Monday, August 30, 2010

The Daily Numbers - Aug. 30

The Daily Numbers: 88, age of man charged with fatally stabbing his ailing wife in Springfield.
50 years, how long Ernest and Mary Rayfield lived on Madison Road in Springfield.
50 students from the closed St. Joe’s School in Collingdale who will be attending classes at St. Eugene’s in Primos.
100 mph, how fast police believe a motorcycle was going when it crashed on I-95 in Tinicum late last night, killing the driver.
13 parochial elementary schools that have closed in Delaware County since 1981.
109 years of service for Second Baptist Church in Media. They broke ground for a new building on Sunday.
21, age of man fatally shot during a confrontation in Yeadon early Saturday.
21, also the age of a man in critical condition after he was shot by two shotgun-toting assailants in the Stonehurst Hills section of Upper Darby last week.
72 homes that would be displaced in Tinicum by the final recommendation for expansion and a new runway at Philadelphia International Airport.
30 road projects at a cost of $257 million in federal stimulus funds being done across the Philadelphia region.
1 suspect being sought in the rape of a woman at downtown Philly bus stop last night.
30 residents chased from their homes when flames erupted at a rooming house in Atlantic City.
40 table games for blackjack, craps and mini-baccarat that will arrive at the SugarHouse casino in Philadelphia this morning. They are due to open Sept. 23.
2 people killed in a head-on crash in Southwest Philly Sunday morning.
28 cities in Northeast U.S. that set records for high average temperature for the period March through August.
8,500 pounds of ground beef that has been recalled in the latest E.-coli scare.
4.50 a month more for customers of Philadelphia Gas Works under rate hike that goes into effect Sept. 1.
120 new Silverliner rail cars for the SEPTA regional rail lines that have now been delayed. They’ll start arriving in October.
5 Delaware County school districts that will start the school year without a teachers’ contract in place.
2.70 a gallon, average price for gas in the Philly region. Of course it’s starting to go down just a the summer driving season comes to an end.
3 straight wins for the Phils in San Diego, after they got swept 4 straight at home by the Astros.
8 scoreless inning unfurled yesterday in a gem by Cole Hamels.
2 earned runs give up by Phillies starters in the 3-game set in San Diego.
16 straight batters retired by Hamels before he gave way to Ryan Madson for the 9th.
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Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Anyone able to figure out this Phillies team? If you have, please let the rest of us know. They lose 4 straight at home to the lowly Astros, then go to San Diego and sweep the best team in the National League? Go figure.
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I Don’t Get It: A man left his pants behind as he fled the scene of a rape at a bus stop in downtown Philly last night. I don’t get it.
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Today’s Upper: Kudos to all those who showed up over the weekend for the fundraiser for wounded Marine Lance Cpl. Nick Green of Nether Providence.
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Quote Box: “We all just feel terrible about it. He was a good father and a good husband over the years.
- Springfield neighbor of Ernest Rayfield, who is charged in the stabbing death of his ailing, elderly wife.

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