The Daily Numbers -- March 27
1 teen charged with murder in connection with the attack. Three others are being sought.
2 members of the Clinton clan who will be in the area today. Former President Bill Clinton will start his day at a rally at Pottstown High School. Chelsea Clinton will be on the campus of West Chester University this afternoon.
0 appearances in the state today for Barack Obama. He hits the trail again tomorrow, with a bus jaunt starting in western part of the state and heading east.
25 age of female inmate who allegedly had consensual sex on several occasions with a former prison guard. The guard now faces a felony charge of institutional sex assault.
3.23 a gallon for unleaded regular in the Philly region, putting a serious strain on just about every business you can imagine. Bottom line? We’ll pay more for just about everything and for every service.
75 cents more, what one survey says we can expect to be pyaing for gas this summer, putting it close to $4 a gallon.
16 percent increase in ridership reported by SEPTA in the first 7 months of the fiscal year. No wonder. Who can afford to drive any more?
6 trains added to the Regional Rail Line to handle the volume during the morning commute.
1.08 billion dollar budget plan rolled out by the transit bosses at SEPTA. For once they’re talking about adding service, not cutting back.
5,000 city blocks in Philadelphia being targeted by Mayor Michael Nutter for a cleanup on April 5.
2.3 billion dollar budget being looked at by the Philadelphia School District. That includes a $181 million deficit.
2 persons charged in a fatal crash in Royersford, Montgomery County, that took the life of a 16-year-old passenger. The 19-year-old driver was charged, as was a 22-year-old woman nailed for providing the group with beer.
1 dollar, the price of bus service from Philadelphia to New York being touted by Megabus.com. Not all the seats are that cheap, and there is a 50-cent service charge. No seats will be more than $14 each way.
2 hour delays that snagged service on SEPTA and Amtrak lines yesterday because of electric problems.
22 age of Rutgers student and mother who was found beaten and stabbed in her off-campus apartment in Camden County.
6 weeks, how long it will take SEPTA to make permanent repairs for the damaged support beam that forced I-95 to be shut down several days last week. The repair job is not expected to interfere with traffic.
2 elderly Delaware residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s who were found safe and sound in the parking lot of a hospital in Elkins Park.
400 dollar stimulus for lower-income Pennsylvanians that is being scrapped by Gov. Ed Rendell. He doesn’t have the votes to get it passed.
18,620 fans who packed the Wachovia Center last night to see the red-hot Sixers blow away the Bucks, 121-99.
2 games over .500 for the Sixers, who have now won 19 of their last 24 games, and 12 of their last 13 at home. Just amazing.
2 hits and no runs surrendered over 5 innings for Phils starter Brett Myers. He looks every bit the ace of the staff.
5 as in fifth starter. Look for Adam Eaton to be officially annointed today as the final peg in the rotation for the Phils. And don’t we all feel great about that?
2 members of the state champion Chester Clippers on the All-Delco basketball team. Kudos to Nasir Robinson and Player of the Year Karon Burton.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
4 days -- and counting -- until opening day at Citizens Bank Park. Brett Myers actually said this yesterday. He believes the Phils pitching rotation is the best in the National League. Hey, maybe he knows something we don’t.
I Don’t Get It: New Jersey wants to slap stickers on the cars of young drivers. No word yet on whether they will do the same for senior citizens. I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: Anyone else have $40 million lying around the house? You have to admire the huge donations made to Williamson School of Free Trade. Kudos to Henry and Lee Rowan, and Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest.
Quote Box: “I believe we’re going to make it through the weekend. I really do.”
-- Villanova junior Christopher Bellotti, at the rally to see the team off for their Sweet 16 games in the NCAA tourney yesterday.