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July 27, 1989 | By Scott Huff, Special to The Inquirer
Fort Washington will host the Lower Montco American Legion championship game today at 5:30 p.m at Germantown Academy (located on Morris Road and Scheaff Lane), by virtue of its pair of victories in the league's double- elimination tournament format. The Golden Generals, who won the league regular-season title for the fifth straight season with an 18-6 record, won their opening game on Monday behind a sensational outing from Jim Carter. Carter tossed a 2-hit shutout as the Generals won by a 2-0 score over Huntingdon Valley.
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June 23, 1994 | By Joe Fite, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It looks as if Warminster has Fort Washington's number. In a Lower Montco American Legion game that had 18 walks in just 5 1/2 innings (because of darkness), the Warriors got timely hitting and dropped the visiting Golden Generals, 5-4, Tuesday night at Munro Park. It was the second time this season that Warminster had beaten Fort Washington by that score. It was an ugly game that only Warriors coach Frank Fisher could love. Generals coach Lou Lombardo was so disenchanted with his team that he made everyone, including the scorekeepers, do 50 pushups after the game, and would not comment.
NEWS
July 4, 1991 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
Fort Washington took third place in the Quakertown Shootout, an eight-team American Legion tournament that began last week. But Golden Generals coach Lou Lombardo was happy with his team's finish - its highest in four years in the tourney - and with some other developments. For one thing, Lombardo was able to use a lot of players. An average of 16 players saw action in each of the three games of the tournament. "That will really help our depth," said Lombardo, whose team is 20-4-1 overall.
SPORTS
August 1, 2001 | By Kristian Pope INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Bustleton's Post 810 just bided its time. One play here. One play there. No need to worry. The strategy worked for Bustleton. After falling behind early, it scored three runs in the ninth inning to upend Fort Washington yesterday, 8-6, in the first round of the American Legion Region 3 tournament at Roslyn Park. With its win yesterday, Bustleton earned the right to continue in the winners' bracket of the eight-team tournament. It will play Kennett, a 15-3 winner over J. P. Mascaro, at 4 p.m. today at Roslyn Park.
NEWS
August 10, 1989 | By Scott Huff, Special to The Inquirer
Fort Washington may have been stormed in the opening round of the double- elimination American Legion Region 3 tournament, but the Golden Generals didn't surrender until the following day. "We were slightly embarrassed the first day, but we came back roaring," Fort Washington manager Lou Lombardo said. "The first game we were like Carl 'The Truth' Williams and Downingtown was Mike Tyson. But we fought hard against both Upper Darby and Roche the next day. " Fort Washington was routed, 22-1, by Downingtown in the opening game of the tournament Aug. 2. The Whippets torched 6 Golden Generals pitchers for 24 hits - 4 doubles and 20 singles.
NEWS
August 7, 1986 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
The last time Fort Washington qualified for the Region 3 American Legion playoffs, Chuck Rittenhouse was a backup shortstop and occasional relief pitcher and Mike Gilronan was the batboy. That was in 1981, when the Generals won the Region 3 title and went on to split four games in the state playoffs, finishing their memorable season with a 34-8 record, their best ever. Now, five years later, Rittenhouse is an assistant coach with manager Lou Lombardo, Gilronan is the Generals' second baseman and the record for most wins in a season is in jeopardy.
BUSINESS
November 25, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
Turns out the idea of prerecorded video job interviews needs more time to gain acceptance. Nearly five years after forming a Fort Washington company specializing in providing businesses with that high-tech hiring option, the founders of Async Interview won't disclose revenue or even whether the company is profitable. "For the industry as a whole, it's been a longer adoption," said Ehud Israel, chief technology officer at Async. "It's a kind of new concept. " But so, at one time, was the idea of interviewing job candidates over the phone, a concept offering greater efficiencies and cost saving over in-person interviews that took about 10 years to catch on, Israel said.
NEWS
May 21, 1987 | By Lou Perfidio, Special to The Inquirer
Patty Zaffarano won both the Democratic and Republican nominations for District Justice in Fort Washington over Conrad "Joe" Gordon and Daniel Rothman. All three candidates had cross-filed for the election. Zaffarano gained 44 percent of the Democratic vote and 52 percent of the GOP vote. Gordon finished second on both tickets, gaining 29 percent of the Democratic vote and 25 percent of the Republican vote. Rothman finished last with 26 percent of the Democratic vote and 22 percent of the GOP vote.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ocwen Financial Corp., which won a $3 billion auction in bankruptcy court for Residential Capital L.L.C.'s loan-servicing unit, handed out pink slips Tuesday to nearly half its workforce in Fort Washington and laid off employees in 10 other locations. Ocwen notified 244 in Fort Washington, who work mostly in residential mortgage servicing, that their jobs will be eliminated, beginning in the first quarter and continuing through next July. An additional 307 people will continue to work in Fort Washington in mortgage servicing, information technology, and administrative positions, Ocwen spokesman Rick Gillespie said.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2013 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Johnson & Johnson's top executives said Tuesday that they hope U.S. regulators will soon certify that their factory in Fort Washington is ready to resume making medicine. The McNeil Consumer Healthcare facility, which made iconic brands such as Tylenol and Motrin, needs the Food and Drug Administration and a federal judge to say the company has complied with a consent decree before it can make the liquid versions of those once-popular nonprescription medications. The plant ceased production in April 2010 after dozens of product recalls, some of which involved strange smells and floating particles in liquid medicine.
