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(generated from captions) More trouble for Tiger Woods.

is rushed to hospital in Florida His mother-in-law

after complaining of stomach pains

to claim an affair with the golfer. as more women come forward we're live to the US for the latest. This morning on Sunrise, Also, six months on patrol. Their target? Somali pirates. to sink the illegal trade. The Navy tells how it's helping Then, the student ordered of dollars to record companies to pay hundreds of thousands and destroy his illegal music files. for all internet users. What the case means And pop star Leona Lewis. what they say (SINGS) # But I don't care # I'm in love with you... # about her brand-new album She talks exclusively and how she's dealing with fame of Sunrise. on this Wednesday edition # Reach up for the sunrise... # Kochie and Nat. VOICEOVER: Live from Brekky Central, Hello and thanks for joining us. appearing on 'X-Factor' in the UK Leona Lewis shot to fame after highest selling debut album ever. and her first album became the caught up with Leona Our Molly Meldrum later this Sunrise. and you'll see his interview it's news time with Ann Sanders. Right now, though, Good morning. Much of New South Wales or catastrophic fire danger today is expected to be under high expected. with hot, dry and windy conditions

across the State. Four huge blazes are already burning in the State's central west The most serious is near Bathurst suffered serious burns where two men yesterday their property. while trying to defend last night. Other residents chose to evacuate he's a family pet The kids have got a horse there, without him and they just weren't going anywhere so we had to jog him all the way in. joined the night-long battle Almost 150 firefighters to contain the flames. more than 1,700 hectares so far. The fire has burnt through who claims he was abused An Olympic medallist Terry Buck by the late swimming coach by the swimming community says he's been shunned since he made the allegations. at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968. Greg Rogers won silver and bronze abuse claims against Terry Buck He says police investigating approached him in 1998. from the age of eight And when I found out my brother by this evil, evil liar, was sodomised that happened to me. I told the facts others had also been abused The Olympian says he told police to press charges. but there wasn't enough evidence of another emergency overnight Tiger Woods's home was the scene from his Florida mansion. with a 911 call made was taken by ambulance to hospital Tiger's mother-in-law in the early hours of the morning. mother of Elin Woods, Last evening, Barbro Holmberg, to Health Central Hospital was admitted with stomach pain, she's in stable condition current evaluation still. and is undergoing that have been reported up until now And media reports on this matter and are purely speculation. are erroneous has been supporting her daughter Elin Woods's mother extra-marital affairs broke. since news of Tiger's 10 women have now come forward

with the champion golfer. claiming to have had a relationship have rocked central Baghdad, A wave of suicide bombings

and injuring hundreds more. killing at least 127 people ripped through crowded areas, The five coordinated blasts killing mostly women and children. near Government buildings Suicide bombers detonated devices for a March election. in protest against plans to be responsible. al-Qaeda is believed says he's optimistic UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon will be reached in Copenhagen. a 'robust' climate change deal not to be complacent, The UN is warning delegates global warming is getting worse. providing new evidence to be the warmest on record. The decade 2000-2009 is very likely is on her way to Copenhagen Climate Change Minister Penny Wong to the debate. to add Australia's views In finance news:

That is despite President Obama unveiling a $

unveiling a $50 billion job stimulus

in the United States overnight. They

are going to spend more building

roads, bridges, things like that.

Third straight day of losses. Only

prices. small though. Weaker commodity

Bosses are the most confident they

have been in 7.

have been in 7.5 years. That is the

latest from the business confidence

survey that came out. Craig James is

with us. That is good. It is good.

There are certainly good grounds for

the fact that Australian businesses

are the most confident in 7.

are the most confident in 7.5 years.

The fact that orders are arriving

here and the fact that the global

economy is improving. This is

positive in terms of job growth.

you are confident and your business positive in terms of job growth. If

improving, you tend to take on more

staff. Global economy, that is

certainly improving. We had figures

last night on car sales China. They

have doubled since a year ago. A

million cars sold in the month of

November alone. If you sell cars,

you need to have the material. Where

do they get it from? Australia.

There is certainly a reason to be

optimistic. A million, we do that in

a year. Australian business

economists say it will go to 4. economists say it will go to 4.25% and 5.

and 5.5% and it will put mortgage

rates up to 8%

rates up to 8%. Agree or disagree?

Disagree. We believe interest rates

will get to 4.

will get to 4.5%

will get to 4.5%. Banks may have to

lift rates independently and the

Reserve Bank won't lift as it would. lift rates independently and the the Soon on Sunrise,

with soccer bosses the AFL gets angry who are bidding for the World Cup. live from Couran Cove. all this morning's sport Beretts checks

Around the capitals: a quick check of today's weather. But first,

Brisbane. sunny in

in Sydney. Becoming fine

Canberra. Cloudy in

for Melbourne. Mainly fine

for Hobart. Showers Adelaide. Fine for in Perth. Sunny While Darwin will have a thunderstorm. Fifi has the weather in detail when Sunrise continues. MAN 2: # Oh, baby, how? # All about upgrading WOMAN: # With fresh fruit and veg in store

# Great savings in every aisle

# Franklins Loyalty Club And our famous smile # Take a look at us now # You'll love the changes # Franklins - look at us now! # What it is to be meticulous we don't find at all ridiculous. What if? At GIO, we get that fact. It's our thing too to be exact. Insurance, nitty-gritty, we step through together and consider your questions about whatever. What if? What if? No 'what ifs', that's for sure. You're certain what you're covered for. With GIO, you'll know where you stand right down to that last detail at hand. GIO. We cover details. (SINGS) # Wild horses... # It's Susan Boyle fever going on, you know, around the world and including here Australia, right? I'm not well, argh! Time for sport. Here's Beretts. Australia's bid to return to the top of the Test rankings has been handed a reality check with yesterday's second Test draw against the West Indies. The result allowed the home side to maintain its 14-year hold on the Sir Frank Worrell Trophy but also gave the Windies renewed confidence heading into the final Test in Perth.

