Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Daily Numbers for Wednesday March 20 - Happy Spring!

The Daily Numbers: 20, as in March 20, 1st day of spring. Happy Spring.
45, expected high temperature today. Not so happy spring.
78, high temperature exactly 1 year ago today, on 1st day of spring.

38, age of Marcus Hook mayor, who is under investigation by the Delco D.A.'s office in connection with an incident at his home.
1,300 people in Brookhaven who signed a petition to allow the sale of alcohol in a borough restaurant. The question now will appear on the May 21 primary ballot.
10 to 20 years in prison for the Upper Chichester baby sitter convicted in the death of the 2 and a half year old in her care.
4 months, age of tot that police say a Chester Township man assaulted by throwing him on a changing table.
300 dollar fine plus court costs if you get caught with a dog without a license. State dog wardens will be fanning out across the county checking on them.
2 thefts at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital a New Jersey woman has pleaded guilty to pulling off.
17 of April, when Giant Supermarket will open at the Quarry in Haverford.
44, age of Haverford plumber who jumped into Schuylkill River yesterday in an attempt to rescue a man after his car plunged into the drink.
10 babies killed in Philly clinic during abortion procedures, according to testimony at trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell.
187,256 dollars a year, annual salary of Pa. governor. That is tops in the country.
7 Marines killed in blast during training exercise in the Nevada desert.
65 people killed during bombings in Iraq tied to 10th anniversary of Iraq War.
62-53 win for Chester as they advance to state title game for 3rd straight year.
53-49 loss for the O'Hara girls to Spring-Ford in PIAA AAAA semifinals.
50-45 win for Archbishop Carroll over Montour.
63-61 loss for Saint Joe's in the NIT to St. John's.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
You heard it here first. Dominic Brown is going to have a monster year for the Phillies.
I Don’t Get It: You call this spring? Punxsutawney needs to have his prognosticating license pulled.
Today’s Upper: Kudos toour new columnist Chris Freind. Maybe some people thought we weren't going to take strong stands when our former columnist Gil Spencer left. Today Chris chimes in on the Sam Schmucker case, and takes the exact opposite position from what we espoused on our editorial page yesterday.
Quote Box: “In speaking to my family and friends, they made me believe I'm human and I've done more good for the borough thatn this one mistake in my life."
- Marcus Hook Mayor James Schiliro, explaining why he will not give up his post.

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