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(generated from captions) Good morning. It's a race against time. After a devastating mud slide, are now searching for survivors. aid workers in the Philippines We've got the latest from the scene. Also this morning - would offend many Australians. burning our national flag being sold at universities? So why then are flag burning kits We'll speak to those responsible.

eligible guys? And who said there weren't enough Good news, girls - the man drought is officially over! 2006. It's Sunday, the 19th of February and welcome to the show. Good morning And with Reaso in Torino, this morning. Andrew O'Keefe is back with us Lisa, good morning.

Thanks, viewers, thanks Simon. You

said he wouldn't come back He

proved me wrong. I wrote in to soap

works, but they rejected my offer. with our very own gold medal! And what a week it's been in Torino, But that's just the start. with all the overnight action Mark Beretta will be with us shortly

Reaso will wrap up the week and then, after 8.30, you'll only see right here! with all the behind the scenes stuff conspiracy theories. Also this morning,

There are certainly plenty, to man walking on the moon. from the death of Princess Diana So where do they come from to any of them? and is there any truth We'll try to find out.

from Desperate Housewives Then - we know her could win an Oscar but Felicity Huffman for playing a man! will show us how she did it. After 8.30, Nelson Aspen Speaking of stars, we put the call out this week before they were famous. for photos of them And we've been inundated. some of our biggest names, See if you recognise

Somebody sent in a photo of me in

my grade 3 school photo, and we

want you to send in photos of

famous. people you knew before you why

But let's begin this morning from Victoria. with some absolutely shocking news Morning, Simon. That's right, Andrew. Good morning. and at least seven others injured Five teenagers have been killed in Victoria's north-west. in a hit-and-run party at Cardross, near Mildura It's believed the group left a house and were walking down a dark street at high speed. when a car came around a corner over-corrected Witnesses say the driver swerved, and then ploughed into the crowd. and ran off, The driver abandoned the car escaping through nearby grapevines. in his early 30s this morning. Police arrested a man

are in a critical condition - Two of the teenagers another two have serious injuries. The Australian Government to the Philippines has pledged $1 million in relief after the devastating mudslides. on a school in Guinsougon Rescue efforts are focusing

in the country's south, trapped underneath metres of mud. where 200 students are feared Hundreds of people are still missing of finding anyone alive. with hopes fading all the victims We have to recover of their families. for the peace of minds

in some places. It's thought the mud is 30m deep 1,400. The death toll could reach on the relief effort shortly, And Lisa and Andrew will have more Tim Costello. when they chat with World Vision's are under fire again Australian Federal Police in Vietnam for heroin trafficking. after a Sydney man was arrested after a Sydney man was arrested

by firing squad Huu Tring is facing death

with Vietnamese authorities after the AFP worked on a large drug syndicate.

on death row there have been spared. The lives of two other Australians

has granted clemency The Vietnamese government to My Cong Tang and Nguyen Van Chin relationship because of a good bilateral between Australia and Vietnam. behind bars. The pair will now spend their lives is planning to use church groups Health Minister Tony Abbott Australia's abortion rate. to help reduce report News Limited newspapers the Federal Government his scheme would see church-affiliated groups directly fund such as Lifeline and Anglicare with unwanted pregnancies. to provide counselling for women by abortion clinics Mr Abbott believes advice offered to lead to termination. is more inclined the proposal this week. Federal Cabinet will consider Darwin will pause today in World War II. to remember the bombing of the city are expected to attend a ceremony More than 1,000 people at Darwin's cenotaph

of the attack. to commemorate the 64th anniversary will begin the service Air raid sirens the war memorial. and two FA-18s will fly over and hundreds more injured At least 243 people were killed of 1942. in the Japanese bombing raids have taken to the streets of London Thousands of Muslims in the latest protest the Prophet Mohammed. over the cartoons depicting Roberto Calderoli Italian right-wing minister for yesterday's violent riot in Libya is being blamed in the deadliest protest yet. where 10 people were killed the Muslim world The minister outraged of the cartoons. when he wore a T-shirt the unrest is in hiding The Danish artist who triggered the unrest is in hiding

but says he has no regrets. his drawings Kurt Westergaard has defended and the press laws. under freedom of expression to the Palestinian parliament. Hamas has been sworn in has opened for business A new kindergarten in China for carers and the youngsters. posing some interesting challenges will spend a year These 16 baby pandas living and playing with other cubs.

the pandas for life in the wild. The school will help prepare There are hopes some will find a mate dwindling population. to stabilise the panda's not everyone is going to be happy. But with 11 males and five females, with Mark Beretta in Torino. And now time for sports news, Good morning, Beretts. four-man bobsleigh team The Australian The Australian

has launched an 11th-hour court challenge in a bid to gain a start in the event. The AOC is hopeful that the Aussies will get Brazil's spot after one of their athletes tested positive to drugs. Day 8 action saw Aussie AJ Bear take a terrifying fall. Some serious snow fell on the mountain in Torino

and, at first, Alpine skier AJ Bear was loving it. COMMENTATOR: So he's the fastest. Nine one-hundredths inside. The 29-year-old was well placed after the first round of the Super G before the weather forced officials to postpone the event for three hours. On resumption, Bear showed why a helmet is a necessity. Oh! And he's hooked an edge! Oh! Disaster for AJ Bear! He's barrelled out of it. He was lucky to escape serious injury. And it wasn't much better indoors at the Short Track Speed Skating. Chinese skater does a fabulous job of keeping out of the way. Our two-man bobsleigh team was fired up. But their experience proved to be their downfall. And it's happened again - Here's how the medal table looks. with seven gold, The United States is on top with seven gold, one more than Germany and Russia. Then comes Austria and France. Australia is in 15th spot. West Australian Michael Sim will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Jacob's Creek Open in Adelaide. Sim carded an even par 72 to be just ahead of New South Welshman Nick Flanagan

and Queenslander Adam Crawford. Victorian Jarrod Lyle leads a group of four players a further shot back at 4 under. South Sydney has put a week of boardroom bickering to rest, taking out Rugby League's annual Charity Sheild

against St George-Illawarra. The 14-12 win is the first time that the Rabbitohs have successfully defended the shield since 1989. And the Waratahs have beaten the Stormers in their Super 14 clash in Cape Town. After trailing by 10 points at half-time, tries to Morgan Turinui and Sam Norton-Knight sealed the victory. The Waratahs are now third on the table.

