Let's go to the mall and we'll take you shopping." It's not clear if the 30-year-old factory hand was robbed, but his first night in New Orleans ended in a drunken bar fight on Bourbon Street. He was arrested, charged with trespassing and hauled to the local jail, then evacuated with over 1,000 other prisoners when the hurricane hit.

Australian officials finally tracked McDonald down to the prison after meeting with Louisiana State Police. Federal agents have now interviewed him and say he is safe and well.

His parents had rushed to their daughter's home in Tennessee prepared for the worst. We thought he'd been mugged and left for dead and died along with everyone else that did in the hurricane. But when they got off the plane, they were met with good news.

He was in jail, on D'n'D, the Aussie boy thing. Ashley's parents haven't been able to their son yet, but they're hoping he'll be released from jail tomorrow. He may never have to face court because the police files in New Orleans have been destroyed in the floods. But he's still got to face Mum. Make him walk home.

Look, I don't know, we're just so relieved, just so, so relieved.

And pleased he ended up in jail and not in the Superdome where other Australian tourists feared for their lives. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Leisa Goddard-Roles, Ten News. Tim Webster with a look at sport. And tonight's the night - the Ashes decider. It's a last-ditch effort for Australia's cricketers tonight. Everything is riding on this fifth and final Ashes Test.

They are being cheered on from the Prime Minister down - but even Mother Nature seems to be against them. Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland holds a plastic copy of the Ashes urn. Come Monday, it could be the only reminder we have of the famous cricket trophy. A resurgence in English cricket could see the Ashes return to England for the first time in nearly 20 years. And aren't the Poms enjoying it. We've been getting our gloating in in advance

in case something goes wrong. Far from dominating the series as predicted, the Aussies are down 2-1 and must win this Test to tie the series and retain Test cricket's greatest prize. I want to wish Ricky Ponting and all the boys all the very best of good luck as they go into the final Test at the Oval. It has been an epic series. There's no other description. No, it's not going to happen mate, so let's not even talk about it.

But even our own Test legends have their doubts. I'm probably going to be a bit controversial here. But I think England are going to win it.

Tickets to the match are a prized possession and selling for hundreds of pounds. An apartment overlooking the Oval is being rented by one cricket fan for $35,000. Plenty of Aussie fans sure to be a little tired by the end of play. I hope I don't have to answer any really sharp questions tomorrow morning.

But the dreary English summer is plotting against us. What the Aussies would do for some of our spring weather. Rain is forecast for most of the Test and could be the difference between winning and the unthinkable. Anticipating a win, the English cricket team has already booked Trafalgar Square for their victory celebrations. And finals fever has gripped rugby league fans, particularly Dragons supporters. St George-Illawarra stars paraded for the fans in Wollongong today in the countdown to Saturday's Showdown with neighbours the Sharks. Later in sport -

a warning over on-field retaliation during the finals. Also later - the Swans make their first team change in a month. And an embarrassing World Cup qualifying loss for England. See you in about half an hour. Still to come - a woman jailed for killing her parents. Also tonight - the simple seat-belt secrets that will save your child's life. And hoop-dee doo! It's a wiggly theme park.

Wiggle World opens on the Gold Coast.

This program is captioned live. A breakthrough in a 19-month-old Sydney murder mystery.

Detectives charging a 29-year-old man over the execution of a former security guard. A quick briefing of the police raiding party and the 50 officers hit the road. Minutes later, uniformed and plain clothes investigators swarm all over the 3 acre property, detectives arresting a 29-year-old murder suspect.

He's accused of masterminding the killing of former security guard Mark Nicholls,

in February last year.

It's alledged the 20-year-old was helping the suspect move cars at OJ's smash repair shop, when, a gunman walked in and shot him down in cold blood. The accused is facing a host of offences including murder and supplying a commercial quantity of illegal drugs. Police will be alleging that this man was inside the property at the time of the murder. Police will also be alleging that this man was involved in orchestrating the murder.

As Taskforce Gain investigators took him away father questioning, the rest of the strike team geared up for an exhaustive search. Number one on the list of sought-after items - the suspected murder weapon, a 45 calibre Glock automatic pistol. Mr Nicholls was shot five times at extremely close range, one round aimed at his head. His execution occurred just two days before his 21st birthday. Seven sniffer dogs swept over the market garden property

as divers battled through the sludge of a small dam and OSG officers searched the neighbouring house

and its possibly hidey holes. That search is in conjunction with not only the murder but also further drug charges. The accused killer faced Liverpool Court late today.

