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(generated from captions) This program is captioned live. DAVID KOCH: Towns in Victoria
under attack as scorching temperatures
and strong winds whip up bushfires. Lance Armstrong stripped
of his Sydney Olympic bronze medal.

The mum told to leave for feeding
her daughter beside a public pool.

Why don't you just ...

The actress criticised
for swearing at a journalist. I feel so confident and
this is perfect time to play him. Bernard Tomic ready to send
the Fed-Express packing from the Australian Open.

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Right across Australia,
this is Sunrise on Seven. Now live from Brekky Central,
Kochie and Sam. Good morning.

Will you stop interrupting my opener.Just chatting. Sl opener.Just chatting. Sl.I forgot you were about it to open the show, we were discussing jewellery. Now, on to more important issues, Bernard Tomic doesn't seem too phased about playing Roger Federer in the third rund of the Australian Open. So can he do it?You have to believe in yourself.He really does.

But the bushfires top our agenda,
with towns under attack in Victoria, plus new outbreaks
in South Australia and WA and hot conditions
in New South Wales. Here's Nat.

Good morning. The fire situation in Victoria
is worsening this morning. A large, fast-moving blaze east of
Melbourne in the Glenmaggie area is currently impacting the towns
of Seaton and Dawson. The CFA warns lives and homes
are at risk and residents should leave now
if it is safe to do so. Nearby residents and campers
were evacuated overnight. The state is bracing
for a day of danger with total fire bans in some parts. Severe and catastrophic
fire warnings are in place Firefighters are worried about
a blaze burning near Coonabarabran. Temperatures in the region
are forecast to reach 39 degrees with 15% humidity today.

An out-of-control bushfire
could threaten homes in South Australia today. A forecast wind change
is expected to push a forest fire burning near Bundaleer
in the state's mid north towards farming communities. It could be days
before the fire is contained. This will probably go into Saturday before we can actually
call this contained. Extra crews have been called
in from Adelaide. The city is waking to a cool change
this morning after a top of 43 degrees yesterday. Lance Armstrong has been stripped
of his Sydney Olympics bronze medal because of his involvement
in doping. The IOC acted after being notified
by cycling's governing body that Armstrong hasn't appealed
its decision to disqualify him. Already stripped
of his seven Tour de France titles and all results since 1998, Armstrong stands to lose
even more today when his tell-all interview with talk-show host Oprah Winfrey
airs. Armstrong will confess to doping, a move that could see him sued
by sponsors. Australian outlaw Ned Kelly
will be laid to rest, more than 132 years after his death. A memorial service
will be held later today, in the Victorian town of Wangaratta. The official burial
will take place on Sunday. Kelly will be laid to rest
with his mother in a small cemetery, near Glenrowan. The notorious bushranger
was famously hanged in 1880 for the murder of three policemen. His remains were exhumed
from a mass grave a Pentridge Prison two years ago.

Visitors to Melbourne's Zoo
could be greeted with a very special sight today. Keepers have welcomed
a new baby elephant and if it's not too hot he could
meet the public later this morning. First-time mum Num-Oi delivered
the 131kg male calf yesterday. The calf is beautiful,
he's only tiny, and it's really quite special
to see a little elephant that's only that big who is
so connected with his mother. His birth came after
five long nights of labour and a 22-month pregnancy.

Yooowh! Poor Num-oi.You girls have it good.I have always said that.

Ahead this Sunrise - Tiger Woods offers his ex-wife Elin
$200 million to get back together.

Would you do it? Wait until you hear what she said?Tell me she's not? Let's look at finances in a different way. The Dow Jones is booming. Why? Because better-than-expected monthly job figures and better-than-expected housing starts. The S & P 500, the

index is heading to a 5-year high. European markets are partying too.

Some really mixed headlines yesterday concerning the news for job-seekers with 5500 jobs lost in December.

Craig James is at CommSec.
Morning.

Craig, we seem to be a society that looks at glass's half empty at the moment. Figures weren't too bad. They revised the previous month back up?Yes, in the month of negative, now, job growth in the order of 17,100. Gains of the two months of around 12,000. It is reasonable but not enough to off set the number of people coming into the work force, it is why the rate kicked up to 5. it is why the rate kicked up to 5.4% from 5. from 5.3 pest. So it is growing slowly and slow compared with historic evidence and the rest of the world. Got to put it down to caution by employers. The environment has turned up, though as you mentioned. The global environment is improving and the US is picking up. As Australian employers become more confident they are going to start to hire more. I don't think we will see too much of a drift up in employment rates from here.Good news for school-levers trying to get a job now too. Here is Beretts with all the sport from Melbourne Park as usual. The Fed express, how good was he? Cool, calm and collected?And very hot pink. Made hot pink a very cool colour last night, Roger Federer.

Roger Federer and Bernard Tomic
are set to square off in an Australian Open blockbuster. The 'Fed Express' booked his spot
in round three last night with an effortless win over dangerous Russian
Nikolay Davydenko. Federer cruised home
in straight sets and says he's not expecting Tomic
to be overawed when the pair meet this weekend. To me he seems more of a guy
that likes to be on centre court playing against the top guys, feels he already belongs there. I'm ready. I mean, I'm not going
to say I don't have the belief. I do have the belief now.
It's possible. British teenager Laura Robson
pulled off a huge upset, downing eighth seed Petra Kvitova
in a marathon 3-setter. Reigning men's champion
Novak Djokovic is back on court today as part of Seven's live coverage. Play begins at 10:30am
eastern daylight saving time. And the night session from 7pm features Maria Sharapova
up against Venus Williams.

That will be beauty.

Aussie all-rounder Moses Henriques
is likely to be ruled out of today's third one-dayer
against Sri Lanka at the Gabba. Henriques injured his finger
at training and while scans
have cleared him of a break, the swelling and soreness
are still posing a problem. Ben Cutting or Glenn Maxwell
will come into the side if Henriques in ruled out. Central Coast Mariners young gun
Tom Rogic has joined Scottish giants Celtic, putting pen to paper
on a 4-year deal. The 20-year-old only needs
to be granted a work permit Round 17 of the A-League
gets underway tonight with Adelaide United
travelling to AAMI Park to do battle with Melbourne Heart.