Some fans will be very happy with

that. In other results, Canterbury

beatd reds and the hurricanes

smashed the force 29-5. In Torino,

an important day for Australia tomorrow, qualifying in our

strongest Olympic sport, the

women's freestyle aerial, so the

girls will be early into bed

tonight. As you see behind me, it

is a gorgeous night.

And now to Sunday's weather.

Mostly sunny and 32 in Brisbane. Showers and storms for Sydney. Hot in the national capital. Hobart, 20 degrees and cloudy. Overcast in Melbourne today. A maximum of 25 in Adelaide. Perth, sunny and 31. And showers and storms in Darwin. And looking ahead - continuing rain in Brisbane and Sydney for the first part of this week. The showers beginning to fine up in Canberra. Hobart, mild conditions on Monday and Tuesday. The weather remaining the same in Melbourne. Adelaide, tops of 26 over the next couple of days. Hot in Perth with showers expected by mid-week. And storms persisting in the Top End. As Simon has reported,

the death toll is still rising after landslides buried an entire village in the Philippines. A wall of mud engulfed the farming community, killing hundreds.

Aid agencies are on the ground this morning, trying to salvage what they can. Among them is World Vision. The organisation's CEO, Reverend Tim Costello, joins us now. Good morning. What's the latest information you've heard from your contingent over there?

We have staff on the ground and

they are telling us that the

continuing rain is making it incredibly difficult to rescue

those who might still be alive.

It's also threatening another three

villages, which means those people

have been displaced, they are

literally refugees. We are trying

to get food kits and shelter,

cooking oil, mosquito nets, to

those who have been displaced, as

well as helping with the rescue. As

you mentioned, there are

neighbouring villages that have

been evacuated. What will happen to

those locals? They literally become

refugees within their own country.

They will be simply moved out of

the area. Whether the landslide was

caused through too much logging,

whether the continuing instability

of the whole area is the cause, the

dramatic effect on people's lives

is that they now have to flee, even

whilst there is a very tentative

efforts to save those lives. You

can't get heavy equipment in there,

and our staff are saying that the

tragedy is that it is so unstable

that the sort of earthmoving

equipment that could get to people

quickly, it's impossible to get it

there. we are looking after the

people who have been displaced,

evacuated from the other villages.

Tim, you mentioned logging and the

effect that has had on the soil

surrounding the villages. Is that

one of the chief theories about why

the landslide occurred?

Unsustainable logging is very

common in the Philippines and in

many Asian countries, it is the

preserve of very rich, sometimes

corrupt people. No-one is yet

saying what is the definitive

reason for this landslide -

sometimes tragedies happen for no

obvious reason, the tsunami was one.

With heavy rain and the logging

that has been going on in the area,

that is one of the theories. The

Australian Government has offered

$1 million in disaster aid. What

else can Australians do? Again, we just invite Australians to give.

One of the remarkable things about

life is it is fragile. When we

think we've given and done our bit,

there is a new crisis. This is yet

another one in our backyard, in

Asia. To give us, 13 32 40, or to

any of the other agencies working

there would be wonderful. People's

lives are being held in the balance

through a natural event that

shouldn't have happened, that we

now have to respond to. Given the

same of the disaster, how long do

we expect before the community gets

back on its feet? Why It will all

have to be rebuilt. The village has

been buried and the rescuers are

buried up to their waist. You have

a very busy time ahead. Thank you.

I heard reports last night of mud

10m deep You can't imagine there

are survivors under there. No, a

tough job. Still to come - why would an organisation encourage people to burn the Australian flag? We'll ask the key players in our next hour. Also ahead, Felicity Huffman like you've never seen her before. But after the break, do you believe in conspiracy theories? We'll find out if there's any truth to the rumours. Tuesday, Kochie puts the

Tuesday, Kochie puts the tough questions to rapper 50 Cent. And don't miss the new prince of punk -

Chart topping Lee Harding performs

live. Plus Joel edger ton brings

his boots to Brekky Central. Girls

aloud let loose in our studio.

That's what we call a Sunrise power

week. It starts next Monday. Yes, there's nothing like a power week on Sunrise, so don't miss it. Well, was Marilyn Monroe murdered? Did man fake walking on the moon? Is Elvis still alive? You name the world event

Depends upon which McDonalds you went to. You name the world event and there's bound to be a conspiracy theory to go with it. But one such theory about the death of Princess Diana has prompted a full-scale inquiry. Dr Stephen Juan is an anthropologist from Sydney University. Good morning to you. Good morning. Why do we love conspiracy theories so much?

It's because it meets a need. When

we have one of these shocking

events that surprises us, saddens

us, it makes an emotional impact on

us, we try to find meaning in it,

so we look for answers. When

evidence is contra daictry or isn't

there at all or governments cover

it up, and always governments have

secrets and cover-up is always

possible, then we start to get

suspicious and conspiracy theories

come in and fill that void very

nicely. With the decline in

organised religion and the meaning

systems that go with that, people

have to find other systems behind

events? What a very profound

question! That could be a possible

reason why these things happen. But

it's a big world, a global village,

the amazing impact of these tragedies, and people are looking

for the answers, and of course

there are people that are mischief

makers, people trying to make money

on books, yet there are some

scientists and people concerned

about finding the truth.

