Friday, October 19, 2007

The Daily Numbers - Oct. 19

The Daily Numbers: 2 Delaware County schools now dealing with a case of the so-called "super-bug" MRSA infection. Chichester High School was cleaned and is open today. Indian Lane Elementary School is closed for a precaution and will reopen Monday after a thorough cleaning.

1 student at Sun Valley High School diagnosed with viral meningitis.

10 percent of $10,000 bail, which former Penn-Delco School Board President Keith Crego has yet to raise. He continues to reside for now at Delaware County Prison after being charged with 21 felonies in connection with the scandal that has rocked the district for months.

13 pounds of marijuana seized by Chester cops in a drug bust. The pot has a street value of $42,000.

80 million dollar movie studio, which could be located in Aston. Pacifica Ventures wants to locate their new facility in Delaware County.

25,000 dollar award for Springfield High teacher Jill Dougherty, winner of a 2007 Milken Family Foundation Award. Kudos to her.

20 seconds, all it took to implode the old Sands Casino in Atlantic City last night. That and 550 strategically placed blasts.

4,000 Pennsylvania National Guard troops who are getting the call-up and will be headed for Iraq. And another 3,200 citizen-soldiers in New Jersey doing likewise.

6.5 million dollars, that’s the asking price for the famed Blue Horizon boxing venue in North Philly.

2 to 4 years in jail for the school principal in Allentown who was convicted of selling meth from his office.

1 billion dollars raised so far by Pennsylvania’s new slots casinos. More than half of that, however, is from the licensing fees outfits like Harrah’s forked over to the state. The rest came from the 10,130 slot machines in the state.

2 straight shutouts for Flyers’ goaltender Martin Biron, who blanked the Devils last night.

4 goals for the Flyers, who continue to show they actually mean it with that new slogan, "Back With a Vengeance."

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Andy Reid didn’t think it was necessary to have a punt returner in the team’s opener in Green Bay. Do you think he will find it necessary to kick away from Bears return phenom Devin Hester?

I Don’t Get It: Baseball continues to play games into the wee hours of the morning. This isn’t rocket science. Ratings are down because no one is staying up that late to watch the games.

Today’s Upper: Delaware County is certifiably hot. Now we just might be seeing our share of hotties as well. A big-time movie studio wants to make its new home here, possibly in Aston. One of the potential locations is Tri-State Sports in Aston.

Quote Box: "When we found out about it, we thought it would be best to get information about the staph infection out to parents."
-- Chichester School District Superintendent Michael Golde, on the case of the MRSA infection that one Chi High student is being treated for.


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