Michael Burns
Michael Burns
Michael Burns is an American professor emeritus of history at Mount Holyoke College. He is also a former television and film actor, particularly known for his role as the teenager "Barnaby West" on the NBC and ABC television series Wagon Train from 1960-1965.
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Eleanna Varangis, Michael Burns
NYTimes - 3 months
The bride is studying for a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. The groom works for an asset management firm.
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Lionsgate wants to make 'Hunger Games' prequels
Chicago Times - about 1 year
Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns has indicated that the studio is exploring developing prequels to its "Hunger Games" franchise. Burns made the disclosure Tuesday at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, saying that the franchise "will live on and on." But Burns gave...
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'Fast Money' Recap: Jumping Into Retail
The Street - about 3 years
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 barely closed higher Thursday. On CNBC's "Fast Money" TV show, the traders were jumping into the retail trade.  Josh Brown, CEO and co-founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management, said Sears Holdings has been in bad shape for years. He said the management is a mess and the technicals are terrible.  Guy Adami, managing director of stockmonster.com, suggested investors think twice about shorting the stock since the short interest is already very high. Brian Kelly, founder of Brian Kelly Capital, said he would buy Family Dollar Stores as a trade after it sold off on Thursday due to its earnings report. Dana Telsey, CEO and chief research officer of Telsey Advisory Group, was a guest on the show. Overall, the holiday season was disappointing and traffic was weak, she said. Urban Outfitters is one of her top picks for 2014. She added that TJX Companies could benefit from unsold inventory at other retailers.  Steve Grasso, director of institutional sales at ...
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'Fast Money' Recap: S&P Down, Tesla in the Hot Seat
The Street - over 3 years
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 closed in negative territory for the second day in a row.  Tesla Motors  CEO Elon Musk said the company would cover fire damage on any of its vehicles but that it's unlikely there will be a recall. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration also announced it would investigate the Model S vehicle to determine if it has an increased risk of catching fire.  TheStreet's Herb Greenberg was a guest on CNBC's "Fast Money" TV show and questioned the company's ability to cover warranties should there be a recall due to its low cash reserves.  Craig Irwin, senior vice president of Wedbush Securities, said the investigation should ultimately be a good thing and that it would be extremely unlikely for a recall to occur. Irwin has a $205 price target on the stock and said Tesla's drivetrain costs will be halved by 2017. Investors should keep in mind that Tesla is a tech stock, not an automotive stock.  Tim Seymour, managing partner at Triogem A ...
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Army says its helicopters buzzed Washington city
Fox News - over 3 years
Army special operations helicopters on a training exercise buzzed around the small city of Port Angeles, Wash., late Thursday in an episode that the mayor says "terrorized my city." An Army official apologized Friday for the unannounced training mission. Dozens of alarmed residents called police to ask what was going on. "No one had any warning about the helicopters, no one said anything afterward, and today city officials had to spend hours just trying to find out what had happened — who had invaded Port Angeles," said Cherie Kidd, mayor of the Olympic Peninsula city about 60 miles west of Seattle. The Army said the helicopters involved included both twin-engine Chinooks and Blackhawk attack helicopters. The training exercise involved part of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, which is based at Fort Campbell, Ky., but has individual units in various locations, said Sgt. Jimmy Norris, an I Corps sp ...
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Michael Burns: "Ex Malo Bonum": Out of Bad Comes Good
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Being a moderate Republican can be very lonely. I supported Mitt Romney for the simple reason that I believed that he would accomplish more than our current president. In truth, there is no real Republican Party today. Will Rogers famous line -- "I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat" -- better fits the fragmented state of today's dysfunctional Republican family. My father, who landed at Iwo Jima and recently passed away, used to tell me that if your point of view doesn't upset the zealots on both sides of an issue, then it probably doesn't come close to solving the problem at hand. I agree with him. Women and Hispanics voted overwhelming for Obama's second term, and they should have. I agree wholeheartedly with my dear friend Susan Collins of Maine who told The New York Times this week that the "Republicans cannot win with just rural, white voters." That said, neither Democrats nor our country can win without Democrats reaching across the ...
