The Daily Numbers - June 4
The Daily Numbers: 6.6 million dollars approved for the final redesign on the so-called Killer Conchester Route 322 between I-95 and Route 1.
240 million dollars, total tab of the project on the 7-mile stretch of road.
2001, when the plan was first proposed; 2015, when it is now expected to get underway.
393 significant accidents and 5 fatalities report on that stretch of road in the last 5 years.
16 people busted in early-morning drug sweep in Upper Darby on Saturday.
2015, when Pope Benedict XVI is set to visit Philadelphia and bring the World Conference on Families to town.
450,000 people who attended as the pope celebrated Mass in Milan, Italy, yesterday to wind up this year’s conference.
2, as in Day 2 of deliberations for jury mulling charges in Philadelphia priest child-sex abuse trial.
4 parishes in Phoenixville merging into 2 as the archdiocese continues to consolidate.
12 new members inducted into the Springfield High Arts Hall of Fame.
3 people shot in an hour in Chester Saturday afternoon.
5 people bitten or scratched by a rabid cat in Wilmington.
70th anniversary of Battle of Midway, which turned the tide in the Pacific in World War II.
20 percent dip in cost of gasoline since May 1.
3.64, average price at pump in Philly region.
6 cent decline from a week ago; last year we were paying $3.85 a gallon.
150 people killed in plane crash in Nigeria.
7 wins for Jimmie Johnson at the Monster Mile in Dover.
67, including 3 birdies in the last 4 holes, as Tiger Woods as he won the Memorial Tournament yesterday.
73 tour wins for Tiger, tying him with Jack Nicklaus for 2nd place all-time, behind only Sam Snead’s 82 wins.
2 of 3 losses to the Marlins in weekend series for the Phillies.
5 runs on 9 hits surrendered by Joe Blanton.
231 consecutive sellouts for the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park
4 games with the Dodgers starting tonight.
*: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Why do I get the feeling that Chase Utley is not the answer for the Phils’ woes.
Call me a Phanatic
I Don’t Get It: 3 shooting in a half-hour in Chester on a Saturday afternoon. I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: A lift for area Catholics with word that the pope will be coming to Philadelphia in 2015 for the World Conference of Families.
Quote Box: “The highway is unforgiving. There’s no room to make a mistake on that road.”
- State Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160, on the project set to improve Route 322.