The Daily Numbers - June 29

The Daily Numbers: 5 Delco school districts that are raising taxes as they move to pass budgets before the end of the month.
2.37 percent millage increase in Garnet Valley.
3.92 percent tax increase in Chichester.
4.1 percent hike in Marple Newtown.
4.37 percent increase in Wiliam Penn.
3.39 percent hike in Penn-Delco.
4 Philly police officers injured in 2 separate traffic incidents. In one a man charged with DUI slammed into 2 officers in an SUV. One of the officers remains in critical condition.
2 people found shot to death execution-style in a new upscale apartment complex in Northern Liberties section of Philly.
3 people killed, 5 hurt in 3 different crashes in New Castle County, Del., over the weekend.
23, age of victim who was shot to death during some kind of confrontation in the parking lot of a shopping center in Newark, Del.
5, age of child believed abducted in Delaware. Police believe the boy is in the custody of his father.
2 percent dip in travel expected this Fourth of July holiday because of the rising cost of gas, according to AAA.
24, age of Wilmington woman who was killed in an early-morning crash today. Police believe two cars were racing at the time. She was a passenger in a car that went out of control on I-495.
50, age of TV pitchman Billy Mays, who was found dead in his home on Sunday.
15 percent of teens who responded to a survey who believe they will die young.
50 percent of Philadelphia working-age residents who do not have the basic reading and arithmetic skills to fill the majority of jobs, according to a new study.
380,000 pounds of ground beef that is being recalled by JBS Swift Beef Co., of Greeley, Colo., in another e-coli scare.
2 out of 3 for the Phils over the weekend in Toronto. They now head for Atlanta for a series with the Braves.
6 wins and 12 losses for the Phils in interleague play.
10 straight plate appearances in which Jayson Werth safely reached base over the weekend.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.It says here the Phils don’t repeat unless they can manage to get Jimmy Rollins going again at the top of their lineup, or find someone to fill the leadoff role.
I Don’t Get It: Just what we need as we head into the July 4th holiday weekend, a big recall of ground beef. Hold the burgers, folks.
Today’s Upper: Ponzi scammer Bernard Madoff is due in a New York courtroom to be sentenced for the massive Ponzi scheme he ran that swindled so many out of their life savings. Prosecutors want him to spend the rest of his days behind bars. Sounds just to us.
Quote Box: “Once the stimulus money expires we needth cover those expenses with state tax revenue.”
- Sen. Dominic Pileggi, R-9, of Chester, on the looming state budget impasse.


Anonymous said…
The quote from senator pileggi is so idiotic...of course you eed revenue you fool! how may cuts in spending can you have...the economy want to be herbert hoover and go fiscal conservative and tank it more?
every day i am less and less impressed with senator pileggi...can he have some real ideas instead of just always saying to governor rendell? have a real discussion, not apartisan bickering. that is all he does and all the delco repubs are capable of. I am so tired of this I culd scream.