He's been refused bail, ordered to reappear in November. Shaun Fewings, Ten News.

21 years in jail tonight for a Sydney woman who killed her elderly parents and hid their bodies under their home. Karen Kramer pleaded guilty to stabbing her mother and father during a drunken rage two years ago after she was confronted by them about her alcohol problem. She hid the bodies underneath the family home in Ingleburn where she continued to live for another 18 months after the killings. She used silicon to plug gaps in the brickwork to suppress the smell of decomposition. Police were finally alerted by an English relative

who had become suspicious. A warning tonight for parents, with more than 80% guilty of failing to restrain their children properly in the car. Simple mistakes could make the difference between life and death in an accident. More than 8 out of 10 parents and carers get it wrong when it comes to buckling up their kids. This is what happens to a 6-year-old child who isn't fitted properly in a low-speed crash at just 35km/h.

The seatbelt was put behind the back and the dummy's allowed to go all the way forward and that means all the forces from the seatbelt are concentrated across the abdomen. That can cause stomach and spinal injuries. But with a booster seat... The seatbelt in the correct position keeps the dummy's upper body in place.

Medical researchers and the Roads and Traffic Authority

looked at over 200 crashes involving children and the restraints that were used. A common mistake -

parents graduating their children to adult seatbelts too early. And in a lot of cases it is ignorance. It's also partly a perception that "Oh, I'm just driving around the corner, it's just a short trip, "it doesn't matter." Injuries were less severe when children were seated in the back.

Injuries were less severe when children were seated in the back. An awareness campaign will be rolled out over the coming months. But if it fails to get the message through, authorities will consider tougher penalties, including fines and demerit points. It's horrible to think of that being a real child or your own child

going through that. It would just be horrendous. Anything you can do to avoid that would be great. Evan Batten, Ten News.

Let's go to Frank for the weather.

I reckon if you take a peak over

the horizon, you might be able to

spy what's happening for the

weekend? Noi, you weren't too

pleased about not getting the boat out at the

pleased about not getting the boat out at the weekend. You might get

it on Saturday morning, 27 degrees.

Very warm conditions over Friday

and Saturday. And wasn't it a warm

day today. 21 in the city and

across the coast. In the greater

west, it got up to 25 degrees and

made us feel good. But what's about

to make you feel better is the

Wottoto children's choir currently

touring Australia and New Zealand.

touring Australia and New Zealand. (children sing) We'll look at sky

watch and see how the day was

delivered. It was a case of blue

delivered. It was a case of blue sky lining all day long. More like

spring really. We got to a maximum

of 21 degrees. Kurply we're at 19.

The pollution levels were low.

The pollution levels were low. We'll return in about ten minutes

and more from the children's choir. Next in the 5:00 news - back behind the wheel two months after the London bombings. And cancer's magic bullet - the high-tech treatment giving patients a new lease on life.

You're watching the 5:00 news. Time

for a check on the weather with Vic

Lorusso in the Mix 106 Traffic Helicopter.

Out on the highway, we've got a BW.

I know, one of your pet hates but it is

I know, one of your pet hates but it is causing major traffic delays

for motorists. We'll zoom in on the

truck on the Cumberland highway

before the M4. But as we zoom back

and show you the delays, they

extend past Marylands and

Smithfield and that's heading

traffic into Parramatta this

evening. The way to avoid that is

taking Horsley Drive or even the

taking Horsley Drive or even the M4. More at 5:50. Another blow for Telstra shareholders - the company chairman believes the stock is over valued. The grim message was delivered to the Prime Minister when he demanded those running the telco be pulled into line. Telstra recovered some lost ground today but shareholders shouldn't get too excited.

Market analysts like Morgan Stanley believe their true worth is around $3.81. It's not the sort of message the Government wants to hear.

REPORTER: On Telstra, there are questions about what the actions are and what the three amigos are really up to. MAN: Thanks guys. But Telstra's chairman Don McGauchie in New York this week

has no doubts that's the way the international market sees it too. The Board is backing the three amigos brought in to ready the company for sale and the transition to full public ownership. A Telstra source today saying the warts-and-all approach

and a more realistic price is the only way international investors will be interested. It's a message Mr McGauchie gave John Howard and yesterday he appeared to understand it. I am perfectly happy, as are my colleagues, to work with the managing director chosen by the Board. Nationals leader Mark Vaile attended the briefing last month where the facts were laid out on the table.

