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(generated from captions) Welcome again to the Ten Early News. Good morning, I'm Bill Woods. with two teenagers still critical The death toll is now six near Mildura. after that unexplained hit and run the mountain slide in the Philippines The death toll from

despite recovery efforts. continues to grow And in sport, Wendell Sailor in more hot water in South Africa. after a night club incident A quick check of the weather for today. with an early look at finance. Now to Kath for the all ords And a choppy week ahead after it sold off on Friday as investors punished companies or exceed profit expectations. which failed to meet

of Mildura The north-western Victorian town is still reeling this morning in a weekend hit-run. from the deaths of six teenagers is to face numerous charges A 34-year-old driver this morning. in the local magistrate's court with friends. It was supposed to be a fun night out But it became a nightmare. struck by an out-of-control car A group of 13 teenagers on a remote country road. after being rushed to Royal Adelaide. A sixth teenager died last night has only just begun. For the families, the horror who lost their lives. A brother and sister among those and will be going through. No words can describe what we are Shane Hurst, 16 years. Abby Hurst, 17 years. Stevie-Lea Weight, 15 years. Casandra Manners, 16 years. Cory Dowling, 16 years. Josephine Calvi. The other victim - 16-year-old through a vineyard, The driver fled the scene abandoning his car and his children - and a 4-year-old boy. a 10-year-old girl in police custody The 34-year-old remains charged with multiple offences and leaving the scene of an accident. including culpable driving In Mildura, Nicole Strahan, Ten News. of finding any more survivors Hopes are fading of the landslide in the Philippines at least 1,400 people. that killed

the international relief effort 1,000 American Marines are joining helping to dig into mud 10m deep. in a matter of minutes. It buried an entire village Up to 1,800 could have died. only 74 bodies have been recovered, So far, before being identified many of them buried to prevent outbreaks of disease. in the rush has been found since Friday. Only one survivor to Health Minister Tony Abbott's plan There's growing resistance to church organisations to give Medicare funding to counsel pregnant women. It's the latest twist in the debate vote on the abortion pill RU 486. sparked by last week's parliamentary over the abortion pill RU486, Having lost his veto

Health Minister Tony Abbott and support services has focused on counselling aimed at reducing the abortion rate. additional support for women What we are considering is providing unexpectedly pregnant. who find themselves Medicare funding for more counselling His plan includes providing His plan includes providing

including church agencies. by organisations, which the Christian churches deliver I think that any services with great professionalism will be delivered

but also with great compassion. Labor has accused Mr Abbott faith to intrude into his portfolio. of allowing his personal, Catholic Tony Abbott points out against him in the RU486 debate that even those MPs argued being performed in Australia conceded that the number of abortions is disturbingly high. But there's clearly no agreement should be addressed. on exactly how that problem but he is not God Tony Abbott is a very religious man and he shouldn't have the right every Australian woman. to pick who is going to counsel Well, God is omnipotent I am certainly far from that. and, as was obvious last week,

Greg Turnbull, Ten News. Two men are in hospital south-western suburbs overnight. after separate incidents in Sydney's with a wound to his stomach One man was taken to hospital was peppered with gunshots after a house in Edensor Park early this morning. a second man went to hospital And at Earlwood, after being shot in the neck. the two incidents are unrelated. Police say is not yet known. The condition of the men continues to spread across the world. The deadly bird flu virus is being sent to western India Heavy earth moving equipment of around 500,000 birds ahead of the slaughter on a poultry farm. after the disease was found a no-go zone has been set up In France, of the country's first case near the site are falling. and chicken sales in Paris have closed a number of zoos Egyptian officials Tamiflu. and begun stockpiling the drug it's only a matter of time Britain also concedes reaches its shores. before the disease More violent clashes in Pakistan of the prophet Muhammad. over those cartoons in Islamabad, Police clashed with protesters

