The Daily Numbers - March 31
200 students, still the goal behind families of St. Joseph’s School community in Collingdale. They’re waiting to hear from the archdiocese if they hit the mark to save their school.
3 more interchanges on the Blue Route that now have ramps to limit access to the road.
34-9 vote by which the state AFL-CIO, which represents 900,000 workers statewide, backed Sen. Arlen Specter over Joe Sestak.
190,000 dollars that have flooded in to Norwood Borough, allowing them to pay their bills and payroll for March.
32, age of youth soccer coach in Northeast Philly charged with having indecent contact with underage girls.
95, age of man targeted by knife-wielding attacker in Tacony. He was chased off by the man’s neighbors. Good for them.
81, age of man killed when his car was struck by stolen medical vehicle that was being chased by police in Vineland, N.J.
600 jobs that will be filled by electronics chain hhgregg when they open 12 stores in the region. None will be in Delco. There will be 1 on Route 202 in Delaware.
12, age of boy who was brought to this country from Russia by an arts philanthropist in Philly. He now faces charges.
0 smokers that will be hired after May 1 by St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem as it strives to improve workers health.
270,000 dollar settlement with prisoners at Northampton County Prison because of a MRSA outbreak.
26 points for Kevin Durant as the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled over the Sixers, 111-93.
5, as in No. 5 starter for the Phils. That would be Jamie Moyer, who beat out Kyle Kendrick, who will start the season in the bullpen.
47, Moyer’s age, he’s the oldest active player in the Majors.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Is it just me, or does anyone else think Donovan McNabb is being treated shabbily by an organization that used him as its face for the last decade?
I Don’t Get It: PennDOT is changing its policy so school districts can gain access to the entire history of prospective school bus drivers. What took them so long?
Today’s Upper: Kudos to the neighbors of a 95-year-old man in the Tacony section of Philly who came to his aid when he was accosted by a knife-wielding intruder. They chased the suspect off.
Quote Box: “I’ve thrown out 25 drug dealers in the last year. I can’t get ‘em all.”
- Bob Herdelin, owner of Cheers bar in Upper Darby.