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By Ray Frager and Ray Frager,Sun Staff Writer | November 15, 1994
For those of you in a hurry, here's the deal on Jimmy Smits' debut in "NYPD Blue": There are bare buttocks, but none of them belongs to Smits.Smits joins the ABC series tonight (WJZ-Channel 13 at 10 p.m.) as Det. Bobby Simone. He's replacing David Caruso, who played the sometimes-unclothed Det. John Kelly. (Caruso left in a salary dispute. Kelly quit rather than accept a transfer.)It seems a natural enough replacement. As attorney Victor Sifuentes, Smits often was shirtless on another Stephen Bochco series, "L.A.
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April 16, 2007
On April 12, 2007, HENRY CHARLES SMIT, beloved son of Glenn P. and Melba L. (nee Hoppers) Smit; special friend of Kaylee Oldewurtel and grandson of the late Henry W. and Lucille A. Smit and the late Charles W. and Sarah E. Hoppers. Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home P.A., 333 S. Parke Street, Aberdeen, MD where services will be held on Tuesday at 10 A.M. Entombment at Harford Memorial Gardens.
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By Scott Horner and Scott Horner,Special to The Sun | February 2, 1994
INDIANAPOLIS -- Washington Bullets coach Wes Unseld tried three centers against Indiana's Rik Smits. He might as well have inserted himself into the lineup.Smits, the Pacers' 7-foot-4 pivotman, scored 25 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked two shots last night at Market Square Arena, as Indiana cruised by the Bullets, 116-96.Smits seemed to have his way from the opening tip, scoring eight points on Bullets starter Kevin Duckworth in seven minutes before Duckworth sat down until the final three minutes of the game.
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April 1, 2004
On March 29, 2004, WILLIAM J. "Bill" HENDERSON JR.;, beloved husband of Jean A. Henderson (nee Tyler); devoted father of Linda Smits and her husband Steven, and William J. Henderson III and his wife Elizabeth; dear brother of Ruth Mangione and her husband Louis; loving grandfather of Caitlin, Matthew and Zachary Smits, and Ellen Henderson. A Memorial Service will be held at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, 610 W. Mac Phail Road, on Friday at 11 A.M. Inurnment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | January 5, 1993
In his six seasons in Indiana, trash-talking forward Chuck Person was fingered as the principal reason the Pacers were labeled classic underachievers, never advancing past the first round of the NBA playoffs.But now Person is playing with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Pacers, who have lost eight of their past 11 games, still are pointing fingers, only this time they've discovered a bigger scapegoat: 7-foot-4 center Rik Smits.Everyone has been waiting for the Netherlands native to blossom into a superstar since he averaged 15.5 points and 2.0 blocks his second year as a pro. But the agile giant, who is a fine shooter, hasn't fulfilled the expectations of his teammates, making him a target for criticism.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1998
INDIANAPOLIS -- For nearly five months he was nothing more than a high-priced cheerleader, but Patrick Ewing was ready. With the New York Knicks dropping the opening game of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Indiana Pacers, Ewing believed that now was the time to return.But for Knicks fans, this would not be 1970, when an injured Willis Reed limped onto the Madison Square Garden floor and inspired his team to a win over the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA title. It wouldn't even be close.
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April 1, 2004
On March 29, 2004, WILLIAM J. "Bill" HENDERSON JR.;, beloved husband of Jean A. Henderson (nee Tyler); devoted father of Linda Smits and her husband Steven, and William J. Henderson III and his wife Elizabeth; dear brother of Ruth Mangione and her husband Louis; loving grandfather of Caitlin, Matthew and Zachary Smits, and Ellen Henderson. A Memorial Service will be held at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, 610 W. Mac Phail Road, on Friday at 11 A.M. Inurnment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | January 13, 1995
Los Angeles -- "NYPD Blue" star Dennis Franz says he knew it wasn't going to be easy replacing David Caruso when his sexy co-star left the ABC hit series for feature films earlier this season."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 22, 1990
LANDOVER -- Forward Pervis Ellison and guard Darrell Walker of the Washington Bullets each was fined $7,500 by National Basketball Association vice president of operations Rod Thorn yesterday for belligerent behavior in Wednesday night's overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis.Ellison, who was ejected in the fourth quarter for fighting with Pacers center Rik Smits, was suspended for one game; Ellison sat out last night's contest with the New York Knicks. The penalty cost him 1/82 of his salary, an estimated $21,000.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1996
LANDOVER -- There were just under five minutes left in a tie game between the Washington Bullets and the Indiana Pacers, and with Reggie Miller having a ho-hum game, several fans seated near the home bench were all over the Pacers guard.Whether the talk woke up Miller, nobody knows. But he put together an assortment of jumpers in the final minutes, scoring Indiana's last 11 points -- and mouthing off all along the way -- to lead the Pacers to a 99-93 win.Miller would finish the game with 35 points, and provided commentary to the courtside fans after each of his key baskets.