Did I tell my colleagues? Yes I did. A sure sign of the Government's discomfort is the rush to get the Telstra bills out of the way. A Senate inquiry has been given one day to scrutinise the five sale bills and two days to report back. The advertisement in 'The Australian' today so hurried the word 'senate' was mispelled and don't expect a grilling of Mr Trujillo and his two compatriots.

Two other executives are coming instead. Paul Bongiorno, Ten News. Donald Horne, the man who coined the phrase "The Lucky Country" has died at his home in Sydney. The staunch republican wrote the famous book 'The Lucky Country' in 1964, questioning many traditional values of Australian society. He wrote 24 books in all, was editor of the 'Bulletin' magazine and a long-time political science professor at the University of NSW.

Adding to his achievements he was chairman of the Australia Council and chancellor of the University of Canberra. He died from the lung disease pulmonary fibrosis. Donald Horne was 83. Two months since the July 7 terror attacks in London, the driver of the bus blown up is back behind the wheel. George Psaradakis says he was determined not to give up, returning to his old number 30 route. The memories are all still in my mind

and many times every day I think of my passengers who perished so needlessly. 13 people were killed on the bus

after a suicide bomber blew the bus up. An Australian-developed treatment is proving a remarkable success in the fight against cancer. It targets primary and secondary tumours in the liver

with few side-effects and all it takes is a few minutes.

If Ken Dawson hadn't gone for a second opinion, he probably wouldn't be here today.

A year ago, his liver was riddled with nine tumours. He was told palliative care was the only option. There's another one there. Internet research lead him to internal radiation therapy. And now it's all good news.

To have the tumours dissolve altogether was something totally beyond our expectation. He clearly had a complete resolution of his cancer and you can't do much better than that. Millions of microscopic radioactive spheres are injected into the bloodstream and make their way to the liver. They target only the tumours, without affecting healthy tissue. So the radiation can be 40 times stronger than usual.

It seems to be quite safe. It seems to be side effects for a short period of time.

Chemotherapy side effects tend to take a lot longer to resolve. Patients can be out of hospital within a day. You're not under anaesthetic, you're on a sedative, and it's over in about, I'd say, 15, 20 minutes.

The treatment's been such a success, it's already subsidised in the US. That's not the case here - Australian patients have to self-fund, around $8,000 a dose. That hasn't stopped more than 2,000 Australians undergoing the treatment. Further trials will begin later this year, in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. It's sort of waking up from a bad dream. Amanda McLeay, Ten News.

Still to come - the Mitsubishi car boss hits the road. Also tonight - technology's biggest-selling gadget just got smaller, but a downsized iPod still comes with an up-market price. And hoop-dee doo! It's a wiggly theme park just for kids. Wiggle World opens on the Gold Coast.

Time for another check of the weather and Frank

Time for another check of the weather and Frank Coletta, I love

that choir, it makes you want to

smile when you hear them sing? It

certainly does, it makes you feel

warm inside. A bit like the

conditions today, it was warm. And

it will be warmer over the next

couple of days. Caringbah was up to

20 degrees: fairfield had 24

degrees. Here we had 24 degrees and

we're here with the

degrees. Here we had 24 degrees and we're here with the Watoto Children's Children's Choir. (children sing)

As the kids continue, we'll check

the backyard of NSW.

A reminder, tomorrow is national

shine day to help underprivelepbled

kids. You can help out by buying

these bands for $3 and badges for

$2. When we return we'll tell you

all about the Watoto Children's Choir. The top stories we're following this news hour -

all Australians who were in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck have now been accounted for. The end of a marathon legal battle - a former deputy commissioner of police winning his unfair dismissal case in the High Court. Immediately after his victory Jeff Jarrett warned the State Government to stop interfering with the running of the police force. And the Prime Minister announces the toughest laws in Australia's history have been drawn up to fight terrorism. He wants to give police more powers than ever before

to arrest people without charge and track suspected terrorists. You've seen him in the ads and now he's out of the picture. The boss of Mitsubishi has called it quits, just as the company launches the new car that thousands of jobs depend on. It's come as a shock, but for the man who saved Mitsubishi, it's just the end of the road. I'm overweight, a little bit stressed.

This has been quite a draining experience. At an embargoed media launch in Melbourne for the new make-or-break 380, Tom Phillips rejected speculation he's jumping ship before the official release in a month. He's confident the 6-cylinder sedan will sell well even with the burden of heavy fuel prices. Commentators believe a cheaper diesel model must be released.

