Lern to right wrote:
Don't start a sentence with a number. Journalism 101. I'll fix it for you.
Associated Press Stylebook in their section on numbers:
â€¢ Spell out numerals that start a sentence; if the result is awkward, recast the sentence:
Twenty-seven detainees were released yesterday. Yesterday, 993 freshmen entered the college
â€¢ The one exception to this rule is in a sentence that begins with a calendar year:
1938 was a turbulent year for Leon.