The Daily Numbers -- May 30
3 year deal for teachers at Archdiocese of Philadelphia high schools. They’ll get about a 12 percent pay hike over the deal, but also will pay more for health care.
20,000 students in 20 archdiocesan high schools, including 4 in Delaware County.
42,000 dollars a year, average salary for archdiocesan high school teacher with master’s degree and 12 years of experience.
2.6 billion dollars, the increase Gov. Ed Rendell is pushing for state education. He was at Ridley High yesterday to make his point.
230 bucks ripped off from a Harrah’s customer who was stricken while at one of the cashing-out machines. Nice, huh?
2 cent increase in the cost of gasoline in the 5-county area overnight. We’re now officially over the $4-a-gallon mark.
4.01 a gallon, another all-time record.
4.99 a gallon, what it costs truckers for diesel fuel.
10 cent increase in the cost of gasoline in just the past week. Yep, the summer driving season is here.
218 gas stations in the Philly region now selling gas for at least $4 a gallon. Yesterday it was 139.
27 where the Philadelphia ranks in terms of its carbon footprint, according to the Brookings Institution.
800 more economy parking spaces being planned for Philadelphia International Airport.
100,000 dollars believed bilked from a series of wealthy women by a homeless Montgomery County man who met them on the Internet and conned them into believing he was a Grammy Award-winning music mogul.
20 percent hike in rates for natural gas customers of Peco Energy Co., starting today. The average bill likely will go up $5.89 a month.
5 people indicted in Trenton for illegally selling guns that were bought in Pennsylvania.
600,000 dollars in illegal profits the feds are saying was the booty of a Malvern woman and her father in an insider trading deal.
3 games pitting the first-place Marlins and second place Phils, starting tonight at Citizens Bank Park.
.5 games back, where the Phils stand going into this crucial early series.
7 to 5 win for Sun Valley, as they captured the District 1 AAA baseball title by besting Marple Newtown.
3 overtimes, what it took to settle last night’s Hero Bowl game. The West stars finally posted a 35-29 win over their East counterparts.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Anyone else think tonight would be a perfect time for Brett Myers to make a statement that he is going to be the stud the Phils desperately need him to be at the top of their starting rotation?
I Don’t Get It: How exactly can you watch a person ahead of you at a casino cash machine become stricken and pass out, then casually help yourself to their winnings. Unreal.
Today’s Upper: The new boss of the Philadelphia school system got a rude introduction at the office this week. Arlene Ackerman says she heard a worker dealing with a citizen offer the old “that’s not my job” explanation. Ackerman says that attitude is at the top of her list of things to change.
Quote Box: “For the first time in decades, you will have a declining need for an increase in property taxes.”
-- Gov. Ed Rendell, pitching his education funding plan at Ridley High School yesterday.