Friday, July 18, 2008

The Daily Numbers -- July 18

The Daily Numbers: 221 pounds of pot seized in a raid in Folcroft. It has a street value of $440,000.

6,500 dollars worth of weed nabbed in another raid, this one in Upper Darby, where 3 to 5 pounds were seized.

96 degrees, our expected high this afternoon. We’re under an excessive heat warning.

104 the real-feel temperature of how it will feel out there.

4 more days with temperatures in the 90s, as the heat wave is expected to drag on through Tuesday.

30 Middletown residents tabbed to take part in what is called a “charrette,” a panel discussion targeting the proposed development of the old Franklin Mint site on Baltimore Pike.

181 dollars more, what it will cost students to attend West Chester, Cheyney or one of the other state universities. A 3.5 percent hike was approved yesterday.

3.7 percent tax hike included in the final budget adopted by the Marple Newtown School Board.

15 weekends in jail for a Havertown man who was charged with DUI while riding his bicycle in Montgomery County.

3 men captured on video being beaten after their arrest by Philadelphia police who were held for trial yesterday. Their families are irate, insisting the police have the wrong men.

7 out of 10 people who responded to a poll by AAA who said they are cutting down on spending in other areas to pay for gasoline.

182 single-engine planes being put up for sale by Pennsylvania state police.


51 age of Australian biking coach who is being charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl in Northampton County.

17 million dollars being poured into a rejuvenation project for the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philly.

10 summary counts of animal cruelty and 3 misdemeanors being lodged against an Amish farmer in Chester County because of conditions in the dog kennel he runs there.


5 newstands lifted right off the street in Philly. A man has been acquitted of all charges that he stole them.

5 wins and 12 losses this year for Joe Blanton with the A’s. The Phils acquired the right-handed pitcher for 3 prospects.

4.96 ERA for Blanton, who will take Adam Eaton’s spot in the rotation.


0 game lead in the NL East for the Phils. They’re now tied with the Mets. The Marlins are 1.5 games back.

10 straight wins for the Mets, who won again last night in their return from the All-Star break.

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Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Joe Blaton will never be confused with Nolan Ryan. But he’s an upgrade for the Phils’ pitching staff. Anything to get Adam Eaton out of the starting rotation.
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I Don’t Get It: Lots of people are no doubt sleepy this morning because they just had to be first in line to catch the midnight showings of the new Batman flick last night. Including my son. I don’t get it.

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Today’s Upper: Very nice gesture by someone who showed up at Pam Jones’ Ridley home with a new puppy to replace the one she lost, allegedly at the hands of her sword-wielding husband.

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Quote Box: “He told he me hear heard about my story and he asked me if I wanted to have her.”

-- Pam Jones on the anonymous stranger who delivered the new pooch to her home.

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