COMMENTATOR: He's got it. Yes, we

definitely can win in Perth. There's

no two ways about it. The way we go

about the game, we show the - we

should have the capability of winning. Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin had to endure a fiery final session to ensure the draw. Paceman Peter Siddle is still battling a hamstring injury

and is no certainty to be fit for next week's final Test in Perth. Ben Hilfenhaus is also in doubt with a knee injury, leaving the door open for a possible return for Stuart Clark. Victorian seamer Clint McKay is also in the mix to make his Test debut. Football Federation Australia's bid for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup has suffered a serious setback. AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou has told Fairfax that Etihad Stadium off limits as a World Cup venue and blasted the FFA for assuming they could use it without consulting the AFL.

Demetriou says that with the MCG out of action, the league will need to use the Docklands stadium wich is under contract to the AFL. In response, FFA chief Ben Buckley threatened to strip Melbourne of World Cup matches. The NRL will step up his hard-line stance

on player behaviour in 2010 with the news a private investigator will be employed to examine off-field incidents. Club bosses will still be responsible for investigating indiscretions but the NRL will now receive its own independent report. The league says the new guidlines have nothing to do with Greg Bird's return to the NRL. The waves in Hawaii are huge ahead of the season-ending Pipleine Masters that kicks off today. Aussie surfing great Tom Carroll felt their full effect yesterday, dislocating his ankle while braving 12m swells in preparation for a big-wave contest. It was even bigger in Maui where surfers were towed in to tackle waves in excess of 15m. in the battle to be Rexona Australia's Greatest Athlete here at Couran Cove. You'll see eight of our biggest sport stars slugging it out in a series of challenges this summer here on Seven.

The competition is red hot. Sounding

good and it is spurring you to go

for a run in the morning, which is a

good thing. Exactly. I like to get

up a bit earlier and have a run and

come in and have a chat with you

buys - with you guys. You do it

before you go to work? Yes. It is

getting cooler in Sydney today? It

certainly is. Here in the plaza the

winds picked up and we had a spot of

rain. The hot weather continues in

Queensland T there were peaks of the

high 40s and that will continue

today as we look at the forecast. Sunrise weather for Beacon Lighting. Keep cool this summer with a ceiling fan from Beacon. Fan sale on now. Around Queensland, fine for Cairns and Townsville. A hot day in Mount Isa. Sunny in Bundaberg and Maroochydore. Across New South Wales, showers for Coffs Harbour. Cloudy for Dubbo and Broken Hill. Mostly fine for Canberra. Sydney will have a few showers. Around Victoria, fine in Mildura. Partly cloudy for Bendigo and Geelong. Across Tasmania,

a few showers for Launceston. A little rain for Strahan. Hobart will have showers. Around South Australia - showers for Mount Gambier and Port Lincoln. Fine for Ceduna. While Adelaide will be sunny. Across the Northern Territory, a storm for the Alice. A thundery shower for Katherine. While Darwin will have storms. Across WA - showers for Albany and Bunbury. Sunny for Geraldton and Karratha. Fine for Broome. While Perth will be sunny.

There are fire weather warnings

northern New South Wales, southern

Queensland and parts of WA today.

Look out for that. I will have more

weather for you Ahead this Sunrise - weather for you shortly. what a massive court case over illegal downloading means Ahead this Sunrise - over illegal downloading means for all internet users. And the well-known Aussies adding their voice to our anti-bullying campaign. Up next, though, the Queen goes Gaga. See Her Majesty meet the current queen of pop music when Sunrise continues. The E-File on Sunrise with Nelson Aspen for Pink's 'Funhouse Tour Live in Australia' DVD. Music really matters this Christmas. What happens when pop royalty meets actual royalty? Lady Gaga may have met Madonna

but overnight she got to know the original Madge. To find out just what happened, let's go to Nelson Aspen. Nelson, what brought Lady Gaga and the Queen together?

A clash of cultures? A clash of

outfits. Lady Gaga looked like a

fruit rollup. She said it was a

tribute to the Queen. It was an

Elizabethan. She took etiquette

classes. Maoubl Buble, Miley Cyrus

and the Queen was very amused

and the Queen was very amused by Lady Gaga's toned down performance.

No fake blood or suicide attempts.

It was a Queen-friendly version

It was a Queen-friendly version of Lady Gaga. They had a chat and a few

laughs. Maybe Lady Gaga will be a

real lady one day. More importantly

for us is Adam Hills who hosts a

show here called Spiks and Specks

and he was having a good chat with

her. And he is looking very

reserved. He has his hand on his

arm. Looking regal. Who have George Michael's friends turned to for help with the troubled star?

Probably not a bad idea. Friends

have been concerned about his

behaviour, even as he is set to go

out on tour. They consulted Elton

John and his partner David Furnish.

Sir Elton has been clean and sober

for almost 20 years and sir Elton is

ready to help him out if he is ready

for help. He won't go knocking on

Elton's door for help and beg to be

taken to rehab. He admits he uses

cannabis and engages in pro miswuss

sex and sir Elton says he will be

there if he needs their help. I hope

he has it under control for those

who have tickets to his concert. Why is Lindsay Lohan heading to India?

I could say a lot of cracks why she

is going to India. It was 24 hours

ago we were reported about those

semi pornographic pictures. She says

she wants to be taken seriously and

so she wants to go to India to shoot

a documentary. Her father is somehow

involved in this. Escape as she may

try, I have a feeling we will get

reports of more drama from India. Miley Cyrus has stirred up controversy by getting a tattoo. But now it's been revealed what she got it for?

Well, it was revealed what the

tattoo was underneath her left

breast. It says just breathe. There

was concern. What does that mean?

Turns out it is the motto of the

cystic fibrosis foundation and she

lost a friend when she was younger

to cystic fibrosis. As a tribute to

her friend she had it put on there.