Governments don't help because they

change too And governments

change as well. That's true, so

there is fertile ground for

conspiracy theories. The conspiracy

surrounding the death of princess

Diana, is there anything to to? I

think the latest is that somebody

shiend a lacer in the driver's eye

and that caused him to go off the

road, and the fatal wreck occurred,

and that his blood was - they got

some drunk person's blood that had

a high alcohol rate and transferred

it to him so that it would look

like he was a drunk driver. There

were chips of white paint from a

car and the driver of that is now

dead? The missing white car, and

all of the security cameras broke

down, even though they are wired

independently. That's a very

strange coincidence. The ambulance

took some time to arrive. That's

enough to get everybody going. Of

course, just like Elvis, people

don't want to believe that Diana is

dead, so they are looking for some

sort of meaning that says, please

explain this, make meaningful to

me. I even heard that JFK is

sitting in a retirement home in

Iowa. Texas, that's the movie. He's

living there with Elvis . As

partners? By the way, JFK has

turned black. Elvis said, why are

you black, and he said, it's a

great disguise. Why does the Elvis

one continue to intrigue everybody?

First of all, there was the famous

mistake made on his grave stone,

where his middle name is misspelt,

and the audience that don't want

him to be dead are saying, this is

his sign that he's really gone

under cover. It's true that he did

want to work for the US government

in anti-drug operations and he may

still be under cover. But he has

kept a pretty good cover all these

years Indeed he has, like Paul

McCartney, who is dead after

wearing no shoes on the front cover

of Abbey Road. That's just a bad

eye job: One of the myths is about

NASA making man's walk on the moon.

That was Capricorn 1 faking the

trip to Mars. Conspiracy theorists

say because there aren't any stars

in the background of the footage

from the moon, this indicates it

was shot in the studio, not on the

moon. That's enough to get the

theories going. There are plenty

more - the plane going into the

Pentagon, we could go on all day.

Thank you for coming in It's a pleasure. Coming up - why politics is sometimes like a bad game show. Unlike Deal Or No Deal, which, as you know, is a very good game show. Don't miss the Riley Diary. Also this morning, why the man drought is officially over. And your photos of stars before they were famous. But next, this morning's headline news. You're watching Weekend Sunrise, and we thank you for it. This week on Sunrise - the big music acts come to Brekky Central. Tomorrow, the smooth sounds of Patrizio Buane. Tuesday, Kochie puts the tough questions to rapper 50 Cent. And don't miss the new prince of punk - Lee Harding is the guy who sings the song Wasabi. He'll rock the house on Thursday. And on Friday - let yourself go with UK pop sensation Girls Aloud. It's a music-inspired Power Week here on Sunrise. Well, earlier this week, Kochie and Mel put out the call for photos of stars before they were famous. We promised to show you the best ones this morning. And that's exactly what we're going to do after 9.30. But first, let's have a sneak peak at some of our favourites. This one's been sent in by Elizabeth in Queensland. And it shows one of the world's biggest musical acts at high school If you guessed the two girls on the left are the Veronicas - you're right. singing I Am Australian. And we've got another one of the Veronicas, too from Katy from Queensland. It was an early incarnation of their group offering its services.

I

bet they are glad they changed

their name from mixed spice. OK, here's another one. This was sent in by Ray and Michelle from Victoria. And it's a school debating photo. And if you look at the top left closely, you can see famous Aussie actress Rachel Griffiths.

She has a very distinctive mouth.

She has the world at her feet now.

She was a debater, which doesn't

surprise me. Remember when she

appeared topless at Crown Casino

with a baby on her hip, and I

thought that was a girl with a

social conscience Great way to win

a high school debate. And here's one of Nicole Kidman's man.

It's Keith Urban, sent in by Coral of Queensland. He's a world country star in Nashville now, but back then he earned his stripes in Tamworth, 16 years ago.

Bad news with the hair. I think a

country artist should have at least

one shocking hairdo. Stay with us

because in our next hour we'll show the really good ones, including a couple of Aussie Oscar winners. The Riley Diary is straight ahead, but first the top stories with Simon. Checking news headlines on Weekend Sunrise. Police have arrested a man over Police have arrested a man over a hit-and run in north-west Victoria which left five teenagers dead and seven others injured. The group had just left a party at Cardross, near Mildura, and were walking along a badly-lit street when the car ploughed into them. The driver abandoned the car and ran off escaping through nearby grapevines. Hopes are fading of finding any survivors

after a massive mudslide in the Philippines. 200 children are feared dead, buried in a school at Guinsaugon in the country's south. The death toll could rise to 1,400. And Aussie AJ Bear has escaped serious injury after this horror crash during his second run in the Men's Super G in Sestriere. Bear was well-placed after his first run

before a weather delay forced competitors off the mountain for three hours. Weatherwatch today - Sunny in Brisbane. Showers and storms for Sydney. Hot in Canberra. Overcast in Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide. And fine in the west. And that is the very latest.

You Cabinet imagine a three-hour

delay would do much for you.

Locking up. Is there another round? That's AJ gone.

Well, parliament is no stranger to probing questions and even some pre-arranged ones as well. And this week

And this week the questions were out in force thanks to the Wheat Board scandal. But it soon became clear answers were hard to come by. Mark Riley went looking for them, with this entry in his diary. Politics sometimes seems like a bad quiz show No shortage of contestants, or questions. But it when it comes to answers, it seems that all the prizes in the world can't tempt our leaders to lock in a straight reply. The PM set the tone with the week's first press conference which began with the now traditional leadership question. I am not getting into any of that. It's a beautiful morning and welcome to the beginning of another parliamentary week. BUZZER Okay, we'll try a question on RU486. I am not going to give a running commentary

on every twist and turn of this debate.

BUZZER How about the accountability of parliament? Look, I'm not going to get into the debate. BUZZER The Bali Nine? I don't think now is the time to become specific. BUZZER One more question? Sure. Could you kindly tell us why we're not getting any answers? Look, I don't think it's right of me to express a view on that. BUZZER Things were no better when the great political game show moved inside to Senate estimates where Labor tried to ask the government the $64,000 question on the Iraqi wheat scandal. Senator Ray, you ask your questions and we will decide whether we're going to answer them. If we don't make a stand now, then the government doesn't have to answer any questions of estimates.

