Good morning Bendigo - 12.1.14

Good Morning...I could get used to this dawn-arising business.

Beautiful driving through Harcourt, watching the indigo hills turn golden with sunlight.

Sunlight. There's going to be rather a lot this week, so enjoy, or endure.

TODAY'S WEATHER

Sunny, top of 34. Winds southerly and light tending southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening.

More: http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/weather/

TRAINS

Due to Regional Rail Link works, coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Bendigo until January 19.
Trains will continue to run between Bendigo and Echuca/Swan Hill.

For details and temporary timetable go to: http://www.vline.com.au/home/news/bendigoservicechanges/172260712/article.aspx

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for eight years, has died

More: http://www.smh.com.au/world/ariel-sharon-dies-after-8-years-in-a-coma-20140112-hv84i.html#ixzz2q7mdDR43

Postmortem examinations begin in Queensland to determine what killed mother Noelene and daughter Yvana on holiday in Bali.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/11/bischoff-deaths-bodies-arrive-queensland-bali

WHAT WE'RE CHASING TODAY

Updates to the Lake Eppalock boat crash that has left a 12-year-old girl in hospital.

We'll also head to Maldon and Kyneton to bring highlights of the Market Market, kids' day out and social pics.

And we'll follow up the Bendigo community's amazing fund-raising efforts for Kirsty Thomson and Kyle Shreiber.

THE HIT LIST

The top 5 stories from the Bendigo Advertiser website yesterday:

GALLERY: Police investigate Lake Eppalock hit-run | Bendigo Advertiser

Bendigo News, sport and weather | Bendigo Advertiser

GALLERY: Three injured in Lake Eppalock boat crash | Bendigo Advertiser

Fabulous Flashbacks: Looking back on this week in January 2006 | Bendigo Advertiser

Nek nomination craze 'disturbing' | Bendigo Advertiser

BIRTHDAYS

Happy birthday if it's your birthday today.

You share your birthday with US actress Kirstie Alley, French actor Olivier Martinez and  American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos. 

THIS DAY IS FAMOUS FOR:

1908 - A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.

1915 - US House of Reps rejects proposal to give women right to vote

1995 - Major earthquake kills 5,092 in Kobe Japan.

JOKE OF THE DAY

Q. Why do kangaroo mums hate bad weather?

A. Their joeys have to play inside.

Have a grouse day.

Dorothy Cook

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