Good morning Bendigo.
Happy Melbourne Cup Day, sports fans.
It is going to be a glorious day today with a max of 25. It will be sunny with light winds.
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]
No reported delays
But yesterday V/Line issued tweet.
"Don't forget, there is a Saturday train timetable operating tomorrow for Melbourne Cup Day."
Read more about the timetable changes here. http://www.vline.com.au/home/news/carousel/1341049433/Article.aspx
Bendigo's new mayor Cr Barry Lyons was sworn in overnight at a special council meeting.
Cr Barry Lyons, who has served as a councillor for five years, was officially robed and welcomed to the role by his councillor colleagues and a packed public gallery at the Bendigo Town Hall.
The Age reports:
Three former Australian captains and one former vice-captain are now embroiled in the spat over Michael Clarke's leadership. And when Shane Warne had finished accusing Ricky Ponting of being motivated by jealousy when he criticised Clarke's contribution as vice-captain, he turned on England captain Alastair Cook and several others in his dressing room before the Ashes.
What we are chasing today
We will be heading to Chewton to check out their Melbourne Cup Day tradition. Locals dress up in op shop gowns and gather on a dirt road near the Red Hill Hotel. They then play road bowls. Sounds amazing.
A reporter will be talking to the Weeroona College student who won 100m hurdles at the state school sport finals.
Lastly, we will be talking to Danny McQuinn and Sarah Alexander, who both won medals at the National Bodybuilding Championships.
Today in history
1803 - First birth in Victoria officially recorded.
1968 - Richard Nixon wins the US presidency.
2006 - Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death by an Iraqi court for crimes against humanity, closing a quarter-century-old chapter of violent suppression by the former dictator.
If it's your big day, happy birthday!
You share a birthday with Art Garfunkel.
Joke of the day
Three vampires walk into a bar.
The bartender looks at him suspiciously, but decides to serve them anyway. "What’ll be, boys?"
The first vampire says "Blood. Give me blood."
The second vampire says "I too wish for blood!"
The third vampire says "Give me plasma."
The Bartender smiles and says "Got it. Two bloods, and a blood-light."
Got any better better jokes? email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful Melbourne Cup Day,