into the crowd firing tear gas and gunshots not to stage a rally. after demonstrators defied orders congregated in a bazaar More than 1,000 people chanting religious slogans prime minister Pervez Musharraf and labelling the Pakistani a lackey of George Bush. on all protests over the cartoons The government imposed a ban in the past week. following more than five deaths Wendell Sailor is in trouble again. New South Wales rugby union Waratah, an intoxicated Sailor Newspaper reports claim

fan sell-out at Aussie Stadium will be played in front of a 40,000 The A-League Grand Final last year. over an incident in Cape Town a two game suspended sentence already has end game because of injury, Sailor who didn't play in the week outside a night club in Cape Town. pushed a patron to the ground

to host the decider after Sydney FC earned its right with a 2-1 win over Adelaide. would have been secretly hoping for. It's the result the FFA But it didn't come easily for Sydney. We didn't play really well. if we want to win the final. We must do more

You make your own luck. to win the game in normal time. We had enough chances It's the best we've played all season. They're a very good side. The home fans whipped into a first-half frenzy as Sasho Petrovski went some way to killing off the tie. But as he has been all season, a clinical second half strike from Shengqing Qu briefly reignited Adelaide's hopes. Veteran defender and one-time captain Mark Rudan the hero.

He's whipped a great ball over and I was lucky enough to get at the end of it and it was a mishit by the way. Sydney FC can now sit back and relax in the knowledge it will host either Adelaide or the Central Coast in the Grand Final. And the NRL coaching carousel continues, Penrith have announced they've signed Canberra's coach Matt Elliott to a three year deal, starting in the 2007 season. Elliott will take over from from John Lang. Japanese golf tour regular Paul Sheehan has survived two play-off holes to take out the Jacob's Creek Open in Adelaide. 21-year-old West -Australian Michael Sim showed a world of promise,

holding his overnight lead and finishing level with Sheehan

on 7-under par. Though he'll rue this wild tee shot on the second play-off hole which just about handed the title to the New South Welshman. And here's Kath Robinson with business and finance. All signs are pointing to higher interest rates according to the Reserve Bank chief Ian Macfarlane who fronted the House of Representatives on Friday. While he predicted that the economy will grow between 2 and 3% as spare capacity dries up, he warned a rate rise is more likely than a cut at this stage of the cycle. To company news and the big name to report earnings today is the Westfield Group, the shopping centre giant which is expected to report a full-year profit of around $1.6 billion. Now for a look at national weather for the rest of the day. Let's take a look at what's making headlines around the nation. The Ten Early Morning News will return after the break.

This program is captioned live. Making news this morning. The rising death toll from the landslide in the Philippines that saw a mountain collapse onto a village. A man is due to appear in court today over the unexplained hit and run near Mildura that has so far taken the lives of six teenagers. And another cloud over Wendell Sailor after an incident outside a nightclub in South Africa. Time for business and finance news. Kath, it seems there's some good news on the horizon for Qantas? The airline that last week posted a 10% decline in half-year profits looks set to maintain its monopoly on the Trans-Pacific route. The Federal Government is tomorrow expected to sign off on an international aviation agenda that will see Singapore Airlines refused access to the Australia and Los Angeles route for at least the next two years. And that's the latest in business and finance, Bill. A sixth teenager has died after a tragic weekend hit-run in the north-west Victorian town of Mildura. A 34-year-old man to front court today on numerous charges. The the Little hope remains of finding more survivors of the Philippines mudslide. As many as 1,800 people are feared dead, as an international relief operation moves into full swing to help the stricken village. A desperate search for residents of a village that no longer exists. 10 metres deep in parts, thick mud makes recovery efforts painstakingly slow as rescuers struggle to find anyone alive. We haven't found survivors, but dead bodies - there are just dead bodies there. This is all that's left of the local primary school. All 250 students and teachers feared dead. Earlier, relatives reported receiving text messages from some of the missing. But hopes fade as, one by one, only bodies are brought back to the command centre. I cannot give you a number because your guess is as good as mine. I don't know how many people are missing. Thousands of survivors flock to makeshift morgues, looking for loved ones. Others are more optimistic of finding someone alive. The government is focused on the rescue of any survivors that may have escaped the initial tragedy but we need assistance. Relief supplies have already begun to arrive.