It is going to be a scorcher here at the tennis today, guys. I can tell you, there has been absolutely no relief overnight. It is pretty close to 30 at the moment. You know when you get the hot northerly winds rushing down through the state in Victoria, that's is what it is like. No cool change. She is a warm one.I was running around Melbourne yesterday, you know when you start to smell yourself? to smell yourself.Not really.It is a bad sign.What were you doing running?You didn't take your jacket off? If you smelled Kochie in Melbourne yesterday.I had a few meetings. I had to be proper.I think that is what the northerly breeze was...Alright, let's get some weather now, good morning, Grant Denyer.Ah... The scene Aeu Kochie, the new perfume to hit Myer. By the time you smell yourself, you are well past your protective barrier with deodorant. What about breath? You done the little dance? You don't know if you are fresh enough.What?Yes, probably a bit early to break out the hygiene talk. The pure heat, is enough to tear the leather of a Sydney Kings basketball. Sydney has the heat. Melbourne of course, copped its second day over 40 so far this summer. Adelaide the fourth day over 40 this summer. While they are not record-breaking, they are still very hot. As Beretts said, there ain't no relief yet from the change, that is on its way, we assure you. Let's look at the forecast.

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Melbourne, showers and 29, so even with the forecast change, the temperatures are still reasonable.

One of the hottest Januarys, nearly on record, this summer has been so far for many parts of south eastern Australia, pretty much due to the monsoon season. It has been a bit of a sleeper. It is only starting to fire up now. Instead of the rain cooling down temperatures in central Australia, it is only cooling down now.

Coming up - an unbelievable hoax. A football star loses
his young girlfriend to cancer, then uses his grief to inspire
his team to an undefeated season. But it turns out,
his girlfriend never existed.

Gosh!

And, the bushfire crisis. Towns in Victoria threatened as heat and winds whip up blazes
across the country. A live briefing is coming up.

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around the country busy. In Victoria, an outbreak at Pakenham
has been contained but the big concern
is in the state's east, where an emergency warning
has been issued for a fast-moving fire
near Glenmaggie. In WA, at Rockingham south of Perth, a blaze which started from a car
being set alight, has been contained. In South Australia's mid-north, homes are under threat from a fire
around Bundaleer North. And a total fire ban is in place
for large areas of New South Wales with weary firefighters preparing
for flare-ups as conditions worsen. Edwina Bartholomew
is in Coonabarabran And we're joined by Alan Goodwin

John, what is the latest on the Glenmaggie nire?The Glenmaggie fire at Aberfeldy has come from the forest and threatening towns around Glenmaggie, Seaton and also Heyfield. The fire had a massive run overnight, probably quadrupled overnight and in prive land. The fire front hasn't come out yet, but the spot fires are riddling all around private property at the moment.Wow, quadrupled overnight. How is the situation elsewhere in Victoria, any other reejbs you are worrying about?We had some fires overnight in Packenham which we jumped on pretty quickly. We have got still hot weather today, for pretty well the whole east of the state. A chance of lightening and strong winds, which is a great formula for fires.What is your advice to residents in these areas. Have you issued an emergency warning yet?We issued an emergency warning about 4:00 this morning. Which is interesting to activate people while they're asleep and it's dark. We used our incident controller to give updates on ABC radio and told everyone to dial into the ABC radio for updates. Everyone has been activated and hopefully, it is

going well.OK, we've got what you should do with that emergency warning there. Leave now if it is safe to do so. Turn on vehicle head lights, consider shelter options close by, and if you can't leave, take shelter when the fire arrives. Great advice. Thank you, we will let Great advice. Thank you, we will let you go, we know you are

. Eddy, you are in Coonabarabran? Last night we started seeing new recruits to come and relieve the exhausted crews that have been working all night. You can see on the trucks where they have come from, Lennox heads, the Blue Mountains, Sydney, some are returning to fire dangers in their own areas today. The fire has burned over 47,000 hectares and is increasing in size. It has now destroyed 51 properties and 113 sheds as well. We were out building containment lines north-east and closer to the town of Coonabarabran. So, really hot conditions out there for them but nothing compared to today. 39 degrees, low humidity and winds arounds 30km/h. So not great conditions for fire fighting. The focus has been the Needle Mountain communications tower, that broadcasts the radio and TV signal around the area. They want to protect it to make sure they can get the emergency messages out. Thankfully that has been protected but they will keep an eye on it over the next couple of days.All they need is rain, but it doesn't sound like any is coming soon. Thank you, Eddy, we will check in with you soon.

To help the people
around Coonabarabran rebuild after the devastating fires, you can donate to the Warrumbungle
Shire Mayor's Bushfire Appeal. All the details are on our website.

Last I heard last night, before I went to bed, they raised $ went to bed, they raised $100,000 already.Wonderful.Thanks to everyone who has given so far.

Tiger Woods offers ex-wife Elin
$200 million to get back together. But wait till you hear
what she wants.

Well, there won't be any surprises what she wants. Lock him in a room in the house... No.

Plus, how safe are Dreamliners? Qantas is still buying
the Boeing jets despite more groundings
over safety concerns. And the burger causing
an Australia Day bunfight. It's called the Coat of Arms and we'll reveal its controversial
ingredients, when Sunrise continues.

On Weekend Sunrise iest ashamed of my own stupidity. Oscar winning director speaks out about Scientology. Also, the fallout from the Lance Armstrong interview. What he says later today would have a impact on the Olympic. And trouble sleeping? A guaranteed solution, only on 'Weekend Sunrise' on Seven.

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excellent coffee. A burger chain is causing
an Australia Day bunfight with a controversial meal. The Grill'd chain has launched
the Coat of Arms burger. It's 80% kangaroo and 3% emu meat and also contains bush herbs. Monarchists say it's inappropriate to market
a burger using our national emblem. So is it wrong to sell the Coat
of Arms burger and would you eat it?

Kangaroo meat is OK.OK, I don't know about emu.I don't think it looks good for us to market it as a promotional thing. Do we see the bald-headed eagle burger?We the only country in the world that eats its national emblem.Keep it to yourself, well eat it.The Canadians would eat a maple leaf.

Tiger Woods is reportedly trying to get back his ex-wife,
Elin Nordegren. They divorced
after his 2009 cheating scandal. Tabloids claim Woods offered Elin
a $200 million pre-nup and even proposed to her
at Christmas. And get this, apparently she said
she'd consider it, as long as he inserted a
'$350 million anti-cheating' clause

Wait for it.Sorry.

as long as he inserted a
'$350 million anti-cheating' clause into the pre-nup.