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Music Review: Show of Strength by Michael Burks
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Music Review: Show of Strength by Michael Burks Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 2:10 p.m., Tuesday, August 14, 2012 From there, I found his original independent release, From the Inside Out and the other two of his three releases on Alligator Records after Make It Rain On his way back home to Little Rock, Arkansas, after a very successful tour of Europe, he had a heart attack and died between connecting flights in Atlanta, Georgia. What I did not know then was that before he had left to go on tour in Europe, Burks had been working on the new album, now his new and final CD, Show of Strength. Others include "Can You Read Between the Lines," a funky and truly catchy song about the eight warning signs to let you know whether your woman is being true to you, and the achingly gorgeous "Feel Like Going ...
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Clarkston Union Owners Excited About Restaurant in Old Fenton Fire Hall
Fenton Patch - over 4 years
When Fenton officials opened the Clarkston Union owners bids, Fenton Downtown Development Authority Director Michael Burns said it smelled like hickory. "We were convinced they stuck their bids in the smoker before they got here. (Catallo) denies it," Burns said. "Everything they've done has been A-1." The business partners for the planned Fenton Fire Hall restaurant, Ann Stevenson and Curt Catallo, owners of Clarkston Union, greeted the community at a press conference on the site of their future project Tuesday evening. A member of the audience said now they are known as "Curt and Ann of Clarkston Union," but in five years, they'll be "Curt and Ann of the Fenton Fire Hall." Against the backdrop of a 1930 fire engine owned by Fenton's firefighters association, Catallo said, "Let's do that." He and Stevenson will be developing a new restaurant in Fenton's old fire hall, the DDA decided Tuesday, during its meeting at Fenton City Hall. Catallo said seven to eight months is ...
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Granite Bay woman gets surprise phone call from Joe Biden
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
Call it good politics, call it kindness, call it grandstanding, call it whatever you want: Carly Burns just calls it amazing. The 20-year-old Granite Bay woman was sitting at home, filling out a job application, when her phone rang Tuesday. "Hello, this is Vice President Joe Biden," the caller said. She thought it was a joke. It wasn't. Carly's mother and father, Dina and Michael Burns, the latter a partner in KP Public Affairs, had shaken Biden's hand minutes earlier at a fundraiser in the Sutter Club. They mentioned that their daughter had just graduated from the University of Oregon, had studied abroad in Tunisia, had been inspired by him, and had kept a newspaper from Election Day 2008 on the wall of her room. "He said, 'Oh, get her on the phone,'" Dina recalled. Biden congratulated Carly on her graduation, asked what she planned to do this summer, and quipped that her studies in the Middle East might come in handy for the Obama administration. "We ...
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Director Peter Berg Admits He Wasn't Passionate About Making 'Battleship'
Business Insider - over 4 years
"Battleship," the high-concept but underperforming action film released by Universal earlier this year, made a surprise appearance in discussions about risky movies and passion projects at the Produced By Conference on Sunday morning. Peter Berg, the director of that film, was taking part in a discussion entitled "Passion Projects: Making Films Everyone Says Will Never Get Made" when he addressed the elephant in the room: that his last film, based on the board game, was the kind of movie generally seen as the antithesis of a passion project. "I have a movie in theaters right now which has obviously underperformed in many ways," he said. "When [a movie] doesn't work, it's an … interesting opportunity to look at what went wrong and how it went wrong." Also read: Christopher Nolan Says Digital Is All About Money, Not Quality With "Battleship," he said, the scale of the movie simply overwhelmed everything else. "It was a movie that I tried as hard as I could to get inside of. But ...