Troops bringing in thousands of litres of drinking water,

food and blankets. And more help is on the way. Two US warships have been dispatched to the area, equipped with helicopters, generators and more fresh water. Liz O'Gorman, Ten News.

Opposition is emerging to Health Minister Tony Abbott's new plan to give Medicare funding to church groups to counsel pregnant women. It's the latest twist in the debate sparked by last week's parliamentary vote on the abortion pill. I think that any services which the Christian churches deliver will be delivered with great professionalism but also with great compassion. Tony Abbott is a very religious man but he is not God and he shouldn't have the right to pick who is going to counsel every Australian woman.

Mr Abbott says he'll take a package of counselling and support measures to Cabinet soon, aimed at reducing the number of abortions being performed in Australia. The Cole Inquiry into the AWB kickbacks scandal enters another turbulent week today. The Federal Opposition is demanding Defence Minister Brendan Nelson reveal what his department knew about the matter. It says Dr Nelson also needs to explain whether defence officials in Baghdad

warned the Government about corruption in the United Nations' oil-for-food program. The deadly bird flu virus continues to spread west across Europe with cases now confirmed in France, Germany and Egypt. The deadly bird flu virus continues to spread west across Europe Heavy earth moving equipment is being mobilised across India as preparations begin for a massive poultry cull. More than 500,000 birds are to be slaughtered to prevent the deadly H5N1 strain of the disease spreading. 50 poultry farms have been closed, but officials now deny reports a poultry farmer died from flu-like symptoms. They say he died from a bacterial infection, but seven other people are under observation for avian flu. In France, a day after the country confirmed its first case, officials have set up a 3km no-go zone around the lake where the bird was found. In Paris, chicken sales have plunged. This woman says she'll only buy ham, fearful she may become a victim herself. And in Egypt officials have called for eight zoos around the country to be closed. Cases of the H5N1 strain were discovered at this zoo last Thursday and more than 10,000 birds have already been culled at a farm north of Cairo. The Egyptian Government has also ordered more than 70,000 packets of Tamiflu to prevent an outbreak amongst humans. And the British concede it's now only a matter of time before the deadly strain of the virus reaches its shores. Matthew Taylor, Ten News. The violence continues in Iraq with police making another grizzly discovery in Baghdad. Three bodies were found. They had been bound, blindfolded and shot execution style in the Shi'ite stronghold of Sadr City. The deaths are believed to be associated with growing religious unease, sparking tensions across the country. In a separate incident, two police officers were injured in another roadside bombing near the town of Fallujah. The blasts cap off a deadly month in the region with several attacks rocking the city in the past two weeks. Hollywood star Harrison Ford is in Australia to promote his latest blockbuster 'Firewall'. The crime thriller premiered in Sydney last night. He might be getting on in years, but at 63, Harrison Ford can still pull a crowd. Hundreds of screaming fans turned out in Sydney last night to greet the Hollywood sex symbol at his latest movie premier. Also on the red carpet, Ford's fiance of four years, former 'Ally McBeal' star Calista Flockhart. I want to know what you want and I want to know now. Crime thriller 'Firewall' sees Ford play Jack Stanfield, a husband, father and head of security for a global bank who is forced to hack into the business to pay millions of dollars in ransom to free his kidnapped family. She has beautiful eyes your daughter. With a career spanning three decades, Ford's face first flashed across our movie screens as Han Solo in 'Star Wars'. Then four years later it was the whip-cracking adventurer in the much loved 'Indiana Jones' trilogy. So what can we expect from his latest offering? Hopefully you'll be engaged by it and find it emotionally satisfying. 'Firewall' hits movie screens nationally March 2.

