April 17, 1995 |
On ice, playing for Unionville High School's hockey team, Brian Smith was a talented defenseman, a swift skater with wonderful agility who possessed the power and finesse to single-handedly beat opposing teams. But Wednesday afternoon, while he was driving his red 1986 Chevrolet Iroc Z-28 sports car, a combination of speed, a sharp turn and a slick surface suddenly became a life-threatening situation for the 18-year-old senior. Less than a half-mile outside West Chester, traveling west on Route 842, Smith encountered a downhill curve at the Brandywine Hall Care Center and lost control.
January 14, 1999 |
A Superior Court trial began yesterday for a real estate appraiser charged with severely beating and threatening to kill a Mount Laurel motorist who may have cut his car off. John B. Brennan, an assistant Burlington County prosecutor, said Brian Smith, 32, of Delran, was "in a bad mood" when he encountered another motorist while driving home from work March 27, 1997. Prosecutors say Smith beat Joyce Fuller and left her bleeding on the shoulder of Interstate 295, near Route 73 in Mount Laurel shortly after 8:30 p.m. He is charged with aggravated assault and making terroristic threats.
April 2, 1999 |
After playing a "cat-and-mouse" game at high speeds through traffic, two strangers, a man and a woman, had pulled off of Interstate 295 and got into a scuffle that left one bleeding profusely with a broken nose and the other with black eyes and facial scratches. During a five-day trial in January, testimony disclosed details of road rage. Yet Brian Smith, 34, of Cherry Hill, denied he was angry when he opened the woman's car door, leaned inside, and began shouting at her while they were parked along a dark shoulder of the highway.
February 14, 1997 |
When the Oxford Circle neighbors heard the roaring engine and squealing tires, they knew instantly that the cop's kid was at it again. Hearts pounding, parents frantically looked for their kids as the restored '68 Camaro ripped up the driveway, turned onto one-way Kindred Street and streaked the wrong way down the narrow road. At the far end of the 6800 block of Kindred, a woman and her baby were pulling out of a parking space when she saw the speeding Camaro. To avoid a collision, she blindly backed her car out onto Knorr Street into traffic.
October 12, 1996 |
The temptation while watching Brian Smith post significant production for Jules Mastbaum Tech's football team is to ask, "Where'd this guy come from?" There was no Brian Smith on the Panthers' 1995 roster, but now there's a Brian Smith, a senior, who makes routine visits to the end zone. Who is this dude? A transfer? Someone brand-new to football? He's the former Brian Hooker. As a part-timer at fullback and halfback, Hooker last season carried 48 times for 314 yards.
January 13, 2013 |
The words, scribbled in black marker on white adhesive tape and wrapped around his left wrist, said it all. RIP Dad. You've taught me everything. I know you're watching. I love you. Two days after losing his father, Archbishop Wood's Pat Smith suited up and played in Friday night's basketball game vs. Archbishop Ryan. It was what he wanted. It's what his dad, who dutifully coached his children in youth sports, would have wanted. "When I woke up Friday morning, I didn't think there was any way I could play," said Smith, a rising junior swingman and Division I recruit.
June 21, 1997 |
A 32-year-old real estate appraiser was indicted yesterday by a Burlington County grand jury on charges of aggravated assault and terroristic threats in a case of "road rage," according to Prosecutor Stephen G. Raymond. "For some reason, this man became enraged while driving behind this lady and then attacked her," Raymond said. The incident occurred during the early evening of March 27 when a slightly built 51-year-old Mount Laurel woman, whom Raymond would not identify, was driving home on Route 73 in Mount Laurel.
May 6, 2013 |
Brian Smith, a 27-year-old basketball trainer and instructor from North Philadelphia, fulfilled his mission Sunday to dribble a basketball the entire 10 miles of the Broad Street Run to raise awareness of how the sport helps young people. However, he was a little late in getting started after he was detained by police for about two hours for having a book bag with him in addition to his basketball, Smith said. Smith explained that he had planned to give the bag, which contained his cell phone and a change of shirt, to friends who would be meeting him at the finish line.
May 4, 2013 |
Brian Smith sincerely believes that basketball is a means for inner-city children to gain positive opportunities out in the world. And he would do just about anything he could to bring awareness to that ideal. How about dribbling a basketball 10 miles? Smith, 27, a basketball trainer and instructor from North Philadelphia, will participate in Sunday's Broad Street Run and plans to dribble a basketball for the entire 10-mile route, from Fisher Avenue to the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
May 29, 1986 |
You can add Brian Smith's name to the long list of people who excel at one endeavor, but cannot find true exhilaration until they master another. And, considering the way Smith has pitched during the second half of St. John Neumann's baseball season, who could blame him for wanting to forsake shortstop forever? A strong arm does not a pitcher make. But when the arm is complemented by an ample supply of brassiness, a fellow can double his value as well as his fun. Just before the sixth inning of yesterday's Catholic South semifinal at Swarthmore College, Neumann coach Bob Santore, whose team held a 11-6 bulge over Monsignor Bonner, commented to players, substitutes and nearby fans alike, "Hey, it's not over until we get on the bus . . . And we better be smiling.