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December 26, 1993
$250 What not-attorney-general Zoe Baird paid her Peruvian nanny per week. $58,333.33 What CBS pays David Letterman per show. 12 hours, 5 minutes Duration of the July 2-3 doubleheader between the Phillies and San Diego (4:30 p.m. to 4:35 a.m.). 28,194,400 Approximate number of sandbags stacked to stem the Midwest flood. $335 million Jurassic Park's North American box-office gross. 222 Number of sit-ups Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen told a grand jury he does routinely.
SPORTS
December 17, 2009
So, what uniform number will Roy Halladay wear with the Phillies? He wore No. 32 with the Blue Jays, but that is Steve Carlton's number and it has been retired in Philadelphia. Halladay will wear No. 34, the same number worn by Cliff Lee, who departed yesterday for Seattle in a separate trade.  
BUSINESS
November 25, 2006 | By Madhusmita Bora and Stacey Burling INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Shoppers streamed to area stores yesterday on the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season. Retailers hope that those shoppers were buyers and that Black Friday?s numbers presage more green in their future. Here's a tally of how the day added up for consumers and store operators. 9: Number of minutes it took to get a parking space at 9:43 a.m. at King of Prussia mall. 1,000: Number of goodie bags given out to the first shoppers at Willow Grove Park mall, starting at 6 a.m. 400: Number of bananas given away at the customer-service desk at Willow Grove Park mall.
SPORTS
June 28, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
THAT FAMILIAR No. 26 was not on the back of Chase Utley's uniform Tuesday night when he played for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. He was trumped by the mascot. Ferris, the team's porcine representation, wears No. 26, because, as all you fans of the periodic table of elements know, that is the number for iron. The mascot's name is derived from the Latin name for iron. Utley wore No. 21.
SPORTS
December 28, 1991 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
Of the dozen teams that survived the rigors of the regular season and qualified for the 1991 NFL playoffs, eight begin their sudden-death trek toward the Super Bowl this weekend. With that in mind, and taking a break between resignations, retirements and firings among the league's head coaches, here's how the playoffs shape up, by the numbers: 0. Number of playoff games won by New Orleans, ever; number of games lost by Dallas this season playing on grass-covered swards like Soldier Field; number of winning teams beaten by the Jets this season; number of fans secretly hoping to see Denver reach another Super Bowl.
NEWS
June 8, 1999 | BY JACQUELINE M. TRUEBLOOD
Last year, in light of the rash of school killings across our country, I wrote a letter to President Clinton expressing my concern about these tragic events and offering a proposal to help our children protect themselves and their peers. I did not get a response from the White House, and now because of what has happened in Littleton, Colo., and again in Conyers, Ga., as a mother and a grandmother, I am compelled to write to you. Please do not take this lightly. I again propose a nationwide 800 number be established so children can call anonymously 24 hours a day to report rumors of possible violence against school administrators, fellow students and others.
SPORTS
March 21, 2012 | BY KERITH GABRIEL, Daily News Staff Writer
PEYTON MANNING is having a great week. Not only does he sign a 5-year, $96 million contract to make his NFL return with the Denver Broncos, he's also managed to overshadow Tebowmania and have a Broncos legend willingly hand over his retired number. After talking to former Broncos quarterback Frank Tripucka personally last week, Manning will wear his trademark No. 18 jersey - a number retired by Denver in 1963. Tripucka, who was drafted by the Eagles as the No. 9 overall pick in 1949 but quickly traded to Detroit, has no problem with Manning taking his number.
SPORTS
February 11, 2014 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
AS JAKE BERGEY walked onto the Wells Fargo Center turf and looked up to the rafters Saturday night, emotions and memories from his 10-year playing career in Philadelphia began to come back. The son of former Eagles linebacker Bill Bergey earned one accolade not found on his father's résumé Saturday, 6 years after playing his final game for the Wings. The second leading scorer in team history was recognized in a pregame ceremony as the team retired his No. 66 jersey prior to its 8-6 loss to Edmonton.
SPORTS
April 1, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
THE STREAK is over. The Sixers avoided the longest losing streak in North American pro sports history, routing the totally uninspired Detroit Pistons, 123-98, on Saturday night. Here is a look back by the numbers: 1: Sixers' current winning streak. 1: Number of times NBA teams with a 20-game losing streak in one season have not finished with the worst record (2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers). 3: Number of pro sports teams that have lost 26 straight games. 6: Number of times NBA teams have lost 20 straight games in one season.
