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(generated from captions) They're in the slow lane to Tassie. won't be a record run. This year's Rolex Sydney-Hobart This morning on Sunrise - struggle with a battle of wits. the lead crews join us live as they

Also coming up - at the post-Christmas sales. the big sellers on offer? Did you find the best bargains to stop burglars hitting your home. Plus, common-sense tips Sunrise performance? And remember Seal's sizzling

# Against my window...# # Against my window...

the year that was are ahead Your top requests from of Sunrise. as we kick off a new week # Reach up for the sunrise... # here's Mel and Beretts. VOICEOVER: Live from Brekky Central, # You can touch the sunrise # Feel the new day enter your life and welcome to the show. Good morning And welcome to your bonus day off. public holiday in most States Yes, it's the Boxing Day the world slows down. but that doesn't mean

this morning In fact, we have developing news in the United States. on that foiled terror attack Was al-Qaeda involved?

Our live report is coming up. In brighter news - Sunrise commentator Jana Rawlinson Olympic hurdler and her husband, Chris. is preparing to remarry for their divorce to be finalised. She just needs to wait but Jana says that soon enough, The pair split in April, made her sick. the idea of him with another woman that love conquers all. She says it proves Have you had a similar experience

splitting up too soon? or perhaps you've regretted throughout the morning. We'll take a closer look at that

All the very best to them. As long

as they are happy in the end. Forget the shops - try eBay. And want a bargain this week? are being posted online. $1 billion worth of unwanted gifts The most common rejects novelty neck ties and foot spas. are scented candles, you weren't exactly thrilled by? Did you get a present We want to hear this morning. and with Nat now on her break, Let's get things under way Sarah Cumming. let's welcome to Sunrise Morning, Sarah.

Good morning. around Australia Security at airports following a failed terror attack is being tightened on an American passenger plane. Gemma Haines joins me now Seven's US correspondent from our US bureau. from hospital? Gemma, the accused has been released

That's right.

Farouk Abdul Mutallab was released That's right. 23-year-old Abdul

into the custody of federal marshals

and held at an undisclosed location.

He was being treated for severe

burns and he made a court appearance

in a wheelchair and hospital gown.

He attempted to blow up an aircraft

as it approached Detroit. If

convicted, he faces 20 years prison.

There is a federal court hearing set

down for Monday. How was he able to

get so close? That is the big

question. This guy was on a terror

watch list although he wasn't on a

no US fly list. He came to attention

to authorities after his father, a

banker in Nigeria after he alerted

authorities and saying he feared his

son is become and President Obama

wants to know why he wasn't put on a

security procedures. no-fly list and review of all

Thanks, Gemma. for parts of central New South Wales Flood warnings are still in place after drenching rains. and the mid-north coast on the Castlereagh River A moderate flood peak by tonight. is expected to reach Coonamble are on standby if conditions worsen. Hundreds of rescue volunteers

have fallen over the region Around 150mm of rain in the last 36 hours. was originally forecast Significant flooding but so far, it hasn't happened. of the country Residents on the other side for extreme bushfire conditions. are being warned to prepare forecast to hit 40 degrees today. Temperatures in and around Perth are of extreme to catastrophic Authorities warn fire danger ratings over most of the south-west. are possible the forested areas Anybody who lives near really needs to be making sure what they're going to do, that they know particularly if a fire starts, because you don't want to be there are around. when these sorts of conditions is in force today A severe fire danger rating and Central Wheatbelt regions. for the Central West, Gascoyne of Melbourne's miracle twins The Bangladeshi mother to see them. is preparing to fly to Australia from the Royal Children's Hospital Trishna and Krishna were released last Tuesday, during a 30-hour operation. five weeks after they were separated the next day. They celebrated their third birthday is organising The twins' legal guardian to visit her daughters in Australia for their biological mother

in the new year. in Australia for a better life. But she says she wants them to stay In finance news: Thanks, Sarah. in the Rolex Sydney-Hobart? Well, can 'Alfa Romeo' be caught in just minutes from now. Simon's got your Monday sport a quick check of today's weather. But first, for Brisbane. Showers for Sydney. Rain easing for Canberra. Possible thunderstorms

for Melbourne. Partly cloudy and Adelaide. Fine for Hobart in Perth. Very hot

have a storm. Darwin will finish line when we come back. James is live at the Sydney-Hobart I'm not sure. What do you think? and that's how they get the holes. CHILDREN: Only crunchy! # No-one move # No-one speak that it's just me... # # Please don't say into the World Trade Center. Two planes crashed # It's not just me... # and smoke and screaming. All I can remember is blood of my spine I got a tingle up the back "Whoa, this is a tidal wave." and I just went, Australians have answered the call. donate more than $15 million The spirit that has seen you in just a few hours. Have you seen Tina? Have you seen Tina? Kochie, I'm just... that we've been hearing all morning. ..it's just the same story What far north Queensland needs more than anything right now is tradespeople. So we've teamed up to put together Operation Sunrise. It's just terrific the people that answered the call to help. I got tears in my eyes, look, sweat and tears. It is 4:50 in the morning and Todd Russell and Brant Webb have been released. I'm looking at Barack Obama. In fact, I'm waving to Barack Obama.

