The Daily Numbers - March 24
12 employees laid off by the Chester Upland School District.
497 point jump in the Dow yesterday, reaction to plan by feds to take over the “toxic assets” of troubled banks.
1 state title in the history of Penn Wood High basketball. The AAAA champion team was saluted at Monday night’s school board.
2001, the last time one school had both boys and girls state champions, as Archbishop Carroll did this year in taking both AAA hoops crowns. It’s only happened 5 other times.
2 people found dead inside a home in Haverford. Police are describing it as a murder-suicide.
20 percent less being kicked into the Delaware County Intermediate Unit this year by the county’s 15 school districts.
26 million dollars flowing into the county via various PennDOT road projects, all stemming from federal stimulus funds.
12 people charged in three different check-cashing scams busted up by county investigators.
100 million dollars a year, how much a New Jersey politician says the state could rake in by legalizing sports gambling. He’s suing to allow the state to do just that.
2 arson fires in fire-ravaged Coatesville last Friday night that police now believe were the work of a paid city firefighter.
29 arson fires in the Coatesville area since the first of the year.
7 arrests in the series of arsons, but the fires don’t stop.
3 Philadelphia police officers injured when two police cruisers collided at 50th and Haverford yesterday afternoon.
100 years of practicing law at Wolf Block LLP in Philly. The firm announced yesterday it was disbanding.
15 of 20 top AIG execs who now say they will return those controversial bonuses. They were set to receive more than $165 million.
1 million dollar gift to West Chester University from retired Army Brtigadier Gen. Richard D. Merion. A science building will be named in honor of the distinguished alum.
64, age of priest removed from service by the archdiocese of Philadelphia after an allegation of child sexual abuse was substantiated.
11 percent decline in toll revenue in January on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, another sign that we are driving less.
29, age of suspect identified in shooting of security guard in Philadelphia supermarket Sunday afternoon.
2 missing snowmobilers from Pen Argyl, Pa., whose bodies were recovered from a lake in Maine.
27 points for Andre Miller as the Sixers won their 2nd straight road game over the Portland Trailblazers.
40 goals for Jeff Carter, as he scored a key goal last night as the Flyers dumped Martin Brodeus and the Devils.
1 earned run surrendered by J.A. Happ as he continues his push for the fifth spot in the Phils’ starting rotation. Kyle Kendrick is out of the running. He was sent to the minors yesterday.
3 World Series rings for former Phil Curt Schilling, who announced his retirement yesterday.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Don’t look now but the Flyers are starting to look like serious Stanley Cup contenders. The last two nights they have dumped two key rivals, the Penguins and last night the hated Devils and that noted Flyers killer, goalie Martin Brodeur.
I Don’t Get It: A paid city firefighter has been arrested in the latest two arsons to terrorize the city of Coatesville. I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission boss Mitchell Rubin voluntarily took a leave of absence after he was given a target letter in the Fumo probe. Gov. Ed Rendell had other ideas. Rendell yesterday showed his turnpike boss the exit, firing him. Good for Rendell.
Quote Box: “I would love to say that this is the end, but it is not.”
-- Chester County District Attorney Joseph Carroll, after announcing the arrest of a city firefighter in the latest two arson fires in the city.