This is a total, total cover-up. This is my question - are you now going to stop a question being asked? And when the subject turned to who decided to gag questions on the AWB affair it all started to sound like an Abbott and Costello routine. The government has decided... The government? The government. What's the "government"? I'm part of the government. Is it a Cabinet decision, minister? The government has decided... Who decided?

The government. What does that mean, minister? It means the government. BUZZER They didn't get past first base. Ah, we will, ah, entertain questions. Whether we answer them, we'll, ah... Yeah, we kind of gathered that. So you won't tell me when the decision was made? No. Why are you refusing to answer that question? Because it's really got nothing to do with you. That got Labor's John Faulkner fired up.

SPEAKER: Order! Order! Senator Faulkner! Senator Faulkner! Order!

Now, it seems this affliction of the non-answer answer spread quickly to our beleaguered friends at the Australian Wheat Board. The executive chairman Brendan Stewart didn't offer even the grain of an answer, when subjected here at the parliament doors, to the questioning thrust of our Geof Parry. GEOF PARRY: Mr Stewart, will you be able to assure the Iraqis that you knew nothing about kickbacks and bribes? I'm not going to give any assurances here at this point in time. BUZZER You're a member of the Australian delegation that's going to Baghdad. Will you be able to give them those assurances? Well, those are issues before the inquiry. BUZZER You're a member of a government delegation and there's clouds hanging over what you knew about bribes and kickbacks. Did you have to give the Prime Minister an assurance before he included you on the delegation? I'm not going to make any comments about what commitments I gave the Prime Minister. BUZZER Back inside the parliament the quiz show was again dominated by questions on the wheat bribery scandal. Is the Deputy Prime Minister aware of this report? Mr Speaker,

there are obviously any number of inquiries and reports being done, but the Volcker report, the Volcker inquiry.. BUZZER Labor complained. Under the standing orders,

the Deputy Prime Minister's required to answer a question. And Speaker David Hawker finally gave us the first straight answer of the week. For as long as all members can remember, there have been times when ministers may not have given the answers that they had hoped for. LAUGHTER But, but can I... At last, we have a winner! Good morning, Mark Riley. Good morning. So what's going to dominate the press gallery this week?

Unlike a real quiz show, you can't

say "Pass." It's very scab yes,

Minister. If question time was

about answers, it would be called

answer time. With that much

blocking happening on outline sides,

is there any chance we'll ever find

occupant the truth of this and get

to point the finger at somebody? I

think the Cole commission is

certainly start to go drill beneath

the surface. It's interesting that

you have so much information coming

into the commission of inquiry. A

couple of people here observed that

the same kind of dynamic that

occurred with Fitzgerald is occur

there, and that is that the

commission is having to close down

for a couple of days to wade

through the information. Once it

gets a head of steam going, a lot

of people come to you, it attracts

whistle blowers and more documentation. They may well get to

the bottom of it. At the moment

there is the separation between

what the AWB knew - and we know

they knew quite a bit - but we

don't know that the Ministers know

about what was going on. What's

going to dominate the press gallery

this week? Cricket, beer, and the

Cole inquiry. That's the big story

of the week. Parliament is up for a

week. We will be looking at the

Cole inquiry to see what the latest

twists and turns are from there.

Thanks, Mark. See you next week. Still ahead - a Desperate Housewife's daring new role.

We'll hear from Felicity Huffman about playing a transsexual. But next -

She learnt the role from Dustin

Hoffman. She plays a man trying to

become a woman. With a porn star

child, for a bit of interest. We need Nelson to explain this. But next - the thrills and spills from Torino. Reaso's about to take us behind the scenes. He's got pictures you'll only see here. Well, it's been a big week at the Winter Olympics. Australia won its third ever gold but the guy had a Canadian accent. And that's not the only thing that confused our Chris Reason. Here's his take on Torino after one week in the snow. Passion - apparently it lives here. Well, that's what's written everywhere. But the people of Torino have been accused of not living the logo. That's been left to the athletes. (screams) Hard, hard, hard, hard, hard... They're the world's best curlers, certainly sounding passionate, certainly sounding passionate enough to make the toes curl too. The athlete's enthusiasm echoed from the ice rinks to the alpines. (screams loudly) Australia's athletes are a little more reserved even when they win gold.

There were thousands of people out

there and tritity much a deal is a

deal, I've got the medal now, it's

good. After a week of competition, our team's pretty happy. Nick Fisher reached the moguls final, so did Manuela Berchtold. Snowboarder Torah Bright earned fifth, Damon Hayler seventh. And for luger Hannah Campbell-Begg, just finishing was an accomplishment. Most everyone else found that a little more difficult. COMMENTATOR: Nice clean run.

She's hit the timber, is she on OK? She is unconscious.

Not so lucky, snowboard's Holly Crawford hospitalised with concussion and bruising.

And Jono Brauer, a spectacular exit from the slalom. And then there was Canada's Jeff Bean. Whatever you call him, he gave it everything. you can't say he didn't lack passion, he gave it everything. But the host city's Olympic start has been about as smooth as a Costa Rican cross-country skier. So as Torino's hospitals fill up with wounded and winded athletes,

people are asking why Torino's citizens aren't giving just as much. The venues are attracting only 70% capacity, the ticket sales are only now breaking even. So, where's the love, the passion? Some just hate the Olympics.

For months, protesters tried to stop the torch relay. The Olympics, I don't like. They're anti-globalisation, so they hate the big name sponsors. And the torch? Why do they hate that? You won't believe this. It's an idea of Hitler. Of Hitler? Yes, Hitler, yes. The torch was launched at the Berlin Olympics in 1936, but they still hold a grudge. As for the rest of Torino, they claim they love the Games. And know all about passion. Ciao! Look at that! Meet Andrea Clapier, born and bred Torinan. And proud. Look, Chris, have a look at the blue sky.

These lights, people, music, square, people smiling. This is passion, pure passion. It's something he knows a lot about. (Speaks foreign language)... Chris Reason.

Hello, lovely to meet you. Now, if this were an Olympic sport, Torino would have their medal.

I assume you're one of the two

reasons the ladies were drawn to

the camera. I can only hope. We

haven't seen our driver since then.

