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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,Sun reporter | February 24, 2008
CLINTON, N.C. -- The old men passed their time watching television in their separate bedrooms, generally keeping to themselves in the small, worn house. These two are in poor health, their home nurse said - Mr. Rufus, 76, with his fading memory and breathing problems, and Mr. Willie, 81, with his heart trouble and a limp from a recent stroke. Willie Parker had moved in with Rufus Peterson, a relative of a relative, about three months ago, when Parker decided to leave his wife of 25 years.
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December 27, 2009
No. Name Pos. 2 Dennis Dixon QB 3 Jeff Reed PK 7 Ben Roethlisberger QB 9 Daniel Sepulveda P 10 Santonio Holmes WR 11 Stefan Logan KR 16 Charlie Batch QB 17 Mike Wallace WR 19 Tyler Grisham WR ...
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December 28, 2007
Jamison Hensley Steelers 30-3 Even if the Steelers are playing their backups, the Ravens are still playing their third-stringers. Edward Lee Steelers, 41-9 No Willie Parker, no problem for the Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger might toss five touchdown passes - again. Rick Maese Steelers, 27-23 I say the Ravens give Erik Bedard a shot at the quarterback job, and if that doesn't take, hold tryouts at a carnival dunking booth. Don Markus Steelers, 21-7 Even without Willie Parker, the Steelers will have too much - and too much at stake - for a team that is down to second- and third-stringers.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,edward.lee@baltsun.com | January 16, 2009
Willie Parker has been one of the NFL's young, emerging running backs - but not against the Ravens. In six meetings against the Ravens, Parker is averaging just 43.7 yards and has never gained more than 63 yards or scored a rushing touchdown. His ability to run the football against the Ravens on Sunday could determine whether the Ravens or the Pittsburgh Steelers represent the AFC in the Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla., next month. Free safety Ed Reed said the success of the Ravens' run defense is grounded in the unit's linemen and linebackers.
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September 23, 2005
Good morning --Willie Parker-- If this keeps up, someone should check whether you're wearing glass-slipper cleats. Your turn - Opinions Should the NCAA hold its lacrosse final four anywhere else but Baltimore? Maryland is the center of the lacrosse universe. We have the best teams, fans and facilities. Baltimore should be named the permanent home of the Final Four and be done with it! Alan Jefferson Ellicott City The NCAA should rotate its lacrosse championships to increase the game's visibility in new markets and to enhance the overall development of the sport.
NEWS
May 17, 2008
RALEIGH, N.C. - An ailing 81-year-old North Carolina man who escaped from a Maryland prison 43 years ago was taken into custody yesterday to face extradition, a move his attorneys decried as a waste of time because of his age and poor health. Willie Parker, who suffers from several health problems, served about a quarter of his sentence for robbery with a deadly weapon before escaping in 1965. He was tracked down in February. Parker was arrested during a court hearing yesterday, said defense attorney Andrew Jackson.
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December 27, 2009
No. Name Pos. 2 Dennis Dixon QB 3 Jeff Reed PK 7 Ben Roethlisberger QB 9 Daniel Sepulveda P 10 Santonio Holmes WR 11 Stefan Logan KR 16 Charlie Batch QB 17 Mike Wallace WR 19 Tyler Grisham WR ...
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By EDWARD LEE | September 7, 2006
As if the Pittsburgh Steelers didn't have enough to worry about, their star quarterback's health is in question again. Ben Roethlisberger, who was involved in a motorcycle accident in June, underwent an emergency appendectomy Sunday and will miss tonight's NFL regular-season opener between the Miami Dolphins and the host Steelers. It's not certain whether he'll miss Week 2, as well. So on top of consternation that coach Bill Cowher might retire after this season and worry that running back Willie Parker has to yet prove that he can replace the retired Jerome Bettis, Pittsburgh fans will fret over whether Roethlisberger can return as good as new. The Steelers have cause for concern.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN REPORTER | September 21, 2007
Don Soldinger spent 17 years over two stints at the University of Miami, guiding the fortunes of the program's talented running backs. The year he retired, 2005, four of his former players led their teams in rushing. "Everyone always asks, `Who's the best?'," Soldinger said this week from his home in Miami. "The most gifted physically is probably Willis [McGahee]. The most confident without a doubt is [Clinton] Portis. E.J. [Edgerrin James] by far is the best athlete." After James, Soldinger recruited Portis and Najeh Davenport, then Jarrett Payton, the son of the legendary Walter Payton, McGahee and finally Frank Gore.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz | July 29, 2008
One of Maryland's longest-missing fugitives, who was recaptured in February after 43 years on the run, was granted parole yesterday. But Willie Parker, 82, ailing and in a wheelchair, isn't going anywhere. Now he has to contend with federal authorities who think he might owe them prison time, too. Parker absconded from an Eastern Shore boot camp in 1965, where he was serving time in a federal marijuana possession case and for violating state probation on a robbery case from years earlier.
