The Daily Numbers - Feb. 28

The Daily Numbers: 20 to 40 years in jail for John Joe Thomas, the Upper Darby man who beat his elderly neighbor to death.

70, age of Murray Seidman. His attacker is 29.

20 million dollar loan for capital projects that has gotten the initial OK from Delco Council.

3 break-ins that are part of a disturbing rash of incidents under investigation in Newtown.

24, age of man charged with firing a shot into the home of his girlfriend.

1.8 million federal funding and $3.2 in state funding allocation that will be used by Chester Upland School District to make its payroll this week. The district says it does not have the money to make its March 14 payroll.

160,000 barrels of oil being taken out of circulation in the Northeast by the shutdown of two Delco refineries. That will balloon to 240,000 barrels next year if all three local refineries are shuttered.

1 million dollars being sought by Marcus Hook Borough Council from Sunoco as it considers an ordinance that would limit what the company can do in the future at its borough refinery.

4-3 vote in Folcroft to join Sharon Hill and County Council in boycotting some Sunoco products in light of the company’s move to shut down local refineries and eliminate jobs.

61 stray animals so far that have been transported from Delco to the Chesco SPCA since the Delco SPCA got out of animal control on Jan. 1.

491 dollars, how much Delco is paying for each animal being sent to Chesco.

19, age of Yeadon man who entered a guilty plea on child porn charges this week.

2 month delay being sought by Jerry Sandusky for his trial on child abuse charges.

5 jurors seated for the trial of Monsignor William Lynn and several current and former priests in Philly.

2 month delay in his trial on sex abuse charges now being sought by Jerry Sandusky.

440,000 dollars fleeced from 2 dozen victims, including some local nuns, by a shady financier from New Jersey. He’s charged with 13 counts of wire fraud.

2 students now dead in rampage in a high school in Ohio. 4 other students were wounded.

1 man dead in shooting incident in Christiana, Del.

12 dogs rescued from suspected dog-fighting operation in Kensington home.

2 12-year-old students facing arson charges for a fire that hit a middle school in Newark, Del.

2 more weeks the Sixers are going to have to survive without center Spencer Hawes.

0 moves made by the Flyers at the NHL trade deadline.

81 percent hike in ratings for Sixers telecasts on Comcast this year.


Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.So how do you think the Eagles will manage to mess up this No. 15 pick in the draft? Any real athletic, smallish defensive ends with a great vertical leap available?



I Don’t Get It: It’s happened again. A troubled teen with a gun enters a high school with deadly results. I don’t get it.


Today’s Upper: Kudos to those putting together the fundraiser Wednesday night for the children of fallen soldiers. Former D.A. Mike Green and current D.A. Jack Whelan will be part of the event.


Quote Box: “If you haven’t hugged or kissed your kid in the last couple of days, take that time.”

- Police official in Ohio after fatal rampage in a local high school.


I was hearing some buzz about the Eagles possibly moving up to pick #2 to grab RG3... could you envision that actually happening?