He was a great bloke. Some 24 hours

after we said goodbye, no sign of

him. He was telling us all about

passion and saying that this city

has plenty of it, you've just got

to look a little harder than I was,

and he was probably right. What can

we expect this week? A big week,

hopefully none of the spectacular

stumbls and spills of the last

seven days. Looking forward to the

women's aerial skiers, Alisa

Camplin, Jacky Cooper, they are

coming up on Wednesday, Thursday

your time, our biggest medal chance.

Joh Carter in the figure skating

and the women's bobsleigh, but the

women's aerials, Alisa Camplin

trying to defend her gold medal

from Salt Lake City. Everyone

saying Lydia Ierodiaconou is the

one to be watching, she's in

sensational form right now. Thanks, Chris, see you next Sunday. Ahead this morning - just how did the US Vice-President manage to shoot a man by accident? And we'll quiz the people who want you to burn our flag. But next, we're off to the movies. Desperate Housewife's Felicity Huffman, as you've never seen her before. Stand-by Australia, we're loading up another Sunrise Power Week. Monday -

The Italian Patrizio Buane. # Lonely as a man without love # Tuesday - Melbourne meets the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley. Wednesday - Kochie goes one on one with Harrison Ford.

Where's my family? Thursday -

Chart-topping Lee Harding performs live. Plus, Joel Edgerton brings his kinky boots to Brekky Central. Friday - hit UK ban Girl Aloud let loose in our studios. That's what we call a Sunrise Power Week. It starts Monday.

A huge week ahead. Celebrity blockbuster. Well, we're off to the movies now. We know her best as a desperate housewife, But Felicity Huffman's latest role couldn't be more different. She plays a pre-op transsexual in TransAmerica. And does it so well, she could pick up an Oscar. Our Nelson Aspen's all over this one. And boy, can she play a man.

Lisa and Andrew, this is a road

trip comedy with a difference.

Critics and the academy are raving

about Felicity's performance

because for her it's more than just

a star turn, it is a radical

departure. Don't do this to me, I

don't have time to make a phone

call and I promised that woman I

would not let the kids interfere

with this job. We now her as a

desperate housewife. Do you

remember when I still managed to

take the kids trick or treating? On

Wisteria Lane, she tries to be the

perfect wife and mother, but on

TransAmerica you'll see her as

you've never seen her before Three

years of hormone therapy. She's a

woman playing a man who's becoming

a woman, in TransAmerica. Do you

consider yourself a happy person?

Yes. I mean no. I mean, I will be.

Ms Osborne, there's no such thing

as a right answer in this office.

Yes, I'm a very happy person. She

is a transgendered woman, so she

was born a man and she's saving up

for the final sexual reassignment

surgery, which is quite expensive.

After my operation, not even a

gynaecologist will be able to

detect anything out of the ordinary

about my body. I will be a woman.

But there's a hitch. I got a phone

call last night from an inmate of

the New York prison system. He

claimed to be Stanley's son. I

thought you told me you were a

virgin. There's one girl at college,

but the whole thing was so tragically lesbian that I didn't

think it counted. She is like your

uptight aunt crossed with your

whacky next door neighbour with a

heart of gold, zoo she's quirky and

funny hand ridiculous, so you fail

for her and can't help but laugh at

her. Her long lost son has high

praise for her now famous co-star.

The reason I don't suck in this

movie is 99% because of her. Toe by,

would you mind introducing me to

your new friend? Tell her. Yes,

this is Taylor. It's nice to meet

you, Taylor. When I'm frightened,

I'm a little bit feisty. Sometimes

it's like, why do you want me to do

that? I'm not going to do that. I

was frightened because the

challenge felt overwhelmingant

cliff was so far to fall. The film

sound track has a distinctive

Nashville twang, thanks to

delightful dolly pardon.

Congratulations on your Oscar

nomination for TransAmerica. Thank

you. It was a surprise, and I'm

glad people liked it that well.

There are things she's not telling

you. Every woman has a right to a

little mystery. Let's go. (Coughs)

It will put a hair on your chest. I hope not.

These days, it seems like all you

need to win a best actress Oscar is

a prosthetic nose, because Nicole

Kidman did it in the hours and

Charlize Theron did it in monster,

so we will see if third time is a

charm for Felicity, leading up to

the big as core night. Don't expect

her to look nothing like she does

in the film on that big night, she

will be all woman. I'm sure she

will. Thanks, Nelson. Transaction

America is in cinemas this Thursday.

Didn't she look entranceing?

Extraordinary. She looked like a

bloke dressed up as a woman. I

can't work out how she did it. She

has a strong jaw, which is a male

characteristic and clearly has a

lean body, if you're in the cast of Desperate Housewives you have to

have a low fat content. The voice

was fantastic. What about dolly

pardon? How old is she, 60? That's

a whole other topic. As soon as

Madame Tussaud's sees here, she is

in trouble. Well, coming up - did the Bali Nine get what they deserved? We'll seek some views. Also ahead, the people selling flag-burning kits at universities. And photos of stars before they were famous. But next, news with Simon and sport with Beretts. You're watching Sunrise, on Australia's Olympic network. With intuitive driver-assist technology, an active all-wheel drive system that senses when to engage... ..and 20% more interior space... ..th all-new RAV4 is bursting with uncompact thinking.

Simon is about to break into song.

We should organise a sing-song next

week. You never know your luck on a Sunday morning. Welcome to our second hour of Weekend Sunrise. And shortly, the university students planning to sell flag-burning kits. We'll find out what their motive is and whether they care about the number of people they're offending. Also ahead, did the Bali Nine get what they deserved?

We'll seek some views on that. And from one foreign court to another. Has Saddam Hussein's trial turned into a farce? We'll take a closer look. And in a complete change of pace, there's good news this morning for single women. The man drought is officially over.

You were a tad too excited. I'm

excited on behalf of all the single

women I know. I'm saying nothing.

# Let's get it on #

Something you want to share? We'll

leave that until after 9.00. We'll see how true that is with our own Sunrise experiment. And you've been sending us plenty of photos of stars before they were famous.

