Friday, April 24, 2015

The Daily Numbers for Friday, April 24

The Daily Numbers: 45,000 to 60,000 people expected to attend the Democratic National Convention in Philly. A forum on preparations was held yesterday at Neumann University.

6,000 to 10,000 ‘Philly Friends’ needed as volunteers for the event.

13,500 to 14,000 hotel rooms in the region expected to be booked for the event.

8 to 14 years in prison for a Folcroft woman on a burglary rap.

1-2 tourism punch for the region, starting with this year’s visit by Pope Francis for the World Meeting of Families, followed the next summer by Democrats.

29, age of man taken into custody after a shooting that left an Upper Darby man shot several times.

55, age of Drexel Hill woman who entered plea in DUI hit-run case.

21,618 signatures on petition for ALS treatment being sought by Aston family.

100,000 signatures needed to get it in front of the president.

13 million dollars in projects targeting bridge repairs in Chester.

3.3 percent pay hikes for teachers in Rose Tree Media School District. In exchange the district will get extra days from teachers.

600 bikes and 70 docking stations rolled out as part of city of Philadelphia new bike-sharing program.

56-43 vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as 1st black woman to serve at Attorney General.

2 years probation and $100,000 fine for former CIA boss David Petraeus for giving classified material to his biographer, with whom he was having an affair.

17,097 fans who bought tickets for yesterday’s Phillies afternoon game, smallest crowd since a 2003 game at Veterans Stadium.

9-1 loss for the Phils that dropped their record to 5-11, tied for last place with the Marlins.

2 more errors for the Phils yesterday.

17 errors in 16 games, tops in baseball. Hey, at least we’re leading in something.

.213 batting average for the Phils.

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

Good thing for the Penn Relays. Anything to avoid having to watch the Phillies.

I Don’t Get It: What happened to spring? Mother Nature, I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Fulginiti family of Aston. They continue to battle to get a new medicine approved to treat ALS, despite falling short in their petition drive.

Quote Box: “It’s wonderful for us to have this 1-2 punch.”

- Meryl Levitz, president and chief executive officer of Visit Philadelphia, on the back-to-back events of the World Meeting of Families with a visit by Pope Francis, and the Democratic National Convention the following summer.

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