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the Aurora movie theatre shooter should be sent to prison for life,
or executed. We're live to the US
as this story develops.

Both sides of politics scramble
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We meet the woman
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That'sThat's not Edwina bath ol mu, by the way. That's Eddy. There I am enjoying a baby moon.So before you have your baby.Before we call it your baby moon.I thought Bert and pat hi had had another child.Or when you are changing a Nappy. We have got 20,000 grand give away from the Cash Cow. But it is a big morning in news. Here is tarling starting us off. Good morning. We begin with breaking news
in the US, where a jury has reached a verdict
on whether Colorado movie theatre shooter
James Holmes will be sentenced to death. It's the same jury which convicted
Holmes of 24 counts of first-degree murder
and 140 counts of attempted murder over the 2012 massacre. Live to US bureau chief Mike Amor. Hello, Mike. When will we know their verdict?

Talitha, the jury of nine women, 3 men expected to return to court in two hours. It has to be a unanimous verdict, otherwise it's automatically life in prison. As you mentioned, this is the same jury that found him guilty a couple of weeks ago, rejecting his insanity plea. They have already sat through 60 days of evidence, 300 witnesses and today, they wanted to see one last time the crime scene video of the bodies strewn in the theatre, the result of the 27-year-old's killing spree. Lawyers have said to the jury, do you want to be the jurors who sign the death warrant. Most people here are expecting he will be sentenced to execution.Thank you, Michael. A 6-year-old girl is recovering
in hospital this morning, after she was found hanging
unconscious from play equipment
in Sydney's west. It's believed part of her clothing
became tangled in the monkey bars at the Kidz Club Playland
at Jamisontown yesterday morning. Medics placed the girl
in an induced coma before she was taken to hospital. Absolutely shocked.

I'm still coming to terms with it.

I wouldn't wish that
upon anybody in the world. Absolutely gut wrenching. Police will review security video
from inside which is believed
to have captured the incident. The French Government has launched
a new search operation off Reunion Island for debris from missing Malaysia Airlines
flight MH370. But many relatives
of the 239 people on board found there last week
is from the missing plane.

Today, France began
a new week-long search operation around Reunion Island that involves
French military forces, including an air force sea patrol,
a ship and a helicopter from the marines and Gendarmerie resources, including another ship,
two helicopters and foot patrols. It covers a large area -
some 75x25 miles, but bad weather in
the Southern Hemisphere's winter is hampering those efforts. They're not looking for the plane,
they're looking for debris and then investigators will decide
whether anything found is of significance
in the investigation or simply ocean trash. Meanwhile, forensic experts
are still testing that Boeing 777 wing part at
this military laboratory in France. They haven't yet announced
any firm link to MH370, but Malaysia still says
the evidence is conclusive. And that difference
has angered families - many clashed with police today outside the Malaysian embassy
in Beijing, shouting that they didn't trust
this investigation... Let me see the evidence,
the...or I can't trust anything. ..and that these different pieces of
information amount to a conspiracy. For them, the mystery is just
as deep as it was on day one. A man is in a critical condition
and another is on the run following a fight in Sydney's
southwest. Police were called to a motel
at Warwick Farm at around 10 o'clock last night. A man had suffered a small cut
above his eye after allegedly being hit
with a pick axe by his 34-year-old brother-in-law. The 34-year-old then began
pouring petrol on the floor and door
of the motel room. A 36-year-old man from another room
then got involved. He allegedly got a baseball bat and hit the 34-year-old numerous
times before leaving the area.

Experts will be brought to a
Melbourne construction site today, to work out how to get
a collapsed crane upright. The crane was jacking
up to the next level of the Southbank site when
the hydraulic support gave way and collapsed in on itself 50 metres
above ground yesterday afternoon. Witnesses say they saw a wire snap
and heard a loud bang. It's like a really, really, really
loud bang, it's like a bomb or something,
like that. The crane driver was driving
the crane at that time,

so obviously he's suffered
a bit of shock and he's glad that he's now
on the ground. One worker was treated
for minor leg injuries. The incident forced the closure
of nearby major roads, causing peak hour chaos.

In finance news:

Kim Kardashian has made her
prediction on who will be America's
next President. The reality star endorsed
Hillary Clinton the best way she knows how - with a selfie although Kanye can clearly
be seen photobombing the pair. Kim's mother, Kris Jenner,
also got close to the Democratic frontrunner - posting this picture
on her Instagram.

to execution.Thank you, Michael.
It was followed by a tweet from Kanye saying the mid materials are very important, make sure you vote, even though I know it's last minute. Thank you, Kanye. I don't follow Kim Kardashian, I had to look her up, 817,000 times that photo has been liked.In how long? I am not sure, 17 hours.Gee, that's all right.There were 27,000 comments to read.Is everybody else courting the Kardashian vote? Surely Donald Trump will be next. Kim might turn out to be like that Octopus who can predict the winner of the World Cup.Paul. That was his name. All the sport is coming up
with Ryan, including - a hiccup in the road for Richmond
as they bid for the AFL finals. And James Tobin has your
all-important Saturday forecast, live this morning from Brisbane.

VOICEOVER: On Weekend Sunrise - a special edition live from the
largest fun run in the world - Sydney's City2Surf. From the serious to the silly,
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If anyone can cover the full spectrum from serious to silly, it's John Deeks.I thought you were going to say me.Nothing says sport like Andrew O'Keefe.Sport, fun run. Sport. have been dealt a major blow - going down to the Adelaide Crows
by 36 points. Just week after playing
one of their best games of the season against Hawthorn. Richmond coach Damien Hardwick
was pretty frank in his assessment of the loss. To be honest, it felt like
a 100-point loss in the coaches box, and our players felt the same thing. We got absolutely obliterated,
contested balls, tackles and clearances. We were never in the game. The Tigers struggled
without Brett Deledio, while Dylan Grimes went off
at half time with a knee injury. The Crows are now back
in the top eight. Manly's march to the NRL finals
has continued thanks to an impressive 20-point win
over South Sydney at Brookvale Oval. Former Sea Eagle Glenn Stewart was put on report for this hit
on Steve Matai, while Willie Mason wasn't placed
on report for an apparent shoulder charge. Peta Hiku scored three tries and youngster Jake Trbojevic
scored a double, in the 28-8 win. Yeah, it's not too many times
you see a front rower get a first and last try. So, I think he's pretty happy
with himself. The Bulldogs snapped a four-game
losing streak coming from behind to beat
ladder-leaders Brisbane by 2 points. It's the first time the Broncos have lost back-to-back games
all season. Canterbury are still in the eight,
but only just. Yet another top order collapse
has all but ended Australia's hopes on day two of the fourth test
at Trent Bridge. England declared with a lead of 331 and sent Australia back in. Chris Rogers and David Warner
made a decent start before a horror spell
just before tea saw the Aussies lose 4/23. Michael Clarke made just 13
before he was caught by Ian Bell. Bad light stopped play with
Adam Voges on 48 and Mitchell Starc on 5. Australia finished at 7/241,
trailing England by 90 runs.

Australia has enjoyed
another golden night in the pool at the Swimming World Championships
in Russia. Nathan Templeton is there. Good morning, Ryan. Well, the gold rush continues
for Australia. What a night it was here in Kazan. It started with the women's
100m freestyle final. Cate Campbell went in
as the favourite but younger sister Bronte
upstaged the defending champion. It was a cracking final and Cate was actually relegated
to the bronze medal but the title stays
within the family, as always, the two girls handled
themselves with absolute class. But we get to share it together. It's not often that you get
to stand up on a podium together. And I can't believe I get to do it
with Cate tonight. Next it was Mitch Larkin, who backed up his win
in the 100m backstroke by taking another gold in the 200 - a star of Australian swimming
has been born. And then capping things off, the men's 4x200m relay team, Grant Hackett was dropped
from the team for the final but Cam McEvoy, Dave McKeon and
Dan Smith and Thomas Fraser-Holmes picked up a bronze medal. Plenty to look forward to
later today. Emily Seebohm,
who already has two gold medals, is again going for glory
in the 200m backstroke. While Jess Ashwood is in the final
of the 800m freestyle. Before that though,
4:30 this afternoon, the Campbell girls
are back in the water for the 50m freestyle heats. All the action is live
and exclusive, free on 7TWO, Ryan.

The Diamonds have opened
their Netball World Cup campaign with a comfortable 41-goal win
over Trinidad and Tobago. Goal Shooters Erin Bell
and Caitlin Bassett only missed one goal each
in the dominant performance. It was the Diamonds
20th-straight win. Australia take on Barbados
this afternoon.

There has been a passing of the baton, or a ceremonial passing of the Dagwood dog from Eddy to JT. He is at the Ekka. That original water was suspiciously Fanta like.Food colouring only in water.Just a smidgen to keep you through the day. I am excited to be in Brisbane today. The Ekka is on. Day one yesterday, today, the first weekend, then on Wednesday, the public holiday. This week is huge in Brisbane. The sun is shining as the horses are out, just warming up. There is a huge day of horse events this morning. It's such a beautiful way to start the day, to get here before the gates open, bringing the cattle out for a clean and a brush, bringing the horses out, a lovely way to start the morning. They say that there's 16 tonnes of manure removed from the ground each show. I wanted to point out, Wilco, if I can man down, he was standing in that. So that's a great start -- pan down, a great start to the morning. Raising the standards here at Weekend Sunrise, let's go to the forecast. Weekend Sunrise weather brought to
you by Inner Health Immune Booster. Because there's better things to do
than be sick. Most of the country
will be fine today thanks to a large
high pressure system. Scattered showers
and isolated storms are expected in WA as a cold front moves through.

There was a mad scramble to tell mum and dad to turn on the TV. Did they turn it on?Yes.Good news. Not just horses, but also what sort of a dog is this one?This is a Shetland pony.Cute. So, fantastic, have you every tried to stick a little horn on the front and turn it into a unicorn.No, I have dressed up as a reindeer once but not a unicorn.What is the Cookie what is he competing in?He is being shown in hand in his class. He is a boy. I called him a she. Sorry about that, Cookie. It's a easy mistake to make?On a cold morning.You are up the wrong end. Thank you, JT, this is not the first time 16,000 tonnes of manure has been shofld out of the place after Weekend Sunrise was there! Oh, dear! Stay tuned. The countdown is on for the lucky
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American Republican Party debate has been described as
a "glorious car crash" to watch. After the break, we'll bring you
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Matt Adamson, who is it in there with Kochie? You never know. Wendell Sailor, hard to tell. Welcome back. Let's head to the United States now, where the big news this morning
is the jury reaching a decision on whether James Holmes
should be sentenced to death. Holmes was the man
who killed 12 people in the Denver movie theatre attack
three years ago. Seven's US Bureau Chief Mike Amor
joins us now. Mike, when will the verdict
be read out in court?

