The Daily Numbers - April 30
36,000 deaths, the number routinely attributed to our annual winter bouts with influenza, according to the CDC.
170 deaths in Mexico believe to be attributed to the outbreak of swine flu there.
100 confirmed cases in 11 states across the U.S.
1 case of swine flu believed to have occurred in Philadelphia. The 2-year-old already has recovered.
10 cases of suspected swine flu among students at the University of Delaware.
22 students at Slippery Rock University in western Pa. who are being closely watched after returning from a student-teaching experience in Mexico.
3 cases of rabid animals attacking pets in Delaware County, with the latest being an incident in which a man says his two dogs were attacked by a raccoon in Tinicum.
5 years of court supervision after doing 23 months in jail for a plumber from Clifton who admitted to a series of thefts involving bathroom pipe thefts at fast-food restaurants.
10 cases of pertussis now reported in Upper Darby schools, 8 in Hillcrest Elementary, 1 in the high school and 1 at Highland Park Elementary.
20 to 40 years in jail for Andrea Kelly, the mother in Philly convicted in the starvation death of her disabled daughter.
500,000 dollar budget gap that threatened Philly’s International Cycling Championship. The popular bike race has been saved by 3 new and as yet unnamed sponsors.
2,500 GM dealers the auto giant is looking to close. Dealers will be notified over the next few weeks.
4 life terms, and 1 33-year sentence handed down in the terror plot against soldiers at Fort Dix.
53 percent of those polled who back slots parlors in Philadelphia.
135,000 dollars snagged by robbers who hit the Beneficial Bank on Frankford Avenue in Philly yesterday.
50.3 percent of shareholders who voted to oust Kenneth Lewis as head of Bank of America.
16 percent dip in profit for SAP AG, which has its North America headquarters in Newtown Square.
550 jobs being filled for a new Wal-Mart store in Deptford, N.J., that will open this summer.
7.1 percent jobless rate in Delco in March, that’s up from 6.9 percent in February.
77 million dollar Powerball jackpot up for grabs Saturday night. The lottery is looking better all the time.
2 Philly municipal workers charged with fleecing more than $200,000 from a couple of city non-profits.
65 and 70, age of 2 sisters in Stroudsburg charged with dealing heroin.
1 run, all the Phils could scratch out off the Nationals last night as they fell, 4-1.
33 runs, what the Phils scored in their previous three games.
5 game win streak that goes out the window with the loss.
6 hits and 6 strikeouts for Nats’ starter Scott Olsen.
2 swinging elbows by Magic center Dwight Howard. One connected with Sixers Sam Dalembert. The other hit his teammate Courtney Lee, breaking his sinus. Howard has been suspended for tonight’s key Game 6.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Why do I keep thinking of Magic Johnson in 1990, stepping in for an injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and leading the Lakers to an NBA title when I ponder the Magic tonight playing without Dwight Howard.
I Don’t Get It: Colleges across the nation are now likely going to be dealing with the prickly notion of kids who may have been exposed to swine flu and how that might affect commencements, which start this weekend.
Today’s Upper: We have one word: Tamiflu. It’s readily available and is very good at treating this variety of swine flu.
Quote Box: “Violence has kept us apart, but we’re never separated, we’re in each other’s heart.”
-- Johana Meng Ebling, talking about the loss of her sister and cousin to violence, at Wednesday night’s vigil for Parents of Murdered Chidlren.