Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, May 3

The Daily Numbers: 4, number of police officers believed on duty in Chester last weekend.

0, number of layoffs of police coming, according to Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland.

2 state titles won by Larry Yarbray, who has now been relieved of his duties as head basketball coach at Chester High. Community members are rallying to have him reinstated.

34, age of victim in that fatal crash on South Chester Road at Route 252 Monday.

61, age of Yeadon man who admits possession of child porn.

1 headstone that toppled at Mount Lebanon Cemetery Tuesday, injuring a child who was briefly trapped under it.

132 year old barn that went up in flames out in western Pa.

1 billion dollar shortfall in revenue in Pa. That means the budget crisis is only getting worse.

91, age of Philly real estate figure Richard Basciano, who owned building that collapsed in deadly accident. He died this week.

8-3 loss for the Phils to the Cubs last night in rare rough outing for Jeremy Hellickson.

6 runs on 8 hits over 4 innings for the Phils starter.

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

Anyone else tired of talking about the Eagles draft picks. Call me when these get on the field, and in the case of 2nd round pick Sidney Jones, that might not be until next year as he nurses Achilles injury.

I Don’t Get It: The GOP is taking another swing at health care reform, and they don’t even seem to agree if those with pre-existing conditions will be covered.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the McGonigle family of Havertown, who have started Compassion United Havertown, as a way to lend a hand for those facing life’s usual struggles. Well done.

Quote Box: “We want him to be reinstated. We want some kind of public showing of support for him from within the school where he worked and trained with the kids.”

- The Rev. Horace Strand, talking about fired Chester High hoops coach Larry Yarbray.

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