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(generated from captions) a trip to the jewellers. You can even save him How easy can I make this for you? the name that was mine, The ring that was mine, the last laugh on Stephanie - dropped right in your lap. everything that you've ever wanted I don't think so. And are you too proud to take it? Well, congratulations, Brooke. (Claps) Go!

Go for it! of flirting and begging All those years and wiggling and jiggling - it's all finally paid off. and, for the rest of us, So take Ridge God help us all! the Australian Caption Centre Supertext Captions by This program is captioned live. Tonight - chaos in Sydney streets the right of students to march. after a court supports

The violent showdown - brutally bashed at Double Bay. three boys from an exclusive school And a desperate battle dangerous paedophiles behind bars. to keep one of the State's most and Deborah Knight. Ten News with Bill Woods Good evening. to face the AWB inquiry Also tonight, the Prime Minister

tomorrow morning. give new hope to a baby girl And generous Sydneysiders born with a hole in her heart. But first, chaotic scenes in the city students the thumbs up after a court gives university to stage a sit-in.

near busy Central Station They brought traffic to a standstill and by the time the trouble subsided were under arrest. two dozen protesters

It was a demonstration higher education policies, over the Federal Government's a sit-in on busy Railway Square, but when some students staged and police moved in. traffic ground to a halt SHOUTING

this student protest yesterday Police had tried to stop in the Supreme Court but they failed. they feared traffic chaos Lawyers for the police force argued was blocked, if this busy intersection had a legitimate right to protest but the court ruled the demonstrators and allowed it to go ahead. 24 demonstrators were arrested, fines for obstructing the roadway. most released with $100 on the spot Police were well prepared for trouble

of officers backed up by horses. with large numbers a reasonable direction. They disobeyed Group police to form up in lines I then directed Operation Support

from the roadway. and to remove those people and you know, We have a new riot squad in town they're doing it the violent way. The march began peacefully enough, part of a national day of action compulsory student union fees. over new laws banning

the police were right. Even though they lost in court, major disruption to city traffic This rally causing right through the lunch hour. deployed in large numbers Organisers claimed police were to intimidate demonstrators. its job is to maintain law and order. But the police force insisted John Hill, Ten News. Two teenagers are being questioned on three private schoolboys. over a vicious attack

along a street in Double Bay The Year 12 students were walking with iron bars. when they were allegedly attacked in one of Sydney's safest suburbs. Bashed with an iron bar on the schoolboys This is the scene of the attack

right in the heart of Double Bay. the 16- and 17-year-olds Detectives say around 11:00 last night were walking along the main street

began abusing them. when another group of teenagers

prior to the incident The offenders spat at the victims some 10 minutes later in the park. and then confronted them The metal bar was produced. a fractured skull A 17-year-old suffered in hospital. and is fighting for his life a serious cut to the head. His 16-year-old friend received minor injuries. A third boy is nursing Residents heard screaming. they're underage victims of crime, We can't identify the boys because

Sydney's prestigious Scots College. but all three were in Year 12 at before the start of school holidays. They were in the middle of exams Scots is a tight-knit community, will be devastated and the whole of the community

by what has happened to our boys. for teenagers to gather in the park, Locals say it's not unusual and have a sly beer, get a bit rowdy has ever happened before. but nothing like this no security cameras. They pick the park because there are hamper the police investigation. That lack of CCTV coverage could The stunned Chamber of Commerce

hiring more security guards. is considering maybe it would make page three, If it happened in another suburb, because it's happened in Double Bay. but this is front page news Two 18-year-olds have been arrested

their local police stations. after walking into Shaun Fewings, Ten News. a sexual predator behind bars. A desperate battle tonight to keep

to use new laws The Supreme Court has been asked locked up indefinitely to keep William Gallagher preying on young boys. because of his sordid history The NSW Government says a sexual deviant is so disturbing William Gallagher's history as should be cancelled, his release from prison of his sentence. regardless of the end date Scottish-born paedophile The 62-year-old

in public places, is notorious for following young boys and then assaulting them. befriending them more than 30 years, His convictions date back aged under 14. affecting at least 10 boys he was released from jail, On the four occasions he's re-offended within 18 months. was due to expire this Sunday. Gallagher's most recent term have told the Supreme Court But lawyers for the Attorney-General

