The Daily Numbers - Oct. 16
3 feet of water on some sections of streets and underpasses in the University City section of Philadelphia this morning after a water main broke, sending a gusher of water into the street.
4 people now under arrest after a party in Upper Darby spiraled out of control. The drinking party erupted in violence; one person was stabbed.
42, age of the Upper Darby grandmother police believe used her 4-year-old granddaughter to help in an alleged shoplifting spree. She was back in court yesterday for a hearing, which was continued.
14, age of the kid who is due in court today in Montgomery County on charges stemming from his "Columbine"-style threat against Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School.
1 dead and one wounded after the latest street shooting in Philadelphia. Police have no suspects or motive in the case, which occurred in the 1700 block of South 60th Street.
16 inches long, length of piece of metal that fell from the sky in Delaware Monday, crashing through the roof of a parked SUV. No one was hurt. The FAA is now investigating.
80,000 cans of silly string now headed for our troops in Iraq, thanks to the efforts of a Trenton woman. The substance is used to detect trip wires on bombs.
2 people in custody and a police officer injured after a chase that started in Delaware County ended in a crash on I-95 yesterday afternoon in South Philadelphia.
118 votes against a proposal in Harrisburg to shrink the size of the Legislature. Only 83 members of the House voted in favor. Anyone surprised?
21 of 22 for the Colorado Rockies. After dismantling the Phils in three straight, all the Rockies did was go out and take four straight from the Diamondbacks to advance to the World Series. Anybody feel better now about getting swept? Didn’t think so.
0 touchdowns allowed by the Eagles defense in their win Sunday over the Jets at the Meadowlands. Consider that the high point.
1 touchdown for the Eagles, despite getting into the red zone five times. They also missed 2 field goals. And that’s your low.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
The answer is a resounding "no." I don’t feel even a little bit better about the Phillies getting swept by the Rockies now that they’ve done the same to the Padres. A Philly team happens to run into a red-hot opponent. Yeah, we’ve never seen that before.
I Don’t Get It: A white construction worker at the Comcast tower site in Center City has been banned from the site after allegedly confronting a black co-worker with a noose. Not funny. Some people still don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: Do you know who Octavius Cotto is? You should. The influential civil rights leader from the 19th Century has been noted with a historical marker in Eden Cemetery in Collingdale.
Quote Box: "Try to park in a well-lit area. Be aware of your surroundings."
-- That’s some advice from Yeadon police Chief Don Mulineaux, who is investigating a brutal carjacking of a 35-year-old woman in the borough.