Would you take him back, girls?This is idotic. She shouldn't.Not going through a bad phase.She doesn't need the money. need the money., " need the money., "I just tripped and fell on that cocktail waitress, many times."In the car park.$ times."In the car park.$350 million?Good nosz, poor Elin, she needs -- goodness, peer Elin, she needs to move on and needs Dame needs to move on and needs

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A bushfire update now. Here's Nat. Hello again. We begin with the unfolding fire
emergency in Victoria. Seven News reporter
Laurel Irving joins us on the phone. Laurel, homes are under threat
in the Glenmaggie area,

That's right, look this fire started yesterday. For most of yesterday and overnight, it has been earn being in forest. It hasn't been affecting private properties but early this morning it started to break out of the forest and now it is impacting on prive properties. Not only the fire itself but it is spotting 1 kilometre in front of the fire front. That is now putting property at risk. So everybody is being at risk. So everybody is being told to enact their fire plan. Of course, that is very difficult. They were told at 4:00 this morning that everybody needed to be alert. There is an emergency warning for six or seven towns round Glenmaggie area. But it is not just residents, it is a popular holiday spot. Police and CFA went around to campers and caravan parks last night urging everyone to leave the area. There is a change expected to sweep through in the next few hours and that is expected to push the fire up to areas like Licola. So that whole area of gipz land is very much -- Gippsland is very Gippsland is very much on alert this morning.

To New South Wales where firefighters
in the state's central west are preparing for another day
of tough conditions as they continue to battle a blaze
burning near Coonabarabran. Temperatures in the region
are forecast to reach 39 degrees with 15% humidity. an out-of-control bushfire
could threaten homes in the state's mid-north today. A forecast wind change
is expected to push a forest fire towards farming communities
near Bundaleer. Road closures are in place
around the site of a fire that's damaged a number of cars
in Sydney's north-west. Fire crews responded after smoke was seen coming
from an AAMI Insurance centre in Bella Vista. They found several vehicles alight
inside the building, believed to be awaiting
assessment and repairs. The salvage operation
is expected to take several hours, drivers are urged to avoid the area
if possible. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie
of York are doing their bit to help promote Britain
to the rest of the world. The royal sisters took a mini
emblazoned with the Union Jack for a drive
through the streets of Berlin, as part of a campaign to attract
visitors and businesses to the UK.

Britain has trend-setting fashion,
ground-breaking scientists, and innovative technology companies.

(Austin Powers' theme plays) (Austin Powers' theme plays).Great hats too.

The pair reportedly ran a red light, but only because German police
told them to.

And you do what the German police say.Interesting trade commissioners.

Markets are booming. At the moment, the Dow is currently up 122 points. That is a five-year high, the highest it has been since the global financial crisis. The same with the broader S & P 500. Because good jobs figures came out and also good housing starts figures, indicating the American economy is continuing its rebound. Oil is up, gold is up. Natural gas has jumped to a high. All out of potentially increased demand from the US.

Beretts hasz all your sport from Melbourne Park.Whatever you are doing on Saturday, put it on hold, the big one will be on Saturday.

when the pair do battle in round
three of the Australian Open. Federer cruised into round three
last night with a straight-sets victory over former world number three
Nikolay Davydenko. The 17-time Grand Slam champion
admits he sees shades of himself in 20-year-old Tomic. There's certain characters
and certain players who have an easier time playing
against good players. I was one of those as well. I feel so confident, this is the
perfect time to play him. I think I'm going to go in
with an attitude to win. Tomic extended his summer winning
streak to 10 matches yesterday, coming from a set down to defeat
German Daniel Brands in four sets. Australia can take a huge step towards wrapping up the one-day
series against Sri Lanka with victory in game three today
at the Gabba. Moses Henriques is in doubt
with a finger injury, leaving Ben Cutting
and Glenn Maxwell to battle it out
for the all-rounder spot. If Cutting gets the nod, it's highly unlikely he'll be able
to back up for Brisbane Heat in tomorrow night's Big Bash final
against the Scorchers in Perth. Collingwood star Dale Thomas says he's recovering well
from ankle surgery and hopes to be fit for Round 1
of the AFL season. The champion midfielder
went under the knife seven weeks ago and is still at least a fortnight
away from resuming full training. He's unlikely to play any part
in the pre-season NAB Cup.

Coverage of the Australian Open gets under way from 10:30 daylight saving time. But Grant, at the least in time. But Grant, at the least morning it is a scorcher.I can't believe the temperatures. Late this morning there is a change on the way.Thank you.It won't just drop temperatures but might bring a shower or thunderstorm. It might be a stinker but the change is acoming. 39 in New South Wales today here in Sydney. Beretts, I know you love your motor sports.Love it. Is it too early to talk about motor sports? Never.If you are hungry to get the season's first taste of motor racing in this country, let me tell you, the Liquimolly is going to be the first for race fans to sink their teeth into this year's racing championship. It is Bathurst, a huge race. But we are talking 54 different cars, 20 manufacturers. So while everyone is starting to warp up and get excited about the supercars and new manufacturers. 20 different countries and entries. You will see the hottest cars from all over. I know you are salivating while we look at the forecast. Awesome.

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dry and gusty north-westerly winds across south-eastern Australia,
raising fire danger. A front is helping bring a cooler, but gusty and mainly
dry cooler change to South Australia, Tasmania
and Victoria. Lows and a monsoon trough
are generating heavy storms in the tropics. Mostly sunny in Brisbane. Showers developing on Sunday.
Temperatures staying in the 30s.

So for Melbourne, we know a lot of the fire fighting focus is down there. The change is coming later this morning which will braing shower activity. There is a chance it might bring wind, which is not great for the fire front and lightening strikes.29. lightening strikes.29.4 in Melbourne at the moment.That is hot for 6:40.A lot warmer here at the tennis right now. You look hot this morning Beretts, like a sunrise.Did you see that crow go along behind him, just to the right, slouching along, it is so hot, even the crows are finding it hot.They've had enough, they are going home to Adelaide.

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And a football star loses
his young girlfriend to cancer, then uses his grief to inspire
his team to an undefeated season. But it turns out,
his girlfriend never existed.

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for Boeing's 787 Dreamliners. US authorities have grounded
all the US registered planes over a possible fire risk
from its lithium batteries. Japan's two biggest airlines have also taken their own 787s
out of service. The groundings follow
several incidents, including one that led
to an emergency landing. Despite the concerns, Qantas and Jetstar
are still on track to receive their order of Dreamliners
in the second half of the year. Aviation editor, Geoffrey Thomas
from the 'West Australian' newspaper joins us. Good morning. Geoff, can you explain to us what
is wrong with the Dreamliners?

