Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Daily Numbers -- July 22

The Daily Numbers: 537 times in 146 days, how many times the feds allege TV anchorman Larry Mendte hacked into Alycia Lane’s e-mail account.

1 felony count of accessing e-mail without authorization lodged against Mendte.

2 days, how long a man police say was trying to break into a business in Chester Township hung in the window after he slipped and broke his neck. The man suffered fatal injuries.

130 union members who staff the county’s Children and Youth Services who will vote on a new contract offer from the county. The two sides are trying to avoid a walkout.

6 straight days in which the temperature has hit 90 degrees. We should make it a week with No. 7 today.

1 dollar increase being proposed for tolls on the Delaware River bridges, including the Commodore Barry. The first of 2 public hearings on the rate hikes, which would see the toll go to $4 bucks in September and eventually to $5 in 2010, is tonight.

550,000 dollar fine lodged against CBS in the now infamous Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” from the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that was tossed out yesterday.

8 trolley passengers sickened when smoke filled several cars during a fire in a tunnel in West Philly yesterday.

1,251 people who have been sickened in the latest tainted food salmonella outbreak. Fed probers now believe it is linked to a specific jalapeno pepper.

1 teen being charged in the fatal shooting of an African immigrant during a robbery of his store in Philly last week.

50 shots fired between police and a suspect during a confrontation with a murder suspect in Philadelphia yesterday. The suspect was wounded; no police were injured.

1 bullet that struck a young mother in the head when she was caught in the crossfire of a gun battle in Wilmington, Del., yesterday. She died of her injuries.

4 gunshots suffered by a man who was reffing a basketball game on the courts at 33rd and Diamond in Philadelphia yesterday. He was treated at a local hospital.

61 percent increase in number of calls from people who have run out of gas being reported by the Allstate Motor Club.

4 cent dip in price of gas over weekend. Average price of regular in Philly region is now $4.10.

10 minutes, about what it took the Eagles to sell 12,000 standing-room-only tickets to this year’s regular season games.

3 games between the Phillies and Mets, starting tonight at Shea Stadium. The teams are dead even atop the NL East.

4.96 ERA of new Phillies starter Joe Blanton, who takes the mound for the first time tonight in the series opener.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Football season can wait. Call me if there’s a serious injury at Eagles camp. Or if Brian Westbrook decides to hold out. Right now this is a baseball town. Bring on the Mets.
I Don’t Get It: Larry Mendte. All together now. What was he thinking about?

Today’s Upper: Don’t like the idea of paying higher tolls to use the Commodore Barry Bridge? You can tell the DRPA what you think about it at two public hearings on the rate hike request, tonight at the Rutgers-Camden campus and tomorrow night at the Philly Cruise Terminal, 5100 S. Broad St.

Quote Box: “The mere accessing and reading of privileged information is criminal. This case, however, went well beyond just reading someone’s e-mail.”

-- Acting U.S. Attorney Laurie Magid, in announcing charges against TV news anchor Larry Mendte.


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