We'll go through them just after 9:30. Right now though, it's time for the latest news with Simon Reeve. Good morning again, Simon. Good morning. Five teenagers have been killed and at least seven others injured

in a hit and run in Victoria's north-west. It's understood the group left a house party at Cardross near Mildura last night and were walking down a dark street when a car came around a corner at high speed. Witnesses say the driver swerved, over-corrected and then ploughed into the crowd. The driver abandoned the car and ran off, escaping through nearby grapevines.

Police arrested a man in his 30s early this morning. Two of the teenagers are in a critical condition. Another two have serious injuries. Hope is fading of finding anyone alive after the devastating mudslides in the Philippines. Rescue teams are focusing on a school in Guinsougon in the country's south where 200 students are feared trapped underneath metres of mud. But Tim Costello from World Vision has told Sunrise the conditions the conditions are hindering their efforts. The tragedy is that it is so unstable the sort of earth-moving equipment that could get to people quickly, it's impossible to get it there. It's thought the mud is 30m deep in some places. The death toll could reach 1,400. Australian Federal Police are under fire again after a Sydney man was arrested after a Sydney man was arrested in Vietnam for heroin trafficking.

Huu Tring is facing death by firing squad after the AFP worked with Vietnamese authorities on a large drug syndicate. The lives of two other Australians on death row there have been spared. The Vietnamese government has granted clemency

to My Cong Tang and Nguyen Van Chin because of a good bilateral relationship between Australia and Vietnam. The pair will now spend their lives behind bars. Health Minister Tony Abbott is planning to use church groups to help reduce Australia's abortion rate. News Limited papers report his scheme would see the federal government directly fund church-affiliated groups such as Lifeline and Anglicare to provide counselling for women with unwanted pregnancies. Mr Abbott believes advice offered by abortion clinics is more inclined to lead to termination. Federal Cabinet will consider Federal Cabinet will consider the proposal this week. A prisoner who escaped from Sydney's Long Bay Jail is still on the run. 54-year-old Andrew Tyrrell was in the minimum security wing, serving time for driving offences and shoplifting. He climbed over a fence and a passer-by then saw him running down a road in his prison greens. He has brown hair, blue eyes and tattoos on both arms. Former New South Wales premier Bob Carr, his Cabinet Hamas has been sworn into the Palestinian parliament. The Islamist party can now start forming a government. It quickly rejected calls by President Mahmoud Abbas to pursue peacemaking efforts to pursue peacemaking efforts with Israel. So far, Hamas has also refused to renounce violence, recognise Israel's right to exist and commit itself to agreements which have been signed in the past. France has confirmed its first case of bird flu. Authorities say a duck found in the country's east died of the H5N1 strain. India and Egypt have announced their first cases of bird flu while there are new reports of the virus in Austria and Iran. Legendary soul singer James Brown wowed Sydney at the Good Vibrations music festival last night. More than 20,000 and people crammed into the city's Centennial Park to hear a long line of hip hop and dance performers. But it was the headline act who stole the night ending the night on a high. # I'll take you high # Higher # The festival was put on by millionaire Justin Hemmes who says he's been a fan of James Brown since he was a boy.

It would be great to have that

swing. I've been a fan of Tony

Bennette since I was a kid, come on out, Tony. And now time to head back to Torino for all the latest sports news with Mark Beretta. Good morning, Beretts. The Australian four-man bobsleigh team

In nine hours, our last ditch bid

to get the bobsleigh team on the ice. The AOC is hopeful that the Aussies will get Brazil's spot

after one of their athletes tested positive to drugs. Day 8 action saw Aussie AJ Bear take a terrifying fall. Some serious snow Some serious snow fell on the mountain in Torino and, at first, Alpine skier AJ Bear was loving it. COMMENTATOR: So he's the fastest. Nine one-hundredths inside. The 29-year-old was well placed after the first round of the Super G before the weather forced officials to postpone the event for three hours. On resumption, Bear showed why a helmet is a necessity. Oh! And he's hooked an edge! He's barrelled out of it.

He was lucky to escape serious injury. And it wasn't much better indoors at the Short Track Speed Skating. Our two-man bobsleigh team was fired up. (scream) But their experience proved to be their downfall. And it's happened again - Here's how the medal table looks. The United States is on top with seven gold, one more than Germany and Russia. Then comes Austria and France.

Australia is in 15th spot. West Australian Michael Sim will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Jacob's Creek Open in Adelaide. Sim carded an even par 72 to be just ahead of New South Welshman Nick Flanagan and Queenslander Adam Crawford. Victorian Jarrod Lyle leads a group of four players a further shot back at 4 under. And the Waratahs have beaten the Stormers in their Super 14 clash in Cape Town. After trailing by 10 points at half-time, tries to Morgan Turinui and Sam Norton-Knight sealed the victory.

The Waratahs are now third on the table.

South Sydney has put a week of boardroom bickering to rest, taking out Rugby League's annual Charity Sheild against St George-Illawarra. The 14-12 win is the first time that the Rabbitohs have successfully defended the shield since 1989. And a big day coming up tomorrow in Torino. There's four gold medals up for grabs and it's qualifying in the women's aerials - Australia's strongest event at these Games with defending gold medallist Alisa Camplin and Lydia Ieradiaconou amongst our strong team of girls. Can I leave you with our Italian Word of the Day ... nobile. It means 'single girl'. And it seems appropriate now the man drought is over.

Beretts, you might have no ball if

you speak to too many knew biles

over there. Correct. On that note, ciao. And now to Sunday's weather. Mostly sunny and 32 in Brisbane. Showers and storms for Sydney. Hot in the national capital. Hobart, 20 degrees and cloudy. Overcast in Melbourne today. A maximum of 25 in Adelaide. Perth, sunny and 31. And showers and storms in Darwin. And looking ahead - continuing rain in Brisbane and Sydney for the first part of this week. The showers beginning to fine up in Canberra. Hobart, mild conditions on Monday and Tuesday. in Melbourne. The weather remaining the same in Melbourne. Adelaide, tops of 26 over the next couple of days. Hot in Perth with showers expected by mid-week. And storms persisting in the Top End.

