Monday, April 7, 2014

The Daily Numbers for Monday, April 7

The Daily Numbers: 89, age of legendary Philly Daily News columnist Chuck Stone, who died over the weekend.

93, age of Hollywood star Mickey Rooney, who also died.

1 dead, 1 wounded in gunfire over the weekend in Chester.

100 years of education celebrated Sunday at Media Elementary School.

4 different SEPTA unions that have now seen their contracts expire. No strike so far.

900,000 trips on SEPTA every day.

2 percent and 3 percent pay hikes in 2-year contract offer being mulled by SEPTA unions.

1 percent hike in employee share of health care.

70 percent of SEPTA’s $1.3 billion annual budget tied to employee wages and benefits.’

6 days, how long the last SEPTA strike lasted in 2009.

2, age of boy who accidentally shot his 11-year-old sister to death while playing with a gun in their Philly home.

96.2 million dollar opening weekend for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ That’s record for April movie release.

3.57 average price per gallon nationally for gas.

11 cents higher than the same time last month.

3.63 a gallon, average price at pump in Philly.

5-2
win for the Flyers over the Sabres to break a 4-game losing skid.

1 point ahead of Columbus

8-3 loss for Phillies in Chicago.

8 runs on 5 hits and 6 walks from starter A.J .Burnett.

37.42 average ticket price for Phillies game. Today’s home opener is off until tomorrow because of weather.

258.18, average price for a family of 4 to go to a Phillies game.

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

Is it just me or did the Phillies pull the plug a little early on the home opener? And does it have anything to do with the fact that they are no longer a slam dunk sell-out?

I Don’t Get It: It still irks me to no end when pro athletes, who are getting paid millions, don’t know some of the basic fundamentals of the game, like how not to get doubled off on a line drive.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Shallock family in Bethel, and the way they rallied around a heart transplant for a loved one.

Quote Box: “SEPTA has replaced the question of IF we strike, with the question of WHEN we strike.”

- Transport Workers Union website message after talks stalled again Sunday.

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