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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2011
John Walker, 67, a guitarist and singer who was one of the founding members of the Walker Brothers, a 1960s rock band whose biggest hit was "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)," died of liver cancer Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his personal assistant, Polly Klemmer. Walker and two other Americans, bassist Scott Engel and drummer Gary Leeds, moved to London in 1964 and called themselves the Walker Brothers, each adopting Walker as his surname, although they were not related.
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August 19, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY - Keely Walker Muse remembers her dad's "sloppy" hair, his goofy jokes, the limp from a Vietnam War wound that he comically turned into a strut. She was 10 in the mid-1980s when John Walker moved his wife, Eve, along with Keely and her younger sister, Lannie, from Minneapolis to Guadalajara, where they thought they could live a little cheaper while John wrote a great American novel. They were not aware that the city of broad, leafy avenues cowered under the thumb of one of Mexico's first major drug cartels, run by master trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero.
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NEWS
August 17, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
President Bush's uncle, Dr. John Walker, died early Thursday morning of complications from an aneurysm. He died at Southern Maine Medical Center about 10 miles from Bush's summer home. A White House spokeswoman said Walker, 81, the brother of Bush's 89-year-old mother, died about 20 minutes before the President arrived in a final attempt to see him. Walker was a retired surgeon and investment banker who switched careers from medicine to finance after being stricken with polio in 1950.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2013 | Joe Mozingo
The marijuana shops evoked health and homeopathic care, with names like Dana Point Safe Harbor Collective, Belmont Shore Natural Care, Alternative Herbal Care and Costa Mesa Patients Assn. Nine dispensaries in all, they appeared to be run by different owners around Orange and Los Angeles counties, little different than any of the hundreds of dispensaries that have popped up in the last five years. But they were secretly owned and operated by a 56-year-old convicted drug dealer from San Clemente, who used the stores to make millions.
NEWS
August 17, 1985 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Evidence obtained by FBI agents who wiretapped John A. Walker Jr.'s telephone and searched his home, office, van and safety deposit box may be used at his coming trial on charges of selling Navy secrets to the Soviet Union, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge Alexander Harvey II, concluding two days of pretrial hearings, held that the wiretaps were properly authorized earlier this year by the U.S.
NEWS
October 18, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Walker, whose work as chief curator and director helped build the National Gallery of Art into one of the world's leading museums, has died at his home in Amberley, in Sussex, England. He was 88. He died Sunday of cardiopulmonary arrest. Walker spent more than three decades at the National Gallery in Washington, joining as chief curator in 1938, three years before the museum opened, and becoming director in 1956.
NEWS
October 28, 1985 | United Press International
John A. Walker Jr., mastermind of one of the most damaging spy rings since the Cold War, today admitted spying for the Soviet Union for 17 years and will get life in prison as part of a deal with the government that won leniency for his son. The elder Walker, a retired naval communications expert, pleaded guilty to three counts of espionage, including a new indictment that accused him of 20 covert acts of spying between 1968 and 1985. Walker's son, Michael, pleaded guilty to five similar counts.
NEWS
September 7, 1986 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Confessed Navy spy John A. Walker Jr., the reputed mastermind of one of the most damaging espionage rings in U.S. history, has thrown federal investigators into confusion by failing recent lie detector tests about his past activities, law enforcement officials said Saturday.
NEWS
May 13, 1986 | RUTH MARCUS, The Washington Post
The ex-wife of admitted spy John A. Walker Jr. testified Monday that she told Jerry A. Whitworth as early as 1973 that she knew her husband "was recruiting him to spy" and warned him that John Walker "couldn't be trusted."
SPORTS
February 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Walker, New Zealand's record-breaking middle-distance runner, announced his retirement and abandoned his attempt to become the first 40-year-old to run a mile in four minutes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2013 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - John Walker Lindh, the Marin County man imprisoned for fighting with the Taliban, has won the right to have daily communal Muslim prayer in the U.S. prison unit where he is incarcerated. An Indiana judge, ruling in a lawsuit brought by Lindh, ordered a Terre Haute prison warden to end a ban on daily group prayer for Lindh and more than 40 other Muslim inmates. The judge said the ban violated a federal law that protects the religious rights of prison inmates. Lindh, who converted to Islam while living with his family in San Anselmo, is serving a 20-year prison sentence.
OPINION
August 30, 2012
More than a decade after he was captured in Afghanistan, John Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban," was in a federal court in Indiana this week seeking not his release from a federal prison in Terre Haute but the right to pray with fellow Muslim inmates several times a day. Lindh makes a plausible case that the facility is needlessly restricting his rights under federal law. Lindh, a teenage convert to Islam who joined the Taliban before...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2011
John Walker, 67, a guitarist and singer who was one of the founding members of the Walker Brothers, a 1960s rock band whose biggest hit was "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)," died of liver cancer Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his personal assistant, Polly Klemmer. Walker and two other Americans, bassist Scott Engel and drummer Gary Leeds, moved to London in 1964 and called themselves the Walker Brothers, each adopting Walker as his surname, although they were not related.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2009 | Associated Press
Federal prison officials are easing restrictions on American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh, moves that his attorney said Wednesday will allow Lindh to tell his story for the first time. U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Dean Boyd said the restrictions on Lindh, 28, will expire Friday. He said the limits are not public and he cannot discuss them.
NATIONAL
January 28, 2009 | Josh Meyer
On his last full day in office, President Bush formally struck down the clemency petitions of junk-bond financier Michael Milken and some high-profile former politicians, including Randy "Duke" Cunningham and Edwin Edwards, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The former president also denied petitions for two men who became polarizing symbols of their eras.
OPINION
July 29, 2007
The president's power to grant clemency -- in the form of either a pardon or a commutation -- is much maligned and occasionally abused, as was the case when President Bush used it to keep his colleague, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, from facing even a day in prison for lying and obstructing justice. But the power has its appropriate uses as well, and the case of John Walker Lindh calls out for it.
NEWS
November 12, 1985 | United Press International
Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Arthur J. Walker was sentenced today to three life terms plus 40 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for his role in an espionage ring operated by his younger brother, John A. Walker. "I can't treat this as a slap on the wrist case," U.S. District Judge J. Calvitt Clark Jr. said. "The evidence is all to the contrary." Clarke said the sentences will run concurrently. Attorneys for Walker, of Virginia Beach, Va., say they will appeal.
SPORTS
October 20, 2005 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
USC cornerback John Walker knows he is a target. "The awareness is definitely there," he said Wednesday. Notre Dame Coach Charlie Weis and quarterback Brady Quinn seemed to have Walker squarely in their sights last week, throwing multiple deep passes toward receiver Maurice Stovall and drawing several pass interference calls against Walker during the top-ranked Trojans' 34-31 victory.
SPORTS
September 21, 2005 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
After waiting more than four seasons for the opportunity, John Walker said he is ready to start at cornerback for top-ranked USC. Walker, a fifth-year senior from North Hills, will play in place of injured sophomore Terrell Thomas in the Trojans' Pacific 10 Conference opener on Saturday at No. 24 Oregon. Thomas tore ligaments in his right knee during USC's victory over Arkansas last Saturday. Doctors confirmed Tuesday that Thomas' knee would require surgery when swelling subsides.
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