Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Daily Numbers -- Oct. 31

The Daily Numbers: 3 new charges filed against Drexel Hill teen Mia Sardella in the death of her newborn baby. None of them are first-degree murder. That and other more serious charges were withdrawn last week by the D.A.’s office.

163,355 dollars raised by Democrat David Landau in his bid for county council. It is believed to be the largest amount a Democrat has ever raised in a council race.

16, age of Chester High student held for trial in the shooting of a fellow student, even though the victim could not identify him at a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

6 candidates seeking fives seats on the troubled Penn-Delco School Board in next Tuesday’s election. One of them, John Green, recently was charged with a felony count of ethics violations.

24, age of Andy Reid’s oldest son Garrett, who is back in jail this morning after failing another drug test. Both he and his younger brother Britt, who is also in the Mongomery County Prison, are due in court Thursday to be sentenced for incidents involving cars and drugs.

4 people shot, including a Philadelphia police offficer, by a suspect who then jumped into the Schuylkill River. A body was pulled from the river early this morning. No word yet on whether it is the shooter. The officer’s injuries are not life-threatening.

40 percent less, that’s what a high school dropout in Pennsylvania can expect to make over their lifetime than those who get a high school diploma.

3 million dollars less than what he needs to staff casinos, which is why Pa. State Police Commissioner Jeffery Miller says he will no longer be able to offer 24-hour coverage at the slots parlors.

14 years old, age of youth struck and killed by hit-run driver in Middletown, Bucks County. A 48-year-old man with a previous DUI offense has been charged.

2 Kutztown University football players suspended from the team after they were charged with assault after a street altercation.

54 percent of those who responded to a recent poll who believe the sale of beer in supermarkets would result in an increase in underage drinking.

2.83 average price for gas in the Philadelphia region. That’s another increase, up 2 cents.

0 goals for the Radnor boys soccer team as they fell to Kennett, 3-0.

22 wins for the Villanova men’s basketball team last year. They will look to better that mark as they set their sights on another season, which kicks off on Nov. 6.

2 wins last year for the Eagles against the hated Cowboys, who will visit the Linc Sunday night for a prime-time matchup.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
The NBA season kicked off last night. The Sixers open on the road tonight. Does anyone care?

I Don’t Get It: Here we go again. A 17-year-old student carrying a BB gun forced two Montgomery County schools into lockdown yesterday. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Maybe it’s good the Eagles play the Cowboys this week. Maybe that will help keep Andy Reid’s problems at home. Two of his sons are in jail. They will be sentenced for various offenses tomorrow. Give the guy credit. He’s a better man than I am if he can focus on coaching with all this tumult going on around him.

Quote Box: "My goal is to focus on the children and taxpayers of this school district and give them the best service possible."
-- Carol Cannon, a Democrat seeking re-election to the troubled Penn-Delco School Board.

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