The Daily Numbers - Feb. 27
3 percent raise in each of 3 years of the deal the two sides have agreed on. That’s not the issue. Sunoco wants to reduce staffing at its plants. The union is vowing to fight it.
200 union members who held a rally in downtown Philly yesterday afternoon, winding up outside Sunoco headquarters.
128,000 dollars in unauthorized bonuses handed out by Radnor Township Manager David Bashore, according to commissioners. They suspended him while they investigate the matter.
2,000 dollar reward being offered for information on the whereabouts of Joseph Roman, aka Jason Mendez. He’s wanted for murder in New York and is believed to be in the Chester area.
41, age of Ridley Township man, a registered sex offender, charged as a “Peeping Tom.” David Gromek is charged in an incident in which it is alleged he was looking into the bedroom window of a home as a young woman was getting dressed.
40, age of Lower Chichester woman who has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old male over the course of a year.
201 million dollars in upgrades that have been given the green light by SEPTA, all part of the federal stimulus package.
15, as in March 15, the Ides of March, when the contract expires between SEPTA and the union that operates its vehicles in the city. The suburban contract expires April 1.
30 day extension given by SEPTA to Community Transit of Eddystone for disabled transport services in Delaware County.
1 bullet wound to the leg suffered by a Philadelphia detective who was trying to arrest a drug suspect yesterday.
25 dollar boost in unemployment compensation that goes into effect this week in Pennsylvania.
2 employees of Boeing in Seattle among the victims killed in a plane crash in the Netherlands.
12 job offers rescinded by the Philly D.A.’s office as they deal with budget cuts.
49,986 dollars, what it will cost to attend the University of Pennsylvania next year. That includes a 3.75 percent tuition hike.
7 straight losses for Saint Joseph’s, which fell to No. 19 Xavier last night.
22 points for Rodney Green to lead La Salle to a huge upset win over Temple last night.
2 scoreless innings for top Phillies pitching prospect Carlos Carrasco yesterday in Grapefuit League action.
2 straight losses to kick off the exhibition season for the Phils, who lost to the Blue Jays, 6-2.
3 very familiar names from the Eagles who are entering the free agent market. Those would be Brian Dawkins, Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Raise your hand if you can see Brian Dawkins wearing a uniform other than the Eagles. Thought so. Bet on him being back with the Birds.
I Don’t Get It: We just buried another Philly police officer, when we got word yesterday that still another cop had been shot in the line of duty. Thankfully, this one was not fatal.
Today’s Upper: This weekend marks the arrival of still one more sure harbinger of spring, the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Quote Box: “We’re miles apart still. Nobody wants a strike, but we’re prepared to give them one at noon on Sunday.”
-- Tim Kolodi, president of United Steelworkers Local 10-901, on talks with Sunoco.