$75,000 Cost to Santa Barbara County of providing staff, security, sanitation and electricity for Michael Jackson's arraignment on child-molestation charges last Friday
$250 Daily rate charged to the media for a parking space outside the courthouse, to help defray the costs
350,000 Number of cases of polio worldwide in 1988
667 Number of cases of polio in 2003
250 million Number of children who must be vaccinated three times this year before the disease can be eradicated in the six countries where it still occurs
$117 billion Cost to the U.S. economy every year from injuries caused by car wrecks, debilitating...