to the community. he remains a high risk for a last-minute interim order They've applied to make a formal challenge to give them more time to his jail release date just nine days ago. using a law they introduced

can extend a prisoner's term If used, the Crimes Act by up to five years at a time. the application an abuse of process Gallagher's lawyers have labelled to prepare a defence. because they've had almost no time of refusing treatment Gallagher's history

his list of convictions runs as long as and he continues to shun sex offender programs because he doesn't see anything wrong with his behaviour. The Opposition says the new law is welcome, but long overdue. Protect the community first, keep them in jail. We expect

expect there will be continually

cases that will come up from time

to time, we expect the number to be

small. Only one or two a year. The court will make a decision on Gallagher's future

tomorrow afternoon.

Amber Muir, Ten News,

John Howard has been called as a witness in the Iraqi wheat scandal.

He'll will front the inquiry tomorrow morning, the first PM to take the stand in a royal commission in more than 20 years. As John Howard headed to Parliament for a Cabinet meeting

it was a foregone conclusion he was about to become a wheat-for-weapons witness. Then confirmation, with the barest of brief statements. The Cole Commission requested an appearance. Mr Howard's response: Mr Howard now preparing himself for questioning by senior barristers, and leaving his Treasurer to do the commenting. True to his word, he has been asked to go and he will go.

The historic appearance in Sydney will expose Mr Howard to the same forensic questioning faced earlier this week by the Foreign Minister Alexander Downer

and by the Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile. Labor insists the documents warning of the possibility of wheat bribes paid to Saddam Hussein's regime by AWB went all the way to the top. Cables that dealt with Iraqi sanctions were cables that ought to have ended up on the desk of the PM

and I've got to tell you, I think they did. At the heart of the ministers' defence has been that they mistakenly trusted AWB to be doing the right thing and saw no reason to take stronger action when the alarm bells started ringing. On the basis of the experiences of his two senior colleagues in the witness box, one question Mr Howard should be prepared to answer is why didn't he or his office take more steps

to ensure Australia wasn't resorting to bribery and cheating to sell our wheat. Labor thinks ministers Vaile and Downer have already been found guilty. You cannot have the national security of our nation in the hands of such incompetents. Greg Turnbull, Ten News. A mercy mission to Sydney for a tiny girl with a life-threatening illness. Baby Maria has been flown in from East Timor so doctors can repair a hole in her heart. A world away from home, and baby Maria has eyes only for Mum.

With the help of Rotary, the pair have come to Sydney hoping doctors can repair a hole in Maria's tiny heart.

The 2-month-old has only survived till now due to several medications, but is now being examined at Sydney's Children's Hospital to determine if surgery can save her life. Certainly it sounds like without treatment at this hospital she wouldn't survive. She may not survive despite treatment,

but we want to give it our best shot. Doctors are unlikely to operate until at least next week, but, if successful, Maria could be back in East Timor in just over a fortnight. If it does turn out to be a simple hole in the heart, once the hole's fixed, like our kids in Australia, the problem's solved, and the kids can go on and live a happy, normal life. Each year, Rotary and Australian doctors help dozens of sick children from countries as far afield as Russia.

The volunteers donating their services to give the kids a chance at life. You'd have to be pretty stone-faced to be able to get involved in this program and not feel it emotionally. And Lloyd has just one wish for Maria this Easter. Hey, just a great result. James Boyce, Ten News.

Tim Webster with a look at sport, and Benji Marshall could end up under the surgeon's knife. Yes, he'll weigh up his specialist's advice tonight. Marshall emerging from his final medical meeting late this afternoon. He'll make an announcement regarding his short-term future tomorrow. In sport later, Sonny Bill Williams talks about his comeback. Also, the champ strikes again -

two wickets in as many balls for Shane Warne to clean up Bangladesh. Now for the run chase. We'll see how the Aussie batsmen are faring shortly. And some surfing from the legendary Bells Beach. See you soon with all that. Fears workers could be sacked for taking an Easter break - that's next. Plus, the Premier enlists some Italian technology to make Sydney trains much safer. And just how naughty are those treats at the Royal Easter Show? Dagwood dogs are the best!