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October 27, 2003
CTC transit monitor Nelson is `Unsung Hero of the Year' Roy Nelson, a transit monitor for Corridor Transportation Corp., was named "Unsung Hero of the Year" by the Transportation Association of Maryland on Oct. 16 at a luncheon at the association's annual conference in Ocean City. As a member of CTC's Service Quality Department, Nelson monitors contractor services, works with the customer service department on passenger complaints, documents passenger boarding, and distributes schedules and other information.
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By Don Markus | June 7, 2000
The Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers spilt their two regular-season games, with each winning on its own court. Here's how their matchup in the NBA Finals shapes up (with postseason statistics): Point guards Ron Harper has size over Mark Jackson, and quickness as well, despite being on his last legs. Jackson likes to get his points by posting up inside, but he might have trouble doing that against the 6-6 Harper. Jackson, too, is a tough-as-nails competitor who knows this is his last shot at a ring.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1998
INDIANAPOLIS -- For nearly five months he was nothing more than a high-priced cheerleader, but Patrick Ewing was ready. With the New York Knicks dropping the opening game of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Indiana Pacers, Ewing believed that now was the time to return.But for Knicks fans, this would not be 1970, when an injured Willis Reed limped onto the Madison Square Garden floor and inspired his team to a win over the Los Angeles Lakers for the NBA title. It wouldn't even be close.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1997
Retiring teachers Pieter and Phyllis DeSmit are leaving quite a legacy in the private school community.In their decades of teaching physical education at two Baltimore schools, the DeSmits have coached hundreds of games, encouraged the gifted and the average alike and taught life skills along with athletic excellence.Now their son, Douglas, is poised to take over as athletic director of Friends School, the job his father held for 25 years. The younger DeSmit's move back to Baltimore and his alma mater thrills his parents.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1996
LANDOVER -- There were just under five minutes left in a tie game between the Washington Bullets and the Indiana Pacers, and with Reggie Miller having a ho-hum game, several fans seated near the home bench were all over the Pacers guard.Whether the talk woke up Miller, nobody knows. But he put together an assortment of jumpers in the final minutes, scoring Indiana's last 11 points -- and mouthing off all along the way -- to lead the Pacers to a 99-93 win.Miller would finish the game with 35 points, and provided commentary to the courtside fans after each of his key baskets.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1996
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rik Smits may bear a slight resemblance to fellow NBA big man Shawn Bradley, but any similarity between )) the Indiana Pacers star and the New Jersey Nets' underachieving center isn't evident on the court.Still, not everyone sees the difference. Recently at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., a man walked up to the 7-foot-4 center and said, "This is unbelievable. Can I have my picture taken with you?"Smits obliged, and the man put his arm around him, struck a pose and said proudly: "This is going to be great.
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By Scott Horner and Scott Horner,Contributing Writer | January 20, 1993
INDIANAPOLIS -- Considering how poorly the Washington Bullets shot in the second half last night, it figures Pervis Ellison couldn't connect when he tried to punch Rik Smits.Ellison tried to get at Smits during a fourth-quarter altercation, but, like the Bullets, the 6-foot-10 center couldn't hit his target. The team and Ellison left Market Square Arena after a 116-96 defeat before a crowd of 10,008."Right now I'm out of answers," said Bullets coach Wes Unseld. "I'm frustrated with losing, but the season has a long way to go."
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October 27, 2003
CTC transit monitor Nelson is `Unsung Hero of the Year' Roy Nelson, a transit monitor for Corridor Transportation Corp., was named "Unsung Hero of the Year" by the Transportation Association of Maryland on Oct. 16 at a luncheon at the association's annual conference in Ocean City. As a member of CTC's Service Quality Department, Nelson monitors contractor services, works with the customer service department on passenger complaints, documents passenger boarding, and distributes schedules and other information.
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By Brian Schmitz and Brian Schmitz,Orlando Sentinel | May 30, 1995
INDIANAPOLIS -- Who needs that Jordan guy for TV ratings?Or pinwheels?Or some tattooed, rainbow-haired Worm begging for attention?What do you know: Actual basketball will do just fine.Even Dr. Naismith would have applauded and appreciated Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers, Game 4, NBA Eastern Conference finals, yesterday at Market Square Arena. Anybody with a pulse should have.The frantic final was Pacers 94, Magic 93. And it was a lot closer than that. A tenth of a second came between them.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | May 25, 1995
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Consider the four centers left in the NBA playoffs:There's David Robinson of the Spurs, league MVP. There's Hakeem Olajuwon of the Rockets, last year's MVP. There's Shaquille O'Neal, runner-up for MVP this season.There's Rik Smits of the Pacers.Which one doesn't belong?Correct, Smits is not in the class of his illustrious playoff peers. But after his best year as a pro, the 7-foot-4 Dutchman isn't all that far behind any more. Scorned as a bust after the Pacers had drafted him second overall in 1988, Smits has improved to the point he's in the first row of the second echelon of NBA centers, and perhaps poised to move up.He held his own and maybe more against Patrick Ewing of the Knicks in the Eastern Conference semifinals, averaging 22.6 points to Ewing's 19.3.
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