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January 7, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
With criticism mounting over Dennis Rodman's effort to stage an exhibition basketball game in North Korea in honor of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's birthday, former NBA star Charles Smith, who will play in the game, says people are misunderstanding their intentions. "What we are doing is positive, but it is getting dwarfed by the other circumstances around it," Smith told the Associated Press on Tuesday. "Apparently our message is not being conveyed properly due to the circumstances that are much bigger than us, and I think that has to do with politics and government.
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January 7, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
With criticism mounting over Dennis Rodman's effort to stage an exhibition basketball game in North Korea in honor of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's birthday, former NBA star Charles Smith, who will play in the game, says people are misunderstanding their intentions. "What we are doing is positive, but it is getting dwarfed by the other circumstances around it," Smith told the Associated Press on Tuesday. "Apparently our message is not being conveyed properly due to the circumstances that are much bigger than us, and I think that has to do with politics and government.
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March 13, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Boston Celtic player Charles Smith was convicted Thursday of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crime in the hit-and-run deaths of two Boston University students. He was acquitted of the more serious charge of manslaughter. Smith, 24, a former star at Georgetown, had been charged in the deaths of Michelle Dartley, 20, of Ridgewood, N.J., and An Trinh, 21, of Placentia. They were struck on a busy thoroughfare near the university last March 22.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2013 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
Jurors decided Monday that a gang member should be executed for the slaying of four people, including a 10-year-old boy gunned down from close range as he rode his bicycle along a quiet South Los Angeles street. Charles Ray Smith, 44, stared straight ahead and showed no emotion as the verdict was read in a downtown courtroom. Smith was convicted during a previous trial of taking part in two deadly shootings in 2006, including one that became known as the "49th Street Massacre" in which two men wielding AK-47s opened fire on children and adults enjoying a Friday summer afternoon.
SPORTS
October 9, 1988 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
Forward Charles Smith, the No. 3 pick in the National Basketball Assn. draft, signed a multiyear contract with the Clippers Saturday and is expected to be in camp today, only 2 days behind the rest of the team. "He is a very important signing for us," General Manager Elgin Baylor said. "We're really happy to have him here. One or two days, we can live with that." The 6-foot 10-inch Smith, a member of the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Charles Rome Smith, theatrical director, producer, writer and actor who co-founded Ray Bradbury's Pandemonium Theatre Company and had a lengthy association with "The Threepenny Opera," has died. He was 77. Smith died Aug. 16 in Sunland of lung cancer. With Bradbury, Smith formed and operated the theater company for more than four decades, producing plays and theatrical versions of Bradbury's stories.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Claydes Charles Smith, 57, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, died Tuesday in Maplewood, N.J., after a long illness, publicist David Brokaw said. The cause of death was not announced. Kool & the Gang grew from jazz roots in the 1960s to become a popular musical group of the 1970s, blending jazz, funk, R&B and pop. After a downturn, the group enjoyed a return to success in the '80s.
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March 4, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Finally, Charles Smith will allow himself to celebrate. In seven previous games, the Clipper forward averaged 28.3 points, including three performances of 30 or better. The Clippers won one, Tuesday night over Seattle at the Sports Arena. Saturday night, before 12,823 at Market Square Arena, Smith scored a career-high 40 points. And the Clippers beat the Indiana Pacers, 107-105, sweeping the two-game season series against a possible playoff team in the process.
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November 25, 1989 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not David vs. Goliath anymore, and that's the problem with playing the San Antonio Spurs these days. David is Goliath. That would be 7-foot-1 David Robinson, who contributed 20 points and 11 rebounds to a 90-89 victory over the Clippers Friday night before 13,916 at the Sports Arena. But Robinson, like most of the other Spurs, didn't have an opinion on the most controversial play of the Clippers' season.
SPORTS
June 14, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Forward Charles Smith said that he has broken off contract negotiations with the Clippers and will become a restricted free agent July 1. The team has the right to match any offer that Smith receives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2013 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
A gang member convicted of fatally shooting four people - including a 10-year-old boy riding a bicycle outside his home - deserves to die for his crimes, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday. Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Amy Ashvanian said Charles Ray Smith was responsible for two separate deadly shootings in 2006, including one that became known as the "49th Street Massacre" in which two men wielding AK47s opened fire on children and adults enjoying a Friday afternoon in summer on a quiet South Los Angeles street.
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May 23, 2013 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
Maria Rodriguez wept in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. Nearly seven years after her boyfriend was gunned down by two men carrying AK-47s, Rodriguez tearfully recounted Thursday how she later broke the news to their young daughter that her father would not be coming home. "I just told her, 'One day we're going to see him, but it's not going to be soon,'" Rodriguez said. Rodriguez's boyfriend, Larry Marcial, 22, was one of three people killed on a quiet South L.A. street in the June 30, 2006, attack, which became known as the 49th Street Massacre.
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May 18, 2010 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
An alleged gang member was convicted Monday of murdering three people, including a 10-year-old boy, on a quiet South L.A. street in an attack that became known as the 49th Street Massacre. Charles Ray Smith, 41, repeatedly shook his head as the verdicts were read in a packed downtown L.A. courtroom. In the audience behind him, the mother of the 10-year-old victim wept quietly. David Marcial had been riding his bicycle with his 12-year-old brother outside their South L.A. home on a warm June afternoon in 2006 when two gunmen opened fire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Claydes Charles Smith, 57, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, died Tuesday in Maplewood, N.J., after a long illness, publicist David Brokaw said. The cause of death was not announced. Kool & the Gang grew from jazz roots in the 1960s to become a popular musical group of the 1970s, blending jazz, funk, R&B and pop. After a downturn, the group enjoyed a return to success in the '80s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Charles Rome Smith, theatrical director, producer, writer and actor who co-founded Ray Bradbury's Pandemonium Theatre Company and had a lengthy association with "The Threepenny Opera," has died. He was 77. Smith died Aug. 16 in Sunland of lung cancer. With Bradbury, Smith formed and operated the theater company for more than four decades, producing plays and theatrical versions of Bradbury's stories.
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May 8, 2004 | Dan Weikel and David Reyes, Times Staff Writers
Searching for answers in a tight budget year, Orange County Supervisor Charles V. Smith on Friday asked county officials to explore selling John Wayne Airport as a way to eliminate almost $850 million in debt left from the county's 1994 bankruptcy. It's not clear whether potential buyers -- such as Los Angeles or Newport Beach -- would be interested.
SPORTS
October 28, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Pat Haden, Ann Meyers and Charles Smith will be honored at the Constitutional Rights Foundation's Sports and the Law dinner and auction tonight at the Century Plaza Tower Hotel.
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November 15, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Brig. Gen. Charles Coburn Smith Jr., a career military man who was honored with the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star during three decades of service, died in his sleep Nov. 7 at the age of 95. He had been living at an assisted living facility in Seattle. Smith was a commanding officer during World War II in North Africa, Italy and Austria. After the war, he served in the U.S. Embassy in Paris. He was stationed in South Korea when he was promoted to brigadier general in 1956.
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May 6, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
Charles Rome Smith has had a recurring nightmare for at least 20 years. It goes like this: He's directing a production of "The Threepenny Opera'--but on opening night, the cast fails to show up. "Talk about being haunted by a production," Smith said. He'll see if his dream comes true Thursday, when his staging of the classic musical by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill opens at Theatre West. This will hardly be Smith's first opening night with "The Threepenny Opera."
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