Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Daily Numbers - Aug. 24

The Daily Numbers: 2 former employees of the Haverford Township Public Works Department who will not face any charges in a probe of their work hours.
75 mph winds clocked in what the National Weather Service is not labeling a tornado that struck Chester during Sunday’s wild storm. It hit near the Commodore Barry Bridge.
16 homicides this year in the city of Chester, after the ruling that the latest shooting death was in fact a murder.
25 homicides so far this year in Delaware County.
200 homicides in the city of Philadelphia.
2 Upper Darby residents charged with terrorizing a woman after a road-rage incident.
300 dollar fee being slapped on bloggers by the city of Philadelphia in the form of a new tax. Hope they don’t come after me.
4 million dollars now being targeted for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
1 former GOP senator backing Rep. Joe Sestak in his Senate run. Chuck Hagel will make the announcement today in Philly.
1 billion dollars Gov. Ed Rendell hopes to raise with a combination oil taxes and increase motorist fees to fund needed bridge and road repairs.
4 Center City robberies targeting elderly women in Center City Philadelphia.
14 and 17, age of two teen suspects charged in the murder of an elderly World War II vet.
30 New Jersey convenience store burglaries now believed to be tied to the same suspect.
40, age of woman in Delaware who police say brought a small child along when she stole diapers from a grocery store.
3,185 houses sold in the eight-county region in July. That’s half the
6,233 sold in June.
9.3 percent jobless rate reported in Pa. in July. That represents the loss of another 7,000 jobs.
7 DUIs charges for a firefighter in Delaware. He has 6 convictions and has been busted again.
250,000 dollar settlement reportedly being paid by the insurance company to settle a harassment complaint filed against the troubled boss of the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
7 innings for Brett Myers as the Astros rallied last night to beat the Phils.
9 strikeouts for Phils starter Joe Blanton. The Astros got 2 in the eighth against Ryan Madson for the win.
2.5 back of the Braves, where the Phils remain. Their lead in the Wild Card is now down to 1 over the Cards.
104 straight sellouts, even on a rainy night at Citizens Bank Park with
44,081 in the seats.
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Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Donovan McNabb is back, talking to GQ about his tenure with the Eagles.
He’s apparently still not over being booed on Draft Day and the fact that no one in the organization came to his side when he was criticized during his 11 years in Philly. I guess that 112,000,000 they forked over to him wasn’t enough.
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I Don’t Get It: A 14-year-old is being charged with the murder of an elderly vet in Philly. Along with his older partner in crime, who was all of 17. I don’t get it.
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Today’s Upper: Kudos to Erinn Smith-Deiss. She’s a teacher at Bywood Elementary in Upper Darby and headed a drive by teachers to buy supplies for their students. Bravo!
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Quote Box: “I feel that an elected official who cannot handle their own financial need to the state or normal everyday taxes should not vote to raise taxes when they can not pay their own.”
- Norwood resident Barbara Stamm, on Councilman George Reed’s tax problems.

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