Monday, August 23, 2010

The Daily Numbers - Aug. 23

The Daily Numbers: 1, as in the 1st debate of the political season, pitting state Rep. Bryan Lentz and Pat Meehan. Well done, gentlemen.
108 people who will lose their jobs when the Pathmark supermarket closes its doors in Broomall.
0 injuries in a suspicious fire that is being investigated in Chester Township. A family was routed from their home in the fire, but no injuries were reported.
1,800 homes in Delco that were left without power when a powerful storm rocked the region Sunday afternoon. Heavy rain caused minor flooding in several areas of the county as well.
200 to 300 dollars taken by robbers who hit the Exxon station on Oak Avenue in Secane.
19, age of Aldan teen now facing child porn charges after authorities found images of children engaged in sex acts on his computer.
40 and 17, ages of mother and daughter brutally assaulted in a home invasion in Lindenwold, N.J.
44,000 dollar bonus for Philadelphia Housing Authority boss Carl Greene, who is now taking a leave to get his personal finances together.
63 people arrested in a crackdown on prostitution in Atlantic City.
2 drivers taken to the hospital early this morning when a SEPTA trolley collided with a minivan in Northern Liberties section of Philly.
29 million dollars from a new federal program being eyed by SEPTA to implement their new ‘smart card’ technology for collecting fares.
50 residents of an apartment building evacuated from their homes when fire struck in Woodbury, N.J.
31, age of man killed when his car went off Route 841 in Chester County and struck a utility pole.
4 Philadelphia police officers who suffered minor injuries in a scuffle as they tried to break up a fight among several women in Feltonville.
7 sharp innings for Phils starter Roy Oswalt. He got the win as the Phils blanked the Nats, 6-0.
2 game lead for the Phils in the NL Wild Card standings.
2.5 games back of the Braves, where the Phils sit in the NL East.
0 touchdowns scored by the Eagles so far in two preseason games.
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Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick. Does it make any difference if Andy Reid is still calling the plays.
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I Don’t Get It: We like to think that as a nation we adhere to certain beliefs. Then a story like the mosque proposed for New York City comes along and puts us all to the test.
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Today’s Upper: Kudos to Dr. Joyce Wells, who takes over a interim superintendent of Chester Upland Schools.
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Quote Box:
“This is like a dream come true, I’m going to be perfectly honest.”
- Wells, on taking over the reins of the district.

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