October 10, 1989 |
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.
January 11, 1998 |
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.
April 6, 1989 |
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.
August 9, 1986 |
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.
April 2, 1995 |
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.
April 16, 2002 |
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.
May 5, 2005 |
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.
December 5, 1988 |
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.
September 1, 1994 |
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.
February 18, 1986 |
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.