Eddy, Andrew, the

Eddy, Andrew, the jury will come back in just over an hour and a half. It needs to be a unanimous verdict, otherwise it will automatically be life in prison. I went to Aurora Colorado to cover this massacre. It was horrific, like so many before, what was different, this was a new target, the first time people have been targeted in a cinema. Sadly we have seen that again twice in the last couple of weeks. The jury of course, it sat through 60 days of evidence, 300 witnesses, they had already found him guilty, rejecting his plea of insanity. Now, we are going to find out whether they should - whether they should he should live or die. Most people are predicting he will be given the death sentence.Just very quickly, has there been any speculation amongst the legal minds as to why the jury has requested to see the pictures of the crime scene against? What Perth nens that might have to the sentence?Yeah, it was a 45 minute video of the crime scene showing obviously the bodies strewn across. The defence team didn't want that to happen. The judge overruled them. Perhaps they wanted to re mind themselves - they had already seen it before - maybe they wanted to remind themselves of the severity of his actions.The other big story is the Republican heavy weights taking to the stage for the first debate. Donald Trump delivered some clangers but then he was expected to. He covered all of his favourite topics from women, to immigrants, to standing as a independent. Let's take a listen to a couple of his comments. You've called women you don't like
"fat pigs", "dogs", "slobs", and "disgusting animals". Your Twitter account... Only Rosie O'Donnell. You once told a contestant
on celebrity apprentice "it would be a pretty picture"
to see her "on her knees". Does that sound to you like
the temperament of a man we should elect
as president. I think the big problem
this country has is being politically correct. The Mexican government
is much smarter, much sharper, much more cunning
and they send the bad ones over because they don't want
to pay for them, they don't want
to take care of them. Why should should they, when the stupid leaders of the
United States will do it for them?

a couple of his comments.Mike, based on the poles, he is the frontrunner in the case. Have the American public lost their minds? Yeah, probably. I want to point out, this time before the last election, five years ago, the leading Republican candidates were people by the name of Michelle Buchmann and her man Cane. Not many people would remember tra. They -- that. They quickly burned out during the primary process. They only lasted a few weeks. That is what most people are expecting from Donald Trump.Maybe they burned out because they were too politically correct. I think America might have slightly different problems than that. What were some of the other stand out elements of the debate. Donald Trump said he described woman as fat and pigs. He said it was Rosie O'Donnell he was talking about. I think everybody was waiting for the balloon to pop for Donald Trump. I am not sure we saw it last night. Maybe we saw the first step in that. Gee, it was entertaining though. It maiden obtaining television. He was bombastic. He was rude but he clearly lost the women vote, 60% of women are not in favour of him. That's a big problem for the Republican party anyway. The person that I think will end up being the republic candidate is Jeb Bush. He lacked the charisma of his big brother and also his father. I think they have got some problems, the Republican party.Sure. Meantime, on the democratic front we have got runner Hillary Clinton has found herself a selfie fan, an important Kien doorsment, yes.I am not sure about key. But obviously She wasn't watching the Republican debate. She was hanging out with the Kardashians and Kanye at a fundraising event. I don't know if that helps her among voters to be honest with you.Why not go the whole hog and change the spelling of Clinton to a K. Jag all the fans in.That's a great idea.Great to chat. Thank you, Mike. Still ahead for you this morning - what do The Beatles and
The Rolling Stones have in common? Great music.
Unparalleled success. And the same business manager.
We'll meet him soon. And a full footy wrap
is in on the way, including how the Crows managed
to tame the Tigers, thanks to a stellar performance
from captain Taylor Walker. Sports Talk is after the break.

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We'll call this morning's winner
soon. It's time for the news,
with Talitha. The man who murdered 12 people
and wounded 70 others at a Colorado movie theatre is about to find out
if he'll face the death penalty. Jurors deliberated for just
under seven hours about whether James Holmes should get life in prison
or the death penalty. It's the same jury which convicted him of murdering
12 people and trying to kill 70 others at a suburban cinema
three years ago. Jurors have to unanimously agree
for Holmes to be sentenced to death. The verdict will be revealed
at 9am eastern time.

The French Government
has launched air, land and sea searches on
and around Reunion Island in hope of finding more debris, from missing Malaysia Airlines
flight MH370. Forensic experts are still testing
the Boeing 777 wing part, found there last week. Many relatives of victims
on the flight protested at the Malaysian embassy
in Beijing overnight. Let me see the evidence the or...
..I can't trust anything. They say they don't believe the fragment belongs
to the missing plane. Labor's Tony Burke is again in the spotlight
for his use of travel entitlements. The Herald Sun reports the then-environment minister
spent $16,000 on a three-day trip using one of
the Prime Minister's jets in 2010. $6,000 of that
was for ghost flights, where the plane flew
with no passengers on board. Mr Burke got
the Government's Challenger jet to fly empty
from Canberra to Hobart, then to Newcastle and Dubbo
for a series of meetings. His office has defended the trips,
saying he had no option as commercial flights wouldn't have
got him to the meetings on time.

A man has had emergency surgery
overnight, after he was crushed by a reversing
truck at a loading dock in Sydney. The truck is understood
to have rolled back onto the man, pinning him between the dock
and vehicle at Pendle Hill. The man, believed to be
in his 30s or 40s, was making a meat delivery
at the time. He was stabilised by CareFlight's
rapid response team at the scene with a crushed abdomen
and pelvis. He remains in a serious condition.

A young girl and her mother have
been killed - swept out to sea - as a powerful typhoon barrels
towards Taiwan's east. Hundreds of people have been forced
to leave their homes, with the storm expected
to make landfall this morning. Winds over 200km/h
and torrential rain are forecast. The island's military says tens of thousands of troops are
on reserve for rescue operations. It's the strongest storm to threaten
the island in two years. North Korea is turning
its clocks back 30 minutes, to establish its own time zone. The country is currently in the same
time zone as South Korea and Japan. It was set during Japan's rule over
what was Korea from 1910 to 1945. The state news agency says the country is breaking away
from 'wicked Japanese Imperialists' who had 'deprived Korea
of its standard time'. The country will start
'Pyongyang time' next week. That is perfectly bizarre.

That is perfectly bizarre.Time to get one of those watches with two faces. So you can have Australian eastern standard time and Pyongyang time. What is in South Korea? North Korea is where it's at. Standing a on toll of the holy mountain doing that. If they wanted to truly reflect, they should set the clocks back about 250 years.That's what I was thinking. The Adelaide Crows have stormed
into the top eight The Crows struggled in front
of goal, kicking 22 behinds, but they still managed to completely outplay the Tigers in contested ball,
tackles and clearances. Richmond defender Dylan Grimes was subbed off at half time
with a knee injury. It's the Tigers biggest defeat
of the season.

The Manly Sea Eagles have continued their charge
to the NRL Finals with a 28-8 win over South Sydney
at Brookvale. Rabbitohs forward Glenn Stewart was put on report
for a swinging arm on Steve Matai. But in a week where
the shoulder charge debate raged on, Willie Mason escaped punishment
for this. The Bulldogs came from behind
to beat the Brisbane Broncos, 18-16. Canterbury snapped
a four-game losing streak to hand the ladder leaders their
second straight loss of the season. Australia's top order

has collapsed yet again to leave
the fourth Ashes test hanging in the balance at Trent Bridge. Chris Rogers and David Warner
both scored half centuries before a horror spell saw Australia
lose 4/23 just before tea. Play was stopped due to bad light with Adam Voges and Mitchell Starc
at the crease at 7/241. England leads by 90 runs.

It's been a big night for Australia at the Swimming World Championships
in Russia. Mitch Larkin won the 200m backstroke
to complete a rare double. Bronte Campbell
beat out sister, Cate to win gold in the women's
100m freestyle final. The men's 4x200m relay team
won bronze. Grant Hackett was left out
of the final.

And you can watch the
FINA World Championships live and free on 7TWO,
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The Diamonds have started strong
at the Netball World Cup, downing Trinidad and Tobago, 73-32. It's the 20th straight victory
for the Diamonds, who take on Barbados this afternoon.

was thinking.Good luck to the girls over the tournament. Let's go to JT with the weather who is at the Ekka. Kids would just be so excited in Brisbane knowing that the Ekka is in town, JT. Welcome to my bedroom. Well, that's what my mum always said my bedroom was like a pig stye. These pigs eat everything.Obviously.They have been trying to eat the cable.They don't care how small the morsel is! Get out of there. Get out of it. They are trying to eat the cables. They are trying to eat my boots and my pants but they are very cute. They are very cute. Little piglets. This is the best part of any show, isn't it? The Ekka is where I'm in. I'm going to stand up. It's dangerous being down there. You have to see the baby animals. We have got the little deducts and the chicks and the little goats and the pigs. This is where happiness comes. Let's go to the forecast before we lose the signal. Weekend Sunrise weather brought
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Most of the country
will be fine today thanks to a large
high pressure system. Scattered showers
and isolated storms are expected in WA as a cold front moves through.

A lot of back chat, JT.They - maybe they didn't have their breakfast. This is - I will just let that go. I will just let that one go. You thought the pigs were intrusive, wait until the goats get at you. They eat rope. I want to sit across from the Easter Show where the rabbit did chew through the cable. When they crossed to me, there was no audio. There is a rabbit eating the aid yow cable. I am not going anywhere. I will see you from back here in half an hour. Ryan. Take it away. I will take it away. JT acting the goat there at the Ekka this morning! Morning all,
time to talk sport now. Guy McKenna in Melbourne and Matt Adamson in Sydney,
welcome guys. First, let's recap results
from last night. A strong Tigers resurgence
in recent weeks has been brought
to a sudden halt by the Crows. To the NRL and two losses on the trot
for the Broncos, while it's two big ones in a row
for Manly. Now let's take a closer look
at last night. Guy, Tex Walker and his Crows
were on fire last night? the Ekka this morning! Take it away. I will take it away. JT acting the goat

