The Daily Numbers - June 1
The Daily Numbers: 1,200 people who applied for jobs at the former Conoco plant that was bought by Delta.
400 positions and 150 contracting spots that will be filled.
69,000 jobs created by the U.S. economy in May, the fewest in a year.
7.2 percent unemployment rate in Delaware County, with 20,087 people out of work. Last year it was at 7.5 percent.
2,300 dollars, how much money police believe a Clifton Heights woman pocketed when a man dropped it in a local Wawa. She was arraigned yesterday.
30 Fresh Start students who were honored during a program in Darby Borough last night as they prepare to graduate from high school.
6 people saved off a life raft off the Jersey shore in Barnegat Light yesterday.
7 firefighters injured in an explosion and truck fire on I-295 in Burlington County, N.J.
2.5 billion dollar budget given OK by Philadelphia School Reform Commission despite raucous demonstration by hundreds of parents and activists.
1 county on which a jury found John Edwards not guilty. They were deadlocked on the other charges and a mistrial was declared.
26 bus lines up and down the East Coast shut down yesterday in a safety crackdown by the federal government.
16 ounces, maximum amount of sugary drink or soda you’d be able to buy in New York eateries under plan by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
26-point decline on Wall Street yesterday, completing the market’s worse month in 2 years.
5 week high for people seeking unemployment benefits.
1,300 jobs being cut by United Airlines in Houston.
3.75 percent for 30-year mortgages.
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.
40-32 win for the East over West stars in Hero Bowl.
7-1 win for Sun Valley in District 1 AAA softball title tilt.
6-0 loss for Delco Christian in Class A softball championship 79, what Phil Mickelson shot in first round of Memorial Tournament yesterday. He withdrew, citing mental fatigue. Happens to me all the time.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.We’ll find out what these Phils are really made out in the next week. Three with the red-hot Marlins, followed by four with best team in baseball, the L.A. Dodgers.
*: John Edwards. Go away. Please.
I Don’t Get It
Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Girl Scouts, who are celebrating their 100th anniversary.
Quote Box: “He liked being close to the throne.”
- Prosecutor in his closing against Monsignor William Lynn. The case goes to jury today.