They have been troubled right from the start?Look, indeed. They've had a lot of problems, most of which relate to the new technology that's in the aeroplane. The new carbon fibre construction. New systems. New more electric systems. A new production model. More outsourcing. More of a global aeroplane, if you like. And with any new technology, with any new pair plain, you do -- aeroplane you do get some glitches. There is no question. Up until now, the 787 has probably bin one of the more trouble-free introductions opa new aeroplane.Really?Yes. But having said that, they do have issues with the lithium batteries. Now, lithium bat Now, lithium batteries are fantastic batteries, but they do have a problem with overcharging. The 787 has two lithium batteries, one in the forward and one in the rear of the plane. They are used to start ground systems and the auxiliary ground unit. That is not the problem, the problem comes when they are overcharged. They have some systems in place to check that but they seem to be failing and this is where the problem is occurring.I have a policy of not buying any new software that is 1. software that is 1.0 because I would rather let everyone sort the bugs out because I don't want my computer to crash. With an airline, crashing takes on a whole new means, should Qantas and Jetstar reconsider their orders and let everyone else get the bugs out first?Not at all. With aeroplanes, the testing is incredibly exhaustive. Beauing haspet -- -- Boeing has put in 20,000 hours, the plane has been in service for a year. All of a sudden we have a problem and we have to understand why that problem suddenly occurred. Look, I am sure that occurred. Look, I am sure everything will be fix within a month and in the air and it will be a distant memory.Nothing to worry about, the new age of airlines. Thank you, mate, good to see you. Pleasure.Here is Sam.

Australia Day is more
than just a public holiday. The 26th of January
is an opportunity to celebrate everything
that's great about this country. Joining us now
is former Aussie cricketer and chairman of the National
Australia Day Council, Adam Gilchrist. Hi, Adam. We all talk about
the Australian of the Year but how do you go about
deciding the finalists?

We have a process where nominations come from anyone within Australia. So they get divided up into their various states and various categories. Because we have four categories. And state finalists are named and then resip ypts are awarded. -- recipients are awarded and then we as a body award the national finalists. It is a very difficult process to sift through the amazing stories of the amazing stories of many amazing Australians.I can imagine. The finalists are interesting group this year. Take us through them?Yes, you are right, quite a diverse group of people. Australian of the Year, ita buttress is the New South Wales -- Ita but rose, pwaegsz pwaegs Butrose and moving into young Australian of the Year, a whole variety of backgrounds, rugby league players who are doing a great deal of philanthropic work and charitable work and then the senior. The local hero is always a difficult one to judge, specifically for people who are contributing to a community, a localised community and making a difference there. So a wide range of people. As I say, extraordinary people inspiring all of us.OK, I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't tell you Kerry stokes is a -- Kerry Stokes is a wonderful man. Because you are a great Australian, the burger chain Grilled it causing a bun fight. It has launched a coat of arms burger containing kangaroo and emu meat. The Australia Day council says it is inappropriate. Do you find it odd to eat the coat of arms? I suspect it is not the first time kangaroo and emmew has been eaten. It is fantastic to see them celebrate in Australia Day. There is so much to celebrate. It is a great time to reflect on where we have come from and think about the good and the bad along the way. It means many things to different people, but take the time to look around and celebrate what is so fantastic about this country. I am sure it is the paying public that will decide whether that burger is a hit or not. Eve it to their taste buds but have a great Australia Day and a as I say, -- leave it to their taste buds but have a great Australia Day.

Now to an amazing story
from the United States. A star football player
lost his grandmother on the same day
his girlfriend died of leukemia. Their deaths spurred the footballer to lead his team
to a spectacular season. But now it turns out
the girlfriend was a hoax. For more we're joined by Seven News
US bureau chief Mike Amor. Mike, tell us some more
about this footballer and his supposed girlfriend.

I don't know what to make of this story b to story b story b to be quite honest. This is note rudame linebacker Manti Te'o. He claimed his girlfriend of three years died of leukaemia. He claimed he spoke to her for eight hours until she fell asleep. He said they met several times in Hawaii for great get aways, and the story gathered national headlines because as you say, he led his team to an undefeated season and almost won the Heisman trophy, the highest award in college football. Listen to what he said about her.The most beautiful girl I've ever met, not because of her physical beauty but because of the beauty of her character and who she is.Turns out, she doesn't exist at all. It is quite remarkable. He now claims he is a victim, I have never heard it before 'Cat fishing' where someone makes up an online identity, but he claims he met her several times so he has got some 'Splaining' to do here as they say. It comes from a photo of a woman who lives in California who says she doesn't know anything about it. The man behind the hoax is trying to garner support for the Heisman trophy because he is hoping to be drafted by the NRL this year. It might not happen now. Because it is bazaar.Rr.Just before you go, you are getting ready for Barack Obama's inauguration next week?I can't wait. My fourth. It won't be as big. It will be cold, remember how cold it It will be cold, remember how cold It will be cold, remember how it was last time, but it is going to happen on, sorry, happen on, sorry,... I have lost my train of thought, it is going to happen on the birthday of Martin Luther King, I'll pull it together, which is quite, I guess appropriate for Barack Obama to be sworn in in on his birthday. Live coverage too. Amazing. Mel of course, is going to be there. Last time, I think the top temperature was mining 6 degrees. So it was a bit of a shock for Mike and I. Amazing experience, so join the coverage next Tuesday morning, Mel Doyle will be live from the spot in Washington, DC. Then an extended edition of Sunrise including the big speech and parade on Tuesday morning.Terrific.

Coming up - how to prepare for
today's dangerous fire conditions. Plus, Ned Kelly being given
a final resting place at last. We speak with his family live
from Wangaratta in Victoria.

Beautiful Wangaratta.

And Tiger Woods offers Elin Woods
$200 million to get back together. She's apparently considering it,
but there's a catch.

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with Nelson Aspen. Good morning, Nelson. Tiger Woods wants to get back
with his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren. And she's apparently considering it.
Can you believe it?

Sort it out for us can you?Well, you can believe half of it, I think. Because the 'National inquirer', the tabloid reporting this, gets it right half the time. They are saying he proposed to her over Christmas, offered her $ offered her $200 million. She wants a $ a $thee50 -- $ a $thee50 -- $350 million anticheating clause, but my source down there says he is schmoozing her older brother?Not that there is anything wrong with that, but he is schmoozing him to get back in Elin's good books?Yes.I would be doubly mad if my brother did that.

