Friday, May 23, 2014

The Daily Numbers for Friday, May 23

The Daily Numbers: 85.2 winning percentage for Larry Yarbray as Chester High hoops coach.

11 tenants in a home that would have to be demolished to make room for a new super Wawa who registered their complaints at a hearing in Upper Darby last night.

4,670 square foot store proposed by Wawa for the intersection of West Chester Pike, Park Avenue and Windsor Avenue, across the street from St. Laurence church and school.

26 of June, when zoners will rule on the application from Wawa.

24, age of latest murder suspect in Chester.

13 homicides in Chester so far this year.

20 people who took part in the annual bike to work day who arrived on 2 wheels at the Media Courthouse yesterday.

1,600 students who picked up their diplomas from Delaware County Community College yesterday.

30,000 dollars in fines slapped on Harrah’s casino in Chester.

21 percent of elementary student sin Chester Upland who are now reading at grade level.

600 nurses at Crozer-Chester Medical Center who have given their union the OK to call a strike. No work stoppage is planned as yet.

380 percent increase from last October, when only 4.5 percent of students hit the mark.

1, as in the No. 1 beach in New Jersey, and the honor goes to Ocean City.

100 million set to be spent by environmental activists on this year’s fall elections, and 1 of the pols they are targeting is Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett.

10 point spike for the stock market yesterday.

326,000 more people applying for jobless benefits last week.

22-2 win posted by the Carroll girls lacrosse team over Girl High.

4-3 walkoff loss in the 9th inning as the Phils drop 2 of 3 to the Marlins.

2,218 hits for Jimmy Rollins, who surpassed Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn yesterday.

16 hits behind Mike Schmidt for the all-time team record.

.276 batting average for Rollins so far this year.

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No decision for Cole Hamels yesterday, who gave up 3 runs in 7 innings. Once again the Phils’ bullpen coughed up a game.

I Don’t Get It: Maybe there is something to all this global warming stuff. This weather is just flat-out weird. West Chester yesterday looked like someone had blown grass all over the roads, and the yards were covered with hail. Locusts must be next.

Today’s Upper: Sure the calendar tells us summer does not start until June 21. Don’t believe it Memorial Day weekend is here. I think we survived the winter.

Quote Box: “He is a highly respected member of the community with an impeccable reputation. It’s been very traumatic for him to have to defend himself against false allegations.”

- William Davis Jr., attorney for Chester High hoops coach Larry Yarbray.

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