It is illegal in most states to get

a tattoo if you are under 18 without

consent. We don't know if her father

agreed or on the down low. Nice

sentiment. Thank you for that. Catch you next hour. On the way, the Aussie campaign against pirates off the coast of Somalia. And, can batteries really be made from paper? Dr Karl will have the answer. But next - this morning's news, sport and weather. You're watching Sunrise on Seven. (HAPPY MUSIC) (MUFFLED HAPPY MUSIC) make them go like a Zyrtec. (CREAKING) (HAPPY MUSIC PLAYS) the world is now open. (SINGS) # Wild horses... # It's Susan Boyle fever going on, you know, around the world and including here in Australia, right? I'm not well, argh! This is Carbo, and, yes, he's named after the character on Packed to the Rafters. He's a labrador/retriever cross and our very cute Pet of the Day. Carbo's owner, Andrew, has now scored a Pet Stock gift voucher. For more offers from Catalogue Central, just head to our website. On the way - 'Idol' Stan Walker gets a hero's welcome home in New Zealand. Plus shortly, are four-wheel drives safer than small cars? Dr Karl will sort fact from fiction. But first, here's Ann with the 6:30 update. Good morning. The Tiger Woods saga has taken a new turn after an ambulance was called to his Florida mansion in the early hours of the morning. Tiger's mother-in-law was taken to hospital with severe stomach pains. A hospital spokesman says she's in a stable condition but hasn't explained what brought on the pains. Elin Woods's mother has been in the US since news of Tiger's extra-marital affairs broke. 10 women now claim to have been romantically involved with champion golfer. Four huge blazes are burning across New South Wales with hot, dry and windy conditions expected today. The most serious is near Bathurst in the State's central west where 150 firefighters joined the battle last night. Two men were burnt trying to save their property yesterday and have since been airlifted to Sydney for treatment. The blaze has so far burnt through more than 17,000 hectares, most of it forest plantation. Westpac has sent an extraordinary email

to hundreds of thousands of customers comparing its recent rate hike to the cost of bananas. The 'Cool Bananas' video begins with the words "once upon a time" and goes on to explain how the cost of banana smoothies rose after storms wiped out plantations. VIDEO: A bank is really just like a company that sells banana smoothies. A bank is a business that buys and sells something, only in the bank's case, that something is money.

Last week, Westpac raised its variable rate by 0.45% - almost double the Reserve Bank's increase. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says he'll be political road kill if the coalition can't beat Labor at next year's federal election. Mr Abbott has gone back to the future with his new Cabinet naming former Howard ministers Bronwyn Bishop, Kevin Andrews and Philip Ruddock on the frontbench. If we win the election I'll be regarded as a genius.

If we don't win, I'll probably be political road kill at some point in time. Mr Abbott thinks his frontbench can make a contest of next year's election. In finance news: Time for sport. Here's Beretts. Injuries to Ben Hilfenhaus and Peter Siddle

may see the out-of-favour Stuart Clark recalled for next week's final Test against the West Indies in Perth. Hilfenhaus remains doubtful after injuring his knee in the series opener. Siddle battled a hamstring injury for much of the second Test.

Our team fizz-ologist will spend

time with him in Melbourne and see

how things going and keep our

fingers crossed and hope he is OK. The Windies head west with plenty of confidence after forcing the Aussies to cling on for a draw yesterday. Skipper Chris Gayle is adamant the visitors can square the series in Perth. AFL boss Andrew Demetriou has placed another massive hurdle

in front of Football Federation Australia's 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid. Demetriou's told Fairfax the league will block moves to use Etihad Stadium as a venue for the tournament. The Docklands Stadium is contracted to the AFL for 25 years. In response, FFA chief Ben Buckley has threatened

to take World Cup matches away from Melbourne. Towering teenager Majak Daw is looking to make history in next week's AFL rookie draft by becoming the first Sudanese player to play in the AFL. Daw moved to Australia just six years ago with his parents and eight brothers and sisters.

The nation's top talent scouts expect Daw be picked up in the draft. IBO Cruiserweight world champion Danny Green will be the guest of honour at a special reception hosted by Perth's Lord Mayor this afternoon. It's to pay tribute to the Green Machine for last week's spectacular 122-second demolition of American legend Roy Jones Jr. The victory has been rated among the greatest performances in Australian boxing history.

Guys, isn't this a gorgeous spot?

Couran Cove on the coast of

Queensland. Every morning is like

this, just sunshine, by the water.

Could be comfortable here. Looks

like you are getting browner by the

day. It is hard work up here but you

battle on and go on. Yes, sli, slop,

and slap. Isn't that a great story.

Fifi has the weather this morning.

Yes, the hot conditions continue in the north and pleasant Yes, the ot conditign3 continue i&

As Ann mentioned earlier, the severe

fire warnings continue in New South

Wales and Northern Queensland. Time

for Thought of the Day and thanks to

those who have been sending them in. " those who have been sending them in.

"Courage doesn't always roar.

Sometimes courage is the little

voice at the end of the day that

says I will try again tomorrow.

says I will try again tomorrow."

That is very nice. Joke of the Day.

Married couple on holiday in

Pakistan and touring around the

marketplace and pass a small sandal

shop and heard a voice wa Pakistani

accident. You foreigners, come into

my shop. I have some special

sandals. I think you would be

interested in. They make you wild at

sex like a great desert camel. The

wife was very interested in buying

the sandals. The husband not so

interested because he regarded

himself as a sex God. And the

husband said how do they make you

into a sex God. The Pakistani said

just try them on. The husband tried

them on after much badgering from

the wife. All of the sudden a look,

wild look came, something the wife

hadn't seen for many years. The look

of raw sexual power and the man

looked at his wife and then attacked

the shopkeeper and he said " the shopkeeper and he said "You got

them on the wrong feet!

them on the wrong feet!" Oh no. That

was pretty good. You cringe a lot

really in those ones. Oh dear. I

wonder if I could go off and do some

news. I only got three days left

until holidays. That explains it.

There will be a cracker on Friday. I

am definitely doing the news on Friday. Just ahead - the student facing a massive fine for illegally downloading music. Then later, Barb Northwood shares her secret to the perfect Christmas ham.

Send your tips in for Christmas lamb as well. But after the break, Dr Karl loses his cool.

