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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. for a new generation of leadership. It's time again It is time now for Barack Obama. Ted Kennedy. A political legend. of America's first 'first family'. And the patriarch mark the end of the dynasty? But does his death Also, shutdown - closes Sydney Airport. a massive police operation Plus, she's just 13 around the world. and wants to sail solo right to stop her? Are child protection authorities can't be wrong! And 17 million people (SINGS) # Meee... # for a live performance from 'Wicked' We've got your front-row seat on this Thursday edition of Sunrise. # Reach up for the sunrise... # Kochie and Mel. VOICEOVER: Live from Brekky Central, Hello and thanks for joining us. closely We've followed the cast of 'Wicked' a couple of years back. since the girls got the gig have seen the show in Melbourne 600,000 people and next week it opens in Sydney. after 7:00. We'll give you a front-row seat

For Victorian viewers it is an

encore performance and for the rest of the country a sneak peek. But right now, Nat's got more of Sydney Airport. on the overnight shutdown Good morning. have resumed Normal flight operations at Sydney Airport this morning overnight operation following a secret State and Federal Police officers. involving dozens of the domestic terminal and a car park Detectives sealed off part of after the airport closed last night. what they were doing, Police won't reveal

to an ongoing investigation. except to say it relates made national headlines in March Sydney Airport between rival bikie gangs. following a wild brawl 29-year-old Anthony Zervas, of a senior Hell's Angel member, the brother was bludgeoned to death. US President Barack Obama says death from brain cancer. he is heartbroken over Ted Kennedy's The 77-year-old will be laid to rest at Arlington in the National Cemetery Robert and John F. Kennedy. alongside his brothers and grew into a political dynasty, In the house where he grew up and grew into a political dynasty, In the house where he grew up lost his toughest fight - America's liberal lion Edward Kennedy's extraordinary life brain cancer ending of achievement, tragedy and scandal. The States woke to the news. sadness rather than shock. The reaction - had been bleak. The diagnosis 15 months ago led the nation in mourning, President Obama as well as a friend. remembering a mentor I've had the honour to call Teddy Over the past several years and a friend. a colleague, a counsellor And even though we have known for some time now, this day was coming with no small amount of dread. we awaited it was one of those figures Teddy Kennedy who'd been around so long, no-one imagined life without him. did much of their mourning So the people of the States when his cancer was diagnosed. of the campaign It came right in the middle presidential candidate. to select the Democrats' kept him working His commitment to the cause just a few months before. and support of the man he'd endorsed for a new generation of leadership. It's time again It is time now for Barack Obama. His role as king maker complete, President Obama's inauguration. he attended He looked happy which was killing him, but the cancer, got the better of him that day - he collapsed, from Capitol Hill. rushed to hospital But still, for the issues closest to his heart. that didn't stop him fighting Healthcare was one and just last week, appealing to the Scottish Government he signed a letter not to release the Lockerbie bomber. Preventative Health Task Force Kevin Rudd's to make Australians healthier. has come up with a radical plan It includes new taxes on cigarettes like flagon and cask wine. and cheaper alcohol to families in poor communities Food vouchers could also be given to buy nutritious foods. is in turmoil Australia's military justice system to be unconstitutional. after the High Court ruled it sexually offensive behaviour A sailor charged with towards an officer the military court's jurisdiction challenged to hear his case. ruling the institution is invalid. The High Court agreed, I'm very, very committed to getting this right. heard before the military court More than 200 cases are now in doubt. One of our top advertisers says on Australia's best assets getting everyone to agree of creating a new tourism campaign. will be the hardest part with a new national brand The ad agency that comes up to sell Australia to the world will get $20 million. you got Victoria upset. If you show a palm tree, you got Brisbane upset. If you show a tram, to represent everyone. So it's quite difficult to be launched early next year. Australia's new brand is expected In finance news: It's up 40 founts. July

the NASDAQ is down. Home sales rose up to 4500 units and last quarter have been released. Housing construction figures for the To find out what they tell us, from CommSec. let's go to Craig James That is housing market is pretty

important. It had a kick along with

the first homeowners grant. What is

it showing in the numbers It is interesting that residential

quarter. It is coming off some construction fell over the last

pretty big numbers in the March quarter. Certainly weaker and you

concerned about the supply coming on cana see why the Reserve Bank is

the market. We did see the construction costs falling. They fell by 2%

fell by 2%, which is the biggest fall on record. Considering there was a bit

We have seen that costs have fallen was a bit less work in the pipeline.

and it is good signs of going

forward so we should see a pick up. The underpinning of values. They got

to talk to you blokes, you got the credit squeeze on or the bosses Commonwealth Bank. There are so many credit squeeze on or the bosses at

projects that want funding and it is

difficult to fund them all. It is a matter of selectively choosing the projects that would be most beneficial. Always diplomatic. You can't shoot the messenger. I know. I

am just having fun. That is the

reason. There is a credit squeeze at the moment. Banks aren't lending

money, particularly in the medium to

high-density. There is a big mruvg

in the number of projects going ahead. That means a lack of supply underpins market prices. That is why we underpins market prices. That is why

we won't have a crash. A quick check of today's weather now. Around the country, Around the country: Brisbane and Sydney fine. Canberra will be sunny. Melbourne, partly cloudy with some wind. Hobart, showers and some mountain snow. Adelaide, mostly sunny. Fine weather for Perth. Darwin will be partly cloudy. Fifi has the weather from Melbourne. Then, Ricky Ponting faces the music as he returns to Australia after the Ashes loss. This is Sunrise on Seven. (SINGS) # Dream catch me, yeah # Dream catch me when I fall We loved his hit song. Now Newton Faulkner is back! He's performing his brand-new single live at Brekky Central. That's Friday on Sunrise. Time for sport. Here's Beretts.

