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September 2, 1990 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dan Walker was striding through a crowded airport terminal recently when a stranger posed the question he himself has spent years trying to answer: "Didn't you used to be Dan Walker?" The 68-year-old San Diego native flashed an awkward smile. He was still Dan Walker, he told the man.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dan Walker Veteran who buried burned flag Dan Walker, 81, an Army war veteran who was honored for retrieving and burying a U.S. flag that had been burned in protest during the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, died Sept. 16 of prostate cancer at his Fort Worth home. Walker was captured by TV cameras carefully retrieving the flag remnants so they could be buried properly. "I didn't want someone sweeping it up with a broom and putting it in an ashcan," Walker, a West Point graduate and veteran of World War II and the Korean War, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram afterward.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1989 | GEORGE HATCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City officials on opposite sides of a ballot issue that would curb the use of hydrogen fluoride and hydrofluoric acid at Mobil Oil's Torrance refinery filed the last of their formal arguments on the proposal Thursday. The atmosphere was far from cordial. Appearing at the city clerk's office, Torrance Mayor Katy Geissert, a leading opponent of the March 6 ballot question, accused City Councilman Dan Walker, the architect of the measure, of political self-promotion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1996 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stumping for Republican Assembly candidate Dan Walker in Torrance this week, Gov. Pete Wilson tore into Democratic Assemblywoman Debra Bowen with relish. Bowen, who represents the 53rd Assembly District from her home base in Marina del Rey, is a highly vocal critic of Wilson, taking him on for what she contends is poor administration of the state lottery and bungled efforts to computerize state government. Now it was Wilson's turn as he faced a group of about 50 Republican supporters.
NEWS
June 6, 1985 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
FBI agents raided two storage facilities in the Northern California towns of Davis and Woodland on Wednesday and took away some of the goods--including audio cassettes--that an accused spy, Jerry A. Whitworth, had stored there since September, 1983, according to the owner of the storage lockers. Dan Walker, owner of Yolo Transfer & Storage, said that after he learned of Whitworth's arrest "we contacted the FBI yesterday (Tuesday) and let them know Whitworth had some storage with us.
NEWS
November 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison on federal fraud and perjury charges stemming in part from improper loans arranged for him from his savings and loan business before it went broke. U.S. District Judge Ann Williams also sentenced the 65-year-old Walker to five years of probation and ordered him to repay $231,609 in loans to First American Savings & Loan Assn. in suburban Oak Brook, which he owned with his wife, Roberta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1996 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stumping for Republican Assembly candidate Dan Walker in Torrance this week, Gov. Pete Wilson tore into Democratic Assemblywoman Debra Bowen with relish. Bowen, who represents the 53rd Assembly District from her home base in Marina del Rey, is a highly vocal critic of Wilson, taking him on for what she contends is poor administration of the state lottery and bungled efforts to computerize state government. Now it was Wilson's turn as he faced a group of about 50 Republican supporters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dan Walker Veteran who buried burned flag Dan Walker, 81, an Army war veteran who was honored for retrieving and burying a U.S. flag that had been burned in protest during the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, died Sept. 16 of prostate cancer at his Fort Worth home. Walker was captured by TV cameras carefully retrieving the flag remnants so they could be buried properly. "I didn't want someone sweeping it up with a broom and putting it in an ashcan," Walker, a West Point graduate and veteran of World War II and the Korean War, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram afterward.
NATIONAL
January 15, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities have called off the search for a snowshoer missing since storms dropped several feet of snow on the 10,500-foot-high Grand Mesa, the Mesa County sheriff's office said. Dan Walker, 54, was last seen Sunday when he separated from his wife and daughter to seek help after they got lost. They were found safe.
NEWS
September 2, 1990 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dan Walker was striding through a crowded airport terminal recently when a stranger posed the question he himself has spent years trying to answer: "Didn't you used to be Dan Walker?" The 68-year-old San Diego native flashed an awkward smile. He was still Dan Walker, he told the man.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1989 | GEORGE HATCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City officials on opposite sides of a ballot issue that would curb the use of hydrogen fluoride and hydrofluoric acid at Mobil Oil's Torrance refinery filed the last of their formal arguments on the proposal Thursday. The atmosphere was far from cordial. Appearing at the city clerk's office, Torrance Mayor Katy Geissert, a leading opponent of the March 6 ballot question, accused City Councilman Dan Walker, the architect of the measure, of political self-promotion.
NEWS
November 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison on federal fraud and perjury charges stemming in part from improper loans arranged for him from his savings and loan business before it went broke. U.S. District Judge Ann Williams also sentenced the 65-year-old Walker to five years of probation and ordered him to repay $231,609 in loans to First American Savings & Loan Assn. in suburban Oak Brook, which he owned with his wife, Roberta.
NEWS
June 6, 1985 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
FBI agents raided two storage facilities in the Northern California towns of Davis and Woodland on Wednesday and took away some of the goods--including audio cassettes--that an accused spy, Jerry A. Whitworth, had stored there since September, 1983, according to the owner of the storage lockers. Dan Walker, owner of Yolo Transfer & Storage, said that after he learned of Whitworth's arrest "we contacted the FBI yesterday (Tuesday) and let them know Whitworth had some storage with us.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1998
In an attempt to familiarize residents with the three incumbents and challenger running in the City Council election next month, the Southwood Riviera Homeowners Assn. will host a forum Thursday. Incumbents Marcia Cribbs, Jack Messerlian and Dan Walker, and challenger David Hill will discuss their positions on issues, and residents will have a chance to ask questions. Mayor Dee Hardison, who is unopposed, also will participate in the forum. The event will be held at 7 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 1990
The Torrance City Council members, minus Dan Walker, are to be congratulated on their great victory! They managed to deliver to the Mobil refinery the major missing piece of evidence that Mobil needs to defend itself against Torrance's public nuisance lawsuit: an overwhelming 3-to-1 mandate from the people of Torrance that the use of hydrofluoric acid and other toxic chemicals is not sufficiently troublesome to warrant immediate remedial action.
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