Friday, January 18, 2013

The Daily Numbers for Jan. 18

The Daily Numbers: 203,048 dollars a year. That’s salary of Medical Examiner Dr. Fredrick Hellman, highest paid employee in Delaware County government.

172,271, salary for D.A. Jack Whelan.

171,518, salary for executive director Marianne Grace.

22 county employees who top the $100,000 dollar mark.

2 percent pay raise for all full-time county employees.

2 percent pay hikes in 2011 and 2012 as well. There was a pay freeze in 2010.

2.8 percent tax hike included in this year’s county budget.

27, age of man gunned down in Chester on Tuesday, becoming the 1st homicide in the county in 2013.

70, age of defrocked priest who is now serving 2 and a half to 5 years in prison for pleading guilty to raping an altar boy back in the late ‘90s. Yesterday he testified the attack never took place.

60 years in prison, what former priest Edward Avery could have faced if convicted at trial.

12 people killed in Aurora, Colo., movie theater back in July. The theater reopened Thursday.

4.4 percent increase in revenue from Pa.’s 11 casinos last year. The casinos raked in $3.1 billion.

2, Pa.’s ranking now in gambling states, trailing only Las Vegas. It has surpassed Atlantic City.

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

It’s a new era in Eagles football. Chip Kelly certainly hit all the right notes yesterday in his initial session with the media. Now all he has to do is win.

I Don’t Get It: How could anyone attack a person on a subway platform and then drag them onto the tracks. How low can we go?

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Howie Roseman. The Eagles GM was taking serious heat from the national media, who were portraying him as a hindrance in the Eagles hunt for a new head coach. Now it turns out Roseman was busy sealing the deal with the team’s No. 1 choice, Oregon coach Chip Kelly.

Quote Box: “I did not. So help me God.”

- Former priest Edward Avery on stand yesterday, denying sexually abusing altar boy back in the late ‘90s. Two others are now on trial in similar attacks. Avery pleaded guilty months ago, but now says he did so only to avoid spending the rest of his life in prison. He says the attack never happened.

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