Large car sales are down 15%. It's likely to pitch into that with the proviso they've thought very much about petrol consumption. I think initially they'll probably think he's jumping at the wrong time, but Mitsubishi will survive or die on product. In the climate, people will see it as pretty good fuel economy. I will certainly be driving one myself. It's going to be a fabulous car.

Mr Phillips was Mitsubishi's driving force for five years, steering it through near collapse and the Lonsdale factory closure in Adelaide, which cost 700 jobs. He'll remain an advisor for two years. Mr Phillips admits there were times he thought the company would go under. He's credited for saving it single-handedly. Tom Phillips is a real community hero

Robert McEniry, who's worked at General Motors and SAAB, will take the wheel on November 1. Finance, and the Australian share market defied Wall Atreet's lead.

Julia Lee at Commonwealth Securities. Good news for the Aussie job market.

The market was expecting the

unemployment rate to rise from the

29-year lows. Instead, the trailian

economy added more than 400,000 new

jobs in the past year to take the

jobs rate to decade highs. There's

more and more people in the

workforce in full time and part

workforce in full time and part time jobs so the jobs market is

looking the best it has in a

generation We already spoke about

Telstra in the news bulletin

tonight but there's no keeping them

out of the headlines? Last week, it

was a famous comment by the

chairman that he wouldn't recommend

them to his mother. Today the talk

was that Telstra will be cut into

three, retail, wholesale and network. All

three, retail, wholesale and network. All of the attention

hasn't been good for the share

price with the share price dropping

7% in the last week. Get ready for the next must-have gadget. Computer giant Apple has unveiled a mobile phone that works like an iPod music player. It can store 100 songs and features stereo speakers and a camera. It's the first mobile phone to work directly with the popular digital music service iTunes. It has excellent audio. MUSIC PLAYS

The company's also unveiled a new mini music player. Weighing 42 grams and thinner than a pencil, the nano is a fifth the size of the original iPod. It can hold up to 1,000 songs and will be available soon for around $300. The Wiggles say it's their greatest achievement so far. It's Wiggle World - and it opened for business on the Gold Coast today. A world that's wall to wall Wiggles.

(All) We want the Wiggles! A dream come true for pint -sized fans of the colourful quartet. (Sings) # Lights, camera action - the Wiggles! # The group almost as excited as the kids at the opening of Wiggle World, Jeff only falling asleep once. Wake up, Jeff!

The Wiggles involved in every stage of their wacky world's design. A lot has come from us,

which is very exciting to see it come to fruition, so that when people come they see a real hands-on Wiggles experience. Their antics integrated into the attraction which includes the ultimate thrill ride for tots - a trip in the Big Red Car. The group now giants on the international stage. I understand what parents go through

when they can't watch the news, they can't put on the radio in the car, they have to put on the Wiggles, so I sympathise with everybody. They've won dozens of awards, sold 17 million DVDs and videos and perform for children across the planet. We get the best show in the world. Unfortunately the guys will only be visiting a few times a year

but Wiggle World will become the backdrop for their TV show and DVDs.

Australia's own Wiggle World almost certain to be duplicated overseas. Summer Burke, Ten News. Tim Webster is back with sport and a warning about biff in the NRL finals.

Also, as the fans celebrate the Dragons intend keeping the hype under control.

Also, why Ricky Ponting says don't blame me if Australia loses the Ashes.

In an ideal world, the girls should be hot, the guys, cool. Your favourite song should be played everywhere and your Coke should be icy cold, served with a dash of lime. Did we mention the lime? With every sip, your throat should burn, your eyes should water,

your eyes should water, your lips should do the merengue, taking refreshment to a whole new level. You should try one right now. New Coke with Lime. Same great Coke taste, now with a dash of zesty lime flavour.

This program is captioned live. On the eve of the NRL finals, league bosses have warned on-field retaliation won't be tolerated. It comes in the wake of Carl Webb's punch that led to a knockout suspension for the Cowboys. The Swans have made their first change to the team in four matches.

