Friday, August 27, 2010

The Daily Numbers - Aug. 27

The Daily Numbers: 20 years in prison, what the man who shot an Upper Darby cop is looking at. He pleaded guilty yesterday.
2 separate hunts – both bow & arrow and shotgun – planned to thin the deer herd at Ridley Creek State Park.
4 cent hike for a cup off coffee at Wawa. The increase goes into effect on Monday.
1,972,181 dollars in revenue from the new table games installed at Harrah’s Casino in Chester.
276,105 dollars in state taxes, and $39,444 in local taxes generated by the new games at the casino.
17 million dollars in revenue from table games at all 9 casinos operating in the state.
23 of September, when they are expected to open the doors of the SugarHouse Casino on the waterfront in Philly.
4 schools in Delaware County getting more than $4 million in new federal funding.
40-31 lead for Republican Pat Toomey over Democrat Joe Sestak among likely voters, according to new poll.
11 point lead for Republican Tom Corbett over Democrat Dan Onorato in the Pa. governor’s race.
37 percent of Pa. voters who believe President Obama is doing a good job, according to the poll.
30 percent who believe the state is headed in the right direction. 58 percent say it’s on the wrong track.
3, age of child who fired a shotgun at a firehouse in Seaford, Del. His 18-year-old mom now faces charges.
6, age of child killed when his mother’s parked car rolled down a hill and struck him in Abington.
5 people wounded in 3 shooting incidents in Philly last night.
15 people injured during a rough landing of a JetBlue flight yesterday in Sacramento, Calif.
4 straight losses to the Houston Astros for the Phils. They got swept.
4 runs on 9 hits over 6 innings for Phils starter Kyle Kendrick.
7 hits for the Phils, which produced just 2 runs.
2002, last time an opponent swept the Phils at Citizens Bank Park.
16-7 record for the Astros in Citizens Bank Park since it opened.
3.24 ERA for the Padres, the best team in the NL and where the Phils will spend the weekend.
3, as in crucial Game 3 of the NFL preseason for the Eagles tonight in Kansas City.
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Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Brace yourself. We likely will know by the end of this road trip whether the Phils will be playing October baseball. I know it’s tough to say that. I’ll say it anyhow. They play in San Diego, Los Angeles and Denver. Put up or shut up.
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I Don’t Get It: Some genius at Easton Area High School thought it would be neat to add a quote from Adolf Hitler to the school’s yearbook. And it got through. I don’t get it.
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Today’s Upper: One person we won’t have to worry about seeing on the streets anytime soon is Marvin Marmolejos. He pleaded guilty to shooting Upper Darby Officer Ray Blohm yesterday.
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Quote Box: “Ray is a lucky guy. He’s lucky to be alive. The bulletproof vest really saves his life.”
- Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood, on shooting of his officer, Ray Blohm.

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