Good morning Bendigo - 22.01.14

It's hump day Wednesday! How's your week going?

TODAY'S WEATHER

Mostly sunny with a top of 30 degrees.

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TRAINS

V/Line services appear to be running on time.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Bendigo fire units called to 'large' fire at Dhurringile Prison

Bendigo fire units were called to help fight the fire at Dhurringle Prison on Tuesday night.

A CFA spokesman said a specialised aerial appliance from Bendigo was requested.

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Paramedics tell of ambulance service 'meltdown' in heatwave

A BAGSHOT MICA paramedic has told of working frantic 14-hour days in last week's heatwave, including finding an 86-year-old woman who later died after waiting more than two hours for an ambulance.

Paramedics say Victoria’s ambulance service 'melted down' in last week’s heatwave, causing unacceptable delays for patients.

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BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday!

You share a birthday with English poet George Lord Byron, Australian signer Michael Hutchence (1960-1997) and Aussie actor Matthew Newton.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1899 - Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss a federation bill.

1931 - Sir Isaac Isaacs sworn in as Australia's first Australian-born governor-general.

1944 - Allied forces begin landings at Anzio in Italy, but fail to take Rome, just 53 km away.

1973 - In its Roe vs Wade decision, the US Supreme Court legalises abortions.

1996 - The Galileo probe plunges into Jupiter's atmosphere and finds it windier and drier than expected, with less helium and less lightning.

2004 - Ann Miller, the comedienne who acted in the films Easter Parade, On the Town and Kiss Me Kate, dies aged 81; US bandleader and arranger Billy May dies aged 87.

2013 - Car bombings in Baghdad kill at least 17 people and injure dozens of others.

JOKE OF THE DAY

A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says, "That's the ugliest baby that I've ever seen. Ugh!" The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her, "The driver just insulted me!" The man says, "You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I'll hold your monkey for you."

Have a great day,

Hannah

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