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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. to a mid-air drama. An extraordinary ending

topping $1.60 a litre. The push to prevent petrol

And footballs and disco balls collide to AFL Grand Final. at the gala preview to an air drama over Los Angeles. But first - an incredible end

An Airbus with 145 people on board with a crippled nose gear. has just touched down

at an angle The wheel had become jammed

around dumping and burning fuel. and for three hours, it had to fly

the landing gear dug into the runway, As it came down,

before the jet came to a stop. catching fire is believed to be OK. Everyone on board a 3-hour air drama over Los Angeles Just repeating, a safe landing after

$1.60 a litre at the petrol pump. Fears motorists will soon be paying

skyrocketing costs A crisis summit to address the

is now under way in Sydney. Ten's John Hill is there. What's been discussed so far? Very much the way

much the way that the price of

petrol is hitting the economy. It's

hitting consumer households. We're told food is hitting consumer households. We're told food hitting consumer households. We're told

hitting consumer households. We're told food is about hitting consumer households. We're

told food is about to start pushing hitting consumer households. We're

told food is about to start pushing up.

up. The farmers are concerned about told food is about to start pushing

their costs. Transport costs are

being discussed. We're told 9%

increase in the cost for long distance transport is increase in the cost for long distance transport increase in the cost for long distance

being picked up by distance transport is currently being picked up distance transport is currently being picked distance transport is currently being distance transport is currently increase in the cost for long

being picked up by the industry. distance transport is currently distance transport is currently being picked up by

They'll have to pass that on. Also,

4% on local deliveries in urban areas, 4% on local deliveries in urban

4% on local deliveries in urban areas, all of 4% on local deliveries in urban areas, all

areas, all of this is going to feed 4% on local deliveries in urban

into every item that we consume.

The NRMA, who has convened this The NRMA, who has convened this summit,

summit, say they're concerned about The NRMA, who has convened this

the huge impact. the huge impact. Experts have summit, say they're concerned about the huge impact. Experts

the huge impact. Experts have suggested fuel the huge impact. Experts have suggested

suggested fuel prices have a the huge impact. Experts have the huge impact. Experts have suggested fuel prices

greater influence on economic

activity than movements in rates. If activity than movements in interest rates. activity than movements in interest greater influence on economic

activity than movements in interest rates. If that is true, and activity than movements in interest rates. If that is true, activity than movements in interest rates. If that is activity than movements in interest rates. If that activity than movements in interest

suspect rates. If that is true, and I

suspect it is, we have just rates. If that is true, and I experienced the equivalent of suspect it is, we have just experienced the equivalent suspect it is, we have just experienced the suspect it is, we have just experienced

experienced the equivalent of a suspect it is, we have just

couple of interest rate hikes in a

dismissed this couple of weeks. The Government

dismissed this summit

dismissed this summit as couple of weeks. The Government

dismissed this summit as a talk fus, couple of weeks. The Government dismissed this summit as a talk couple of weeks. The Government dismissed this summit as a couple of weeks. The Government

dismissed this summit as a talk fus, but ministers dismissed this summit as a talk fus, but

but ministers have turned but ministers have turned up? dismissed this summit as a talk fus,

The but ministers have turned up? Yes. dismissed this summit as a talk fus,

The assistant Treasurer has but ministers have turned up? Yes. The assistant Treasurer but ministers have turned up? Yes. The assistant but ministers have turned up? Yes.

The assistant Treasurer has come. but ministers have turned up? Yes.

He's also sat and He's also sat and listened carefully to issues that He's also sat and listened carefully to issues He's also sat and listened carefully to He's also sat and listened carefully

carefully to issues that are He's also sat and listened

carefully to issues that are important, one carefully to issues that are important,

important, one of them was carefully to issues that are important, one of them carefully to issues that are important, one of

biodiversity. The USA of That biodiversity. The USA of ethenol.

That has had biodiversity. The USA of ethenol. That has biodiversity. The USA of ethenol.

biodiversity. The USA of ethenol. That has had problems biodiversity. The USA of ethenol.

That has had problems so far, the biodiversity. The USA of ethenol. That has had problems so far, biodiversity. The USA of ethenol.

