The Daily Numbers -- June 30
3.8 percent increase in state spending over last year’s fiscal plan.
550 million dollars in one-time funds that will be used to fill a hole in state revenues.
350 million dolalrs that will be earmarked to fix about 400 of the state’s most dangerous bridges.
32.8 billion dollar spending plan that will be signed by New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine this afternoon.
133 dollar tax hike looming in the Penn-Delco School District after board members OK’d a $48.8 million spending plan.
16 year difference between Ralph Archbold, who plays Ben Franklin, and Linda Wilde of Nether Providence, who does the same for Betsy Ross. They will tie the knot in real life on Thursday night.
9 hours locked in a mini-van on a Philadelphia street for a little girl whose family was visiting relatives on the 4200 block of Derrien Street.
4:30 a.m., when flames were discovered at the Sweetwater Casino Restaurant & Bar, in Hammonton, N.J. It appears to be a total loss.
9 out of 10 people in a new nationwide poll who say they are being affected by rising gasoline prices. Wonder who that 10th person is?
2 people slain on the streets of Philadelphia over the weekend.
2 people in custody after gunshots rang out in the parking lot of the Haverford Train Station Friday night. One man was wounded.
5 employees of a Boston Chicken outlet in Philadelphia who were herded into a freezer during a robbery early this morning.
6 series in a row that the Phils have lost. They dropped the rubber match of their contest with the Rangers in Texas Sunday.
4 wins and 11 losses for the Phils in this year’s interleague play. Not good.
1 game lead over the Marlins, what the Phils are clinging to as they head into Atlanta for a series with the Braves.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
For a place that will soon call a Major League Soccer franchise home, there didn’t see to be all that much buzz locally over the European soccer championship Sunday. Or did I just miss it?
I Don’t Get It: After the tragedy in Marple, it’s hard to believe authorities in Philadelphia could come upon still another child screaming hysterically after being accidentally left in the back of a hot mini-van. I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: State workers can breathe a sigh of relief this morning. The budget accord in Harrisburg makes it very unlikely that state employees will be furloughed, even if the spending plan is nor formally approved by tonight’s deadline.
Quote Box: “Betsy Ross would be 246 years old now and Ben would be 302 and if I can get another 30 years out of him, that would be good.”
-- Linda Wilde of Nether Providence, who portrays Betsy Ross, on her soon-to-be husband, Ralph Archbold, who portrays Ben Franklin.