The Daily Numbers - Jan. 14

The Daily Numbers: 10 dogs that perished in fire that consumed a garage in Sharon Hill.

70, age of Murray Seidman, who was found beaten to death in his Lansdowne apartment.

5 to 10 days, how long police believe Seidman’s lifeless body was inside his apartment.

50,000 dollars bail continued for former West Chester teacher David Devine, who was arraigned on fed child porn charges yesterday.

8,000 gallons of diesel fuel that leaked from the Exelon Generating Station.

136,000 jobs in Pa. that were either created or saved via the $31 billion in federal stimulus funds, according to Gov. Ed Rendell.

3 young men in Claymont, Del., who are being credited with saving the life of an 80-year-old man who had become buried in the snow.

10 percent of Peco Energy Co. customers who are switching to competing electric company since deregulation went into effect on Jan. 1.

19, age of Zac MacMath, the University of Maryland goalkeeper taken in 1st round yesterday by the Philadelphia Union.

5-4 lead for the Flyers that disappeared at halfway point of a bitter loss in Boston last night.

7-5 final after the Bruins ripped off 2 goals and an empty-netter.

1 and done for Heisman Trophy winner and national champion Auburn QB Cam Newton. He’s going to the NFL.

30 days until pitchers and catchers report to Clearwater.


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

The NFL playoffs pick up again Saturday. Just don’t seem to have the same pizazz without the Eagles playing.


I Don’t Get It: Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to 2 misdemeanor sex counts. I don’t get it.


Today’s Upper: Lots of activities this weekend to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King preached non-violence. Considering what happened last weekend in Tucscon, it’s a message we all could stand to hear again.


Quote Box: “This was not a robbery.”

- Lansdowne Police Chief Dan Kortan, on the murder of Murray Seidman in his apartment.


Anonymous said…
In keeping with The Daily Numbers for Jan. 14th let's do some additonal number things... Governor Rendell extolls the fact that $31 billion in Stimulus spending created or saved 136,000 jobs. By golly that sounds like a phenomonal investment of your and my hard earned tax dollars which we have remitted to Washington. But the math doesn't necessarily seem as impressive. What Governor Rendell is saying is that it cost $227,941.18 to create or save each of those 136,000 jobs. Hopefully each and every one of those jobs created or saved has a enduring shelf life of at least five years so those 136,000 people can have earned $45,588 during each of those five years with which they could have at least minimally used support themselves and their families. Sorry, Mr. Governor. The hype doesn't seem to square with the real math... The fact remains that the Stimulus didn't stimulate. It only gave politicans like our soon-to-be former Governor the license to throw out big numbers in an attempt to impress the electorate with (not) how well they did...