Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Daily Numbers - May 20

The Daily Numbers: 7 percent of voters who bothered to make it to the polls for yesterday’s municipal primary in Delco.
21,523 votes for incumbent County Councilman Jack Whelan, the county’s top vote-getter.
9,440 votes for Republican challenger Barbara Murray, who trailed Whelan and Mario Civera in the GOP council race.
8,630 votes for Democrat Nancy Rhoads Koons in the Dem primary for a seat on the county bench. That means she will face Linda Cartisano in the fall. Both candidates cross-filed. Cartisano failed to the win the Dem nomination as well.
337 votes for Mayor Helen Thomas in Darby Borough to beat back a challenge from former Mayor Paula Brown. The ex-mayor now says she’ll run in November as a Republican.
3 bullets fired through a door in Upper Darby. Two of them struck the woman who had answered the door. She’s in stable condition.
5 Democrats seeking the nomination for D.A. in Philadelphia. Seth Williams emerged the victor.
300,000 dollars believed pocketed in a scam a man ran in which he faked autographs of famous authors on books and then hawked them on eBay.
1.5 million dollars in pot discovered by police during a burglary call for a home in Olney. They also uncovered a cache of automatic weapons.
2 incumbent GOP officials, clerk of courts and treasurer, who lost primary races in Chester County.
47 percent decline in revenue reported by home builder Toll Brothers in second quarter. They sold 648 homes totaling $398 million.
9.3 increase in customer satisfaction ratings shown by cable giant Comcast.
1, as in No. 1, ranking for the beach in Ocean City as the best beach in New Jersey.
25 percent cut in price of fares by Amtrak for its routes in the Northeast this summer.
5 people missing after Navy helicopter went down in the ocean off San Diego.
6 strong innings and 7 strikeouts for Cole Hamels last night as the Phils topped the Reds.
117 pitches for Hamels, a season high. He evened his record at 2-2.
4 wins and 0 losses for Hamels over his careeer pitching in Cincinnati.
186th career homer for Ryan Howard, moving him past Johnny Callison on the all-time Phils list. That’s No. 9 on the year for Howard.
2 more coaches on the list of candidates for the Sixers. They have talked to assistant Dwane Casey of Dallas and Kurt Rambis of the Lakers.
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Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.We won’t have Chan Ho Park to kick around anymore. At least not in the starting rotation. Charlie Manuel gave Park the heave-ho to the bullpen.
J.A. Happ moves into the rotation. An even more ticklish situation may unwind tonight, when struggling Jamie Moyer takes the mound. He needs a good outing.
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I Don’t Get It: A student at a Berks County school put a knife to the throat of two classmates. He’s in fifth grade. I don’t get it.
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Today’s Upper: Kudos to Nancy Rhoads Koons, who won the Democratic Primary for a seat on the county bench. That means there will be a race come November. Both she and Linda Cartisano had cross-filed, in effect trying to wrap up the election by winning on both tickets. Didn’t happen.
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Quote Box: “Most people feel it doesn’t matter. But this matters more.”
-- Aston resident Chad Small, one of the few who made it to the polls to cast his vote yesterday.

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