The Daily Numbers - Jan. 20

The Daily Numbers: 8 counts of murder filed against West Philly abortion doc in what prosecutors allege was a “house of horrors.”

260 pages in the grand jury report that are almost beyond belief in detailing the depravity that was allegedly going on at the Women’s Medical Center.

1 female patient and 7 babies Gosnell is now charged with killing.

10 others, including his wife and a woman from Upper Darby, who also face charges in the horrific case.

24 weeks into a pregnancy, when Pa. law says you can still undergo an abortion.

3 Delco D.A.s who all have a hand in the investigation into problems with the petitions of new Congressman Pat Meehan.

4 deployments for Master Sgt. Joseph Ahearn of Ridley Park with his Delaware Air National Guard unit. They deployed again yesterday for duty in Afghanistan.

1 and done for County Councilman Andy Lewis. The Haverford pol indidcates he will not run for a 2nd term.

19, age of PGW worker Mark Keeley, who was killed in massive gas blast in Philly Tuesday night.

66, age of Bill Hartman, of Del., who suffers from cerebral palsy, but is not letting that stop him from earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

2 to 4 inches of snow expected to fall overnight into Friday morning.

2 months exactly until March 20, the 1st day of spring.

2 4-point plays, 1 in regulation and 1 in OT, that doomed the Sixers last night against the Magic.

76 feet high, 97 feet wide, size of Phils’ new $10 million HD scoreboard that will tower over leftfield.

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

59 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.The Phillies spent $10 million on a new scoreboard. These guys are suddenly made of money. How much are they going to spend on right field?



I Don’t Get It: A 47-year-old man in Delaware has been charged with beating his girlfriend with a hammer. I don’t get it.


Today’s Upper: I have been looking for some glimmer of good news in the story of the West Philly abortion doc. I’ll let you know when I find it.


Quote Box: “As district attorney, my job is to carry out the law. A doctor who knowingly and systematically mistreats female patients, to the point that one of them dies in his so-called care, commits murder under the law.”

- Philly D.A. Seth Williams, in announcing murder charges against Dr.

Kermit Gosnell.