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By Michael Olesker | March 7, 2004
Johnny Walker was the last gasp of AM radio in Baltimore when it still knew how to swing. He was the song-and-joke man trying to hold back the future for a medium losing its sense of fun and capitulating to the furious talk-show hosts, those know-it-alls who never leave the studio but pretend to see the world. He was that madman in the little room behind the curtain, surrounded by electronic dials and flashing lights, an odd little comic wizard never in his whole life to be confused with James L. Embrey Jr., who was his real self.
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By DAN CONNOLLY | June 15, 2008
It's '70s weekend at Connolly's Corner Sports Bar - in celebration of the Pittsburgh Pirates being in town for real games for the first time since 1979 when, well, you know what happened. That means Rich needs to break out the bell bottoms and Martha has to dig out the halter tops, miniskirts and knee-highs and distribute them to Jennifer and some of the other younger ladies. We're playing all '70s junk on the jukebox. Some Donna Summer, some Bee Gees, some "Born to Run" so we don't all get sick on disco.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2004
A week ago, Johnny and Jeanine Walker put together a care package to send to Iraq for Johnny's brother, Army Sgt. Jeffery C. Walker. It was a hodgepodge of comforts from home: a few magazines favored by the car and fitness buff; a container of skin lotion to protect against the desert sun and wind; beef jerky; and a DVD of a martial arts film called Volcano High. They mailed it Monday. Three days later, the 33-year-old paratrooper boarded a Black Hawk UH-60 helicopter on a routine medical flight to Baghdad.
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By STEPHEN KIEHL and STEPHEN KIEHL,SUN REPORTER | March 12, 2006
AT THE ARTFUL BISTRO RESTAURANT IN OWINGS MILLS, Johnny Walker is serenading a packed dance floor with the Stevie Wonder classic, "I Just Called to Say I Love You." The white-haired couples on the floor are slow but graceful. They've gathered on this Sunday afternoon for an 80th birthday party. It's a typical weekend for Walker. Thirty years ago, he would have been singing to newlyweds. His eight-piece band, the Johnny Walker Revue, used to play five weddings in a weekend -- one Friday night, a double Saturday and a double Sunday.
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By DAN CONNOLLY | June 15, 2008
It's '70s weekend at Connolly's Corner Sports Bar - in celebration of the Pittsburgh Pirates being in town for real games for the first time since 1979 when, well, you know what happened. That means Rich needs to break out the bell bottoms and Martha has to dig out the halter tops, miniskirts and knee-highs and distribute them to Jennifer and some of the other younger ladies. We're playing all '70s junk on the jukebox. Some Donna Summer, some Bee Gees, some "Born to Run" so we don't all get sick on disco.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | January 6, 2000
AFTER half a century in the broadcasting business, Harry Shriver, general manager at Baltimore radio stations WCBM and WWLG, was informed Monday that his day, and maybe his era, were over. He was fired with a note. The note was written by station owner Nick Mangione, and then delivered to Shriver by Mangione's son, Nick Jr. Shriver says it was a nice note, as such things go. It thanked him for his service, and noted his many achievements in Baltimore radio, and then kissed it all off. "Disappointing," Shriver said.
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By STEPHEN KIEHL and STEPHEN KIEHL,SUN REPORTER | March 12, 2006
AT THE ARTFUL BISTRO RESTAURANT IN OWINGS MILLS, Johnny Walker is serenading a packed dance floor with the Stevie Wonder classic, "I Just Called to Say I Love You." The white-haired couples on the floor are slow but graceful. They've gathered on this Sunday afternoon for an 80th birthday party. It's a typical weekend for Walker. Thirty years ago, he would have been singing to newlyweds. His eight-piece band, the Johnny Walker Revue, used to play five weddings in a weekend -- one Friday night, a double Saturday and a double Sunday.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | August 31, 1993
Say you own a bar and you're stuck with a bottle of booze that is nearly empty. To save space on the shelf, you pour what's left into another bottle of the same brand.Seems like a logical way to condense a burgeoning stock. But it's against the law.In two weeks, a Gambrills saloon will have to answer just such a charge in front of the Anne Arundel County Liquor Board.The complaint says an employee of Crazy Otto's Sports Saloon poured some Johnny Walker Red Label Blended Scotch Whiskey into another Johnny Walker Scotch Whiskey bottle.