This is Sunrise.
These are the top stories. Towns in Victoria under attack as scorching temperatures and
strong winds whip up bushfires. Lance Armstrong stripped
of his Sydney Olympic bronze medal. The mum told to leave for feeding
her daughter beside a public pool. Why don't you just (BEEP) off? The actress criticised
for swearing at a journalist. I feel so confident and this is
perfect time to play him.

I feel so confident and this is
perfect time to play him. from the Australian Open.

(SONG) # Reach out for the sunrise # Reach out for the sunrise. # Right across Australia,
this is Sunrise on Seven. Now live from Brekky Central,
Kochie and Sam. Hello again. Bushfires top our agenda
this morning. Our coverage continues now with Nat. A fire in currently threatening
homes and lives in Victoria's Glenmaggie district with residents told
to enact their fire plans. For the latest, Seven News reporter
Laurel Irving joins us on the phone. Laurel, what more can you tell us?

It it has been a very stressful morning for a lot of people. A lot of people haven't had much sleep. An emergency warning was issued around 4:00 telling people to enact their fire plans. There was a fire burning yesterday near the Baw Baw National Park. But it has come out of the National Park and is now threatening homes. It is raining embers and the fire is spotting up to 8 kilometres away. It it is affect agstring

small communities in the area, who are being urged to enact their fire plans and be on alert. It is a very tough situation. We know a lot of people are evacuating. Not only residents but a lot of residents but a lot holiday-makers in the area too who are packing up and leaving.Yes, thank you.

And firefighters in South Australia
are warning homes there could come under threat
today. Severe and catastrophic fire
warnings are in place for parts of New South Wales
as hot and windy weather returns. The hot weather returns today
for round two and New South Wales
will feel the heat. Where we are expecting temperatures
to return into the high 30s, we're expecting to see
those nor-westerly winds come through
in the order of 20km/h-30km/h. Strike teams have been stationed
in fire danger zones. Of major concern -
the Coonabarabran blaze as well as the Riverina,
Upper Hunter and Cooma. They are pulling together massive
resources, massive manpower, the latest technology. We're throwing everything possible
at these fires. In South Australia, concerns forecast winds could push
a forest fire at Bundaleer, in the state's mid north, towards farms and homes. This will probably go into Saturday before we can actually
call this contained. Fire crews in Adelaide
are still on red alert but after a top of 43 degrees
yesterday there is a cool change this morning. A reprieve for the rest
of the country is in sight. Monsoonal rain in the Top End
will mean a much milder weekend. Lance Armstrong has been stripped
of his Sydney Olympics bronze medal because of his involvement
in doping. The IOC acted after being notified
by cycling's governing body that Armstrong hasn't appealed
its decision to disqualify him. Already stripped
of his seven Tour de France titles and all results since 1998, Armstrong stands to lose
even more today when his tell-all interview with
talk-show host Oprah Winfrey airs. Armstrong will confess to doping, a move that could see him sued
by sponsors. Australian outlaw Ned Kelly
will be laid to rest, more than 132 years after his death. A memorial service
will be held later today in the Victorian town of Wangaratta. The official burial
will take place on Sunday. Kelly will be laid to rest
with his mother in a small cemetery, near Glenrowan. The notorious bushranger
was famously hanged in 1880 for the murder of three policemen. His remains were exhumed from
a mass grave at Pentridge Prison two years ago.

Visitors to Melbourne's Zoo could be greeted
with a very special sight today. Keepers have welcomed
a new baby elephant and if it's not too hot, he could
meet the public later this morning. First-time mum Num-Oi delivered
the 131kg male calf yesterday. The calf is beautiful,
he's only tiny, and I saw him early this morning. It's really quite special to see
a little elephant that big who's so connected with his mother. His birth came after
a 22-month pregnancy and five long nights of labour.

No drugs either.No, exactly. No epidural.

Coming up, a lucky strike. The huge nugget that could trigger
a new gold rush. Find out where. But first, here's Kochie.

Markets are having a booming day

Up around 110 points. Better-than-expected jobs figures and housing starts tends to indicate the US economy is continuing its rebounds. Commodities:

The big corporate news surrounds Rio Tinto, one of the globe's biggest mining companies. The boss has stepped down from his role, after two of his biggest acquisitions suffered massive right downs, an aluminium and Colac Wusition in Mozambique have been written down by $ Mozambique have been written down by $3 billion. With a B. Craig James, explain that?I reckon you have explained it pretty well. We have all made acquisitions in the past, bad purchases and you have to live with it but if you are the head of major corporation and make a big mistake like this, you pay for it with your job. It happened to Tom Albanese. He will be replaced by Sam Walsh. He spent too much on assets that didn't realise their full value.Does it mean aluminium assets are over priced as the moment? Is that the main thing to read?The mine thing is the rising cost of aluminium. The price is going up and up and up but it is putting pressure on aluminium production right around the world.So check your investments there. Thank you, Craig, really appreciate it. See you Monday. Time for sport with Beretts now from Melbourne Park.Kochie, make plans for this Saturday night, hopefully:

The blockbuster Australian Open
showdown between Roger Federer
and Bernard Tomic is finally a reality. Federer defeated Nikolay Davydenko
in straight sets last night to lock in
the highly anticipated match-up. Facing a former world number three
is a tough second-round assignment in anyone's language, but Roger Federer
just takes it all in his stride. (APPLAUSE)

Nikolay Davydenko's no slouch, Federer just has a habit of making
quality players look ordinary. COMMENTATOR: Oh, we're lucky
watching him, aren't we? He's heading towards a 35th
consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal and with court coverage like this,
it surprise. Doesn't he know he's 31 and a half?

Federer through to round three
in straight sets The Swiss Master now free
to focus on Tomic, the brash youngster
who reminds him of himself. There's certain characters
and certain players who have an easier time
playing against good players. I was one of those as well. I feel so confident, this
is the perfect time to play him. I think I'm going to go in
with an attitude to win. British teen Laura Robson has claimed the biggest scalp
of her career, ousting eighth seed Petra Kvitova. The 18-year-old triumphed 11-9
in a marathon third set. Reigning men's champion
Novak Djokovic is back on court today as part of Seven's live coverage. Play begins at 10:30am
eastern daylight saving time. And the night session from 7pm features Maria Sharapova
up against Venus Williams.

