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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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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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August 22, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Joe Louis Walker, the mighty modern electric and acoustic blues guitarist and singer, appears this weekend at Warmdaddy's in South Philly. "You know, I like to think of myself as a chameleon," Walker says. "When I picked up the guitar as a kid, I picked it up to be a guitar player - not a blues guitar player. " Walker, born in San Francisco, started playing in churches starting at age 8. "Church was where me and my cousins gigged, where we had to play everything from Junior Walker and the All-Stars to sacred songs to the blues," he says.
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before disgraced ex-narcotics officer - and star government witness - Jeffrey Walker was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 years in prison, U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno needed to revisit testimony that resulted in the acquittal of six of Walker's fellow officers. Walker, Robreno said, was consistent in describing rampant corruption in the Philadelphia narcotics squad. His demeanor was steady, his recollection complete. Others corroborated it. His supervisors, Sgt. Joe McCloskey and Lt. Robert Otto, were less reliable in questioning Walker's credibility, said the judge.
NEWS
July 30, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The three black town cars stopped next to Pat's King of Steaks, but Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker first strolled up Passyunk Avenue to Geno's Steaks, where Geno Vento waited with an open hand. The men posed for a photo Tuesday afternoon with a gaggle of media and confused tourists as audience. Vento then escorted Walker, one of 16 Republican candidates for president, to the front of the line. "Who is that?" a customer asked. Another told Walker to wait in line. One took Walker's photo and asked an onlooker, "How do you spell his name?
NEWS
July 13, 2015 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker presents himself as a kind of Midwestern Everyman. He buys cheap shirts and sweaters at Kohl's. He drinks Miller beer. He drives a Harley-Davidson Road King. And he packs a punch. Walker, set Monday to become the 15th declared Republican presidential candidate, has enacted an aggressive conservative agenda in a blue state in a manner that belies his homespun homilies and baby face. Those two factors have helped propel Walker, 47, into the first tier of the 2016 GOP field.
NEWS
June 28, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police identified two men wanted in the shotgun attack at a West Philadelphia cookout last weekend that wounded 11 people, including a 1-year-old girl. Dominic Lamar, 23, of the 5100 block of Brown Street, and Kyleif Harley, 23, of the 3800 block of Poplar Street, were charged in a warrant with attempted murder and related offenses. Authorities say they fired two shotgun blasts in the 4100 block of Ogden Street shortly before 10 p.m. June 20. Members of a family were having a party for their parents when the men approached and started shooting, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told regional Republican activists in Philadelphia on Saturday he had shown how to win in a blue industrial state while implementing tough conservative policies such as a limit on collective bargaining for public employees and a right-to-work law. "To win the center, you don't always have to run to the center," said Walker, who is seen as a leading contender for the GOP presidential nomination. "You have to lead. " He was closing speaker at the three-day Northeast Republican Leadership Conference, which drew five declared or likely candidates and several hundred party activists for workshops and inspirational rhetoric.
NEWS
June 18, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
When taxicabs began disappearing from the streets of Southwest Philadelphia nine days ago, investigators figured whoever was stealing them would start collecting fares. What other use would anyone have for a stolen taxi? Then, last Tuesday, someone got out of a taxi on Ogden Street and shot a man on the street. A week later, three stickup men used a cab to rob a man at gunpoint. Now police are asking for the public's help in finding the perpetrator of the thefts - who they believe has stolen 10 cabs in a week and a half.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | BY JENNIFER WRIGHT, Daily News Staff Writer wrightj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
NO REMORSE - that's what Judge Jeffrey Minehart said he heard from Rafael Jones. Jones, 25, of North Philadelphia, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the shooting death of off-duty Police Officer Moses Walker Jr. in 2012. Walker's relatives and a fellow officer gave emotional testimony in a packed courtroom yesterday morning. "I pray that you rot in hell," Walker's mother, Wayne Lipscomb, told Jones. She asked the judge to impose the longest sentence permissible.
NEWS
May 7, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
James Hall had just double-parked his car outside his Southwest Philadelphia home when he heard another car rush by his, and then a pop. The glass in his back window shattered. His stepdaughter, Aniyah Curry, sitting in the backseat, put her hands to her head, then pulled them away. They were covered in blood. Aniyah, 8, was rushed to the hospital Saturday night with a bullet lodged in her skull. On Tuesday, she was conscious, in pain, and awaiting surgery to extract the bullet.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Government planners fanned out along Spring Garden Street on Thursday to consider replacing its median with a bicycle pathway. Armed with clipboards and checklists, the federal, state, and local planners were taking the first step toward creating an $8 million, 2.2-mile-long "Spring Garden Greenway" that would connect to paths along the Schuylkill and the Delaware River. Thursday's assessment "will really help to lift this project and give it momentum," said Patrick Starr, executive vice president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, which is seeking a $900,000 grant from the state to advance the project.
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