To the hard-working Mark Beretta. On your regular chair. Welcome to another gorgeous morning on Hamilton Island. All we need is some wind for the sailing. Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting says he wants another crack at the Ashes despite losing the series for a second time in England. Ponting arrived home last night for a 10-day break, still sporting the scars from the fifth Test at The Oval. My hunger is as good as ever, I'm more determined now to be a better player and a better captain as a result of what's just happened over the next few months. With Michael Clarke waiting in the wings, Ponting is prepared to play without the captaincy. If that's with a C not to my name, well and good. If not, as I said, I still think I've got a lot to offer particularly to a lot of the younger guys that are in and around our setup at the moment. Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will undergo surgery on a broken finger today, ruling him out of the limited overs against England. Hawthorn will make a desperate final effort to clear Lance Franklin to play in Saturday's finals qualifier against Essendon. Franklin was shattered after the AFL tribunal banned him for two matches for this hit on Ben Cousins. So tonight, Hawthorn is hoping the Appeals Board will overturn that decison. The winner of Saturday's clash will sneak into the top eight. And they've cracked the whip at the Blues. Cameron Cloke, Eddie Betts and Jeff Garlett all suspended for being tardy, the coach says it's the wake-up call they had to have. If it wasn't for a phone call, I don't know if they would have turned up so they paid the full whack. And Geelong will de-list out-of-luck defender Matthew Egan who hasn't recovered from a broken foot suffered two years ago. The West Tigers season is in disarray after the NRL Judiciary enforced a 3-match ban on Bryce Gibbs. Already severely stricken by injury, the Tigers were pinning their faint finals hopes on the tough prop successfully arguing for a downgrade. But the judiciary didn't budge on the grade 2 dangerous contact charge for kneeing Parramatta winger Luke Burt. We paid a very heavy price on the night for the 8-point try and now add into that a 3-game suspension for Bryce for what is accepted as accidental contact is, you know, a tough one for us. The season is all but over for Gibbs unless the Tigers make it to the second week of the finals. And the Melbourne Storm board is expected to give the green light for Greg Inglis to resume playing for the club this weekend. Directors will make a decision today about whether to lift their indefinite playing ban on the league super star. Yesterday, the court adjourned the Inglis assault case until after the end of the season. And some of the world's finest sailors and yachts are here at Hamilton Island for Audi Race Week. Being here and racing in the Whitsundays is every yachties dream but being able to get out on the water with the 4-times Sydney-Hobart winning crew from 'Wild Oats' is really special. That's what we got to do yesterday and it was sort of like Lewis Hamilton handing you the keys to his Formula One car at Monaco and saying "Take her for a spin"! The handling of a boat like this is remarkable. It feels like driving a top-line sports car. You turn the wheel a bit and it goes bang, turns around. To take the helm of 'Wild

Oats'. Do you look the part? You look like a Brut 33 ad. For a moment I felt like the Old Spice man.

That's what I meant. Confident considering it is called Barrier Reef. considering it is called the Great We keep hearing you are working up there but can you explain the vision that we are seeing now. We had a secret camera tail you.

We had our own investigator follow you, tail you. Does that look like me? It doesn't look like me. In the go-cart. Just for the V8s. The shooting range and the go-cart with your hard-working experience. It is

all part of the experience. It is part of part of doing your research. Taking

it all in. Busy day. It looks like

another rotten day today. Too early for a margarita. Cut him off. He's bragging now. Fifi's greeting us from outer Melbourne this morning. She's at the Werribee Park Zoo. Good morning. Dr Watson. Good

morning. Well, I have to say to be honest I heard Beretts was doing it

so tough that I would enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation. Next week, these slumber safaris start and enjoy sleeping in an open-range zoo like Out of Africa and see the

animals when the sun comes up and enjoy a lovely breakfast. How nice is this? I got hot chocolate and Monte Carloes and Monte Carloes and that is part of my diet so mum will be happy to see

that. There will be winds South Australia and Victoria but not that. There will be winds across

as bad as the past few days. Sunrise weather for Whereis mobile. Get free maps and directions on the Telstra Next G network. Around Queensland: fine Cairns and Townsville. Clear skies for Mackay and Rockhampton. Bundaberg and Maroochydore will have some sunny weather. Around New South Wales: fine for Coffs Harbour and Tamworth. Sunny for Orange and Broken Hill. Blue skies for Newcastle and Canberra. While Sydney will be mostly sunny. Around Victoria: sunny for Mildura. Windy with showers for Ballarat and Warrnambool. Wind easing for Bendigo. Across Tasmania: rain periods for Launceston and Strahan. Swansea will be mainly fine. While Hobart will have showers. Around South Australia: a light shower for Mount Gambier. Fine for Port Lincoln. Light rain developing for Ceduna. Across the Northern Territory: a shower or two for Alice Springs. Mostly fine for Katherine. While Darwin will be partly cloudy. In WA: showers developing for Bunbury and Albany. Fine for Kalgoorlie and Karratha. Broome will be sunny. You can just see here over Werribee the sun is coming up in a little bit. We will see some animals shortly and I will indulge in my hot chocolate now and see you later for more weather. It looks really good, the camping and stuff like that.

Great idea. See you soon. Ahead this Sunrise, a life of triumph and tragedy - how Ted Kennedy will be remembered by the world. Then later, medical advice especially for women. The secrets your doctor wants you to know. Up next, though - Chris Brown hits the town to party after escaping jail for hitting Rihanna. We've got the pictures when Sunrise continues. The E-File on Sunrise with the all-original Nelson Aspen brought to you by 'New Idea', for all the latest celebrity news and more. Now to the fallout from Chris Brown's sentencing. The R & B singer escaped jail for hitting Rihanna. To find out how he's celebrated, let's go to Nelson Aspen. I imagine Chris Brown was very

contrite and just went home, did he?

We certainly saw that side of him in the courtroom in his suit and being

very contrite, as you say. I guess either he is completely deluded or he needed to blow off some steam because he changed his clothes and went clubbing to all hours. He

jumped up on table tops and had a

danceoff with another patron and was photographed with a dozen girls who clamoured to have their picture

taken with him. Rihanna went out on

her own to a club. I guess it is a step in another direction. Maybe

reality will settle in when he does his community service. There have been new revelations that this wasn't the first time Chris and Rihanna clashed? Because of the sentencing, some more court documents were unsealed yesterday. In the process of investigating the assault charges

against him, we found out about two prior incidents. One was three months just before the beating on Rihanna which he was sentenced

yesterday. Quite a big pattern. They

were in a hotel room together. She reportedly slapped him and he shoved

her into a wall. Another time they

were in Barbados on a holiday and got in a fight in the car, sound

familiar, but at least they pulled over to continue the argument and Chris apparently smashed the windows of the car. Let's hope in some of the details that the judge worked in anger management classes because it

looks like he is in real need for those. I thought he was mild

mannered. Obviously he has a dark side. Catch you next hour. They just keep getting younger! Shortly, the 13-year-old who wants to set a new record for sailing solo around the world. And later, DIY eulogies - how you can speak from the grave. But next, this morning's news and weather. You're watching Sunrise on Seven.

