The Daily Numbers - Jan. 25

The Daily Numbers: 173 acres being eyed for development at the site of the former Franklin Mint on Baltimore Pike in Middletown.

1,253 homes, 798,000 square feet of commercial space, 225-room hotel envisioned for the site.

900 people who have signed a petition opposing the plan.

6:30 p.m., time of public hearing on the matter at Penncrest High School.

12.5 to 15 years in jail for a repeat kiddie porn offender of Ridley.

81, age of Philly man facing charges in child-porn probe.

38, age of man found dead on the sidewalk in East Lansdowne. The death is under investigation.

4,500 marchers who took part in the March for Life yesteday in Washington, D.C., including several busloads of students from Delco.

11.8 percent decline in revenue from slot machines forecast for this year in Atlantic City, as they continue to be battered by new competition from Pa.

3 different commutes that could be affected as another winter storm arrives early Wednesday and continues into the evening drive home and also affect Thursday’s ride into work.

30 below zero temperatures recorded across the Midwest. 21 below zero in Vermont.

4 University of Pennsylvania police officers cleared in a fatal shooting to a teen carjacking suspect..

40,000 low-income Pennsylvanians who stand to lose their health care coverage on Feb. 28.

60 years as a city employee for Philly Council President Anna Verna. She will retire this year.

8 percent dip in home sales across region last year.

1.2 percent increase in the median price of home in southeast Pa., at $212,500.

5 straight home wins for the Sixers, who dropped Phoenix last night, 105-95.

24 points for Thaddeus Young in the win.

7 to 8, where Villanova dropped in national rankings.

54 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. We’ve had 1.

19 days until Phillies pitchers and catchers report to Clearwater.


Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Forget Dennis Allen. The Saints assistant who interviewed with the Eagles is taking a job as defensive coordinator with the Broncos.



I Don’t Get It: Lower Merion School District has fired a teacher for having a relationship with a student five years ago, when she was 18. I don’t get it.


Today’s Upper: There is no upper today. There is only weather. Get used to it. It’s all we’ll be hearing about all day.


Quote Box: “I understand that they have a right to development. I just feel whatever ends up there should not wipe out the surrounding community.”

- Leslie Potter, on proposal to turn former Franklin Mint site into a walkable community.