Good morning Bendigo! 15/05/2014

Good morning Bendigo - it looks like it is going to be a beautiful day! 

TODAY'S WEATHER

Sunny. Max 21 degrees. 

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TRAINS

There looks to be no reported delays. 

NEWS OVERNIGHT

MORE BUDGET NEWS: 

Graduates could pay up to $120,000 in debt, HECS architect warns

University degrees will cost up to three times as much under a deregulated fee system, leaving graduates with $120,000-plus debts, according to the architect of the HECS student loan scheme.

- The Age

Napthine says Victoria has suffered 'severe blow'

Victoria has been whacked with a $20 billion funding shortfall for its schools and hospitals in the federal budget, which Premier Denis Napthine has described as a “severe blow”.

- The Age

WORLD NEWS: 

Crocodile eats boy, 11, in Papua New Guinea

The limbs of an 11-year-old boy have been found inside a huge saltwater crocodile and his head discovered nearby after he was attacked in Papua New Guinea, a report said Wednesday.

- The Age

Ex-Murdoch editor hacked Kate Middleton's phone 155 times, Prince William's 35 times

The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid admitted for the first time at a London court on Wednesday that he had hacked the voice mails of Britain's Prince William and Prince Harry, and William's wife Kate Middleton.

- The Age

LOCAL NEWS: 

Council upbeat on Budget

THE Bendigo Business Council has praised the federal government's $50 billion commitment to infrastructure projects announced in Tuesday's Budget.

Shamrock could be subdivided

THE historic Hotel Shamrock, which has been a prominent social venue in Bendigo since 1854, could soon be shut off to the public. 

THE DAILY QUIZ

Who is Kate Hudson’s famous actress mother?

What are Nick Park’s most famous movie characters made from?

In which season do Michaelmas daisies flower?

Which movie shot Quentin Tarantino to prominence?

Which Steven directed “Sex, Lies and Videotape”?

DID YOU KNOW?

A bear has 42 teeth. 

BIRTHDAYS

If today is your big day, happy birthday! 

You share a birthday with (1996) English singer Birdy, (1976) American baseball player Tyler Walker and (1962) Australians swimmer Lisa Curry. 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1970 - President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army Generals.

1970 - Philip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green are killed at Jackson State University by police during student protests.

1972 - Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.

1972 - In Laurel, Maryland, Arthur Bremer shoots and paralyzes Alabama Governor George Wallace while he is campaigning to become President.

1974 - Ma'alot massacre: Members of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine attack and take hostages at an Israeli school; a total of 31 people are killed, including 22 schoolchildren.

JOKE OF THE DAY

What do you call an alligator in a vest? 

An investigator! 

Got a better joke?

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

Email madeleine.wines@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Quiz Answers: 1. Goldie Hawn 2. Clay 3. Autumn 4. Reservoir Dogs 5. Soderbergh

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