He may not have looked like a

hitman, but Carl Webb's team-mates

know what's missing without him in

the side No matter what team he's

in, everyone will miss him. He's an

aggressive forward. Provocation no

excuse according to the NRL In

regard to any act of foul play, it

is for the referee to adjudicate on

the issues and not for the players

to take out Parramatta yet to

decide if they'll appeal Fuifui MoiMoi's nine-match

decide if they'll appeal Fuifui MoiMoi's nine-match ban after

saying the video evidence should

have been dismissed. We believe it

doesn't show there was contact with

the head. The panel found

differently Everyone has tipped the

Dragons to win the Grand Final and

today in Wollongong, it looked like

they had. Locals out in force to

cheer on the heros ahead cheer on the heros ahead of

Saturday night's qualifying final

against the Sharks. The match

especially significant for former Illiwarra Steelers players. Six

Illiwarra Steelers players. Six years after the merge of St George,

they get the chance to play a sme

final here in Wollongong. The match

is already a sell out but the

players say they won't be

distracted by the hype. It adds

excitement to the place. A lot of

the players are local juniors who

never played a home final here. So

I don't think it will be a problem

After weeks of speculation, the

warriors today announced the

sacking of their coach. He's been

replaced by the

sacking of their coach. He's been replaced by the assistant, Ivan Cleary. The Swans have made their first change to the team in four matches. Forward Luke Vogels has made way for versatile youngster Paul Bevan. Coach Paul Roos says the team is over the disappointment of last week and focused on Geelong tomorrow night. After fielding a settled side for the last month Paul Roos has felt the need for a little change. Luke Vogels making way for Paul Bevan.

He's played good footy for us this

year and searchly last year. We

think that little bit of experience,

even though he's young and the

ability to play in different

positions should help us on Friday night. The Swans had their main training session at the SCG last night with injured pair Paul WIlliams and Luke Ablett both getting through without any problems. Roos also happy his team have re-focused on Geelong

after they overcome the disappointment of last Friday's controversial loss to the Eagles.

They looked really sharp. Sometimes

you have your worst games after

your best training and your best

games after the worst training. But

we wanted to see a sign that they

were up and going and certainly the

real buzz in training and we

trained very well last night. Full-back Leo Barry, who was involved in the most controversial of a number of umpiring decisions against the Eagles, has had an eventful week - named in the All-Australian side on Monday and then celebrating the birth of his second child a boy the next day.

It was a big 12 hours so hopefully,

finish off with a good win on

Friday night would top the week off. Geelong arrived in Sydney this afternoon and had a training session at the SCG ahead of tomorrow night's match

Last year, we were in the top four

and maybe swept under the radar a

little bit this time around And all the action from the Swans versus Geelong match can be seen here on Ten tomorrow night. Tense times for the Aussie cricketers ahead of tonight's fifth and deciding Test against England.

And skipper Ricky Ponting says he shouldn't cop all the blame if Australia loses the Ashes. Down 2-1 with one match to go, Ricky Ponting is acutely aware the pressure is on like never before.

If we happen to lose this series, then I'm sure we'll cop a bit of a hammering. But maybe we should. There's been plenty of finger-pointing from here in Australia, though the skipper is reluctant to shoulder all of the blame. We're all responsible for where we are. We are a team, we're a very close team, and everything we do we'll all be responsible for at the end of the day. I know I'll take a bit more responsibility for it

because I'm captain and I'm supposed to.

That's what it's all about, being captain of any sporting team. That doesn't mean he's nervous about his captaincy. I wouldn't like to think my position will be under threat, no. I'm the first one to admit when I make mistakes - I always have been. If I make mistakes, I put my hand up and admit it straightaway. Despite concerns he may still not be fit enough, the Australians are buoyed by Glenn McGrath's return

for what is effectively an Ashes grand final. The way both teams play the game,

unless you get weather interruptions,

there will be a result. A new challenge in Dubai for former Ashes hero Rod Marsh. After rebuilding England's foundations through their academy, he's now taken on the role of coaching director for the International Cricket Council. Andre Agassi has staged perhaps his greatest comeback, And while the English are confident about retaining the Ashes, their World Cup soccer chances are looking a little shaky

after a stunning 1-nil upset at the hands of Northern Ireland. David Beckam did his best to level the score-sheet, but his free-kick didn't quite bend enough. The embarrassing result has England trailing group leader Portugal by five points

and needing to win their last two games to automatically qualify. Andre Agassi has staged perhaps his greatest comeback, to move into the semi-finals of the US Open

with a 5-set victory over fellow American James Blake. The 35 year-old looked headed for defeat after losing both of the opening two sets. But Agassi summoned all his fighting qualities to level the match at two sets all. The two-time US Open winner eventually took out the classic in a gripping final set tiebreaker.