The range is just getting bigger and bigger and bigger.

You name it, we've got it. Solagard Low Sheen, $55. A customer came up to me in the store the other day and said, "Ha! I found something that Bunnings don't sell." "but we can special order it for you." SONG: # Bunnings Warehouse. # Lowest prices are just the beginning.

Get racing to your NSW Lotteries agent

for a chance to win one of three sporty new Mazda RX-8s with the new $2.50 My RX-8 Scratchie. This program is captioned live. Some Easter hardship for a million workers, with employers docking them a day's leave. Under the new IR laws, Easter Tuesday is no longer a holiday in NSW,

and the unions warn there are more setbacks ahead. Labor's industrial relations taskforce is touring the country, gathering evidence of what it says is employees harshly done by.

With Easter on the doorstep it's bracing for complaints from workers now required to work on public holidays. It will be an interesting test

to see whether any individual cases emerge where people have been unreasonably required to go to work on a public holiday because they feel as though they have no choice. Under the new laws, workers can refuse to work public holidays on reasonable grounds. But Labor says these grounds are skewed in favour of employers. Not so, says business. They have a stronger ability to insist on taking public holidays

than they had before the WorkChoices legislation was introduced. The stoush comes as the NSW Government considers giving workers an extra day off to make up for holidays such as Easter Tuesday and union picnic days which are no longer legal under the new laws. Up to one million workers have the potential to lose a public holiday at the stroke of a pen because of Howard's industrial legislation. The Workplace Relations Minister unimpressed.

This is not going to help productivity in Australia. It's not going to help the economy to grow and I would have thought State premiers would have had some interest in the economy continue to grow in this country. It's been a rocky introduction for the new laws since coming into force only two weeks ago. The Government blames the confusion on a union scare campaign.

But the bad publicity is beginning to bite. Any good employer these days is not going to go around willy-nilly sacking employees. Leonie Mellor, Ten News. NSW will trial a new rail safety system

in a bid to avoid disasters like the Waterfall train crash. The European design can take over from a driver in an emergency. Premier Iemma came to Rome's main railway station for a first-hand look at the high-tech operation pioneered by one of Italy's biggest companies. It's a state-of-the-art system that puts a fail-safe computer in the driver's seat. Sensors on the track sending a warning on speed and signals. If the driver fails to react to that information within five seconds it issues an alarm to him. If he continues to fail to react it will take over and bring the train to a stop. We have a technology here that does make it almost impossible for a train to speed or to go through a red light.

The announcement today is about technology that I understand has been in use around the world for three decades

and certainly been in use in Australia for a couple of decades. Waterfall killed 7 and injured more than 40 others in 2003. A disaster that still haunts the State's rail system. The aim is to introduce the system on a trial basis on sections of the Blue Mountains and Gosford lines

and the aim to avoid another Waterfall-style tragedy. There is no question this technology would prevent such instances, yes. A side issue of the plan - the Italian company's Australian subsidiary has signed a deal to take on 115 high-tech workers in Newcastle. Paul Mullins in Rome, Ten News. Widespread anger in Melbourne where vandals have extinguished an eternal flame

that honours war heroes. While it burned brightly today, the flame was snuffed out last Thursday night with a beer bottle thrown into it. I think it's a despicable act. That's sacred land. First lit by the Queen 50 years ago, the eternal flame is the focus of Melbourne's Anzac Day service. But the Shrine doesn't have security cameras, and night patrols failed to stop the attack. The last of the detainees from the Villawood centre have been moved out because of asbestos concerns. Despite claims some were refusing to leave, the final group has been taken to the Holsworthy army base. Dump trucks then moved in to cover the asbestos with a thick coating of roadbase. Refugee action groups are planning more protests on Friday. The asbestos removal is expected to take two weeks.

Is your visit to the Royal Easter Show going to be a dietary disaster? Well, it is a once-a-year treat, but tonight Ebbeny Faranda helps us negotiate our way through that junk food minefield and hopefully minimise the damage. A day at the show usually means a day off the diet. Today we went calorie-counting with nutritionist Rosemary Stanton to find out just how much you can stack on,

starting off with an early morning latte and a doughnut.