This is just extraordinary. We've conquered it. How about we do Kosciuszko next? Thank you, that's lovely. # I choose right now... # Do you want to come into our studio? You really do forget how much you've done. They were the moments we'll never forget. Can I be on your show forever now? Now, prepare for our next chapter -

an all-new Sunrise from January 25. Kiwi supermaxi 'Alfa Romeo' has opened up a substantial break on its rivals heading into the latter stages of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart. British raider 'ICAP Leopard' Neville Crichton's yacht now leads by more than 25 nautical miles as the race leader starts to head down the east coast of Tasmania. 4-time line honours champion 'Wild Oats' is a further 30 nautical miles astern but is struggling to make any headway in the light conditions. Sean Langman's 'Investec Loyal' is now in fourth spot with the leaders expected to arrive at Constitution Dock tonight. Australia has a stranglehold on the first Test against Pakistan

after snaring some crucial wickets late on day two. The visitors are 4/109 in reply to Australia's 5 declared for 454. Nathan Hauritz rode his luck on the way to a half-century

but when he fell for a career-best 75, Ricky Ponting decided to declare. The Aussie pace attack responded to the aggressive declaration, making it look like a masterstroke with three quick wickets. COMMENTATOR: That's got to be close! And up comes the finger. Peter Siddle then removed Pakistan skipper Mohammad Yousuf on the second-last ball of the day. North Queensland has pulled off the A-League season's biggest upset overnight, downing reigning champions Melbourne 1-0 at Dairy Farmers Stadium. A piece of magic from Dyron Daal secured the 3 points for the Fury. COMMENTATOR: What a finish Dyron Daal! Top shelf. At the Sydney Football Stadium, a goal from wily veteran Steve Corica sealed a 1-0 victory for Sydney over Adelaide. The Sky Blues are now in outright top spot on the A-League ladder. Reigning Premier League champions Manchester United have moved to within 2-points of league leaders Chelsea after a 3-1 win over Hull this morning. At the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas produced this stunner against Aston Villa.

COMMENTATOR: Oh what a brilliant

goal! What an ibt row dux. Fabregas

with a masterstrike. Fabregas grabbed a double as the Gunners ran out 3-0 winners to move to within 4 points of the lead. James is on standby in Hobart this morning.

Interesting because as you stand

there, it is calm and quiet.

there, it is calm and quiet. But 'Alfa Romeo' is doing 23 knots as it

scoots down the east coast so there

is some wind down there. A

magnificent day normally in Hobart

but what they are hoping for on the

water is more wind. It was a

frustrating night and a frustrating

day for the crews. They are doing 23

knots and the problem is that around

Flinders island there was a big hole

with not much happening. In fact,

that is Mr Larry Emdur's boat is.

They are doing 4 knots. When they

get in the gap they will do 23 knots

and there is a chance there could be

a little bit of shifting on the

leaderboard right towards the end of

the race. Here is where they will

finish. Here at Constitution Dock

where they will tie up the boat. The

skipper gets thrown into the the

water and celebrations go into the pub. Sunrise weather for Beacon Lighting. Keep cool this summer with a ceiling fan from Beacon. 30% off your second fan sale on now. Around Queensland - storms for Cairns and Townsville. Showers for Mackay and Rockhampton. Rain for Maroochydore. Across New South Wales - rain periods for Coffs Harbour and Tamworth. Showers for Newcastle.

Storms for Canberra. Sydney will have rain Around Victoria - sunny in Mildura and Ballarat. Morning cloud for Warrnambool. Melbourne will be mostly fine. Across Tasmania, sunny in Launceston. Mainly fine for Strahan and Swansea. Around South Australia - fine for Mount Gambier. Sunny for Port Lincoln and Ceduna. Across the Northern Territory - fine for Alice Springs. Sunny in Katherine. Darwin will have storms. Around WA - storms for Albany and Bunbury. Very hot in Kalgoorlie and Geraldton. Sunny in Karratha and Broome.

Beretts, really calm conditions

here. If the conditions stay as

expected, they are expecting the

boats to come in around 7:

boats to come in around 7:30

tonight. If the winds pick up, maybe

in time for the 6:00 news. It looks

absolutely gorgeous where you you

are. The race isn't over yet until

they hit the mouth of the Derwent River. On the way - the most bizarre beauty treatments used by women and men.

They're weird but do they work? But next, Ivana Trump's airport tantrum. Nelson has the inside story right after this. 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. We all like to complain about screaming kids on planes but Ivana Trump's style of complaining might be different from yours. Showbiz editor, Nelson Aspen, has more. Nelson, she threw quite a tantrum?

I think you call that chucking a tanty. You

tanty. You can't even catch a break

up in first class. She was coming

back from her Christmas in Palm

Beach, back to New York. Granted she

had a tough time with her marriage

breaking up. Kids were running up

and down and lost her temper. She

was swearing at the children and the

attendants tried to calm her down.

She wouldn't go with security so

they had to physically remove her S

eye Vaughna might want to consider a

private jet. Until grandchildren

come. It seems Hollywood wild child, Lindsay Lohan, may have found a new calling?

Remember she went to India and saved

a bunch of children according to her

online postings. According to her

mother, that trip made her a changed

woman. Now she is off to Guatemala

and they are, like they were in

India, escorted by a TV crew.

Whatever does the trick, that's the

good news. Not like BBC before she

is going with Oprah Winfrey's TV

crew. They are putting something

together. No word whether Oprah is

involved in it but the network is involved. Legendary rocker, Bruce Springsteen,

has a hidden passion for ballet classics?

Who knew 'The Boss' was into ballet?

He is a well-rounded renaissance

man. Maybe as you get older you have

an appreciation for ballet. He took

his kids to see the Nutcracker and

fans that recognised him and

approached him said he was very nice

and friendly. Nice to know he went

out for culture. Speaking of

traditional Christmas, how was

yours? It was very quiet. Got wild

on Christmas eve and then spend the

day recovering. How wild is wild? I

have to see it through the magical

eyes of children. Come have

Christmas with us one year. Uncle

Nelson will come. Thanks for that.

Hard to believe it is summer in

Sydney. If you are in a hotel bed

and feel like doing something fun,

come say g'day. And James will have

the weather from Constitution Dock

shortly. Plus, what to do if you

find a burglar in your house. I'll share my personal story on that. And later - where the real bargains have been at the post-Christmas sales. But next, Monday's news and weather live on Sunrise. (TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWS) ..everything that was meant to get simpler somehow got more complicated? (BELL CHIMES) (SILENCE) How do we know you want simpler banking? That's right - $30 million. Thank you for making Sunrise Australia's number one breakfast show for the sixth year in a now. Now comes our biggest yet with an all-new look from January 25. Princess Paris is our Pet of the Day.

Matthew from Queensland says she's good at smiling for the camera, a bit like the person she was named after. A $250 Petstock gift voucher is on its way. And to buy your pet something special, head to our website for more offers from Catalogue Central.

