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January 6, 2001 | BILL PLASCHKE
Lamar Smith will talk, but only for five minutes, and no personal questions, you got that? Nothing about being behind the wheel of car that smashed into a utility pole six years ago. Nothing about admitting he had been drinking at the time. Nothing about how he walked away from the wreckage, but a former teammate probably never will. Lamar Smith of the Miami Dolphins can run for 209 yards in a playoff game, but he knows he can't escape what, until now, had been the defining moment of his life.
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May 1, 2013 | By Morgan Little
Republicans in Congress, long skeptical of the value of some taxpayer-supported research, have taken aim at the National Science Foundation with a bill that seeks to limit the scope of its grants. A draft bill by House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), which was obtained by Science magazine, would require the foundation's grants to “advance the national health, prosperity or welfare” or “secure the national defense.” The current National Science Foundation criteria are broader and allow the foundation to weigh the “intellectual merit” and “broader impacts” of the proposed research.  The bill would also require that projects are not “duplicative” of other federally funded works.
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SPORTS
September 23, 2002 | From Associated Press
It's hard to tell how good Carolina is this early in the season, but the Panthers are not surprised by their successful start. Lamar Smith carried 30 times for 154 yards and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns Sunday in Carolina's 21-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The Panthers are 3-0 for the first time since 1996. "Nobody really expected it, except for the people in this locker room," said quarterback Rodney Peete, a surprise choice to be the starter this year over Chris Weinke.
NATIONAL
August 1, 2012 | By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - In January, Evin Adonis Ortiz was arrested and charged with killing a 24-year-old man in Los Angeles. After running Ortiz's fingerprints through an FBI database, police learned he was in the country illegally - and this wasn't his first arrest. Ortiz had convictions for driving without a license and attempted grand larceny. A congressional study released Tuesday found dozens of examples of illegal immigrants who were released and later arrested in connection with felonies, including murder.
SPORTS
March 2, 1998 | Associated Press
Lamar Smith, in jail because of a car accident injuring two Seattle Seahawks teammates, has agreed to a four-year, $7.1 million contract with the New Orleans Saints. The running back was the driver in a one-car accident on Dec. 1, 1994, in which Mike Frier was left paralyzed and Chris Warren was injured. All three players had been drinking. Smith is serving a four-month sentence after pleading guilty to a charge of vehicular assault.
SPORTS
November 6, 2000
PASSING *--* Player, Team Att Cmp Yds TD ELVIS GRBAC, Chiefs 53 39 504 2 TRENT GREEN, Rams 42 29 431 2 BRIAN GRIESE, Broncos 35 22 327 2 PEYTON MANNING, Colts 39 26 302 2 VINNY TESTAVERDE, Jets 42 21 293 1 JEFF GEORGE, Redskins 39 20 276 0 JEFF BLAKE, Saints 26 20 275 3 JEFF GARCIA, 49ers 36 22 266 1 KERRY COLLINS, Giants 31 19 257 3 TRENT DILFER, Ravens 34 23 244 3 RICH GANNON, Raiders 31 20 242 4 JIM HARBAUGH, Chargers 32 22 236 1 DONOVAN McNABB, Eagles 41 23 228 1 *--* RUSHING *--* Player,
NATIONAL
August 1, 2012 | By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - In January, Evin Adonis Ortiz was arrested and charged with killing a 24-year-old man in Los Angeles. After running Ortiz's fingerprints through an FBI database, police learned he was in the country illegally - and this wasn't his first arrest. Ortiz had convictions for driving without a license and attempted grand larceny. A congressional study released Tuesday found dozens of examples of illegal immigrants who were released and later arrested in connection with felonies, including murder.
SPORTS
October 8, 2001 | Associated Press
A weary Lamar Smith sat at his locker with sweat on his brow, dirt caked on his legs and his right forearm rubbed raw. The guys on the other side looked worse. In a punishing performance that gave the Miami Dolphins a badly needed boost, Smith rushed for 144 yards in 29 carries Sunday to spark a 30-10 victory over the New England Patriots. "Once I got the rock four or five times, I went into a zone," Smith said. "I'm not sore. I probably won't feel it until tomorrow."
NEWS
February 17, 1995 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Expanding on the growing national sentiment to shut out illegal immigrants, the new chairman of the House immigration subcommittee said Thursday that he will seek legislation to significantly reduce the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) refused to set an exact limit but said he would like to see the flow of immigrants cut in half. "I'm talking about trimming legal immigration--not a moratorium--to the historic generous levels of the past.
SPORTS
January 10, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Seattle Seahawk running back Lamar Smith pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular assault, saying he made "a terrible decision" by drinking and driving before a 1994 car crash that left teammate Mike Frier paralyzed. Smith's plea in King County Superior Court at Kent, Wash., averts a second trial, which had been set for March 2. Sentencing is scheduled Feb. 6. County prosecutors said that under a plea agreement, they would seek a four-month jail sentence, with 30 days converted to community service.
