The Daily Numbers - Dec. 23
5 inches, how deep one of the stab wounds inflicted on Ott penetrated her body, according to police.
14 straight Christmases in jail for H. Beatty Chadwick, who was again denied a furlough to spend the holiday with his family. He’s been in jail on a civil contempt charge longer than any other American.
1,000 jobs added to the local economy by Harrah’s Casino in Chester.
8 bucks, how much a teen got when he pulled a gun on a person on a Chester street over the weekend.
35,775 dollars raised to date in our annual holiday fund drive, the Merry Christmas Fund. We need a big push to hit our goal of $50,000 to help the Salvation Army. We got a huge boost yesterday when more than $6,000 flowed into the fund.
5 Muslim suspects convicted of conspiracy in a plot to kill soldiers at Fort Dix. They were acquitted of the more serious charges of attempted murder, but they still could face life in prison.
1 person killed in a crash last night on Route 252 in Newtown Square.
6 years old, that would be the murder of Jennifer Whipkey in South Jersey. Police made an arrest in the cold case yesterday.
10,000 dollar reward now being posted for the return for a cache of weapons believed worth $200,000 from a truck in the parking lot of an eatery in King of Prussia.
28, age of suspect charged in Delaware in a fatal hit-and-run that took the life of an emergency technician who was offering assistance at the scene of a motorcycle accident.
7 robberies believed to be the work of 3 armed suspects in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
3 violent home invasions, including an attack on a Penn student, believed to be the work of the same person.
1 person in critical condition after flames roared through her apartment in South Philly early this morning.
66 percent of home buyers who now report it’s a “good time” to buy in the Philadelphia area market, according to a study by Prudential Fox & Roach.
24 hours, how long the Forman Mills store on Aramingo Avenue in Philly will stay open on Tuesday, with a percentage of sales going to help the Mummers.
2 cent decline in the price we’re paying at the pump. Average cost of gas in the Philly area now stands at $1.74.
39.91, what a barrel of crude oil is now going for, that’s down another 6 percent.
70 years of producing cars for Toyota. They posted their first loss ever yesterday.
1 foot short of the end zone for Reggie Brown, after he gathered in that 17-yard strike from Donovan McNabb as time expired.
4:15 starting time for the Birds vs. Cowboys Sunday at the Linc. The game was changed from 1 for TV. By then it is likely the Eagles will already know if their slim playoff hopes have expired.
18, as in No. 18. That would be Villanova, which struggled a bit before sinking Navy last night, 78-68.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Anyone catch any of the Bears game last night? They played just like the Eagles – for three quarters. Then they woke up and played with the kind of urgency the Eagles never showed on Sunday.
I Don’t Get It: How can people show the kind of cold, callous, brutal actions that took the lives of Hoa Pham and Marie Ott? It’s scary what people are capable of.
Today’s Upper: Kudos to all who are coming up big for the Salvation Army through our Merry Christmas Fund. Yesterday more than $6,000 poured in, raising the total to more than $35,000. We still have a way to go to hit our goal of $50,000.
Quote Box: “I had to be here. He destroyed two families’ lives. None of us will ever get over it.”
-- Joseph Elia, son of murder victim Marie Ott, on why he was in court yesterday as the man charged in her killing was brought to justice.