I just want to give you a quick tour

for those who haven't seen our place

at Martin Place. Good morning, guys.

Good morning. Just for a quick

walk-through. This the hub of Seven

News. All throughout here the

reporters are working hard

throughout the day, when they

eventually get in. Great names as

Robert Ovadia, Chris Reason. When

they do wander in. Our news teams

are getting ready for the day ahead.

Nick who is the heartbeat of sport.

Kim Ivovac. This is the real

heartbeat. Where the news crews are

assigned for the day. Lloyd Jones is

our chief-of-staff here. Good

morning, Lloyd. Good morning, Mark.

Always a cheerful face. From here

Lloyd controls the sources like the

helicopter, the Seven News crews,

our links all the way back. There is

the phone going. There is a big news

story coming in as we speak or

Lloyd's coffee being delivered at

the front door. He will pick up the

news stories from the police

scanners or people call and say " scanners or people call and say

"This is happening on my street. "This is happening on my street." It

could be a big graeking - breaking

news story. Our producers working

hard compiling the news from around

the world. Our hard-working sports

team - they will be here in the

afternoon. They are watching the

cricket. Our favourite area, cafe

angel, it is where you can come and

Amy makes our coffees. One for Mel.

Thank you, that would be lovely. I

hope you enjoyed our tour. You could

grovel to Lloyd while you were

taking the mickey out of him. If you're going away, how do you make your home less of a target for thieves? We've got some practical advice in just a few minutes.

Also ahead - why those rock legends Kiss have still got it, including that tongue. But first, Sarah's got the latest news. Air travellers around the world are facing tougher airport security

after a failed attempt to blow up a passenger plane

in the United States.

But the US Homeland Security Secretary has denied the attack was part of a larger terror plot. And there was simply, throughout the law enforcement community, never information that would put this individual on a no-fly list or a selected list. The suspect's own father told police

he was concerned about his son's extreme views. The national Christmas road toll has risen to 45 after a teenage girl was killed trying to jump out of a car which started rolling backwards in Tasmania. Her death takes Tasmania's toll to four.

The number of people killed in New South Wales has already passed last year's total with six days still to go. In Victoria, 11 people have died, seven in Western Australia and six in Queensland. Police are pleading with drivers to take extra care on the roads. A speed camera operator is fighting for life after being hit by a car near Perth. The police officer was struck after walking onto the Bunbury Highway

to pick up a boogie board which had blown off the back of a car.

The 49-year-old was airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital

with severe head injuries. He's in a critical condition. Police are treating it as an accident. Bloody scenes have marred an annual Muslim festival in Iran. At least four people were killed when police opened fire on protestors during anti-government demonstrations in Tehran. The crowd shouted "death to the dictator", referring to controversial President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Security has been tightened in Iraq as thousands of pilgrims converged for the religious ceremony, Ashura, marking the death of the prophet Mohammad's grandson. Pope Benedict XVI has shared a meal with the poor at a soup kitchen despite concerns for his safety. Escorted by heavy security, the Pontiff greeted well-wishers outside the centre and handed out gifts to children. It was his first public appearance outside the Holy City

since he was knocked down by a 25-year-old woman on Christmas Eve.

She's being treated for psychiatric problems. The Vatican is reviewing security. An alarming new study has found Australians triple their weekly alcohol intake during the festive season. Researchers have found people drink more during December and January than on birthdays or weekends. On average, most people drink one day a week but during the holidays, that increases to three days. In the spirit of 'Ocsober', charity FebFast is calling on people to sober up and skip the grog in February. In finance news: Australia has seized the initiative in the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan. The tourists are reeling at 4/109 in their first innings after an aggressive declaration from Ricky Ponting. The skipper showed plenty of faith in his bowling attack on a lifeless MCG pitch and they didn't disappoint, tearing through Pakistan's top order. COMMENTATOR: Good cricket, that is good stuff. Peter Siddle snared the key wicket of Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf in the final over of the day. 'Alfa Romeo' has opened up a sizeable advantage as the Rolex Sydney-Hobart leader makes its way down Tasmania's east coast this morning.

The Kiwi supermaxi is more than 30 nautical miles in front of British raider 'ICAP Leopard' with 'Wild Oats XI' a further 2 nautical miles astern. The winner is expected to arrive at Constitution Dock later tonight. A wonder strike from Dyron Daal has delivered North Queensland a shock 1-0 win over reigning A-League champions, Melbourne,

at Dairy Farmers Stadium overnight.

The win moves the Fury off the bottom of the ladder. Adelaide are the new cellar-dwellers after going down 1-0 to Sydney at the Football Stadium. The Sky Blues are now alone at the top of the table. Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has come off the bench to inspire the Gunners to an emphatic 3-0 win over Aston Villa in the Premier League this morning. The Spanish international scored two stunning goals in just 27 minutes on the pitch. Meantime, reigning champions Manchester United have moved to within 2 points of league leaders Chelsea after a 3-1 win over Hull.

Waiting for his boat to come in, it

is - it is James Tobin in beautiful

Hobart. It is magnificent. Sunny

skies, calm conditions. It is

beautiful for everyone except those

trying to win a boat race. Just

after midnight, the winds just

dropped. Some crews are travelling

at 1.

at 1.3 knots. The leaders are

travelling 20 knots after they

picked up a little wind after

getting past that pocket of no wind

at all. The thing for the smaller

boats, now that those boats have

moved on they hope the pocket of no

wind moved on. In that wind picks up

request make up some ground in the

handicap race. 'Loyal' managed to

take a more westerly track, they got

some great wind close to the shore

and moved to fourth place.

The talk of the race this year has

been the calm conditions. There have

been however a few retirements. The

latest casualty is a crew called

Aurora. This is a husband and wife

team. The husband has been in 13

Sydney-Hobarts. They are determined

to continue the race. I think we

have swapped the weather. It is

magical where you are. I will take

the sun-tanning weather any day of

the week. Thought of the Day,

countdown to the end of the week. I

thought I might do a wrap-up of 2009

thoughts. Will you look back on life

and say I wish I had or I I'll glad

I did? Joke of the Day. What do

ghosts eat for dinner? I don't know.

