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October 10, 1989 | Daily News Wire Services
The Herschel Walker Watch is on, with the Oct. 17 trade deadline looming and the Dallas Cowboys entertaining offers for their Pro Bowl running back. Walker was at practice yesterday but refused to give any clue whether the trade rumors about his departure from Dallas would come true. "I don't think about it," Walker said. "Right now I'm concentrating on playing football for the Dallas Cowboys. " Walker has been a stranger in the Dallas offense. In Sunday's 31-13 loss to Green Bay, he carried 12 times for 44 yards.
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January 11, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
National League MVP Larry Walker of the Colorado Rockies' will undergo arthroscopic surgery on a troublesome right elbow Tuesday in Denver and is expected to miss most of spring training. The team expects the rightfielder to be 100 percent healthy by opening day. Walker felt pain in his elbow after swinging and missing a pitch in the Rockies' 160th game of the season on Sept. 26. Later in that at-bat, Walker belted his 49th homer of the season. He never got a chance for No. 50 as the pain in the elbow prevented him from playing the final two games.
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April 6, 1989 | By Gerald B. Jordan, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Rep. Robert S. Walker was named yesterday to a top GOP leadership position in the House. The conservative Pennsylvania Republican, whose 16th Congressional District includes Lancaster, was one of two chief deputy whips appointed by Minority Whip Newt Gingrich (R., Ga.). Walker, who was elected in 1976, is an ally of the outspoken Gingrich, who waged a successful battle last month for the second-ranking House GOP leadership post. Gingrich succeeded Rep. Dick Cheney of Wyoming, who resigned to become secretary of defense.
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August 9, 1986 | Daily News Wire Services
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Does Herschel Walker want the Dallas Cowboys to make him the NFL's highest-paid player? The Dallas Times Herald quoted unnamed sources as saying Walker would try for the highest pay in the league, a distinction held now by Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, who is getting $4 million over five years. But agent Peter Johnson said he merely wants Walker to become the highest- paid Cowboy, and added that his client's demands will not be "outrageous.
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April 2, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Former Eagle Herschel Walker apparently is heading up the New Jersey Turnpike to join the New York Giants and take over the third-down and return- specialist job that opened when Dave Meggett signed with New England. Walker and the Giants spoke last week, and a team source told the Associated Press a deal was expected to be struck over the weekend. "We're not in a position to comment on the situation yet," Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said yesterday. Walker, who was released last week by the Eagles, told the Star-Ledger of Newark on Friday that he was excited by the prospect of returning to the Meadowlands, where he started his career with the New Jersey Generals of the USFL, and playing for Dan Reeves.
NEWS
April 16, 2002 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
E. Perot Walker, 89, a teacher who fired the imaginations of generations of students at Chestnut Hill Academy, died April 7 of complications associated with Parkinson's disease at Cathedral Village, a retirement community in Roxborough. Before moving to Cathedral Village about five years ago, Mr. Walker had been a longtime resident of Lafayette Hill. Former students say Mr. Walker seemed to have stepped right out of Central Casting and into the classroom when he started teaching at Chestnut Hill Academy in 1948.
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May 5, 2005 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Willie A. Walker Jr., 51, a WPVI-TV (Channel 6) cameraman who brought skill, sensitivity and news judgment to his Philadelphia stories, died of liver disease Friday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He lived in Glenside. Mr. Walker worked at television stations in Charleston, S.C., and Buffalo, N.Y., before coming to Philadelphia in 1986 to work for Channel 6's Action News. "Willie was reassuring to work with," said Denise James, a Channel 6 reporter. "He was not afraid to immerse himself in community problems.
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December 5, 1988 | By Tom Mahon, Daily News Sports Writer
Some athletes, like boxers for example, tape a photo of their next opponent to the medicine cabinet mirror. They want to see the enemy first thing in the morning, last thing at night. With Keith Walker, it's goal posts. And why not? The yellow uprights are, after all, the natural enemy of a field goal kicker. Walker, a 5-4 kicking giant for Army, tacks a hand-drawn picture of his foe above his locker before each game. "I look at the uprights on the goal posts and I just picture the perfect kick," said Walker, a senior whose two field goals helped lift Army to a 20-15 victory over Navy Saturday at Veterans Stadium.
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September 1, 1994 | By Nancy Petersen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The incumbent drove up in a white Corvette, wearing a richly tailored suit, soft leather loafers and his congressional cuff links. The challenger arrived in a faded blue 1988 Pontiac Safari station wagon. His suit was rumpled. His shoes were scuffed oxfords. His tie was the red and blue colors of the University of Pennsylvania. And he was tagged with the line "multimillionaire businessman" by the incumbent, something his wife said might be true if they sold everything they owned.
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February 18, 1986 | By KEVIN MULLIGAN, Daily News Sports Writer Compiled from staff and wire reports
Attention, Eagles fans. The New Jersey Generals' Herschel Walker could join the Dallas Cowboys this season if the USFL decides to delay its fall season. "Herschel will be playing this fall, either for the Generals or the Cowboys," Walker's agent, Peter Johnson, told the Dallas Morning News in Sunday's editions. "I can't get into specifics about his contract, but he is not going to wait for the USFL if they don't play this year. " USFL owners are meeting tomorrow in New York, and one, Baltimore's Myles Tannenbaum, has suggested the league suspend play until the resolution of the USFL's $1.32 billion lawsuit against the NFL, which would preclude the USFL's being ready for a fall 1986 season.
