Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Daily Numbers - Dec. 16

The Daily Numbers: 7.4 percent tax hike included in the county’s $308.6 million budget plan.
48 bucks, how much more homeowners will have to fork over depending on average after the hike.
66 percent tax hike that is sparking outrage out in Bethel Township, along with a $160 annual trash fee.
75 people who packed a meeting out in Bethel last night asking supervisors to redo the numbers.
23 straight years without a tax hike for Upland Borough.
2 suspects being sought in separate robberies in Upper Chichester.
That’s on top of 3 home burglaries also under investigation.
200 people who gathered last night in Pottstown for a vigil to remember
2 Pottstown High School students killed in a car crash.
9 to 24 months for Bucks County mom Bonnie Sweeten, who faked an abduction attempt. She now wants to be released from prison early.
100,000 dollar reward posted for information in the death of Rowan University student Donald Farrell back in 2007.
18 presidents, that’s how many commanders-in-chief 106-year-old Sarah Carter Brown has seen come and go.
65 months in prison for a Souderton man guilty in a scheme that cost 13 victims $2.4 million in connection with his paintball business.
1,200 fewer employees at US Airways this year, putting them 5th for employment among the 7 major airlines. One of their main hubs is Philly Internationa.
2 police officers in Shenandoah charged with a cover-up in the beating death of a Mexican immigrant.
103-92 vote last night by which the Pa. House approved adding table games to Pa. casinos.
4 security officers and more than 60 cameras at South Philadelphia High School in wake of complaints of attacks on Asian students.
3 more people added to the list of those charged in the expanding Bonusgate probe in Harrisburg.
34,000 dollars in secret payments to a former Philadelphia detective from execs at a city charter school. She got a year in prison for taking the money.
220 million in new austerity measures needed to bail out Pa.’s ailing budget, according to Gov. Ed Rendell, who added he did not think more layoffs would be necessary.
6 goals surrendered by the Flyers last night as they got blown out by the Penguins, 6-1.
2 wins and 5 losses for the orange and black under new coach Peter Laviolette.
6 million dollars, how much the Phillies are getting from the Blue Jays to offset the cost of acquiring Roy Halladay.
3 prospects the Phils will ship to Toronto, along with sending Cliff Lee to Seattle.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.The Eagles beat the Giants in prime time, snag first place alone in the NFC East, and all people want to talk about is Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee.
I Don’t Get It: As expected, very few people bothered to show up for the public comment portion of yesterday’s County Council meeting. Council promptly passed the budget, including a tax hike.
Today’s Upper: Let’s here it for Bob Powers. He’s the retired Marine who left $23,000 in a bag on top of his car and then drove off. Powers is moving on, he’s not bitter, and he has a message for whoever found the
money: Merry Christmas.
Quote Box: “We do not have the means to change the tax system.”
- County Council Chairman Linda Cartisano, before voting for $308.6 million dollar budget, and a 7.4 percent tax hike.


Anonymous Bucks County Real Estate said...

Wow $23k lost and still merry? That's some kind of 'live and let live attitude.'

I hope it shows up for him.

December 16, 2009 at 11:32 AM 

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