Good morning Bendigo! 01.08.14

Good Morning Bendigo! 

Well the good news is it's the first of August, so there's only one month left of winter (technically).

The bad news is it's going to be another wet, windy winter's day.

WEATHER

It's brisk outside for anyone thinking of braving the great outdoors, with at top temperature of 9 degrees expected for the day.

Fortunately the region was spared some of the more destructive winds around Victoria yesterday, but there's still a severe weather warning in place so be prepared.

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TRAINS

There are no delays on the Bendigo line this morning.

NEWS OVERNIGHT

EMERGENCY CREWS ATTEND BENDIGO CRASH

Bendigo SES had no call-outs relating to wind damage last night, but were kept busy until about 8pm attending a two-car crash on the corner of Skene and Sternberg streets in Kennington.

A 46 year-old female was taken to Bendigo Health in a serious but stable condition as a result of the crash.

JAIL FOR MAN CAUGHT DRINK DRIVING FOUR TIMES IN TWO DAYS

A NSW man was jailed for six months yesterday after committing four drink driving offences in two days last week.

The fourth offence occurred only a few hours after Benson faced Bendigo Magistrates Court last Thursday, where he was disqualified for driving for 18 months after being caught drink driving three times the night before. 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1498 – Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.

1831 – A new London Bridge opens.

1914 – The German Empire declares war on the Russian Empire at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilizes because of World War I.

1960 – Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.

1966 – Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.

BIRTHDAYS

1936 – Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer, co-founded Yves Saint Laurent (d. 2008)

1950 – Jim Carroll, American poet and author (d. 2009)

1971 – Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez, Mexican drug lord

1960 – Professor Griff, American rapper (Public Enemy and Confrontation Camp)

1963 – Coolio, American rapper, producer, and actor (WC and the Maad Circle)

The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes

JOKE OF THE DAY

Outside the train station a kid selling newspapers bellowed, “Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Five men swindled!” A man walks up and buys the paper. After reading it he comes back to the kid. “Hey kid, I don’t see anything here about five people being swindled!”

“Extra! Extra!” yells the boy. “Six men swindled!”

Have a great day! 

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