Government won't let That has had problems so far, the Government won't That has had problems so far, the Government

Government won't let more than 10% That has had problems so far, the Government won't let more than That has had problems so far, the Government won't let more That has had problems so far, the

of it be Government won't let more than 10% of it Government won't let more than 10% of

of it be bleended into Government won't let more than 10% of it be bleended Government won't let more than 10%

Government won't let more than 10% of it be bleended into petrol. Government won't let more than 10% of it be bleended into petrol. This morning of it be bleended into petrol. This morning they of it be bleended into petrol. This morning they suggested of it be bleended into petrol. This morning they suggested they're going morning they suggested they're going to morning they suggested they're going to review

morning they suggested they're going to review the morning they suggested they're going to review the way morning they suggested they're going to review the way its morning they suggested they're going to review the way its use morning they suggested they're going to review the way its use is blended

going to review the way its use is blended with going to review the way its use is blended with petrol. going to review the way its use is blended with petrol. The going to review the way its use is blended with petrol. The PM committed blended with petrol. The PM committed to blended with petrol. The PM committed to changing blended with petrol. The PM committed to changing and blended with petrol. The PM committed to changing and making it

committed to changing and making it better committed to changing and making it better for committed to changing and making it better for motorists, committed to changing and making it better for motorists, but committed to changing and making it better for motorists, but also

he has heard issues about the he has heard issues about the price of

of petrol, he has heard issues about the price of petrol, particularly he has heard issues about the price of petrol, particularly the refining of petrol, particularly the refining margins of petrol, particularly the refining margins that of petrol, particularly the refining margins that the of petrol, particularly the refining margins that the big of petrol, particularly the refining margins that the big oil companies refining margins that the big oil companies are refining margins that the big oil companies are taking refining margins that the big oil companies are taking at refining margins that the big oil companies are taking at the refining margins that the big oil companies are taking at the moment.

There's companies are taking at the moment. There's some companies are taking at the moment. There's some question companies are taking at the moment. There's some question whether there's There's some question whether there's price There's some question whether there's price gouging There's some question whether there's price gouging go

There's some question whether There's some question whether there's price gouging go on. He

says if there's evidence of says if there's evidence of that,

the Government will use the

says if there's evidence of that, the Government will use the ACCC. The The ACCC the Government will use the ACCC. The ACCC has the Government will use the ACCC. The ACCC has the

the Government will use the ACCC. The ACCC has the power the Government will use the ACCC. The ACCC has the power today the Government will use the ACCC. The ACCC has the power today and the Government will use the ACCC. The ACCC has the power today and as the The ACCC has the power today and as the PM

The ACCC has the power today and as the PM has The ACCC has the power today and as the PM has said, The ACCC has the power today and as the PM has said, if The ACCC has the power today and as the PM has said, if there The ACCC has the power today and as the PM has said, if there is

evidence, the PM has said, if there is evidence, credible the PM has said, if there is evidence, credible evidence, the PM has said, if there is evidence, credible evidence, that can evidence, credible evidence, that can be evidence, credible evidence, that can be investigated evidence, credible evidence, that can be investigated that evidence, credible evidence, that can be investigated that says evidence, credible evidence, that can be investigated that says that

there can be investigated that says that there is can be investigated that says that there is price can be investigated that says that there is price gouging, can be investigated that says that there is price gouging, then can be investigated that says that there is price gouging, then they have there is price gouging, then they have the there is price gouging, then they have the power there is price gouging, then they have the power to there is price gouging, then they have the power to act. there is price gouging, then they have the power to act. Thank there is price gouging, then they have the power to act. Thank you, John have the power to act. Thank you, John Hill. Meantime, concerning claims car owners are being forced to cut back on food to pay for fuel. The NRMA study found 25% of motorists

are saving on essential items to pay for petrol with 61% of drivers cutting back on their car use altogether. 94% of drivers expect the cost to impact on the economy. Panic in Texas as thousands try to flee to beat Hurricane Rita which is now expected to hit Houston and its surrounding coast. Highways are jammed

and a state of emergency has been declared. It's happening again - another major American city being emptied. Just three weeks after Katrina forced over a million people from their homes around New Orleans, Houston, Texas, and a 400km stretch of coast is under mandatory evacuation order. Please evacuate. Unlike in New Orleans, where people were left to die, patients in nursing homes and hospitals are being bused out.

The President has already declared a state of emergency. We hope and pray that Hurricane Rita will not be a devastating storm, but we got to be ready for the worst. Overnight, Rita skimmed the Florida Keys, then reintensified to a deadly, category five hurricane - the worst there is. Texas has 5,000 National Guard on stand-by, and America's Homeland Security has helicopters and other supplies at the ready.

a similar sized hurricane levelled the coastal region. NASA has even handed over control for the International Space Station to Russia. It's really all hands on deck to deal with this storm. To try to protect the city's infrastructure, water is being cut to the target area and power will be disconnected as the storm approaches. We think we will have some catastrophic occurrences

on parts of the west island if storm stays on its current track. New Orleans and Louisiana remain on alert, forecasters warning Rita could still turn and hit the already hurricane-devastated region. In the United State, Leisa Goddard-Roles, Ten News. A Gold Coast man has saved his wife from a fire which destroyed six businesses overnight. Police say the blaze is suspicious.

