Here they are again, the key words from the Sydney 7.45am ABC News Bulletin from Monday to Friday, 400 pages of news and current events crammed into this tag cloud for your perusal. The week in 100 words:

against (20) ago (8) andrew (8) areas (12) around (10) asian (8) attacks (9) being (24) body (9) bomb (17) brisbane (10) british (8) called (9) case (18) cent (20) charged (11) children (16) coast (10) community (23) country (9) court (24) david (8) days (9) detained (8) died (9) doctor (12) dr (17) drug (8) economy (8) failed (16) fishing (8) four (15) further (8) game (11) going (11) gold (8) group (10) haneef (15) health (13) held (8) hospital (8) house (8) investigation (19) iraq (15) john (15) killed (11) later (9) lawyer (9) lead (8) leader (9) levels (8) local (8) london (12) looking (8) man (13) market (11) match (13) months (11) morning (19) mr (23) night (19) paul (13) people (35) per (16) peter (21) plan (8) plot (10) police (42) prices (14) public (8) record (9) released (9) road (11) russo (10) season (8) security (9) seven (8) sharks (10) since (10) sports (13) stage (9) state (17) street (11) support (9) system (16) team (14) today (23) told (13) transport (8) unions (8) until (10) water (8) week (22) west (13) win (9) work (9) workers (10) year (23) yesterday (16) young (8) created at

And now for the numbers:

42: the number of counts against media mogul Conrad Black and three other former executives of Hollinger International who were in trial this week. Black and his co-defendants face charges ranging from tax evasion and obstruction of justice to fraud and racketeering.

160: the number of branches BankWest plans to open across the east coast over the next three to four years.

47: the percentage that average full-time wages have grown from March 1997 to March 2007, according to the ABS.

41.3: the percentage that food prices are said to only have grown to over the same period.

4.7: the percentage of jobless people in NSW in June, down from 4.9% in previous months.

3.07: the amount in dollars per patron that dance party venues will have to pay as a licence fee to artists for the use of their recorded music. 500: the number of cinemas in which Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix opened across Australia this week.

10: the number of days Dr Mohammed Haneef was detained before Australian authorities allowed him a phone call to his family.

37: the age of the Tasmanian man who was arrested by police for carrying gun parts while attempting to buy a plane ticket to Launceston to see PM John Howard.

2:1: the ratio of Labor to Liberal politicians who have MySpace profiles, according to The SMH.

10,000: the number of sheep in a southern NSW sheep stud farm, Pooginook, that Macquarie Bank has bought this week. The investment is part of an emerging trend for large corporations to buy into the agriculture industry.

0.8615: the highest amount (in US$) that the Australian dollar traded at this week. Also the highest it has reached since February 16, 1989, according to the Herald Sun.

16: the number of fire engines required to control the fire at Melbourne’s Palace nightclub which was set ablaze this week, resulting in a reported $1 million in damage.

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