The Daily Numbers for Friday March 8



The Daily Numbers: 4, as in where Delco ranks in the number of citations issued for violations of the state's 1-year-old law banning texting while driving.



75 citations issued here to county drivers.


111 for Montgomery County, 110 for Allegheny. Philly is No. 1 but their exact numbers are not yet available. At the 6-month mark they had racked up 156 citations.


77,000 square foot new store being opened by Burlington Coat Factory on 69th Street in Upper Darby today.


20-19 edge for Joe Sestak over Alysson Schwarts in early polling for the Dem nod for governor to run against Tom Corbett.


7 percent for Treasurer Rob McCord.


20-17 percent edge for Schwartz over Sestak among women, and she lead in Southeastern Pa. region by a margin of 44-17.


4 panelists who debated gun issues in front of  packed auditorium last night in Media.


16, age of teen who took bullet to chest somewhere in the Chester-Upland area. He's not cooperating with police.


4,000 dollar grant for the Chester Upland School District to set up an internship program.


500,000 dollar grant for the Media-Upper Providence Library.


23 Philadelphia schools to close after a ruling by the School Reform Commission last night; 4 schools were saved from the chopping block.


10 jurors now seated for the murder trial of Philly abortion doc Kermt Gosnell.


340,000 people filing for jobless aid, another decline in thosse numbers. That's down by 7,000.


33.25 increase for the Dow yesterday, setting a new record high for the market for the 3rd straight day.

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


You won't see much sadder than that press conference held yesterday by Flyers Chris Pronger as he continue sto battle symptoms from a concussion.

I Don’t Get It: Those who insist on seeing race in almost every story we do. You know who you are.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to 69th Street, which gets another new story today with the opening of a new Burlington Coat Factory.



Quote Box: “The goal is to change behavior and get peopel to stop texting behind the wheel, not just wait until they do it and then see them get a ticket."

- Jenny Robinson, AAA spokesman, on 1-year anniversary of the state's law banning texting while driving.