We're taking a look at the best and worst celebrity fashion this morning. And this outfit got a big tick from our fashion critics back in February. Kate Winslet picked up an Academy Award and plenty of accolades for her stunning one-shouldered gown. There has been some shockers on the red carpet. Coming up - remembering the patriach of America's greatest political dynasty. Plus, we've also got your front-row seat with a special performance from 'Wicked'. But right now, it's news time. Here's Nat. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says legendary US Senator Ted Kennedy will be remembered here as a great friend of Australia. The patriarch of America's greatest political dynasty lost his battle with brain cancer late yesterday, aged 77. Whatever the colour of the US Administration at any time, whatever the colour politicly of the Australian Government at any time, Ted Kennedy was always a friend of Australia and the alliance. Ted was the youngest of the Kennedy brothers but became head of the family when John and Bobby were assassinated in the '60s. Dozens of State and Federal police officers took over Sydney Airport last night, closing off part of the domestic terminal and a car park. Authorities are remaining tight-lipped about the operation, except to say it relates to an ongoing investigation. A wild brawl between rival bikie gangs broke out in the domestic terminal in March. Anthony Zervas was bludgeoned to death. His brother, a senior Hell's Angels member has been charged over the fight, along with 11 Comanchero bikie members. This morning's flight schedule will not be disrupted with services to begin as normal in about half an hour. Winds will start to ease across Victoria today following three days of wild winter weather. The SES spent the night responding to dozens of call-outs following Tuesday night's onslaught. Melbourne's eastern suburbs were worst hit. There's just trees down everywhere, you know, everywhere you drive there's just trees on nature strips, on houses, over fences, they're just down everywhere. SES units from inland Victoria have arrived in Melbourne to help with the mammoth clean-up. The small Spanish town of Bunyol has been painted red for the annual Tomatina Festival. An estimated 20,000 people squeezed into the streets for the food fight. More than 110,000kg of tomatoes were destroyed. Today's celebration is the focal point of a week-long food festival. The tradition dates back to 1945 when a food fight broke out in a local restaurant. In finance news: Time for sport. Here's Beretts. How is this for an office. Sydney-Hobart winner, Ian Murray, he is the Commodore of the new Hamilton yacht club. Embattled Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting arrived home last night, saying he'd love one more crack at winning an Ashes series on English soil. Ponting flew into Sydney for a 10-day break before heading back for the one-day series. Ponting will be 38 when England hosts the Ashes again in 2013. The West Tigers will struggle to make the play-offs after the NRL Judiciary enforced a 3-match ban on Bryce Gibbs. The panel refused to budge on the grade 2 dangerous contact charge for kneeing Parramatta winger Luke Burt. The Melbourne Storm board is expected to give the green light for Greg Inglis to resume playing for the club this weekend. Yesterday, the court adjourned the Inglis assault case until after the end of the season. And Hawthorn is hoping the AFL appeals board will tonight overturn the tribunal's 2-match ban on Lance Franklin for this hit on Ben Cousins so he can play in Saturday's do-or-die finals qualifier against Essendon. Yesterday, the few thousand sailors here at Hamilton Island didn't see any action - no wind, no racing. They're hoping for a bit of breeze today. The tradewinds were due overnight but it's not looking too good right now.

It is beautiful if you are here for a break but if you are racing, it is not quite right. And you got to work out when there is wind. Yes, that is right. It takes diligence. Bend that

elbow. Fifi is bringing us the weather from the Werribee Park Zoo this morning. Yes, I am. You look

like you are in the Serengeti. It is

like Africa here. I will have some up close encounters with A very chilly 7 degrees here at Werribee. We are here Werribee. We are here at the Werribee open range zoo. The slumber parties are starting. I only started this experience. I have woken up and at the campfire. What unfolds for

the visitors. You wake up to the birds and then have a cooked breakfast, the whole works. The first thing in the morning is a cup of coffee and then the animals. We have a number of animals included in

the slumber safari. Do let Beretts

know I am going to have a full

cooked breakfast. I don't have the sunshine and the warm weather but I

will show you the animals. You have the add convenient tier. You need a pit helmet. A what? A pit helmet like

like an adventure. A safari suit. Thank you, Fifi. Bye, guys. You know

what a pith helmet is? I thought it was the German thing. You can have a

mozzie net. And your car key. You should know should know doing 'The Zoo'. If a

baby elephant is due, then it is not

so bad. It is not that life is so

short - it is that we wait so long

to live it. That's very good. Yes. I

like that one. That is a reminder

not to leave to tomorrow what you can do today. I got a the Day. This is from Caitlin, age 10, from St John's school in can do today. I got a lovely Joke of

Campbelltown. Good morning, Caitlin.

One day this guy was stuck in the middle of nowhere and his car ran

out of petrol. He had

out of petrol. He had no reception on his phone. Then a bee came along

and said what's up, mate? A bee? My

car ran out of petrol. The bee said

I can help you. Be back in five minutes. And the bee comes back way

swarm of bees and they go in the petrol and says turn your engine on.

That is amazing. How did you do it? The bee says " The bee says "BP. The bee says "BP." Caitlin, that is fantastic. Caitlin, if you got anymore, drop them in. That was genuine laster. Shortly - should a 13-year-old girl be stopped from sailing solo around the world? And later, the man arrested by police after dressing and acting like a monkey. But next, Ricky Ponting stakes his claim for regaining the Ashes. We'll take a closer look at his plans to bat on until 2013 when Sunrise continues. The Wilsons, brought to you by BigPond sport. Ricky Ponting says he wants another crack at England on their soil. That would mean playing in the 2013 Ashes series. So, can he last another four years? Let's ask the Wilsons. Good morning. Jim, will Ponting still be a wanted man in 2013?

It is too far down the track. Let's see what the next six months. Certainly he deserves to keep the gig for the time being. Let's weigh it up this summer. Let's see if the

fire is still in the belly. He says

it is. 2013 a long way away. At this point in time, he has bigger

priorities getting us back on track during the summer and let's wire it

up until that. I also think he is the man for the job. Certainly the way he has taken this loss has been fantastic. He accepted responsibility. At no point has he shunned it. He never said it anyone else's fault. He didn't blame anyone else or pitchers. I got a new

respect for Ricky Ponting out of all of this. If there is any player who will rebuild this cricket team, it is him. He is mentally strong.

comes from that real tough school of is him. He is mentally strong. He

cricket. It is a long time to go out

on a limb. He lost two on the trot in England. Stephanie Rice said she will be compete in the London Olympics and no one blinked an eye. But she is not 38. He certainly deserves to keep the gig for the time being. You are harsh. I'll not being harsh. If a footy team fails

we go for the coach. But cricket we

go for the captain. But the captain runs the show. Till Nielsen is there as the coach but se the support role. Ricky is the main man. The selectors got to have a good long look at themselves. They let us ya down. They are not doing the job. We got to inject some new blood. Once you got a good team of selectors,

the captain can do what he does

best. I can't fault Ricky during the

Ashes. What did he do wrong? You have turned. I always loved Ricky. You think it is too far away, Jim

and, Bec, you reckon he is the man? I am certainly not a fan of putting Michael Clarke in there. What is wrong with Michael Clarke? Because

he goes out with Lara Bingle? That doesn't help. You woke up on the

wrong side of the bed. We will put

Michael Clarke on the sheet for next week. Thank you very much. Have a good week. What about you, Beretts, fair dink ul. Doing it tough. I am happy this morning. See you, sister.

