The Daily Numbers - Jan. 8
26, that would be our high temperature on Saturday.
69, age of longtime Lower Chi Commissioner Joe Doyle, who died yesterday. He was a good man who gave everything to the township he loved.
300 jobs coming to Harrah’s Chester Casino with the advent of table games that will be added to slots.
830,000 dollars that was supposed to go to several school district’s workmen’s comp funds that was instead siphoned off by 2 Montgomery County insurance brokers.
20-14 vote by which the New Jersey Senate rejected a bill to legalize gay marriage.
1,000 taser guns being bought by the Philadelphia Police Department.
10,000 dollars being donated to Project Home in Philadelphia by the Eagles to help fans who are left out in the cold.
28, age of suspect now charged in connection with a deadly hit-and-run in which a man was run down as he walked with his date outside the Water Works restaurant in Philly last July.
2 cases being probed in Devon in which a man tried to lure 11-year-old boys into his car.
4 incidents in Delaware in which a thief burglarized homes and made off with men’s shoes.
580,000 dollars raised by Republican Pat Meehan in his campaign for the 7th District Congressional seat. That’s as opposed to $300,000 by his likely Dem foe, state Rep. Bryan Lentz.
1,000 pounds of butter used for a sculpture that pays homage to the state’s farmers at the annual Farm Show in Harrisburg.
66 months in jail for a former pro soccer player with the Kixx for his role in a fatal crash in New Jersey.
8 months in prison for a West Chester woman for a scheme to steal software from her employer tied to Web site design.
1 less candidate for governor in Pa. Republican Jim Gerlach is getting out of the race.
44, age of teacher in Pike County who took his own life one day before he was due in court to face charges he molested a teen boy.
75, how old Elvis Presley would have been today. Happy Birthday to The King.
7 goal outburst for the Flyers as they blasted the Pens last night, 78-4.
0 playoff wins for Cowboys QB Tony Romo, who will look to end that streak Saturday night in Dallas vs. the Eagles.
7-0, Andy Reid’s record in playoff openers as coach of the Eagles. He’d obviously like to see that streak continue Saturday night.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Forget everything else. Saturday night’s Eagles-Cowboys game likely will be decided by two things. How well Donovan McNabb plays, and how well Tony Romo plays. It’s all about the QBs, just like it always is in playoff football.
I Don’t Get It: A Pa. state trooper is under arrest on DUI charges after slamming his car into a guardrail. As part of his duties, he supervised DUI checkpoints. I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Eagles for forking over $10,000 to Project Home to help the homeless in Philadelphia.
Quote Box: “We knew that it would be less, but thad no idea it would be the disgrace it was – 11 months for murder, an insult to my son’s life.”
- Sharon Conroy, mother of slain Starbucks Manager Sean Conroy, on sentence for last of his killers, who cooperated with police.