# Four-wheel drives will keep you

safe in a prang

# When you get old you will have

really big ears...

really big ears...# Find out why he's taking on cyberspace, next. (AAMI THEME PLAYS) (WHIMPERS) I could lash out on a new paint job for my...car. It's fire hydrant red. (GROANS) welcome Cheerios to the family. It now has 90% more fibre and has earned itself the Heart Foundation Tick. now with 90% more fibre and the Heart Foundation Tick. to give Australian drivers an even better range of Holdens. That's why we're introducing the new European-styled Captiva 5 with a four-cylinder engine

and all the safety features you'd expect, like stability control and side curtain airbags as well as 17-inch alloys and front and rear park assist. But what's even better is that you get all this from just $29,990 driveaway.

See your Holden dealer today for a test drive, and get better deals on even better Holdens. When we need a car, we call Thrifty - Australia's best-valued car and truck rental. It's not often we see Dr Karl lose his cool. But our science guru has cracked it over the mountain of false information on the internet. To make his point extra clear, Dr Karl has even released a song in classic punk-rock style. It's called 'Get Fact'. # Get fact, get fact # Got to stop the reliance # On believing silly things when you don't know the science # They say recessive genes mean the end for the ranga # And 4-wheel drives'll keep you safe in a pranga # They say your cells renew every seven years # And when you get old, you'll have really big ears # Mobile phones don't cause a petrol pump to explode # And the shroud of turin (huh) # What a massive whoppin' load # Get fact, get fact # Something else you should know # The people down at NASA didn't invent velcro # Get fact, get fact

That is roaring up the charts as we speak. That's one angry Dr Karl. He joins us now to share his frustration. You're passionate about getting the truth out there. As well as the song, you've written a book called 'Never Mind the Bullocks'. So, let's go through some of the biggest myths. Can talking on a mobile phone turn a petrol station into a ball of fire?

Over the world in an 11-year window

240 of petrol stations that imploded

and the cause by mobile phones is

zero. Why do they have that warning

on the poles. Number one, legality.

Number two, if you are putting

petrol from here into your car, you

should be paying attention. There

was an email where a bloke was

filling up his car and it went bang.

It went to the in dofm of Shell Oil

in Jamaica and got transmitted with

the logo and affected the reputation

of Shell around the world. It never

happened? It never happened.

They are bigger and in a collision

the bigger car usually wins. But,

number one, they do not have crumple

zone to protect the occupants. And

because they have a higher centre of

because they have a higher centre of gravity, they are safer but they

cause more damage to people in

smaller cars because they ride over

the anti-intrusion bars. However in

Australia, if you live out of the

cities, you need a four-wheel drive.

Can lemon juice dissolve fat? It is

an acid. Lemon juice is not acid

enough, you know, like when you are

at the beach with the fish and chip

it's and lemon. It doesn't make the

fat go to hell or vanish where you

don't see them again. They are still

don't see them again. They are still there heading towards your mouth. Scientists in America say they've successfully turned paper into a battery source. Can we believe this?

We need to be more efficient with

the electricity. If you have a more

efficient car, nano tubes, way too

small to see, they

small to see, they act as storage.

They are not long

They are not long-term storage S

this is the push around the world to

make batteries more efficient.

Bottom line - check your facts. Read

a good book. Dr Karl's book 'Never Mind the Bullocks', is on sale now. To breaking news now on Sunrise -

and the latest on Tiger Woods's mother-in-law. The hospital spokesman has just held a news conference

about her condition. Let's listen in.

At this time we're, you know,

announcing that Barbro Holmberg has

been released from hospital in good

condition and at her home, Tiger's

home, resting and is recovering

nicely. REPORTER: How long ago was

she released? Dan yaits there.

Barbro Holmberg is a minister in the

Swedish Government for immigration

and asylum. I wonder if Sweden has

an equivalent of Christmas Island.

Be careful, Tiger, you could be

there. She had stomach pains but

apparently doing well now. Shortly, the Navy tells what it was like taking on pirates off Somalia. And, how you've responded to our anti-bullying campaign. But up next, the man whose tree is now his castle. Find out why he's taking on the local council

to save a gum outside his home, when Sunrise continues. What it is to be meticulous we don't find at all ridiculous. What if? At GIO, we get that fact. It's our thing too to be exact. Insurance, nitty-gritty, we step through together and consider your questions about whatever. What if? What if? No 'what ifs', that's for sure. You're certain what you're covered for. With GIO, you'll know where you stand right down to that last detail at hand. GIO. We cover details. What has people talking, Ann? A student has been ordered to pay more than $750,000 to record companies for illegally downloading and sharing music.

The American has also been told to destroy his files. But he maintains whole music clips should be available for free. We'll take a closer look at this after 7:00. But in the meantime, we want to hear from you. Should people be penalised for illegally downloading from the internet? Have your say. Free

There are sites where you can get

free downloads like Lime Wire. In

the United States, there are a lot

of law suits. I don't know how the

music industry survives or has

survived. I do buy it because I

don't know how to find those

websites. No, I wouldn't do that

anyway. I wonder how P. Diddy and

Britney keep getting the money. That

is the argument. They are concerned

about that. And want to direct

people to iTunes where you pay. Former prime minister Bob Hawke turns 80 today. He was born in South Australia in 1929. In the '50s he would become a Rhodes scholar and marry Hazel. Then in the '70s he was president of the ACTU and later the Labor Party. He was elected to Parliament and became Opposition Leader a month before the 1983 election.

It was a landslide victory. The new PM certainly wore his heart on his sleeve. You don't cease to be a husband, you don't cease to be a father. Bob Hawke was prime minister for eight years. He taught us politicians could swear, and even cry. Later this morning, we'll seek some views on his impact on our history. And we'll also discuss his popularity. He had an approval rating of 75% when he was PM - a record.

So, what was it about Hawkey?

I think that larrikinism, the fact that he

that he reached out to every

Australian, he was a bloke. That

jacket on the America's Cup morning.

