Monday, May 17, 2010

The Daily Times - May 17

The Daily Numbers: 1 more day before Pennsylvania goes to polls on Primary Day.
25 percent, what most experts believe turnout will be.
2 Dems seeking the nomination for U.S. Senate, Sen. Arlen Specter and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak. That could push turnout higher in the Philly region, home to Specter, and Delaware County, home turn for Sestak.
5 years since Edna Barnshaw’s body was found in her Upper Chichester home. No one has been charged in her murder.
0 tax increase in the budget for Chester Upland School District.
118 dollar tax hike staring at residents under the plan given preliminary OK in Upper Darby School District.
72 percent of the district’s revenue that comes from state sources.
1,782 graduates who picked up their diplomas under glorious sunshine yesterday at Villanova University.
409 graduates at Cabrini College.
300 grads at Haverford College.
6 shootings that resulted in 3 deaths in Philly over the weekend.
10 years since the pier at Club Heat collapsed into the Delaware River on the Philly waterfront, killing three women dead.
0, what it will cost to get into the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Tuesday. It’s part of the celebration of International Museum Day.
2 hours, how long a naked man was stuck in a trash chute in a Philadelphia public housing high-rise Sunday. He was finally rescued and taken to the hospital.
17, age of teen struck by car in Frankford section of Philly Sunday night.
3 men being sought in Delaware after a 37-year-old man was shot and killed inside his home.
2,000 members of a Northeast Philly synagogue who will now use a controversial swim club after it was purchased at auction. Congregation Beth Solomon bought the Valley Club, which had been accused of racial discrimination.
3 recent hangings involving kids that are drawing concern in Philadelphia. All 3 hung themselves.
145 million jackpot in the Powerball drawing Wednesday night.
2.95 a gallon, average price of gas in the Philly region.
2.34 a gallon, what we were paying this time last year.
6 goals for the Flyers as they routed the Canadiens in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference finals Stanley Cup series.
.933 save percentage, what Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak came into the game with, along with a 2.42 goals-against average in the playoffs. He gave up 4 goals on 13 shots and was pulled in the 2nd period.
10 games over .500, where the Phillies sit after a weekend sweep of the Brewers in Milwaukee.
4-14 record for the Brewers now at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
1 save on the season for J.C. Romoro, who shut the door in the 9th.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Add a new game to the Philly Sports Hall of Fame. The Flyers win Friday night, when they came back from 3 goals down in the first period to win the series, which they also trailed 3 games to none, is one for the all-time vault.
I Don’t Get It: All of a sudden everyone is a Flyers fan. I’ve never seen so much orange as I did this weekend. Welcome back to the bandwagon, folks. Let’s get Flyer-ed up!
Today’s Upper: One more day of non-stop ads before we go to the polls on Primary Day.
Quote Box: “I'm 94 years old and I’ve been a Republican all my life. But I wanted to vote for Joe.”
- Betsy Fachet, 94, at Sunday’s rally for Joe Sestak at the Media Courthouse.


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