The Daily Numbers - March 25
1, as in No. 1, which would apply to both the Saint Katharine Drexel CYO team, as well as the Neumann College ice hockey team. Both held celebrations at their schools yesterday.
468 counts of computer spying on which a brother and sister of a slain Middletown man were held for trial yesterday. No charges have been filed in the murder of Arunkumar Ingle.
5,000 dollar grant awarded to the Broomall Fire Co.
2 killed, 4 missing after a fishing boat sank about 65 miles off the coast of Cape May, N.J.
1 Philadelphia police officer injured in another accident involving a cop car yesterday at Seventh and Market streets.
7 incidents in which a man is believed to have preyed on elderly residents in Philadelphia now believed to be the work of a 33-year-old man. The suspect has 23 prior arrests.
2 Delaware state troopers injured and 1 suspect shot after an altercation overnight on Newport Pike.
21, age of Marine from Oxford, Chester County, killed in action in Afghanistan.
400 employees who will be laid off by the Trenton School Board in New Jersey. Almost 200 of them will be teachers.
8.4 percent dip in home sale prices in the Philadelphia region, according to Prudential Fox & Roach. That’s in February 2009 compared to the same month last year.
71 percent of Pennsylvanians who say they are ready for more gun control, according to Franklin & Marshall poll.
73 percent who are in favor of expanding small games of chance.
73 percent who support making it illegal to use handheld cell phone while driving.
52 percent who believe Sen. Arlen Specter is doing a good job.
14 percentage point lead for Pat Toomey, who may challenge Specter in the Republican primary, in a Quinnipiac University poll.
700,000 dollars now raised by former Delco D.A. Pat Meehan, who is mulling a run for governor in 2010.
25 more employees getting laid off by Mack Trucks in Allentown, along with 3 more production shutdowns.
11, age of boy in western Pa. who was held for trial yesterday in the shooting death of his father’s pregnant fiancee.
3 to 23 months in jail for former police officer in Bristol, Bucks County, on charges he intimidated woman into having sex with him.
57 Irish immigrants whose remains are believed to have been found in a mass grave site near Malvern, Chester County, known as Duffy’s Cut.
1 home run for Chase Utley, who went long yesterday for the first time since undergoing hip surgery in the offseason.
3 earned runs off 4 hits over 4 innings for Phillies starter Chan Ho Park, who continues to push for the fifth starter’s job.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Cole Hamels says he “felt great” after throwing for first time yesterday since he got an injection to ease his cranky left elbow. It’s reason for Phillies fans to feel great as well.
I Don’t Get It: Philadelphia is mulling a move to ban driving while talking on a hand-held cell phone. It’s about time.
Today’s Upper: A salute to the Saint Katherine Drexel CYO hoops team, which won a statewide title. Seems to be catchy in these parts.
Quote Box: “I was certainly shocked. I was also concerned for the fire department as far as the fire department’s image.
-- West End Fire Co. Chief Robert Pacana, after the arrest of one of his own in two of the arson fires that have terrorized the city of Coatesville.