No, there's a heap of sugar and fat and calories and pretty well no nutrients at all - total junk. Ever wanted to know just what's in a cheese stick? Well, it's tasty cheese dipped in cornmeal batter and deep-fried until golden brown. Cheese itself is quiet healthy, but look at the stuff around it - that's just adding heaps of artery-clogging fat and calories.

Lunchtime means snack time. Rosemary, a day at the show - it wouldn't be uncommon to have a hamburger chips and Coke for lunch. But what's in all this? Well, you'd get about half as many calories as an active adult needed for the day and a whole day's fat. And what about some dessert?

Well, the banana is really good for you, but it's a little bit deceiving,

because once you add chocolate and nuts you've actually got more calories than you get in a hamburger. The show wouldn't be complete without having one of these. A dagwood dog has 300 calories, and to work one off, you'll have to spend about an hour on the treadmill. It tastes very yummy. One day a year - it doesn't bother me. Our show food binge totalled more than 2,500 calories. That's equivalent to about 10 hamburgers. But if you can't afford to pack on the pounds, then there are still plenty of healthy options available. You can get gold medal-winning prawns, the gold medal-winning ham. We've got show grill, which has got some fantastic steaks. We've got some cafes. Either that, or prepare for some serious time at the gym. Ebbeny Faranda, Ten News.



This is just your base. In the last

24 hours, you were with me at the

BBQ last night, from there to the

Rolling Stones and then the Royal

Aeser Show and now live on your

television, the MTV Australian

video music awards, and I can tell

you what I enjoyed most out of

those, the BBQ. What a record

breaking day, temperature wise, it

got to 33 .1, the third hottest

April day on record. We missed the

record which is 33.9 by 0.8 degrees

although the bureau are telling me

that it was our hottest late autumn

day since records starred being

taken in the mid-1800s. So it was a

warm one. Look at all these people,

and they're not the rock stars, the

rock stars haven't arrived yet.

They're just the people trying to

look like rock stars. What have we

got for you, a blue sky. A glorious

autumn day that ended up being the

third hottest on record. Pollution

levels next, not a problem there.

Tomorrow, what's it going to do?

For this mob, I don't reckon

they'll be getting up to see it, but

for you at home, I reckon it will

be 27 with a late shower and I'll

see you again in around about ten. Next, 40 years on the run comes to an end - the world's biggest mafia boss finally behind bars. And the pedestrian who's been booked for going way too slow. Some people would go to any lengths to toast their Twister. Luckily KFC now toast them for you. Choose your favourite Twister and get it lightly toasted, leaving it crisp on the outside and fresh on the inside. So leave it to the experts. SONG: # Can't beat that taste. #

VOICEOVER: It's back! Hungry Jack's Crispy Chicken BLT. Hungry Jack's Crispy Chicken BLT.

After spending more than four decades on the run, the Mafia's top boss is behind bars. Given their first look at Bernardo Provenzano, Italians vented their fury at Italy's most wanted man. After 43 years in hiding, Provenzano had gained a reputation as a phantom. This, his first public sighting for nearly 50 years. He's been linked to some of Italy's most notorious crimes, including ordering the 1992 killing of two top judges. A dramatic escalation tonight in the nuclear stand-off between Iran and the US. For the first time, Iran says it's successfully enriched uranium, but insists it doesn't want to develop nuclear weapons. Iranian President Ahmadinejad made the announcement the West had feared. Iran, he says, with the blessing of God, is now a nuclear country.

(All) Allah Akbar!

Iranians cheered, "God is great." But it was the sign behind the President that really said it all. Written in English it read, "Atomic energy is our certain right". The White House doesn't agree. It says Iran's decision to defy the UN

and push ahead with its nuclear plan was a move in the wrong direction. But the question is will Iran's defiance trigger war? It is jsut simply not useful to get into fantasy land. Iran insists its uranium enrichment is for nuclear power, not bombs. That's going to take them at least three years before they can have a nuclear weapon.

The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog agency is now on his way to Iran. He'll report back to the UN Security Council by the end of the month. If Iran continues down this pathway of defiance, you will see a parallel increase in the pressure on Iran from the international community. Whether that comes in the form of trade sanctions or military strikes,

no-one is saying. In the United States, Leisa Goddard-Roles, Ten News. A shocking story from the United States, where a woman who'd been shot twice in the head had her sanity questioned by the emergency operator. Now paralysed as a result of her injuries, Lorraine Hayes spent hours begging for help. Hayes is suing authorities for $34 million.