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State Police Report Casino Thefts, Counterfeit Money
Bensalem Patch - almost 5 years
Between May 1-9, state police stationed at Parx Casino responded to the following incidents: On May 1 at noon, state police arrested a casino employee on theft and drug-related charges. An investigation revealed that Shane Stone, 25, of Bensalem, had removed at least $1,000 and concealed it on his person while counting money on two different days. A search of his locker revealed possession of drugs – marijuana and mushrooms. Stone was arraigned before Judge Michael Burns and released in lieu of $25,000 bail. Cpl. Brenda Armstrong investigated the incident. On May 4 at 12:35 a.m., state police responded to a reported counterfeit bill. Police said a 57-year-old Marlto, NJ woman attempted to exchange a counterfeit $5 bill at the main cashier. Trooper Wilfredo Moreno investigated the incident. On May 4 at 11:40 a.m., state police responded to a reported theft. Police said a 63-year-old Feasterville woman inadvertently left a voucher valued at $100 on top of a slot machine. An unkn ...
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Re: RIP Michael Burks
Arkansas Times - almost 5 years
how sad .........here is the testimony to live every day to your fullest ........... long live albert , long live michael burks .........oh so sad. j.r. las vegas nv. Posted by John Ray
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Softball: Elks trip Blaine 5-1 under the lights
Star News - almost 5 years
Elk shortstop Austyn Beese lunged to catch a short pop-up in the sixth inning. Alongside her is Jess Neuman. (Photo by Bruce Strand)   by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In their annual Friday Night Lights ballgame, the Elk River Elks were able to put on a good show for parents and friends with a 5-1 victory over Blaine at Orono Fields. “It’s very special, very exciting, for Dani and I especially, as seniors,” said catcher Bethani Athey, referring to outfielder Dani Edwards. “Last year we had about a thousand fans and we were hoping to  hit that again this year, and we were all pumped up and ready for it.” Well, there might not have been that many fans but certainly far more than the normal 4:15 weekday games that many parents have to miss. There was a good turnout not only from Elk River but also from Blaine ringing Field 4 at Orono. Michaela Burns of the Elks crosses the base on a single during the once-a-year night game Friday. (Photo by Bruce Strand)   “It’s a fun a ...
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Fenton DDA Looking For New Tenants for Old Fenton Fire Hall
Fenton Patch - almost 5 years
Last week the city of Fenton Downtown Development Authority ended its agreement with the Michigan Brewing Company to redevelop the City’s former Fire Hall as a microbrewery and restaurant. In the four days since that termination, the Downtown Development Authority has been contacted by multiple restaurants and microbrewers who are interested in developing the city’s former Fire Hall. To provide for an organized review of possible development plans for this site, Fenton DDA Chairman Craig Schmidt has set out a plan to receive new requests of interest for the Fire Hall development. Parties interested in developing the Fire Hall location must provide the following to the DDA by Monday May 14, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. A letter from the firm stating their interest. A preliminary concept for their project. An estimated construction timeline. A letter from a financial institution confirming the ability to finance up to a $2 million project. Schmidt has established a committee ...
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UPDATE: Cockrell Hill officers rescue injured man from burning apartment complex
Dallas News - The Scoop Blog - almost 5 years
Here's an update from staff writer Kristin McKenzie: Cockrell Hill police officers acting on instinct and adrenaline are credited with saving lives early this morning in an apartment fire. The three officers spotted the fire across the street from the police station around 4 a.m. at the Shiloh Apartments in the 1100 block of Phinney Avenue. Officer Merced Carrillo said he and Officers Mike Sutton and Betsy White saw a couple in one unit who "needed immediate attention." The man had already pushed his wife outside, but then the door slammed shut and he was knocked unconscious. Police had to kick the door open and drag him out. The victim, who was not identified, was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital with burns and smoke inhalation injuries. He was listed in serious condition early this morning, Fire Chief Michael Burns said. Burns noted that no one at the apartments called to report the fire and it was random chance that the officers were nearby and smelled ...