OPINION
October 7, 2011
Here we go again. Every year for the last five, immigration hawks in Congress have sought to require all businesses to use an error-plagued federal system known as E-Verify to ensure that all new hires are U.S. citizens or legal immigrants. This year's proposal, known as the Legal Workforce Act, deserves special attention because it's being disingenuously advertised as a jobs plan. Its author, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), says that expanding E-Verify nationally will exorcise illegal immigrants from the workforce and create new opportunities for unemployed Americans.
NEWS
January 28, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Los Angeles Times
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Friday rejected a request from Democrats to hold hearings related to gun safety in the aftermath of the shootings in Tucson earlier this month. All 16 Democrats on the committee, which has jurisdiction over firearms laws, sent a letter to Rep. Lamar Smith, the Texas Republican who recently took charge of the panel, asking him to convene hearings on the use of high-capacity magazines and improving background checks to prevent the mentally ill from obtaining guns.
SPORTS
February 28, 2003 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Emmitt Smith has the NFL's all-time rushing record, but he now lacks something essential to every football player: A team. Smith was released Thursday after 13 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, cast aside in favor of Troy Hambrick, his younger, cheaper understudy. The move was expected -- Smith's salary-cap figure for next season would have been $9.8 million -- yet it's the highest-profile parting of the ways since San Francisco let go of Jerry Rice after the 2000 season.
SPORTS
September 23, 2002 | From Associated Press
It's hard to tell how good Carolina is this early in the season, but the Panthers are not surprised by their successful start. Lamar Smith carried 30 times for 154 yards and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns Sunday in Carolina's 21-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The Panthers are 3-0 for the first time since 1996. "Nobody really expected it, except for the people in this locker room," said quarterback Rodney Peete, a surprise choice to be the starter this year over Chris Weinke.
SPORTS
October 8, 2001 | Associated Press
A weary Lamar Smith sat at his locker with sweat on his brow, dirt caked on his legs and his right forearm rubbed raw. The guys on the other side looked worse. In a punishing performance that gave the Miami Dolphins a badly needed boost, Smith rushed for 144 yards in 29 carries Sunday to spark a 30-10 victory over the New England Patriots. "Once I got the rock four or five times, I went into a zone," Smith said. "I'm not sore. I probably won't feel it until tomorrow."
SPORTS
January 6, 2001 | BILL PLASCHKE
Lamar Smith will talk, but only for five minutes, and no personal questions, you got that? Nothing about being behind the wheel of car that smashed into a utility pole six years ago. Nothing about admitting he had been drinking at the time. Nothing about how he walked away from the wreckage, but a former teammate probably never will. Lamar Smith of the Miami Dolphins can run for 209 yards in a playoff game, but he knows he can't escape what, until now, had been the defining moment of his life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1995 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For almost six years, Tony and Dina Lazar have been living for the day when they would be reunited with two of their children still in Manila. The Philippine couple sponsored their daughter, Naomi, 32, and son, Antonio, 27, soon after they immigrated to Los Angeles in 1989. "It's been our dream to have our family in one place," Lazar said. "We wanted so much for our children to experience America."
SPORTS
February 28, 2003 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Emmitt Smith has the NFL's all-time rushing record, but he now lacks something essential to every football player: A team. Smith was released Thursday after 13 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, cast aside in favor of Troy Hambrick, his younger, cheaper understudy. The move was expected -- Smith's salary-cap figure for next season would have been $9.8 million -- yet it's the highest-profile parting of the ways since San Francisco let go of Jerry Rice after the 2000 season.
SPORTS
November 6, 2000
PASSING *--* Player, Team Att Cmp Yds TD ELVIS GRBAC, Chiefs 53 39 504 2 TRENT GREEN, Rams 42 29 431 2 BRIAN GRIESE, Broncos 35 22 327 2 PEYTON MANNING, Colts 39 26 302 2 VINNY TESTAVERDE, Jets 42 21 293 1 JEFF GEORGE, Redskins 39 20 276 0 JEFF BLAKE, Saints 26 20 275 3 JEFF GARCIA, 49ers 36 22 266 1 KERRY COLLINS, Giants 31 19 257 3 TRENT DILFER, Ravens 34 23 244 3 RICH GANNON, Raiders 31 20 242 4 JIM HARBAUGH, Chargers 32 22 236 1 DONOVAN McNABB, Eagles 41 23 228 1 *--* RUSHING *--* Player,
SPORTS
March 2, 1998 | Associated Press
Lamar Smith, in jail because of a car accident injuring two Seattle Seahawks teammates, has agreed to a four-year, $7.1 million contract with the New Orleans Saints. The running back was the driver in a one-car accident on Dec. 1, 1994, in which Mike Frier was left paralyzed and Chris Warren was injured. All three players had been drinking. Smith is serving a four-month sentence after pleading guilty to a charge of vehicular assault.
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