Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, July 7

The Daily Numbers: 3, as in Day 3 of the great SEPTA slowdown on regional rails.

40 percent discount offered by Uber to take you to your destination.

7 to 23 months in jail for a former longtime Ridley High School teacher and track coach for his sexual assault on a former student.

5 years of probation after that for Gregory Stanczuk.

25 years, how long he will have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.

30 years, how long he worked for the Ridley School District.

47 million dollar price tag for the 213 acres of the Don Guanella site in the deal that fell apart between a developer and the archdiocese of Philadelphia.

31, age of Robert Payne, a teacher in the Chester Upland School District who was found shot to death in his car on a city street.

40 shots believed fired into a car that killed a 41-year-old man who had just left Harrah’s Casino.

0 new taxes included in the $78.6 million dollar budget approved by the Marple Newtown School Board.

95, our expected high today as heat and humidity create another steaming day. We’re under an excessive heat warning through 6 p.m. Friday.

2 white police officers now being probed in the shooting death of a man in Louisiana.

2 teens injured by gunfire in Philadelphia.

4 straight wins for the red-hot Phillies.

9 wins in their last 11 games.

6 comeback wins in their last 13 games.

0 in their previous 32 games.

4 straight games in which Maikel Franco has homered.

14-game hitting streak snapped for Peter Bourjos.

2 runs on 4 hits given up by Phils starter Jeremy Hellickson.

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

Great home stand for the Phillies. Now they need to stay hot as they hit the road, starting tonight in Colorado.

I Don’t Get It: Apparently the issue of the Don Guanella tract was not enough for Archbishop Charles Chaput. He’s now taking some more heat for his rulings on offering Communion to gays, lesbians and divorced couples.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Interboro School Board member Michael Burns, who pointed out the unfairness built into a county bond issue, and the fact that it would hit his communities harder than many others, including Marple.

Quote Box: “Jesus gave us gift of Holy Communion because he so loved us. All of us. Chaput’s action are not Christian.”

- Mayor Jim Kenney, responding to guidelines for Communion for gays and divorced couples put out by Archbishop Charles Chaput.

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