Aussie all-rounder Moses Henriques
is likely to be ruled out of today's third one-dayer
against Sri Lanka at the Gabba. Henriques injured his finger
at training and while scans have cleared him
of a break, the swelling and soreness
are still posing a problem. Ben Cutting or Glenn Maxwell
will come into the side if Henriques is ruled out. The Sydney Kings will be looking
to snap a 2-game losing streak when they host the Melbourne Tigers
at the Kingdome tonight. The Kings need a win to shore up
their spot in the NBL's top four.

Yeah!Bring that one on.I feel it in my waters.We are due. Absolutely due. Some really good news for everyone in Victoria, from ballkids to firefighters, the southerly change has just come through. Remember half an hour we had the wind from the north, the winds has just come from the south and probably dropped the temperature 10 degrees and certainly good for the fire in Glenmaggie.Nat and I are saying how much we like the Fed Express's outfit?Yes, full on Express's outfit?Yes, full on grey with smack-you-in-the eye-pink.I love the pink shoes.What do you think?His form is great.I will go to the locker room and see if I can finds the shoes and analyse them. Thank you, Beretts, see you soon. Let's get some Let's get Thank you, Beretts, see you soon. Let's get some weather now, Grant. Good to see the change is coming through as we thought it might. Dropping the temperatures down. We hope there is not too much thunderstorm activity with lightning but it could. 39 in Sydney, warmer in the west. The change will come through tonight and cool the temperatures back down again. It is almost one of our hottest Januarys on record. Melbourne, the second day over 40 so far this summer. Adelaide has had four. There has been a lot of heat in central Australia, because the monsoon season, for some reason is a late starter, a sleepy one. There is rain in the Top End that will hopefully cool down the centre of the country and cool down the temperatures, just a touch as we look at the forecast.

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Speaking of numbers, celebrating the 75th year of the Bathurst race. As we get set for the new motor racing season, the first event coming up of course is the Bathurst 12 hour. 75 years ago, the track was dirt. Listen to the ones who race now, lotus, Ferrari, a simply scintillating array of sexy machines. Nissan GTRs and the thing that won this last year, 21 countries represented, international fields, loads of different manufacturers, the Audi R 8, $ manufacturers, the Audi R 8, $fou00,000 of machine. A little less VB, a more creamy latte, sophisticated racing, the Bathurst is on the way.

Fires are keeping emergency crews
around the country busy. In Victoria, an outbreak at Pakenham
has been contained. But the big concern
is in the state's east, where communities around Glenmaggie
are being impacted by a fast-moving fire. In WA, at Rockingham south of Perth, a blaze which started from a car
being set alight, has been contained. In South Australia's mid-north,
homes are under threat from a fire, around Bundaleer North. And a total fire ban is in place
for large areas of New South Wales, with weary firefighters preparing
for flare-ups as conditions worsen. Joining us now - Rob Rogers from the
New South Wales Rural Fire Service. Sunrise correspondent
Edwina Bartholomew. And John Haynes from
Victoria's Country Fire Authority. John, firstly to you. Can you update us on the situation
in the Glenmaggie area?

We're just getting word in homes have been lost around Heyfield. Can you confirm any of that?We've had those reports too, Kochie, but unconfirmed at this stage around Seaton and Glenmaggie, especially. But yes, we haven't confirmed them at this stage.Just tell us the situation in the Glenmaggie area? Well, the fires still spotting out of the bush. The main front is not far away. Which will cause a little bit more grief to the areas of Glenmaggie, Seaton and Heyfield. We have

put an emergency warning out for Licola, which is to the north-east of this fire, mainly because the fire, with the wind change, is going to cut the road to Licola. So Licola community is going to be isolated. So that's just recently gone out in the last ten minutes or so.Jana, ajust ex-- John, just explain what an emergency means?An emergency warning is the highest level of warning. It urges people to act and enact their bushfire emergency plan. So, we

advice, watch and act and emergency warnings of the highest level. So serious when we get to that. It is about immediate action people need to take.OK, Rob Rogers from the NSW, RFS bring us up to date?We have got people in

83 fires on the books, 14 uncontained. That Coonabarabran fire just actually broke containment lines a little while ago and is in a little area called Gowang in the south-west. That has flared up. So people in those areas need to take precautions. But in broader New South Wales, Sydney temperatures in the high 40s, when you combine it down south, you have got winds of 70km/h down Goulburn, Braywood and wpt exception of the far north and south-west, we are going to be looking at tough conditions. We need people to enact their bushfire survival plan. Don't assume someone else has reported a fire. If you see an unattended fire, report it to 000, the difference it could make between putting out a fire and saving someone's home could be you contacting us.And there at Coonabarabran?We have seen the crews going out from the base at the racecourse to deal with the area that has broken the containment lines at the Newell Highway. We have seen crews aribe to relieve the exhausted crews. Some of the ladies and gentlemen are looking sprightly now. 39 degreess. Winds of 30km/h and low humidity. The Prime Minister was here and went up Timo rp Road yesterday. She met with Bob Fenwick, the RFS volunteer who was out protecting other people's homes when he lost his home. She announced emergency he lost his home. She announced emergency grants and assistance for families who have lost their home. We have been here for a week and you think the fire emergency is over but it is not. We met a farmer yesterday trying to protect his 10,000 hectare property. He was treating his prize bull, they are treating him with aloe vera from the supermarket and a fan in the shed, with the hope he will survive, worth $ will survive, worth $40,000. They have calves who have no mothers who died in the fires. He said it will take months and months and months for his farm to recover. It is not just the fire emergency now, it is the months for the farmers.OK, team, thank you for that. Also, residents from Heyfield are reporting on the fire there. Allison from the general store in Heyfield joins us by phone. What some the latest where you are?Well, just from a visual point of view, we are under a very, very large dark cloud. And The outer skirts of town is... Not looking good.OK, Alison, we have been getting reports there may have been some homes lost in your town there. Are you able to shed any light on that?Yes, unfortunately, we had a bloke come in and say, " we had a bloke come in and say, "One of the -- one of the locals said his home is gone, he lost his home. He was shattered. Another one said she got out, they are alive but she is not expecting to go back to a home. So we've had a lot of people saying they are

that is the main thing, they are safe and will have to go back and see the results once it is all settled down to to see what they are going back to. Hopefully they are going back to homes. The CFA are working really hard. They have got crews everywhere. They are going as hard as they can. Our job is to keep them fuelled up to keep fighting. The communities all pull together and do a wonderful job, Alison, the thoughts of the thoughts of the country are with you and the rest of the residents in Heyfield, hopefully it turns out a better day than better day than may be expected. All the best.No worries.Alison Akers who runs the general store there confirmed two homes have been lost.

