Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Daily Numbers - Feb. 22

The Daily Numbers: 4-5 inches of snow that fell overnight.


2 hour delays for most schools in Delaware County.


0 school today for kids in Philly, where both public and parochial schools are closed. I know, I know. Back in the day, we walked through blizzards to get to schools. No doubt Ed Rendell is miffed.


30, age of former Ridley fourth-grade teacher who is now wanted in connection with a series of burglaries.


1.97 mill tax hike looming in the Upper Darby School District budget.


That’s up 6.4 percent.


2 cases of arson targeting a family in Upper Darby.


28 month high for gas prices in the region. We’re now at $3.22 a gallon.


And it’s not even spring yet. Maybe the oil industry was just reacting to that 70-degree day last week. Ouch!


1 person killed when fire raced through a home in northeast Philadelphia.


1 killed, 11 hurt in a grinding crash involving 4 vehicles in Burlington County, N.J.


2 Philly kids who were the key as Syracuse held off Villanova, 69-64.


17, as in No. 17 ranking for the Orange, who get the win over No. 15 Villanova. They might swap positions.


24, as in No. 24 Temple, which continues to fly under the radar.


4 days of mediation talks between NFL owners and the players union, but no deal yet.


26 days until the first day of spring.


4 snows we’ve now had since I called the Great Heron’s Nest Snow Prognosticating Contest. Guess the number of measurable snows between now and March 20. I saidy 9. We’ve had 4, including 4 inches overnight.


Doesn’t look like we’re going to get there.


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Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Get used to hearing about every twinge a Phillies pitcher feels this spring. That sigh of relief is Phillies brass on learning that the strain reported by Cliff Lee is now big deal.


 


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I Don’t Get It: Don’t even get me started on the weather. So much for spring and 70 degrees.


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Today’s Upper: Kudos to everyone at Our Lady of Charity School in Brookhaven. Looks like they’re getting a one-year reprieve and will remain open.


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Quote Box: “This is obviously a cowardly act, a criminal act committed by idiots and morons.”


- Upper Darby Police Superintendent, on arsonists who have now targeted the same family twice.

1 Comments:

Blogger Manalive said...

Anybody at the Daily Times notice that there are no reader comments today? The reason is that the image verification box is blank.
Is this a new policy?

February 22, 2011 at 8:35 AM 

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