Friday, March 27, 2015

The Daily Numbers for Friday, March 27

The Daily Numbers: 299 bucks, cost of a pair of Beats by Dre headphones. Police believe that’s what Arkel Garcia was after when he killed Marple Newtown grad Christian Massey.

21, age of Garcia, who was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

25, age of Amanda De Guio, a mother of 2 from Upper Darby who has been missing since June.

400 acres of Mount Moriah Cemetery in Yeadon, where a new flagpole will honor veterans.

2,400 veterans who are buried there.

10-234, the Local union of the United Steelworkers Union who are voting on new contract with Monroe Energy at the Trainer refinery. 500,000 dollar grant for a library expansion in Ridley.

34,000 dollars raised to help literacy in Wallingford Swarthmore.

59 percent of people in new Franklin & Marshall poll who back Gov. Tom Wolf’s tax plan.

39 percent say Pa. is now heading in the right direction.

40 percent who have favorable opinion of Wolf. That’s better rating than former Gov. Tom Corbett had at any point in his 4 years.

4 straight days of declines for stock market.

40.31 dip for Dow Jones yesterday.

79-72 win for Chester Native Bo Ryan and Wisconson over North Carolina.

68-60 win for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Arizona over Xavier.

9-1 win for Ridley over Strath Haven in boys lacrosse.

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

The pride of Chester: Bo Ryan vs. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in the Elite 8. Gotta’ love it.

I Don’t Get It: The idea of slamming a jumbo jet into the ground. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to all those who took part in flag ceremony to honor vets yesterday at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Yeadon.

Quote Box: “He didn’t even get what he came there for. He took Chris’ life and left the headphones on the ground.”

- Assistant District Attorney Brendan O’Malley, on Arkel Garcia, sentenced to life for the murder of Christian Massey.

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