Records keep tumbling in the Australian art world. The iconic painting 'The Bar'

selling overnight for a record-smashing amount, upsetting the major galleries. It's been considered perhaps the best John Brack painting held privately. And last night 'The Bar' was raised, fetching a record $3.1 million. Sold! APPLAUSE The price smashes the previous record of $2.3 million,

set eight years ago for Fred McCubbin's 'Bush Idyll'. 'The Bar' the highest price paid for Australian art at auction. It's an iconic work which is why it's been highly sought after by both private collectors and galleries. An unknown Australian collector outbid several others, including the National Gallery of Victoria,

keen to complement its other Brack, 'Collins St, 5pm'.

The artist's widow, Helen, says it's a shame the gallery missed out but understands it had a $2.8 million limit. I think the gallery, the NGV did the right thing about wanting it, but having a limit about how much public money to spend on it. An artist herself, Mrs Brack recalls her late husband painting the iconic piece in their tin garage on weekends in 1954.

We assumed it wouldn't be sold, so it was brilliant when it was sold. Yes - and it was expensive then. It was, at ninety guineas, or $5,000. But so is $3.1 million. Mignon Henne, Ten News.

As if ageing isn't bad enough, in California, it seems, it can now get you booked. 82-year-old Mavis Coyle admits she's slower than she used to be

but thinks police overreacted when they gave her a $150 fine for taking too long to cross the road. I can't make it across in the amount of time that the light is set for.

Police say Ms Coyle was obstructing traffic. She says they'll understand when they get older. Australians become MPs in Italy - that's next. Also, the nifty patches that could make painful injections a thing of the past. And the Rolling Stones in Sydney.

(Sighs) Around here, we like to keep things simple. Like new OptusOne - bringing your home phone and mobile together. For $99 a month,

you get up to $120 of value on your mobile, up to $120 of calls within Australia and overseas and up to 150 local calls on your home phone. Plus, you: (Both sing) # Give me the simple life, yeah. # This program is captioned live. Top stories this newshour - two teenagers are being questioned over a vicious attack on three private schoolboys.

The Year 12 students were walking along a street in Double Bay when they were allegedly attacked with an iron bar. A desperate battle tonight to keep a sexual predator behind bars. The Supreme Court has been asked to use new laws to keep William Gallagher locked up indefinitely because of his sordid history preying on young boys. And chaotic scenes in the city

after a court gives university students the thumbs up to stage a sit-in.

They brought traffic to a standstill near busy Central Station and by the time the trouble subsided two dozen protesters were under arrest. Two Australian men have beaten the odds to enter Italy's Parliament. They'll still live here, but will travel often to help run the country of their origins. They're a world away from the corridors of Italian power.

But 73-year-old Nino Randazzo and his colleague, 48-year-old Marco Fedi, have been voted in to represent Italians across the world. We've got the largest electorate in the whole world, which is more than half the world, which is Oceania, Asia, Africa and Antarctica. The founding editor of Australia's Italian newspaper 'Il Globo' believes age is no barrier. I don't read my age on my birth certificate. I read it in my heart. But in their home country, packs are forming around the new leader, Romano Prodi. Doubters believe his narrow margin isn't enough to effectively rule. I got the elections, and there is no other options. REPORTER: But it's going to be very difficult for you to govern? No, not at all. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi wanting a recount of poorly completed ballot papers. The controversy not fazing the Australian MPs. We think we are starting under most auspicious beginnings. Rakhal Ebeli, Ten News A space probe has reached Venus in an experiment that could provide vital clues about tackling global warming. The news warmly welcomed at the headquarters of the $360 million project.

The probe will orbit our nearest planetary neighbour for the next 500 days,

studying its atmosphere. Venus is shrouded by a thick layer of clouds with temperatures hot enough to melt lead. Scientists say it will provide information

about extreme climate changes that could ultimately affect Earth. The local share market has gone backwards. Craig James at Commonwealth Securities, consumers appear to be shrugging off the petrol blues.