And we'll have more news in half an hour. Well, for obvious reasons,

Boldly going where no man has been

before on this show. I'll fade into

the distance noufplt Well, for obvious reasons, people get very passionate about the Aussie flag.

So you can imagine the reaction plans to help people burn them. when a socialist movement announced The group, known as Resistance, at universities. will sell flag burning kits Resistance. Tim Doughney is a member of Good morning to you. Good morning. Tim, what's in these kits?

We have a little Australian flag

and a fire starter and a lighter,

and also information on why we are

selling the flag burn kits and a

calendar of upcoming events. Why

are you selling the kits? At the

moment we are very unhappy with the

state of the Australian government,

the state of the Australian nation,

and its policies in Australia and

overseas, such as the war in Iraq,

the locking up of refugees, the

theft of East Timor's oil and the

continued dispossession of the

Aboriginal people. Do you

understand why most Australians are

offended by what you are doing? I

understand that we would offend a

few people, but our aim is to get

debate started, and we think

drastic action is need towed get

the debate start he. I don't think

the flag burning represents a views

of the Australian people, like

democracy, which the government is

taking away from us. They represent

justice and labourity, which the

government does not recipient at in

this point in time. Does the flag

represent the government? Surely

the flag represents the people

through the parliament, which is

not synonymous with the parliament,

so there must be other ways of

protesting government policy. This

is just one of various ways of

protesting, we also have anti-war

rallies. But in most countries, as

Australian flag means something with the United States flag, the

different, it does in concrete

terms mean the actions of the

Australian government overseas, so

in Iraq Australian troops are

illegally occupying their land, the

refugees are being locked up under

the policies of the Australian

government, under the Australian

flag. Don't you think that images

speak louder than words, and what

people will see is you burning an

Australian flag. Don't you think

that something like this just

creates tensions and inflames any

situation? The situation is already

inflamed. We are seeing a racist

mob of 5,000 people draped in

Australian flags beating up people

of Muslim and Arabic dissent. That

can't go on, that situation sin

flamed. We do want - hopefully

images do speak louder than words

and we are trying to get the images

out there, trying to get the words

even louder into people's minds. A

lot of veterans have written into

us, before we have aired the

interview, protesting your

movements. Your movements are

protected as a form of free speech,

but what would you say to those

veterans to hold very dearly to

notions of the flag? The values

that those veterans have, if they

fought for peace and equality and

justice, are not represented under

the Australian flag. The Australian

flag represents the people who sent

them there to die in senseless wars

and kill other people in senseless

wars. I think people should

understand that it is not the

people of Australia that we are

protesting against, it is the

government and what it represents.

You don't think the people who went

to war went there for reasons of

protecting our country and for that

reason you should show some respect

towards them? Depends what war you

are talking about. The people of

Australia got sent to war by

Australian governments. Those

reasons were always not good. The

war in Iraq is totally unjust and

barbaric and we should not be there

to begin with. Tim, this is one

thing you are calling upon people

to do, students in particular, you

have some rallies planned. I am

sure this will create further

headlines. Let's hope that people

can support your messages without

necessarily inflaming too much

violence in the other direction.

Tim, how many of these kits have

you made up? We have made up about

100 so far but we are planning to

make a lot more and it will be

right around the country that we

are doing this. Have you sold any

yet? Yes, one for a Channel Seven

reporter. Probably for the purposes

of a report going to air. Tim, I

would say you're in for a very big

week. Thanks for your time this

morning. Cheers. There you have it.

I think big week is an

understatement. We, of course, want

to know what you think, the Soapbox

is open. We would invite you to

write to the Soapbox and let us

know what you think. I think some

of the points Tim made were

reasonably valid, but it is most

inflammatory way of making those

points. It is like the Danish

cartoons. The point about free

speech is valid, but do you have to

take such an inflammatory path in

making that point? There are other

much more effective ways of saying

that you are protesting a

particular situation against the

government of the day. There are

other ways. Is this student group

going to be heard in the bam

boredment of media on these issues?

I am sure the images will make it

overseas quickly. They sure will. Well, new figures say the male drought is over. So are there finally enough men to go around? We'll test the theory after 9.30. Plus we've got more of your photos of stars before they made it big. But next -

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Rebecca, did Australia dob them in?

I think that's a really simplistic

way to put it. This was a massive

and very intense operation to stop

huge amounts of drugs travelling

from one part of the world to

another and potentially killing

thousands of young people,

Australians or Indonesians. What

are we going to do, say the

Australian federal police is some

sort of nanny, saying, excuse me,

Scott, we are going to pluck you

out of this, endanger the operation

and allow the drugs to spread,

because your father told us you

didn't mean it? Either you bust the

crew for conspiracy before you pick

them up or when they get back with

the drugs on them. We do not know

the intimate details of what point

the operation was at. I know from

speaking to Mick Kelty, he said,

I'm a father, I feel sad, but we

could not disrun the operation. I

don't feel sad, not in the

slightest. It wasn't an accident, a

hopeless mishap, it was well

planned, several of them have done

it before, and after the vane,

Tuesday all very well to feel sorry

for them. I don't feel sorry for

them. How are we going to get the

message home to kids? One day the

Australian government might take a

harder line towards drugs, instead

of the feather duster routine of

slapping people over the hand. Young people should be watching

what's going on and realise that

Asian countries mean business when

it comes to drugs. Don't let the

plarnts blame the government or

Mick Kelty. Are you saying the

Australian government should not be

appealing for clemency? Absolutely.

That's shocking. They should be

brought home to serve their time.

They could die in the jail. A life

sentence is basically death. As far

as I'm concerned, they can die in

the jails. This is why we have

government toss protect us. They

protect us when we do the right

thing, not the wrong thing. I hear

what you are saying. John Howard is

making an appeal for clemency, I

think he knows more than you. Why

do people want to bring in drugs?