Actress Liz Hurley
is copping criticism this morning for throwing a hissy fit
at a TV reporter. Hurley was heading home
with her husband-to-be when the harsh words were exchanged. Take a listen. Shane, do you think that the
Melbourne Star's...

Would like to hear from you why you didn't captain the side last night? Was it some ort of protest to Was it some ort of protest Cricket Australia?

Oh, gracious me, do you always stand
right in the middle of people? How do you feel about it, Liz?
Last night's game? I feel like you should... I feel like you should (BLEEP). While Liz was laughing, Warnie
didn't seem to see the funny side.

We can't see so much movement in his face there.

Showbiz commentator Peter Ford
has spent time with the couple and joins us from Melbourne. Good morning, Peter. Liz certainly wasn't acting
like an English lady. What happened here?

Not one of her finest moments and that would be Elizabeth to you, thank you, Sam, she likes to be Elizabeth all the time. I have spent time with them socially, I don't know them but I have found them to be gracious and charming. This is a woman who has dealt with the media all her life, dealing with media scrums and pack, which this wasn't, one TV reporter and a cameraman. She can't say she was being hampered getting on the plane, she getting on the plane, she can't say getting on the plane, she can't say his kids were scared because they weren't. It is a bad day. We it was an aberration, we have got to put Liz on the noty mat for 40 minutes. -- on the naughty mat for 40 minutes. Katy was doing her job and professionally, not one of Liz's finer moments. All the fashion tips she is giving to Shane, maybe she is giving her media advice.Exactly, if you Tweet all that, you need to be prepared to asked those questions. Thank you, see you soon.

Australian outlaw Ned Kelly
will soon be laid to rest more than 132 years after his death. Sunrise reporter Nick Etchells
is in Wangaratta in Victoria where a memorial service
will take place today. Nick, when is the actual burial
going to take place?

Well, a memorial takes place at midday, the burial will be at Glenn Rohan on Sunday in an unmarked grave. It was his wish to be buried in consecrated ground with his family in attendance. His wish has taken 140 years.

It's a legend
that just keeps growing and another chapter will be added
to the Ned Kelly saga this weekend when his family finally
lay the bushranger to rest. The notorious outlaw was famously
hanged in November 1880 for the murder of three policemen. Since his death, his body has been
a great source of mystery. It wasn't until two years ago
that Kelly's remains were exhumed from a mass grave
at Pentridge Prison. Victorian Attorney-General
Robert Clark says it's been a colourful story. As the re-emergence
of Ned Kelly's remains after years of mystery has certainly confirmed
the prediction that fate will not allow him
to be forgotten. For Kelly's great grand-nephew,
Anthony Griffiths, this day has been
a long time coming. Great to see Ned
finally get the funeral that he deserved in the first place
and a sense of closure. This is obviously been an open sore
for a long time. So it's great to see
it finally come to an end.

There is something in the order of 300 living descendants of Ned Kelly, two join me. Steve Murphy, a good Irish name and Brendan Cook. You are the great-great nephews of Ned Kelly, what does it mean, four generations removed to see him laid to rest?A great relief and pleasing to the to the family to lay the man to rest with the respect and dignity he deserves.For the elder members of our family, it has been a long road, 130-odd years to get Ned's remains back from the Government and execute his last wishes.I know the family is concerned his gravesite not become a tourist attraction. What are your feelings? How do you do that?Like the family members, he will be buried in an unmarked grave. The family would like the public respect he is able to be laid in peace.The church you can see behind me dates back to the 1860s, it was the church Ned Kelly attended as a youngster.Wow! A fascinating chapter of that story.Yes, love that

Roger Federer has won his second-
round match at the Australian Open. The number two seed advanced with a straight-sets win
over Russia's Nikolai Davydenko. He'll now play Bernard Tomic
tomorrow in a third-round blockbuster. We had a good one last year. We play each other in Davis Cup
as well. So we're gonna know each other
better this time round and it sure is a tough match. Tomic scraped through after a tough
battle with German Daniel Brands. Channel Seven tennis commentator
Roger Rasheed joins me from Melbourne. Federer wasn't really pushed
last night by Davydenko, was he?

Bernard Tomic is sounding confident ahead of tomorrow's encounter
with Federer.

Yes, Sam, he has been extremely confident right throughout the start of this tournament after winning Sydney, obviously, and wants thimatch up, so too we at Seven and the Australian public as well. We are looking forward to it. I are looking forward to it. are looking forward to It I think he will have to play the match of his life. It will take five sets. I like the ray way Roger has played the first two matches, last night against Davydenko it was clinical tennis. It will be a tough one. If he does lift, gee, the first time Roger would have lost in the third round of grand slam tennis for a long time.Absolutely. Let's listen to Tomic here.

I'm ready. I mean, I'm not going to
say I don't have the belief. I do have the belief now.
It's possible. I showed that in Perth,
you can beat these players. Now I'm going to try to beat him.

I know you need to be confident to do what these guys do but he is pretty cocky?Well, you can look at it as cocky or the belief. You need to have belief in this game against the top guys to compete and put yourself out on the court and offer a challenge. It is good to a challenge. It is good to Tomic talk like that. Can he win Saturday night, prime time? A big one, I still think Federer, moving well and hitting the ball smoothly.Yes, he is magic to watch. Huge match tomorrow, Tomic versus Federer.Do not miss it. You got to believe in yourself. not miss it. You got to believe in yourselfch.You do.If he pulls it off, it will be amazing.It would off, it will be amazing.It off, it will be amazing.It could be the start.Watch it tomorrow night. the start.Watch it tomorrow the start.Watch it

The latest
on Victoria's bushfire crisis, Then, JLo's surprise admission. Find out why she's finally
opening up about her divorce. And, striking it lucky. How a man found a 5kg gold nugget
with just a metal detector.

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A bushfire update now, here's Nat. Police are still hunting a firebug
who lit a grassfire near Melbourne yesterday afternoon. The blaze at Pakenham burnt
out 10 hectares of land after a car was set alight. And police in Sydney are looking
for the arsonist who set fire to parkland
near Penrith last night. A local swimming centre had to be
evacuated but nobody was injured. In New South Wales,
a dangerous blaze near Coonabarabran has broken containment lines
and cut the Newell Highway. Firefighters say dangerous conditions could once
again threaten homes today. TomorrowCoonabarabran fire, just actually broke containment lines a little while ago and is actually in an area called Gowang in the south-west.