Yeah, almost what Richmond

Yeah, almost what Richmond did to Hawthorn last week, Adelaide did to Richmond this week. They were fantastic inside Adelaide, really smashed them in the contested ball. Up by 20 in that area and also, the tackle. So when Richmond did win it inside, they hunted them on the outside as well. Tex Walker was back to his captain's best. Strong inside. 21 possessions. 10 massive marks. He kicked 2 goals five but bounced back to some really good form.With results last week and now this, does it same game on for the finals in your mind are or are there some still heads and shoulders above.?I think Hawthorn are number one in daylight second. They are playing to second to get inside the 8. Adelaide now, are - they are certainly a chance to finish in the top 8. Richmond are a bit shaky. Massive games this weekend as well to shape the 8 so a very exciting time for the AFL.It sure is. What about the rugby league there, Matty? The Broncos, their form is on the slide. It seemingly has opened up in the NRL as well.I am not too sure about their slide but coming into the semi finals. I think you need a bit of a X Factor. Something the Broncos just lack at the moment. Wayne Bennett has done a terrific job getting the team to where they are. Toll man brushed over for an easy try. Korey Thompson brushed over and the match winning try that went to Morris. That X Factor that they are missing is a lack of real intent. There is no aggression, no real grunt, you need that experience and that sort of X Factor to take you to that next level. We are at the business end of the season, they need to shape up or they will be shipped out of the competition real quick.If there is a person who can get it out of them, it's Wayne Bennett. Manly are on a big mission. Two crucial wins, are they a threat in your mind?There is probably a lot of stuff off the camera that would be fearful to any NRL coach. Any time there was a tackle made, the team would come in and rally. That's a fear for anyone who is playing this Manly team. They have built a culture of strong mateship and friendship. That seems to be revitalised under Jeff Toovey. They were playing for him. The individual performance of the team was strong as well. Whenever you've got two halfbacks, showing the team around the field, they are dangerous. When they played out the back, they were a real threat. They were a competitive team at the moment. They are plague some strong and competitive football. It's a real understanding that any team that comes up against this Manly team would be feared.It's good to see you in Sydney. Somebody has a special birthday today?Yes, I have to say sorry to my beautiful little girl, Millie that dad is not with her today. I want to wish her girl, Millie that dad is not with
her today. I want to wish her a happy birthday. . She is the most beautiful kid. I have a great love for this beautiful girl as I do all my daughters. Millie, sorry, dad is not there. I look forward to getting back and celebrating your 12th birthday. Don't every change. You would have thought a lump like you could be such a softy, hey? Sorry, a you could be such a softy, hey?
Sorry, a bit you could be such a softy, hey?
Sorry, a bit emotional. Sorry, a bit emotional. .Always a pleasure, we will chat to you next week. That's sport talk.I think you may have to accept the fact that she may change, Matty. She is 12.12-18. Is that the first time you have had tears during Sports Talk, Ryan?I think it is. But, I agree with Andrew. I think he has about another 2 years and then it's on.That's not true.As long as she continues to look after her mum in the looks department.She certainly does do that. Have a look at my melon compared to hers.That's lovely. Coming up - garden-gate. We meet the woman labelled
a disgrace to the community after she refused to mow her lawn
for environmental reasons. But does she have a point? And next, politicians are lining up
to defend their taxpayer-funded jaunts. Are they really entitled
to entitlement?

VOICEOVER: On Weekend Sunrise - a special edition live from the
largest fun run in the world - Sydney's City2Surf. From the serious to the silly,
we'll have it all. Full live coverage
from 7am on Seven.

The fallout over MP's
entitlements continues following the resignation
of Bronwyn Bishop. Both major parties are now involved
with Labor frontbencher Tony Burke forced to defend his $12,000
family trip to Uluru. And Christopher Pyne
looking to justify flying his children business class
to Canberra, as well as a trip with his family
to Sydney over Christmas. The Prime Minister has announced
the appointment of a razor gang
to defuse public anger. But will that be enough? It's over to our Masters of Spin, media commentator Pat Condren
and Nick Cater from The Australian. Good morning. Lawyer Michael Bradley wrote
an article this week saying many of our politicians
have lost their moral compass and are rorting the system because they never have to face
the consequences of their actions. Pat - do you agree?

Well, good morning, guys, yes, think there is a degree of moral bankruptcy. I don't know whether it's worse because they thought they could get away with it and pull the wool over our eyes. Or once they were caught out doing it, continued to justify it because it's within the rules. I mean, do they take us for mugs? Do they take taxpayers for mugs? Particularly when the Federal Government is saying "We need to frighten our belts" The age of entitlement is over. You've got politicians flying their kids around. If anyone of the four of us did that in to the company that we work inform for, we would be sacked.We are hearing a lot of "It's in the rules" Over the last couple of weeks. Not hearing a lot of criticism from both sides, now that everybody thinks their travel expenses will be revealed. It tends to be the habit to square up a NRL grand final and then tack on a meeting afterwards, just to make it official business.I don't think the politicians or any of them understand how much trouble they are in with the public. People do feel very strongly about that. Tony Burke said that $12,000 trip to Uluru was beyond community expectations. Why can't he just face up and say "Look, I have been taking the taxpayers for a ride." That's the way people feel about this. The rules are different for politicians. I mean, fer fly in and fly out workers. I many think there are many of those workers up in the country who do that in the Pilbara. Politicians have to in the end be seen as representative and trustworthy. I think that's the problem with this particular scandal.Isn't it extraordinary that they didn't check Tony Burke's back - they didn't look at his history before sending him out as the attack dog on Bronwyn Bishop, Why? InPoliticians have more front than Selfridges.People elect a politician. They don't elect the family. When the politician goes into this particular line of work, he or she knows what they are up for. There is time away from family. If they want to take their kids for them, pay for it yourself. If my kids want to come with me, I have to pay for them.Indeed, there is a point at which I think we may start to be too hard on politicians. I mean, doesn't it make sense that if you have a official business somewhere, that should be the baseline, that you must have official business and that should be the primary purpose of your travel, it does maybe sense that you can tack on something else within the same trip, doesn't it? 123450Of course it does. Let's not forget that politicians have to travel a lot. I feel sympathy for Tony Burke on the schedule of meetings that was in the news this morning. They do have to do these things. It would be ridiculous to clamp down on it. The business class thing. Who flies business class from Adelaide to Canberra? I mean, who would think it was worthwhile if it came out of their own pockets.Don't you set up the meetings where it aploughs you to -- it allows you to take commercial flights, you set up the r the schedule when you can. I am not sure that's entirely possible. They are called upon to do so much and often after-hours and before hours and what not. It's not always possible.What needs to happen, is root and branch change, this is what you can do, this is what you can't do. Remove any notion of vagueys about claiming these expenses and that way, there is no debate. There is no public debate. We are not talking about it on the TV on a Saturday morning because people can either claim for what they should get or they can't claim for it. Make it simple. Make it impossible to rort.Then declare those expenses leak Mal Brough has done. He will join us a little bit later to talk about what he has done to battle the expenses.Thank you for joining us. What would he think? The public compass says that families shouldn't be flown around? IsI think - I understand that politicians have a lot of commitments outside of hours. I think it's the business class that's really got everybody's goat. It does seem there has been a fair amount of flying around for non official purposes.They talk about this pub test and the sniff test, it's just a common test.I've smifed a snifed a few pubs.That carpet does not smell good, does it? More of Weekend Sunrise in a moment. Including a stern warning
to AFL fans as Adam Goodes returns to the field. We'll hear what the president of the
Cats wants his supporters to say. And full disclosure - we're joined by the
Queensland minister who's publishing
every single travel expense. But should the rest of the
government follow suit? That's next.

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Comicbook fans are in for a treat
this week as Fantastic Four hits the cinemas. The movie centres around
four ordinary humans who acquire incredible powers. British actor Jamie Bell
plays one of the lead roles, but also has the hardest character
to bring to life. Our movie man Jason 'Jabba' Davis
caught up with him in Hollywood. You probably know Jamie Bell best
as Billy Elliot - the 14-year-old-boy
who danced his way into our hearts. But you'd be hard-pressed
to recognise the baby-faced Brit in his latest role. Don't let any of these lab coats
give you any crap, alright? Jamie plays The Thing
in Fantastic Four - a reboot of Marvel's
oldest superhero story. So, how do you bring
a character like that to life? It was a challenge,
physically it was a challenge, because I'm not 6'8"
and made of rock. So the eyes will be important, it'll be the window
into how he's feeling, the window into the soul,
as it were. But more than anything, to be honest,
is in the playing of this character, you know, a 6'8", 1m-wide rock man, is always just try and remember
that there's a kid in there. The movie uses mocap -
motion capture - to bring The Thing to life. And nobody knows mocap better
than Andy Serkis, who Jamie worked with
on The Adventures of Tintin and King Kong. The technology enables you
to have the opportunity to play these characters and pump as much heart and truth
and soul into them as you can. And Andy Serkis is really the guy
who's really put this out there and demonstrated and harnessed
how great the technology is and how immersive it can be and how much you can connect
with audiences. I mean, Gollum is cinematic history. As much as any Star Wars character. He has invented this idea that you can feel things
for these CGI characters. And is it a different approach
to acting? The characters usually
that you're playing are creatures that have
to move around in a certain way, or, like, it's a gorilla where you
have to embody, or a chimp, whatever it is,

you have to embody everything
fully physically, you know, "I've got that part down." So whether you're a fan
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Wow! .A good action flick.Why did he give up such a promising ballet career for that. It does look good. The kids will love it. It's news time. Here is Talitha. Good morning. James Holmes is about to find out if he'll be executed, for the 2012 Colorado movie
massacre. The 27-year-old murdered 12 people
and wounded 70 others during a midnight screening
of The Dark Knight Rises. Live to US Bureau Chief Mike Amor. Hello, Mike.
The jury has reached its decision?

It has, Talitha.

It has, Talitha. The jury of nine women, 3 men will return to court in just under an hour where we expect the judge will read out their decision. It has to be a unanimous decision or otherwise it will automatically be life in prison for homes. Perhaps an indicator. They re watched the 45 minute crime scene video, the awful scenes inside that theatre. Whether that influences them or how that influences them we just don't know. We never heard from Holmes directly during the trial but the jurors did see an interview he did with a psychiatrist. Most people here are expecting the death penalty. We will find out shortly. We will bring it to you as soon as it happens, Talitha.Thank you, Mike. Speak to you then. Police will begin looking
at security video from the Kidz Club Playground
at Jamistown in Sydney's West after a girl was found hanging
unconscious from play equipment. It's believed part
of the 6-year-old's clothing became tangled in monkey bars
yesterday morning. She was placed in an induced coma, before she was taken to hospital. Absolutely shocked.
I'm still coming to terms with it. I wouldn't wish that upon anybody
in the world. Absolutely gut-wrenching.

It's still not known how long the
girl had been hanging from the bars.

Reunion Island has launched
a one-week search for more debris from missing Malaysia Airlines
flight MH370. Forensic experts in France are still testing a Boeing 777
wing part found on the island. But Malaysia's transport minister
says it is definitely from MH370. And, we're convinced that is MH370 and, well, we also respect that the
French, they want further tests. So, it's a choice of words
that we use. Relatives of victims onboard
the doomed flight They say they don't believe the fragment belongs
to the missing plane. Historic rail carriages The blaze broke out
in old rail carriages which were being stored inside
a timber shed at the Newport Rail Workshops. The heat was so intense
it set the roof alight, causing a partial collapse. It took 30 firefighters almost
2 hours to bring under control. The fire caused
at least $200,000 damage, and destroyed irreplaceable items.

