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Martha Jane Burk
c. 1886 photograph by
Henry R. Locke

Burk

or Burke  (bûrk), Martha Jane Known as Ca·lam·i·ty Jane (kə-lăm′ĭ-tē jān′) 1852?-1903.
American frontierswoman who gained fame first as a cavalry scout and eventually as a performer with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show.

burk

(bɜːk)
n
slang Brit a variant spelling of berk
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Noun1.burk - United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)Burk - United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)
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After divorcing her first husband, Burk moved to Wichita, Kansas, where she joined a local NOW chapter and took up a place on the frontlines of the abortion battle.
Burk will seek a permit to demonstrate during the 2003 Masters in April.
Martha Burk, 55, is spearheading the drive to force the ultra-conservative Augusta National Golf Club to admit women members.
Burk began in Never Just a Game: Players, Owners, and American Baseball to 1920 (1994).
Chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, Burk says that she would like to see Whaley "take her place in the tournament as a just reward for her skill.
The preface alone is worth the price of the book; Burk writes poetically of the evolution of "base ball" from earlier bat-and-ball games to the formation of clubs for gentlemen in the 184os.
President Gary Burk notes that Duke has made a concerted effort to pull away from the pack.
Whether the implied moral distinction between owners and stockholders on the one hand and players on the other, is as clear as Burk suggests, remains debatable.
Burk Technology is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Climate Guard LT, a server room environmental monitor.
Burk is the ex-boyfriend, and has been the live-in partner of the former top model from 2006 to 2009.
Burk and Sigourney represented the owner and facilitated the sale to a local investor who plans to redevelop the property into seven residential units.
She leaves two daughters, Kathleen Crean and her companion, Bill Wagner of CA and Jan; three sons, Stony Burk of NH, Brian Burk of TX and Dan Burk and his wife Deb of ME; a brother, Pat McHenry of Frankfort, IL.