And he took the Labor Party which

previously was seen to be the

extreme left and took it towards the

centre and Labor Partys around the

world followed suit. He and Paul

Keating floated the Australian

dollar, floated Australian financial

markets. It was a really reforming

Government. On top of that, he told

every employer to give everyone a

day off when we won the America's

Cup. And charisma. American

presidents have charisma and I don't

think our previous or present Prime

Minister has charisma. You don't

think Kevin has charisma? Yes,

higher in popularity but lower in ka

riz ma. A Perth man has launched a fight to save the trees in his street. Richard Pennicuik climbed into the gum tree at the front of his house on Monday morning. He plans to stay there until the local council stops cutting down trees in his street. We're going to talk to Richard later this morning. But before that, have ever mounted a protest about something?

A bit tricky this one because gum

trees are very, very beautiful

Australian trees but in high winds

and bad weather they can be

treacherous. I guess that is the

concern of the council and you will

talk to them later this morning.

Yes, fall on houses and cars. You

can understand his concern because

they attract native birds in the

area but gum trees are a worry. Finally, what not to do when you're lip-synching on TV. A Romanian singer gave his game away when he mouthed the words into the wrong end of the microphone. Everything else was perfect - his hair was done and his waistcoat neatly pressed. He just forgot to hold the mike the right way around and is now a YouTube hit.

That is a classic, isn't it? Do you

reckon it was deliberate? How could

you not know? That is like a butcher

cutting meat with a golf club and

not knowing it. How could you not

know it is the wrong way. It is a

cute story, a bit of fun. After the break, this morning's news, sport and weather together.

Plus we'll also catch up with Idol winner, Stan Walker. Then, taking on the pirates. The Navy returns home from a successful mission. And, how record companies are cracking down on illegal downloads. What it means for you, that's next. Inspired by from Red Rooster. Something to sink your teeth into. It's gotta be red. (SINGS) # Wild horses... # It's Susan Boyle fever going on, you know, around the world and including here in Australia, right? I'm not well, argh! Still to come this Sunrise - more trouble for Tiger Woods. His mother-in-law is released from hospital in Florida after being admitted with stomach pains as more women come forward to claim an affair with the golfer. In 10 minutes on Sunrise, we're live to the US for the latest. Also, six months on patrol. Their target? Somali pirates. The Navy tells how it's helping to sink the illegal trade. Plus, the debate over problem gamblers. Who should take responsibility for their addiction? And popstar Leona Lewis. (SINGS) # But I don't care what they say # I'm in love with you... # She talks exclusively about her brand-new album and how she's dealing with fame as this Wednesday edition of Sunrise continues. Right now it's news time on Sunrise. Good morning. Tiger Woods's mother-in-law has been released from hospital after a health scare. A 911 emergency call was made when she suffered severe stomach pains while staying at Tiger's Florida home. What must be happening in the

private world of Tiger Woods for

this sad image to be the latest

snapshot. His mother-in-law so

wounded by it all she had to be

rushed to hospital. Last

rushed to hospital. Last evening Barbro Holmberg mother of Elin Woods

was admitted to Health Central

Hospital with stomach pain. Her

daughter Elin was apparently behind

the wheel of this car. More women

have now come forward claiming they

had relationships with Tiger Woods.

We will get the latest...

We will get the latest... As the

list grows Woods is coming across as

much alley cat as Tiger and that

smacks of hypocrisy. His image as

wholesome as you can get. With a

wife and two kids your perspective

in life changes. I want my kids to

experience something like this. John Irvine reporting. Much of New South Wales is under high or catastrophic fire danger today with hot, dry and windy conditions expected. Four huge blazes are already burning across the State, the most serious near Bathurst in the State's central west where two people suffered burns trying save their property. More than 150 firefighters joined the night-long battle as flames edged close to homes. It's spreading very, very quickly. It's doubled in size in last hour. Properties south of Vittoria were under direct threat when the fire crossed the Mitchell Highway between Bathurst and Orange. Some residents weren't taking any chances. The kids have got a horse there, he's a family pet and they just weren't going anywhere without him so we had to jog him all the way in. And, ah, I hope he'll be ok when he comes home. Earlier, two men suffered serious burns trying to defend their property. Both were airlifted to Sydney for treatment, one man with burns to 80% of his body. In the chaos to contain the fire, two waterbombing aircraft clipped each other midair. Fortunately, no-one was injured so that will be investigated in due course.

The blaze has burnt more than 1,700 hectares, most of it forest plantation. West of Tamworth, another fire has burnt more than 12 hectares of scrub. Today is looking even more ominous

with hot, dry and windy conditions expected across New South Wales. A taxidriver has been stabbed north of Melbourne overnight. The 23-year-old cabbie had returned to his home at Brunswick West at around 2am when he was attacked. He was found slumped at the back of his cab with a stab wound to the chest. He's in a serious condition in hospital. Police are doorknocking the area and checking CCTV footage. Climate Change Minister Penny Wong is on her way to Copenhagen to add Australia's weight to the global debate. The UN has today told delegates

this decade is likely to be our warmest on record. The minister is optimistic world leaders can reach a consensus to fight the threats to our planet. There is an agreement there, we can make an agreement. What we need is the political will to cut the deal. Ms Wong will touch down amid a wave of protests. Thousands of demonstrators have gathered around the conference venue, demanding world leaders act now. A wave of suicide bombings have rocked central Baghdad, killing at least 127 people and injuring hundreds more.

The five coordinated blasts ripped through crowded areas, killing mostly women and children.

