The Daily Numbers - July 21

The Daily Numbers: 30 years of space shuttle missions that came to an end when Atlantis touched down this morning in Florida.

5:57 a.m., when Atlantis’ wheels touched down.

2,000 people who gathered on the landing strip at Cape Canaveral for this historic occasion.

6,500 dollars, how much Jose Canseco owes Delco boxing promoter Damon Feldman for failing to show for an event and sending his twin brother instead.

2 bodies found in a car in Palmer Arboretum in Thornbury yesterday afternoon.

48, age of Collingdale firefighter charged with soliciting sex from man.

3 straight days, starting today, with temperatures approaching 100.

Fry-day’s high is expected to shatter records and reach 102.

110, the “real-feel” temperature outside today. Don’t ask me what that means.

8, age of boy struck by hit-run driver on the South White Horse Pike in Jersey last night.

16, age of girl shot dead in Norristown yesterday.

9, age of Skyler Kauffman, who was killed in Souderton. The suspect, James Lee Troutman, was held for trial and told he could face the death penalty if convicted.

8 strong innings for Vance Worley as the Phils crushed the Cubs, 9-1.

1 run on four hits while striking out 7 and walking 2 for Worley.

4 straight wins since he got call to fill in for injured Joe Blanton and Roy Oswalt.

2 home runs for Jimmy Rollins, one from each side of the plate.


Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Guess that will cool the ‘dump J-Roll’ talk for awhile. Hitting two home runs from both sides of the plate will do that.



I Don’t Get It: Good luck to Damon Feldman trying to get that $6,500 from Jose Canseco, who apparently thought no one would notice when his brother showed up for a celebrity match. I don’t get it.


Today’s Upper: Kudos to Vance Worley, who is doing his best phenom act with the Phils.


Quote Box: “He was the nicest guy. Just a good, hard-working family. He didn’t deserve this.”

- Neighbor on the death of man during a storm that rumbled through Middletown Monday night. Cause of death has not yet been determined.