Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Daily Numbers -- Oct. 25

The Daily Numbers: 1 ‘person of interest’ in custody in Delaware after a chase and standoff yesterday. A former Darby man is wanted for questioning in a series of homicides that occurred in Chester and Wilmington.

1 more Penn-Delco School Board member hitting the exit door. John Green bailed Wednesday night. He has been charged with a felony ethics count.

9 school board members who have now left in the last 15 months in the Penn-Delco School District.

3 independent candidates in Chester who have been booted off the ballot by the state Supreme Court. Granny Lash, Francis Whittington and Charles Warren III have all been removed.

15 billion dollar deal for 141 Chinook helicopters that is now up in the air. Boeing thought they had won the deal for their Ridley plant. Now the Air Force is going to have the deal re-bid.

28 years on the lam after a prison escape that ended Wednesday for a Philadelphia man. He was arrested at his home.

3,000 jobs being cut by Bank of America, which is a big player in Wilmington. How the cuts will hit Delaware has not yet been decided.

74 percent of those polled in Philadelphia who said they were backing Democrat Michael Nutter in the mayoral race.

8 percent who admitted being in the camp of Republican Al Taubenberger. Another 18 percent are undecided. What if they had a mayoral election and nobody showed? That would include the Republicans in the city, who simply don’t seem to exist.

3 shootings and two more people dead on Philadelphia streets Wednesday night.

2 attempted child abductions reported in Wilmington.

4 the ranking of Pennsylvania in a study of car-deer collisions. Coming in first is West Virginia, followed by Michigan and Wisconsin.

17 local volunteers who have headed to fire-ravaged California with the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross.

6 times the size of Philadelphia, that’s the size of the area burning in California.

1 cent more we’re now paying for gas today in the Philly region. Average price is now $2.78, and that’s five cents more than a week ago.

2.4 trillion dollars, one estimate of the cost of the war in Iraq through the next decade. The Bush Administration isn’t buying the numbers.

4 goals given up by Martin Biron in Flyers loss in Florida last night.

12 wins in 28 games since winning the NFC Championship in 2004. That’s Donovan McNabb’s record as a starter in that span.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Anyone else watch Game One of the World Series last night, played in a constant drizzle, and not think of Bowie Kuhn and a miserable wet, cold night at Veterans Stadium?

I Don’t Get It: Investigators now believe some of the fires that have charred much of California may have been deliberately set. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: I’m guessing they’re likely won’t be any more charges in Penn-Delco. Is there anyone left?

Quote Box: "I felt resigning was in the best interest of the district."
-- Penn-Delco School Board member John Green, after stepping down last night after his arrest on ethics charges.

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