The Daily Numbers -- Nov. 19
3.09 that’s the national average for regular unleaded gasoline. Not exactly a reason for thanks.
82 cents a gallon, that’s how much more we’re paying for gas this year than last Thanksgiving.
80 percent of those traveling this Thanksgiving holiday who tell AAA they will get there in their car.
16,000 serious runners who converged on Philadelphia yesterday for the 14th annual Philadelphia Marathon.
4 killed in 3 separate shooting incidents in Philadelphia in still another violent weekend. One of those killed was from Upper Darby. The 23-year-old was shot in a parking lot at Front and Chestnut streets about 2 a.m. Sunday.
106 years of Catholic worship that came to an end this weekend with the closing of Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Southwest Philadelphia.
1 suspected robber shot when he confronted police as he exited a Rite Aid store in Northeast Philadelphia Sunday night. He pointed a shotgun at police, who fired on him.
6 inches of snow reported in some areas near Alentown and the Poconos. We’re just getting rain.
1 million dollars, what a judge in Chester County ordered a suspected child molester to pay the young girl he repeatedly abused.
4 prostitutes found slain outside Atlantic City one year ago. No one has been charged in the killings.
5 wins and 5 losses for the Eagles after they posted an ugly victory against the Dolphins Sunday.
3 consecutive years that Donovan McNabb has gone down with an injury in mid-November.
148 yards rushing for Brian Westbrook on 32 carries yesterday. Talk about putting a team on your back.
3 completions for Donovan McNabb before he went out with an injury. He also completed two passes to the Dolphins. They’re called interceptions.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
As we expected, the Eagles are now 5-5. And on the horizon are those New England Patriots. They happen to be 10-0, fresh off their latest victim, a 52-10 annihilation of Buffalo. The Birds will try to avoid becoming roadkill on national TV Sunday night. Don’t bet on it.
I Don’t Get It: Why do people get such glee out of white flakes falling from the sky. I don’t go to school anymore. I’m not a teacher, or a TV weathercaster. I hate winter. That includes snow.
Today’s Upper: Kudos to Rebecca A. Brubaker of Kimberton. She’s a 2006 grad of Swarthmore College, and yesterday she was named a Rhodes Scholar
Quote Box: "We want to be proactive, considering that we are on the waterway with the fourth-largest petroleum port nearby."
-- Chester Police Capt. Joseph Bail, on the new boat city police will use to patrol the city’s waterfront.