The Daily Numbers -- Oct. 24

The Daily Numbers: 6 candidates for Delaware County Council who went mano a mano last night at a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

11 rifles and 3 handguns found along with boxes of ammunition by Upper Darby cops inside a duplex on Windermere Avenue .

1 more member of the Penn-Delco School Board in hot water with the law. John Green has been charged with a felony count of conflict of interest for not disclosing his relationship with a company that received business from the district.

838 dollars, the amount of commissions paid to Penn-Delco School Board member John Green by Temp-Air, a Wilmington company, to handle a mold problem in Sun Valley High School. Green works for Temp-Air.

144 Chinook helicopters Boeing Co. thought it was going to build for the Air Force. Now the deal is going to be rebid after a couple of competitors cried foul. Boeing had hoped the job would create as many as 400 jobs at the Ridley plant. Now they have to start the process all over.

2 people killed in a house fire in South Philadelphia this morning. That brings the city’s fire death total in 2007 to 41.

500,000 dollars, the amount two Bucks County brothers took from some 15 customers for contracting work, but failed to deliver the goods. They will stand trial in connection with the scam.

1,300 homes that have been destroyed by rampaging wildfires in California.

1,500 dollar fine being sought for those who urinate – and worse – in public after neighbors of several Manayunk nightspots went to city council and cried foul.

6 wins and 13 losses, that would be Donovan McNabb’s record in his last 19 starts for the Eagles.

18 wins and 20 losses for the Birds in their last 38 contests since they lost that Super Bowl in Jacksonville. That would be the essence of mediocre.

6 wins against one loss for the Flyers, who will go for No. 7 when they visit Florida tonight.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
They will play Game One of the World Series tonight. Some day, hopefully before I check out, the Phillies will return to this stage.

I Don’t Get It: What exactly would drive a person to strangle a dog with his bare hands. That’s what police in Delaware are trying to determine. They have video of a man in the back yard of a multi-million-dollar house in a confrontation with what appears to be a family pet. Kelsey ended up dead. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Chester once was a major league town. At least in terms of its economy and the items that flowed out of the city borders. It might be again if those looking to lure a Major League Soccer franchise to the city are successful.

Quote Box: "Petitioner’s policy argument should be addressed to Congress, not the (Supreme) court."
-- Solicitor General Paul Clement, arguing against a high court hearing on the status of late junior firefighter Chris Kangas.