Good morning Bendigo! 06.04.14

Good morning Bendigo! Hope you all had a fun Saturday night. Did you all wind your clocks back an hour? Thankfully smart phones turn back automatically: the wonders of technology.

TODAY'S WEATHER

A sunny day with a top of 25. Lovely.

TRAINS

No reported delays this morning. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

Court grants father right to vaccinate his children

A western Sydney father has won the right to vaccinate his children after a drawn-out legal battle with their mother, who is strongly opposed to immunisation.

The Family Court rejected the mother's claims that the children, who will turn 14 and 12 this year, were at an increased risk of experiencing ''vaccine damage'' due in part to various allergies she believes they suffer from.

Sitting at Parramatta, Justice Garry Foster said the 42-year-old woman, given the pseudonym MsDuke-Randall, had submitted hundreds of documents about the risks of vaccination, such as the link to autism.

Divorce parties all the rage as decoupling couples follow celebrities' lead

A few weeks shy of her 40th birthday back in August 2012, Sammie Black received her divorce papers in the mail and literally jumped around with elation.

She was so excited, the now 41-year-old communications consultant and mother of two threw a ''divorced and 40'' cocktail party for her girlfriends, which she said was cathartic.

''I was extremely depressed in that marriage … I felt like I was in jail in that I wasn't free to be me. The reason I wanted to celebrate [the divorce] was that it was the next chapter in my life - and it was all looking good.''

DID YOU KNOW?

the Giant Pacific Octopus can squeeze its entire body through a hole the size of its beak.

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your birthday happy birthday! I hope you have a great day.

You share a birthday with actor Paul Rudd (1969), who starred in Anchor Man and The 40-year-old Virgin and Zach Braff (1975), who is best know for his role as JD in TV series Scrubs.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1955 - "3 for Tonight" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 85 performances

1955 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1955 - Yemen: failed coup by Abdullah Seif el-Islam

1956 - Polish communist Gomulka freed from prison

1957 - NYC ends trolley car service

1957 - USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)

1957 - Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.

1958 - 22nd Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 284

JOKE OF THE DAY

Q: Why didn't the skeleton go to the dance?

A: Because he had no body to go with. 

Enjoy your day! 

Hannah

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