Kalgoorlie. Come on, you love that

one. That was going to be

Gooooolash. You made up a whole new

joke. It's my own. McCave Kaye, you

heard it here first. Let's keep

making coffee. We will work on our

jokes. Ahead on Sunrise - how those legendary rockers, KISS, manage to keep powering. But after the break - turning the tables on would-be burglars. We've got home security tips and a personal story from Beretts right after this.

It is a grey day in Sydney today.

That is expected to clear. At the

moment you can't really see the

buildings of the city. Stay in bed a

while and it will clear up later on.

Stay in there until lfrj time. This time of year we're all a little more relaxed, and don't the crooks know it? Home burglaries increase 50% on New Year's Eve. So, now's the time to make your home secure, especially if you're going away. A couple of weeks ago, the Tomek family in Geelong had their home ransacked. Thieves stole jewellery, perfume, family photos and games consoles. They broke in through a bedroom window while the family was at an engagement party. So, how can you keep your home safe? Let's ask Bryan de Caires from the Security Industry Association. Good morning. Your first tip is to put mail on hold - how do you arrange that?

That is a logical one to do. Each

year 250,000 unlawful entries into

people's homes across Australia.

There are a number of practical

tips. The first is putting your mail

on hold. It is a sill am $ on hold. It is a sill am $12.

on hold. It is a sill am $12.50 and

they will deliver the mail when you

return from holidays. That is a

simple tip. A lot of homes have

shrubs for privacy but they can be

bad for security? Make the ways to

get in as clear as visible to the

street. If you got a hedge, keep it

trimmed. If you got a bush at the

front of the house, keep it trimmed

so somebody can see something

mischievous going on at your front

door or back door. And your next tip

is install sensor lights. How many?

If you got a complete stand-a lobe

property one at the side, one at the

front and one at the back. It is

just a deterrence. Another is a

timer switch. If you got a plug

timer switch. If you got a plug in the house with a timer switch to

make people think there is something

in the house so a criminal walking

down the street de tiered from

breaking into your house. And your

final tip, hide Christmas presents.

Should you stop at Christmas?

Holiday period is busy

Holiday period is busy because people are at shopping centres and

leave television boxes outside. If

you leave a box, criminals will

think there is a television inside.

If you got jewellery, don't make it

visible. Make it difficult for them

to see what is inside S at this time

of the year, it can be an Aladdin's

cave. And the box. You got evidence

of everything that Santa left at

your house. If you got a driveway

and you are going away for a few

days, get a neighbour to park on the

driveway. It makes people think

there is someone in the hole. One

last thing is over the Christmas

period there is also warmer weather.

You would be surprised how many

leave their windows open or doors

open and po to the neighbour's for a

drink. Out goes your valuable possessions. We've received this email from Angela in New South Wales. She says someone has taken random items from around her home, including a tow bar from the back of her car. But she asks, "What should I do if I catch a burglar in the act"?

The best thing to do is call 000 if

it is a crime in process. If you

come home and find your home broken

into and not life-threatening, call

the local police station or if you

know something about a crime or

criminal activity call Crime

Stoppers. Thank you. Some good tips.

Just on that, it happened to you?

Yes, we drove home one day and I was

parking the car and Rach went inside

and I heard a scream. Some screams

you know is not a good scream. There

is never say good scream. There is a

guy bent down pulling out the video.

As he saw me he ran back through the

house and I chased him. The police

say you never know what you would

do, fight or flee. I thought I was

going to nab him. We held him and

Rach called the police. Did you have

to hold them down? 12 minutes S you

expect that you hold them and the

police will come in and you are

sitting there and think it takes

ages. Did he struggle? Yes. Were you

hurt? A little bit knocked around

but nothing serious. We were his

third house for the day. When we

grabbed him, he was supposed to be

appearing in court for other

burglaries. It was a good thing. You

are brave! You never know. It could

have been a silly thing to do.

Anyhow, I know who to call. Still to come - the most bizarre beauty treatments. They sound awful but do they work? And later, how bullies are being sent to boot camp. Next up, though, Jana Rawlinson finds love - with the man she's divorcing.

We've got the inside story. (ORCHESTRA IMITATES WHALE SONG) (WHALE SONG)

We are a close team and the girls

share a dressing room and the boys

share a dressing room. I looked at

Beretts and they are not exactly

matching. And then I looked at

Simon, he is not matching. We picked

up the wrong jackets in the focus of

what we we were doing. I thought

that is an interesting combination.

Whatever. I think it is fantastic

that you are so polite and didn't

say anything. I don't know much

about fashion. I don't either. If

you notice they have a different

outfit on after the break, you know why. They say Christmas is a time for giving but, Sarah, do we like what we're receiving? Not if eBay listings are anything to go by. 20,000 unwanted gifts have been listed since Christmas Day, and that's just the start. Nearly a billion dollars worth of products will be stamped as rejects. Topping the list - scented candles, novelty neck ties and foot spas. They say it's the thought that counts but there clearly wasn't any thought involved

when someone gave a dog bowl to a friend without a dog and tandoori chicken rub to a vegetarian.

I can assure my family I haven't

listed any of my presents on eBay.

Are you happy with what that you

got? Extented candles is like a

photo frail. It sounds like the foot

spa. One person was unimpressed to

be given a brick. An 81-year-old

grandmother didn't know what to do

with a paddle that she got for

Christmas. Maybe you can get the

neck ties to go with the different

outfits. Bring back soap on a rope.

Drop us an email and tell us what

you got for Christmas. Also making news this morning - proof that love wins. Jana Rawlinson's divorce from husband, Chris, is almost finalised.

But as soon as it is, they plan to re-marry. Jana says she couldn't stand the thought of him with another woman. When he started dating again, she knew she needed him back. They decided to give it another go and say they'll now never look back. So, is this love conquering all or jealousy conquering all?

