Good morning Bendigo!
I'm sure a lot of you out there are a bit tired after staying up to watch the Brownlow Medal count last night.
It did go for a while didn't it- they really stretched out those ads towards the end.
And I still fail to see the relevance of having random sportspeople do segments in a show already padded out to the max. Like why was Andre Agassi talking about the footy greats who have retired this year? How would he have known who Mark Nicoski was?
Anyway, the end was worth staying up for, when Bendigo boy Joel Selwood was pipped at the last vote by Gary Ablett. What an impressive performance.
A maximum of 20, Partly cloudly and with a possible light shower during this afternoon.
All a-ok on board the V/Lines.
Most of the water-cooler talk this morning will be about the Brownlow but a few other things happened last night.
- An iPad stolen from an autistic boy was handed in to police by a 19-year-old woman last night. Autism advocate Beck Kelly said a caution would not be a sufficient punishment. What do you think?
- A 20-YEAR-OLD trainee pilot was killed after crashing shortly after take-off from Hamilton airport at 7.45pm last night.
- ROLF Harris will plead not guilty to nine counts of indecent assault of two underage girls in the 1980s.
The 83-year-old Australian entertainer appeared in a London court for the firs time overnight.
THE HIT LIST
WHAT WE'RE CHASING TODAY
We'll be going to:
- The launch of Digital Enterprise Program for Bendigo. The program will train people, businesses and not-for-profit organisations how to use the internet.
- A luncheon for Cancer in Kids @ Royal Children's Hospital at the All Seasons.
- BUPA is presenting its clients who are over 100 years of age with cricket bats.
Happy birthday if your birthday is today. You share your special day with Jim Henson, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Linda McCartney.
TODAY IS FAMOUS FOR...
1869 - Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and James Fisk.
1895 - The first round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle (took 15 months).
1982 - Prince's 1999 single was released.
1991 - Nirvana's album Nevermind was released.
JOKE OF THE DAY
Q: Why did the witches' team lose the baseball game?
A: Their bats flew away.
Got a better one? You have to! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading Bendigo. Enjoy you day.