Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Daily Numbers -- June 19

The Daily Numbers: 375 days in jail and an additional 4 years of supervision for Herbert Ackley, husband of the woman who swindled Ridley School District out of $500,000, which she blew at several casinos. Police charged him in connection with the scam.

128,223 dollars in restitution that will be paid by Herbert Ackley, who also is giving up his pension as a Ridley School District employee.

19 drivers nailed on DUI charges during a recent police checkpoint held in Brookhaven.

16 age of girl police say was raped by a 19-year-old who apparently lured her to a bogus job interview.

52 to 40 advantage for Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. John McCain in a new Quinnipiac College Poll of Pennsylvania voters.

4 people in Pennsylvania now part of 383 salmonella cases linked to tainted tomatoes. The Pa. cases are in Bucks, Lancaster, Butler and Warren counties.

10,000 dollar reward now being offered for information in the killing of an aspiring teacher in Philadelphia. Beau Zabel had just arrived in the city to follow his dream of being an educator.

400 million dollars sliced from the state budget wanted by Gov. Ed Rendell by Republicans in the Senate.

118 million dollars of that will come from Rendell’s ambitious boost in education spending.


12 billion dollar plan to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike to a private entity that is being shot down in Harrisburg.

2,500 dollars to help pay closing costs included in a state rep’s plan to help struggling homeowners move from adjustable-rate mortgages to fixed rates.

2.75 million dollars in grants handed out to a series of non-profits by the Philadelphia Foundation.


200,000 square feet of convention space coming to Montgomery County with the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks. It will fill the void created by the closing of the Fort Washington Expo Center.


17 threatening message allegedly made by a Bucks County teacher against her own elementary school. She plans to fight the charges.

6 schools in Philadelphia that will be removed from private control by the School Reform Commission.

4 hits for the reviled J.D. Drew, who led the Red Sox to a 7-4 win over the Phils yesterday.

2 of 3 games at Citizens Bank Park taken by the BoSox.

0 for 20 for Chase Utley since last Saturday.

6 runs and 6 hits – including 2 first-inning home runs – surrendered by Phils starter Kyle Kendrick.

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Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Forget about this being a preview of the World Series between the Phillies and Red Sox. With this pitching staff, the Phils will struggle to win the National League, let alone compete in the Fall Classic.
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I Don’t Get It: Why exactly if you already had several run-ins with police would you announce your feelings about law enforcement in a mural painted on your car? I don’t get it.

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Today’s Upper: Let’s hear it for Christiana Mall in Delaware. They’re implementing a plan that mandates the teens in the mall after 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights must be accompanied by a parent.


Quote Box: “It works. It knocks you out. I’ve never been electrocuted. It knocked me down.”

-- Upper Darby top cop Mike Chitwood, after taking one for the team when he had the department’s new Taser gun demonstrated on himself.

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