Across the state, 84 fires are
burning, 14 are uncontained. Residents say a fire burning
in Victoria's Glenmaggie district has claimed homes and has blackened
the sky with thick smoke. Seven News reporter Laurel Irving
joins us on the phone, Laurel, what's the latest?

Natalie, this is an unfolding emergency this morning. We are are hearing

homes have

homes have been lost. There is quite a large fire front threatening homes and communities, people have evacuated. But for many residents it is too late to move now. There have been a lot of roads cut off, the fire is spotting up to 8 kilometres ahead of the fire front. Residents and holiday-makers in the area, it is a popular holiday spot, have fled early this morning. But certainly it is very tough. There is a wind change expected later this morning. That is expected to push the fire towards near towns as well. There is about seven or eight communities under direct threat at the moment, both from embers and the fire front and spot fires. It is a very difficult situation.Yes, it must be a pretty stressful out there. Talking to fire authorities all morning, they said they had to issue this in the middle of the night basically?A lot of people have had very little sleep. They knew the fire was ongoing. It started yesterday. But yesterday it wasn't aing any private -- it wasn't affecting private properties, it was in the National Park but at 4:30 this morning the warning was ed. It was a stressful time and people have had no sleep. They are well prepared and the people have well-thought-out bushfire plans to either stay and defend their homes or have left already. We can only hope all that massive education campaign in the wake of Black Saturday is starting to pay dividends.Exactly, thank you for the update.

And in other news Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his Sydney
Olympics bronze medal because of his involvement
in doping. The IOC acted after being notified
by cycling's governing body that Armstrong hasn't appealed
its decision to disqualify him. Already stripped
of his seven Tour de France titles and all results since 1998, Armstrong stands to lose even more
today when his tell-all interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey
airs. Armstrong will confess to doping, a move that could see him sued
by sponsors. Sport time now with Beretts. Roger Federer and Bernard Tomic
are set to square off in an Australian Open blockbuster. The 'Fed Express' booked his spot
in round three last night with an effortless win over dangerous Russian
Nikolay Davydenko. Federer cruised home
in straight sets and says he's not expecting Tomic
to be overawed when the pair meet this weekend. To me, he seems more of a guy
who likes to be on centre court, he likes playing the top guys
and feels he already belongs there. I'm ready. I mean, I'm not gonna say
I don't have the belief. I do have the belief now.
It's possible. British teenager Laura Robson
pulled off a huge upset, downing eighth seed Petra Kvitova
in a marathon 3-setter. Australia can take a huge step towards wrapping up the one-day
series against Sri Lanka with victory in game three today
at the Gabba. Moses Henriques
is in doubt with a finger injury leaving Ben Cutting
and Glenn Maxwell to battle it out
for the all-rounder spot. If Cutting gets the nod it's highly unlikely he'll be able
to back up for Brisbane Heat in tomorrow night's Big Bash final
against the Scorchers in Perth. Roosters recruit Michael Jennings is refusing to get involved
in a war of words with his former coach Ivan Cleary. The Origin star is focussed
on the next phase of his career with the tri-colours but admits he's disappointed
by Cleary's claims that he didn't do enough to justify
his hefty contract at the Panthers.

Grant, good news for everyone down here at Melbourne Park. That change has come through and made a huge difference. It has probably taken 10 degrees off the temperature. It is sweeping across Victoria and I guess heading north?Yes, widespread temperatures 39, 40 in New South Wales. You could get 5 or so mL of rain too Beretts, and possibly an afternoon storm. We hope there are no lightening strikes in such hot conditions for the last couple of days. While you are there, speaking of change, Bathurst. Too early to talk about Bathurst?Never too early. Year-round discussion of Mount Panorama.75 years that race has been going for. It was dirt when it first started. A goat track farmers used in Bathurst to get around their properties. The change it has gone through. Look what the cars race on now. Far from the standard cars that role out of the show room, $ show room, $400,000 Audi R 8s. Corvettes, Ferraris. Race fans, get ready. Your first tace of motor sport is only three -- your first taste of motor sport is only three weeks away. This is the kind of racing I reckon 'Top Gear' would blow a coronary over. It is that kind of top-end, exclusive machinery? A machinery? A different type of race? Yes, you are talking multi thousand dollar motor vehicles but a variety of brands, you are talking very high speeds. It is excite plus.Not only that, you have got 20 different countries represented. 20 different manufacturers. So if Ford and Holden isn't your bag, you will find something serious special in here. Do you watch the footage and go, " Do you watch the footage and go, "Times have changed. I am glad it is not me."Yep. It is scary to think what they did with vinyl seats and bus steering wheels.Taking their sandwich.Lots of clenches butt cheeks. This bonnet, if we break it, it is $ it is $8,000.Well get off it then! I would have to sell a child, I think.Bathurst, it is the dream machine, line-up you couldn't dream of. Let's look at the forecast around Australia.

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A trough is dragging very hot,
dry and gusty north-westerly winds across south-eastern Australia,
raising fire danger. A front is helping bring a cooler, but gusty and mainly dry
cooler change to South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. Lows and a monsoon trough
are generating heavy storms in the tropics.

The monsoon is here.

Sydney, late showers, look at this, a stinker today. 39. Up to 43 in the west of

Well, Melbourne has seen two dayatize over 40, Adelaide -- two days over 40, Adelaide, 4. It will be short lived, hopefully the change is on the way for Sydneysiders, who will be sweltering today.Thank you, Grant, stay cool.

Still ahead on Sunrise - online outrage after a breastfeeding
mum is told to leave a public pool. And JLo's surprise
relationship revelations. I felt like my whole life
had fallen apart. My family had fallen apart
and I was very sad and depressed. The actress gets personal
as she promotes her new movie.

# With the lanterns on #

# We will light our way
with our lanterns on # On we march till we meet the dawn You may recognise this song
from Channel 7's 'Revenge' promos. It's called 'Lanterns' by one of Australia's biggest bands,
Birds of Tokyo and it's already in the top 20
on iTunes.

They are a wonderful band.

This is the world premiere
of their music video. Birds of Tokyo's new album
is out on 1 March.

'Revenge' comes back soon.Would love to have them on the show.I am sure we could arrange that. Get my people to talk to your people.Leave i