Good morning Bendigo - 14.02.14

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you have a fantastic Friday.

WEATHER

A shower or two developing with a top of 28 degrees.

There are still areas of smoke haze.

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OVERNIGHT NEWS

Indonesia bans Schapelle Corby from doing TV interview

The Indonesian government has banned Schapelle Corby from doing a television interview because it will cause "restlessness" in the local community.

If she goes ahead anyway, local authorities have threatened to revoke her parole and send her back to Kerobokan prison.

The unexpected intervention will throw into disarray the plans of both the Corby family and the Seven Network's Sunday Night program to make a fortune from the exclusive interview.

SPC Ardmona: Naphine laps up the praise for stepping in with $22m

The Napthine government has been credited with saving up to 2700 jobs at SPC Ardmona after it chipped in $22 million to keep the fruit processor operating in the Goulburn Valley.

In the face of the reticence of the Abbott government to help the embattled fruit processor, the Victorian taxpayers have been forced to step in, with SPC parent company Coca-Cola Amatil offering a remaining $78 million as part of a $100 million package to refit the company's processing plant.

TRAINS

V/Line services appear to be running on time.

BIRTHDAYS

If it is your birthday today have a great day. I hope you get lots of pressies. 

You share a birthday with Bulgarian-born Swiss tennis player Manuela Maleeva, Bulgarian-born Swiss tennis player, English actor and comedian Simon Pegg, US singer Rob Thomas, Australian cyclist Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist and Wallabies player Rocky Elsom.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1929 - Seven hoodlums, rivals of the Al Capone gang in Chicago, Illinois, are murdered in what becomes known as the St Valentine's Day Massacre.

1972 - US trade restrictions against China are relaxed, putting China on same basis as Soviet Union.

1988 - The Austrian composer and songwriter Frederick "Fritz" Loewe dies. His stage successes included My Fair Lady, Gigi and Brigadoon.

1995 - New fighting breaks out between Ecuador and Peru only 90 minutes after a ceasefire was to take effect in their bloody border war.

2004 - Saadoun Hammadi, a long-time ally of Saddam Hussein who served as Iraq's prime minister after the 1991 Gulf War, is freed by US forces after nine months in custody.

2009 - The Group of Seven finance ministers pledge to avoid resorting to protectionism as they try to stimulate their own economies in the face of the world's worst economic crisis since the 1930s.

JOKE OF THE DAY

An old teacher asked her student, "If I say, 'I am beautiful,' which tense is that?" The student replied, "It is obviously past."

Got another joke? Any tips on what we should be heading out to today? Send it in to hannah.knight@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Have a good day! 

​Hannah

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