The Daily Numbers - Nov. 25
15 years in jail for Broomall money manager Joe Forte for running a huge Ponzi scheme.
35 million dollars in restitution a judge ordered him to pay. Investors are unlikely to ever see any of it.
38.4 million hitting the road this year as they travel to Thanksgiving destinations.
4.8 percent decrease in the Philly area of people who are traveling for the holiday.
4 percent dip in ridership on SEPTA after the strike by city workers shut down the system for a week.
4,433 individuals who were vaccinated against the H1N1 flu over the weekend at the Penn State Brandywine campus.
1 more H1N1 clinics being held today at the state health center in Chester.
235,000, how much a Ridley Park man ripped off from his employer, a Concord surgical center. He was sentenced to 2.5 to 5 years in prison 33, age of elementary school teacher in Wilmington, Del., charged with selling cocaine.
5, where Pa. ranks for the most global warming pollution, according to the environmental group PennEnvironment.
2 fireworks shows being planned for the Philly waterfront on New Year’s Eve this year. There will be one at 6 p.m. and another when the clock strikes midnight.
2 teens killed and 5 others injured in a horrific crash on Route 724 in Chester County.
5 people charged in what police are describing as a revenge kidnapping in Delaware.
17 percent dip in cost of natural gas this winter, according to PECO.
23, age of John Lewis, sentenced yesterday to death for the murder of Philly Officer Chuck Cassidy.
110,000 Toyota Tundra trucks recalled because of problems with rust.
26 points for Louis Williams, but the Sixers lose to the Wizards, 108-107.
2 game suspension for Flyers Danny Briere for a hit on a Colorado player after the Avalanche player scored.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Jon Runyan is now a San Diego Charger. The Eagles yesterday gave a four-year extension to Winston Justice. I get it, but I still don’t get it.
I Don’t Get It: A crossing guard near Scranton admitted making pornographic videos with a 16-year-old boy. He’s 86. I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: Mayor Nutter is fighting back. He’s threatening to start the city’s own regatta with local and other college crews to replace the departed Dad Vail Regatta, which is rowing upstream to Rumson, N.J.
Quote Box: “I want to look you in the eye … When you face the ultimate judge in his courtroom, may you burn in hell.”
- Rose Wilson, to Joseph Forte, as he was sentenced to 15 years for swindling her and others out of millions.