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August 26, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
On his Team USA Boxing online profile, welterweight Paul Kroll listed his "mind and strength" as his greatest assets in the ring. But on Saturday, police said, Kroll, 21, of the 2700 block of North Newkirk Street in North Philadelphia, used a gun and his aggression in a confrontation over an ex-girlfriend in West Philadelphia that led to a wild shootout among seven men, three of whom were injured. The onetime Olympic boxing hopeful - his 2016 dreams were dashed during the final trials last month in Venezuela - now faces charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, firearms violations, and related offenses, according to police.
SPORTS
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.
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September 15, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The consensus on the Temple football team is that the 1-1 Owls aren't anywhere near where they need to be if they hope to approach the success they had last season. One person in particular who believes he needs to step up is quarterback Phillip Walker. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound senior has even more responsibility than a year ago, when strong senior leadership and production from the upperclassmen resulted in a 10-4 finish. This year's team is still feeling its way, looking for leaders and big-play performers to emerge.
SPORTS
August 27, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
For all the Temple passing records that senior Phillip Walker already owns, or will upon his departure, the one aspect of his game that is as impressive as any is his toughness. That was evident when his teammates recently voted him a single-digit jersey number, a true sign of respect. The single digit is reserved for the nine toughest players on the team (not including offensive linemen, who are not eligible because of rules stating they must wear numbers between 50 and 79). Walker, who had been No. 11, will now wear No. 8, which in recent Temple history is no ordinary number.
NEWS
August 26, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
On his Team USA Boxing online profile, welterweight Paul Kroll listed his "mind and strength" as his greatest assets in the ring. But on Saturday, police said, Kroll, 21, of the 2700 block of North Newkirk Street in North Philadelphia, used a gun and his aggression in a confrontation over an ex-girlfriend in West Philadelphia that led to a wild shootout among seven men, three of whom were injured. The onetime Olympic boxing hopeful - his 2016 dreams were dashed during the final trials last month in Venezuela - now faces charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, firearms violations, and related offenses, according to police.
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DEAR ABBY: For health reasons, I had been walking during my lunch break at work. That ended last summer when someone unleashed his dog between his house and his car. The dog saw me on the sidewalk, charged, jumped on me and bit me. Thankfully, I put my arm up, so it only got my arm, but now I'm terrified to walk outside for fear of being attacked again. The bite was nothing compared to the trauma. I'm afraid the fear will be with me for the rest of my life. No one thinks their dog would hurt someone, but I learned the hard way it's not always true.
NEWS
August 23, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A stabbing at an Old City bar and a shootout in West Philadelphia among seven men - three of whom were found to have acted in self-defense - were among the violent crimes this weekend in Philadelphia, according to police. At 1:50 a.m. Saturday, a 33-year-old man who was at a table with five women inside the Bleu Martini bar, on Second Street near Market, got into an argument with people at the next table, police said. During the dispute, one of the men at the neighboring table stabbed the 33-year-old in the neck with an unknown object, police said.
NEWS
August 19, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
The second of two suspects in a string of armed home invasions targeting Asian business owners across the city surrendered to police early Wednesday. Anthony Campbell, 33, turned himself in at the Sixth District in Center City around 2 a.m., said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. Campbell, of the 100 block of North Dewey Street in West Philadelphia, will be charged with multiple counts of robbery, burglary, conspiracy, and related offenses in connection with eight cases between May 8 and Aug. 8. Norman Bowen, 29, of the 5500 block of Addison Street in West Philadelphia, was arrested Friday and charged with the same offenses.
NEWS
August 14, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
Police on Friday were seeking the public's help in locating two suspects believed to be responsible for a string of home-invasion robberies and burglaries targeting Asian business owners across the city. The two have broken into businesses where the owner's residence is attached, tie up the occupants at gunpoint, and then made off with cash, jewelry, electronics, and cigarettes, police said. In some cases, the victims were struck and a 9-yer-old child was thrown against a wall, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
SPORTS
August 4, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
NEWPORT, R.I. - There has been a name change, but little else is different for Phillip Walker, Temple's senior quarterback who spent his first three seasons known as P.J. As he was in his first three seasons, Walker will be the starter, and he already has thrown a school-record 52 touchdown passes. Walker has always exuded a quiet confidence, and even though this year's Owls have been described as his team, he said that nothing was different this offseason. "I have been doing things the same I always have and I am the same guy," Walker said Tuesday during the American Athletic Conference's football media day. Actually he's not exactly the same guy. Walker is listed at 5-foot-11 and 205 pounds, but he says he's up to 210 pounds and appears to have spent some serious time in the weight room.
SPORTS
August 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Jason Day wanted to give Jimmy Walker something to think about Sunday at the 18th hole of the PGA Championship and he did, making an eagle at the 18th hole that put the pressure on Walker to make a par there in order to capture his first major championship. Walker did convert the par, however, and celebrated the title, the same one that Day took last year. "I just said, 'Let's just try and finish this off with a bang, try to give him something to think about and just keep pushing forward,' " said Day, who congratulated Walker behind the 18th green.
SPORTS
August 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Jimmy Walker didn't expect winning his first career major championship to be easy, but even he had to be surprised how many great shots he had to strike at rain-soaked Baltusrol Golf Club before finally joining the pantheon of Grand Slam champions. The unassuming 37-year-old from Texas appeared to have the PGA Championship securely in hand Sunday after a birdie at the 17th hole gave him a 3-stroke lead over defending champion Jason Day. But Day's eagle at the par-5 18th meant that Walker needed a par to collect the Wanamaker Trophy.
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