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January 5, 1987 | By PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Sports Writer
There are some defensive players in the National Football League who would gladly give a week's pay for the chance to knock a quarterback into never- never land. But Jim Burt isn't one of them. The New York Giants' nose tackle doesn't play football because he wants to hurt people. He plays football because he loves it and because it beats the hell out of selling insurance or driving a truck. He doesn't have a hit list on his towel or do a war dance when a quarterback he's knocked down doesn't get back up. "I don't like to see guys get hurt," Burt said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2010
9 tonight FOX Jimmy (Lucas Neff, left) hires Sabrina's (Shannon Woodward, center) cousin to babysit Hope when he returns to work. Burt (Garret Dillahunt, right) tries to get Virginia to quit smoking. Cloris Leachman also stars.
NEWS
October 2, 1986 | By Francie Scott, Special to The Inquirer
When Robert J. Burt Jr. decided to place an advertising sign outside his Conshohocken auto-body shop, he discovered that the shop's history created some snags. The business, located at 208 Fayette St., was established 56 years ago, pre-dating the borough's zoning code. When the area was declared a business district in 1965, the body shop became a "nonconforming use. " Therefore, Conshohocken zoning officer Walter R. Szwedkowski defined the proposed sign as a "nonconforming sign" because it would advertise a nonconforming use. The Conshohocken Zoning Hearing Board upheld Szwedkowski's interpretation Tuesday night, but took no action on Burt's request for a variance to permit the sign.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2007 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
As sick and twisted codependent relationships go, the five-decade linkage of Burt and Linda Pugach - he a personal-injury lawyer-slash-movie producer, she a glamorous New York gal many years his junior - takes some kind of cake. Dan Klores' straightforward (and straight-faced) documentary, Crazy Love, lays out the details of this tragicomic affair. It began, unbeknownst to one of the participants, the then 21-year-old Linda Riss, quite literally as an affair. That is because when Pugach, owner of a giant ego, a spiffy nightclub and a private plane, first started squiring the lovely Ms. Riss around town, he was a married man. After he was found out and reneged on his promise to divorce, Linda called off the romance.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2009 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
In the alterna-quirk spirit of Garden State and Juno comes Away We Go , the tale of a thirtyish couple ready to settle down but unsure of where. If home is where the heart is, then lovebirds Burt and Verona (John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph, both terrific) already have rent-free lodgings. But the expectant parents are looking for a physical, rather than metaphysical, place to raise their daughter. A place that lives up to their crunchy, Huck Finn-y ideals of America and parenthood.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2013
DEAR READERS: After I printed the letter from "Can't Believe It Down South," about the grandfather who is insisting that his granddaughter's Greek fiance change his last name "because it is too long and impossible to pronounce," I loved what you had to say. Some of your comments made me laugh, so I'm sharing them with you: DEAR ABBY: I saw the letter from "Can't Believe It," and I have just the response for him: "Dear Grandpa: Don't...
NEWS
December 25, 1994 | By Dave Urbanski, FOR THE INQUIRER
When Burt Pressey and his wife, Lois, went looking for part-time jobs last month for a little extra holiday spending money, they didn't count on any transformative experiences. But soon after Burt, 46, donned his Santa Claus suit for the Moorestown Mall, and Lois, 44, persuaded the powers that be to hire her as an elf/ photographer, the Sicklerville couple's four-hour shifts with runny-nosed tykes at St. Nick's knee have been looking more and more like outtakes from a Currier & Ives catalogue.
NEWS
February 1, 1994 | By RICHARD COHEN
At a family dinner, my cousin Burt and I were talking about the brevity of life. We were eating at my aunt's old place, which is now the apartment of Burt's daughter - a place where I would come to visit as a kid, where relatives now gone would ask me trick questions and where I was known as "Ritchie. " This place was like our family Smithsonian - a repository of a few artifacts and many memories. Burt referred to an old relative, now dead, who had come to America from Russia. "I could have been a revolutionary," Burt quoted him as saying, "but I got a cup of tea instead.
NEWS
June 24, 1989 | By DAN ROTTENBERG
When Katie Wells was born with tragic physical defects in 1981, her mother filed a lawsuit, blaming the Ortho-Gynol spermicidal jelly she had used for a month after conception. At the trial, scientists testified that spermicidal jellies don't cause birth defects. Nevertheless, the judge awarded Katie's mother $4.7 million. Will-Burt Co., a small engineering company in Ohio, was recently sued because it had supplied parts for a scaffolding that had subsequently collapsed. There was nothing wrong with Will-Burt's products, but the contractor who had used the products to build the defective scaffolding had gone out of business.
