The Daily Numbers -- June 17

The Daily Numbers: 25,000 dollars bail for a Ridley man who is in hot water again. This time Nickelous Dellapolla is charged with stalking a police officer.

2 more charges, for perjury and state tax evasion, filed against a former Ridley School District employee in the case in which his wife has already pleaded guilty, for ripping off more than $500,000 from the district and blowing it in casinos.
500 dollar reward being posted in Marple Township for information on who is responsible for the graffiti that marred Veterans Memorial Park.

2 cent spike in gas prices over the weekend. We’re now paying an average of $4.15, while diesel is going for $5.01 a gallon.

6 shootings overnight as violence continues to spin out of control on the streets of Philadelphia. Two of those shootings resulted in fatalities. This comes after a weekend in which 6 people were killed.

2 month-old baby who had been missing for 2 days found safe and sound in Philadelphia.

12 miles of the Schuylkill Expressway in Montgomery County from City Line to Route 202 that is going to be resurfaced. Most of the work will over done overnight and on weekends.

24 not guilty pleas entered yesterday in connection with a $60 million illegal sports gambling ring that was operating out of a room at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City.

240 million dollars in a tax-cutting package OK’d by state senators yesterday.

2,000 relief workers dispatched by the American Red Cross to flood-devastated areas of Iowa. So far the relief effort has cost $15 million.

25,000 state workers who again could face furloughs as the Legislature pushes budget talks toward a June 30 deadline.

2 home runs and a triple for Ryan Howard to lead the Phils to a 8-2 win over the Red Sox last night.

7 strong innings for Cole Hamels to pick up his 7th win.

45,026 jammed into Citizens Bank Park last night for Game 1 of this much-anticipated series.

19 holes on Monday, how long it took Tiger Woods to subdue Rocco Mediate in a playoff in the U.S. Open golf championship.

14 major titles for Woods, as he stalks the mark of 18 set by the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
So the Phillies hit two triples last night in beating the Red Sox. What are the odds of those feats being performed by Pat Burrell and Ryan Howard, neither of whom are exactly known as speedsters?
I Don’t Get It: An aspiring teacher who moved to Philadelphia to chase his dream was shot and killed as he walked home after working the late shift at a local Starbucks, where he was working to make ends meet. Police say he may have been slain for his iPod. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Someone else is finally getting ticked off about gas prices. Pa. Sen. Bob Casey says he wants a probe into possible gouging. It’s about time.

Quote Box: “He said the IED went off right under the gas pedal.”

-- Erich Sondermann of Drexel Hill, talking about the blast that injured his son, who is serving in Afghanistan.