The Daily Numbers - Feb. 18

The Daily Numbers: 65 people inside the Springfield Ice Rink when they heard a loud bang. It was the roof straining under all that snow. The facility is now closed for repairs.
337 members of the Rose Tree Media School District teachers union who gave their leaders the OK to call a strike if talks don’t reach a deal.
5 people charged in Nether Providence with threatening to shoot a man and his family if he did not withdraw money from his ATM and fork it over. He handed over $2,000.
1 trillion dollar pension gap staring at school districts, including Pennsylvania, according to new Pew study.
120 hours of training, how much the state Gaming Control Board will require for those working the new table games at Pa. casinos. Poker dealers will need 80 hours of training.
36 out of 67 counties in Pa., where Delaware County ranks in a new health study.
1 person fatally shot in an apartment in Chester last night.
19, age of teen shot in the parking lot of George Washington High School in Philly last night.
11.5 million spent so far by the city of Philadelphia on snow cleanup. They’re now bracing for Phase II through the weekend, attacking hard-packed snow and ice on some snowbound streets.
1 person struck and killed as she walked along Route 13 in New Castle, Del., last night. The woman was in her mid-30s.
57 percent of children in Philadelphia who are overweight. First Lady Michelle Obama will bring her battle against child obesity to the city Friday.
15 staffers being let go in cost-cutting moves by the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
65,000 fewer union members in Pa. last year, down to 782,000, a dip of 15 percent of the state’s wage and salary workers.
4,000 counterfeit CDs seized after a Wilmington man was arrested for running a bogus video operation.
100 complaints about the power steering failing in Toyota Corollas. The car maker is looking into the complaints.
57 million dollar jackpot up for grabs in Powerball drawing Saturday. No one hit all the numbers last night.
18 of May, Primary Day, when special election will be held to fill Congressional seat of the late U.S. Rep. John Murtha.
52 points for Saint Joe’s last night as they got crushed by Xavier, 88-52.
0 moves made so far by Sixers G.M. Ed Stefanski. The NBA trade deadline is 3 p.m.
4 wins in 5 games for the No. 21 Temple Owls.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.What is Ed Stefanski thinking? Maybe he sees something on this roster the rest of us don’t. Go ahead, Ed. Push the plunger. Blow it up.
I Don’t Get It: Tiger Woods has made his share of mistakes recently.
He’s about to make another one. His press conference set for Friday looks like a sham. He’s going to make a statement, but won’t take any questions.
Today’s Upper: It’s kind of nice to see all those folks down in Clearwater complaining about how chilly it is. Tell me about it.
Quote Box: “I feel like Scrooge on Christmas.”
- Bob Artese, manager of Springfield Ice Rink, on telling teams the facility will be closed for weeks because of roof damage due to the heavy snow.