Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Daily Numbers -- July 17

The Daily Numbers: 33 buildings in a sprawling Ridley Township apartment complex where residents are being evicted because their landlord has not fixed ongoing problems.

280.5 million dollars, value of deal to build helicopters that will see Boeing team with the Italian giant Finmecannica and their subsidiary, AgustaWestland.

25 accidents in Haverford Township tied to deer on the roads. The township is again contemplating a hunt to thin the hered.

30 days in the slammer for a Havertown man on a driving under the influence charged in Montgomery County. He was on a bicycle at the time.

3 age of girl missing and believed abducted by her mother’s boyfriend after a domestic incident in North Philadelphia.

1 person killed and five others seriously injured in what is now being termed a case of road rage taken to the extreme on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia. A man is charged with repeatedly slamming his car into another, leading to the fiery crash.

9 lawmakers calling for a special session on ethics in Harrisburg in the fallout from the latest capital controversy.

50 year-old wedding ring that was found in the sands of the Jersey shore by a crabber. Now they’re looking to return the ring to its rightful owner. The date inside indicates the person was married June 1, 1958. It’s inscribed with “EPH to MH.”


2 newlyweds from Chester County who face jail time after entering pleas in a series of car break-ins, some of which occurred in Delaware County. The duo are believed to have enlisted some kids in Marple in their heists.

17 years ago, that’s the last time consumer prices shot up by as much as they did in June. The consumer price index was up 1.1 percent.

1 female CEO in the history of Sunoco. That would be Lynn Laverty Elsenhans, who was named Wednesday to replace John Drosdick, who is retiring.


276 point surge for stocks yesterday, apparently boosted by an unexpected drop in oil prices.

4.15 a gallon, what we’re still paying for gas. Funny how long it takes for the price to come down, as opposed to when it’s headed the other way.

4 years left on his deal for Lito Sheppard, the unhappy Eagles cornerback who hired Drew Rosenhaus to represent him.


3 games with the Marlins in South Florida starting Friday night as the Phils kick off the second half of the season.

.5 game lead for the Phils over the Mets, 1.5 over the Marlins. The Phils head to the Big Apple for three starting Monday night.

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Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Someone please tell me Brett Myers is ready to return to the Phillies starting rotation as the stud he was supposed to be when he was tabbed to pitch the season opener. Myers may be on the Hill Wednesday night in the Big Apple.
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I Don’t Get It: Anyone else notice how the talk of reform in Harrisburg always comes on the heels of the latest scandal. And how fast business usually returns to normal once the ink on the headlines fades.

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Today’s Upper: The people of Collingdale are showing how to respond to mindless racial vandalism, by rallying around the Bailey family, who saw their cars damaged by vandals. Well done.

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Quote Box: “Most practical at this time would be lethal removal of deer.”

-- Report from the Natural Lands Trust in recommending a hunt to thin deer herd on the former Haverford State Hospital property.

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