Suicide bombers detonated devices near Government buildings in protest against plans for a March election.

al-Qaeda is believed to be responsible. American pop singer Lady Gaga has been forced to tone down her outfit to meet the Queen at the annual Royal Gala Show in London. The singer still managed to raise a few eyebrows in her red latex dress and painted eyes which she's described as a tribute to the Monarch. Lady Gaga also performed for the Queen but had to edit certain parts of her act considered to be unregal. Australian comedian Adam Hills was also given the opportunity to rub shoulders with royalty. Time for sport. Here's Beretts. Australia's bid to return to the top of cricket's Test world rankings has been handed a reality check with yesterday's second Test draw against the West Indies. The result allowed the home side to maintain its 14-year hold on the Sir Frank Worrell Trophy

but also gave the Windies renewed confidence heading into the final Test in Perth. We definitely can win in Perth, there's no two ways about it. The way we go about this game, you know, show that we have the capability of winning. Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin had to endure a fiery final session to ensure the draw. Football Federation Australia's bid for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup has suffered another setback. AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou has told Fairfax Etihad Stadium is off limits as a World Cup venue. Demetriou says that with the MCG out of action, it would be impossible to run a season without the Docklands stadium which is under contract to the AFL. In response, FFA chief Ben Buckley has threatened to take World Cup matches away from Melbourne. Geelong legend Bob Davis has urged Gary Ablett to put loyalty ahead of cash so the Cats can remain a premiership powerhouse. The incoming Gold Coast franchise is keen to lure Ablett north. You can't say it would destroy the team although, it would make a pretty big dint in it, It's believed the Gold Coast could pay Ablett as much as $1.6 million a season. The NRL will step up his hard-line stance on player behaviour in 2010 with news a private investigator will be employed to examine off-field incidents. The league says the new guidelines have nothing to do with Greg Bird's return to the NRL. Soon on Sunrise - how Australia is helping to combat piracy off Somalia. But first, let's check in with Fifi.

How is looking around the rest of

the country? It is looking OK here.

On the plaza the winds are picking

up. There are southerly winds and

strong conditions for Queensland and

northern New South Wales. Let's head

around the country. Sunrise weather for Beacon Lighting. Keep cool this summer with a ceiling fan from Beacon.

Fan sale on now. Around Queensland, fine for Cairns and Townsville. A hot day in Mount Isa. Sunny in Bundaberg and Maroochydore. Across New South Wales, showers for Coffs Harbour. Cloudy for Dubbo and Broken Hill. Mostly fine for Canberra. Sydney will have a few showers. Around Victoria, fine in Mildura. Partly cloudy for Bendigo and Geelong. Across Tasmania, a few showers for Launceston. A little rain for Strahan. Hobart will have showers. Around South Australia -

showers for Mount Gambier and Port Lincoln. Fine for Ceduna. Adelaide will be sunny. Across the Northern Territory, a storm for the Alice. A thundery shower for Katherine. Darwin will have storms. Across WA - showers for Albany and Bunbury. Sunny for Geraldton and Karratha. Fine for Broome. Perth will be sunny. S I will see you with more weather at 7: I will see you with more weather at 7:30. Back to the overnight twist in the Tiger Woods story. His mother-in-law, Barbro Holmberg, complained of stomach pains and was taken to hospital in Florida. NBC's Kristen Dahlgren has the latest.

Tiger's mother is now out of

hospital. Do we know any more about

the stomach complaint that put her there?

there? It is one that the media

wants to know but because of privacy

laws they are not saying what was

wrong with her. She was released 1. wrong with her. She was released 1.5

hours ago and they won't say what

caused those stomach pains that

caused her to pick - caused her to

be picked up by

be picked up by the ambulance at 2: be picked up by the ambulance at

2:30am. She has only been here for a

few hours. Seven women have now come

forward to tabloids saying that they

had affairs with Woods and this is

just the latest trip with paramedics

to Tiger's house. This is the same

hospital that treated Tiger last

week. There were reports week. There were reports that she

was put on life support. Was that

just precautionary, obviously, if

she was released? What we are

hearing when they first went to the

hospital she refused to be

transported and then she was put on

advanced life support as they were

driving fwr here. That is

driving fwr here. That is precautionary so they make it when

they get to the hospital. She was

stabilised condition and then in

good condition. It looks like she

made a pretty quick recovery.

Doctors have determined what was

wrong with her and they just won't

tell us. There are reports that

Elin, Tiger's wife, bar

Elin, Tiger's wife, Barbro's

daughter. That she moved to a

different part of the house. That is

something we have not concerned.

Tiger owns two homes. At the second

home what we have confirmed that she

and her twin sister just purchased and her twin sister just purchased a $ and her twin sister just purchased a $2. and her twin sister just purchased a $2.5 million

$2.5 million property in Sweden.

That deal just closed. A deal going

on for two months so after the

late-night accident and her and her

sister own a property in Sweden.

Tiger is laying low, probably for

good reason. Do you think he will

confront the media

confront the media any time soon? He

hasn't so far. He has been

communicating through his website.

He does after the car doesn't and

some of those tabloid reports that

he has come out with a written

statement. It is possible that we

may hear what happened to his

mother-in-law but it is unlikely we

will see him. He hasn't been will see him. He hasn't been spotted

out of his house at all. The next

public appearance that he has

scheduled is in

scheduled is in late January when he

plays in his first golf tournament

next year so everyone will watch it.

His mother in law is the minister

for migration and foreign policy. I

don't think he will get a visa to

there any time soon. It seems like every week we hear about another pirate attack off the coast of Somalia. But they haven't been left alone to run amok. For the past six months the crew of HMAS 'Toowoomba' has joined an international effort to sink their illegal trade. The ship patrolled waters throughout the Middle East. Off Somalia they ran down pirates, seizing weapons and escorted merchant ships to safety. The 193 crew have just returned home in time for Christmas. So, what was it like taking on the pirates? Let's ask commanding officer of HMAS 'Toowoomba' Ivan Ingham. Good morning. You had one major encounter with pirates. How did that unfold?

Good morning, Nat. We were

patrolling in the internationally

recognised transit corridor after

the gulf of Aiden, September 25, it

was a Sunday. It was a fairly

routine patrol for us. We were

monitoring the area and we picked up

a call on VHF and there was ana

event unfolding. It wasn't in our

area but an adjacent area. We

responded to that and moved forward

and brought it to a satisfactory

conclusion. It took about 2. conclusion. It took about 2.5 hours.