Even as the blaze ripped through the ruins of their Currumbin boat hire business, Yvonne Atkins was thanking husband Alan for saving her life. She was asleep upstairs when her husband, who's normally away driving trucks, raised the alarm. He's just wonderful. He went downstairs and he was pushing boats out and throwing fuel tanks out trying to get as much as he could onto the beach. The early morning fire

The early morning fire destroyed five businesses, including a hair and beauty salon and a neighbouring bar and restaurant.

Waitresses received a call saying someone had torched their workplace. It makes you sick because people just don't get it. Why would someone do something like this?

Yeah, you're ruining so many different things. You're not just ruining a building.

There was a fair amount of fuel because of the boat hire business

and being plastic containers some of them had split so there was fuel running on the ground. Early estimates put the damage bill at more than $1 million, but Yvonne Atkins says she and her husband will rebuild. I'm just so grateful I've got him so, OK.

The arson squad is investigating. Max Futcher, Ten News. Another Australian faces drug charges in Indonesia

after allegedly being caught with a small amount of meth amphetamines.

45-year-old John Michael Kelly from Queensland is facing a jail term of up to 15 years.

A gala preview to this weekend's AFL Grand Final, celebrities attending a spectacular night out that will only be rivalled by the winning team's celebrations. It's the biggest soiree in the lead-up to the premiership, footballs and disco balls coming together in one big chic celebration.

And the Swans were the team on everybody's lips. I'm quietly tipping Sydney Swans. I am a footy fan. A big Sydney Swans fan actually. I've been there for the whole 24 years of my life so far, so yeah, I'm quite proud to be around for this week. I think I've just got to hope they're going to win. But you know, Grand Final day, you just never know until the day. And later in sport -

we'll look at the last-minute preparations the Swans and the Eagles are undertaking before flying to Melbourne tonight. And Chanel dumps cocaine Kate.

Indonesia is warning a bird flu outbreak in its capital

could soon become an epidemic.

Mass burnings of poultry have begun as the crisis escalates in Jakarta, home to 12 million people. Indonesian authorities have confirmed the deadly flu has killed four people. Tests are under way to determine if it also caused the death of two girls aged 2 and 5. More than 60 lives have been lost to bird flu since late 2003.

Australian authorities have an emergency plan but warn if it hits here, no preparation will be enough. Torrential rain has killed dozens of people in India following a cyclone. A third fashion house has dumped supermodel Kate Moss over her drug use. This time it's Chanel who have no future plans to use the model when her current contract runs out in October. This follows fashion store H&M and Burberry's decision to drop her

Meanwhile, the police have confirmed

they are investigating her alleged cocaine abuse. After the death of Princess Diana, restrictions on European paparazzi forced many to look for work in America. Now, several Hollywood stars have asked police to investigate what they claim are the aggressive tactics of celebrity snappers. Mid-morning in Beverly Hills and Toby is trawling the streets

in the search for celebrities. Oh, that's Paris. That's Paris Hilton man! MAN: Really? Yes! 10 years ago, he virtually had this place to himself. These days the competition is cut-throat. CAMERA CLICKS Hundreds of paparazzi have now set up shop here, lured by what's been called the second California gold rush.

Over the years, those in the spotlight say the tactics of some paparazzi have become increasingly life threatening. I've been hurt, I've seen my mother thrown to the ground by these animals. It's really not OK.

On both sides of the camera, tempers are getting frayed.

Now the paparazzi also stands accused of forcing celebrities off the road.

Last month 'Lost in Translation' star Scarlett Johanson called local emergency services to say she'd hit another car while struggling to evade a swarm of paparazzi. Celebrities have finally convinced officials here that things have gone too far. It is miraculous that we haven't had a Princess Diana situation

here in the US yet. Some in the business believe the celebrities have brought it on themselves, seeking publicity when it suits them, complaining bitterly when it doesn't. But the warning is clear - Hollywood's most persistent paparazzi now face going to jail. International rock royalty have performed at a charity concert raising money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The 5-hour show dubbed 'From the Big Apple to the Big Easy'

featured Lenny Kravitz and Elton John. Bette Midler used the opportunity to criticise the Bush Administration before an emotional performance.