Sounds a little bit like jealousy

conquering all maybe. It is a hard

one. As long as they come back

together and happy and little

Cornelius is happy. Coming up -

Breaking news on the terrorist attempt. how the Rolex Sydney-Hobart fleet is handling the slow trip to Tassie. We'll hear from the Cruising Yacht Club and the crews. Plus - where are the biggest bargains now at the post-Christmas sales? Your shopping guide is coming up. And rock legends KISS. (SINGS) # I was made for lovin' you, baby # You were made for lovin' me... #

Your top requests from the year that was are coming up. Run down a great deal right now at Target's Stocktake Stampede with up to 40% off a huge range of women's, men's and kids' summer clothing, sleepwear, accessories and footwear. Hurry before they get away. Whoo-hoo!

Thank you for making Sunrise Australia's number one breakfast show for the sixth year in a row. Now comes our biggest yet with an all-new look from January 25. The latest on the Rolex Sydney-Hobart is minutes away. But first, Sarah has some breaking news. Good morning. In breaking news, a second Nigerian man has sparked a terror alert in America on the same Delta Airlines flight that was attacked on Christmas Day. Seven's US correspondent Gemma Haines joins me now with the latest. Gemma, what can you tell us? What I can tell you is that we have another incident under way at Detroit's metro airport. Several police vehicles surrounded a plane after a airline requested help. A passenger became verbally disruptive and was very agitated. This comes one day after the failed Christmas Day bomb plot. This is the same

flight number delta 253 from

Amsterdam that is involved in this

incident. This pike tour looks

similar to the images we saw

similar to the images we saw on Christmas Day but it is in fact a

difference incident. I understand

the disruptive passenger is now in

details but we will bring you more details as

details as they come to hand. And the first suspect has been released from hospital overnight?

Yes, 23-year-old Abdul Farouk Abdul

Mutallab was released into federal

marshals. He was previously in

hospital where he was treated for

severe burns. He was arraigned where

he was charged with trying to

detonate an explosive aboard a

flight, a similar flight to what we

just saw. If convicted, he faces up

to 20 years prison. He is being

questioned by the FBI and there is

another hearing set down for Monday in the US. Rescue volunteers are on standby in central New South Wales as river levels continue to rise. A moderate flood peak on the Castlereagh River is expected to reach Coonamble by tonight, and more rain is forecast. Around 150mm of rain has fallen over parts of the State's central west over the last 36 hours. The rain hasn't stopped some people having fun. But the SES is warning people to postpone all non-essential travel to the flood-affected areas. Residents on the other side of the country are being warned to prepare for extreme bushfire conditions.

Temperatures in and around Perth are forecast to hit 40 degrees today. Authorities warn fire danger ratings of extreme to catastrophic are possible over most of the south-west. Anybody who lives near the forested areas really needs to be making sure that they know what they're going to do, particularly if a fire starts, because you don't want to be there when these sorts of conditions are around. A severe fire danger rating is in force today for the Central West, Gascoyne and Central Wheatbelt regions. Three people have been charged with animal cruelty after dogs were found locked in hot cars on the Gold Coast yesterday. Police were forced to break into a car parked at Sea World to rescue three distressed animals. The temperature was almost 30 degrees outside but around 50 inside. The owner from Victoria was charged with animal cruelty and assaulting a Channel 7 camera man. The RSPCA warns animal owners face fines of up to $30,000 for leaving pets in cars during summer. A Sydney-born man who received a heart transplant last year has experienced his dream Greek wedding. Kostas Gribilas is alive today thanks to a heart transplant he received from Doujon Zammit. The 20-year-old Sydney man was bashed to death during a holiday in Greece last July. At the time, his father Oliver made the agonising decision to donate his son's heart. I'm hoping that will help him and keep him alive. Oliver was best man at Kosta's wedding. The Bangladeshi mother of Melbourne's miracle twins is preparing to fly to Australia to see them. Trishna and Krishna were released from the Royal Childrens' Hospital last Tuesday, five weeks after they were separated during a 30-hour operation. They celebrated their third birthday the next day. The twins' legal guardian is organising for their biological mother to visit her daughters in Australia in the new year.

But she says she wants them to stay in Australia for a better life. In finance news: Kiwi supermaxi 'Alfa Romeo' has opened up what looks like a race-winning lead heading into the latter stages of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart. Neville Crichton's yacht now leads British raider 'ICAP Leopard' by more than 30 nautical miles as the race leader heads down Tasmania's east coast. Third-placed 'Wild Oats' is a further 3 nautical miles astern. Sean Langman's 'Investec Loyal' is now in fourth spot with the leaders expected to arrive at Constitution Dock tonight. Australia has a stranglehold on the first Test against Pakistan after snaring some crucial wickets late on day two. The visitors will resume this morning at 4/109. Nathan Hauritz rode his luck on the way to a half-century but when he fell for a career-best 75, Ricky Ponting decided to declare. The Aussie pace attack responded to the aggressive declaration, making it look like a masterstroke with three quick wickets. COMMENTATOR: That's got to be close! And up comes the finger. Peter Siddle then removed Pakistan skipper Mohammad Yousuf on the second-last ball of the day.

Stuart Clark along with Beretts to

talk about that shortly. North Queensland has pulled off the A-League season's biggest upset overnight,

downing Melbourne Victory 1-0 at Dairy Farmers Stadium to keep their finals hopes alive. At the Sydney Football Stadium, veteran midfielder Steve Corica scored

to give Sydney a 1-0 victory over Adelaide, returning the Sky Blues to top spot on the A-League ladder. Manchester United has moved to within 2 points of Premier League leaders Chelsea with an impressive 3-1 win over Hull this morning. Arsenal is now within 4 points of top spot after a 3-0 over Aston Villa. Cesc Fabregas came off the bench to score a double for the Gunners. Let's take you down to Hobart now and James Tobin.

Fine, warm, still and calm

conditions here in Hobart. Beautiful

conditions for celebrating if they

can make it in while we still have

daylight hours. It looks like the

winning crew will come in tonight.