I love it when you are happy, Jim.

Mel and Kochie, back to you. Thank

you much to all of you. Just ahead - the legacy of Ted Kennedy. And later, some medical advice especially for women. But after the break - is a 13-year-old girl too young to sail around the world on her own. Your chance to weigh in on the debate is next on Sunrise. When we need a car, we call Thrifty - Australia's best-valued car and truck rental. She's always on the best-dressed lists and when you see outfits like this, you know why! Michelle Obama wore the stunning gown to one of the inaugural balls. And the picture was complete as she danced with the President to Etta James's song 'At Last'. And President Obama has led the tributes to Senator Ted Kennedy who died aged 77 from brain cancer. Nat has more. Kevin Rudd says Senator Kennedy made an extraordinary contribution to politics and he was a great friend of Australia. Former prime minister John Howard says the death ends a great era in politics. And former British prime minister Tony Blair called him a true public servant. The late Senator will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. His brothers John F. Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy are also buried there. We'll have more on Edward Kennedy's life and legacy, after 7:00 on Sunrise. Chequered life. I was talking

Mike Amor this morning in the 5: Mike Amor this morning in the 5:30 news. The Chappaquiddick, do people Chequered life. I was talking to

still hold it against him? He said

people remember but he did so much in the years after. He was a friend

of Australia. We all know him. Did

he ever come here? How was he a friend of us? We will ask Keith. He

was certainly part of a family - they always talked about them as American royalty. Certainly a very,

very big impact on the country and

its political system. That is the

big story this morning. We'd like to hear your thoughts on a government plan to make us healthier. Alcohol and cigarettes would be slugged with higher taxes. A packet of 30 cigarettes would go up by $5. Also, salt, sugar and fats in everyday foods would be cut. And poorer communities would get vouchers to help them buy healthy food instead of takeaway meals. But critics say the measures simply hit the people they're supposed to help. They claim higher taxes on alcohol and cigarettes only hurt battlers. Why is it always a tax? Why don't the Government say - why do the Government say we will fix it by putting up the taxes. Think outside

the square. Give us some suggestions. How do you make us live

a healthier life? Is it worthwhile -

you start with the kids - Governments provide school lunches like they do overseas. Healthy

school lunches and as part of that, maybe start in primary school,

teaches the kids how to eat healthier and the kids say, " healthier and the kids say, "Do you reckon we should eat more vegetables? reckon we should eat more vegetables?" The kids know. They have a fruit break. At 10: have a fruit break. At 10:30ish they

have to take a packet of fruit. If you ask kids what is healthy and

what is not, they know. A lot of the

food we buy conveniently has so much

artificial stuff in it and fake this

and fake that. I don't think it is the kids that are the problem. Ask

them and do they know? So, do we put up taxes? We all have to take more responsibility as adults. We are doing something wrong. Look in the

bookstore and see how many healthy eating books there are. What are we

doing wrong? Let us know. Think outside the square. Think of

creative ideas and we will pass it

on to the Rudd ster and the Health Department. Is someone overseeing us doing it better? Should a 13-year-old be allowed to sail solo around the world? A Dutch court will decide if teenager Laura Dekker's dream journey can go ahead next month. The Council for Child Protection is seeking to stop the trip. But Laura says she's been sailing since she was six. She's wanted to sail around the world since she turned 10. So, should she be allowed to go? Kochie, you've had three daughters, when they were 13, would you have let them go off and sail the world on their own?

No, pigs might fly I think. It is

different circumstances to your

kids. She is going to stop on the way. It is not continuous solo

around the world but if her dad goes

with her and stays at every port - I'm just playing devil's advocate

here because the easiest thing is to

say that is a terrible thick to do. I think it is a risk just to have a record to say I am the youngest person to have it. Is it better at

15? 18? At 18 you can get a driver's licence or do certain things in life. You got a little bit more - 13

is so young. It is hard to compare the normal 13-year-old to a girl who has sailed solo for years. I am not

saying I agree but it is a situation different than most 13-year-olds. After the break, your extended news and weather. Then, the end of an era. Ted Kennedy's impact on America and Australia. And, is she too young? The 13-year-old who wants to sail solo around the world. It's 5pm at the Kennedy Family Compound in Hyannis Port. This is live shot This is a live shot across Nantucket Sound. There are three houses on the 2-hectare compound. And the flag is at half-mast today in tribute to Senator Ted Kennedy who died aged 77. It's the same at the famous Capitol building in Washington D.C. Ted Kennedy was a senator there for nearly five decades. A political legend and the patriarch of America's first First Family. But does his death mark the end of the dynasty? We'll take a closer look in 10 minutes. Also still to come this Sunrise, she's just 13 and wants to sail solo around the world. Are child protection authorities right to stop her? Plus, when monkey business becomes risky business. The stunt that ended in arrest. And 17 million people can't be wrong! We've got your front-row seat for a live performance from 'Wicked' as the Thursday edition of Sunrise continues. We've followed the cast of 'Wicked' closely since the girls got the gig a couple of years back. 600,000 people have seen the show in Melbourne and next week it opens in Sydney. We'll give you a front-row seat later this hour. But right now, Nat's got your extended news bulletin. Good morning Ted Kennedy will be buried next to his brothers at Arlington National Cemetery after his death from brain cancer. Flags are flying at half mast across the country in honour of the late senator. Figure Visitors left flowers for Senator Kennedy at the family compound. At

the family compound a steady stream of family members. Kennedy's

children and wife Vicki released a

statement saying we lost the ir replacable centre of our family. In the political realms, rivals and

