The Daily Numbers - Dec. 11
1 percent earned income tax approved by Upper Chichester commissioners last night.
10 dollar per capita tax that was axed by the board, which also cut property taxes by a half-mill.
1 percent earned income tax also getting the OK in Yeadon, where council cut their residential tax by 1 mill.
8 days, how long a man had been out of Graterford Prison when he allegedly went berserk when he caught his girlfriend with another man, stabbing them both.
15,910 dollars that rolled into the Merry Christmas Fund to benefit the Salvation Army yesterday.
8 day Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, that starts tonight.
7-2 vote by which Rose Valley gave the green light for a bow hunt to thin the deer herd in the borough.
100 residents who packed a meeting last night in Chester to push for a new supermarket in the city.
13 point lead for Sen. Arlen Specter over Rep. Joe Sestak in Democratic primary race, according to new Rasmussen poll.
46-42 edge for Republican Pat Toomey over Specter. 44-38 percent edge for Toomey over Sestak in the same poll.
4 police officers getting pink slips in Lower Merion as the township battles budget problems.
13.4 percent dip in revenue for Atlantic City casinos in November.
50 percent drop in profits being reported at Dover Downs casino in Delaware. Most of that is because the state is now taking a bigger share of their revenue.
200 workers being laid off this week by Independence Blue Cross. That brings to 855 the number of job cuts at the insurance giant since June.
1,250 dollar signing bonus on its way to SEPTA’s city division workers after the company signed off on their new contract.
1.2 million dollar Medicare scam the feds say was being run by a Philadelphia couple from their medical supply business.
20 million dollars in art police say an Allentown man stole from his famous father, more than 90 paintings.
700 million dollars in state aid for Pa. universities still tied up because the deal to OK table games has not yet been passed by the Legislature.
0 for 1 for Attorney General Tom Corbett in the Bonusgate probe. The first trial yesterday ended with a former state rep. being cleared of all charges.
23 of 24 shots stopped by Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher last night. They still lost, 2-0. One was an empty-netter.
22 saves made by the Senators’ Brian Elliott to seal the shutout.
1-3, Flyers record now under new coach Peter Laviolette.
11 goals in 7 games for the Flyers.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Call me crazy, but I hope the Phillies pass on Roy Halliday and stick with the guys they have.
I Don’t Get It: In Buffalo, N.Y., the town is in an uproar over the release of a child molester. He is 100. I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: Wonder if all those global warming folks have been outside yet today? Any time it wants to get warm again would be fine with me.
Quote Box: “No one is looking at this as a cash cow. It’s a way to get out of the hole we’re in and get ahead of it.”
- Upper Chichester Commissioners President Jim Stewart, on why they need a 1 percent earned income tax.