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SPORTS
September 27, 1999 | By Joe Fite, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Norristown's offense has gotten plenty of attention, and with good reason. The Eagles feature speed - lots of it. In the spring, Norristown's 4x100-meter relay team placed second in the PIAA state track championship meet. All four members of that team are on the football roster. And two of them, Troy Swittenburg and Ernie Terrell, figured in the scoring Friday night as the Eagles dismantled Quakertown, 27-0, in a Suburban One League American Conference Liberty Division game. In three games, Norristown has outscored its opponents by 112-0, with a high-octane offense.
NEWS
January 23, 1995 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Norristown boys' basketball lineup shouldn't be memorized, unless a computer with plenty of megabytes is available. Through 17 games this season, coach Tom McGee has been forced to use 17 combinations. Reserve senior forward Jeff Butler was killed in a car accident last month before he ever got in a game. Somehow, even though they were still emotionally reeling, the Eagles managed to keep winning. But injuries have piled up in recent weeks, and coaching decisions by McGee have also resulted in various lineups.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1987 | By ROBIN PALLEY, Daily News Staff Writer
Gordon of Philadelphia, a nationally-known manufacturer of traditional women's clothes, is being closed by its parent company. The Norristown firm, which employs about 80 people here and 10 in its New York showroom, is being phased out because "it has continued operating at a level that is not satisfactory, despite an intense, 18-month program to redirect the products and market thrust of the company by its management," said Linda Kyriakou, spokeswoman...
NEWS
May 6, 2010 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Norristown softball coach Jon Kandrick didn't want a repeat of his team's earlier meeting with Wissahickon in a Suburban One League American Conference game. The Trojans won that first game, and sophomore lefthander Katie Ziegler limited the Eagles to two hits. Thursday, the Eagles resorted to their slapping and bunting offense and earned a 7-0 victory that kept them in the driver's seat in the conference. "I told them we needed to get on base and score runs any way we could," Kandrick said after the Eagles improved to 10-3 overall, 9-2 in the conference.
NEWS
June 17, 2012 | By Kristin E. Holmes and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If there was any question that the sweeping four-column monument in Norristown emblazoned with the word King was a tribute to the civil rights leader whose nonviolent movement transformed a nation, a new addition should erase any doubt. A bronze relief depicting the face of the slain Nobel Peace Prize winner was dedicated at the park named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his elder son stood in front of the memorial Saturday to say thank you. "It is wonderful to name things in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., but what is most important is that we continue the work that is not fulfilled yet," Martin Luther King 3d said before a crowd of more than 100. The ceremony came 25 years after officials, clergy, and residents of the Montgomery County municipality joined in 1987 to develop a park in King's honor on Oak Street.
NEWS
July 29, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Terry Derby had to surf on seven different couches. Ellen Frank was turned down for credit cards and had trouble leasing a car. Ryan Schofield figures he might never again be able to buy a house. Home ownership was not supposed to be like this. Instead of buying a haven, five Norristown condominium owners say they wound up with a horror. The residents are left fighting for their credit ratings and some sort of compensation. It's a years-long saga - one yet to end - that spurred changes in the way the seat of Montgomery County monitors construction projects.
NEWS
April 11, 2006 | By Jeff Shields INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Former Norristown Mayor Ted LeBlanc, facing the financial collapse of the pub he owned, sold out his constituents for $10,000, federal prosecutors said yesterday in the first day of LeBlanc's fraud, corruption and tax-evasion trial. "LeBlanc betrayed the trust of the citizens of Norristown for a bar," assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Gray said during opening statements at the U.S. District Courthouse in Philadelphia. LeBlanc, 68, theoretically faces up to 171 years in prison on the charges stemming from his actions between December 2002 and July 2004.
NEWS
March 12, 1987 | By Paul Scicchitano and Amy Linn, Special to The Inquirer
Adrift in a $2.2 million sea of red ink, Norristown officials last week gave up the zoo. Turning the buildings and animals over to a private society, they argued, would save about $20,000 in the first year alone. Mayor John Marberger was unimpressed. "Twenty thousand is just nothing," he said in an interview last week in his newly redecorated office. "It's just a spit in the ocean. " Besides, the mayor added, "I love the town, and I love the zoo, and the zoo is one of the few things that we have left here.
NEWS
December 14, 1987 | By Barbara McCabe, Special to The Inquirer
When Fred Michini first saw the historic Simpson Grist Mill, on a hillside overlooking a grimy section of Norristown's west end, he looked beyond the charred beams, the warped floorboards and the grain scattered about and envisioned, instead, a cozy, old-world Italian restaurant. "The outside of it reminded me of an old country inn in Italy," said Michini of the four-story, 19th-century stone structure, which overlooks Stony Creek near the busy commercial corner of Marshall and Markley Streets.
NEWS
October 25, 1992 | By Mac Daniel, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Punches were flying, hundreds of teenagers were yelling and chaos reigned supreme on the corner of Chestnut and Cherry Streets in Norristown on the night of Oct. 26, 1991. Suddenly, a brick hurled in the air struck Stephen Jackson in the head. Who threw it? According to the 12-member Montgomery County jury, it wasn't Kenneth J. Jones. Jones, 21, of Norristown, was found not guilty Wednesday of aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. The two-day trial culminated in Jones' attorney, Saul Solomon, asking the jury to dismiss testimony by Jackson's girlfriend and her best friend, which was the only testimony that identified Jones as the brick hurler.
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