January 8, 2004
On January 3, 2004, ETTA BURKETT; she is survived by one daughter-in-law, Ella Burkett, three sisters-in-law Marjorie B. Chatman, Tresa Burkett Brothers and Grace W. Burkett, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the CHATMAN-HARRIS FUNERAL HOME, 5240 Reisterstown Road, Thursday after 12 noon to 8 P.M. The family will receive friends at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 3008 Gwynns Falls Parkway, Friday 10:30 A.M. Funeral Services will begin 11 A.M. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
March 25, 2003
On March 21, 2003, GEORGE H. SR., devoted husband of Dorothy Burkett, father of George H. Burkett Jr., Vernell Jones, Cornell and Daniel Jackson. Also survived by seven sisters, one brother and other relatives. Friends may call the PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 1721-27 N. Monroe Street (Westwood Avenue) Tuesday 12 noon to 8 P.M. Family will receive friends Wednesday 10:30 to 11 A. M with service to follow in above chapel. Entombment Arbutus Memorial Park.
July 28, 2002
BOSTON - The scouting report on Boston Red Sox pitcher John Burkett warned the Orioles about his speed variations, his pitch selection and his pinpoint control. It warned them not to be overly anxious in certain situations and not to be overly patient in others. Yet as Mike Hargrove watched hitter after hitter return to the dugout yesterday in various levels of disgust, he knew those lessons had not taken hold. Burkett finished with a four-hit shutout, as the Red Sox dispatched the Orioles and pitcher Sidney Ponson, 4-0, at Fenway Park in a speedy 2 hours, 22 minutes.
October 19, 2001
ATLANTA - An avid bowler who has rolled more 300 games than he can accurately count - it's either nine or 10 by his estimation - Atlanta Braves pitcher John Burkett is accustomed to throwing strikes. He'll need plenty of them tonight to be spared a loss. Taking the ball for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series also means taking on Arizona's Curt Schilling. It's an assignment few would envy. Schilling racked up two complete games in the Division Series, including a 1-0 gem against St. Louis' Matt Morris.
April 1, 1998
Quote: "This is one of 162. Unfortunately, it was a big one -- Opening Day -- but the others won't all go like this." -- Kevin Stocker, after the expansion Devil Rays lost, 11-6, in their first game. It's a fact: The White Sox-Rangers game was broadcast on high-definition television.Who's hot: The Indians won their fourth Opening Day game in five years.Who's not: The Rangers' John Burkett allowed seven runs and six hits, all in the fifth inning.On deck: Brad Radke, a 20-game winner last season, will start the Twins' home opener on Friday.
January 13, 1998
WASHINGTON -- In the early days of World War II, a wily and ambitious Texas congressman concocted a sure-fire way to go far in politics: Create a heroic record of combat.So Lyndon B. Johnson, a lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve, got himself assigned to be a presidential observer in the South Pacific. Johnson was a passenger on a B-26 which briefly came under fire from a Japanese Zero fighter before landing safely at its base. He had been in action for 13 minutes before he headed home on the next plane.