The Daily Numbers - May 28
2 black men, description Bonnie Sweeten gave police in 911 call of suspects she says hit her car and then forced her and her daughter into the trunk of her car. Turns out there’s no truth to that either.
4 to 8 years in jail for a Clifton Heights man convicted of selling marijuana.
100,000 dollars bail posted by the West Chester man charged with shooting his son-in-law in Marple.
2 opposing same-sex marriage proposals making their way around Harrisburg.
72 residences, 80 businesses and 3,300 jobs, what’s at stake in the fight over an expansion plan for Philadelphia International Airport that would come farther into Tinicum Township.
1 winning ticket sold in the $232 million Powerball drawing last night.
Unfortunately, it was sold in South Dakota.
3 tickets sold in Pennsylvania that would be worth $200,000 a piece.
400,000 dollar Powerball jackpot claimed by a woman from Cumberland County, Pa., yesterday, 1 day before her claim to the prize would expire.
30 percent dip in home prices in the Philadelphia region in April.
1 worker at Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City shot to death yesterday. A man from Norristown is under arrest.
25 years in jail for a New Jersey man who traveled to Eastern Europe to have sex with young boys.
168,000 dollars, how much the head of the Montgomery County fire and emergency services training center is charged with stealing over the last decade.
6 out of 10 respondents in a poll of those who plan to visit the Jersey shore this year who say they will spend less time at the beach in order to save money.
1 human leg found washed up near a refinery along the Delaware River in West Deptford, N.J.
5 people shot and 1 person now in custody in Milford, Del.
2.48, average price of gas we’re now paying in the Philly region.
2 more home runs served up last night by Phils starter Brett Myers, who left the game in the sixth with a sore hip.
9 wins and 14 losses, the Phils’ record this year at Citizens Bank Park.
16 wins and 6 losses, their mark on the road.
1 of 8 series at home that the Phils have won this year. They have compiled a 1-6-1 mark on their home turf.
3-2 lead for the Lakers after they beat the Nuggets last night.
2-1 win in OT for the Red Wings, sending them to the Stanley Cup Finals to face the Penguins.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Maybe it’s time to take Charlie Manuel up on his offer. The Phils skipper thinks maybe the fans are going easy on the club, which is clearly struggling to play well at home.
I Don’t Get It: It’s bad enough to make up the story of an abduction and use your 9-year-old daughter as part of the hoax. But of course Bonnie Sweeten had to include a description of her alleged abductors as “two black men.” I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: Kudos to Margaret Schwabe, the 92-year-old Upper Darby great-grandmother who was awarded an honorary degree from Archbishop Prendergast High School. It truly is never too late!
Quote Box: “I personally have made a decision that I intend to get in this race with one other item.”
-- Joe Sestak on CNN, saying he would sit down with his family and talk about a challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic Primary.