The battle for second place is well

and truly battled on. 'ICAP Leopard'

and 'Wild Oats', it will be exciting

to see. The big news is

to see. The big news is that 'Investec Loyal', Larry Emdur's

boat, not his but he is on it, they

are in fourth. Taking the westerly

line worked. Sunrise weather for Beacon Lighting. Keep cool this summer with a ceiling fan from Beacon. 30% off your second fan sale on now. Around Queensland - storms for Cairns and Townsville. Showers for Mackay and Rockhampton. Rain for Maroochydore. Across New South Wales - rain periods for Coffs Harbour and Tamworth. Showers for Newcastle.

Storms for Canberra. Sydney will have rain Around Victoria - sunny in Mildura and Ballarat. Morning cloud for Warrnambool. Melbourne will be mostly fine. Across Tasmania, sunny in Launceston. Mainly fine for Strahan and Swansea.

Around South Australia - fine for Mount Gambier. Sunny for Port Lincoln and Ceduna. Across the Northern Territory - fine for Alice Springs. Sunny in Katherine. Darwin will have storms. Around WA - storms for Albany and Bunbury.

Very hot in Kalgoorlie and Geraldton. Sunny in Karratha and Broome.

Beretts, here at Constitution Dock,

this is where they will tie you the

winning boat as they come in.

Celebrations will ensue. There is

100 miles or so before the winning

boat comes down here and then a

further 300 metres or so up to

Customs house. En now tonight. In years gone by, the winner of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race would have been known by now but this year it's a little different. As James has been reporting, 'Alfa Romeo' is leading the way, followed by 'ICAP Leopard' and in third place is 4-time winner 'Wild Oats XI'. So, why has the race slowed down? Garry Linacre is the rear commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Good morning.

We got to find them some wind,

somewhere. They did a good job on

'Alfa' last night through the

narrowest part of the band and did a

great job of ocean racing. What can

you tell us about those racing. Last

report we have? With this fairly

fickled weather conditions that we

have and there is sea breezes

influencing it and there are parts

where they will do their best. My

prediction is sometime in the

evening, later evening. We see them

make the turn at the river and if

there is no breeze they just stop.

Could we see something like that

bunch up the leaders again this

year? It could happen. Because TV

their size and power, they can make

their own little bit of wind and one

can be confident they will move over

the water relatively well even at

the slow 20 knots. Some of the

smaller boats will reach the Derwent

in the middle of the night when

there is a complete shut down and

virtually no wind around in a

high-pressure situation and they

will find it difficult and

frustrating and the customs house

will seem a far dancea - distance

away. Still got 96 or so in the

fleet? Yes, we have only the

reported four retirements. It is

very bunched up in Bass Strait. Most

entering or close to entering Bass

Strait. Of course, 'Alfa Romeo' down

the coast with 150 nautical mile

it's to do and some fantastic

battles within battles. The

interesting situation will be

weather 'Alfa Romeo' could get a

break or one of the very sailed

smaller boats, some new boats from

Caledonia and the first time we have

seen them race and they are doing

remarkably well in this race what

yachts men are interested in. You

get the feeling it is not over yet

as far as the strategy goes. Thank

you. Thank you. From yachts to cricket, most of the talk about this year's Boxing Day Test is about the off-field drama. Dozens of spectators were evicted when things turned ugly in the stands, most of it fuelled by alcohol. But to tell us about what's happening on the pitch,

Australian fast bowler Stuart Clark is with me. The Aussies declared at 5/454 - has Pakistan got any chance?

Without a doubt. Pakistan to be very

fair was slow yesterday. It is not

great going for a Test match. The

only showing any intent is Yousuf.

It is hard to see them winning from

here. We didn't see some of the

batsmen come out, I know at times

the commentators felt that day.

There seems to be an up feeling?

Yes, it came-confidence and then

they came out and won. Nathan

Hauritz coming out and scoring runs

and Hussey, the Australian team is

really firing which all needs to the

ashes next year. They are proud

countries but it is all about the

Ashes. Who goes from here if they

keep getting the rate that they are?

It gave Pakistan a chance to get the

runs or get ahead Australia and put

them under pressure because they

weren't going to try to set the

weren't going to try to set the -

get the win. Stuart, you know I got

to ask you. You are going to get

back in the Test? That the plan. I

will get back in the park, if I get

there, that would be great because I

would love to be back there. Stuart

Clarke joining us. We have faith! How are your feet feeling this morning? It's estimated one in six of us hit the shops over the weekend to make the most of the sales. We'll part with nearly $15 billion. Margy Osmond from the National Retailers Association has been watching the shops.

Did you go for research? Of course.

Did you go? Yes. Glad to hear it. This year Boxing Day fell on a Saturday. Did that mean the sales stampede lasted all weekend?

It has become a bit of a shopping

fest because we had Saturday, Sunday

and Monday. The shops were robust on

Saturday and they tell us they have

been better-than-expected crowds.

How much were we spending on average

and what were the most popular

items? People were spending about $ items? People were spending about

$250 per person when you average it

out. Many will spend more than that

because many make the decision

during the year "

during the year "I need a new

fridge" but wait until the sales.

The most popular Christmas present

was the gift vouchers and gift

cards. It is the gift cards that

will give it some oomph. Two day

it's before and two days after it is

double off. Men and women's fashion,

shoes clearly for ladies. We have

seen an enormous rush of men's

fashion. Manchester and sheets and

towels and Christmas decorations is

another biggie. It has been a bad

year for shopowners. Did the sales

start earlier. There were so many

shops on sale in the weeks before

Christmas. What we are seeing is a

change in the ethos. People were

starting six weeks out, that was

standard. Last year it was two weeks

waiting for the bonus checks. And

this year 55% or 60% said they

haven't started S that is a new kind

of shopper that were waiting for the

sale. People had 60% and even bigger

daoug the Boxing Day sales. Charlie Sheen didn't get a chance to make the sales. He was behind bars after that drunken dispute with his wife. It now seems the pair of them may be off to counselling. Let's bring in our showbiz editor Nelson Aspen. Nelson, what's the fallout?

