Good morning Bendigo – 09.07.14

Good morning!

TANYA took this great picture of the White Hills cemetery shrouded in fog.

TANYA took this great picture of the White Hills cemetery shrouded in fog.

WEATHER

A top of 10 degrees with showers. Bendigo received 1.6 millimetres of rain overnight.

TRAINS

V/Line is not reporting any delays this morning but Regional Rail Link works mean only coaches will run on the line until Tuesday, July 15.

Coaches are replacing trains between Melbourne and Bendigo, so passengers should allow an extra 60 minutes' travel time. 

Read more here

NEWS OVERNIGHT

A $30,000 toilet break

Police are calling for information on the theft "very distinctive" jewellery worth $30,000 left at a public toilet at Marong in April.

Drug raid nets major cannabis haul near Daylesford

Police drug raid has netted almost $2 million in cannabis plants at houses near Daylesford.

Pokies clubs to attack Napthine 

Victoria's poker machine lobby will target 35 key seats at the November state election, in retaliation for the Napthine Government's tax hike on poker machine revenue imposed earlier this year.

Mother of 11 loses home birth battle (The Age)

A mother in her mid 40s with 11 other children was rejected for a hospital-run home birth program and has now lost her human and consumer rights appeal against the decision.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1777: New York elects its first governor

1827: Australian explorer Allan Cunningham discovers the Gwydir River in northern NSW, opening up the area for grazing and pastureland. 

1857:  The municipality of the town of Gawler, South Australia, is proclaimed. 

1877: Wimbledon tournament begins

1900: Queen Victoria approves the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Bill.

1982: A man breaks into Buckingham Palace and spends about 10 minutes in informal conversation with the Queen. 

2009: The successful removal and relocation of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, USA, is completed. 

BIRTHDAYS

If you or someone you know has a birthday today, you share it with:

Percy LeBaron Spencer (1834) - the inventor of the microwave oven.

Myles Horton (1905) - US civil rights leader.

Bon Scott (1946) - singer.

Nigel Lythgoe (1949) - producer.

Tom Hanks (1956) - actor.

Courtney Love (1964) - singer.

CANCER HOROSCOPE

Children will bring a steadying influence into Cancerian lives this week, which is also a time that infuses Cancerian romance with a sense of destiny. Good things proceed from these situations.

QUIZ

1. What colour is linked with a wicked witch?

2. If you multiply the length of a rectangle by the width, what do you get?

3. A penny farthing was an early type of bike, but how many farthings made up the value of a penny farthing?

4. Manx and marmalade are types of what?

5. In the saying, what will make light work?

JOKE OF THE DAY

First thing this morning, there was a tap on my door.

Funny sense of humour my plumber has.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific.

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Black 2. The area 3. Five 4. Cat 5. Many hands

Have a great day!

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