Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, Aug. 25

The Daily Numbers: 1,000 point plunge for the Dow Jones minutes after the markets opened yesterday.

588 point dip for the market at yesterday’s close.

7.6 percent nosedive overnight for China’s stock market.

22 million dollar deficit in the Chester Upland School District. Officials say that unless a new financial recovery plan is approved, the district will run out of money by December or January.

162 apartments in the West End Flats and 23 new homes in West End Walk that got preliminary OK in Media Borough.

161st state legislative district, which will get a new state rep when Democrat Leanne Krueger-Braneky takes the oath of office.

4 hour preliminary hearing that led to all charges against Attorney General Kathleen Kane being held for trial.

16,000 students and 2,000 staff members at West Chester University, which is working to eradicate an issue with Legionnaire’s Disease bacteria that has popped up in several buildings on campus.

35th anniversary being celebrated at the Rachel Kohl Library in Concord.

8,500 employees to be laid off with closure of A&P markets in New Jersey. That’s 5,000 more than the company indicated last week.

8 home runs surrendered by the Phillies in last night’s ugly 16-7 loss to the Mets.

7-2 lead for the Phils after 2 innings that went up in smoke.

133 days, how long it had been since Mets captain David Wright was in the lineup. He hit a home run in his 1st at-bat.

7 runs, 3 homers and 11 hits total for the Phils, not nearly enough.

11 homers total in the game tied a National League record.

15 extra base hits, 7 doubles & 8 home runs, for the Mets tied a team record.

2.29 ERA for Mets rookie Jacob deGrom, up from 1.98 after he was torched. He lasted only 2 innings and change.

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

Chip Kelly and the Eagles have a problem with the NFL and their interpreation of the read-option. They need a healthy Sam Bradford, and if he’s going to be hit every time he runs one of those plays, that will be a problem.

I Don’t Get It: If the state has known about the dire fiscal straits facing the Chester Upland School District all this time, why did they wait until 2 weeks before the opening of school to make their latest recovery plan public?

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the newest member of the Pennsylvania Legislature. That would be Leanne Krueger-Braneky, who will be sworn in as a state representative after winning the special election in the 161st District.

Quote Box: “It has crushed the budget of the Chester Upland School District.”

- Chester Upland receiver Francis Barnes, on high special education reimbursements for charter schools.

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