The Daily Numbers - May 21
83, age of victim fatally beaten during home invasion in Upper Chi. The D.A.’s office now says the 39-year-old suspect in the case has turned up dead.
1,100 members of the Class of 2010 who picked up their degrees last night at commencement ceremonies for Delaware County Community College.
6 drug dealers busted by cops in Upper Darby after 2 raids and an undercover buy in a parking lot next to an elementary school.
46-42 percent edge for Joe Sestak over Pat Toomey in a new post-primary Rasmussen Poll.
1 ad already being aired by Toomey on TV, setting out what he calls a “clear choice” between him and Sestak.
8 to 10 debates, what Democrat Bryan Lentz wants to have with his 7th District congressional foe, Pat Meehan.
32.1 million people expected to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.
That compares to 305 million last year.
809 bucks, what most families will spend on travel this year, compared to $1,052 last year.
25.2 percent dip in gross operating profits at Atlantic City casinos in the first quarter of 2010.
4 hours, how long the Liberty Bell Pavilion and Independence Mall were shut down yesterday due to a suspicious white powder that turned out to be flour.
700,000 dollars, how much abduction hoax mom Bonnie Sweeten of Bucks County is now charged with ripping off from the law firm where she worked.
339 jobs Mayor Michael Nutter now says he will cut in Philly after his soda tax plan was tabled by City Council.
376.36 point decline for the Dow yesterday. That’s a 3.60 percent tanking for Wall Street.
8 percent hike in some fares by SEPTA, down from the original estimate of 9 percent.
5-1 loss for the Flyers last night at the hands of the Canadiens.
2-1 lead for the Flyers in the series. They play again Saturday afternoon.
172:05 in minutes and seconds, scoreless streak put up by Flyers goalie Michael Leighton. That went up in smoke last night.
33 shots stopped by Leighton; while the Flyers managed only 13.
2 homers for Phils by Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley, but it was single by Raul Ibanez that lifted them to 5-4 win.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.What? You thought Michael Leighton was never going to surrender another goal. Don’t panic. If the Flyers lose again Saturday, then you can panic.
I Don’t Get It: Floyd Landis now admits he was doping when he won the Tour de France. And just for good measure he says Lance Armstrong also uses performance enhancers. Armstrong denies it. Nice.
Today’s Upper: Kudos to all those who are giving the environment a break by biking to work today.
Quote Box: “I want to take the opportunity to reassure the citizens of Upper Chichester and Delaware County in general, that only one person was involved in the assault and killing of George Shrom.”
- D.A. Michael Green, announcing death of prime suspect in fatal home invasion.