Numbers: Oct. 9, 2000

$1.55 Average price of a gallon of gas in September

$1.54 Average price of a gallon of gas in 1950, adjusted for inflation

1.7 million Decrease in the number of Americans without health insurance from 1998 to 1999

42.6 million Number of Americans still lacking health insurance in 1999

$4.8 million Cost in 1953 to build Milwaukee, Wis., Brewers' County Stadium, which played host to its last game last week ($30.8 million today, adjusted for inflation)

$4.8 million Approximate salary of Brewers' outfielder Jeromy Burnitz

$394 million Cost of the Brewers' new stadium

44% Drivers in a survey who admit...

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