(Sings) # The signs implor me help the

(Sings) # The signs implor me help the needy (Sings) # The signs implor me help the needy and (Sings) # The signs implor me help

(Sings) # The signs implor me help the needy and show (Sings) # The signs implor me help the needy and show them (Sings) # The signs implor me help the needy and show them the (Sings) # The signs implor me help the needy and show them the way. Human the needy and show them the way. Human kind. the needy and show them the way. Human kind. # Tickets to the event ranged between $50 and $500. Ahead what one NRL coach is doing to stop his side dreaming about the Grand Final too early. That's when Ten's morning news returns. Also - injuries bring disappointment as the fans turn out for the West Coast Eagles.

This program is captioned live. In finance news - the Australian share market is marginally higher.

Julia Lee at Commonwealth Securities. Results out today from Australia's largest retailer.

Coles Myer may soon no longer be Australia's largest

Coles Myer may soon no longer be Australia's largest retailer, with

Australia's largest retailer, with the intention to sell off its Myer

department stores. John Fletcher is

looking for expressions of interest.

Myer had itsernings drees last year.

Overall that he increased their

annual profit by annual profit by 18%. Overall that he increased their annual profit by 18%. It Overall that he increased their Overall that he increased their annual profit by 18%. It looks like the global economy

the global economy is annual profit by 18%. It looks like

annual profit by 18%. It looks like the global economy is slowing down?

the global economy is slowing down? If you're wondering about the outlook

If you're wondering about the outlook for If you're wondering about the outlook for the If you're wondering about the outlook for the global If you're wondering about the If you're wondering about the outlook for the global economy, the

IMF has said it expects it to slow down. It's

IMF has said it expects it to slow down. It's downgraded Australia's economy,

down. It's downgraded Australia's economy, saying down. It's downgraded Australia's economy, saying the down. It's downgraded Australia's economy, saying the impact down. It's downgraded Australia's economy, saying the impact of down. It's downgraded Australia's economy, saying the impact of the

cooling housing market as well as

the strong Aussie the strong Aussie dollar cooling housing market as well as the strong Aussie dollar should

mean it doesn't mean it doesn't glow the strong Aussie dollar should mean it doesn't glow as the strong Aussie dollar should mean it doesn't glow as much the strong Aussie dollar should mean it doesn't glow as much this

year either, so a slowdown mean it doesn't glow as much this year either, so a slowdown in Australia Australia and year either, so a slowdown in Australia and in year either, so a slowdown in Australia and in the year either, so a slowdown in Australia and in the global year either, so a slowdown in Australia and in the global economy today. Two massive body-blows for the West Coast Eagles' premiership hopes.

Vice captain Rowan Jones and star midfielder Michael Braun have both been ruled out of Saturday's Grand Final against the Swans. He hobbled in to the club's final training run in the west and was unable to do anything on the track, then the heart-breaking decision, Eagle vice captain Rowan Jones pulling out of the Grand Final squad.

My plan was all year to fight my way back and be around the place

and it looked like it was sort of coming to fruition and then for it to fall over in the last week yeah, it's just disappointing. The news gets no better - gun midfielder Michael Braun is also out of the mix for Saturday. His knee still no good. After 64 straight games, he'll now miss the biggest of them all. I'm very disappointed but I'm very excited on the other hand too. We've got a big opportunity to win our first premiership

and I suppose what's keeping me upbeat is the squad We've got a very young squad. It's not like we've got an old squad. So I'll have plenty of opportunities to get in the Grand Final, that's for sure.

It's disappointing but our focus at the moment is on getting the team up and ready to go and Michael's going to be a part of that which is great. The guys need, myself and Rowan, upbeat and you know, because we're still very much a part of it. We're just not out there physically. Phil Matera looks the man most likely to replace Braun.

most likely to replace Braun. His groin strain is still not fully repaired, but he completed most of last night's session and it seems the Eagles will roll the dice on their star goal sneak. It's not something you can just say he's 100%.

So he's going to do as much as he can and we then rely on medical advice and our own judgement in terms of if he'll be available or not.

Both teams arrive in Melbourne this evening ahead of tomorrow's Grand Final parade. The Swans' cheer squad already busy preparing the banner for their team to run through come 2:00pm Saturday afternoon. Go Swannies! Tim Hodges, Ten News. Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens is attempting to keep his young side firmly grounded ahead of this weekend's NRL Grand Final qualifier against the Dragons.

He'll take action to ensure they're not dreaming about the season decider too soon. It's been a dream season for the Wests Tigers

and their fans as the merged club plays its first final series. But Coach Sheens doesn't want that fairytale turning into a nightmare finish one game short of the Grand Final.