As we closed there was a ship that

came to assist and a helicopter

joined in. As soon as it was

apparent that we were in pursuit

they broke after their attack and we

apprehended the vessels. The skiff

was later boarded by our boarding

teams and the claims that they were

carrying weapons turned out to be

correct. We confiscated the weapons

and questioned them at length. It

was brought to a satisfactory

conclusion. That one incident

illustrates the good work that HMAS

'Toowoomba' was doing for the area

and that work was going on every day

with deterrents providing assurance

for a high number of

for a high number of shipz that pass

through ta area. It is amazing work

ta you do there and to get the

details. Underlining the

seriousness, tell us about the haul

that you got. It is a busy area and

there is a number of ships that pass

there is a number of ships that pass through the canal, the main route

into the far east. There is a large

number of vessels. Some of those

vessels are legitimate trading

vessels. Some are fishing vessels

it. It is a massive ask to patrol

those areas and work out

those areas and work out which are

involved in illegal trade or not. A

local fisherman could be going about

their trade and then it is something

different. You don't know what is

going on until these vessels do

something untoward and then you find

out that's the

out that's the proof. And what can

seem inocuous, they can be

presenting a threat to the merchant

ships. That is the task. It is

tricky business. You seized a

rocket-propelled grenade launcher.

rocket-propelled grenade launcher. There are 70 warships out there

trying to catch the pirates. How can you trying to catch the pirates. How can

you stop it? I suspect it will be

ongoing for sometime. The problems

emanates from some of the countries.

Yes, you are right Yes, you are right in pointing out

that there is a large number of

ships. The ROTC is long and

extensive water. It is a big job.

There are a lot of ships out there.

HMAS 'Toowoomba' represented one

part of our work and that is

part of our work and that is when HMAS 'Toowoomba' was represented HMAS 'Toowoomba' was represented 151

and there is the European task group and there

and there were ships from Russia,

China, Japan - it is a busy area but

a great area for HMAS 'Toowoomba' and the

and the Australian navy to be

working in. Very glad to

working in. Very glad to be home for

Christmas, I am sure. Take your -

thank you for your time this

morning. From pirates on the sea to piracy of a different kind now. A student in the US is locked in a legal battle with record companies.

Joel Tenenbaum has been ordered to pay over $740,000 for illegally downloading and sharing music.

He's also been told to destroy his files. So, what implications does this case have for other internet users?

For more, we're joined by our US correspondent Mike Amor and Geordie Guy from Electronic Frontiers Australia. Mike, just explain a bit more about Joel Tenenbaum's case.

Is this just a kid that has been

caught up or was he running a business in this?

business in this? Kochie, Joel ten

en ball is a 25-year-old business

student who was sued by the record

coils for illegal downloading and

sharing about 30 songs, 25 songs

actually. They order had him to pay up $

up $750,000 which up $750,000 which is $

up $750,000 which is $25,000 per

song. The judge ordered him to

destroy his music file and stop

sharing them. The record company

wanted the judge go further.

Promoting the Swedish website

because it was

because it was part of his first

amendment rights. Tenenbaum is only

the second not to settle out of

court. The first was ordered to court. The first was ordered to pay $ court. The first was ordered to pay

$9 million for 24 songs. So I guess -

- downloader bee wear. What makes so

unique. Is unusual and this is the

only person who stood up to record

cames and did not opt to settle out

of court. This kid will be bankrupt

for life. There is no

for life. There is no way he can

for life. There is no way he can pay $ for life. There is no way he can pay

$750,000 for what is considered to

be a handful of songs. Why don't the

music companies take on lime lime.

The kids pay to download and

allowing them to do illegal things. Take

Take up lime wire, not a kid. There

are those sorts of

are those sorts of arguments. They

take a multi-prong approach. There

is say backlash with organisations

suing their customers. They are

looking at other organisations such as looking at other organisations such as fire

as fire sharing and intermediate

rary. The rule of thumb is if you

download a song anywhere with the

exception of the artist do iting no

pro potion al reasons. There the

standard copyright one that we are

used to but the open distribution.

There is a website called Germindo.

These are people who are making

money for the love of it. If you

consult a website like this, confirm

it is legal S if there is an are

tift that you heard on raid

tift that you heard on radio or TV,

there is a good chance it was not

licensed that way. Thank you. And

for parents to know what they are

doing? When they are downloading. He's our latest singing sensation. Stan Walker took out this year's 'Australian Idol' competition, creating a huge buzz around the country.

The Kiwi-born singer is back in New Zealand

seeing family and friends for Christmas.

The soul singer has been given a rockstar reception.

Stan joins us now. Good morning.

You are in New Zealand you but you

were born here? I was born in

Melbourne. So you are really

Australian. Tell us about your

welcome back home. Oh man, it was

awesome. I was greeted with a good

feed at my nan's house and then we

went to the sports award and

performed and it was awesome. Your

nan must be so proud. You nan must be so proud. You had a

troubled life and you were working

as a shop assistant. How does it

feel? Has it sunk in yet? I don't

think it has sunk in.

think it has sunk in. I have to keep

running with it and not get caught

up in the hype. My family are

overwhelmed. Every time they see me

singing, they cry and stuff. It is

awe Sox. You will perform for us on

Friday and your album will be

released on Friday? Are you looking

forward to it? Yes, I heard it forward to it? Yes, I heard it for

the first time yesterday. I did a

song with Guy Sebastian and it is

funny hearing myself and thinking " funny hearing myself and thinking "I

got a CD. got a CD."

got a CD.". I know guy is one of

your heroes. Looking fod to seeing

you on Friday. I'm looking forward

to it. He does sound like a hee key.

That's OK. People will still come

That's OK. People will still come to see him. Still ahead, the debate over who's to blame for problem gamblers.

Plus shortly, Bob Hawke marks his 80th Birthday. So, how did he change Australia? And our exclusive interview with Leona Lewis. She tells us all about her new album at 7:50 on Sunrise.

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A lot of people are confused about

this. Absolutely. I think we need to do more.

do more. We need to discuss it.

There is a lot of conversation about

it in the chat room. Yes, your

honour. That is you. If you hear the

tape. I buy eye tunes for my

children. You need to here children. You need to here the

entire statement. Chris says all of

those sites are illegal. Anyone who

downloads from the artist for free

is illegal. Or share. Some said you

can share legally on those sites.

There is a lot of - Conjecture. And

misunderstanding. A lot of parents don't.

don't. We got a site you can go to.

