Good morning Bendigo! 03/06/2014

Good morning Bendigo - happy Tuesday!

TODAY'S WEATHER

Top of 15 with a shower or two forecast for Tuesday. 

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TRAINS

No reported delays. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

The bingo wars

COMMUNITY groups are losing vital funds as a large Melbourne-based bingo centre lures patrons with large prize pools, cheaper tickets and free bus trips.

Bendigo organisations using bingo as a way to raise money for their community activities say they have noticed a drop in numbers of players.

Amendment focuses on harm minimisation

MOUNT Alexander Shire Council has proposed changing its planning scheme to include adopting the Mount Alexander Gaming Policy Review.

Known as Amendment C72, the change will guide the council's assessment of future planning permit applications for gaming increases as well as increases to the number of electronic gaming machines in the shire.

Myer postpones mid-year clearance amid warm weather and low consumer confidence

Myer  has responded to a drop in consumer spending by postponing its annual mid-year clearance while unveiling a one-day stock-take sale this week to entice shoppers into stores.

Australia's largest department store chain is offering discounts as deep as 60 per cent on womens apparel, 50 per cent off menswear and 40 per cent off manchester at the one-day 'stocktacular" sale in-store and online on Wednesday.

- The Age

THE HIT LIST

1. NEWS: Medical cannabis trial adjourned

2. NEWS: Wombat found under car

3. NEWS: Funding for Strathfieldsaye children's hub

4. SPORT: Spear nets ton

5. PICTURES: Faces in the crowd

THE DAILY QUIZ

1. Which country has the car registration code ET? 

2. Which family charted with “Mmmbop”? 

3. What was Michael Jackson’s last No. 1 of the 20th century? 

4. Which sport can be played under Australian, Association or Gaelic rules? 

5. Ellis Island is in which harbour?

DID YOU KNOW?

The average person goes to the toilet six times a day.

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday! 

You share a birthday with (1929) Chuck Barris, American game show host and producer, (1965) Hans Kroes, Dutch swimmer, (1983) Janine Habeck, German model and (1986) Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Cold Harbor – Union forces attack Confederate troops in Hanover County, Virginia

1937 - The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson

1959 - Singapore was declared a self-governing state even though it was still a part of the British Empire

1989 - The government of China sends troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation

2013 - At least 120 people are killed in a fire at a poultry plant in Northeast China

JOKE OF THE DAY

What time is it when one cat and 20 dogs get together? 

20 after one. 

Got a better joke? 

Any tips on what we should be heading out to today?

Email madeleine.wines@fairfaxmedia.com.au 

Quiz Answers:1. Egypt, 2. Hanson, 3. Blood on the Dance Floor, 4. Football, 5. New York

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