New South Wales rugby union Waratah, Wendell Sailor is in trouble again. Newspaper reports claim an intoxicated Sailor pushed a patron to the ground outside a night club in Cape Town. Sailor who didn't play in the weekend game because of injury, already has a two game suspended sentence

over an incident in Cape Town last year. Sydney FC will host the A-League Grand Final after a 2-1 win over Adelaide in the second leg of their major semifinal. Sasho Petrovski gave Sydney the perfect start after a 2-all draw in the first leg, sliding his shot past Daniel Beltrame. While Shengqking Qu did manage to peg one back for the minor premiers in the second half. Sydney defender and one-time captain Mark Rudan proved the hero, wrapping up the tie with just over 10 minutes remaining. The start of Alisa Camplin's Olympic title defence has been delayed after heavy snowstorms. The qualification round of the women's freestyle aerials postponed until the weather clears. The event is Australia's next great medal hope at the Turin Games with Camplin, Jacqui Cooper and Liz Gardner competing. National weather for the rest of the day: Kath, another big week for the market?

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This program is captioned live. Good morning, I'm Bill Woods. Welcome again to the Ten Early News. Making news this morning. The death toll is now six with two teenagers still critical after that unexplained hit and run near Mildura. The death toll from the mountain slide in the Philippines continues to grow despite recovery efforts. And in sport, Wendell Sailor in more hot water after a night club incident in South Africa.

A quick check of the weather for today. Now to Kath with an early look at finance. It's just two months after a number of Westpoint's projects were wound up leaving 3,000 investors, $300 million out of pocket. This time Sterling Estate's unit development on the former Sydney Children's Hospital site has placed in to voluntary administration with debts of up to $90 million. The administration was reportedly triggered after a disagreement between the company and a mezzanine lender over the provision of funds. The north-western Victorian town of Mildura is still reeling this morning from the deaths of six teenagers in a weekend hit-run. A 34-year-old driver is to face numerous charges in the local magistrate's court this morning. It was supposed to be a fun night out with friends. But it became a nightmare. A group of 13 teenagers struck by an out-of-control car on a remote country road. A sixth teenager died last night after being rushed to Royal Adelaide. For the families, the horror has only just begun.

No words can describe what we are and will be going through. Shane Hurst, 16 years. Abby Hurst, 17 years. Stevie-Lea Weight, 15 years. Casandra Manners, 16 years. Cory Dowling, 16 years. The other victim - 16-year-old Josephine Calvi. The driver fled the scene through a vineyard, abandoning his car and his children - a 10-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy.

The 34-year-old remains in police custody charged with multiple offences

including culpable driving and leaving the scene of an accident. In Mildura, Nicole Strahan, Ten News. Tensions in the Middle East continue to escalate with a key Hamas figure set to become the next Palestinian Prime Minister. 43-year-old Ismail Haniyeah has confirmed he has been nominated to take the top job and says he'll begin work today on forming a new government. But the appointment has been dealt a blow with Israel going ahead with its decision to stop monthly tax payments to Palestine. The government has decided to stop all transfer of money and funds to the Palestinian Authority and also to call upon the countries which have been the donor countries of the Palestinian Authority to the stop the transfer of funds and money. The decision came as an Israeli aircraft attacked and killed two Palestinian men near the Gaza/Israel border. Israel says the men were responsible for a number of rocket attacks over the past week. More violent clashes in Pakistan over those cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. Police clashed with protesters in Islamabad, firing tear gas and gunshots into the crowd after demonstrators defied orders not to stage a rally. More than 1,000 people congregated in a bazaar chanting religious slogans and labelling the Pakistani prime minister Pervez Musharraf a lackey of George Bush.