The cause is being investigated. It could be months
before Allison Baden-Clay's family learn whether the man convicted
over her murder, will remain in jail. The Court of Appeal in Brisbane has reserved its decision
on a challenge against Gerard Baden-Clay's
murder conviction. Lawyers yesterday told the court
it's possible the former real estate agent
unintentionally killed his wife, then panicked,
dumping her body under a bridge. Baden-Clay is currently serving
a life sentence, with a 15-year non parole period.

The death toll from severe flooding
across Myanmar, in south-east Asia has risen to 88. Waters have swallowed homes
in low-lying regions, in some of the poorest parts
of the country. Hundreds of thousands of people
have been affected by the torrential rains. Communications have been cut off
to some villages, and roads and bridges
have been destroyed. The death toll could still climb - as relief teams
reach isolated areas.

Hundreds of Labour Party Youths
have returned to a Norwegian island for the first time since
a gunman murdered 69 people. Right wing extremist Anders Breivik terrorised the island
four years ago, hunting down and killing
participants at a youth camp. Today, some survivors gathered
on the island for three days
of political seminars. The massacre traumatised Norway, with 1 in 4 people affected through
connections with family or friends. A tour group in Zimbabwe
has spotted a pride of lions, believed to contain some of Cecil and his brother Jericho's
descendants. Experts believe it means
Cecil's cubs are still alive. The infant lions were orphaned when Cecil was hunted and killed
last month, by an American dentist. There were fears his cubs
might be killed by a new male lion that would try to enter the pride. But so far, that does not appear
to be happening.

Speak to you then. Peak to you then. Let's hope it was them. Some positive news after such an awful story.That would be good news. Definitely. Time for sport with Ryan. The Tigers hopes
for a top four finish have been dealt a major blow - going down to the Adelaide Crows
by 36 points. Just a week after playing one of their best games
of the season against Hawthorn, Richmond coach Damien Hardwick
was pretty frank in his assessment of the loss. To be honest, it felt like
a 100-point loss in the coaches box, and our players felt the same thing. We got absolutely obliterated - contested balls,
tackles and clearances. We were never in the game. The Tigers struggled
without Brett Deledio, while Dylan Grimes went off
at half time with a knee injury. The Crows are now back
in the top eight.

Manly's march to the NRL finals
has continued, thanks to an impressive 20-point win
over South Sydney at Brookvale Oval. Former Sea Eagle Glenn Stewart was put on report for this hit
on Steve Matai, while Willie Mason wasn't placed
on report for an apparent shoulder charge. Peta Hiku scored three tries and youngster Jake Trbojevic
scored a double, in the 28-8 win. Yeah, it's not too many times
you see a front rower get a first and last try. So, I think he's pretty happy
with himself. The Bulldogs snapped
a four-game losing streak, coming from behind to beat ladder
leaders Brisbane by two points. It's the first time the Broncos have
lost back-to-back games all season. Canterbury are still in
the top eight, but only just. Yet another top order collapse has all but ended Australia's hopes on day two of the fourth test
at Trent Bridge. England declared with a lead of 331
and sent Australia back in. Chris Rogers and David Warner
made a decent start before a horror spell just before
tea saw the Aussies lose 4/23. Michael Clarke made just 13
before he was caught by Ian Bell. Bad light stopped play with Adam Voges on 48
and Mitchell Starc on 5. Australia finished at 7/241,
trailing England by 90 runs. Australia has enjoyed another
golden night in the pool at the Swimming World Championships
in Russia. Nathan Templeton is there.

Good morning, Ryan. Well, Australian swimming has a new
superstar after an exciting night here
in Kazan. Mitch Larkin, who backed up
his victory in the 100m backstroke by taking out the 200m backstroke. He was dominant in the final - winning by almost a body-length. Completing a rare double. I came here trying to win one medal and I didn't mind
what colour it was.

The gold rush didn't end there, in the 100 metre women's final, crate Campbell, but it was her younger sister Bronte who came through to claim a memorable victory with Cate relegated to the bronze. It was bronze for the men's, Grant Hackett was left out for the final. Cam McEvoy, Dan McCann and Thomas Fraser homes brought home a brave third place. Plenty to look forward to tonight. Jess Ashwood swims for gold in the 800 freestyle. Emilie Seebohm is also going for gold. She is the second fastest qualifier in the 200 back strokes. The Campbells are back in the water this afternoon from 4.30, eastern standard time, live and free on 7TWO, the action continues from here. The Diamonds have opened their
Netball World Cup campaign with a comfortable 41 goal win
over Trinidad and Tobago. Goal shooters Erin Bell
and Caitlin Bassett only missed one goal each
in the dominant performance. It was the Diamonds
20th-straight win. Australia take
on Barbados this afternoon.

We rest cued James from the herd of hungry sheep. He is OK. Here he is with the weather. I am OK. I've just found out that here in the agricultural pavillion, they do have the Cats. They don't just have Cats. They have got cakes, the judging of cakes at the show is a big thing. These district exhibits. The different re scrons all get together, put a committee... -- regions, they choose a theme and then they make the... We seem to be losing JT there. I think it's a cat. It's a rabbit or a cat.This one.We seem to have lost you JT,I think you are losing me a little bit.Let's check out the forecast starting in Queensland. Weekend Sunrise weather brought
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starting in Queensland. Are you back with us, J it it? Yeah, I think it was the piglets chewing on my cable that broke the audio up. I want to introduce you to two legends of the Ekka. This is Val and SyD Hayes. Val has been coming here for 65 years. Looking after the Morton display. Not only is this display spectacular, Sid but one of the great draw cards of the Ekka this year is the Pumpkin behind us. It's a three quarter of a tonne. And it's not fake.It holds the record of Queensland now, that Pumpkin.Is this genetically modifiedIt's tender loving care. Just like a baby. They put a blanket over it at night time.Good Queensland soil, hey?Yes.This is fantastic, and last year you were inducted as a legend of the Ekka. What has been the thing that has brought you back year after year after year? What is so great about this show?I think it's the competition and you've got to have it in your blood that you want to grow things and improve what you are growing and like, you might - there might be prizemoney attached to it but you are not worried about the prizemoney. You are interested in getting good value in the article you've got.Morton has certainly put it together, a fantastic display. Thank you for showing it it us. That's the key of the Ekka. There is the rides and the fairy floss but it is the heart and soul -- the heart and soul of the country that is on display. Gates open in like, 1 hour. 45 minutes. Come on down and join us. Good to see, thank you, Sid. He has Pumpkin soup running in his vains, that man.It's the characters behind the shows I love.I think a few expectant mothers may have Blanched when he said "It's just like a baby scrap". With the expenses scandal
set to enter yet another week, and more pollies come under fire
for abuse of entitlements, one MP has taken it in his own hands
to disclose his spend. Mal Brough is
the Federal Member for Fisher and has put an itemised list
of every single one of his expenses on his website for all to see. He joins us live from Maroochydore. Mal welcome to the show. You've published your expenses
on your website. Why?

Whether it was economy. Why have

you done this?As the prime minister said, the public deserve to have confidence in what we are doing. It's a simple thing to do. So, I've always had my diary on my website but to be honest, not too many people look at it. Given all the furore, this misconception that most MPs are doing the wrong thing, I believe most are doing the right thing, this was just a simple step to take. People can judge for themselves.It's those high-profile cases that really dents the public's confidence in how the entitlement purse is used. Christopher pain has been criticised for flying his kids, Tony Burke as it turns out when he went to the agriculture conference in Spain, flew first class. You know, it's happening on both sides of the fence, obviously. But, the excuse is, that the rules permit it. Is that a good enough excuse? 1234Well, I don't believe so. I think that there are two things. You can be outside the rules and/or you can be outside community expectations. If you are outside the rules, there is no excuse. Maybe something just on the Gray edges. But outside community expectations, that's where your judge minute is wanting. I think that from my perspective, if you put it out there, let others judge for you. I am not here to judge any of the colleagues. They can do that for themselves. This particular part of the world, had the former speaker in it and as such, there has been a lot of focus on these issues. I just want the people that have the opportunity to elect me to make that judgment call for themselves, with the facts about what myself and my family do and no bells or whistles.Would you like to see your fed kal colleagueses to do the same? Do you expect them to do the same and declare all their travel expenses on their website? It's even Tiley up to them. What we do need to do is get back to governing. But that's not to say for a moment but you disregard these issues. Our democracy, depends on people having fact that people are doing the right thing. So they can put those things aside and get down to what we really believe are the right policy mixes for our nation. While these things are Myering us, both the politicians and the public are concentrating on things that are important, they won't change the direction of what your family or my family are going to enjoy as far as safety, and job prospects.Thank you so much for joining us this morning.Thank you, Andrew.Cheers. AFL star Adam Goodes
will return to the field tonight in his first game since
the booing controversy. The Swans will take on the Cats
at Simonds Stadium in Geelong. Management of both teams are hoping supporters in the stands
will show respect for the dual Brownlow medallist and refrain from booing. Joining us is Chairman
of the Geelong Cats, Colin Carter, good morning. Colin, how are you expecting
tonight's crowd to behave?

Well, we are hoping that they will behave well. We very much hope

behave well. We very much hope so.
Adam Goodes is a champion of the game. He has done an awful lot. He doesn't deserve the sort of treatment he has been getting. So we hope we can turn the corner. There are planned activities for the game, centred around respect and unity and fairness. Can you talk us through what some of the key planks of that will be.Well, we are going to start the game with a Welcome to Country ceremony on the oval itself. Probably the important thing is the two teams will run out through the same Banner. The cheer squads have worked on a Banner themselves. It will say "Fairless, unity and respect." From then on, it will be the usual hard footy game. We hope for a lot of crowd reaction to that but all in a decent spirit.What will happen if people do boo? I know there was some talk that the players could walk off the field if that happens?I think that's pretty unlikely. I mean, you can't control 30,000 people in a crowd and I guess one of the difficulties has been that if the authorities say to a lot of me, people in the public, some of them will do B. They have been very careful not to press too hard on that. We are pushing on the idea for a spectacular. Joel Selwood last night was asked whether he thought the events of the last couple of weeks would have taken away from his celebration of his 200th game today. He said that he is a very proud Geelong person and the thing that would make him most proud if the crowd we hafs well. That's the message we want to get out.Is there any chance we could see Mayor of Geelong, darn lions get out and lead the crowd in a spear dance at half time?I don't think there is much side of that. Darren is on the side of the angels. He is along with everybody else, been supporting good behaviour from the crowd. I might point out that our most famous son, Tom Harley is the football manager of the Swans. We have been working with the Swans during the week and Tom Harley told me that he thought that Adam Goodes had done more for Australian football in the last 20 years than any other person. That's a really big call. Adam deserves respect and hasn't deserved the sort of treatment he has been getting.A couple of legends of the game, Tom and Adam. I hope you don't win because I Barack for the Swans! Stay with us. We're counting down to the lucky
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VOICEOVER: On Weekend Sunrise - a special edition live from the
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We have the lovely ladies of Horsham behind us, keep warming up. Just 19 - 23.5 hours early. Time to stretch.From horses to Cats. As our feline fans
are probably aware, today is International Cat Day,
or Caturday, for short. We thought to honour the occasion
by exposing some whiskers of truth. Yes, it's time to let
the cat out of the bag with this week's
Did You Know?