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Michigan Brewing Company & Fenton DDA Terminate Project Lease
WHMI - almost 5 years
4/26/12 - Michigan Brewing Company will not be moving to downtown Fenton after all. The company was evicted from its Webberville headquarters this week and the property foreclosed after the company failed to make loan payments. Michigan Brewing Company was slated to open up a brewery in the old Fenton Fire Hall on South Leroy Street and renovate the building. However, Fenton DDA Executive Director Michael Burns tells WHMI that the DDA and Michigan Brewing Company have now mutually agreed to terminate the lease agreement for the project. He says it’s disappointing and he wishes the company the best of luck. While it didn’t end the way they wanted it to, he says it was a good relationship and the financial situation the company is in is really the cause of why the lease was terminated. He adds that the DDA did agree to pay up to $400,000 or 33% of the construction of the project but as of now, not one dollar of that agreement has been spent. Burns says one of the things the DDA learne ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Burns
    FIFTIES
  • 2002
    Age 54
    Upon his retirement in 2002, he was honored by Mount Holyoke as Professor Emeritus.
    More Details Hide Details While on the faculty at Mount Holyoke College, Burns married the college's then-president, Elizabeth Topham Kennan. He and his wife presently reside near Danville, Kentucky since 2002, where they have restored the Cambus-Kenneth Estate, a thoroughbred horse farm listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    Upon his retirement in 2002, he was honored by Mount Holyoke as Professor Emeritus.
    More Details Hide Details While on the faculty at Mount Holyoke College, Burns married the college's then-president, Elizabeth Topham Kennan. He and his wife presently reside near Danville, Kentucky, where they have restored the Cambus-Kenneth Estate, a thoroughbred horse farm listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1980
    Age 32
    He became a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College in 1980 and authored books on the Dreyfus affair of the 1890s.
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    He became a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College in 1980 and authored books on the Dreyfus affair of the 1890s.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1977
    Age 29
    He entered Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1977, and earned his Ph.D. in Modern European history.
    More Details Hide Details Burns was a well-known child actor, starring on the television program Wagon Train, as orphaned "Barnaby West" during seasons 4-8. He worked on the series with John McIntire, Robert Horton, Robert Fuller, Denny Scott Miller, Terry Wilson, and Frank McGrath. In 1967, Burns worked with Audie Murphy in western film, "40 Guns to Apache Pass". Burns also co-starred with Glenn Corbett, Ted Bessell, and Randy Boone in a 19-episode NBC comedy/drama It's a Man's World in the 1962-1963 season. Burns played 14-year-old Howie Macauley, who lives on a houseboat called the Elephant on the Ohio River with his older brother Wes, played by Corbett. Bessell and Boone were the two other young men living with them. The program was hailed by its viewers and critics for its portrayal of restless youth but was quickly cancelled because of low Nielsen ratings.
    He entered Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1977, and earned his Ph.D. in Modern European history.
    More Details Hide Details Burns was a well-known child actor, starring on the television program Wagon Train, as orphaned "Barnaby West" during seasons 4-8. He also co-starred with Glenn Corbett, Ted Bessell, and Randy Boone in a 19-episode NBC comedy/drama It's a Man's World in the 1962-1963 season. Burns played 14-year-old Howie Macauley, who lives on a houseboat called the Elephant on the Ohio River with his older brother Wes, played by Corbett. Bessell and Boone were the two other young men living with them. The program was hailed by its viewers and critics for its portrayal of restless youth but was quickly cancelled because of low Nielsen ratings. Burns appeared with James Stewart in the film, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation. He appeared as a guest star in over thirty-five series in the 1960s and 1970s, mostly Westerns, including CBS's Gunsmoke, NBC's The Virginian and The Road West, and ABC's The Legend of Jesse James and The Big Valley. During his twenties, Burns appeared in several films, most notably in That Cold Day in the Park (1969), and Journey to Shiloh (1968).
  • 1976
    Age 28
    Burns was born in Mineola, New York. He graduated summa cum laude in 1976 from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. and earned his M.A. in European history at the same institution.
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    Burns was born in Mineola, Long Island, New York. He graduated summa cum laude in 1976 from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. and earned his M.A. in European history at the same institution.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1960
    Age 12
    He is also a former television and film actor, particularly known for his role as the teenager "Barnaby West" on the NBC and ABC television series Wagon Train from 1960-1965.
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    He is also a former television and film actor, particularly known for his role as the teenager "Barnaby West" on the NBC and ABC television series Wagon Train from 1960-1965.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Born on December 30, 1947.
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    Born on December 30, 1947.
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