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February 25, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
A 20-year-old West Philadelphia man was charged Tuesday with robbing and assaulting an Elmwood auto-shop owner last fall, an attack that left the victim with more than two dozen stab wounds, according to police. Malcolm Pollard of the 5600 block of Lansdowne Avenue was charged with robbery, theft, and related counts for attacking Patrick Spinosa, 62, the owner of Southwest Auto Tag Service Inc., 6249 Dicks Ave., according to Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. Pollard allegedly attacked Spinosa inside the shop around 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Walker said.
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February 14, 2016
Helping the Morning New and Selected Poems By Jeanne Murray Walker WordFarm. 273 pp. $22 Reviewed by Frank Wilson There is little point in beating around the bush: Jeanne Murray Walker's Helping the Morning is an outstanding collection of poems. In an afterword titled "Why Read Poetry?," Walker writes that "what really baffles me is why I am so prone to do exactly what I don't want to do. And I don't get why we humans keep opting for war. Other mysteries drive me crazy, too. " They prompt, she says, "the questions that finally drive me to God. " As with any living faith, that on display here has little to do with theological abstractions and everything to do with everyday reality.
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January 20, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
A 27-year-old woman was pushed off a SEPTA platform onto the Market-Frankford El tracks by a man yelling, "Kill! Kill! Kill!" in West Philadelphia over the weekend, police said Monday. Around 9 a.m. Sunday, the woman was on the eastbound platform at 40th Street looking for the next train when she was pushed from behind onto the tracks, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. The woman injured her right shoulder and right knee in the fall. The woman looked up and saw a man, later identified as Kenneth Grimes, 33, allegedly standing over her, holding a large kitchen knife and yelling, "Kill!
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December 4, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Very little fazes Temple quarterback P.J. Walker, which might explain the success the junior has enjoyed this season. When Temple (10-2) visits Houston (11-1) in the American Athletic Conference championship game at noon Saturday, Walker will be the second-most-touted quarterback on the field. Then again that's been the case for at least half of Temple's games. The AAC is deep in quarterbacks, and Walker stands eighth in pass efficiency (129.8). Of course his team is also second in the AAC with 10 wins, which tells more about his value.
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November 23, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a game in which Temple quarterback P.J. Walker achieved a significant individual milestone, he kept his focus on the potential bigger prize ahead. Walker threw two touchdown passes during Saturday's 31-12 win over Memphis in an American Athletic Association game at Lincoln Financial Field. That gave the 6-foot-1, 200-pound junior 50 career touchdown passes, breaking the Temple record of 49 set by Henry Burris, who played from 1993 to 1996. "I am happy about it, but there are a lot of other things to accomplish," said Walker, who completed 14 of 26 passes for 261 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
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November 20, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police in West Philadelphia are searching for the arsonist who torched nearly a dozen cars in a repair lot last week and then accidentally set his own arm alight. Surveillance cameras captured blurry footage of the man running from the Superior Automotive lot at 6122 Lancaster Ave. around 4:45 a.m. Nov. 6. As flames begin to engulf the vehicles, the suspect can be seen sprinting away with his left arm ablaze. Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said the man used gasoline to set 11 cars on fire.
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November 12, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
CHANCIER McFarland, one of the two punks who robbed and killed off-duty Police Officer Moses Walker Jr. in North Philly three years ago, was sentenced yesterday to 20 to 40 years in prison. His sentence was part of a plea deal, in which McFarland cooperated with the prosecution and testified against his co-defendant, Rafael Jones, at Jones' trial last December. Jones, of North Philly, fatally shot Walker, 40, in the early morning of Aug. 18, 2012. Jones, now 26, was convicted of first-degree murder and related offenses, and was sentenced in June to life in prison without parole.
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November 8, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
DALLAS - Temple's defense allowed its most points of the season, but the Owls were able to play fastbreak football against the American Athletic Association's most porous defense in a game that was close until the end. With P.J. Walker throwing four touchdown passes, Temple defeated SMU, 60-40, Friday night at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. No. 23 Temple is 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the AAC, while SMU fell to 1-8, 0-5. "A lot of credit goes to SMU," Temple coach Matt Rhule said. "I told our guys that was us two years ago. " Two seasons ago, SMU beat a Temple team that would finish 2-10 by a 59-49 score.
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October 31, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
P.J. Walker thought it was a defining moment and who can blame Temple's junior quarterback for feeling that way? During a 7-0 season, Temple's closest call saw Walker shine in a late-game clutch performance. And if Temple needs Walker to step up against Notre Dame on Saturday night, that very performance, against Massachusetts, may be what made it all happen. In the third game of the season, after emotional wins over Penn State and Cincinnati, Temple struggled in a nonconference matchup at UMass.
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October 28, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Holy Ghost Prep's Steve Cerbara and Radnor's Brynn Walker both came from behind Tuesday before returning to Southeastern Pennsylvania with state golf championships. The similarities pretty much ended there. Cerbara outdueled Geoff Rice of Garnet Valley in a one-hole playoff to claim the AAA boys' title. He's the first golfer in school history to win at states. Walker knows as well as anyone that hers isn't the first girls' title for Radnor. She won the whole thing last year, too. Cerbara and Rice finished the two-day event at Heritage Hills in York tied with 5-over-par 147. Cerbara entered the day tied for eighth place and two back of Rice, who was tied for the lead.
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