The Daily Numbers - May 28

The Daily Numbers: 2 words that formed President Obama’s response when asked about the controversy of a potential job offer to Joe Sestak:
Nothing Improper.
380,000 people in the Philly region who say they will travel 50 miles or more this weekend.
2.86 a gallon, what we’re paying on average in the region for gas this Memorial Day Weekend.
2.48, what we were paying last year.
12, age of Chester youth charged with stabbing a 20-year-old woman who hit him with a rope.
6 percent fare hike on SEPTA, as the price of tokens and transfers goes up July 1. The $2 base fare is not changing.
1.55 for a subway token, that’s up from $1.45.
1 dollar for a transfer, up from the current 75 cents.
22 dollars for a weekly transit pass, up from $20.75.
535 million dollars in renovations slated for Philadelphia International Airport.
2 percent cut in state sales tax, from 6 to 4 percent, while expanding items it applies to idea from Gov. Rendell that he is dropping.
1, as in No. 1, ranking for the Wildwoods in annual contest for best beach in New Jersey.
3 children killed when fire roared through a home in Reading.
200,000 dollars ripped off from Jenkintown and police have charged the town’s former tax collector.
3 straight shutout losses now for the Phillies.
1 more day until the Flyers drop the puck vs. the Blackhawks.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.So here’s the question of the day: Who do you think will score first, the Phillies or the Flyers?
I Don’t Get It: A New Jersey teen has admitted he defectated in a friend’s soda as a prank. He’s been ordered to write an essay on why eating feces is not good for you.
Today’s Upper: Don’t forget the real reason for this weekend. Take time to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Quote Box: “I can assure the public that nothing improper took place.”
- President Barack Obama, on question about controversy surrounding possible job offer to Joe Sestak if he would get out of the race vs.
Arlen Specter.


Ray Hummel said…
Terrific Memorial Day Parade and weather. Our wonderful veterans leading the parade in Media, PA today, the Penncrest High School band marching to "It's a Grand Old Flag". Then, not far behind comes "the Tea Party Group", Delaware County Patriots, who are a protest group, in the parade and totally inappropriate on a day to honor our fallen heros. REAL patriots were leading our parade, real patriots died for our country. The parade is NOT about making a statement and protesting or about politics on such a respectful day! It was not the place and time for that group to be in a Memorial Day Parade. 33 brave soldiers gave their
lives in May alone. That is what today is about.