The Daily Numbers: 24
hours, how long you will have on Monday to sign up for the lottery to win 1 of those prized SEPTA regional rail passes for the weekend of the visit by Pope Francis.
passes being sold for each day.
, how many SEPTA sold before their computers melted down under the demand last week.
bucks per ticket, with each ‘winner’ of the lottery being eligible to buy 10 tickets.
of August, when the winners will be notified by email that they are eligible to buy tickets.
how many riders usually use the regional rails on a typical Saturday.
on most workdays.
cents per pass sold for TicketLeap, the Philly company that is handling the lottery for SEPTA.
dollars, how much SEPTA paid CapTech, the firm that designed the system that imploded last week.
3-day passes for subways, trolleys and buses good for Sept. 26-28. Riders also can use tokens and regular passes for the rest of the system, but not the regional rails. You must have one of the special papal passes to use the rails that weekend.
dollar theft that earned a former county probation officer 11 1/2 to 23 months in prison.
27, age of shooting victim in Chester clinging to life.
shootings in Chester in the last 4 days.
inch by 28 inch replica of a Picasso painting on display in Media stolen.
, age of longtime nurse at the Pocopson Center, the Chester County retirement center, charged with stealing morphine and pills.
new hands for boy who lost both his to an infection, with the operation being done at Children’s Hospital.
years, how long Jonathan Pollard spent in prison for selling secrets to Israel. He’s being paroled in November.
saves in 17 opportunities this year for Jonathan Papelbon, who the Phillies traded to the Washington Nationals last night.
career saves for Papelbon, who happens to hold the Phils’ all-time saves mark with 123.
record for the guy the Phils got, 22-year-old Nick Pivetta.
ERA in 18 games, including 17 starts.
mark for the Phils since the All-Star break, after 3-2 win over Toronto last night, with Ken Giles in closer role.
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Jonathan Papelbon. A great closer? Absolutely. Am I glad he’s gone. Absolutely.
: Kudos to SEPTA for the notion of the lottery to buy special papal passes for the regional rails. Probably the fairest way to do it.
“Everyone has the same chance of being chosen.”
- SEPTA spokesperson Jerry Williams, on lottery for special papal rail passes.