September 24, 2008
On September 19, 2008, MARY LENE JORDAN, devoted mother of Colonel "Obie" Smith, (Georgianna), Benjamin "Benny" Smith (Barbara), Evan "Joe" Smith (Florine), Gladys "Dutches" Cooper, Mary "Theresa" Smith, Everett Jordan (Cynthia). She is also survived by sister Lula Gault, ten grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Ave. on Thursday after 8:30 A.M. where the family will receive friends from 4 to 7 P.M. The family will receive friends on Friday at Good Shepard Baptist Church, 3459 Park Heights Ave. at 10:30 A.M., followed by funeral service at 11 A.M.
February 28, 2008
COLLEGE PARK -- A few people asked Jerome Burney about his choice of jersey numbers when he showed up at Maryland in the fall of 2006. At first, Burney didn't fully understand the fuss because the number (32) was picked randomly. Burney knew the legendary Julius Erving once wore it, but not Joe Smith. One of those who educated Burney about his number was assistant coach Keith Booth, who came in as a freshman as part of the same recruiting class as Smith, the last Maryland player to wear it. Maryland@Wake Forest Tonight, 8, chs. 54, 20, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM Records: Maryland (17-11, 7-6 ACC)
February 23, 2008
CLEVELAND -- Short-handed, undermanned, inadequate. The Cleveland Cavaliers weren't themselves last night, nowhere close. And it didn't matter. LeBron James was still around. James made two free throws with 7.8 seconds left and scored 33 points as the Cavaliers, playing with just eight one day after a huge trade, had enough to beat the Washington Wizards, 90-89. "As long as I'm on the court, I expect us to win," James said. As they say, it ain't braggin' if you can back it up. Said Cavaliers coach Mike James: "I've said it a million times.
January 4, 2008
Jarrett Jack drove for a go-ahead basket and converted a three-point play with 19 seconds left in the second overtime last night and the Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the host Chicago Bulls, 115-109, for their 15th win in 16 games. Brandon Roy had 25 points and Travis Outlaw added 21 for Portland, 2-0 since its 13-game winning streak was ended Monday by the Utah Jazz. Ben Gordon scored 32 points to lead the Bulls and veteran Joe Smith (Maryland) added a season-high 31 as Chicago dropped to 3-2 since Jim Boylan was appointed interim coach after the firing of Scott Skiles.
December 28, 2006
On December 25, 2006, CALVIN J. "Joe" SMITH. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 E. North Ave. on Thursday after 8 A.M., with Family Hour from 5 to 7 P.M., where the family will receive friends on Friday at 8:30 A.M. Funeral services will follow at 9 A.M.
November 19, 2004
COLLEGE PARK - They range from the serviceable Mike Mardesich to the steady Lonny Baxter to the superstar Joe Smith. The list includes Obinna Ekezie, who went from project to pro prospect in College Park; Keith Booth, who returns to his alma mater as an assistant coach this season; and, most recently, Jamar Smith, who led the team in rebounding and was second in scoring a season ago. Such post players have been critical to Gary Williams' success as...