The Daily Numbers - May 31

The Daily Numbers: 40 percent of the entire state budget that is devoted to education, as pointed out by Gov. Tom Corbett.

1.1 billion dollars devoted to pension payments by the state this year.

1.6 billion, the amount owed next year.

4.3 billion dollars owed in 2016-17.

2003, when James Amabile of Ridley vanished. He has not been seen or heard from since.

2 heists at a bank in Marcus Hook days apart now believed to be the work of a borough man.

16, age of alleged victim in rape case against 29-year-old Ridley man. He says the sex was consensual.

19 new members inducted into the Springfield Hall of Fame.

2 court rulings that went against Chester Community Charter School in their fight with the state and Chester Upland.

87, age of man whose death is being attributed to the recent heat wave. He was working in his yard in Roslyn at the time.

161 point decline for the Dow yesterday.

10 dollars below its initial IPO share price for Facebook offering.

52, age of man who apologized in court yesterday for incident in which he threw a cup of hot coffee at a clerk. He will face trial for assault.

5 students felled for some reason at a school in Lehigh County. Investigators found no reason why the kids passed out.

3 victims who have now described attacker who sexually assaulted them in Pennypack Park in Philly.

17 people arrested in a cocaine ring that was running drugs from New York City to Philly.

10-6 win for the Phils over the Mets last night, thanks to home runs from pinch hitter Carlos Ruiz to tie it in the 8th and the game winner from Jimmy Rollins in the 9th.

0 wins in 8 starts this year for Cliff Lee.

2 HRs and 8 RBIs for Ty Wigginton in series vs. Mets.

2 scoreless innings from relievers Antonio Bastardo and Jose Contreras.

3 hits for both Rollins and Juan Pierre at the top of the lineup.

5-4 win for Radnor over Central League rival Garnet Valley in boys lacrosse.

2 wins for 49-year-old Jamie Moyer, who was designated for release by the Rockies.


Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Anyone care to explain to me how Cliff Lee can possibly have two less wins than Jamie Moyer? In fact, Lee has yet to win a game in his eight starts.



I Don’t Get It: A dispute between mother and son got a bit out of hand in Upper Darby. Police say mom hit her offspring with a baseball bat. I don’t get it.


Today’s Upper: Kudos to all those who took part in the Red, White and Blue Mass at Annunciation BVM school to honor emergency personnel. The school is due to merge with St. Denis next fall.


Quote Box: “So if I’m going to propose increasing money for education, who do we take it from?

- Gov. Tom Corbett, yesterday talking about the state budget.