You probably know that cats
are good at landing on their paws thanks to an automatic
mid-air 'righting reflex'. But did you know
they're so good at it, there's almost no fall a cat
can't survive? From 40 or 40,000 feet, falling cats have
an incredibly high survival rate. In fact, one study found cats
fared better the higher the point they fell from. The theory goes they adopt a spread-eagled
flying squirrel stance, forming a natural parachute. Maybe that's what inspired
Operation Cat Drop - when the Royal Air Force parachuted
a clowder of cats into dense Bosnian jungle in 1960. The mission was a success,
but don't try this at home. Cats can still suffer injury
and death from high falls, even if the statistics show
90% live to fly another day. No wonder it's believed cats have
nine lives, although the saying probably comes from the nine gods
of Egyptian mythology. The ancient Egyptians were also the first to domesticate
cats almost 6,000 years ago. They were worshiped as divine beings and harming a puss
was punishable by death. Feline fortunes regressed
during the Middle Ages. Cats were associated with witchcraft and tossed from church towers
on holy days - Of course, the internet really
let the cat out of the bag. Whether they're grumpy, riding skateboards, or playing keyboards, kitties have captured
our collective conscious. YouTube alone is kitty-littered
with over 2 million cat videos. Yep, mogs are having a sweet time - even though
they can't taste sweetness. They make up for it by purring - producing a sound so low
it baffled scientists for decades. As the cat inhales,
the glottis is opening up. But even when you know
how it's done, why cats purr
is another kettle of fish. They have a normal purr - used to show contentment
or to calm down when frightened, but also a solicitation purr -
to manipulate their owners, which is the same frequency
as a baby's cry. Cats also have -

kidneys so efficient they can drink
salt water. Legs that can spring them 5 times
their own height. Sweat glands only on their paws and whiskers the same width
as their body. Plus - they're incredibly effective
at reproducing. One cat will have around
12 descendants in the first year and 67 the next.

In eight years' time,
and I'm not 'kittin', the number will be over 2 million! No wonder they're the most popular
pet in the world! So - remember to desex your cat,
and stop it hunting. These fluffballs are blamed
for the extinction of 33 species. And 'amewsing' as they can be,

it's 'paw' form if you don't use
your nog to learn about your mog. You might just find
some hidden claws.

stretch.From horses to Cats. Cats.

Taking the record for the number of cat puns in one package. Why are cats so much cuter than dogs in video form but I prefer dogs in real life?I think it's the disjuncture between what you know is the cat and doing them something silly.You can't drop a dog from a jungle from a helicopter.Who knew there was jungle in Bosnia.Has anyone every tried that one? There is a challenge for this next week? Still to come -
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It's time for the news,
with Talitha. A man is fighting
for life in hospital and another is on the run, following a fight
in Sydney's southwest. At around 10:00 last night police were called to a motel
at Warwick Farm. A man had suffered a small cut
above his eye after allegedly being hit
with a pick axe by his 34-year-old brother-in-law. The 34-year-old then began
pouring petrol on the floor and door of the motel room. A man from another room
then got involved. He allegedly got a baseball bat and hit the 34-year-old numerous
times before leaving the area. The man who murdered 12 people
and wounded 70 others, at a Colorado movie theatre
in 2012, is about to find out
if he'll be executed. Jurors deliberated
for just under seven hours about whether James Holmes should get life in prison
or the death penalty. It's the same jury which convicted him of murdering
12 people and trying to kill 70 others
at the theatre. Jurors have to unanimously agree
for Holmes to be sentenced to death. The verdict will be revealed
at 9am eastern time.

WorkSafe is investigating how a crane collapsed at a Melbourne
construction site yesterday. One worker was injured when a hydraulic support gave way
t the Southbank site, causing the crane to collapse
in on itself 50 metres above ground. The site was evacuated
and surrounding roads closed, causing peak hour chaos. Crane experts will try
to get it back to normal today. Dozens of people have been killed in a wave of attacks
in the Afghan capital. A suicide bomber dressed as a policeman struck near the Kabul
police academy, killing up to 60 people. Not long after two explosions
hit an area near Kabul airport, close to a US special forces base. Less than 24 hours earlier

a huge truck bomb exploded near
an army compound, killing 15. The Adelaide Crows have stormed
into the top eight with a 36-point win
over the Richmond Tigers. The Crows struggled
in front of goal, kicking 22 behinds, but they still managed to completely outplay the Tigers
in contested ball, tackles and clearances. Richmond defender Dylan Grimes was subbed off at half time
with a knee injury. It's the Tigers biggest defeat
of the season. The Manly Sea Eagles with a 28-8 win over South Sydney
at Brookvale. Rabbitohs forward Glenn Stewart
was put on report for a swinging arm on Steve Matai. But in a week where the shoulder
charge debate raged on, Willie Mason escaped punishment
for this. The Bulldogs came from behind to
beat the Brisbane Broncos, 18-16. Canterbury snapped a four game
losing streak to hand the ladder leaders their
second straight loss of the season.

to all but end their hopes of a comeback in the fourth Ashes
test at Trent Bridge. Chris Rogers and David Warner
both scored half centuries before a horror spell saw Australia
lose 4/23 just before tea. Play was stopped due to bad light with Adam Voges and Mitchell Starc
at the crease at 7/241. England leads by 90 runs.

It's been a big night
for Australia at the Swimming World Championships
in Russia. Mitch Larkin won the 200m backstroke
to complete a rare double. Bronte Campbell
beat out sister, Cate, to win gold in the women's 100m
freestyle final. The men's 4x200m relay team
won bronze, Grant Hackett
was left out of the final. And you can watch the
FINA World Championships live and FREE on 7TWO, or stream it at:

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That's a good way to confuse the hosts, isn't it? They were counting backstage apparently. Still to come - we've got a morning of music
that can't be beat. The man behind legendary
rock'n'roll bands The Beatles and The Rolling Stones will join us live. And next - the one-and-only
Adam Lambert joins us to talk everything
from Queen to his new album. Plus - he'll give us
a special performance. That's after the break.

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It's not easy to live up
to the likes of Freddie Mercury. But American-born singer
Adam Lambert is giving it his best shot. Queen's tour last year
with Lambert at the helm sold out around the world. And his latest solo album
is riding a similar wave of success. Last year, Adam Lambert
became the man few could... # So you think you can love me
and leave me to die? # Ohh baby,
can't do this to me baby

# I just gotta get out,
just gotta get right out of here. # ..fronting Queen
on their sell-out world tour. # Another one bites the dust, oh

# Another one bites the dust. # But he's also made a name for
himself as a solo artist. # What do you want from me? #

With record sales in the millions, he's also become
the first openly gay artist to top the US album Billboard. # If I had you. #

# Life would be a party #. And his latest album,
The Original High, looks likely to continue
his success. # And now I know my heart
is a ghost town. # But the 33-year-old has only
recently stepped into the spotlight. Back in 2009

# Get your motor running. # Head out on the highway # Heading for adventure in whatever comes our way. # Back in 2009 he grabbed the world's attention
on American Idol. # I went to school...
through me

No-one knew me. # The teacher told me what is my lesson? # Look right through me, look right through me. # With his flamboyant style
and incredible voice, Lambert was the crowd favourite. # But it's still no bed of roses. #

# No way to cruise # I consider it a challenge before the whole human race #. And though he lost in the finals, he performed alongside Queen
for the first time, and the rest is history. # Buddy you're a boy
make a big noise # Playin' in the street
gonna be a big man some day # You got mud on yo' face # You big disgrace # Kickin' your can
all over the place # Singin' we will,
we will rock you. #

And Adam is here with us now. Thank you for joining us
on Weekend Sunrise, Adam. Thank YOU. Great to have you back in Australia
armed with a new record and, some people are saying,
a new sound. A little later in the show,
you're going to play us Ghost Town which I heard described by
one reviewer as "dark house folk". I've never heard a song
described that way. That's sounds alright, yeah. Is that a good evaluation? Yeah, it's kind of fusion thing,
this song. It has a little element of folk,
kind of spaghetti western. It does!

And you mix it up with this retro
deep house '90s kind of vibe. That keyboard part has
a lot of spaghetti western about it. The whistle. The whistle!

When we were doing it in the studio, it reminded me a little bit of,
like, Clint Eastwood. Yes.
Dirty Harry or something. Were channelling Clint? I'm glad was Dirty Harry
and not Any Which Way but Loose. You have an orangutan
on stage with you. We can work that in.
They're very good on tambourines. Orangutan,
it's a good background singer, maybe a tambourine, exactly. But the song is great.
A real earworm. Are you finding people
just whistling it wherever you go. Yes. A friend of mine said,
"You know, the song has suction." Suction. It sucks you in
and it won't get out. If every album I bought
had that much suction, I'd be a happy man. And The Original High is of course
you third studio album. It's been three years
since you released the last one. I mean, how have you changed,
if at all, as a songwriter in that time? Well, I've done a couple
of other projects besides my solo stuff
in the meantime and I think that kind of just
opened my mind up and kind of got me
out of my own head and it made me really appreciate
what I get to do. Being on tour with Queen
was just an honour. To be in the place of Freddie,
taking on the songs for him. And almost a year to the day since
you were here with Queen doing that. Got rave reviews.

As you say, it's an honour. It must be an intimidating honour,
to fill those shoes. It was.

I worked with them for a few years
leading up to this tour that brought me here. I think that I got a lot of nerves
out the first year that I worked with them so this last tour really allowed
me to kind of be comfortable with the material and play with it. Yeah, beautiful. Working so closely with Brian May,
you know, both on stage
and on record as well now, did it teach you anything
about the craft of songwriting? You know, with Brian and Roger both, I think that they reminded me,
even just by example, that there is nothing more
effective than a great melody. Timeless melody, timeless emotion. That's what really makes people
feel something. It doesn't matter what genre it is
or what year the song came out, a good song is a good song. Indeed. A good tune is forever.
Yeah, yeah. And their songs have stood
the test of time. Next month, you are joining Queen
again to headline Rock in Rio. Now, that's a crowd
of 1 million people. It should be a good party.
What have you got for them? You know,
we are going to rock it out. It's going to be probably similar
to what we did here in Sydney, for example. I'm excited because
I've never been to South America. Oh, great.
Never. That will be quite a party for you. It will be a good first time, yeah. My 12-year-old son
came to me recently and he has discovered Queen and he wanted to know
if I'd heard of Queen. Hey, Dad!

