Bob Burtman


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  • 16 years ago

    No matter the facts of the case, taking on a corporate giant like Dillard's is about as easy as bagging a hummingbird with a longbow. Even those who have successfully sued the retailer say they're disinclined to repeat the experience. "It's a larg...

  • 18 years ago

    To look at retail stacks or, the selection of France as the Houston International Festival's spotlighted nation seems an odd choice. While record stores devote entire sections to Afro-pop, reggae, Celtic music and myriad Latin offerings...

  • 18 years ago

    The vacation plans of the average American have been severely dampened by the fallout from September 11. For many yanqui adventurers, the SUV has temporarily displaced the jumbo jet as the preferred mode of transportation. But for those whose glob...

  • 19 years ago

    Sacred cows make the tastiest burgers, says the Reverend Billy C. Wirtz, and he should know: The grill master has no equal in skewering and roasting the status quo, preaching the evils of greed, hypocrisy and TV evangelists from his boogie-woogie ...

  • 19 years ago

    The case against George Dismukes never had much substance. The state accused him of shooting Richard Tyson, who on the evening of December 24, 1991, was driving in the Montgomery County subdivision where Dismukes lived. Tyson had no apparent busin...

  • 19 years ago | Longform

    George Dismukes had no experience managing rhinos, but it didn't take an expert to see that the rhinos weren't the problem. Recruited as an animal specialist to work on location in Africa for the film Hatari, Dismukes understood that the script wo...

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