Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, Jan. 17

The Daily Numbers: 1st ever district-wide day of service held yesterday in Radnor School District to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. day of service.

10,000 dollars raised in the ‘Hoops From the Heart’ annual fundraiser held by Community Action Agency. The money goes to the Life Center for Eastern Delaware County.

10,000 meals packed to help the needy during an event held at Haverford Middle School.

20 people evacuated from their homes for a short time yesterday by a natural gas leak in Brookhaven.

4 crosses proposed for new pedestrian bridge over Lancaster Avenue at Villanova University that are being questioned by some in the community.

4 feet, 7 inch tall crosses slated for the bridge.

25 percent cut in tuition for students at Immaculata University in Chester County.

6-packs, what you can now buy at Pa. beer distributors.

4 local Democratic members of Congress who indicate they will boycott the inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th president.

14, age of Grace Packer, the Montco teen who was brutally tortured, raped and killed, allegedly at the hands of her adoptive mother and her boyfriend. The teen’s troubled life was memorialized yesterday by friends.

82, age of astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. He died this week.

6 wins in their last 8 games for the Sixers.

113-104 win over the Bucks yesterday.

22 points for Joel Embiid.

28 minutes per game, all Embiid is being allowed to play as the team monitors his recovery from several injuries. 9 game losing streak to the Bucks snapped by the Sixers.

9 million dollar, 1-year deal between the Phillies and slugging outfielder Michael Saunders.

24 homers, 57 RBI and .253 batting average last year for Saunders with the Blue Jays.

48 million people, number of viewers watching the Packers-Cowboys NFC Divisional Playoff game.

37.4 million watching the Steelers-Chiefs. Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Six of eight for the Sixers and Joel Embiid. He is the man.

I Don’t Get It: Still not sure I am ready for a president who likes to Tweet, usually bashing those who criticize him, at all hours of the night.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to all those who took part in MLK activities yesterday. Now the key is to put those sentiments into action every day, not just the one day that marks his holiday.

Quote Box: “As we celebrate Dr. King, let’s celebrate him by passing it on.”

- Chester Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland.

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