The Daily Numbers - Jan. 31
The Daily Numbers: 1 billion dollars, how much Gov. Tom Corbett says he can raise for education by getting the state out of booze business.
620 state stores that would be closed under the plan.
400 million dollars raised by increases in fees and fines.
500 million dollar markup on booze in the state stores that Pa. would lose.
1,200 licenses to be sold to private wholesalers to sell booze.
5 million dollar boost for alcohol enforcement by state police.
1.5 million dollar increae for alcohol treatment and prevention.
10,000 dollar maximum fine for serving a minor.
3,500 state store employees who would be out of jobs, although some likely would be hired by the new private outlets.
141,000 people who work at Philadelphia International Airport. Officials yesterday said the proposed expansion plan would create thousands more.
22 years working for the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging for Louis Colbert, who announce dhe is taking a similar job in Philadelphia.
2,500 dollar reward offered for information on copper heist in Upper Darby.
3 dogs shot by police during a recent incident in Chester. The mayor said the officers followed protocol.
600,000 dollar scam pleaded guilty to by a 2nd person. Robert Morgan joins Lauren Rogers-Fisher in admitting they were rippin off the company they worked for.
9 apprentice firefighters who took the oath for their new jobs in Cheser.
1 priest and 1 teacher convicted in latest priest-abuse trial in Philadelphia.
1 body found in D&R Canal near Lambertville, N.J. It's believed to be that of missing New Hope bartender.
92-84 win for the Sixers over the Wizards.
18 points for Nick Young.
65-60 loss for Notre Dame.
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I Don’t Get It: Scammers targeting senior citizens. I don't get it.
Today’s Upper: Kudos to Erica Parham. She'll be heading a new unit for the county District Attorney's Office targeting Senior Exploitation. Go for it, Erica!
Quote Box: “We support the Governor's Office reviewing methods to increase flexibility for retailers ... We will continue to follow this closely."
- Wawa spokesman Lori Bruce, on Gov. Corbett's call for privatization of alcohol sales, including convenience stores.