Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, June 5

The Daily Numbers: 45 minute commute that has turned into 90 minute nightmare for Delco woman who is dealing with the closure of I-495 in Delaware.

222 graduates from Archbishop Carroll who picked up their diplomas yesterday.

355 graduates from Cardinal O’Hara.

21 dollar tax hike looming for home owners in Ridley School District.

100,000 dollar scholarships being awarded to students at Widener Partnership Charter School for their college education today.

25,000 per year to attend Widener. That’s on top of the BLOCS scholarships that will allow them to attend one of the archdiocesan high schools.

53-33 edge for Democrat Tom Wolf over incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett in new Quinnipiac poll.

42-40 edge for Kathleen Kane over incumbent Pat Toomey in an early poll on the 2016 U.S. Senate race

19 percent are undecided.

41-35 edge for Toomey over another possible challenger, Delco’s Joe Sestak.

30, age of Philly middle school teacher charged yesterday with having sex with a 14-year-old special education student in her class.

15 point jump for stock market yesterday

3 local Hi-Fi house stores, including 1 in Broomall, part of shutdown of the stereo store.

5 straight losses for the Phillies, who are Phading Phast.

4 walks from A.J. Burnett, and all of them scared.

8 runs over 6 innings from Burnett, who took the loss in a rain-shortened affair.

9-19 mark for the Phils since May 4.

13 strikeouts by the Phils, including 11 against Nats starter Stephen Strasburg.

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

Not even Mother Nature can help this Phils’ team. The rain didn’t really pick up last night until it was too late to prevent their 5th straight loss.

I Don’t Get It: Turns out that massive problem on I-495 with the bridge being closed down in Delaware looks like it is connected with dirt that was being dumped there for years by a contractor.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Widener University, which is coming up big with $100,000 scholarships to kids at their charter school who are just now heading into high school.

Quote Box: “I would rather be safe. Id’ rather not be in the Christina River and make it to New Castle. I’d rather have precautions than have cars going into the water or something.”

- Kelly Bowie, on her new longer commute now that I-495 in Delaware is closed.

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