So, you're obviously going along
really well at the moment. You've just announced that you will
be touring Australia next year and all the details are going to be
on our website. For those who haven't seen you live, what does the perfect
Adam Lambert show look like? Well, I think it's ever-changing. I think the music kind of dictates
what the show is. I actually haven't got down
to the creative yet on this one. I don't know what
it's going to look like yet but I want to do something
a little different. I want to do something that matches
the music visually and that challenges people
and that's interesting and maybe a little more abstract. Yeah, yeah.
But something beautiful. It will be lots of
interesting light elements. And me in the centre, you know,
singing my heart out. Do you take an active role in that
sort of art direction of the show? Oh, yeah.

That's really where
I get to flex all my experience. I come from a theatre background and I've been doing this
for a long time so I think all of that
kind of comes together when I put together my own show. How wonderful.
What a beautiful job to have. It's a good gig. You get to go out there and
entertain but you're a polymath. Yeah, you know,
this is why got into this.

I wanted to create
and I wanted to entertain people and I'm very lucky. You certainly are. Well, we're very lucky to have you
so thanks for being with us. As I mentioned, after the break,
you will be back with Ghost Town. Adam, thanks so much
for joining us this morning. Thank you.
Can't wait to hear it.

the whole human race #.
I think that's the first time POlymath has every been used in a music video! It ill Still to come -
lawn and order. Find out why one woman's refusal
to mow her backyard has led to public shaming. We'll get to the bottom
of those cutting comments. Plus the Cash Cow codeword that
could win you 10 grand. Don't go anywhere.

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Welcome back.

If you've joined us you're in
for a treat. Adam Lambert is about to perform
his latest song Ghost Town from his new album
The Original High. Take it away, Adam.

# Died last night in my dreams # Walking the streets
of some old ghost town # I tried to believe # In God and James Dean # But Hollywood sold out # Saw all of the saints # Lock up the gates # I could not enter

# Walked into the flames # Called out your name # But there was no answer # And now I know my heart
is a ghost town

# My heart is a ghost town

# My heart is a ghost town

# My heart is a ghost town # Died last night in my dreams # All the machines # Had been disconnected # Time was thrown at the wind # And all of my friends # Had been disaffected # Now, I'm searching for trust # In a city of rust # A city of vampires # Tonight, Elvis is dead # And everyone's spread # And love is a satire # And now I know my heart
is a ghost town

# My heart is a ghost town

# My heart is a ghost town

# My heart is a ghost town

# There's no one left in the world
I'm gunslingin' # Don't give a damn if I go
down, down, down # I got a voice in my head
that keeps singing # Oh, my heart is a ghost town

# My heart is a ghost town

# Oh, my heart is a ghost town

# Said, my heart # My heart is a ghost town. #

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It's news time, here's Talitha. Good morning. A jury is about to announce whether
James Holmes will be executed for one of
the worst shootings in US history. Live to US bureau chief Mike Amor. Hello, Mike. We're expecting a verdict
any moment?

Yeah, that's right,

Yeah, that's right, Talitha, the judge and jury, we believe have just re-entered the courtroom to begin reading out their decision. I believe these are live pictures of inside the court right now. It has to be a unanimous decision or otherwise, it will automatically be life in prison for Holmes. The jury this morning re-watched the 45 minute crime scene video of inside that theatre, the horrific scene of bodies strewn across that theatre. That may be an indicator, most experts think about what they are going to deliver in the next few minutes. As far as the states that carry the death penalty, the 31 states, Colorado ranks among the lowest. They have only executed one person back in 1997, if James Holmes homes is given the death sentence, he would only be the fourth person, waiting execution. We are about to find out, Talitha. OK, thank you, Mike, we will cross straight to that court when the decision is handed down. A six-year-old girl is recovering
in hospital, after she was found hanging
unconscious from play equipment in Sydney's West. It's believed part of her clothing
became tangled in the monkey bars at the Kidz Club
Playland at Jamisontown yesterday morning.

Medics placed the girl
in an induced coma before she was taken to hospital. Police will review security video
from inside which is believed to have captured
the incident. The French Government has launched
air, land and sea searches on and around Reunion Island

in hope of finding more debris, from missing Malaysia Airlines
Flight MH370. Forensic experts are still testing
the Boeing 777 wing part found there last week. Many relatives of victims
on the flight protested at the Malaysian embassy
in Beijing overnight. Let me see the evidence
or I can't trust anything. They say they don't believe
the fragment belongs to the missing plane. Lawyers for former real estate agent
Gerard Baden-Clay have told an appeal court, he may have unintentionally
killed his wife then panicked. They're appealing against his life sentence for the 2012
murder of his wife Allison. Baden-Clay has always maintained
his innocence, but yesterday his lawyers suggested
manslaughter was a possibility. They also cast doubt over blood
found in his boot, and scratches on his face. The appeal decision will be handed
down at a later date. Taiwan is bracing
for a powerful storm, barreling across the Pacific. The typhoon is expected to make landfall
on the island nation within hours. Two people
have already been killed - a mother and daughter, swept out
to sea in powerful surf. Torrential rain and winds
over 200km/h have been forecast
to lash the island. More than 35,000 military personnel
have been deployed to help residents
in vulnerable areas. At least 88 people have died
in devastating floods across Myanmar in south-east Asia.

The flooding began late in June, but has intensified in recent weeks, swallowing homes
in low-lying regions. More than 330,000 people in some of the poorest parts
of the country have been affected. The government has declared
four areas of Myanmar disaster zones and has appealed
for international assistance. Kim Kardashian has made her
prediction on who will be America's
next president. The reality star endorsed
Hillary Clinton the best way she knows how -
with a selfie. Although Kanye can clearly be seen
photobombing the pair. Kim's mother, Kris Jenner, also got close
to the Democratic frontrunner - posting this picture
on her Instagram. decision is handed down. 0 I don't know what that means.

know what that means. I do know that 34 million people follow Kim which is roughly 10% of the US population. That's probably more people than turn up to vote.If you can mobilise the Kardashian vote, you would be in. Donald hasn't offended the cash dash ans.Just everyone else in the US.Yeah. And now with sport,
here's Ryan Phelan. The Tigers hopes for
a top four finish have been dealt a major blow - going down to the Adelaide Crows
by 36 points. one of their best games
of the season against Hawthorn, Richmond coach Damien Hardwick
was pretty frank in his assessment of the loss. To be honest, it felt like a
100-point loss in the coaches' box, and our players felt the same thing. We got absolutely obliterated - contested balls,
tackles and clearances. We were never in the game. The Tigers struggled
without Brett Deledio, while Dylan Grimes went off
at half time with a knee injury. everyone else in the US.Yeah. US. Yeah.

We have got a Colorado jury is handing down its sentence in the 2012 movie murder massacre. Let's listen in to what the judge and jury have to say. They are just getting ready there.Remembering that James Holmes killed 12 people, 7 more wounded.He has been convicted of 24 counts of first degree murder. The jury has watched a 45 minute video of that shooting taking place in July 2012. It was between or during a screening every the Batman movie, The Dark Knight rises. The first of this kind of shooting in the states, we have seen sadly so many copycat killings since.It looks like the bailiff has handed the judge the out come there. He seems to be perusing that now.Homes defence have argued that he was mentally ill. He suffered a psychotic episode at the time. That will be a point of argument for the jury. They have gone through months of deliberation in this trial as I understand it.We understand that it very late in October the jury's deliberations, they asked to see the 45 minute video taken of the crime scene by police for a second time.Just before the jury returned back to the courtroom, the judge actually asked anyone who gets overly emotion Ralph once the verdict is announced, that they should allow the courtroom and let the court to get on with the business. We can see there, some file shots there of James Holmes. Of course. That was one of the key characteristics of this case, that he Didak his hair orange toWould the defendant please stand for the reading of the final sentencing verdict form us. Final sentencing beings murder in the first degree after deliberation, Jonathan black, we the jury do not have a unanimous final sentencing a result, the court will impose a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole on this count. Final sentencing verdict form count 2. Murder in the first degree after deliberation, Alexander we the jury do not have a unanimous final sentencing verdict on this count. We the jury understand that as a result, the court will impose a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole on this count. Final sentencing verdict for count three, murder in the first degree after deliberation, Jesse, we the jury, do not have a unanimous final sentencing verdict on this count and we the jury understand that as a result, the court will impose a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole on this count. Final sentencing verdict form count four, murder in the first degree after deliberations Gordon, we the jury, do not have a unanimous final sentencing on this count. We the jury understand that as a result, court will impose a sentence life imprisonment without possibility of parole on count. Final sentencing verdict, murder in the first degree after deliberation, Jessa. We the jury do not have a unanimous final sentencing verdict on this count. We the jury understand that as a result, the court will impose a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole on this count. Final sentencing verdict count six, murder in the first degree after deliberation, John,Crossing now to our US Muir owe chief. We are hearing there that he will not face the death penalty in these particular cases, that in fact it's life imprison for James Holmes, the Colorado shooter. I should point out, Eddy, that there are a number of counts. So we are assuming that they find the same decision on all of those counts but certainly, on the first four or five that they read out there, there was not a unanimous decision, decision, if it wasn't a it's automatically life without parole. It appears that the jury, while they dismissed the plea that he was insane, perhaps agreed with his lawyers that he was mentally ill. Therefore, did not deserve to die for his crime, the killing of 12 people and wounding of 70. Again, we are assuming that there's a number of counts.There will be 24 counts of first degree murder. What is the sentiment there, Mike? Did people expect him to get the death penalty?I think a lot of people certainly thought he deserved it, as I pointed out earlier, as far as death penalty states, there are 31 of them in America, Colorado ranches the lowest or among the lowest. There has only been one person put to death in modern times. I think it was 1997, there are only three people on death row right now, James Holmes would have been the fourth. So, as far as US states go, execution is certainly not carried out very often at all. That appears what has happened in this case. James Holmes has been sentenced to life in prison. Just very quickly, we said that 12 people were killed in that cinema. There were 24 more, is that 12 of first degree and 12 of second degree, is it?I believe so, Andrew, you are the trained lawyer but there are two counts for every victim, 12 victims, 24 counts. So, they have got a way to go.74 people wounded in that massacre as well. We will follow this case throughout the morning. More of Sunrise after this.

