Good Morning Bendigo 31-7-14

Good Morning Bendigo - welcome to final day of July for 2014!

WEATHER

Well, the weather bureau isn't painting a nice picture for today - it's baton down the hatches time with high winds, rain and even snow forecast for Macedon way.

We're in for a top of 16.

If you think today's bad, sorry to report Friday's top will be 9 and Saturday and Sunday morning they're predicting minimums of -2. Great.

TRAINS

The live line status shows it's a green light for Bendigo services so far this morning.

NEWS OVERNIGHT...

NEWS: A Bendigo man will be charged on summons over a violent car park dispute which saw another man struck 12 times with a piece of wood.

NEWS: Bendigo councillors endorse budget, but only after heated debate

NEWS: Bendigo woman Anita Cusack received the last rose to continue her quest for love on the Network TEN reality TV show The Bachelor.

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SPORT: Bendigo Pioneers coach David Newett has ended his three-year stint with the club

SPORT: Commonwealth Games Day 6: How did the Aussies go?

NEWS BEYOND BENDIGO...

SPORT: Athletics Australia suspends head coach after extraordinary attack on Sally Pearson

SPORT: A 29-year-old Australian athlete is being held in police custody after a disturbance in the athlete's village

NEWS: New report reveals alcohol kills 15 Australians a day

TODAY IN HISTORY

1775 - Captain Cook returns to England with Resolution.

1889 - The famous Sherlock Holmes adventure begins with Naval Treaty.

1909 - Wright Brothers deliver first military plane to the army.

1935 - First Penguin book is published - the paperback revolution starts.

1948 - Professional wrestling premiers on prime time TV.

1969 - Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas.

1988 - Harry Drake shoots an arrow 1873 metres to set a new world record.

1997 - The Thredbo Landslide disaster in NSW claims 18 lives.

BIRTHDAYS

1818 - Emily Bronte of Wuthering Heights fame.

1947 - Arnold Schwarzenegger - the actor turned politician turned actor

1963 - Lisa Kudrow of Phoebe from Friends fame

1969 - Simon Baker of The Mentalist fame

1980 - James Anderson - English cricketer.

DID YOU KNOW?

Only 11 per cent of people are left handed.

JOKE OF THE DAY

Did you here about the guy who lost his whole left side?

He’s alright now!

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