Good morning Bendigo! 07.01.14

Good morning Bendigo! 

TODAY'S WEATHER

Max 23. Mostly sunny.

For more detailed weather news click here. 

TRAINS

All trains have been replaced by coaches while works are done on the Bendigo railway. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Bali deaths: Family of Noelene Bischoff and daughter reject autopsy

The family of the Sunshine Coast mother and daughter who mysteriously died a day into their Bali holiday has advised local authorities not to conduct an autopsy on the bodies.

Noelene Bischoff and her 14-year-old daughter, Yvana Jeana Yuri Bischoff, died less than a day into their 15-day adventure on the Indonesian holiday island. Local police speculated food poisoning or anaphylaxis was to blame.

ACCC chairman Rod Sims denies urging privatisation of Australia Post

Labor has demanded that the federal government say whether it plans to sell Australia Post, as a former commissioner of the competition regulator says the postal service ought to be privatised.

Debate flared on Monday after Rod Sims, chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, was reported to be urging the Abbott government to consider selling Commonwealth-owned assets such as Australia Post and Medibank Private.

In the ensuing debate, Mr Sims said he was only talking about the benefits of privatisation in general.

THE HIT LIST

Photographer's choice: Peter Weaving

Lyal fire: Pictures show blaze battle

Babies gallery: Meet our latest arrivals 

Woman charged over alleged murder of Kerang man 

Reader pictures: Great days of summer 

DID YOU KNOW?

Orange Fanta is the third biggest-selling soft drink in the world.

THE DAILY QUIZ

1. What could Sean Connery’s character change in The Avengers? 

2. What is unique about the flight of a Hummingbird?

3. Which TV star is mum to Robert, Ben and Jack Willis?

4. Who was the smallest Teletubby?

5. What was Jude Law’s first film?

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1785 - French aeronaut/balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard successfully made the first air-crossing of the English Channel from the English coast to France. 

1904 - The distress signal "CQD" was established. Two years later "SOS" became the radio distress signal because it was quicker to send by wireless radio. 

1927 - Transatlantic telephone service Service began between New York and London. 31 calls were made on this first day. 

1953 - U.S. President Harry Truman announced the development of the hydrogen bomb. 

1990 - The Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed to the public. The accelerated rate of "leaning" raised fears for the safety of its visitors. 

1999 - U.S. President Clinton went on trial before the Senate. It was only the second time in U.S. history that an impeached president had gone to trial. Clinton was later acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice charges.

2010 - Apple's iPad was unveiled.

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday!

You share a birthday with movie actor Nicholas Cage, British Formula One race car driver Lewis Hamilton and CSI: Miami actor David Caruso.

JOKE OF THE DAY

What is black and white and noisy? 

A zebra with a drum kit.

Got a better joke? Any tips on what we should be heading out to today? Email cos@bendigoadvertiser.com.au 

Have a great day!

Daily quiz answers: 1. The weather  2. Can fly backwards  3. Cilla Black  4. Po  5. Shopping.

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