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If you're in the music business,

# You can't stop the music # If you are in the music business, then our next guess needs no introduction. Ron Schneider is one
of the few people who can honestly claim to have been
at the explosive start of 1960s rock 'n' roll. Ron helped guide the careers of two of the greatest rock bands
of all time - The Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

It was the summer of '65, when a young University of Miami
accounting graduate got the break of a lifetime. His Uncle Allen wanted someone to tour with
a boy band he'd recently taken on. The company was ABKCO Records. Uncle Allen was Allen Klein - entertainment accountant
and music mogul and the band was The Rolling Stones.

introduction.
# It's a honourable ki tonk woman. # By the end of the '60s,
the Rolling Stones were the most financially successful
band in the world and that was all because of Ron's
work as their business manager. Ron soon became widely known
in rock circles and was recruited by the Beatles
to help manage their affairs. His relationship
with the Liverpool lads lasted right up until
their explosive breakup, which, of course,
Ron helped negotiate. Whether he was looking after books,
or out on the road, Ron's focus was the success
of his acts. He revolutionised the way musicians
operated as a business. And turned bands into brands.

And Ron Schneider joins us
this morning from LA. Ron, welcome to the show. The swinging 60s was a coming of age
for the rock industry. Let's start with The Beatles. You were there for the break up,
which everyone credits to Yoko Ono. Was she at the centre of it all? # ky tonk woman. #

Mine is absolutely not. My experience is, I can only once again relate to the experiences I had with them is that Yoko, would be siting there, I would be talking to John who had a million ideas a minute. Like lightning in a got 8, let's do this, let's do that. Every now and then Yoko would try and say something, John would say "Shut up" That never struck me as him being controlled by Yoko. She was there, I think, more of it was like what you would expect from any kind of relationship, like any marriage. Think about it now. Two people get married and what are the orders on half of those breaking up. With the Beatles, you had four guise. So you have to go that way.George Harrison once told you a story about life that was going to be the title of your up coming book.He pulled out a piece of paper and drew a straight line across the paper. He said "Ronnie, imagine this is the top of the ocean. That's the bottom of the ocean." He draws a rowboat." Imagine you are sitting in your boat and you can sit there and float out on the ocean and he drew a little sign and said you can float out into your sunset and that's your life." Or you can jump out of the rowboat, swim down to the bottom of the ocean, pick up a grain of sand and put that grain of sand in the boat. That grain of sand represents all these kinds of life experiences if you jump out of the boat.Grab a yellow submarine while you are at it.I wanted to call my book, sharing migraines of sand but nobody knew what that meant. The George Harrison story.You would have to whack the story in the forward, obviously. Ron, you helped to negotiate the break up of the Beatles. When that happened, was there any sense from those men that this - that this might be a short term thing, that they might some day reunited or did they know it was over, end of Beatles. Like I saidIc at the beginning, when I went into a relationship situation. It was the end of a relationship at that time. It was like saying the negotiation of breaking up the Beatles, really to me wasn't the breaking up of the Beatles. It was the breaking up of the Beatles entity. It was breaking up of Apple core. That thing didn't work out with the tax structure in the UK. Eventually it became breaking up the Beatles but it was breaking up the Beatles structure. The guys broke up on their own. They were all going their own ways. I think that the only thing that broke up the Beatles really, that we could say is that the guy who murdered John Lennon and cancer killing George, it's bottom line is that. I think they would be playing. I think you would have the Beatles on the road.Wouldn't that be amazing. Let's move to the stones, your Uncle Al an gave you this band to manage. Did you have any idea how big they would become in the beginning?He put them on the run in 1965 with me. He asked me to do the 69 tour. At that time, we needed money. It wasn't like they would know how successful, can we get a dime? They needed to make money. The only way you made money was on the road. That was cashflow. You were one of the people AUSTIN HO: Is credited with changing all that for bands, including you know, the Rolling Stones. You ensured that artist, really got a significant cut of their recording proceeds, right?My uncle did the process. He did all the recording deals that took on the record companies for that. What I did when it came to the touring, in 1969, it used to be the promoters would just pay the band like 10 or 30 grand, come here and when they would show up. You would have a rock show ha was lead and everybody else who came around for that day that the promotor represented. We went into 69 and put the whole show together with you know, we had - there was a giant show. Ike and Tina Turner. Chuck Berry, we said "You are taking our whole show" Being an accountant, they aren't giving us a dollar value, I said I want 65% of your gross of the house. That's what changed the business.I know, we see that the one direction type bands now. Do you every think we will have another super band like the stones, like the Beatles that will last for decades?I don't know every say never but the versity that has gone in, my grandson plays jazz. My grandson is a up right jazz base player. You never can tell the way things would go. I would not think so because of the diversity. There are so many stars for so many people.Rob, you know, we could talk all morning about your experiences with these fantastic bands but sadly we don't have all morning. It has been a delight to chat to you. What is the name of your book?It will be out of our heads, the relevance, the Beatles. The Rolling Stones and the Beatles and me.You are the only one still in your head, this morning, anyway.Right.Thank you, Ron.Thank you so much, Ron for joining us. Into my pleasure, take care.Wow, what a career.Morsel of Ex planity than Grains of? Sand, that title. If you don't feel like mowing
the lawn this weekend, our next story
might change your mind. A woman in the US has been branded
a disgrace to the community for deciding to let her lawn grow. Sarah Baker says manicured lawns
are ruining the planet and it's time to reassess
how much mowed space we really need. As a result - Sarah's been
threatened by authorities and abused by fellow residents. Sarah joins us now
from Columbus, Ohio. Good morning.

You say when you stopped mowing
your lawn, a working ecosystem
grew in its place. What was in that ecosystem?

Oh, my gosh, just a whole array of different kinds of plants and animals than just, they are just this creating this system that has checks and balances. So there is no over population of anything.You've got frogs and snakes and what else? Yeah, I've got snakes. They eat the rodents. They eat the bad bugs. The bird count is off the charts, butterflies, bees. There is over 4,000 varieties of bees in the US. I've seen so many there.Of course loves a Bea but I can guess I can understand your neighbours' response to rodents and snakes. What has been the reaction. Lawns are a real pride in the US, aren't they?They are. They are. And I think we are just afraid of what we don't know. Like a lot of people haven't lived with an unmoan law. I can tell people that it's OK, everything will be OK. You won't get the Beau uponic plague. Again, the snams comes in and they eat the rodents so there is the cheques and balances. Everything is taken care off. I zoo hardly any mosquitos because the batts and birds are eating them. There is a lot of distive things that live here. Do you like butterflies and humming birds, love them, that's in direct conflict with what we are doing with our lines.As Eddy said, it's a real status sim bomb in the US to have that perfectly manicured lawn, the Chicago look. But you've said that those highly manicured lawns are part of the problem - part of the rue inAsian of our planet. Howsoever?Well, the leading cause of speciallies extinction is TAB tatt loss. A Mooed lawn is TAB tatt loss. We think of it being something that's like happening somewhere out there, like part of industry or agriculture but it's happening in our own yards. You know, I only have Three And A Half Men quarters of a acre. I am a nature lover. What can I do with this land to help TAB habitat loss. There is at Perth lightsers that people use on their lawns.It's ridiculous. Homeowners use ten times more chemicals on their lawns than farmers do on the fields. Those chemicalsThank you so much for joining us.They are terrible. Yeah.Thank you for joining us, and explaining what you are doing with your lawn. Maybe a Japanese rock garden.What sort of habitat.Like a zen.You would get a panda in there?That's Chinese.That's very true? How about a Chinese rock garden. I prefer a Chinese rock garden.The plants the same, the animals are different. Much more for you
ahead on Weekend Sunrise. Including the man who revolutionised
the way we play guitar. Strumming sensation Tommy Emmanuel
will perform for us very soon. And the hardest job in the world -
teaching your kids to drive. One dad shares how not to do it.
That's next.

Good morning. The man who murdered 12 people
and wounded 70 others at a Colorado movie theatre
will die in prison, after escaping the death penalty. Live to US bureau chief Mike Amor. Hello, Mike.

The jury could not unanimously
decide on the death penalty?

Yeah, that's right, Talitha. And it had to be a Eu nan miss decision otherwise

otherwise it would automatically be life in prison. -- a unanimous decision. Murder in the first degree with intent. On all of those counts, they could not agree unanimously to sentence him to death. So, James Holmes as you mentioned, will die in prison. The judge has set official sense are sentencing date for later this month so it's not quite over yet but he will be ten sensed to life in prison. Colorado is one of the lower ranked states with the death penalty. They have only executed one person in modern times, only three others are on death row right now. James Holmes will not be one of them. I know a lot of the victims' families will be disappointed with that and we expect to hear from them in the coupling hour or so, Talitha.OK, thank you, Mike. Thanks, Mike.

Reunion Island has launched
a one-week search for more debris from missing
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Forensic experts in France are still testing a Boeing 777
wing part found on the island. But Malaysia's transport minister
says it is definitely from MH370. And, we're convinced that is MH370 and, well, we also respect
the French, they want further tests. Relatives of victims onboard
the doomed flight have clashed with police in Beijing. They say they don't believe the fragment belongs
to the missing plane.

Police will today begin looking
at security video from an indoor playground
at Jamisintown in Sydney's West, after a girl was found hanging
unconscious from play equipment. It's believed part
of the 6-year-old's clothing became tangled in monkey bars
yesterday morning. She was placed in an induced coma,
before she was taken to hospital. It's still not known how long the
girl had been hanging from the bars. Historic rail carriages have been
destroyed by fire in Melbourne. The blaze broke out
in old rail carriages which were being stored inside
a timber shed at the Newport Rail Workshops. The heat was so intense
it set the roof alight, causing a partial collapse. It took 30 firefighters almost
2 hours to bring under control. The fire caused at least
$200,000 damage, and destroyed irreplaceable items. The cause is being investigated. Researchers are using
a glacier in the Austrian Alps, to simulate a mission on Mars. They're working in a valley, more than 3,000 metres
above sea level. It's believed the glacier offers ideal conditions
for replicating the red planet. Scientists say there was water
on Mars around 3 million years ago, but has turned into
a similar form of glacier with ice beneath the surface
of rock or sand. The Austrian Space Forum estimates
it will take another 20-30 years before astronauts can be sent
on a voyage to the planet.

thank you, Mike.That would be interested if we get to Mars and there are Australia re tans there already, they have just been hiding out.Stranger things have happened. They will have to change the name! The Adelaide Crows
have stormed into the top eight with a 36-point win
over the Richmond Tigers. The Crows struggled
in front of goal, kicking 22 behinds, but they still managed to completely
outplay the Tigers in contested ball, tackles
and clearances. with a knee injury. It's the Tigers biggest defeat
of the season. The Manly Sea Eagles have continued their charge
to the NRL Finals Rabbitohs forward Glenn Stewart
was put on report Willie Mason escaped punishment
for this. The Bulldogs came from behind
to beat the Brisbane Broncos, 18-16. Canterbury snapped
a four-game losing streak to hand the ladder leaders their
second straight loss of the season. It's been a big night for Australia at the Swimming World Championships
in Russia. to win gold in the women's 100m
freestyle final. The men's 4x200m relay team
won bronze. Grant Hackett was left out
of the final. And you can watch
the FINA World Championships live and free on 7TWO,
or stream it at:

They will have to change the name!
SMITJames has been at the Ekka today. It has been a fun morning. Yes, the royal Brisbane Brisbane show. Time for a nutritious lesson from me. We though you are supposed to eat fruits and vegetables most of the time. The sometimes foods, the ek what only comes around sometimes. So once a year. That's when you get to eat things like this, like beautiful German sausage. Very healthy. Hot chips very healthy. Doughnuts very healthy rand the sundae. These, look, look at these. Let's get messy. I want to cut it right down the middle and show you the goodness in there. We are going to make that in a moment.The strawberries look beautiful.Yeah, don't they. Weekend Sunrise weather brought
to you by Inner Health for Kids. Have your kids had their
Inner Health today?