colleagues are remembering a fierce influential Senator. The outpouring

of fond memories to which we all borne witness is a singular figure of how he touched so many lives. Kennedy was at the helm of the famous family, steering them through rough waters of personal tragedy. Tributes are revealed aifmt motorcade will take him to motorcade will take him to the John F. Kennedy library in Boston where he will lie until Friday. The funeral will take place in Boston where family and world leaders including President Obama will honour the man and his legacy. The Senator will then be laid to rest at Arlington cemetery next to brothers John and Robert. Normal flight operations have resumed at Sydney Airport this morning following a secret overnight operation involving dozens of State and Federal Police officers. Detectives sealed off part of the domestic terminal and a car park. Police won't reveal what they were doing, except to say it relates to an ongoing investigation. Sydney Airport made national headlines in March following a wild brawl between rival bikie gangs. 29-year-old Anthony Zervas, the brother of a senior Hell's Angel member, was bludgeoned to death. Alcohol and cigarette taxes would be dramatically increased as part of a range of proposals to make Australians healthier. Kevin Rudd's Preventative Health Task Force has suggested a $5 increase in the price of 30 cigarettes. Cheap alcohol targeted at teens and problem drinkers could also be made more expensive. The taskforce has recommended meal vouchers be given to poorer communities to encourage healthy eating. A Government partnership with the food industry is also being considered to improve the nutritional value of everyday supermarket items. SES crews in Melbourne have spent the night cleaning up following this week's wild wind storm. The city's east was the worst hit with dozens of trees and powerlines brought down. Tiles were also ripped off many roofs. It's just great that the guys can come out and help us, there was a lot of calls-out in Lilydale so it was a long time before they got here but it was really, really good.

Winds are expected to ease across Victoria today. A driver has been freed from the wreckage of car crash in Sydney's inner west. The Toyota Corolla smashed into a power pole at Strathfield early this morning. The driver was trapped and lost consciousness before emergency services arrived. He was taken to hospital with a fractured hip, the passenger complained of a sore neck. A small dog was also in the car. It was taken away by police for a check-up. Hooliganism has returned to English Football after a clash between West Ham and Millwall fans. A man was stabbed when fights started outside the ground while hundreds invaded the pitch. These are images many hoped were confined to an inglorious past of English football. But last night the spectre of hooliganism reared its head once again in the English game. Violence broke out as fans gathered to watch the Carling Cup tie between London rivals West Ham and Millwall and it lasted for several hours. As police in riot gear tried to contain the violence, they came under sustained attack as bottles and bricks were thrown. Numerous fans were left bloodied and bruised. One man was taken to hospital after being stabbed in the leg. I never seen such a hostile atmosphere in Green Street before a match. It was really intimidating, so... Just ruined the game when they ran on. But hey, we won. We all tried getting on and that. West Ham had to do what they had to do but looks like it's all over now. The two East London clubs have a history of fierce rivalry

but this the first time they've met since a Cup clash in 2005. According to police, this was large-scale organised violence with rival sets of supporters pre-arranging to clash outside Upton Park. During the game itself, stewards tried, but failed, to prevent West Ham fans from invading the pitch. After the match, Millwall fans were kept in the ground for their own safety before being escorted out. Despite criticism, police insist they had been fully prepared for trouble in this match but the sheer scale of the disorder was a shock to everyone. In finance news:

Time for sport. Here's Beretts.

You are just in time to see the sun

coming up over Passage Peak. It is a beautiful beautiful spot to be at this morning. The Wests Tigers season is in disarray after the NRL Judiciary enforced a 3-match ban on Bryce Gibbs. Already severely stricken by injury, the Tigers were pinning their faint finals hopes on the tough prop successfully arguing for a downgrade. But the judiciary didn't budge on the grade 2 dangerous contact charge for kneeing Parramatta winger Luke Burt. We paid a very heavy price on the night for the 8 point try and now add into that a 3-game suspension for Bryce

for what is accepted as accidental contact is, you know, a tough one for us. The season is all but over for Gibbs unless the Tigers make it to the second week of the finals. The Melbourne Storm board is expected to give the green light for Greg Inglis to resume playing for the club this weekend. Directors will make a decision today about whether to lift their indefinite playing ban on the league superstar. Yesterday, the court adjourned the Inglis assault case until after the end of the season. Blues coach Brett Ratten has defended the club's tough stance over player discipline. The Carlton boss has cracked down hard on wayward trio Cameron Cloke, Eddie Betts and Jeff Garlett, all suspended for being tardy to a recovery session. If it wasn't for a phone call,

I don't know if they would have turned up to recovery so they paid the full whack. Meantime, the Cats will de-list defender Matthew Egan who hasn't recovered from a broken foot suffered two years ago. And Hawthorn is hoping the AFL Appeals Board will tonight overturn the tribunal's 2-match ban on Lance Franklin for this hit on Ben Cousins

so he can play in Saturday's do-or-die finals qualifier against Essendon. Embattled Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting flew home last night, saying he'd love one more crack at winning an Ashes series on English soil. Ponting flew into Sydney for a 10-day break before heading back for the one-day series. If it ends up getting to a point where I'm not the captain, then obviously, as I said,

my hunger and determination to keep playing this game is as good as ever so if that's with a C next to my name, all well and good. If it's not, as I said, I still think I've got a lot to offer. Ponting will be 38 when England hosts the Ashes again in 2013. Soon on Sunrise - is 13 too young to sail solo around the world? But first, let's check in with Fifi who's at the Werribee Park Zoo this morning, waking up the animals.

Yes, I am. In fact I am looking at the zebras frolicking behind me. Mel, you are right, it is a pith helmet. I now have one on. I love it

You were very correct. That is one for the girls. Sunrise weather for Whereis mobile.

Get free maps and directions on the Telstra Next G network. Around Queensland: fine Cairns and Townsville. Clear skies for Mackay and Rockhampton. Bundaberg and Maroochydore will have some sunny weather. Around New South Wales: fine for Coffs Harbour and Tamworth. Sunny for Orange and Broken Hill. Blue skies for Newcastle and Canberra. While Sydney will be mostly sunny. Around Victoria: sunny for Mildura. Windy with showers for Ballarat and Warrnambool. Wind easing for Bendigo. Across Tasmania: rain periods for Launceston and Strahan. Swansea will be mainly fine. While Hobart will have showers. Around South Australia: a light shower for Mount Gambier. Fine for Port Lincoln. Light rain developing for Ceduna. Across the Northern Territory: a shower or two for Alice Springs.

Mostly fine for Katherine. While Darwin will be partly cloudy. In WA: showers developing for Bunbury and Albany. Fine for Kalgoorlie and Karratha. Broome will be sunny. 9 degrees here at Werribee. I got my

pith helmet on. I will round up some 9 degrees here at Werribee. I got my animals and see you in half an hour. You look like you should be on the Lion King. Now back to the death of Ted Kennedy. He was 77 and the last of the famous brothers. But with his passing, some are asking if it's also the end of an American political dynasty. He grew up in the shadows of his older brothers

Jack and Bobby. But he would be the one the world would watch grow up. The president died. Approximately 25 minutes. Approximately 25 minutes.

