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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.
NEWS
May 16, 2016
45 Number of digital billboards in Philadelphia. 29 Number in Montco. 18 Number in Bucks. 15 Number in Delco. 7 Number in Chesco. SOURCE: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
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
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.
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BUSINESS
July 13, 2016
4.9% National unemployment rate, for June. 4.4% For whites. 5.8% For Latinos. 3.5% For Asians. 8.6% For African Americans, over age 20 8.2% For African American men, over 20. 31.2% For African American youth, 16-19. SOURCE: U.S. Labor Department
NEWS
July 12, 2016
About 60 percent of Philadelphia's prison inmates are awaiting trial, but in trying to reduce that population, officials should be careful not to put too much emphasis on an algorithm designed to help judges determine which defendants should be granted bail. The algorithm, based on the past behavior of previous inmates with similar characteristics, supposedly can calculate the likelihood that a person will commit a crime if he is released before trial. The judge can then use that calculation in deciding whether to set bail.
NEWS
May 25, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
The New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division will hear arguments June 6 on whether municipalities have an obligation to zone for affordable-housing units that they did not allow between 1999 and 2015. A panel of judges is scheduled to convene that day at the Old Courthouse in Mount Holly, built in 1794 and modeled on Congress Hall in Philadelphia. A ruling could affect by tens of thousands the number of affordable-housing units the state's 565 municipalities must zone for in the decade ahead under the state Supreme Court's Mount Laurel rulings.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The team behind the Ridge Flats residential project in East Falls has boosted the number of apartment units in the development, to cover increased costs resulting from an additional road access point into the building that was required of the developers. David Grasso and Onion Flats Architecture were scheduled to present their revised design for the 4300 Ridge Ave. project, which also includes ground-floor retail space, to the East Falls Community Council on Wednesday. The new plan calls for a six-story building with 206 units, compared with the five-story, 147-unit project proposed in 2014, according to Howard Steinberg, an Onion Flats co-owner.
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