Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Daily Numbers -- Oct. 30

The Daily Numbers: 3 people killed in a horrific crash Monday night in Newark, Del. Initial appearances indicate this is another case of young drivers and speed.

1 person killed when a pedestrian was struck on the Roosevelt Boulevard near Cottman Avenue this morning.

14, age of Jahmir Ricks of Lansdowne, who remains in Delaware County Prison charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his older brother, allegedly after arguing over a video game.

19, age of Mia Sardella, who saw the first-degree murder charge against her in connection with the death of her newborn baby withdrawn by the D.A.’s office.

2 candidates who will appear on the ballot for Penn-Delco School Board, although they are no longer running. One of them was charged with a felony ethics violation.

16 to 60 months in the slammer for a former Boy Scout leader from Montgomery County who is HIV-positive and who was convicted of having sex with a 14-year-old boy.

20 employees of the Philadelphia Parking Authority who earn more than $20,000 a year. Gov. Ed Rendell is now seeking a state audit of the agency.

46, age of slain Philadelhia Officer Gary Skerski, who was murdered after he responded to a report of a robbery in progress in May of last year. The man charged, who once lived in Darby, today is expected to plead guilty in the case.

5.50 a pound, what brewers are now paying for hops. That’s expected to soar to $18-20 a pound. Guess who’s going to pick up the tab for the increased cost? Yep, we’ll be crying in our beer.

2.81 a gallon, what we’re now paying for gasoline in the Philadelphia area. That’s the highest prices since the summer.

10 starts made by Eagles linebacker Matt McCoy last year. Yesterday he was released the day after taking a bad penalty in which he nailed the Vikings’ punter with a late hit.

3 goals for Archbishop Carroll girls, which allowed them to take the Catholic League field hockey crown over Cardinal O’Hara.

0 goals for the Strath Haven girls as their dream of a field hockey crown ended.

37 points put up by the Strath Haven football team last night, as they held on for a 37-29 win over Conestoga.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
When exactly did they breathe all this new life into Brett Favre. He did his magic on Monday Night Football against last night, and just like that, the Packers are 6-1.


I Don’t Get It: A woman was busted in New Jersey on a burglary rap. And police say she had an accomplice. They say it was her 15-year-old daughter. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos this morning for Sharon Hill native Archbishop John P. Foley. Not only is he being elevated to cardinal in the Roman Catholic church, he also will be inducted into the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Hall of Fame in January.

Quote Box: "So I hit him in self-defense and I used the knife."
-- 13-year-old Jahmir Ricks, in the statement used against him at his preliminary hearing, describing the events that led to the death of his older brother.

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