The Daily Numbers - Jan. 26

The Daily Numbers: 2 inches of snow that has fallen on much of the county this morning. So much for that forecast.

4-8 inches of additional snow expected tonight, before tapering off about midnight.

500 people who packed the public hearing last night for the proposed development of the Franklin Mint site in Middletown.

15 of February, when the hearing will continue.

327,000 dollar surplus in Norwood, despite warnings of budget gloom that led borough council to enact a whopping tax hike.

7 million dollar deficit being forecast in the Chester Upland School District.

18, age of Devon Minor of Clifton Heights, who is missing from the campus of Geneva College in western Pa. He has not been seen since last Thursday.

200 people who gathered at the Constitution Center in Philly last night to listen to President Obama’s State of the Union speech.

3 million dollars in false medical claims charged to the former top official at the Temple School of Medicine.

5-2 win for the Flyers over the Canadiens last night.

1,000 home wins in the Flyers franchise.

33 wins for the Flyers, tops in the NHL this year.

53 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 2, and are expecting another one tonight..

18 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.

Maybe the Eagles could have a job fair to fill the defensive coordinator’s job. No one else seems interested in the job.


I Don’t Get It: I don’t ask for a lot when it comes to the weather. I just don’t want any more snow. And I don’t want to be bombarded all day – as I was yesterday – with information on the weather which completely missed the boat on what is happening out there today.


Today’s Upper: The Hooters restaurant chain is being sold. Hooters has 120 restaurants. Guess they are bust-ing up the old gang.


Quote Box: “The sad part is, I don’t feel so much vindicated as I do feel bad for the taxpayers in Norwood that this administration scared and fleeced.

- Former Norwood treasurer Dirk DelGrego, on the tax hike and now surplus that took place in the town.