The Daily Numbers - Jan. 19

The Daily Numbers: 46 governors in Pennsylvania, now that Republican Tom Corbett has taken the oath of office.

5 billion dollar deficit, one of the biggest challenges Corbett said the state faces.

8.6 percent unemployment rate in the state.

100 protesters who decided to hoot and holler through almost Corbett’s entire inaugural address.

335 workers laid off yesterday in Camden, including 82 police officers, about half the force.

2 hour delays. Those are dreaded words to working parents, whose lives are turned upside down when schools delay their openings because of weather.

1 person killed and 5 injured in a gas main blast last night in Northeast Philly.

4 teens killed in a car crash in Lancaster County and now the police out there want to examine the kids’ cell phones to see if they were recording a video to appear on YouTube.

50, age of man in Newark, Del., charged in an assault on his wife. His weapon of choice. He threw some stereo speakers at her from a second-floor landing. The wife was seriously injured.

3-2 overtime win for the Flyers over the Capitals last night.

2-0 third period lead they blew before rallying to win in OT.

3 year extension announced yesterday for Flyers GM Paul Holmgren.

71-60 win for Penn Wood over Glen Mills last night.

3 local players selected by the Union in yesterday’s MLS supplemental draft

2.45 million dollar, 1-year contract for Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick.

I’m in the wrong line of work.

25 days until pitchers and catchers report to Clearwater for Phillies.

60 days until the first day of spring. Don’t forget to take part in the Great Heron’s Nest Snow Prognosticating Contest. Guess the number of measurable snows between now and March 20. I say 9.


Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Seriously, the Phillies are paying Kyle Kendrick $2.45 million dollars?


For what, so we can see him fail once again to be the team’s fifth starter?


I Don’t Get It: A 20-year-old man in New Jersey has been sentenced to jail time in a cyberbullying case in which he sent lewd pictures of a teen to his school. I don’t get it.


Today’s Upper: No snow or ice this morning. Apparently it’s a 24-hour reprieve. There is snow back in the forecast for Thursday night into Friday.


Quote Box: “We all felt that something needed to be done so that people would not be harassed on the job.”

- Chester Councilwoman Marrea Walker-Smith, on reports that some Dem city workers got harassing phone calls.