Most of the country
will be fine today thanks to a large
high pressure system. Scattered showers
and isolated storms are expected in WA as a cold front moves through.

don't they. To make that in a moment.The strawberries

Strawberry sundaes, these are an institution, all of the money goes to the Prince Charles Hospital foundation, Kathy and Linda are going to show us how to make one. This is a race. What is in these? So we do two scoops of vanilla. There is your scoop. And thenWe will do it together. Two scoops in there. Then, in there together. Then, how many of these.Just one of those. And then one nice big scoop, nice and round. And then cream on the top.Thank you very much. I have been practising. And thenThe finishing touches and then finally. Who gets it? We will make another one too.Not structurally sound. It looks yummy though.Get in there all at once. See you tomorrow, guys. Have a great day. I will make another one for you.Have fun at the Ekka. And joining us to discuss
what's making news this morning is Nova presenter Tim Blackwell, and Comedian Tim 'Rosso' Ross. Changes to the
national primary school curriculum are being proposed, including scrapping history
and geography as separate subjects. They'll be lumped in with economics,
business, civics and citizenship and taught
as a single learning area. Are these justifiable changes?

fun at the Ekka.Stupid idea. Because geography teachers and history teachers should be separate people. Where does your identity go? If you like knit wear too much and you like long socks and you are a sieve iks teacher? How do you tell somebody that you are a sieve iks teacher on Tinda. You can't do it. You are like, you want of course to know you are a geography teacher.They all have elbow patches.Yeah, I think it's about time it changes. When I was a kid, I was getting marks for doing perfect margins down my exercise books and then my brother was doing assignments on his iPad on the bus, my kids, in the cloud.People don't learn all those subjects.I am a little concerned that you are going to blend history in with sieve iks and citizenship. It sounds a little bit like you might slightly be poll ittising mystery there.No, no, no, no.Citizenship, is that to make you a better citizen? 123450Yes, civic responsibility. Just put the last lesson on loop and say "Don't do any of that stuff."You should make things more interesting for kids. Sometimes I think at the muck around with education.Stick to the basics. Like the strap never hurt anyone except for everyoneThe strap, you were lucky. We We got a blackboard couple pass, that you could unfold like that. Draw with chalk and then, back up on the knuckles, that way.An article in the Herald Sun focuses on how not to each your children to drive. Ross offers some tips.Don't shout now.How frustrated were your parents in teaching you to dry.My mother used to do this, keeping that she was keeping it to herself but she would make noises as we turned the corner. I will pass onto my kids, they bought me a Toyota Scarlett with life written on the back. I was so embarrassed to drive myself anywhere that I didn't do. So maybe that's the key.Roscoe. It's - I would never teach my kids to drive. No parent should do it. I remember driving along Nepan Highway, I was doing that thing where I got the indicators on and I put the windscreen wipers on, they were going for ten minutes in the middle of summer. These bogans started laughing at me. My mum was so embarrassed. She was so embarrassed. She told me to turn off the windscreen wipers off.She didn't say a word. She was wounded because the men were laughing at her. Did they have their hand on the hand break, the whole time you were learning how to drive? My parents did that. Just ready to yank it on.The driving instructor, they have the brakes. I think that's the key. Parents don't teach your kids, if you have the cash, pay somebody to do it for you. It's 120 hours, you have to do for a lot of kids.Skip pizza night. There are some things you don't need to do as a parent. When you rernt with my dad, you had to be able to drive with one hand, while tuning to the radio to classic FM and lighting a cigar at the same time.The cars will be driving themselves soon. Still to come -
she's got more cash to give away. Keep watching to find out
how you could win 10 grand tomorrow. And playing to perfection -

(PLAYS CLASSICAL GAS)

One of the best guitarists
in the world will show off his skills
live on Weekend Sunrise. Don't go anywhere.

Our next guest is one of the world's
most respected musicians. Grammy Award-nominated guitarist
Tommy Emmanuel has a professional career
that spans five decades, and is showing no signs
of slowing down. Tommy is, simply put, a legend, and living proof that you don't need
to sing to have a musical voice
recognised right around the world.

Tommy Emmanuel isn't just
a good guitarist, he's a virtuso - one of the best in the world.

Tommy revolutionised the
way the guitar is played. He plays it the way
a pianist plays piano - using all 10 fingers. And rather than using a whole band for the melody, rhythm, bass,
and drum parts, Tommy plays all that, and more,
on one guitar. (PLAYS CLASSICAL GAS)

For decades,
Tommy has travelled the globe and played with some of music's
biggest names. And now, he's back home, ready to wow audiences
in a national tour.

Yesterday, he released a brand new
album called It's Never Too Late. Here to perform the lead single
TE RANCH is Tommy Emmanuel.

(PLAYS RAPID ACOUSTIC MUSIC)

. Tommy is about to embark
on a national tour. There are a few tickets left.
All the details are on our website. Tommy, thanks so much for that.

.That Song is from your new album. I love it the way it sort of modulates between that cool western plains driving into that Spanish thing. Is there a big mixture on the album?There is. That's Song I wrote after I watched a documentary on Buffalo bill because he became the circus trick shooter, all that, help a working rank and it was called the ET rank. When I saw the name, I thought it was too good to pass up. It means trail's end, I think.Have a look at your guitar. Look at the wear and tear that has was done?It's brand new. This is how they come. I got this one in 2008.Do you every tire of touring. You do something like 300 shows each other.When you come to Australia, you get a real cup of coffee for a start: We have just flown from Italy, I just finished a tour in Italy. So two days ago, I came from Florence to Milan, Milan to Delhi, Delhi to Sydney.These are beautiful Maton guitars. They love you. You are their patron saint.I am their poster boy.When you die, you will be their patron saint. Let's hope that doesn't happen forea while. All this wear and tear, is that from the percussion stuff.When I got this guitar, the first thing I did, I took a screwdriver and scrapped it up. A smat surface is no use to me. When I am playing certain songs, I will play a base part if with my left hand and then I will play the brushes with my right hand.Yeah, right.That is so cool.Then I sing over the top of it while I am learning two languages.You did teach yourself how to play guitar. You don't read music.I don't. I haven't had to time to learn. I have been too busy playing it. But I play by ear like a lot of people do. And I have just tried to beg, steal and borrow as much as I can, whenever I am around other musicians, I am watching them like a Hawk so I can learn something. You did the

Ineight.I am disappointed

Inet and not the guitar.Did you play it? It's not a guitar though. She is no Don Burrows. I am know dizzy Gillespie on my guitar athey are. Thank you for making the time. Thank you for having me on. Thank you to my mother for having me. Thank you to Tommy's mum for having him too.All the details of the tour will be on our website if do want to grab the next tickets available.Back in a moment.

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# All I ever wanted was some fun # I never meant to fall in love. # Welcome to your weekend
Morning Show. Today we're chatting
with Adam Garcia on the new role that sees him
taking on a Hollywood favourite. And pop duo MKTO are getting
just a little bit naughty. Plus, cosmetic king Napoleon Perdis brings his entire family
into the studio and Australia's favourite
Irish chef, Colin Fassnidge, cooks a winter warmer. Yeah, but first, Michael Caton played some of the most loved
Aussie characters of all time. Now the actor's new role sees him
going further than ever before.

He's an icon of the stage
and screen.

From his legendary role
as the larrikin dad Darryl Kerrigan in The Castle... This is going
straight to the pool room. Tell him he's dreaming. How's the serenity?

..to everyone's favourite grandad
on Packed To The Rafters. Mothers' group? Mm-hm. Give you a good excuse
to get out of the house. Hmm. Michael Caton is the quintessential
Aussie actor. The star became a household name
in the '70s, picking up two Logies
for playing Uncle Harry in the iconic soap The Sullivans. I'll never fear, Sullivan's here.
We can use Geoff's car. Sally wants the dress,
then she'll have it. 40 years on and Michael Caton
has done it all, landing a starring role
alongside Rob Schneider in the Hollywood comedy Animal. When I found you,
you were more dead than alive and the only way to save you
was my groundbreaking procedure - radical trans-species-ectomy. A stint on the third series
of Dancing With The Stars. # ..great balls of fire... # And returned to the stage
in the hit musical Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert. # I will survive # Oh, as long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive... # Now he's set to win our hearts
once again... Tell me about her.
She's my neighbour. She has a nice smile. It's like the sun coming up
when she flashes it. I wouldn't say that to her face. ..in the heart-warming Aussie film
Last Cab To Darwin.

And the fabulous Michael Caton
joins us live on the couch. Hello!
How are you, Kylie? Good. Hello, Uncle Harry.
I'd forgot... I'd forgotten about Uncle Harry all those years ago
on The Sullivans. What a fabulous career
you are enjoying and continue to enjoy. Aren't you fabulous?
Are you surpri... Like, when you started out
as an actor, did you think
you'd still be going... I'm not saying that you're old, but did you think you'd have
the success that you have? No. No. I was... It's all been like... ..a wonderful surprise. Things keep happening.
Yeah. And what... Did you have a favourite,
like film, television or Dancing With The Stars?
(LAUGHS) Dancing With The Stars, thank God they threw me off
in the third week. I was dying out there. Of course, it's the rehearsals
you've got to get through too. Of course.
Not just the performance. Of course.
And you danced with Kim, who, of course, is now a judge. There you are.
There you are with the gorgeous Kim. Yes, indeed.
Beautiful. Does that bring back
good or horrible memories?

yeah. Or just at 1 minute to 8, you