What is happening in the news? You

want to know about the news. A lot

of people don't want to know this story. Good morning. The Tiger Woods saga has taken a new turn after an ambulance was called to his Florida mansion in the early hours of the morning. Tiger's mother-in-law was taken to hospital with severe stomach pains.

A hospital spokesman says she's now been released but hasn't explained what brought on the pains. Elin Woods's mother has been in the US since news of Tiger's extra-marital affairs broke. 10 women now claim to have been romantically involved with champion golfer. Much of New South Wales

will be under high or catastrophic fire danger today with hot, dry and windy conditions expected. Four huge blazes are already burning across the State. The most serious is near Bathurst in the State's central west where two men yesterday suffered serious burns while trying to defend their property. Other residents chose to evacuate last night. The kids have got a horse there.

Well, he's a family pet and they just weren't going anywhere without him

so we had to jog him all the way in. Almost 150 firefighters joined the nightlong battle to contain the flames. The fire has burnt through more than 1,700 hectares. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he's optimistic

a 'robust' climate change deal will be reached in Copenhagen. The UN is warning delegates not to be complacent, providing new evidence global warming is getting worse. The decade 2000-2009 is very likely to be the warmest on record. Climate Change Minister Penny Wong is on her way to Copenhagen

to add Australia's views to the debate.

Dozens of dresses belonging to style icon Audrey Hepburn

are about to go on auction in London. A Givenchy black lace dress worn in 'How to Steal a Million' is expected to fetch around $30,000. For her, what was important was not more decoration and lots of embellishment. She liked very simple things. Less was always more with Audrey.

Proceeds will go to the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund. In finance news: Time for sport. Here's Beretts. Fou Where are you

Where are you when I need you? Right

here on the Gold Coast. Injuries to Ben Hilfenhaus and Peter Siddle may see Stuart Clark recalled for next week's final Test against the West Indies in Perth. Hilfenhaus remains doubtful after injuring his knee in the series opener and Siddle battled a hamstring injury for much of the second Test. Our team physio Alex will be spending the next couple of days with him in Melbourne just to monitor how he's going and we'll keep our fingers crossed and hope that he comes up OK. The Windies head west with plenty of confidence

after forcing the Aussies to cling on for a draw yesterday. Football Federation Australia's 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid has become more problematic with the AFL planning to block moves to use Etihad Stadium as a tournament venue. In response, FFA chief Ben Buckley has threatened to strip Melbourne of World Cup matches. Teenager Majak Daw hopes to make history

in next week's AFL rookie draft by becoming the first Sudanese player to play AFL football. Daw moved to Australia just six years ago with his parents and eight siblings. Cruiserweight world champion Danny Green will be the guest of honour at a special reception hosted by Perth's Lord Mayor this afternoon. It's to congratulate the Green Machine for his spectacular stoppage of Roy Jones Jr.

Eight Australian sporting heroes are about to launch into another day of competition in the battle to be Rexona Australia's Greatest Sporting Hero here at Couran Cove.

Melbourne Storm's Billy Slater is the defending champion. He's back against a star-studded field. You'll see it all on Seven this summer.

What do they do today? What are the

What do they do today? What are the events? We got a few big ones. I

can't give too much away because it

is a bit under wraps. We are about

halfway through. Running? Jumping?

Star jumps? Last night we finished

off with a night-time rock climb.

They have done an ironman event They have done an ironman event and

paddle coming up later today. That

is the sort of thing they do. It is

a good test to see who is the

fittest of the fit. Thank you for

that. Looking fit himself. To

today's weather. Cool southerly

winds will keep temperatures nice

and pleasant but that trough is

continuing to push temperatures high

in northern New South Wales and

southern Queensland. Those fire in northern New South Wales and

warnings, please do pay attention to those. Some

An unexpectedly cool morning. I am

tempted to get a jacket. It is a

little chilly here on the plaza. We

are heading to 24 eventually.

Soon, our exclusive chat with pop star Leona Lewis. Plus later, the push for venues to take responsibility for problem gamblers. Up next, though, from the emotion to the colourful language.

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He taught us that politicians could swear, and even cry. Former prime minister Bob Hawke turns 80 today. He was born in South Australia in 1929. In the '50s he would become a Rhodes Scholar and marry Hazel. Then in the '70s he was president of the ACTU and later the Labor Party. He was elected to Parliament

and became Opposition Leader a month before the 1983 election.

It was a landslide victory. The new PM certainly wore his heart on his sleeve. You don't cease to be a husband, You don't cease to be a father. Bob Hawke was prime minister for eight years. He's such a big figure in our recent history. So, how did he change Australia

and what can he teach the politicians of today? We're joined by political expert Peter van Onselen from the 'Australian' and ad guru Jane Caro. Peter, had we ever seen a PM like him before?

I don't think so because the way I don't think so because the way he

did things to approach the economy

he was someone who spoke openly and

honestly and changed the way

politicians act. He was an honest

man but very emotional. Was that the

first time we saw one of our leaders

like that? Yes, in that vulnerable,

authentic way. Seeing it again authentic way. Seeing it again you

couldn't help but be drawn into the

human being and the role. He moved

Australian men in how they much they

were able to display and their

personal lives in the public spear.

Was remarkable person for doing that

and his legacy in that

and his legacy in that area has gone

on and on, in my view, only to the

good. We got to remind ourselves

that he and Paul Keating deregulated

the Australian dollar, cut tariffs.

But is it fair to say that labour previously tainted

previously tainted them and he

brought them to the centre? Yes, he

approached it a way that brought

people with him. The Fraser

Government with John Howard as

Treasurer weren't able to do it and

didn't try, they had a union

background and he had a strong

treasury with Paul Keating but his

treasury with Paul Keating but his larrikinism with that means he was

able to bring on changes that I

don't know would have been as easily

possible with anybody else. He was

the populous and then he had the

right people around him to get

Australia there. How do we compare

to those who came after him? He is

more interesting. His

more interesting. His life has gone on to be

on to be quite dramatic in many

ways. What is interesting, I see Bob

Hawke and Tony Abbott having a great

deal in common. Mirror images. I

don't think either would li