It almost says, bring in drugs

weeks won't hurt you. The quantity

of drugs being brought in has been

reduced by hundreds of tons.

Fantastic. Mick Kelty has arrested

six or seven more people, and he

says there are more to happen.

Let's shift focus. Some older

Australians will tell you that

children are selfish and ill

mannered, compared with their

generation, but a report from the

Australian institute of family

studies claims that today's

children are more thoughtful and

helpful than they were 20 years ago.

You're a father. I'm a father of

three kids I love dearly, but ...

You weren't like that in your day?

Young kids these days,

four-year-olds, generally don't

have the same regard for manners and

the niceties of the say they lo to

nana. I'm finding we have to say,

say hello, shake hands, the basic

things. Didn't your parents say

that to you? They d but I was well

mannered. The report from the

institute of my mother says kids

are better these days, because I

was a right little bugger. She

needs a whole institute to contain

what you did. Yes. We come down on

kids so hard. If your children

don't say hello to grand marks it's

because you haven't been telling

them since he they were young

November. My children are not alone.

I hate to cut you short, but the

big story of the week, American

comedians have had plenty of

material this week, after

vice-president Dick Cheney mistook

his lawyer for a bird. As one does,

and shot him in a hunting accident.

Take a look. We can't get Osama bin

Laden, but we nailed a 78-year-old

Torino. Why when people find out he

shot a lawyer, his popularity, 92%.

Harry whitting ton is expected to

recover. But is the incident extra

ammunition for the anti-gun lobby.

Pardon the pun. No, Dick Cheney was

on a shooting expedition with a

mate, and in his exuberance to

shoot the duck, his mate go in the

way. I don't believe there's an

issue. What he was doing was

perfectly legal. You are saying,

guns don't kill people, Dick Cheney

does. I didn't say that. What I am

happiest, I hate guns, shooting and

hunting, there's one very lucky

duck. Absolutely. Thaufrpgs very

much, all stars. It's been

enlightening. We'll finish this off.

Take it out to the plaza, you two. Well has Saddam Hussein's trial turned into a joke? Stand-by for Keith Suter's assessment in the Global Notebook. But next - the news headlines. And more of your photos of stars before they were famous. This is Weekend Sunrise on the Seven Network. Core inJen son, Bernard salt,

We dug up a family photo of Lisa

last week from her peoplery school

days. She's burned it. That $15 was

well paid to the guys in the

control roofplt it's me with a

basin cut from grade 3. Well, this week Mel did the same thing to Hugh Jackman, showing him a picture from his childhood. And that got us thinking. Just how many of you knew people before they were famous? And even better how many of you And even better how many of you have photos of them? We got a huge response. Let's go through some of them.

Which is from Anita in New South

Wales, Peteral entaken in the

erpbly 60s, when he iced to perform

as part of theal enbrothers. He

went on to the boy from Oz. While

on the topic, it seems Mel isn't

the only one with a photo from this

man. Lisa said she went to Perth

for a 10-pin bowling competition

and at the after party Hugh Jackman

was the waiter. She said she went

all stupid and good good, before he

was famous. It's hard not to be

stupid and googoo in a pair of

bowling shoes. This picture, curt

sy of media, is Heath Ledger, as

core nominated. You can see that in

the mouth. This Aussie actor has

won an Oscar, hasn't changed much

since this photo was taken in 1988,

back stage at the rocky horror

picture show, sent in by Michelle

from Victoria. I wonder whose hand

that is? Only 16-odd foot of grunt,

not 30. Successful Australian

actors - Eric Bana. Of course, a

Sunrise favourite. Here's another

Sunrise favourite, not a favourite

actor, pictured as a science

teacher in 1979 on excursion. He

looks like he should be on a 70s

sitcom, sent in by Mary from New

South Wales. Our own gadget guy,

Pete. He looks like someone from

star ski and hunch. One more

September in by a viewer by the

name of Steven. That's my cousin.

What the heck are you wearing?

Believe it or not, I thought that

was going to impress the judges in

a band contest at Sydney uni. I was

in first year at the time, wearing

an American flag, a in a Sydney uni

contest was not the way to win.

They burnt my shirt later on. What

year was that? 1990. You wore stuff

like that recently? Only for show

purposes, I'm not wearing them down the street. The Global Notebook is just moments away. But first, the headlines with Simon. Making news this Sunday morning - Five teenagers are dead and seven more injured after a hit and run in Victoria's north-west last night. The group had been attending a party in Cardross near Mildura when witnesses say the driver swerved and over-corrected before ploughing into the group. A man is being questioned by police over the incident. Hopes are fading for the hundreds still missing after the devastating mudslides in the Philippines. The south village Guinsougon has reportedly been buried in 30m of mud in some areas. And Aussie Alpine skier AJ Bear was lucky to walk away intact from this crash during his second run in the Men's Super G in Sestriere. Bear was placed mid-field after his first run before competitors were forced off the mountain for three hours because of a weather delay. Weatherwatch today - Sunny in Brisbane. Showers and storms for Sydney. Hot in Canberra. Overcast in Melbourne. Hobart and Adelaide. And fine in the west. And that's the latest this Sunday. It's been described as a circus and a farce. Saddam Hussein's trial was meant to have shown the world that Iraq now has a credible and independent justice system. But that's a pretty tough sell when Saddam's co-accused wore just underwear to court. the chief judge And, at one point, Saddam told the chief judge to hit his own head with the gavel. Our Foreign Affairs Editor, Dr Keith Suter, has been watching it unfold.

Morning, Keith. Good morning. Let's start from the beginning - remind us what Saddam is charged with?

In 1982, when sad am his sign was

in Iraq, there was an assassination

attempt on his life and over 100

Iraqis were subsequently killed. So

the specific charge he is up for is

ordering the aassist nation or

murder of these 100 or so Iraqis as

a result of the attempted

assassination in 16982. If they get

him, it will ab murder charge and

in Iraq that is capital punishment,

so he would be executed. Where are

we up to? It has dragged on, we

have had assassination attempts on