After the attack took place. After the attack took place. He was 31 when J.F.K. was assassinated. Five years later in 1968 Bobby was killed on the night of the California primary.

He was a good and decent man, Who saw wrong and tried to right it. Saw suffering and tried to heal it. Saw war and tried to stop it. Forced to carry the Kennedy name, it was Teddy's destiny, or burden, to run for president. In 1980 he faced Jimmy Carter. But his misdemeanours came back to haunt him.

11 years earlier, a young aide, Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned after he drove off the Chappaquiddick Bridge. Ted survived but didn't report the accident for nine hours.

I regard as in defensible the fact that I did not report the accident to the police immediately

Ted Kennedy moved forward and continued to make his mark. In the twilight of his career, he was at his political finest backing America's new President. It's time again for a new generation - P

Of leadership. It is time now Of leadership. It is time now for Barack Obama! Joining us now are our Foreign Affairs Editor Keith Suter and our US correspondent Mike Amor. Welcome to you both. We'll start with you, Keith. Ted Kennedy came from prime political stock but he never made it to the White House. How significant was his career? It was a very significant career as

we have seen in the package. We had the scandal in 1969 the scandal in 1969 over Mary Jo Kopechne and that really represents a break in his career. We all thought he was finished at that point. I got to meet him for the

first time in the following year. He

was still in the process recovering from that. He accepted was still in the process of

that he would not make it into

that he would not make it into the White House and decided to become a Senator and really settle into it. He was He was already a Senator but really settle down. He became the third

longest serving Senator and involved

in a lot of legislation. Towards the end of his life he was a supporter of President Obama's health care initiative. He redeemed himself after that previous scandal after that previous scandal with Mary Jo

Mary Jo Kopechne. Mike, the Kennedy family is like the royal family of politics. Why has the public been so obsessed?

Kochie, I think it was such a

romantic period in American politics, such a beautiful family that had such a trablgic ending and

Americans have held on Americans have held on to that image, a very good looking family,

very successful, but they had a image, a very good looking family,

tragic life as well. We saw three of the four boys die tragically. They

had a good life and a tragic life at the same time. The Americans were certainly in love with the Kennedy family. Keith, Kevin Rudd said Ted Kennedy would be sadly missed in Australia.

Was he really or is that Was he really or is that just a nice

thing to say? I think it is a nice

thing to say. The way in which there is truth to what the Prime Minister said, the way Australia and Ted

Kennedy thought the same right. You got the far right, people hostile to the UN or to America and supporting the UN. You the UN. You got to help the under privileged in

privileged in third world countries.

That is where Australia stood and that is where all three of the Kennedy brothers stood as well.

There was a clear connection between the values of Australia, no matter who is in power, and the Kennedy family.

Keith, what happens now? Is there a new wave of politicians in the Kennedy family or has the magic died too? Sadly not. The Kennedys held that seat since 1963. Unlikely another Kennedy will ee merge. Patrick is a long-serving Congressman but he has had substance abuse. He had substance abuse. He is unlikely to step up. JFK's daughter Caroline flirted with the idea but pulled

out. So there isn't anyone in this

generation, the next generation of the Kennedys continuing the political heritage of the Kennedy family. Certainly The passing of an era in American politics. Thank you era in American politics. Thank you for your time. Should a 13-year-old be allowed to sail solo around the world? A Dutch court will decide if teenager Laura Dekker's dream journey can go ahead next month. The Council for Child Protection is seeking to stop the trip. But Laura says she's been sailing since she was six. And she's wanted to sail around the world since she turned 10. One man who knows what it's like to complete that adventure is Jesse Martin. At 18, he became the youngest person to sail solo, unassisted around the world. We're also joined by Sunrise Psychologist Jo Lamble. Jesse, could a 13-year-old handle sailing around the world on their own?

The use of your word 'could'

certainly. I don't think age should be an issue. I think someone at 13 certainly could. She is obviously different from your average 13-year-old, the fact that she has be been sailing solo since she was 6 and wanted to do this and wanted to do this since she was

10. Do you think she should do it?

Is 13 too young to take on a risky

challenge? It is coming back to that

age thing which I find strange. I think the question should be what is

her experience, what type of boat,

the route. There are a whole lot of questions you could ask which are

more important than the age question. question. I can't get past the age

question - she is 13. What do you

think? Is that something a child of

that age should be doing? I can't

get past the age either. There is a difference between 18 and 13. The difference in maturity and development is huge. I wonder what is the rush? is the rush? What is next? 12-year-olds. We don't let a 13-year-old drive a car and certainly big enough. We let them on

the farm but certainly not on the

highway or on the roadways in Hong Kong because how can they make a quick decision in a crisis. What would it

would it do being by yourself that long a time at that age? She has the

personality, she knows boats and

spent a lot of tile on her own spent a lot of tile on her own and could handle the isolation. I wonder

if she can handle if it fails. Will

that set her up for a fear of failure if she sets her sights high and can't reach it.

and can't reach it. Jesse, what did you find the hardest bit to handle when you did it? It is not the sailing. There are men on massive boats and they have equipment that helps them over come forces beyond their strength. Sailing is about the mentality. That was the issue for me.

me. Really going from before I left

I can do it to can I? There you go.

Let us know what you think.

13-year-old sailing around the world on her own. Chris Brown has celebrated escaping a jail sentence for hitting Rihanna. The R & B singer danced the night away after his court appearance. It's raised some eyebrows.