BUSINESS
November 26, 2005 | By Wendy Tanaka and Stacey Burling INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Shoppers flooded area stores yesterday, contributing to what retailers hope was a blockbuster day for sales. Here's a look at how the day went for consumers and retailers. 6,200: Number of cannolis (left) sold between 6 and 11:30 a.m. at Termini Bros. Bakery's Philadelphia and New Jersey shops. 1,728: Packs of holiday ornaments sold at Ikea's Philadelphia store from 9 a.m. to noon. 600,000: Number of lighted lawn deer (such as the one above) sold this season by Philadelphia's Brite Star Manufacturing Co. 42: Number of children in line to see Santa at 10:45 a.m. at the King of Prussia mall.
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August 4, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - What could the Kevin Spacey political thriller "House of Cards" possibly have to do with "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"? More than you might think. Unless, that is, you're one of the Netflix subscribers whose behavior helped the streaming service make the connection in the first place. Because it turns out that when Netflix shows us something that's supposedly like the thing we've just watched, it's not making an editorial judgment, or promoting some pet project: It's doing the math on our viewing habits.
NEWS
July 27, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
IF YOU LIKE SEPTA, you're not alone. While the city school district is flunking financially and the police department is too often suspect, the region's transit authority appears to be on the right track. Ridership on SEPTA's 13 regional rail lines hit an all-time high of 37.4 million trips in fiscal year 2015, the period from July 1 2014 through June 30, SEPTA announced yesterday. It was the third year in a row a ridership record was set, according to numbers the authority provided to the Daily News . On the financial side, at the end of FY15, SEPTA marked its 16th consecutive year of operating with a balanced budget, said SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch.
BUSINESS
July 5, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
A small number of electricity suppliers are employing a new trick to make their rates appear more competitive: They're tacking on a monthly fee in addition to the kilowatt-hour rate. A monthly fee skews the calculus when trying to compare suppliers based on kWh rates, the so-called price to compare. When evaluating suppliers, you need to be sure you're basing your decision not just on the price to compare, but also on the total monthly charge. Only five of 47 suppliers listed for Peco customers on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's website (papowerswitch.com)
SPORTS
June 21, 2015
4 Innings pitched 6 Runs 7 Walks 3 Strikouts 2 Home runs 104 Pitches 13.50 ERA
NEWS
June 13, 2015 | By Sheena Faherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just in time for peak tick season, the Pennsylvania Department of Health this week announced that Lyme disease cases went up by a whopping 25 percent in a single year. Given the state often has more cases of the tick-borne infection than any other, this might worry anyone who spends time in the woods. But experts say a lot goes into reports such as this one, some of it concerning, some perplexing - and some reassuring. "We know Lyme is out there," said Atmaram Nambiar, director of the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Department of Health.
NEWS
June 8, 2015 | By Diane R. Girardot, For The Inquirer
At 25, Marypat Siess is usually up for a party. So when she declared one recent night at 11 that it was time for an impromptu dance competition, no one who knew her was particularly surprised. The possible wrinkle: At the time, she was hospitalized at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she has been treated for recurring leukemia since age 6. Nonetheless, Siess had her party, though it was mostly hospital staff who attended. "I'm an adult. I don't have a bedtime," Siess said, happily recounting the evening.
NEWS
June 8, 2015 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Somerset County prosecutor concluded in March that Cooper Health System CEO John P. Sheridan Jr. killed his wife, set their house on fire, and then committed suicide, it reignited concerns about the competency of New Jersey's medical examiner system. By ruling the deaths a murder-suicide, the prosecutor's office closed the high-profile case. But the couple's four sons, who believe both their parents were murdered in September in their Montgomery Township home, have asked the state Attorney General's Office for a new investigation.
REAL_ESTATE
June 7, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Population: 2,854 (2010). Median household income: $64,835 (2012). Area: 1.0 square mile. Settlements in the last three months: 8. Homes for sale: 16. Average days on market: 144. Median sales price: $180,950. Housing stock: 889 units, including condos, townhouses, twins and singles, mostly older. School district: Avon Grove. SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; Barbara M. Mastronardo, Weichert Realtors; Jill Callahan, Coldwell Banker Preferred; Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach HomExpert Market Report
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