Friday, May 14, 2010

The Daily Numbers - May 14

The Daily Numbers: 24 jobs being eliminated by the Radnor School Board in a budget crunch. Twenty of them are teaching positions.
75.8 million dollar budget in Radnor, with a deficit of at least $2 million.
5.9 percent tax hike being looked at in Haverford schools; 5.26 percent in Ridley; 2.9 percent in Wallingford-Swarthmore; 4.2 percent in William Penn; 3.39 percent in Penn-Delco.
34 jobs on the chopping block in Wallingford-Swarthmore; 29 in William Penn; 21 in Ridley.
21 ROTC cadets who received their commissions yesterday during a ceremony at Widender University. Well done, ladies and gentlemen.
51 blackjack tables that would be in play as table games come to Harrah’s. The state Gaming Control Board gave the OK to the plan yesterday.
550,000 dollars ripped off from an elderly woman by a West Chester attorney.
9.9 percent property tax hike OK’d by city council in Philadelphia to close a budget gap. They’re also enacting a $300 garbage fee for small businesses.
1.46 million paid for the Valley Swim Club in Montco, which last summer was embroiled in a racial controversy.
136 million dollar fraud scheme at a New Jersey-based mortgage company. A Pa. man has pleaded guilty to his role in the scam.
5.8 billion dollars being paid by SAP America for Sybase Inc.
7, as in deciding Game 7 for Flyers and Bruins tonight.
3 series this year in Stanley Cup play that have gone to 7 games. The road team has won all 3.
The following fun Flyers facts are courtesy of our friends at
ComcastSportsnet:

10.1 rating for Wednesday night’s Flyers telecast on Comcast Sports Net.
That set an all-time record, besting the previous best for the Flyers set on May 9, 2009, when the Flyers beat the Pens to move on to Eastern Conference Finals.
300,000 households, how many were tuned in Wednesday night. The high point was reached at 10:30 p.m., with 417,000 households glued to the tube.
6.3 rating for Flyers playoff telecasts on Comcast. That equates to 187,000 households.
4.2 rating for Flyers Postgame Live. That’s 125,000 households.

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Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Boston had their moment in the sun last night – when the Celtics eliminated LeBron James and the Cavs. Tonight is our night. Go Flyers!
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I Don’t Get It: A guy in Delaware was nabbed peeping into windows of several homes. When police caught up with him, he was wearing nothing but a pair of women’s panties. I don’t get it.
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Today’s Upper: Kudos to the young men and women who received their ROTC commissions yesterday at Widener.
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Quote Box: “We still wonder how some programs were placed on list for modification and elimination and others were not.”
- Carla Skuchas, president of Radnor Education Association, on cuts in the district.

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