Nelson Apsen is covering the fallout. Nelson, is he taking his probation seriously? Was he just wanting to let off steam? I think probably the latter. He feels like he dodged a bullet, no

pun intended. It raises the question - what does he

- what does he really want his

public image to be? You see him just a few hours after appearing before

the judge and he was literally dancing on table tops at the Guys and Dolls nightclub, posing for pictures with

pictures with admirers. Some of them still love Chris Brown. The Aussie film industry is worried our dollar is too strong. It's concerned some movies that were supposed to be made here might be moved elsewhere. Which films are up in the air? It could be a problem because at 83

cent, the Aussie

cent, the Aussie dollar buying 83

cents, that is up 16% when some of these deals were made. The one in jeopardy is James Cameron's new vision of Green Lantern and production has been delayed. They are saying because of script.

are saying because of script. Ryan renl oldz's character is my

favourite character but that is

neither here nor there. And then you

got Narnia filming on the Gold Coast

and that will complete. And you have Katie Holmes and there are other films in

films in the pipeline and film to come to Australia. It is good for

everybody. With the economy in the States there are new tax incentives to keep more movie production from leaving the United States. For years

a lot of them went to Canada. A lot

of television series are shot in

Canada because it is cheaper Nelson, thank you for that.

thank you for that. Talk to you soon. This is Sunrise remembering Senator Ted Kennedy. There is discrimination in this world and slavery and starvation. Governments repress their people, millions are trapped

in poverty while the nation grows their people, millions are trapped risk and wealth is lavished on arm onments everywhere. These are differing evils but they are the common works of man. They reflect the imperfection of human justice, the inadequacy of human compassion, our lack of sensibility towards the suffering of our fellows.

suffering of our fellows. But we can

perhaps remember even if only for a time that those who live with us are

our brothers, that they share with us the same short moment of life,

that they seek as we do nothing but

the chance to live out their lives in purpose and happiness, winning with satisfaction and fulfilment they can

Here's another photo from our style file. Unfortunately for President Obama, though, this outfit doesn't earn him a spot on the best-dressed list! The critics described his pants as out-of-fashion 'dad jeans'. But he hit back, saying the jeans were comfortable and if people wanted their President to look great in tight jeans, he wasn't their man!

I don't give an opinion on fashion.

You got to go for comfort. He has

the Jerry Seinfeld thing. Blokes don't feel they have to show off with fashion. You go for comfort. He

is comfortable in his own jeans. He with fashion. You go for comfort. He is the president. He has proved himself. The Government wants to put up taxes on cigarettes and alcohol to make us healthier. Why penalise people. Why not do something to encourage, think outside the box. Sticking up taxes is so lame.

Sticking up taxes is so lame. Why not make gym fees tax deductible. Why not for caves low income areas. You don't see many kids buying groceries at the supermarket. That is not up to the Government. Lisa says I am a teacher. At school we need to

need to change the culture of laziness. What happened to PE. Lifestyle choices and alcoholism and so forth hijack the sir Rick lum. Coming up, a live performance from the hit stage show 'Wicked'. Right now, though, it's 7:30. Here's Nat with the news update. Good morning. President Barack Obama says he was heartbroken to learn of the death of his friend and ally

US senator Ted Kennedy. with brain cancer yesterday, The 77-year-old lost his battle bringing an end to America's greatest political dynasty. Flags across the United States are being flown at half mast. The outpouring of love, gratitude and fond memories

to which we've all borne witness is a testament to the way this single figure in American history

touched so many lives. Ted Kennedy will be buried at Arlington Cemetery next to his brothers Bobby and John. Dozens of State and Federal Police officers took over Sydney Airport last night, closing off part of the domestic terminal and a car park. Authorities are remaining tight-lipped about the operation, except to say it relates to an ongoing investigation. A wild brawl between rival bikie gangs

broke out in the domestic terminal in March. Anthony Zervas was bludgeoned to death. His brother, a senior Hell's Angels member, has been charged over the fight, along with 11 Comanchero bikie members. This morning's flight schedule will not be disrupted. Winds will start to ease across Victoria today following three days of wild winter weather. The SES spent the night responding to dozens of call-outs

following Tuesday night's onslaught. Melbourne's eastern suburbs were worst hit. There's just trees down everywhere, you know, everywhere you drive, there's just trees on nature strips, on houses, over fences. They're just down everywhere. SES units from inland Victoria have arrived in Melbourne to help with the mammoth clean-up. The small Spanish town of Bunyol has been painted red for the annual Tomatina Festival.

An estimated 20,000 people squeezed into the streets for the food fight. More than 110,000kg of tomatoes were destroyed. Today's celebration is the focal point of a week-long food festival. The tradition dates back to 1945 when a food fight broke out in a local restaurant. In finance news:

Time for sport. Here's Beretts.

It is just another beautiful day on the Whitsundays. For Island Race Week. the Whitsundays. For the Hamilton Embattled Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting arrived home last night, saying he'd love one more crack at winning an Ashes series on English soil. Ponting flew into Sydney for a 10-day break before heading back for the one-day series. Ponting will be 38 when England hosts the Ashes again in 2013. The Wests Tigers will struggle to make the play-offs after the NRL Judiciary enforced a 3-match ban on Bryce Gibbs. The panel refused to budge on the grade 2 dangerous contact charge for kneeing Parramatta winger Luke Burt. The Melbourne Storm board is expected to give the green light for Greg Inglis to resume playing for the club this weekend. Yesterday the court adjourned the Inglis assault case

until after the end of the season. And Hawthorn is hoping the AFL Appeals Board will tonight overturn the tribunal's 2-match ban on Lance Franklin for this hit on Ben Cousins so he can play in Saturday's do-or-die finals qualifier against Essendon. And there are plenty of professional crews up here for Audi Race Week but amongst the 200 yachts are a lot of sailors

who are here for a great experience. I have found one this morning.

Brian, tell us about your collection

of sailors and how you came together

and where they come from? From all over, ibd Indonesia, tambourine, we come together every year for a very

serious conference that we have up here. This year's theme is how we

survived with our businesses through

the gflt FC. All sort of profession snz miners? Miners, accountants, ow

lawyer. From all different walks of life from professions. Seven course we are not seeing a lot of wind. We are not expecting to see a lot of

wind. A lot of wind in our group. So the High Seas have prepared a

special song for you. I will let them give this to you.

# What should we do with a drunken sailor? # What should we do with a drunken sailor

# What should we do with a drunken sailor # # It's up for sunrise early in the morning

# Fun and sun and lots of chatter Hamilton Island # Fun and sun and lots of chatter in

# It doesn't matter in the morning

# What should we do with Mark Beretta

# Dry sense-humour and good weather # It's up for Sunrise # It is up for Sunrise early in the morning. #

(APPLAUSE) Fantastic. It says it all. It deserves the ring of a bell.

I love it. It means I just shouted

the bar. You deserve it. High Seas

that is very clever. It is breakfast time at the Werribee park zoo. Do you time at the Werribee park zoo. Do you get to feed the animals? Yes, I do. I am about to attempt to. How unique is this? I am not standing with them. I got a very important piece of metal here to keep me away

from the animals and enjoying a bit of brekky. If you saw them racing towards the vehicle I was far less relaxed than I am now. Very comfortable.

