The Daily Numbers -- Dec. 6
2 hour delay in Garnet Valley School District and others across Chester County this morning.
3 people who asked questions at the public hearing on the county budget at the courthouse Wednesday night.
6.23 percent tax hike on tap in Swarthmore.
17,500 in cash found in condo of young Philly couple who are being labeled the modern day “Bonnie & Clyde” for allegedly stealing the IDs of friends to finance their lavish lifestyle.
1 hunter killed in what police now believe was some kind of shootout in Long Pond, Pa. The victim was wearing hunting clothes and carrying a hunting license.
5 year freeze on mortgage rates being eyed by President Bush as a way to ease the crunch that is rocking the housing market and causing the spike in mortgage foreclosures.
9 as in 9th place, where Philadelphia ranks in a magazine’s survey of America’s Top 10 Fun Cities.
92,000 microwave ovens being recalled by GE that have been linked to as many as 35 fires.
12 percent dip yesterday for stock in Comcast Corp. yesterday after they lowered their forecast due to increase competition.
10 percent of the its work force being cut by drug giant Bristol-Myers. It’s also closing 2 plants.
20 years ago, the last time luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers posted a quarterly loss. That’s what they did today, with a loss of 81 million.
1 loss for Ed Stefanski as the new boss of the Sixers. They fell to the Celtics last night, 113-103.
1 goal given up by Flyers netminder Antero Niittymaki as they won again on the road, 3-1 over Minnesota.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Yo, Donovan. Shut up and play. Nobody likes a whiner. Especially not here in Philly. You’re the QB. You get the praise when the team wins and the heat when they stink. Right now they stink. Your job is to try to turn that around.
I Don’t Get It: There is a great area in Easton that has been the traditional sledding spot. It’s in a local park. It is now adorned with signs banning all winter activity, including sledding and snow tubing. I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: Kudos for the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur for naming its new gym for Aimee Willard. Aimee’s mother, Gail, was on hand, as were some other family members and some of Aimee’s old teammates. A cold-blooded killer took Aimee from us. But he could not take her spirit, which will now fill a place she would love.
Quote Box: “What we wanted to do was get people’s attention and I think we did that.”
-- State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland, D-159, on walkout staged yesterday at the Capitol by members of the Black Caucus protesting lack of action on gun bills.