Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Daily Numbers -- June 26

The Daily Numbers: 1.4 million dollars that the NBA wants disgraced former ref Tim Donaghy, a Delco native, to pay in restitution.

2 people, a father and his 16-year-old son, charged in Upper Darby with threatening to kill two people at knifepoint after a neighborhood altercation.

43 years on the job at SEPTA for Collingdale resident Allen Sims, who was honored along with 173 other workers who are hanging up their uniforms after long careers with the transit giant.

3.39 percent tax hike in the William Penn school budget, although residents likely will see their bills go down because of the state’s homestead relief program.

100,000 dollars in “fluff” that board member Diane Leahan of Darby Borough recommended be cut out of the spending plan.

1 in 6 Pennsylvania residents who have taken advantage of the new gambling laws in the state to play our new-fangled slot machines, according to a new study.

7 Delco residents who face charges in a $2.5 million dollar sports betting ring based in Philadelphia.

2 soldiers from New Jersey, including a decorated state trooper, killed in action in Iraq this week.

3 more Wawa stores in the region where it has been discovered that con men using “skimmers” are stealing customer info of those who use credit cards at the gas pumps.


57,000 pounds of chicken, and 2 tractor-trailers, recovered that had been stolen from the Delaware Food Bank, which helps feed needy residents. Authorities believe most of the chicken is still edible.

3 more cases of salmonella poisoning discovered in New Jersey tied to tainted tomatoes.

17 to 12, margin by which a state House committee approved a measure that would put new restrictions on state dog kennels and breeders.


24 hours a day, what the beach at Ocean City, N.J., would be open for if a proposal is approved tonight. Right now the pubic is barred from the beach 10 p.m.-6 a.m.


4,716 motorcyclists involved in crashes last year. Of those, 57 percent were wearing helmets.

4 hits for Chase Utley last night as he went 4-for-5 to lead the Phils.

6 game losing skid that the Phils snapped with their 4-0 win over the A’s.

8 shutout innings for Kyle Kendrick to get the win. It’s his longest outing as a pro.

16 where the Sixers will pick in the first round of tonight’s NBA Draft.

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Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Charlie Manuel simply continues to push the right buttons with this Phils’ club. The team needed a shakeup, and Manuel gave them one, seriously juggling his lineup. That, plus a superb start from Kyle Kendrick, snapped the Phils out of their funk.
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I Don’t Get It: I still can’t believe someone would get on a motorcycle, head out onto the open road, and do so without a helmet. Hell, I’m loathe to even get on a bike without a helmet.

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Today’s Upper: Kudos to the lifeguards at the Nile Swim Club in Yeadon, whose quick action saved a youth who was having some difficulty in the pool.


Quote Box: “It has truly been a unique experience for me, with all the people who have passed through our doors.”

-- Dolores Freeman, talking about her Freeman Cultural Arts Gallery in Chester, which will close its doors permanently next week.

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