Friday, March 19, 2010

The Daily Numbers - March 19

The Daily Numbers: 8 gunshots that rang out inside Cheers bar in Upper Darby, leaving 1 person dead.
180 times police have responded to the bar since January 2009, according to U.D. top cop Michael Chitwood.
4 Interboro High School students who have died in the past two months.
1 person killed by an off-duty Philadelphia police officer who witnessed a robbery on City Line Avenue early Friday. He traded shots with the suspect, who was hit and killed.
300 dollar pair of sunglasses that police allege was pilfered by the principal of a Catholic high school in South Jersey.
32, age of teacher from Bordentown Regional School in South Jersey who faces 4 counts of sexual assault involving relations with a student.
1,500 nurses and other workers who could go on strike against Temple University Hospital today.
34 people charged with gun violations by the attorney general’s gun violence task force.
9 people who suffered minor injuries in collision of bus and minivan in Philly yesterday.
16,000 more jobs lost across Pennsylvania in February. That brings the total jobs lost since the recession started in December 2007 to 260,000
1 in 22 jobs lost during that time across the state.
500 residents in Lower Merion who oppose class-action lawsuit over alleged spying on students via their district-issued laptop computers.
2 Villanova starters benched by Coach Jay Wright for the start of the ‘Cats first NCAA tourney game against Robert Morris.
2 seed Wildcats had to go to OT to be the stubborn 15 seed.
2 for 15 shooting from the field for senior Scottie Reynolds, one of the stars who were benched.
20 points for Reynolds, including shooting 15 of 16 from the free throw line, and 7 of 8 foul shots down the stretch.
2.83 goals against average for Flyers goaltender Michael Leighton, who is now on the shelf for the rest of the season with a high ankle sprain.
16 pitches, including 11 fastballs, by Brad Lidge in his first appearance in a game in spring training.
2 more veterans Eagles released by the team yesterday. Wide receiver Kevin Curtis and DE Darren Howard both were given their walking papers.
28,750 season tickets, where the Phillies plan to cap their ticket sales.
Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Jay Wright is taking some heat for his decision to bench two key starters for the Wildcats first-round NCAA game. Not there. It was the Wright call.
I Don’t Get It: I wish I knew what was going on with young people today, especially some of those in Interboro. I do know this, ignoring this issue won’t make it go away.
Today’s Upper: Make sure you get outside this weekend. Spring arrives Saturday. Actually it got here early this week. Today’s high will be in the 70s, ditto for tomorrow. After that winter, we deserve it.
Quote Box: “This place is a shoot ‘em up joint for drugs and weapons.”
- Upper Darby top cop Mike Chitwood, on problem bar that was scene of a fatal shooting.


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