Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Daily Numbers - Dec. 17

The Daily Numbers: 2 suspects collared after leading police on a wild chase on I-95.
1 pound of pot police believe the suspects threw out of their vehicle during the chase.
1.89 million dollar budget adopted by Lower Chichester officials that will hold the line on taxes.
5.4 percent tax hike looming for residents in Marple. For the typical home owner, it will mean kicking in another $28 to the township coffers.
300,000 dollars, the cap the city of Philadelphia wants to put on costs associated with the annual New Year’s Day Mummers Parade. The two sides remain at an impasse, and the parade is in jeopardy.
108 years, how long the Comics, Fancies, and String Bands have been strutting up Broad Street, since 1901.
5 suspects whose fate is now being mulled by a jury on charges tied to an alleged plot to kill soldiers at Fort Dox.
40 burglaries in Montgomery County that are believed to be the work of one man, from Harleysville.
2 nurses’ aides in Philadelphia facing charges they ripped off residents at the Veterans Nursing Home where they worked.
12 pounds of marijuana seized by agents at Philadelphia International Airport.
17,700 people who have had their heat shut off heading into the winter season, according to the state Public Utilities Commission.
5.5 percent dip in Apple stock after the electronics giant’s boss, Steve Jobs, indicated he would not deliver a key speech at the annual Macworld Expo.
5 straight wins for the Flyers, who buried the Avalanche last night, 5-2.
3 year extension for Penn State football legend Joe Paterno. He’ll be 85 when the deal expires.
31 million dollar, 3 year contract for new Phils left-fielder Raul Ibanez, who will take Pat Burrell’s spot in the lineup.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
It’s this simple, Eagles fans. The Birds need to win both of their remaining games, against the Redskins and Cowboys, and either the Bucs or Falcons must lose a game. Other than that, they aren’t going to the playoffs.
I Don’t Get It: A 3-year-old in Easton is at the center of a dispute between his parents and a local supermarket. They’re ticked that they will not display their child’s name on a birthday cake. And the moniker? Adolf Hitler Campbell. Nice.
Today’s Upper: We have one more weekend to slog through before we hit the holidays. If you’re finished your shopping, raise your hand. Thought so. See you at the mall this weekend. Consider it our part in stimulating the economy.

Quote Box: “You pick up a brochure for the city of Philadelphia and you’re going to find a picture of a Mummer on it.”
-- George Badey, the attorney representing the Mummers in their budget discussions with the city in hopes of salvaging this year’s strut.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Pro sports teams should kick in the money for the Mummers, look at what the tax paying fans have done for them.
jp, glen mills

December 17, 2008 at 12:57 PM 

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