The Daily Numbers - Nov. 17

The Daily Numbers: 17, age of teen found in possession of loaded handgun after spending 24 hours in the Delco Juvenile Dentention Center.

7 million dollar increase in Delco 2011 budget, which will be accomplished without a tax hike.

10 percent hike in taxes in the city of Philadelphia, under their budget plan.

2 strangulation deaths and a 3rd sexual assault under investigation in the Kensington section of the city. Police are mulling whether they are dealing with the ‘Kensington Strangler.’

20 Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse restaurants that are closing, but not the one in Springfield.

250 bucks, proposed new fine for businesses in Philly that sell tobacco products to underaged kids. That’s up from $100.

100 stores in the King of Prussia Mall that are looking to hire season help for the holiday season.

7, as in No. 6, Michael Vick’s Eagles jersey number, which is going to be one of the hottest holiday sports items this year.

9-0-1 streak for Flyers snapped as they fell to the Canadiens last night.

0 goals for the Flyers, who were playing back-to-back nights.

41 saves for Montreal goaltender Carey Price in shutting out the orange & black.

17 points for Thaddeus Young vs. the Cavs, but the Sixers lost again.

4 straight losses for the seriously struggling Sixers.

31-23 loss for the Temple Owls last night to Ohio in football. It was the 2nd straight year the 8-3 Owls got tripped up by Ohio.

17 points to Maalik Wayns to lead No. 6 Villanova to an easy win over Maris.

2 straight losses to open the season for Saint Joe’s, who fell to Penn State, 66-57.


Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

With all the hoopla surrounding Michael Vick, we almost overlooked Roy Halladay being the unanimous choice for the NL Cy Young Award. Pardon me, Roy!


I Don’t Get It: A kid with a loaded gun inside the Juvenile Detention Center. I don’t get it.


Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Harwood House in Upper Darby, which is performing miracles in dealing with people battling drug and alcohol addictions.


Quote Box: “Somewhere, protocol was broken.”

- Phil Damiani, executive director of the Delaware County Courts, on news that a teen was in possession of a loaded gun in the juvenile detention center.