Monday, July 21, 2008

The Daily Numbers -- July 21

The Daily Numbers: 7 shootings, 9 people wounded and 1 dead. That’s the weekend toll on the streets of Philadelphia.

14 times, what one person was shot as he sat in a parked car in the city’s Parkside neighborhood. He died of his injuries.

1 person stabbed to death after a domestic argument in Upper Darby.

6 straight days with temperatures in the 90s in our current heat wave. We are expected to make it 7 in a row on Tuesday. Maybe it’s the heat that’s causing so much violence.

2 teens injured when their jet skis collided in the water near Cap May, N.J..

12 foot-high bronze statue of a race horse that was stolen from the entrance to the former Garden State Park. It was recovered by police.

3 Mongtomery County towns where residents are being asked to boil their water before use. They are Norristown, East Norriton and Plymouth Township.

100 years of law enforcement being celebrated by the FBI. The Philly office is holding public tours of their HQ at the federal building at 600 Arch Street Tuesday.

17 age of male teen who drowned in a lake off the Delaware River in Carneys Point, N.J.

15 dollar dip in the price of a barrel of crude oil. It’s now below $130 a barrel after starting the week at $145 a barrel.

4.11 a gallon for regular, that’s the average price in the Philly region. I actually saw some stations over the weekend where prices have dipped under the $4 mark.

53 wins and 46 losses for both the Phillies and Mets. They’re dead even atop the NL East. They play 3 games starting Tuesday night in New York.

2 runs and 4 hits given up by Cole Hamels yesterday against the Marlins. Wasn’t enough as the anemic Phils fell in 11 innings.

1 as in Day 1 for Eagles training camp, with rookies and some invited veterans reporting to Lehigh.

4 year deal for wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who signed with the Eagles Sunday.

1 player still not under contract as camp begins. That would be top pick defensive lineman Trevor Laws.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
The fightin’ Phils are looking to be just that. This team can go one of two ways at this point. They can either come completely unglued or rally to defend their NL East title.
I Don’t Get It: It’s the middle of July. And we’re having temperatures in the 90s. That does not strike me as news, despite what they say on TV.

Today’s Upper: You can almost understand what drove a group of family members to seek their own kind of justice against the man charged with the murder of their loved one. Almost. Not doing so is what separates us from the Wild, Wild, West.

Quote Box: “There’s no doubt in my mind that the crowd of family, friends, probably would have killed this guy.”

-- Upper Darby top cop Mike Chitwood, talking about an instance when family members pummeled a man suspected of killing their loved one.


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