Monday, June 23, 2008

The Daily Numbers -- June 23

The Daily Numbers: 11 units of the Meetinghouse Apartments in Upper Chichester evacuated after a fire Sunday morning. A man was later found dead inside his apartment.

19 age of man hospitalized after a weekend shooting in Darby Township.

2 dead and 3 injured after another violent weekend in Philadelphia.

2 age of child police say was beaten by her father, 38, with a plastic long-stem rose in Upper Darby. He’s charged with simple assault and endangerment of a child.

12 miles of the Schuylkill Expressway that will have overnight lane closures during a $12 million repaving project.

186,000 vehicles that use the stretch of the Schuylkill from the Pennsylvania Turnpike to City Line Avenue every day.

71 age of legendary comedian George Carlin, who died Sunday. He was the first of the new wave of counter-culture comedy acts.

4 people killed in 2 different crashes of small planes in South Jersey over the weekend.

200 residents of an apartment complex in the Logan section of Philadelphia out of their homes after authorities found a host of unsafe conditions at the complex.


11 feet, the height of the letters Unisys wants to hang on the side of a downtown Philadelphia building to herald its move into Center City.

1.4 billion fewer miles logged by drivers in the U.S. in April 2008, as opposed to April 2007, according to AAA.

4.15 a gallon, what we’re paying for gas in the Philly area. This time last year it was $3.01 a gallon.


5 straight losses for the Phils, who fell again to the Angels Sunday, 3-2.


1 game lead the Phils are clinging to in the National League East, despite winning just 3 of their last 12 games.

6 hits for the struggling Phils lineup, although Chase Utley did snap his 0-fer with a double.

7 wins and 5 losses for staff ace Cole Hamels, who made just a couple of mistakes, enough to get him beat.

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Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Look on the bright side. The Phils got swept by a team managed by Morton native and Springfield High star Mike Scioscia.
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I Don’t Get It: The downward spiral of Jevon Kearse’s career continues. After being released following an injury-plagued and generally disappointing stint with the Eagles, the defensive lineman was picked up for DUI in Tennessee over the weekend.

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Today’s Upper: There’s no getting around summer and highway construction projects, as drivers who use the Schuylkill Expressway are about to find out. PennDOT is about to resurface the section from the Pennsylvania Turnpike to City Line Avenue The good news? Most of the work will be done overnight.


Quote Box: “I feel like the women let us visit their lives for a reason, to help cultivate what will make them stronger.”

-- Karen Hollis, winner of the Agency Award presented by Women’s Way for her work with abused women.

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