Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Daily Numbers -- Nov. 8

The Daily Numbers: 2 children in the U.S. who have been sickened after ingesting Aqua Dots, a toy made in China. Millions of the toys have now been recalled.

83 percent of voters who went to polls in Philadelphia who threw their support to Democrat Michael Nutter.

345 homicides so far this year in Philadelphia. Anyone not think crime needs to be Job 1 for Nutter?

42, age of oil service worker who became the city’s latest murder victim when he was gunned down Wednesday while making a call in North Philadelphia.

3 gunmen being sought after a man was critically wounded in a shooting inside a grocery store in Olney Wednesday night.

1 person killed, at least 7 injured, including several firefighters, when fire roared through an apartment complex in Norristown overnight.

120 stores set to lure shoppers at the new Philadelphia Premium Outlets, which opens today. It’s not in Philly though. It’s off Route 422 in Limerick, Montgomery County.

1 the number of women who have served as district attorney in Montgomery County. Risa Ferman became the first when she won at the polls Tuesday. She will succeed Bruce Castor, who won election as a county commissioner.

2 billion dollar casino being planned as the newest addition to the Atlantic City skyline. Revel Entertainment Group is building the new gambling mecca.

652 million dollars, what Nasdaq is going to spend to acquire the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.

39 billion dollar loss reported in the second quarter by General Motors. It’s the second-largest quarterly loss in U.S. history.

14 people claiming sexual abuse by archdiocesan priests who will not be able to pursue damages by claiming violations of RICOH statutes.

2 Democrats elected to the state Supreme Court. Judges Seamus McCaffery and Debra Todd will join the high court.

14 cents, that’s how much more we’re spending for gasoline, just in the last week, according to AAA.

9,317 the paid attendance for last night’s Sixers game at the Wachovia Center. It looked like a lot fewer people were actually in the seats.

5 player deal that sees the Phillies get a closer, Brad Lidge from the Astros. They gave up Michael Bourne, Geogg Geary and minor league third baseman Matt Costanzo to get him.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
If the elections are over, it must be time to talk Phillies. Kudos to GM Pat Gillick for pulling the trigger on a deal and bringing a new closer. Acquiring Brad Lidge from the Astros puts Brett Myers back in the starting rotation and gives the team a 1-2 punch of Myers and Cole Hamel. When do we head for Clearwater?

I Don’t Get It: Think it’s about time companies start reconsidering the merits of saving money by moving manufacturing operations to China? Hello, any toy makers out there? Merry Christmas, indeed.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to all our Vietnam Vets on the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C.

Quote Box: "We’ll just have to work a little harder in those areas."

-- Delco GOP boss Tom Judge, talking about a couple of towns where Dems made inroads in Tuesday’s election.

1 Comments:

Blogger Lori said...

Yes, but "Sanatoga Premium Outlets" just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?

The name IS misleading.

November 8, 2007 at 1:33 PM 

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