October 6, 2005
Baltimore native Hasim Rahman, revealing a debt of more than $5 million, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Las Vegas. The filing records show that Rahman, who will earn $4.2 million for his scheduled World Boxing Council title fight against champion Vitali Klitschko on Nov. 12, lists 20 creditors to whom he owes the money. Rahman's biggest creditors are listed as the Internal Revenue Service, at slightly more than $2 million, and his four-year promoter, Don King, at $2 million even.
October 1, 2005
Promoter Don King has filed a federal lawsuit against Baltimore native Hasim Rahman, charging that he is entitled to half of the $4.2 million purse the ex-champion will earn for fighting World Boxing Council heavyweight Vitali Klitschko in November. The suit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court's Southern District in Manhattan, charges the money is owed King in accordance with a contractual agreement granted in the event that King lost the purse bid to be the primary promoter for Rahman's title bout.
July 13, 2005
On Monday, July 11, 2005, JACKCWEIBER, beloved husband of Bernice Cweiber (nee Silverman); devoted father of Shlomo Cweiber, Bruce Cweiber, John Cweiber, Brad Cweiber and Wendy Burstein; dear father-in-law of Gayle Cweiber, Giti Cweiber, Mimi Cweiber and Peter Burstein; dear step-father of Mark Max, Alana Miller and Cindy Adelsberg; dear step-father-in-law of Lisa Max, Ira Miller and Keith Adelsberg. Also survived by 18 loving grandchildren and five loving great-grandchildren. Services at SOL LEVINSON BROTHERS HOME, 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mount Wilson Lane, on Tuesday, July 12 at 3 P.M. Interment Beth El Memorial Park, Randallstown.
May 30, 2004
CLAYTON, Mo. - Marshall Burstein, man of action, is stuck. "I run a company or two; I have to be decisive," he said. But when it comes to choosing the next president, the 44-year-old Burstein is waiting to see whom Sen. John Kerry picks as a running mate. And he wants to hear the presumed Democratic nominee and President Bush debate. "A lot of people are picking Kerry because they don't like the war [in Iraq]. ... I'm still learning about him," he said. With the nation clearly divided on a number of issues, the presidential campaigns operating nonstop and torrents of political ads already unleashed, undecided voters are fast becoming an endangered species.
February 9, 2003
The Passions of Andrew Jackson, by Andrew Burstein. Alfred A. Knopf. 320 pages. $25. Andrew Jackson is a compelling historical figure whose life reads like a soap opera, replete with violence, betrayal, scandal, intrigue, heroism and great achievements. Frequently listed among the great American presidents, he is an enduring political figure whose name is often mentioned in the same breath as that of Thomas Jefferson. Andrew Burstein is a history professor at the University of Tulsa who has established himself as an epistolary detective, student of language and historical psychoanalyst in three previous books: Sentimental Democracy, The Inner Jefferson and America's Jubilee.
October 4, 2002
In The Kid Stays in the Picture, the voice of Robert Evans - from the notorious audiobook version of his gutter-florid memoir - floats through his palatial estate like the unseen Spirit of Hollywood Past. With the persona of a man who's been around the block - as long as the block you're talking about is Melrose Avenue or Sunset Boulevard - Evans narrates a version of his life that's half storybook and half cautionary fable. The flimsiness of the latter part is a signal failing for this overly slick yet still engaging movie.