Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, June 3

The Daily Numbers: 90,000 vehicles that use I-495 in Delaware every day to skirt the city of Wilmington. It’s shut down for emergency bridge work.

4,800 foot bridge that carries traffic over the Christina River.

4 support columns on the bridge that were found to be tilting.

3:50 a.m., time of fatal shooting involving suspect and a Chester police officer. The officer was wounded in the exchange of gunfire. The suspect was killed.

9-year veteran of the force who took a bullet in his left side in the confrontation.

3 incidents in which members of Chester’s new Community Safe Corridors have defused situations that could have escalated outside Chester High School. Good for them.

9 to 18 years in prison for a Chester woman who was involved in a fatal DUI crash that claimed the life of a 52-year-old Brookhaven woman.

11 year old boy who could face charges after the brutal beating of a cat in Darby Borough.

172-24 vote in the Pa. House to allow schools to post ‘In God We Trust’ signs in schools.

51-31 lead for Tom Wolf over Gov. Tom Corbett in the 1st post-primary poll in the Pa. governor’s race.

83 percent of Democrats favor Wolf.

59 percent of Republicans back the governor.

36 percent approval rate for Corbett; 59 percent say he’s not getting it done.

1 worker killed when he was struck in a work zone on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

85 pounds lost by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie since he underwent bariatric bypass surgery.

85,000 square foot high end movie theatre complex set at Worthington development out in Malvern

26 point gain for the stock market yesterday.

30 percent cut in emissions from power plants being sought in new proposal from President Obama.

15 minimum wage OK’d by Seattle City Council.

11-2 loss for the Phils to the Mets last night.

4 of 5 games taken by the New Yorkers in the set.

39 innings played in the previous 3 games; last night 9 was more than enough for the Phils to fall.

9-1 mark for the Mets in Citizens Bank Park dating back to last year.

4-7 mark for the Phils on their longest home stand of the season.

12-19 record for the Phillies on their home turf this year.

7 games under .500 at 24-31.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan. Dennis Deitch is right. It’s time for a sense of urgency for the Phillies. Are you listening, Ruben Amaro Jr?

I Don’t Get It: The Pa. House says it’s OK for schools to post ‘In God We Trust’ signs. So we have that going for us.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to members of the Community Safe Corridors team that has taken up spots near Chester High School to defuse situations. They’ve already short-circuited 3 different things that easily could have gotten out of control.

Quote Box: “We need tons of volunteers to help us for graduation.”

- City liaison Nicole Cogdell, on plans for Friday night’s Chester High graduation ceremonies.

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