The Daily Numbers - August 31
76,000 dollars, how much former Glenolden Mayor Ted Bathurst is believed to have stolen form customers who bought pre-paid funeral plans at his funeral home. He has now resigned his borough office.
1 killed and 1 injured when a railing on a 4th-floor balcony gave way, sending a man and woman plummeting to the ground below in Philadelphia.
4 years and change in prison for former powerful state Sen. Vince Fumo, starting today when he reports to jail in Kentucky.
84 dollar fine for illegal parking at Philadelphia International Airport, where officials are planning a crackdown starting today.
2 people killed execution style in the Cobbs Creek section of West Philly.
12, age of girl grazed by a gunshotin South Philly Saturday night.
25, age of woman in critical condition after she was struck by a car while riding her bike in the Queen Village section of the city.
2 states in the country that are still trying to hammer out budgets. Of course Pa. would be one, Connecticut the other.
139 million dollar judgment against SAP in a patent infringement case.
2.71 a gallon, what we’re paying for gas in the Philly region as we head into the Labor Day weekend.
8, as in ranked 8th for Penn State in rankings of green campuses.
2 firefighters killed by wildfires that are raging in California.
35,000 acres destroyed by the flames north of Los Angeles.
2 straight saves for Brad Lidge, certainly good news for the Phils.
1 run on 3 hits over 7 innings in another strong outing for Joe Blanton. That’s 12 straight starts in which he has surrendered 3 runs or less.
29 homers for Chase Utley, as he makes a late-season MVP push.
6 plays Thursday night for Michael Vick, more than enough for Donovan McNabb.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Keep a close eye on the Donovan McNabb-Michael Vick scenario. This one has disaster written all over it.
I Don’t Get It: So much for the much-ballyhooed circus atmosphere at the Linc for Michael Vick’s debut. There were probably more reporters than protesters.
Today’s Upper: Right on time, it looks like fall is arriving just as August departs.
Quote Box: “Poland was invaded with no mercy.Hitler gave an order to unmercifully slaughter the people.”
- Michael Blichasz, contemplating the 70th anniversary of the invasion of his homeland.