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June 22, 2015 | By DAN SPINELLI, Daily News Staff Writer
AS A PEDIATRIC ER doctor, Trey Katzenbach works the overnight shift. And with two children and a third one on the way, his home life isn't too restful either. Still, in what free time he has, Katzenbach, 44, serves as a captain of the Philadelphia Spinners, the city's premier professional Ultimate Frisbee team. "People think I'm nuts," he said of the schedule he keeps. But "I wouldn't be as good a doctor if I didn't have my free time. " That "free time" consists of Ultimate games and 12 hours of team practice each week.
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June 6, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
A memorial service is set for Saturday, June 6, for Roger McClean Eastlake, 73, of Fort Washington, who died Wednesday, March 4, of brain cancer at Keystone Hospice in Wyndmoor. Mr. Eastlake, a teacher at Germantown Academy for 46 years, was diagnosed with the disease in July 2011 as he was about to begin his final year in the classroom before retiring. Mr. Eastlake graduated from Germantown Academy in 1959 and Princeton University in 1963. He taught at Montgomery School in Wynnewood and then in 1966 was recruited to join the faculty at GA at its new campus in Fort Washington.
SPORTS
May 18, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Mount St. Joseph coach Mike "Stubbs" McKenna walked toward the dock to celebrate with his triumphant varsity eight, he was asked by a spectator whether the repeat victory was less special. "It never gets old," McKenna said Saturday after the conclusion of the 89th annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta. "If anything, it gets better. You get to see a different group of girls enjoy the moment. " After a solid and quick start, the Mount settled in at 34-36 strokes per minute and, with a clocking of 5 minutes, 16.17 seconds in the second lane, held off New York's Manhasset (5:18.74)
NEWS
April 19, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a mediocre showing last season, Wissahickon, with a nice blend of experienced players and promising underclassmen, is now making considerable noise. With Friday afternoon's 7-4 triumph over neighboring Upper Dublin in Fort Washington, the Trojans stayed unbeaten in Suburban One League American Conference action and bumped the Cardinals from their first-place perch. "It was an extremely important game for us," senior shortstop Nick Falso said. "This is always a huge rivalry.
NEWS
March 29, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert Townshend Trump, 82, formerly of Whitemarsh and Tiverton, R.I., an antiques and fine-arts dealer who restored Society Hill homes in the 1950s and 1960s, died Sunday, March 22, of a stroke at the Quadrangle in Haverford. The son of Robert Williams and Elizabeth Townshend Trump, Mr. Trump grew up in Whitemarsh on a small farm near St. Thomas' Church. He is descended from Quakers who helped found Germantown, he told The Inquirer in 2013. He was an expert in American Federal furniture and a champion of the early Philadelphia cabinetmaker Joseph B. Barry, his family said.
BUSINESS
March 24, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The big fuss over the free iPhone video-streaming service Meerkat radiated from the yearly South by Southwest (SXSW) music-film-tech festival in Austin as the event sped toward closing this weekend. Meerkat, backed by DreamIt Ventures of Philadelphia, "dominates" SXSW, said online news source Mashable. It's "the next Snapchat," said Bloomberg News. It's "turning live video into a big deal again," said the tech website TheVerge.com. Everyone in Austin is "Meerkatting," added USA Today.
SPORTS
March 20, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
PITTSBURGH - It is 30 miles, give or take a shortcut or two, from Nick Lindner's house in Doylestown to the Kirby Sports Center on Lafayette College's campus in Easton. It is 20 miles from his house to Germantown Academy's campus in Fort Washington. Lindner could tie a blindfold over his eyes, settle behind the wheel of his car, and drive those routes safely. He'd know just when he was winding up Route 611 North, hugging the Delaware River's banks, on his way to Easton, and he'd know just when he had to turn left on Tennis Avenue in Ambler so he didn't blow past his high school to the west.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
As punishment for bits of metal ending up in Children's Tylenol and other medicines, Johnson & Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday to one criminal count in federal court in Philadelphia and will pay $25 million for poor manufacturing practices at its Fort Washington plant. The plea relates to metal particles, such as nickel and chromium, that were found in children's liquid medicine made at the McNeil Consumer Healthcare plant in Montgomery County between May 2009 and April 2010. The fine is based on a percentage of the sales of those products during the 11 months included in the plea.
REAL_ESTATE
March 8, 2015 | By Sally A. Downey, For The Inquirer
In 1991, Kristin and Steve Stoughton were 24 and engaged to be married. Knowing that they wanted to buy an older house, Steve's employer made a bold suggestion. The boss, a residential developer, was planning to build several houses on a tract in Fort Washington. Would Steve and his fiancee be interested in buying a battered farmhouse and barn on the site? Sure would. The barn and the small three-story dwelling dated to the late 1840s. Two-story additions were added in the 1920s and 1940s.
NEWS
February 8, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Germantown Academy's Tim Guers had a fairly quiet first half in Friday night's Inter-Ac League title showdown against Episcopal Academy, making only two of his nine field-goal attempts. The senior guard turned things around in incredible fashion in the final 16 minutes, netting 27 of his 33 points while sparking the visiting Patriots to a 74-50 blowout win and their third consecutive outright league crown. "You can be a good player and play at GA," longtime Patriots coach Jim Fenerty said.
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