Agassi will now take on unseeded American Robbie Ginepri. That's it so far. Later on Sports Tonight with Ryan Phelan all the action from the crucial first session of the fifth Ashes Test. Go the Aussies!

We'll all be there. Thank you Mr

Webster. Back now to Vic Lorusso in

the Mix 106 Traffic Helicopter Where are

the Mix 106 Traffic Helicopter Where are the delays at the moment?

Big traffic problems for motorists

doing late night shopping in

Parramatta. This is the same

incident we showed you earlier, the

broken down trailor in upper south

Wentworthville. You can see all

three lanes aren't moving. All the

traffic is merging there, it is a slow run

traffic is merging there, it is a slow run out of the greater west.

Also problems leaving the city

with a smash in Naremburn.

Time to check on the weather now

with Frank Coletta. And after being

tantalised by your young African

choir there, I'm diing to hear

their story. It is an amazing

story to tell and we'll be speaking

to Mark Brad shaw, the managing

director soon. This is giving us a

warm glow and so is the weather. We

got up to 21 degrees across

warm glow and so is the weather. We got up to 21 degrees across the

city and out in the greater west, 25 degrees.

The satellite shows cloud building

over central and south eastern

Australia, ahead of a trough

causing isolated thunderstorms.

The storms may be severe in

Victoria. Tomorrow's weather map

shows patchy rain and storms from

central Australia to Tasmania. The

troughs will be warm in Queensland

and also in Victoria. On to

troughs will be warm in Queensland and also in Victoria. On to

tomorrow, and storms across western

NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, eastern SA

and the south-west of Queensland.

There will be showers and small

hail spreading across WA and SA.

The trough is bringing a front on

Saturday across Queensland and NSW.

Cold and southerly winds across the

front spreading showers and small

hail across SA, Victoria

front spreading showers and small hail across SA, Victoria and

Tasmania. The soothing tunes of

the Watoto Children's Choir behind

us from Uganda. The Australian

managing director of Watoto is

Mark Bradshaw. An amazing tale to

tell. Tell us about the kids?. All

the children you see standing

before you have lost one or both of

the parents through the war and

disease. AIDS is devastating Africa.

disease. AIDS is devastating Africa. We have volunteer whos find

them in rubbish and a mother may

walk into a hospital, have a baby

and walk out. We legally adopt the

children into the program and put

them in homes and villages so they

have hope. And they have amazing

hope. People want to know where

they can see them while they're on

tour in Australia. You can see them

around Sydney in the next two or three days in

around Sydney in the next two or three days in DeeWhy. They've

three days in DeeWhy. They've already been over to build a home,

the students. You can get all the

details from Watoto.com. Thank you

for that. Let's go interstate. It

might be a wonderful day in

Queensland. Brisbane is mostly

sunny. 26 degrees. It will be late

thunder in Canberra. Darwin 34 and

sunny. A late shower

thunder in Canberra. Darwin 34 and sunny. A late shower for Adelaide.

Now for the provincials.

As we leave Five Dock and the

wonderful talents of the Watoto

Children's Choir, the weather looks

forward to the equally talented

performers tomorrow night. Students from Kelso High - who lost everything

when their school burnt to the ground almost three weeks ago - have achieved an almost impossible feat. In just 20 days they've rebuilt nine months' worth of work to compete in tonight's Rock Eisteddfod Challenge. It's hard to believe it's taken these students just under three weeks to pull a production like this together.

It's the final rehearsal for these Kelso High students

competing in this year's 26th annual Rock Eisteddfod Challenge.

They've been working around the clock. rebuilding sets and constructing props destroyed when their school burnt to the ground 20 days ago. We've had so much support from everyone to get this far. While their costumes were saved, nine months' worth of work went up in smoke. But thanks to a massive community effort, the school was able to press on.

We got to the school the next morning and there was a group of people already offering to do things. Students now putting finishing touches on the elaborate costumes in their Louise XVI inspired performance. Following tonight's performance of the opening grand final, another 15 schools who ranked well in previous Rock Eisteddfods will tough it out in the ultimate challenge - the Prmier Grand Final. And just who'll win tonight's competition is anyone's guess.

And just who'll win tonight's competition is anyone's guess. Many say Kelso High are already ahead of the game by just turning up. Kathryn Robinson, Ten News. That's the 5:00 news. I'm Ron Wilson, goodnight. And I'm Jessica Rowe. We'll have the Late News at 10:30, goodnight.

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