Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Daily Numbers - Oct. 23

The Daily Numbers: 30 million bucks, that’s how much Delco is planning to fork over as part of the deal to build a soccer stadium in Chester to lure a Major League Soccer franchise to town.

115 million dollars, what the total cost of the project would be, another huge economic blockbuster for both the city and county.

20,000 folks who would fit inside the facility, which would hug the Delaware River in the shadow of the Commodore Barry Bridge.

572.41 dollars, the amount of the fine for a Lansdowne man who authorities say abandoned his dog because he believed the pooch had cancer.

304 dollars, the amount the man also must reimburse the SPCA for medical care offered to the dog.

5 bullets fired into a man during a tiff that escalated into gunfire inside a Darby Township bar.

250 more video surveillance cameras that should be installed on Philadelphia streets in the next two weeks. They will be added to the 18 already in place.

1 son of Eagles coach Andy Reid who is now out of jail. Garrett Reid continues to be on house arrest. Another son, Britt Reid, remains behind bars.

2,500 slot machines inside the Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Poconos. It’s the state’s first free-standing slots palace.

10,000 patrons who had gone through the doors of the resort as of 6 p.m. Monday.

3 years old, age of boy struck by hit-and-run driver in the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia Monday night.

1 person killed after a high-speed police chase through South Jersey. The car being chased slammed into a pole and flipped over at 1:30 this morning along the Whitehorse Pike in Winslow Township.

2 wins against four losses for the struggling Eagles. This team looks like it’s going nowhere fast.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Bottom line on the Eagles: They’re just not that good, and probably did take advantage of what was a lousy NFC for years. Now the tide is turning. Where are all those predictions of 14-2 we heard back in August? Can you say 8-8?

I Don’t Get It: I’ve had many emotions while watching Eagles games over the years. Many of them involve four-letter words. Boredom is not an emotion I usually connect to Eagles football, but that’s what this team inspires in me. Because of a business meeting on Sunday, I didn’t really see any of the game. And it didn’t really bother me a bit.

Today’s Upper: A huge thumb’s up to the owner of the pizza shop in Delaware who decided to take a stand when confronted with a holdup try. They sent the would-be robber a message. The suspect is from Aston.


Quote Box: "We already have 1,100 season tickets spoken for through our ticket drive."
-- Byron James, spokesman for the group Sons of Ben, who are leading the charge toward luring a pro soccer team to a stadium to be built in Chester.

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