The government imposed a ban on all protests over the cartoons following more than five deaths in the past week. Little hope remains of finding more survivors of the Philippines mudslide. As many as 1,800 people are feared dead, as an international relief operation moves into full swing to help the stricken village. A desperate search for residents of a village that no longer exists. 10 metres deep in parts, thick mud makes recovery efforts painstakingly slow as rescuers struggle to find anyone alive. We haven't found survivors, but dead bodies - there are just dead bodies there. This is all that's left of the local primary school. All 250 students and teachers feared dead. Earlier, relatives reported receiving text messages from some of the missing. But hopes fade as, one by one, only bodies are brought back to the command centre. I cannot give you a number because your guess is as good as mine. I don't know how many people are missing. Thousands of survivors flock to makeshift morgues, looking for loved ones. Others are more optimistic of finding someone alive. The government is focused on the rescue of any survivors that may have escaped the initial tragedy but we need assistance. Relief supplies have already begun to arrive. Troops bringing in thousands of litres of drinking water, food and blankets. And more help is on the way. Two US warships have been dispatched to the area, equipped with helicopters, generators and more fresh water. Liz O'Gorman, Ten News. 25 people have been injured after a bomb blast at a railway station in India's west. The attack in Ahmedabad City came as French President Jacques Chirac arrived in New Delhi for a two day visit. The President will meet with business and political leaders in an attempt to boost economic ties between India and France. The two countries are also expected to sign a nuclear power pact.

The visit is part of a regional tour by the French President who has also visited Thailand. There's growing resistance to Health Minister Tony Abbott's plan

to give Medicare funding to church organisations to counsel pregnant women. Having lost his veto over the abortion pill RU486, Health Minister Tony Abbott has focused on counselling and support services aimed at reducing the abortion rate. What we are considering is providing additional support for women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant. His plan includes providing Medicare funding for more counselling by organisations, including church agencies. I think that any services which the Christian churches deliver will be delivered with great professionalism but also with great compassion. Labor has accused Mr Abbott

of allowing his personal, Catholic faith to intrude into his portfolio. Tony Abbott points out that even those MPs argued against him in the RU486 debate conceded that the number of abortions being performed in Australia is disturbingly high. But there's clearly no agreement on exactly how that problem should be addressed. Tony Abbott is a very religious man but he is not God and he shouldn't have the right to pick who is going to counsel every Australian woman. Well, God is omnipotent and, as was obvious last week, I am certainly far from that. Greg Turnbull, Ten News. Two men are in hospital after separate incidents in Sydney's south-western suburbs overnight. One man was taken to hospital with a wound to his stomach after a house in Edensor Park was peppered with gunshots early this morning. And at Earlwood, a second man went to hospital after being shot in the neck. Police say the two incidents are unrelated. The condition of the men is not yet known. Signs the devastated city of New Orleans is getting back on its feet. Just six months after Hurricane Katrina, The Big Easy has held a series of parades to mark the start of its annual Mardi Gras festival.

This year's event noticeably smaller than usual with the parade route shortened to save on police patrols and rubbish removal. I remember last year and it was slightly better but this has the right energy. Thousands of residents are expected to return for the festival's major party later this month. New South Wales rugby union Waratah, Wendell Sailor is in trouble again. Newspaper reports claim an intoxicated Sailor pushed a patron to the ground outside a night club in Cape Town. Sailor who didn't play in the weekend game because of injury, already has a two game suspended sentence over an incident in Cape Town last year. The A-League Grand Final will be played in front of a 40,000 fan sell-out at Aussie Stadium after Sydney FC earned its right to host the decider with a 2-1 win over Adelaide.

It's the result the FFA would have been secretly hoping for. But it didn't come easily for Sydney. We didn't play really well. We must do more if we want to win the final. You make your own luck. We had enough chances to win the game in normal time. It's the best we've played all season. They're a very good side. The home fans whipped into a first-half frenzy

as Sasho Petrovski went some way to killing off the tie. But as he has been all season, a clinical second half strike from Shengqing Qu briefly reignited Adelaide's hopes. Veteran defender and one-time captain Mark Rudan the hero. He's whipped a great ball over and I was lucky enough to get at the end of it and it was a mishit by the way. Sydney FC can now sit back and relax in the knowledge it will host either Adelaide or the Central Coast in the Grand Final. And the NRL coaching carousel continues, Penrith have announced they've signed Canberra's coach Matt Elliott to a three year deal, starting in the 2007 season. Elliott will take over from from John Lang. Japanese golf tour regular Paul Sheehan has survived two play-off holes to take out the Jacob's Creek Open in Adelaide. 21-year-old West Australian Michael Sim showed a world of promise, holding his overnight lead and finishing level with Sheehan

on 7-under par. Though he'll rue this wild tee shot on the second play-off hole

which just about handed the title to the New South Welshman. And here's Kath Robinson with business and finance. While it may be too early to call it a recovery,

residential property clearance rates are showing signs of an upturn. Home sales in the southern and eastern states the most buoyant with Sydney's auctions clearance rates hitting 62.7% on Saturday, the best results in two years. Adelaide was even higher with a 73.9% rates. Melbourne notched up 56.4%. And there are reports this morning that Telstra is to slash the number of public phones it operates in country towns and major cities. A report in the 'Financial Review' says the phone giant will trim 5,000 from its current list of around 32,000 phones over the next seven months. The decision comes as the telco embarks on an aggressive cost-cutting regime. Now for a look at national weather for the rest of the day. Let's take a look at what's making headlines around the nation. The Ten Early Morning News will return after the break.

This program is captioned live. Making news this morning. The rising death toll from the landslide in the Philippines that saw a mountain collapse onto a village. A man is due to appear in court today over the unexplained hit and run near Mildura that has so far taken the lives of six teenagers. And another cloud over Wendell Sailor after an incident outside a nightclub in South Africa.

A sixth teenager has died after a tragic weekend hit-run in the north-west Victorian town of Mildura.

A 34-year-old man to front court today on numerous charges.

Carnage on a country road. 13

teenagers struck by a car. Only

teenagers struck by a car. Only two escaped unscathed.

The driver fled the scene through

The driver fled the scene through a been yard. Two other victims were

airlifted to Melbourne the tight-knit

community has been hit hard. The

community has been hit hard. The 34 year-old remains in custody. He will

appear in court today. Opposition is emerging to Health Minister Tony Abbott's new plan to give Medicare funding to church groups to counsel pregnant women. It's the latest twist in the debate sparked by last week's parliamentary vote on the abortion pill. I think that any services which the Christian churches deliver will be delivered with great professionalism but also with great compassion. Tony Abbott is a very religious man but he is not God and he shouldn't have the right to pick who is going to counsel every Australian woman. Mr Abbott says he'll take a package of counselling and support measures to Cabinet soon, aimed at reducing the number of abortions being performed in Australia. The Cole Inquiry into the AWB kickbacks scandal enters another turbulent week today. The Federal Opposition is demanding Defence Minister Brendan Nelson reveal what his department knew about the matter. It says Dr Nelson also needs to explain whether defence officials in Baghdad warned the Government about corruption in the United Nations' oil-for-food program. The deadly bird flu virus continues to spread west across Europe

with cases now confirmed in France, Germany and Egypt. The deadly bird flu virus continues to spread west across Europe Heavy earth moving equipment is being mobilised across India as preparations begin for a massive poultry cull. More than 500,000 birds are to be slaughtered to prevent the deadly H5N1 strain of the disease spreading. 50 poultry farms have been closed, but officials now deny reports

a poultry farmer died from flu-like symptoms. They say he died from a bacterial infection, but seven other people are under observation for avian flu. In France, a day after the country confirmed its first case, officials have set up a 3km no-go zone around the lake where the bird was found. In Paris, chicken sales have plunged. This woman says she'll only buy ham, fearful she may become a victim herself. And in Egypt officials have called for eight zoos around the country to be closed. Cases of the H5N1 strain were discovered at this zoo last Thursday and more than 10,000 birds have already been culled at a farm north of Cairo. The Egyptian Government has also ordered more than 70,000 packets of Tamiflu to prevent an outbreak amongst humans. And the British concede it's now only a matter of time before the deadly strain of the virus reaches its shores. Matthew Taylor, Ten News.

Hopes are fading of finding any more survivors of the landslide in the Philippines that killed at least 1,400 people. 1,000 American Marines are joining the international relief effort helping to dig into mud 10m deep. It buried an entire village in a matter of minutes. Up to 1,800 could have died. So far, only 74 bodies have been recovered, many of them buried before being identified in the rush to prevent outbreaks of disease. Only one survivor has been found since Friday. The violence continues in Iraq with police making another grizzly discovery in Baghdad. Three bodies were found. They had been bound, blindfolded and shot execution style in the Shi'ite stronghold of Sadr City. The deaths are believed to be associated with growing religious unease, sparking tensions across the country. In a separate incident, two police officers were injured in another roadside bombing near the town of Fallujah. The blasts cap off a deadly month in the region with several attacks rocking the city in the past two weeks. Hollywood star Harrison Ford is in Australia to promote his latest blockbuster 'Firewall'. He might be getting on in years, but at 63, Harrison Ford can still pull a crowd. Hundreds of screaming fans turned out in Sydney last night to greet the Hollywood sex symbol at his latest movie premier. Also on the red carpet, Ford's fiance of four years, former 'Ally McBeal' star Calista Flockhart. I want to know what you want and I want to know now. Crime thriller 'Firewall' sees Ford play Jack Stanfield, a husband, father and head of security for a global bank who is forced to hack into the business to pay millions of dollars in ransom to free his kidnapped family. She has beautiful eyes your daughter. With a career spanning three decades, Ford's face first flashed across our movie screens as Han Solo in 'Star Wars'. So what can we expect from his latest offering? Hopefully you'll be engaged by it and find it emotionally satisfying. 'Firewall' hits movie screens nationally March 2. New South Wales rugby union Waratah, Wendell Sailor is in trouble again.

Newspaper reports claim an intoxicated Sailor

pushed a patron to the ground outside a night club in Cape Town. Sailor who didn't play in the weekend game because of injury, already has a two game suspended sentence

over an incident in Cape Town last year. Sydney FC will host the A-League Grand Final after a 2-1 win over Adelaide in the second leg of their major semifinal.

Sasho Petrovski gave Sydney the perfect start after a 2-all draw in the first leg, sliding his shot past Daniel Beltrame. While Shengqing Qu did manage to peg one back for the minor premiers in the second half. Sydney defender and one-time captain Mark Rudan proved the hero, wrapping up the tie with just over 10 minutes remaining. The start of Alisa Camplin's Olympic title defence has been delayed after heavy snowstorms. The qualification round of the women's freestyle aerials postponed until the weather clears. The event is Australia's next great medal hope at the Turin Games with Camplin, Jacqui Cooper and Liz Gardner competing.

Time for business and finance news. A final recap before we go:

National weather for the rest of the day: One very lucky lottery player in the United States may not even know he's won. Officials have confirmed the lucky winner is from the state of Nebraska,

but say he's yet to claim the half a billion-dollar prize. There was only one winning ticket in the Saturday night Powerball. However, the other big winner will be the tax man who will pocket around one third of the cash. Among the stories today - a 34-year-old man to appear in a court in north-western Victoria today over a hit-run that killed six teenagers. The death toll from the Philippines landside still rising as recovery attempts take time. And the spread of bird flu continues across Europe. And that's it for Ten Early News this morning. The morning news is at 11:00am and we will of course wrap up all the day's top stories in our news hour at 5:00pm. I'm Bill Woods, enjoy your day. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. www.auscap.com.au