Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Daily Numbers for Dec. 6

The Daily Numbers: 38, age of Delco prison guard charged in the fatal shooting of his wife in Tinicum.

25 homicides in Delaware County this year.

1 slaying in Tinicum Township.

1 dead, 2 wounded in a street shooting in Chester Wednesday night.

8,880 dollars in the Daily Times Merry Christmas Fund to benefit the Salvation Army in Chester yesterday.

2 charged, 2 cited in an early-morning brawl at an Upper Darby diner.

16 dogs covered with fleas retrieved from a home in Prospect Park.

2.8 percent proposed county tax hike that will be discussed at public hearing tonight at 6 in the council meeting room in the Government Center in Media.

0 tax hike in the proposed budget for Ridley Township.

500,000 dollar push for housing voucher reform given by HUD during a meeting in Upper Chi.

8-0 vote by which Brian Razzi was elected new school board prez in Interboro.

1 killed, 1 injured when workers fell into a water tank in Montco.

1.3 billion dollars in increased costs for public pensions hanging over the budget process in Harrisburg.

450 pound killer who is fighting his scheduled execution in Ohio.

91, age of jazz legend Dave Brubeck, who died yesterday.

11,000 jobs on chopping block at CitiGroup.

1,500 new Starbucks stores set to open next year.

4-4 record for Villanova after they fell to Temple on their home court last night.

0-2 mark in the Big 5 for Jay Wright’s guys.

29 points for Tyreek Duren as La Salle rolled over Penn State.

30,000 points for Kobe Bryant. And the Sixers took Allen Iverson instead.

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Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Maybe it’s a good thing that Ruben Amaro has not been spending like a drunken sailor at the Winter Meetings. But he is going to do something, right? Like a center fielder?

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I Don’t Get It: Very violent day in the county. So much for the holiday spirit.

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Today’s Upper: Kudos to those who will make the trek to media tonight to comment on the county proposed budget, which includes a tax hike. My guess is they will be a rare breed. I’ll put the line at 10 for over/under on the audience. What do you say?

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Quote Box: “He freely admitted he shot his wife.”

- County District Attorney Jack Whelan, commenting on fatal shooting in Tinicum Township.

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