The fact that unemployment is at 29

year lows and interest rates have

been unchanged for 13 months. But

in an interesting result, most

people believe their finances are

better than a year ago. They

believe that these finances, are

not likely to remain as good over

not likely to remain as good over the next 12 months. And Harvey

Norman cashing in on our love of

gadgets? Yes, sales in the three

months up to March up 3 opinion 7%

compared to a year ago and if you

strip out new store openings,

that's basically double the average

across the retail sector. And

Harvey Norman confident that sales

will remain good ahead of the World

Cup in June. Harvey Norman shares

up 1.3%. That takes total gains

this year 29%. Thank you. An Australian breakthrough is set to revolutionise the way we get injections. Instead of needles, it could all be done with a pain-free patch. The dreaded needle!

It's enough to bring on nerves, tears, even phobias. But those jittery about being jabbed will be pleased to hear syringes could be replaced with a high-tech patch. The patches are covered with thousands of tiny spikes, invisible to the naked eye. And they can reach areas needles can't. They're so small they can get into cells within the skin, without damaging the cells, and it's pain free as well. Only a small dose is needed, as the skin cells are more receptive. A powder form of the vaccination is placed across the patch, pressed to the skin for just a few seconds and the entire process is complete. Developers believe that patches

won't be any more expensive for practitioners than needles. In fact, in many ways, costs will be reduced. Being a powder, the drugs don't need refrigeration. The patch is safe, reducing the risk of needlestick injury, and simple to use. You don't need trained practitioners to use the device, so that removes costs. There's plenty more to be done, so it could be another decade before patients see the patch in use. Amanda McLeay, Ten News. They came, they played, they conquered. The Rolling Stones wowed a crowd of 55,000 people at Sydney's Telstra Stadium last night, kick-starting their Bigger Bang tour with one of their biggest hits. (Sings 'Jumping Jack Flash') Keith Richards made the most of his signature licks, while drummer Charlie Watts paid homage to the yellow Wiggle. The band only stopping for a bit of banter with their adoring fans.

Thank you.

You've given us a really good Australian welcome, I tell you. Mick Jagger tore around the stage, occasionally shedding clothes to show off his trim physique. The Stones play their final Australian gig tomorrow night in Melbourne.

Tim Bailey, the MTV Music Awards,

you're on the red carpet, who are

you wearing? I'm wearing a man by

the name of Rip Curl to be honest.

Hello over there. I'm the banjo

player with the band. Yeah, the

banjo player, I thought you would

be impressed. This is the red

carpet, that's Darren, he won't let

me go much further than that but

I've made friends with the good

fellows first. All the stars are

coming up twaen now and 5:55.

Hopefully they'll be on the

television with Bailey the banjo

player. That would be good,

highlight of their careers. What

have we got for you, weather wise:

This is the red carpet at the MTV

Australian Video Music Awards,

that is Darren the bouncer my new

best friend because I'm not

supposed to be up here and I'm

pushing the friendship. We will see

you at 5:55 with some weather and

some rock and roll. I don't know if

I would like to see him with a

banjo, but you never know! Sport is next with Tim Webster, and one of our rugby greats set for a farwell season. Yes, Steve Larkham wants a World cup victory to bow out on.

Also, the latest on Benji marshall's hopes of an earlier comeback with the Tigers. Also, Australia's spectacular fightback against Bangladesh. We'll update the run chase shortly.

Coles is listening. And that's why they've got more of your favourite Easter buns ..all made with juicy Sunbeam Sun Muscats. To help you have a happy Easter. Let's go!

This program is captioned live. An upbeat Benji Marshall fronted the media today for the first time since he injured his right shoulder again. The Wests Tigers playmaker revealed he's certain to have surgery at some stage,

but he'll meet with coach Tim Sheens tomorrow to decide on his immediate playing future. Benji Marshall striding and sounding positive after viewing scans of his injured shoulder. I just had a little chat to the surgeon and we haven't made any decision in there. I've got to go see the coach tomorrow and see what he's got to say about it. And we'll make an announcement tomorrow, probably around lunchtime, so hopefully it'll be good. Tigers insiders say their matchwinner could be back by Round 12. One thing for certain, he will be having surgery. Yeah, I think there will be a definite possibility that I'll have to have surgery. Whether it be now or later

depends on what we do at the meeting tomorrow. A more definite time frame on his comeback to be announced tomorrow.

