The Daily Numbers - May 28
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.