This was a very nasty case. He has

got such a long list of prior

offences and has been the reformed

family man since he married Brooke

Mueller and this shoots it all

apart. He has to do a bit of damage

control. 'People' magazine is

reporting now that he is out of jail, $ jail, $8,

jail, $8,500 bail, and the couple

are planning to go to couples

therapy and anger management. She

said he threat bed her with a knife

and then she refused to talk to the

cops and it made people believe they

were doing damage coal. Sources

close to them say they are not

planning a divorce. Mind you, they

have 9-mount-old twin sons. Brangelina seem to know the meaning of giving this Christmas?

They donated $

They donated $100,000 to the SOS

chirp's villages and they provide an

alternative form of foster care so

that kids foster care, maybe

siblings don't have to be split up,

they are not discriminated by age

and assisted living. A generous

yuletide gift from the famous

do-gooders. Thank you, Nelson. On the way - the weirdest beauty treatments you've never heard of. And later, the boys from KISS reveal how they keep on rocking. But next, Monday's news. And James is at the finish line of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart. Keep waiting, James. 4L Cabot's Natural Decking Oil - $53.90. Aluminium fence - $99 per panel. Arlec torch - only $9.90. SONG: # Bunnings Warehouse! # Run down a great deal right now at Target's Stocktake Stampede with Grandeur bath towels now just $10, plus women's bras from $10 and women's briefs from only $2. Hurry before they get away. Whoo-hoo! Sunrise brought to you by Jetstar - Australia's low-fares airline. Now flying to 20 destinations across the country. To book, go to:

It was completely accidental. Got to

go. Hi. If up stairs is the

heartbeat, this the engine room

heartbeat, this the engine room of Martin Place. This is one of the

most exciting parts. This is our

news transfers area. This is Chris.

We are getting all our foreign

feeds. BBC, Associated Press. ITN.

Chris, it all happens in here. This

is the hub? Yes, watching the Delta.

From all our different stations. You

can see Nelson Aspen. They are

getting sport in. Some envelope. No,

we haven't got the rights:

we haven't got the rights:once that

all comes in, these walls used to be

full of camera tapes but they are

filled with disks. It is like a DVD

at home. It is a Sony. That's the

media. That is where it is all

stored. It is ingested as we like to

call it. And it comes to our editing

team. They are putting the stories

together on the computer. Everything

is stored on the hard drive and they

are knocking them together. In this

area here, 24 hours a day. As we

move down through the corridors. On

this side is our control room which

is the centre of what is happening.

Everything is in the control room

and that is where the big boss sits

and makes the important decision.

This is where we call graphics. This

is where they make all the - Kate,

you knew I was coming. You can get

off that one. The girls - you say

anything and they can pull it up

straight away. If I said Tiger Woods

and they would back, all of the

sudden you would see Tiger Woods.

They would pictures of Tiger from

all over the world. Kate is not the

quickest of the girls. I will leave

you to it to work it out. You get to

the heartbeat. This the control

room. Once we get in the control

room, this is where all our feeds

come in and our director Jackie is

there. First time she has been

caught on live TV and Jackie is in

of what goes on air, no doubt we

will be talking after the show. Adam

tells me who wrap up, he tells me to

shut up. Kath the director's

assistant and all the timing on the

show which is crucial. She

show which is crucial. She has the stop watch there. When we go to

commercial break or a segment and

Kath says that is enough time. Jack,

lovely to see you. All the girls

working hard in the control room.

Down here is the technical area.

These boys line up all our crosses.

When we got a cross to someone else,

that is Lincoln. Sparky found the

switch. Lincoln who patches

everything through to the right

crosses to the right people and he

is still on the manual system but

that seems to work well for Lincoln.

Have a look at the studio and it

shows you how close it is. We have

been to transfers, editing, and this

is our home base for Sarah and

Simon. Skye is running the autocue.

Back from Darwin. Good to have you

back. Yes. Want to say hello to any

special friends Darwin? Yes, hello

to HC home room. We got the studio

floor. We got where the great

artists have performed. And

artists have performed. And the Seven News desk is tucked away and

brought out when the newsreaders

come in. The green screen - I will

keep a close eye because something

magic could happen. You use this

screen to project an image. If I

click my fingers, I could be in

click my fingers, I could be in the North Pole. Something is wrong with

my fingers. Over through to the guys

here, Eli, Craig, Jesse and to our

team where Simon and Mel and Sarah

are and they are just waiting for me

to be quiet so they can get on with

it. I better duck back to work.

Thanks for coming to our tour. I

hope you enjoyed. Back to work,

everyone. And you lost your chair. I

lost my chair. You spoke for five

minutes without taking a break. I

know for our kids it is good to to

see what happens behind the scenes.

It is good to see everyone. They

work hard and make us look great.

They do all the work. We just swan

in. Still an hour and a half to go.

Tiger Woods will be up like that.

Now you got your suits back in and

your feng shui is back in. Got

ourmojo. We got a lot of news coming

up. Up soon on Sunrise - bizarre beauty treatments. We'll find out whether they work. Also ahead, James Tobin with those legendary rockers KISS. It's one of your most requested clips from the year that was. And later, the program sending bullies to boot camp. Does it make them change their ways? Right now, though, it's time for the news with Sarah. A new terror scare is unfolding in the US with a second Nigerian man taken into custody from a jetliner in Detroit. Witnesses say the man was verbally disruptive and was arrested after locking himself in the bathroom. A Delta spokeswoman says all 256 passengers have been safely taken off the plane. It's the same service from Amsterdam to Detroit that was targetted on Christmas Day. The 23-year-old who's been charged with trying to blow up that flight, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, has been released from hospital. He's now in the custody of federal police. The national Christmas road toll has risen to 45 after a teenage girl was killed trying to jump out of a car which started rolling backwards in Tasmania. Her death takes Tasmania's toll to four. The number of people killed in New South Wales has already passed last year's total with six days still to go. In Victoria, 11 people have died, seven in Western Australia and six in Queensland. Police are pleading with drivers to take extra care on the roads.

Bloody scenes have marred an annual Muslim festival in Iran. At least four people were killed when police opened fire on protestors

during anti-government demonstrations in Tehran. The crowd shouted "death to the dictator", referring to controversial President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Pope Benedict XVI has shared a meal with the poor at a soup kitchen despite concerns for his safety.

