The Daily Numbers: 42-14 thrashing Alabama laid on the Fighting Irish in the BCS title game last night.
28-0 Crimson Tide at the half.
35-0 Alabama before the Irish got on the board.
3 national titles in 4 season for Alabama, including 2 in a row.
7 consecutive national titles for the SEC.
8-1 record for Lou Saban in championship games, including 4-1 mark in SEC title games, and 4-0 in BCS games.
7, age of Clara, the family St. Bernard that was taken from its yard in Chester Township and fatally shot in an alley.
26,571 dollars, how much the former treasurer of the Ridley Little League is believed to have swiped from the coffers. She’ll now face trial on the charges after a preliminary hearing.
6 Roman Catholic parishes in West Philadelphia that will be merged into 3.
12 parishes in Delco that are being reviewed by the archdiocese.
100 gallons of diesel fuel swiped from vehicles parked at a shopping center in Concord.
113 days, length of the NHL lockout.
48 or 50 games, what the season now will be shortened to, probably starting in a week or two.
1 man shot in the chest in Chester Sunday night.
1.7 million dollar budget plan that will be considered Thursday in Colwyn, where they have started the new year without a budget in place.
100,692 dollar fine paid by Manor Care in Yeadon in a deal with the Department of Justice.
167,800 dollar salary for the new chief financial officer hired to put the Chester Upland School District on an even keel.
16:9, the innovative independent cinema in Lansdowne will close its doors at the end of February.
8.5 billion dollars being paid by 10 banks to settle foreclosure complaints.
5 stores being closed by Macy’s, including some downtown locations. None of the stores is in the Philly area.
3.52, average price of gallon of gas in Philly region. That’s up 4 cents from week before. Last year we were paying $3.45.
3.30, the national average.
4 jurors picked for latest sex abuse trial involving Catholic priest and Catholic school teacher in Philly.
10,000 dollar reward posted after 56 cars have tires slashed in West Philly.
26 million dollar price tag for Penn State connected to the Jerry Sandusky case so far.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Anyone still want the Eagles to take Manti Te’o with the No. 4 pick? Didn’t think so.
I Don’t Get It: Why would someone take a family’s pet St. Bernard out of its yard, then shoot the animal and leave it in an alley. I don’t get it.
Today’s Upper: Kudos to Delco hockey fans. Their wishes have been granted with an end to the NHL lockout. But a huge thumb’s down to both the owners and players for leaving their fans out in the cold so long.
Quote Box: “She was a family companion. She would rather play around than bite anyone.”
- Cheryl Simms, on her family pet St. Bernard Clara, who was shot and killed in Chester Township.