Money talks

A look at the numbers

Percent of the men's purse Wimbledon Champion Billy Jean King collected in 1968: 37.5

Percent of the men's purse the 2007 female champ will collect: 100

Percent of high school seniors who read at or above a "basic" level in 1992: 80

Percent of high school seniors who read at or above a "basic" level today: 72

Age of a boy trapped in the woods who used a safety pin to foil a Bradenton man's plan to kidnap him: 13

Age of a Hillsborough middle school principal who was arrested last week for buying crack from an undercover cop in his school office: 40

Age of a man, who still smokes, who credits decades of abstinence with his longevity: 107

Number of square miles of ice shelves that have melted in the Antarctic Peninsula since 1974: 5,213

Percent of Americans who say they've never heard of global warming: 13

Sources:, The New York Times, Orlando Sentinel, St. Petersburg Times, U.S. Department of Education, Reuters.

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