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.