SPORTS
April 25, 1994
BaseballCalifornia Angels -- Placed C Greg Myers on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of C Jorge Fabregas from Triple-A Vancouver. Designated OF Mark Sweeney for assignment. Activated P Ken Patterson from the DL. Optioned P Mike Butcher to Vancouver.Cleveland Indians -- Placed SS Omar Vizquel and C Sandy Alomar on the 15-day DL, Vizquel retroactive to April 23. Purchased the contracts of C Matt Merullo and P Brian Barnes from Triple-A Charlotte.Detroit Tigers -- Announced the resignation of Gerry Groninger, manager of Single-A Lakeland.
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August 22, 1991
BASEBALL (AL) * Orioles -- Purchased the contract of Arthur Rhodes (pitcher) from Hagerstown of the Eastern League. Optioned Brady Anderson (outfielder) to Rochester of the International League.Kansas City Royals -- Activated Kurt Stillwell (shortstop) from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned Sean Berry (infielder) to Omaha of the American Association.BASKETBALL (NBA) * League -- Named Chartese Dean assistant director of media relations, effective Sept. 3 and Karen Spina public relations manager of entertainment.
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By Michael Olesker | March 7, 2004
Johnny Walker was the last gasp of AM radio in Baltimore when it still knew how to swing. He was the song-and-joke man trying to hold back the future for a medium losing its sense of fun and capitulating to the furious talk-show hosts, those know-it-alls who never leave the studio but pretend to see the world. He was that madman in the little room behind the curtain, surrounded by electronic dials and flashing lights, an odd little comic wizard never in his whole life to be confused with James L. Embrey Jr., who was his real self.
NEWS
By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2004
A week ago, Johnny and Jeanine Walker put together a care package to send to Iraq for Johnny's brother, Army Sgt. Jeffery C. Walker. It was a hodgepodge of comforts from home: a few magazines favored by the car and fitness buff; a container of skin lotion to protect against the desert sun and wind; beef jerky; and a DVD of a martial arts film called Volcano High. They mailed it Monday. Three days later, the 33-year-old paratrooper boarded a Black Hawk UH-60 helicopter on a routine medical flight to Baghdad.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | January 6, 2000
AFTER half a century in the broadcasting business, Harry Shriver, general manager at Baltimore radio stations WCBM and WWLG, was informed Monday that his day, and maybe his era, were over. He was fired with a note. The note was written by station owner Nick Mangione, and then delivered to Shriver by Mangione's son, Nick Jr. Shriver says it was a nice note, as such things go. It thanked him for his service, and noted his many achievements in Baltimore radio, and then kissed it all off. "Disappointing," Shriver said.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 12, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Turning aside an appeal by the state of Maryland in a child sex abuse case, the Supreme Court refused yesterday to clarify judges' power to exclude individual spectators from the courtroom during a trial.Without comment, the justices left intact a ruling in May by the Maryland Court of Appeals that it is unconstitutional to exclude relatives of the accused person from a part of the trial, unless persuasive reasons are given for doing so.During the trial in Baltimore City Circuit Court of Johnny Walker of Baltimore, prosecutors asked that Walker's family be kept out of the courtroom while two girls -- 17 and 12 -- testified against him.Walker was on trial for child abuse and second-degree sexual offense against the girls, and prosecutors contended that the two girls would be intimidated because Walker's relatives had discussed aspects of the case with them.
SPORTS
July 11, 1991
BASEBALL (AL)* Cleveland Indians -- Named Gordon MacKenzie first base coach.* Texas Rangers -- Activated Mario Diaz (infielder) from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned Gary Green (shortstop) to Oklahoma City of the American Association.BASKETBALL (NBA)* Los Angeles Lakers -- Resigned Randy Pfund (assistant coach).* Milwaukee Bucks -- Signed Moses Malone (center) to a two-year contract.FOOTBALL (NFL)* Denver Broncos -- Agreed to terms with Steve Sewell (running back) on a 3-year contract. Released Paris McCurdy (linebacker)
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