The Daily Numbers - Nov. 18

The Daily Numbers: 250 county employees who have applied for the buyout program being offered by county council.

5 years of health benefits for those 55 and older with 20 years of service, under the offer.

12.5 million dollars in savings, if all 250 workers take the buyout.

4 counts of bank robbery, what the man dubbed the “Mummy Bandit” pleaded guilty to yesterday in federal court.

23,000 pounds of food collected by kids at Penncrest High to aid Philabundance.

90 dollar tax hike likely for Lower Chi residents under the township’s proposed 2011 budget.

0 tax hike planned by Chester Heights in their spending plan.

500,000 dollars, how much the city of Philadelphia will sell the building that houses the local Boy Scouts to the organization to settle a flap over their policy to exclude gays.

3 bucks, average price for gas in the Philadelphia region, according to AAA.

17 of October in 2008, last time gas prices hit the $3 mark.

45 mph wind gusts that caused serious damage across the region early yesterday.

2 teens hospitalized after they were attacked by a gang of youths on a SEPTA concourse under Broad Street at the Chestnut Street entrance.

2 teens in custody after they allegedly fired shots at security guards who were trying to stop them for a shoplifting check in the parking lot of Christiana Mall.

25 percent of Pennsylvanians who have a 2nd job, according to a new survey.

1 in 5 have lost jobs, or seen hours cut.

11.7 percent dip in home construction starts in October.

5 skating rinks in Philadelphia to be renovated thanks to a $13 million gift from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.

2-10, Sixers record after they blew a lead, and the game, to the Raptors last night.


Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Who’s the happiest guy in Philly about the resurgence or Michael Vick.


Maybe Doug Collins. No one is paying any attention to the Sixers and their 2-10 start.


I Don’t Get It: Two students are being disciplined at Lehigh University after they showed up at a Halloween party in blackface. I don’t get it.


Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Delaware County Community Foundation, which has named an annual award for late sportscaster Gary Papa. It will go to attorney Joseph Del Raso Saturday night.


Quote Box: “It was a very difficult decision to make when you have a loyalty to the court and the county and a passion for the work.”

- Phil Damiani, executive director of the Delaware County Courts, talking about his decision to apply for the county buyout offer.