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November 21, 1991 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Smith might wind up in the USC backfield yet. The former Ohio State tailback, who quit the Buckeyes in August because of a conflict with the coaching staff, has inquired about transferring to USC, his second choice when he signed with Ohio State in the spring of 1990. Jim Jones, Ohio State athletic director, said Wednesday his office has sent a letter to USC that would enable Smith to discuss a transfer with Trojan officials.
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December 11, 2011 | Wire reports
UC Riverside 75, at Montana State 73: Robert Smith hit a three-pointer with one second left as the Highlanders surprised the Bobcats, who had led, 73-69, with 14 seconds left. Riverside's Kevin Bradshaw scored and was fouled with five seconds to play but he missed the free throw. Smith got the rebound and made the three-pointer. Phil Martin, who led the Highlanders with 25 points and 10 rebounds, added a free throw after a Montana State foul to close the scoring. Smith scored 14 points and Kareem Nitoto added 12 for Riverside.
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SPORTS
April 16, 1992 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Smith remembers the date--May 12, 1989. He remembers the place--Canoga Park Bowl. He remembers the event--the West Coast Junior Elimination. He remembers everything about his first 300 game--except his last two shots. Those are a little fuzzy. "It seemed that the ball took forever to get down the lane on my 11th shot," said Smith, a senior at Royal High. "I don't remember where the ball hit, only that all the pins fell down. Then on my 12th shot, I had no idea what I was doing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert F. Smith Jr., former head of what is now the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau who led the agency through a successful campaign to build the city's first modern convention center, has died. He was 82. Smith, who later headed the city's largest advertising agency, died Thursday of cancer at a hospice in San Diego. Smith was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and his family moved to San Diego when he was a boy.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1989 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Robert Smith, the leader of the dark-hued English pop band the Cure, started keeping a list about eight years ago of things to watch out for in his personality. "It gets longer," Smith said recently. "It's things to be wary of, really. If things have meant something to me at a certain point, I just make a note of them, and if they lose their value to me then I have to figure out why. It's like a kind of anchor.
SPORTS
August 31, 1992 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Picture Day at Ohio State. Running back Robert Smith glances warily at the growing number of Buckeye fans assembled behind the four-foot-high metal barriers at field's edge. Already the fans are waving at him, yelling his name, pleading for him to come closer. "I don't really want to do this," Smith says as he reluctantly walks toward the crowd. Too late.
SPORTS
January 10, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NFL coaches spend every waking moment thinking about their teams from the early part of July until the last second of their final game. They know their players as well, or unfortunately maybe even better, than they know their own kids. So it seemed logical that, if a coach had a running back named Smith, one who could be depended on to pile up yardage, score touchdowns, catch passes and generally frustrate defenses, he would try to get the ball in the hands of that back as often as possible.
SPORTS
December 12, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Ohio State tailback Robert Smith will visit USC and Stanford to consider a possible transfer, but has not eliminated the option of returning to the Buckeyes.
SPORTS
February 13, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Ohio State running back Robert Smith met with Coach John Cooper, but no decision was reached on Smith's return. Smith quit before the 1991 season because of a dispute with coaches.
SPORTS
February 18, 2001 | DAVE KINDRED, THE SPORTING NEWS
The first time sports writer Bob Fortuna saw Robert Smith, here's what Robert Smith was doing: running with a football. A high school sophomore, 16 years old. And not just running. Running the way O.J. Simpson ran. High strides on long, skinny legs. Strong, smooth, fast. The first time Bob Fortuna saw Robert Smith run, here's what Bob Fortuna said: "Whoooaaa." The sudden sound of serendipitous discovery. Twelve years later, the telephone rings in Bob Fortuna's home in Euclid, Ohio.
HOME & GARDEN
June 1, 2006 | Bettijane Levine
This is an encyclopedia of great ideas on how to build a kitchen with a conscience -- a kitchen as handsome and homey (or as sleekly modern) as any around. But this kitchen will have cabinets, floors, walls, countertops and appliances that help save the Earth's eco-system and the family's health as well. First, you'll have to learn a lot of acronyms, like FSC, which stands for the Forest Stewardship Council. It's a group devoted to environmental forest management standards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Harry Smith, 73, a biblical scholar who was dean of a Lutheran seminary in exile in the early 1980s, died of complications from leukemia March 16 at his home in El Cerrito, Calif. Smith was one of 40 faculty members from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's Concordia Seminary in St. Louis who walked out in 1974 in a theological dispute that ended with the ousting of Concordia's president, the Rev. John Tietjen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2004 | From Associated Press
Robert E. Smith, a noted academic and founder of two Bay Area medical supply companies that helped develop drugs to combat AIDS and other infectious diseases, has died. He was 75. The pathologist died from complications of diabetes Dec. 16, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Smith, who lived in Livermore, Calif., was born in Indianapolis and paid for his education by working on a farm. He graduated in 1953 from Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., served in the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2004 | Karla S. Blume; Dean Kuipers, Times Staff Writer
Twenty-FIVE years after the rise of the post-punk movement in England, the Cure still comes at us with spiky hair, heavy makeup and, despite millions of albums sold, music that feels like it's challenging the mainstream. On the eve of the release of the band's first album in four years, leader Robert Smith, 45, talks about the Cure's legacy and why, for the first time, he handed the production reins to someone else.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2004 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
On a recent Sunday, Pastor Robert Smith stood in front of his flock at the Calvary Baptist Church of Compton in a referee's jersey. This was the inaugural meeting of Smith's "Athletes in Worship" seminar series, and the pastor was asking why, in this age of sports-casual fashion, nobody thinks that referee's stripes are cool enough to wear on the street. "Maybe," Smith said to a crowd of sneaker-clad youths and their parents, "that's because it represents authority."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2003 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
State prison officials are investigating the death of an inmate who swallowed a heroin-filled balloon they believe was smuggled in by a visitor. The person who supplied the fatal contraband could face homicide charges, said Lt. Ken Lewis, spokesman at Lancaster State Prison. Robert Smith, 40, of San Diego died Monday, shortly after suffering convulsions in his cell. He had served about half of a 27-year sentence for robbery.
BUSINESS
December 4, 1998
TIG Holdings Inc., the holding company for Transamerica Insurance Group, said Canada's Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. agreed to buy the company for $16.50 a share, or about $840 million, in cash. The troubled property-casualty insurer put itself up for sale in October. * Williams Cos., the largest U.S. transporter of natural gas, said it agreed to buy 12 petroleum-product storage terminals from Chicago-based Amoco Corp. for an undisclosed price.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2002 | GARIOT LOUIMA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a memorial service Wednesday at Saugus High School, friends of two student athletes killed in a car accident this week honored their memories and sounded a warning to their classmates about reckless driving. An hour after taking their semester final exams, more than 1,000 students gathered in the gym, many wearing Mardi Gras beads like the ones Sheldon Bell and Robert Smith favored, others in bright red T-shirts that Robert liked.
BOOKS
January 13, 2002 | TOM ENGELHARDT
EMPIRES ON THE PACIFIC: World War II and the Struggle for the Mastery of Asia By Robert Smith Thompson, Basic Books: 434 pp., $30 FREE TO DIE : FOR THEIR COUNTRY, The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters in World War II, By Eric L. Muller, University of Chicago Press: 230 pp., $27.50 On Sept. 2, 1945, an armada of almost 260 Allied warships lay at anchor in Tokyo Bay. Aboard the battleship Missouri, Allied generals and admirals, including Douglas MacArthur, William F.
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