Friday, August 28, 2015

The Daily Numbers for Friday, Aug. 28

The Daily Numbers: 50,000 tickets for the regional rails for Saturday, Sept. 26 for pope visit.

60,000 tickets sold for Sunday.

175,000 tickets SEPTA had planned to sell for both days.

200,000 tickets still available.

600 Pa. National Guard troops being sought by Montgomery County for help with traffic and security for the pope weekend.

0, how much teachers and staff will be getting paid in Chester Upland School District. The ailing district says it does not have the money to make its payroll.

300 teachers and staff who say they will be on the job to open the schools anyhow.

2.8 million dollars awarded in a malpractice case against Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

2, as in Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East 2 pipeline, which has now drawn fire in the form of a civil action by the Clean Air Council.

14 incidents of thefts from cars being reported in Nether Providence. Police are urging residents to lock their cars.

30 million dollars in grants, loans incorrectly handled by Cheyney University, according to state audit.

111 times that a New Jersey teacher was late for work. He’ll still get to keep his job.

58, age of former Sixer Darryl Dawkins, better known as ‘Chocolate Thunder.’ He died yesterday of heart failure.

14 seasons Dawkins spent in the NBA.

12 points, 6.1 rebounds in 726 NBA games in Dawkins’ career.

2 backboards that exploded under the fury of his slam dunks.

5-0 lead for the Phillies that disappeared in a 9-5 loss to the Mets.

4-game sweep for the Metropolitans.

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

RIP, Darryl Dawkins. The original rim rattler.

I Don’t Get It: What happened to all those people mobbing the regional rails for the visit by Pope Francis. SEPTA yesterday said they still had 200,000 tickets available.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to teachers and staff in Chester Upland, who yesterday indicated they would still report and open the schools, even though the district doesn’t hae the money to pay them.

Quote Box: “This kind of commitment goes beyond what we ever want to ask of our staff, but as we continue to explore every possible legislative, fiscal and legal avenue to secure funds, their sacrifice is much appreciated.”

- Chester Upland Receiver Francis Barnes, on word that teachers would report to work without pay.

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