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By DAVID STEELE and DAVID STEELE,david.steele@baltsun.com | December 14, 2008
Mike Tomlin thinks heaping praise on NFL players for connecting with a new, young, inexperienced coach quickly, and to great success, sells those players short. "These guys know, when faced with a new coach, that the coach's sole intentions are to win and to put them in position to win," the Steelers' second-year head coach said last week from Pittsburgh. "I think there's mutual respect between players and coaches across this league and in this game. I think a lot of times people expect the worst, when, more times than not, players give you the benefit of the doubt and are ready to follow."
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By From Sun news services | November 26, 2008
Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty yesterday to a state dogfighting charge in Sussex, Va., clearing the way for him to potentially leave a federal prison early and attempt a pro football comeback. Vick, 28, was sentenced to three years of suspended jail time, none of which will be added to his 23-month federal prison sentence as long as he stays out of trouble for four years. The three-year sentence was far less than the maximum of 10 years he could have faced. Vick arrived wearing wrist and ankle shackles with his gray suit, but the restraints were removed by the time he entered his plea.
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By From Sun news services | November 8, 2008
Less than one day after clearing waivers, cornerback DeAngelo Hall agreed yesterday to a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins. Hall should suit up for Washington's next game, on Nov. 16 against the Dallas Cowboys. The Redskins, who have had injury problems in the secondary, have a bye this week. Hall was released by Oakland this week after playing eight games with the Raiders. Oakland acquired Hall in the offseason for two draft picks, then signed him to a seven-year, $70 million contract.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,ken.murray@baltsun.com | September 24, 2008
It took just three short weeks and two impressive wins, but the unthinkable has become the thinkable for the Ravens. Playoffs? Why not? As the crowd of AFC contenders falls back toward the Ravens, the playoffs suddenly look like something more than a mirage. Granted, it's still hard to imagine an AFC playoff team with a rookie quarterback, even if it is precocious Joe Flacco. And age in the secondary could catch up to them at any time. But here is what the 2-0 Ravens have going for them in the first month of the season: * A suffocating defense that will keep them in every game.
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By Julie Bykowicz | July 29, 2008
One of Maryland's longest-missing fugitives, who was recaptured in February after 43 years on the run, was granted parole yesterday. But Willie Parker, 82, ailing and in a wheelchair, isn't going anywhere. Now he has to contend with federal authorities who think he might owe them prison time, too. Parker absconded from an Eastern Shore boot camp in 1965, where he was serving time in a federal marijuana possession case and for violating state probation on a robbery case from years earlier.
NEWS
May 17, 2008
RALEIGH, N.C. - An ailing 81-year-old North Carolina man who escaped from a Maryland prison 43 years ago was taken into custody yesterday to face extradition, a move his attorneys decried as a waste of time because of his age and poor health. Willie Parker, who suffers from several health problems, served about a quarter of his sentence for robbery with a deadly weapon before escaping in 1965. He was tracked down in February. Parker was arrested during a court hearing yesterday, said defense attorney Andrew Jackson.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,edward.lee@baltsun.com | January 16, 2009
Willie Parker has been one of the NFL's young, emerging running backs - but not against the Ravens. In six meetings against the Ravens, Parker is averaging just 43.7 yards and has never gained more than 63 yards or scored a rushing touchdown. His ability to run the football against the Ravens on Sunday could determine whether the Ravens or the Pittsburgh Steelers represent the AFC in the Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla., next month. Free safety Ed Reed said the success of the Ravens' run defense is grounded in the unit's linemen and linebackers.
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By From Sun news services | November 26, 2008
Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty yesterday to a state dogfighting charge in Sussex, Va., clearing the way for him to potentially leave a federal prison early and attempt a pro football comeback. Vick, 28, was sentenced to three years of suspended jail time, none of which will be added to his 23-month federal prison sentence as long as he stays out of trouble for four years. The three-year sentence was far less than the maximum of 10 years he could have faced. Vick arrived wearing wrist and ankle shackles with his gray suit, but the restraints were removed by the time he entered his plea.
NEWS
March 20, 2008
PSC approves Allegheny's refund plan to customers The state Public Service Commission approved yesterday refunds to customers of Allegheny Power for an energy conservation initiative that drew criticism. In January, the company told the PSC that it would voluntarily stop charging ratepayers a 96-cent monthly surcharge for 12 months to recover the cost of sending them two 60-watt compact fluorescent light bulbs. Allegheny officials received complaints from consumers who did not want the bulbs for various reasons and wanted to return them for a refund, as well as from customers who did not receive them and wanted them.
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By JEAN MARBELLA | February 26, 2008
Talk about America's Least Wanted. Willie Parker may be a desperado, but not exactly a dangerous one. "We didn't put all our tactical gear on and bust down the door or anything," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Brandon Taylor, who helped bring Parker in. "We didn't put him in handcuffs." No, at 81, and, as one news account described him, half "paralyzed and twisted by a stroke," Parker didn't have another escape in him. Forty-three years ago, he might have escaped from a prison camp on Maryland's Eastern Shore, but by last week, when he was found in North Carolina, it was pretty much all he could do to get out of bed, let his home health nurse put some pants on over the boxers he was wearing and be escorted to jail.
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