They've just got to understand that

until you're in the thing,

They've just got to understand that until you're in the thing, you can't

can't start until you're in the thing, you can't start thinking until you're in the thing, you can't start thinking about until you're in the thing, you can't start thinking about whether

or can't start thinking about whether or not can't start thinking about whether or not you can't start thinking about whether or not you can can't start thinking about whether or not you can win can't start thinking about whether or not you can win it. can't start thinking about whether or not you can win it. We can't start thinking about whether

can't start thinking about whether or not you can win it. We have to

win this game.

win this game. They dream, these kids. It's hard

not to think about the Grand Final, but not to think about the Grand Final, but we not to think about the Grand Final, but we have

not to think about the Grand Final,

not to think about the Grand Final, but we have a massive hurdle on

Saturday night to overcome. Parramatta plays off against the North Queensland Cowboys

for the other Grand Final spot. The Eels will turn it into an arm wrestle to slow Cowboys potentially free wheeling attack. Sharp has drilled it into us all year, if you don't win the ground, you can't win the game. Injured Cowboys centre Josh Hannay facing a decision on his dislocated shoulder by Saturday.

I won't be playing unless I think I can

I won't be playing unless I think I can get I won't be playing unless I think I can get through

I won't be playing unless I think I

I won't be playing unless I think I can get through a tackle. Obviously.

can get through a tackle. Obviously. If that's the chance, if I can go

out there and

If that's the chance, if I can go out there and do it, you know,

first play of the game, I'm not

first play of the game, I'm not going to take that risk. Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe has ruled out making any bid to buy his beloved South Sydney NRL club. At the Australian premier of his new film 'The Cinderella Man',

the actor said it's not the right time to be investing in rugby league. Crowe says he's not in a position to make such an investment with his hectic acting schedule.

On the other side of the coin,

they're not worth $10 million. Crowe says he's not in a position to make such an investment with his hectic acting schedule. We'll look ahead to the national weather details next.

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and for a last look at the conditions on the ski slopes, we cross to Scott McKinnon from Thredbo. And, Scott, what's in store for the last official week of the season? Hopefully more of this, because it's always good skiing and boarding

under blue and sunny skies. Yes, it's towards the end of the season so the cover is typically spring-like,

starting out firm packed and softening quickly during the day. As you can see behind me, lower down is quite thin and patchy. There's still a good week of skiing and boarding left, with most resorts closing up around 3 October, and here in Thredbo, we hope to go for another week, but only if conditions allow. Let's take a look around the Australian snowfields starting here in Thredbo.

with thunderstorms and showers expected for the next few days, so if you are hitting the slopes, pack in the wet weather gear. Thank you, Scott McKinnon, joining us from Thredbo.

Now for a look at the national weather and for the rest of the day. Russell Crowe has made a flying visit home to show off his latest movie to an A-list crowd at a glittering charity event in Sydney. 'The Cinderella Man' star raising more than $1million for the homeless.

No fairy godmothers, but plenty of stars and sportsmen at the Australian premiere of 'Cinderella Man'.

I'm a fan of any sporting movies and I really love the boxing ones. Russell Crowe stars as boxer Jim Braddock, whose spectacular comeback after losing nearly everything - including his family during the great depression - has gone from being an inspiring true story to an incredible film.

FILM CLIP: He's a half a step behind you. Do you feel it? Pop, pop, bang! Stick with it. I think it's a great movie. It's just my opinion of it and it's not because I'm in it. It's just I've got a lot of friends who did a lot of work on this, as well. I just saw the reaction people had to it in Venice just recently - 11-minute standing ovation. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but it's pretty furious to watch. The reviews have been universally great.

Do you think your Oscar chances or those of the film

have been harmed by what happened at the Mercer Hotel? I have no idea. The actor clearly sensitive to that suggestion, which has been the subject of much speculation in the United States. Most critics agreeing his performance should be the only thing that counts. It's completely accepted that he is the absolute Rolls Royce of actors. I mean...he is - Marlon Brando has passed, and that's a sad thing,

but it's good to see that there's someone who can pick up the flag.

He's given some wonderful

performances, but none performances, but none better He's given some wonderful performances, but none better than this performances, but none better than this one. The depression-era suffering depicted in the film inspiring Russell to make the trip home a fundraiser. Last night's event raising $1.3 million for a charity group called Just Enough Faith

which feeds the homeless every night and helps them get off the streets for good. Angela Bishop, Ten News. That brings you up to date with all the news. Stay with Ten for updates throughout the day and the full details in Ten's news hour tonight. I'm Natarsha Belling. Good afternoon. by the Australian Caption Centre. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au