Marshall's manager meeting the Tigers today, inspecting a specially designed guard to protect Marshall's cheekbone

when he returns. It's all about trying to make him a bigger and stronger player. Unbelievable as it seems, Marshall doesn't even wear a mouthguard.

Doesn't like it, he says that he

gags with it. Which is difficult

for people to suffer with that, but

hopefully a meeting with a dental

specialist will help us do

something about that. Meanwhile, Sonny Bill Williams is hoping his wretched run with injury is over.

Every player gets injuries once or twice in their career.

Hopefully that was the last of my bad run. The Bulldogs back rower unconcerned at coming back against Souths, despite suffering two injuries against them in the last two years. Yeah, it's been my bogey team the last couple of years. But like I said before, that's footy. I'm just looking forward to getting back out there, no matter who it is. Adam Hawse, Ten News. Some of the NRL's leading players donned the beer goggles today, but this time you won't read any headlines about bad behaviour. The goggles demonstrate how alcohol can impair your judgment, as the players gave their support to a road safety campaign. Rabbitoh Peter Cusack telling how he lost a mate to drink driving.

Instead of his fiancee organising a wedding, she was organising his funeral. Rooster Ashley Harrison giving the best example of why it's dumb to drink and drive this Easter.

Brumbies star Steven Larkham has re-signed with both the ACT and Australian Rugby until 2007, a big boost to the Wallabies' World Cup campaign. The majestic playmaker turns 33 next year and aims to play in his third World Cup. Snatching the title back from England his main motivation. In 2003 it was bitterly disappointing, and I always wanted to return to a World Cup scenario and potentially win back the Cup. Larkham has plans to play in Japan after 2007

and hasn't ruled out a future coaching role. But his first job is taming the Waratahs on Sunday night and incumbent fly half Mat Rogers. Australia has lost a wicket already in the run chase against Bangladesh.

The Aussies set 307 to win after playing catch-up for most of the Test. Australia started poorly in the field, with a litany of errors. But there were no mistakes when Brett Lee chimed in. Jason Gillespie followed suit,

finding the edge of Javed Omar's bat.

Then it was Michael Clarke's turn, with a display of sharp-shooting brilliance. COMMENTATOR: Should get a single. Brilliant work by Clarke, has he got his man?

It's hit. The rot well and truly set in at stumps, at 5/124. Day Four started the way Day Three ended - success for Gillespie on his very first ball. Oh, what a clean-up job! It took Shane Warne 32 overs to get his first wicket and just one more ball to get his second. Bowled him, who's writing Shane Warne's scripts here? Five wickets tumbling for just 24 runs in less than an hour of misery. Warne ending the innings on 148.

No-one was safe, as the Aussie openers Matt Hayden and Mike Hussey took to the 307-run chase. The pair passing the 50 mark before Hussey fell. Peter O'Dempsey, Ten News. *** STAND-BY *** emer

The world's number one surfer has blitzed the field on day one of the Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro. American Kelly Slater emerged from his sick bed

to record one of the highest scores in the opening round heats.

The 7 time World Champion arriving

for a quick dip just minutes before

his first heat. But it was the

his first heat. But it was the Aussies who quickly mastered the

challenging 4 foot swell, West

Australian TajBurrow scoring a

Australian TajBurrow scoring a

near perfect 9.3. I got to ring the

little bells so I'm keen to give

the big one a throw around. I'm

really determined and feeling good.

The 27-year-old is on the come back

trail after being sidelined with a

broken foot. He's returned in red

hot form coming off a final loss to

Slater on the Gold Coast. I feel

Slater on the Gold Coast. I feel like it was a blessing in disguise

and made me look after myself. The

defending champion, Trent Munrow

had to overcome a broken board in

his heat. I thought I was going to

break it for sure, but she's

holding in there for a little bit

so I'll get it fixed tonight.

Similar conditions are expected tomorrow. And later in Sports Tonight, Queensland reacts to suggestions none of their players will make the Wallabies side, and Nathan Bracken on his way to reinforce our bowling stocks

in Bangladesh.