Escorted by heavy security, the Pontiff greeted well-wishers outside the centre and handed out gifts to children. It was his first public appearance outside the Holy City since he was knocked down by a 25-year-old woman on Christmas Eve. A packet of cigarettes could be twice the price if Victorian doctors get their way. The AMA wants the Victorian Government to seize control of tobacco taxes from Canberra so they can hit smokers in the pocket. That would put the price of a packet of 30 cigarettes at around $20. The proposed price hike is aimed at stopping people, especially children, from lighting up. the Newcastle Earthquake Survivors of the Newcastle earthquake will mark 20 years since the natural disaster struck. The magnitude 5.6 quake hit Newcastle, north of Sydney, on this day in 1989. 13 people were killed and 162 were injured. Around 60,000 buildings were damaged including 40,000 homes and almost 150 schools. The damage bill was more than $4 billion. Hundreds of people are expected to attend a memorial service in Newcastle later this morning. In finance news: Australia is in total control of the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan. The tourists are reeling at 4/109 in their first innings after an aggressive declaration from Ricky Ponting. The skipper showed plenty of faith in his bowling attack on a lifeless MCG pitch and they didn't disappoint, tearing through Pakistan's top order. COMMENTATOR: Good cricket. That is good stuff.

The only one showing any intent was

Yousuf but really behind the eight

ball, Pakistan. Peter Siddle snared the key wicket of Yousuf in the final over of the day. 'Alfa Romeo' is starting to gap it's rivals as the Rolex Sydney-Hobart leader heads down Tasmania's east coast. The supermaxi is over 30 nautical miles in front of 'ICAP Leopard', with 'Wild Oats XI' back in third. Sydney FC will bring in the new year on top of the A-League after downing Adelaide 1-0 at the Sydney Football Stadium overnight. North Queensland did Sydney a huge favour by upsetting reigning champions Melbourne 1-0 at Dairy Farmers Stadium. A stunning free-kick from skipper Cesc Fabregas has spurred Arsenal to an emphatic 3-0 win over Aston Villa in the English Premier League this morning. Manchester United also returned to the winner's list, downing Hull 3-1 to move to within 2 points of league leaders Chelsea.

Fresh from coffee from the markets

and maybe a muffin or two, here is

JT. You know me too well. It is a

beautiful day here at Constitution

Dock and the Derwent River. It was a

frustrating night after midnight the

wind just dropped off and it looks

like a frustrating day ahead for the

skippers and their crews. At the

front of the pack we got 'Alfa

Romeo', 'ICAP Leopard', 'Investec

Loyal' is in fourth place. 'Alfa

Romeo' is at the moment looking at

the chance to take out both line

honours category and also in the

handicap category. They could win

the race in two ways. It doesn't

happen very often but there is a

chance. We will look at the weather.

So at the moment the standings for

the Sydney-Hobart 'Alfa Romeo'

short-priced favourites to take out

this year's race. Spai a - spare a

thought for the crews at the back of

the pack. The goal is to try to get

in town before New Year's Eve so you

can celebrate on land. At the back

of the pack is Polaris and they are

expected to get into Hobart on

January 10th. I hope they got a few

bottles of champagne onboard and tab

in a can. It is magic coastline and

you are not in a hurry. I think it

will be lovely. It is certainly not

a bad day here. They are talking

possibly 7:

possibly 7:30 maybe a little earlier

or it could be as late as 10 or

midnight. The conditions have been

unpredictable. No one has been able

to forecast the winds. I will be

here and we will be here to

celebrate just up the road Atticus

Toms house. Say hello to my little

brother James on Shogun. I think

they are four people or something.

Keep his New

Keep his New Year's Day dinner with

foil on it. And it is rainy and

windy. Need to push that south. On the way - what keeps supergroup KISS going strong? And speaking of music, we've got an encore performance from Seal. Straight ahead, though - the bizarre beauty treatments being used by women and men. Find out whether they're worth it. where we've got the biggest range and the best prices. Treated pine sleepers - $11.90 each. Roof ventilator - $54.

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It sounds like no way, not even look

at it but in fact there are really

good studies that show it does work

to promote collagen growth. It is

the connective tissue that goes sag the connective tissue that goes

saggy as you get holder and the Holy

Grail has been how to stimulate

collagen. It works well in knees, if

you got a dodgy knee or people who

get leg ulcers that don't heel. It

looks like it works well but not in

the cosmetic area. You have tried

it? Yes. You look gorgeous. This

procedure is very much known as a

natural way of rejuvenating the

skin. Unlike other procedures where

you inject toxins or exposing the

kin to a great amount of heat, this

procedure you are using your own

plasma and you inject it into the

skin. It works well if the tissue

has been injured or damaged.

However, on a healthy tissue we

don't know. The collagen growth on

healthy tissue will not work as

rapid. It tightens the skin and

reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It

works well in improving your skin

texture and tone but it will not

tight p the skin to the tent that it

promises. There are so many other

procedures that really work. To go

over that border and having this

procedure done which is three to

four sessions, there will be

downtile, there will be bruising,

would you have botox and have

immediate effect and the filler,

have the botox because this is a

50/50 zone. And cream made from baby

placenta. That is the yiky one to

me. Is there a possibility that it

could work? I can't get past the ooh

factor. They went to Russia and got

some babies who consented, as you

do, there is nothing in the

placenta, especially for collagen in

the skin. It is just a vehicle from

the mull to the baby. After that, it

doesn't do a lot. It would be iron

rich and some cultures eat it if you

have a haemorrhage. But they stick

it in a great moisturiser and ageing

skin does get dry and I am pretty

sure that the moisturisers

sure that the moisturiser that has

placenta in it will do well, nah!

The more outrageous it sounds

celebrities think it must work?

Celebrities have more medical

procedures and the botox and the

other treatments and say "

other treatments and say "It was the

baby placenta put on my skin. baby placenta put on my skin." This

is a marketing way to do it. If you

had the treatment in the salon you

wouldn't know it or smell the

placenta because it is a serum. The

only way to get the collagen in the

skin is injecting it. All the

collagen facials and cream don't

work. For many years we have used

human collagen and bow vine