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May 9, 2015 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
In the midst of all the crime-fighting superheroes, time-traveling aliens, and walking dead who will populate the 15th annual Wizard World Comic Con this weekend, Burt Reynolds may seem somewhat out of place. But if remaining an icon for more than four decades armed with nothing more than a lady-killing smirk, a machismo-emitting mustache, and a death-defying Trans Am isn't a superpower worthy of Wizard World, then what is? The Convention Center will be filled for the next three days with appearances by a host of pop-culture celebrities, from actors to comic book artists and writers to professional wrestlers to rock stars.
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May 7, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
AS BURT Reynolds mingles with fans at Wizard World Philadelphia this week - his first-ever Wizard World Comic Con - the geek speak is likely to center around what might have been. He might have been Han Solo. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas queried him about the job, but Reynolds turned it down and instead made "Smokey and the Bandit," a hit in its own right. "I saw the director, and we talked about it, but I wasn't really enthusiastic about it," said Reynolds, speaking from his home in Florida.
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May 1, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Daily News Staff Writer
As Burt Reynolds mingles with fans at Wizard World Philadelphia this week - his first-ever Wizard World Comic Con - the geek speak is likely to center around what might have been. He might have been Han Solo. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas queried him about the job, but Reynolds turned it down and instead made "Smokey and the Bandit," a hit in its own right. "I saw the director, and we talked about it, but I wasn't really enthusiastic about it," said Reynolds, speaking from his home in Florida.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2013
DEAR READERS: After I printed the letter from "Can't Believe It Down South," about the grandfather who is insisting that his granddaughter's Greek fiance change his last name "because it is too long and impossible to pronounce," I loved what you had to say. Some of your comments made me laugh, so I'm sharing them with you: DEAR ABBY: I saw the letter from "Can't Believe It," and I have just the response for him: "Dear Grandpa: Don't...
NEWS
March 15, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
STEVE CARELL and Jim Carrey, Evan and Bruce Almighty, respectively, could have used some divine intervention in their new joint venture. It's called "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," a comedy about dueling magicians that's several rewrites short of magical. Carell has the title role as a Vegas schlock magician, and his performance is mostly a sight gag - his stocky form filling out a sequined velvet jumpsuit, blown-out Wayne Newton hair, David Copperfield eyeliner. He's sketched as a magician whose genuine love for the craft was formed in childhood, though by middle age he's become angry, vain and pompous.
NEWS
May 12, 2011
Burt Reinhardt, 91, an early president of CNN who helped build the global news network in its formative years, died at his home near Atlanta on Tuesday. Mr. Reinhardt had suffered a series of strokes, said his daughter, Cheryl Reinhardt. "Without Burt Reinhardt, it is doubtful that CNN would exist today," said Tom Johnson, who in 1990 succeeded Mr. Reinhardt as the 24-hour network's chief. He joined CNN in 1979 as the network prepared to launch, his daughter said. Turner Broadcasting founder Ted Turner named Mr. Reinhardt president in January 1982.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2010
9 tonight FOX Jimmy (Lucas Neff, left) hires Sabrina's (Shannon Woodward, center) cousin to babysit Hope when he returns to work. Burt (Garret Dillahunt, right) tries to get Virginia to quit smoking. Cloris Leachman also stars.
NEWS
July 12, 2010 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thin as the screens on your summer windows and not as airy, the new musical called Burt & Me , which Act II Playhouse in Ambler is staging as a summer add-on to its schedule, is about a high school kid who hates having to play the piano until the fated day he discovers Burt Bacharach. This changes his worldview of musicianship. Bacharach wrote the music to the show Promises, Promises - now in revival on Broadway - and, with lyricist Hal David, some of the most tuneful, classy hits of the '60s through the '80s.
NEWS
June 29, 2010
Burt S. Holland, 64, professor of statistics at the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University, died of Lou Gehrig's disease Monday, June 21, at his home in Huntingdon Valley. Born in Brooklyn, he graduated from Jamaica (N.Y.) High School in 1962 and earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1966 and a doctorate in statistics at North Carolina State University in 1969. A son, Benjamin, said Dr. Holland joined the faculty of Temple University in 1970 and was chairman of the statistics department from 1991 to 1996.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2010
DEAR ABBY: I'm a divorced, middle-aged professional woman with a Ph.D. who has been keeping company with a man my age for seven years. "Burt" treats me well. He takes me out, has helped with some major home renovation projects, sends me flowers and I enjoy his company. I'm perfectly happy in his world, and I like most of his friends. On the flip side, Burt is overweight, has a drinking problem and never finished college. My problem is, I can't bring myself to introduce him to those in my "professional circle.
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