Vic Lorusso is back and he's over

Eastern Creek. How are the

conditions there? We've got traffic

slow after a five car accident,

unfortunately. We're going to take

you down there now. As a result of

the five car accident, we have

delays that extend unfortunately

for outbound motorists all the way,

nearly back towards Mace Hill.

Historyists are reluctant to

-- motorists are le ductant to make

the M4. Tim Bailey's on the red carpet at the MTV Awards - he's back with all the weather details next.

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Time to check the weather again,

and in that department, Tim Bailey

is seeing red. Yeah, indeed on the

carpet for the MTV Australian Video

Music awards with my favourite

married couple, Michelle and

Shannon Noll. What about you,

they're all screaming about his bum

and you've got to put up with it

day in day out. She knows I haven't

got one. It is an old condo bum.

Seriously, congratulations on the

new song where you write about your

father. I think every son can

listen to that and think of their

dad and think how much they love

him? Hopefully everyone says that

to them before they lose them. So

that's the best thing about it. You

go in and enjoy your night.

Michelle, you're a ripper, I know

what it is like to be the other

half in big productions like this.

Keep singing the tracks. You know

how much I love Shannon Noll, there

how much I love Shannon Noll, there was a huge scream while he was here,

MeganGa lerbgs e walked past. Who

was that there. James Blunt, how

are you? How's it going. I speak

quicker than any other weatherman.

Well I won't understand you then.

They're trying to give me the heave

ho. That's James Blunt, he hasn't

got a clue who I am. Mate, fine and

sunny tomorrow and 27 degrees and a

late shower. That's very exciting.

I'm still dirty I missed Megan Gale.

I wanted to grab her and say, Megan

I loved. Come and look at this, it

is bedlam on the red carpet.

Everyone going everywhere, and

David has run out of patience with

me. Weather wise, settle down a

little bit now. 33 .1, our third

hottest April day was presented to

us today. We're only 0.8 off a

record which would have been 33.9.

Tomorrow, as I just told my new

friend James Blunt, around about 27,

fine and sunny and a late shower.

For your easter weekend, it looks

like it will get cooler. 22 and the

like it will get cooler. 22 and the odd shower on Saturday. The rest of

it just grinning at you. We'll get

into the mapping, but director, be

aware, very aware we might come

back here at any time if we can

back here at any time if we can front a superstar. Here we go, at

the moment, GosFord 23.

Cloud crossing SA with an upper

trough bringing light rain to kosal

regions. Cloud forming over inland

Queensland triggering showers and

storms. Thick cloud p lingering

over the north-east of Queensland.

Tomorrow, the map. North-easterly

winds feeding a trough generating

widespread showers and storms over

Queensland and NSW. The business of

the brolly, predicted precipitation,

showers and storms

showers and storms at northern and

central NSW. Good news there.

Mainly over the inland and boy do

we need it. Showers and storms

across western and northern

Queensland and the NT. Friday, a

cold front will bring strong winds,

showers and a cooler change to SA,

showers and a cooler change to SA, Tasmania, Victoria and southern NSW.

And guess what? After 33.1 today,

snow will develop on the highlands

later in the piece. All right,

just as we come back, you can see,

we've got absolutely nobody on the

red carpet and that's the way I

like it, because this weather

segment is all about me. You can

keep your Shannon Noll and your

James Blunt and Megan Gale. This is

the weather segment, it's all about

me and this is the way I like it.

Me on the red carpet. Not for long,

done worry, I'm going. Tomorrow at

your place.. Let's go interstate.

Live from the MTV Awards, you saw

James Blunt, he didn't know what

was happening when he met the small

little weatherman. I think that

could be the first time the weather

has been done from the red carpet.

Thank you very much. A change of attire for Australia's top entertainment earners, The Wiggles. They swapped skivvies for graduation gowns last night as they were presented with honorary doctorates by the Australian Catholic University. Earning $50 million last year, the Wiggles again topped BRW's 50 richest entertainers list. Veteran rockers AC/DC finished second on $25 million. Nicole Kidman third on a cool $22 million.

That's the news at 5:00. I'm Bill Woods. Goodnight. And I'm Deborah Knight. Thanks for your company. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre.