The Daily Numbers - Sept. 18

The Daily Numbers: 100 properties in Chester yesterday that got a visit from Peco crews looking for illegal hookups.
121 properties inspected a few weeks back in Upper Darby and 7 illegal taps disconnected 150,000 dollars lost in the first quarter of this year due to illegal hookups, according to the utility.
2 charges of harassment to which former Yeadon Councilman Terry McGirth pleaded guilty to yesterday.
200 survivors of suicide who gathered in Rose Tree Park last night for their annual vigil to remember those we’ve lost.
2 more Delco soldiers who returned home safe and sound from Iraq.
9 p.m. curfew enacted during a crackdown on violence in Darby Borough that is now being questioned by the ACLU.
12 students arrested at Chester High yesterday after 3 incidents at the school
15 unions that have thrown their backing to Rep. Bryan Lentz in the 7th District congressional race. Lentz has not even declared his candidacy yet.
52 gunshots fired during a street altercation in the Eastwick section of Philadelphia yesterday afternoon.
18, as in 18th District Police HQ in Philly, where a man was busted yesterday for impersonating an officer. He was nabbed going through women’s lockers.
1-800-347-3735. That’s the number to report suspected Section 8 housing fraud. The DA charged 4 people with cheating the system this week.
3,000 Philly employees who will not be laid off now that the state Senate has passed a rescue plan.
6 months to 24 years, the ages that health officials say should be getting a flu shot. Delco rolled out its preparedness plan yesterday.
4 firefighters suspended in Atlantic City amid a probe after several teen girls alleged they were lured into a fire house and then engaged in sex acts.
105 jobs being slashed in West Chester with the closing of a Men’s Wearhouse distribution center.
8.6 percent jobless rate in Pa. in August. That’s up .10, but is still lower than that national rate of 9.7 percent.
22 months in jail for a West Chester lawyer for conspiring with another lawyer to commit tax evasion.
79, age of retail giant Al Boscov, who was on hand yesterday in court as a judge approved his family stores’ exit from bankruptcy.
50,000 grant from the foundation founded by Phils’ pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi, to John B. Stetson Middle School. They used it to buy computers and musical instruments.
15 straight batters retired by Hamels last night as he mowed down the Nationals and the Phils won, 4-2.
5 straight wins for the Phils, who are now 25 games over .500.
30 saves for Brad Lidge in 40 attempts. He got the save last night despite giving up a run.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Mr. October is back, a few weeks early. Cole Hamels certainly looks like he’s ready for the playoffs.
I Don’t Get It: Spare me all the hoopla. I don’t think there was ever a chance that officials were going to let that much-hyped Doomsday Budget go into effect in Philly. The cavalry arrived yesterday, just in the nick of time. I’m stunned, just stunned.
Today’s Upper: The Eagles will add Randall Cunningham to their honor roll at halftime of their Sept. 27 game against the Chiefs. Kind of fitting that “The Ultimate Weapon” be honored on the day Michael Vick returns to football.
Quote Box: “For me, this is a place where I can be real.”
- Linda Falasco, at last night’s Candlelight Vigil to Remember Those Lost to Suicide.