About 3,000 kids reported absent on parade day

San Francisco Giants fans celebrate during a baseball World Series parade in downtown San Francisco, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. The Giants defeated the Texas Rangers in five games for their first championship since the team moved west from New York 52 years ago. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

November 8, 2010 2:33:46 PM PST
The Bay Area News Group came up with some new numbers on the World Series celebration last week

So many city workers were watching the giants' parade Wednesday, the entire Internet went down at San Francisco City Hall.

More than 3,000 San Francisco school children reported being sick that day and that cost the school district $121,000. The city spent $20,000 in extra staffing to clean up 17 tons of trash and ticker tape after the parade.


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