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.


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.



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


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.


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.


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?