10 degrees. A beautiful day on the way here. I have fed dogs, pigeons. I have yet to feed a rhinoceros. A

bit of hay. That looks appetising. I have yet to feed a rhinoceros. A Hello. I know that big horn is quite threatening but I am quite happy to

feed you. I will work on this. This

is not going to plan. Here comes one. one. Oh my goodness. Here he comes. is not going to plan. Here comes It is a wise decision. He has gone for grass. It is a wise decision. He has gone for grass. for grass. As he walks away, I will It is a wise decision. He has gone

have much better luck with the zebras. Just ahead - we've got your front-row seat for a live performance from 'Wicked'. And then, the man who was arrested for acting like a monkey in public. Did he deserve his punishment? But next - My fellow Australians, if you are seeing me now, it means I have been murdered. How you can leave a message to loved ones for after you're gone.

Coming up at 9:00, the Spelling

family feud. Who will win holy - Hollywood's biggest blue. And Oksana Grigorieva, the photos she doesn't want tou see. The comedian being sued by her in-laws. And then seeing double. Stars and their famous alter egos. That's your Morning Show right after Sunrise. Have you ever thought about leaving a message for your loved ones for after you've passed on? You'll remember Pauline Hanson recorded something for her followers soon after becoming a federal MP. My fellow Australians, if you are seeing me now, it means I have been murdered. For the sake of our children and our children's children, you must fight on.

Do not let my passing distract you for even a moment. She says it was the idea of her then advisor David Oldfield and she wasn't comfortable with it. Plus, the message wasn't supposed to be broadcast. Now there's a new Aussie website which allows you to record your own eulogy and keep it safe until you're gone. Peter Ingram and Andrew Slattery are the guys behind From Beyond to You.

Good morning, guys. Andrew, how did you come up with the idea? About three years ago my dad passed away. He had prostate cancer for

about 10 years and it went into remission and came back. It came

back very quickly. During that time

a lot of family members couldn't say

goodbye quick enough. On the morning

of the funeral I had to do the

eulogy and I was put on the spot. And I thought if it happened to me, I wouldn't want to put anyone in the same situation Tell us about the website and is it all about

eulogies? It is not all eulogies? It is not all about eulogies but creating ever lasting

love for your children when you are gone. You can leave messages, family messages an ongoing messages for birthdays, Christmases, special occasions so you can always be in their hearts today, tomorrow and

beyond. How do friends or family receive the receive the messages? Do you hook it up at the funeral and play it there

or are there other ways you can do that? For the eulogy, it can

basically be played at the funeral

and messages it is sent out in a

secure link. It is not going out in

the worldwide web and it is sent through a secured lirk An E pail

sent to the person at the appropriate time and you press on

the link for the personal message?

Yes, it is personal and private It

is secure that it can't come out

before they - It is generated by a unique activation code that you get

on a certificate and it is left in your will or next of kin and when you pass that activation code is activated and the messages go out on specific dates and the message will keep going out. You are always there for your children, grandchildren and

family and friends. I think it is a good idea. I had a mate who died tragically young and he made special

videos for his kids, like the 21st

and po growing up. This is tyke doing that. Yes. Congratulations on the website. Thank you. I appreciate it. It costs $ it. It costs $1.

it. It costs $1.10 a week to it. It costs $1.10 a week to store it. If you'd like to know more, details are on our website. Shortly - the monkey business that landed one man in trouble with the police. Then, Michael Moore's controversial new doco taking a swipe at the GFC. But straight ahead - 'Wicked' comes to Brekky Central. We've got a live performance, next.

Meet Chester the pony, our Pet of the Day. He's owned by Taylor from Bundaberg in Queensland. She says Chester was her first horse and he's given her the confidence to now ride bigger ones.

Live music on Sunrise brought to you by BigPond music. Download your favourite music now at bigpond.com The musical 'Wicked' is one of the most successful shows in theatre history. It's been seen by more than 17 million people worldwide. 600,000 people saw it in Melbourne alone and next week it opens in Sydney. 'Wicked' tells the story of two girls who meet in the Land of Oz long before Dorothy comes along. One is Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. The other, Glinda, the Good Witch. And this morning we have Amanda Harrison who plays Elphaba here to perform 'The Wizard and I'. # Once I'm with the Wizard # My whole life will change # 'Cause once you're with the Wizard # No-one thinks you're strange! # No father is not proud of you # No sister acts ashamed # And all of Oz has to love you # When by the Wizard, you're acclaimed # And this gift or this curse # I have inside # Maybe at last I'll know why # As we work hand in hand # The Wizard and I! # And one day he'll say to me "Elphaba # "A girl who is so superior # Shouldn't a girl who's so good inside # "Have a matching exterior? # "And since folks here to an absurd degree # "Seem fixated on your verdigris # "Would it be all right by you # "If I de-greenify you?" # And though, of course, that's not important to me. # "Alright, why not?" I'll reply # Oh, what a pair we'll be # The Wizard and I

# Yes, what a pair we'll be # The Wizard and... # Unlimited # My future is unlimited # And I've just had a vision # Almost like a prophecy # I know, it sounds truly crazy # And true, the vision's hazy # But I swear, someday there'll be # A celebration throughout Oz # That's all to do with me!

# And I'll stand there with the Wizard # Feeling things I've never felt # And though I'd never show it # I'll be so happy, I could melt! # And so it will be # For the rest of my life # And I'll want nothing else til I die # Held in such high esteem # When people see me, they will scream # For half of Oz's favourite team # The Wizard and I! # (APPLAUSE)

For more details on 'Wicked's show dates, just head to our website. After the break - this morning's news and weather. And Lindsay Lohan plots her career comeback.

# Hold it close, won't let this go # Dream catch me, yeah # Dream catch me when I fall... # We loved his hit song. Now Newton Faulkner is back! He's performing his brand-new single live at Brekky Central. That's Friday on Sunrise. Still to come this Sunrise - the monkey business that became no laughing matter. Boo! Boo! So if he was just trying to cheer people up, why did police pounce? We'll get the full story. Then, Michael Moore's back. Where's our money? I don't know. We're here to get the money back for the American people. I've got more bags - $10 billion probably won't fit in here. We've got your special preview shortly. But first, let's get a news hit. Here's Nat. Good morning. Ted Kennedy will be buried next to his brothers at Arlington National Cemetery after his death from brain cancer. Flags are flying at half mast across the country in honour of the late Senator. Stuck

Tributes poured in today for a

towering figure in American politics. Residents and visitors

politics. Residents and visitors in Hyannis Port left flowers for Senator Kennedy near the compound. A summer haven now in grief along with the nation. At the family compound a steady stream of family members