The Daily Numbers -- August 27
2 Wawa holdups in Ridley and Claymont, Del., in a span of about 4 hours. Police believe the same man hit both convenience stores.
11 age of suspect in burglary at the Suburban Armory in Collingdale in which a cache of guns was stolen. He’s now been released on home monitoring.
3.6 billion dollar contract awarded to Boeing’s Ridley plant to build 181 CH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Army.
19 Delco towns that have been targeted for intense spraying in a battle against mosquitoes and West Nile Virus. Residents in Radnor are balking at the aerial spraying.
3 times sections of the beach in Avalon, N.J., have been closed this week because of medical waste washing up on the sand.
3 flights from Philadelphia International being cut by Southwest Airlines this winter. They are to Chicago and Tampa.
1 as in No. 1, where we rank when it comes to tipping, according to a new Zagat survey.
50 percent of the King of Prussia Mall that is being put up for sale by its owner.
8 age of boy found hanged to death in his home in Trenton, N.J..
53 million dollars paid for 39 Wachovia Bank branches in the region by American Realty Corp.
3 percent hike in home prices in the region, bucking the national trend. The president of the Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors says it now takes an average of 72 days for a home to sell in this region.
7 point lead for Barack Obama over John McCain in a new poll of Pennsylvania voters done by Quinnipiac University.
0 change in the average price of gasoline overnight, according to AAA. Average price stands at $3.62.
450,000 residents in the region who say they will travel 50 miles or more on the Labor Day weekend. That’s down 1 percent from last year.
13 innings and 5 hours, and worth every second, as the Phils came from behind to beat the Mets last night.
4 hits for Chris Coste, including the game-winner, even though he did not enter the game until the eighth inning.
5 hits for Jimmy Rollins, as he continues to turn his season around.
2 Phillies pitchers who were used as pinch-hitters by Charlie Manuel.
.5 game lead for the Phils, as they leap-frogged the Mets to take over the top spot in the NL East.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Call it karma, but this is the game we likely will remember if the Phils hold on to win the National League East. Unbelievable.
I Don’t Get It: What would possess someone to throw a brick at a car amid busy traffic on I-95? Or for that matter chase and confront a teen driver with a knife? Police are investigating both instances. Hey, be careful out there.
Today’s Upper: We’re No. 1, and not just the Phillies. The folks at the Zagat survey that keeps tabs on the restaurant biz say the Philadelphia region is home to the best tippers.
Quote Box: “The only people I hear talking about a divide are reorters asking for a comment on a divide.”
-- Delco native Gerald Lawrence, a delegate at the Democratic National Convention.