The Daily Numbers - May 15

The Daily Numbers: 100 mothers, fathers, teachers and alumni who gathered yesterday in Upper Darby to plan strategy in their fight against budget and curriculum cuts.

1 million dollar shortfall facing the Interboro School District.

3 percent tax hike that would be needed to cover it. The board is limited by Act 1 to a tax hike of 2.3 percent without putting it on the ballot for approval by voters.

27, age of man held for trial in the murder of an Upper Darby barbership owner.

25, age of Yeadon man who suffers from intellectual disabilities and who is missing.

25,000 dollar grant being used by the county to acquire and preserve open space in the Mineral Park tract in Middletown.

10,000 dollars being donated to help the effort by Aqua Pennsylvania.

2 people shot to death in North Philly as they sat on the porch of their home.

52, age of suspect who turned himself in yesterday to face charges that he tossed a cup of hot coffee on a worker at a Philly donut shop 25,000 dollars bail for David Timbers, who faces assault charges.

2 people struck and killed as they pushed their disabled car trying to get it out of the way on Route 309 in Montco yesterday.

316,560 dollars being paid by SEPTA to a company to help it buy electricity and natural gas, and hopefully save some money along the way.

2 million dollars, how much the city of Chester is hoping to add to their coffers by slapping new taxes on events at Harrah’s and PPL Park.

80 million dollars in public investment in the stadium project.

503.8 million dollars in taxable property in the city, down from $505 million in 2008.

1-1 deadlock between Sixers and Celtics after 76ers won Game 2 last night in Boston.

2 straight games decided by 1 point as Sixers prevail, 82-81.

18 points for Jrue Holiday to lead the Sixers.

6 for 6 from free throw line for Sixers over the last 12 seconds.

19 turnovers for the Sixers, who also got outrebounded by the Celtics to the tune of 47-36.

9-0 led for the Celtics to start the game before the Sixers could get on the board.

2,000 career hits for Placido Polanco, who homered last night in powering Phils to 5-1 win over Astros in a steady rain.

4-2 mark for Phils starter Joe Blanton, who went 7 innings and gave up 6 hits and 1 run.


Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Why is it that the Sixers always seem like an after-thought in Philly sports. Time to get on board the bandwagon.



I Don’t Get It: What exactly snaps inside of you that would make you throw a full cup of steaming hot coffee at a store clerk who just handed it to you. Seriously, people. Take a deep breath.


Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Sixers, who scratched and clawed their way to a win and a 1-1 deadlock in their semifinal series with the Celtics.


Quote Box: “Avery was more than just a brotherly figure. Avery was a friend to all who worked with him.”

- Chester Officer John Ross, at funeral for his friend and fellow Officer Avery Freeman.