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May 30, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rodney Smith, 67, the former chairman of computer chip maker Altera Corp., died Friday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle near the San Francisco Bay Area city of Portola Valley, the California Highway Patrol reported. Smith, a Portola Valley resident, was declared dead about 20 minutes after the crash, on Sand Hill Road west of Interstate 280. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rodney Smith, 67, the former chairman of computer chip maker Altera Corp., died Friday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle near the San Francisco Bay Area city of Portola Valley, the California Highway Patrol reported. Smith, a Portola Valley resident, was declared dead about 20 minutes after the crash, on Sand Hill Road west of Interstate 280. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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July 25, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A man shot three people in a computer room at a Phoenix community college, critically injuring one of them, authorities said. The gunman fled but a suspect was arrested nearby. The shooting at South Mountain Community College was linked to a dispute between the suspect and one of the victims, police Sgt. Andy Hill said. "This was not a random shooter going around the campus shooting," Hill said. Two of the injured were struck by stray bullets, he said. The suspect was identified as Rodney Smith, 22, a former student.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1990
A 69-year-old San Diego man was hit by a car and killed crossing a street Tuesday evening, police said. Rodney Smith was crossing West Mission Bay Drive when he was struck by a westbound car at 5:39 p.m., said Sgt. Jim Clear of the San Diego Police Department. Investigators believe Smith "was at fault--that he walked into the path of the vehicle," Clear said. Smith was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:16 p.m., said San Diego Deputy Coroner David Lodge.
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November 1, 1990 | United Press International
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted two men Wednesday on charges of bombing banks in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Indio in May and June. The nine-count indictment charges Rodney Burl Smith, 34, of Mentone, and Lorenz Vilim Karlic, 33, of Hesperia, of malicious damage and destruction of property by explosives, entering a bank to steal money and using an explosive to commit a felony.
SPORTS
July 27, 1992 | Associated Press
Dennis Koslowski stayed on course for another Greco-Roman medal with two victories in the preliminaries, including one in the first round over 1988 gold medalist Andrzej Wronski of Poland. "Two more wins and I think I'll be in the finals," Koslowski said after beating South Korea's Song Sung Il, 2-0, in the 220-pound class. The 32-year-old from St. Louis Park, Minn., is trying to become America's first two-time medalist in Greco-Roman. He had been 0-5 against Wronski.
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November 9, 1997
RUSHING *--* Player, Team No. Yds. TD TRAVIS PRENTICE, Miami, Ohio 41 227 2 AHMAN GREEN, Nebraska 30 189 1 BRIAN McKENZIE, BYU 23 187 2 ROBERT SANFORD, W. Mich. 34 183 2 KEVIN FAULK, LSU 27 168 2 *--* * PASSING *--* Player, Team Att. Comp. Yds. TD JOHN DUTTON, Nevada 41 28 557 5 JOSE DAVIS, Kent 59 34 419 5 PEYTON MANNING, Tenn. 53 35 399 4 JOE HAMILTON, Ga. Tech 26 21 337 1 CHRIS REDMAN, Louisville 62 32 337 1 TIM RATTAY, La. Tech 44 29 332 3 AARON BROOKS, Virginia 26 19 308 4 RYAN LEAF, Wash.
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July 28, 1992
Dennis Koslowski of St. Louis Park, Minn., won his fourth consecutive match and clinched a berth in the final of the 220-pound class by defeating Helger Hallik of Estonia, 1-0. The victory assured Koslowski, 32, of at least a silver medal and a place in U.S. Greco-Roman wrestling history. No American has two Olympic medals in Greco-Roman competition. Koslowski gained a bronze in the 1988 Games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1987
An undercover drug operation that began two months ago has led to the arrest of eight men, seven from San Diego, over the last two weeks for the sale of rock cocaine in Southeast and central San Diego, San Diego police said Wednesday. Police reported that narcotics agents recovered 12 ounces of rock cocaine and $23,000 worth of assets.
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June 7, 2005 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Leslie Smith, co-founder of the company that made Britain's beloved Matchbox toy cars, which are still on the market and have become prized collectibles, has died. He was 87. Smith died of cancer May 26 at his London home. Matchbox vehicles were introduced in 1953 with a tiny gilded coach memorializing the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The early miniature vehicles sold for 49 cents. Now manufactured by Mattel, they cost about a dollar.
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May 1, 1987 | JIM McCURDIE
Chris Ceballos and Rodney Smith, little-used reserves on the Cal State Fullerton basketball team last season, are transferring to UC Riverside, Titan Coach George McQuarn said Thursday. Ceballos and Smith were used mostly in mop-up roles in 1986-87, when Fullerton finished 17-13 and reached the National Invitation Tournament. Ceballos, a sophomore guard out of Dominguez High School, appeared in 10 games and totaled 37 minutes.
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