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December 9, 1999 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Mark Smith used to wave to his parents in the stands every time he was pinned. But he was 4 at the time and didn't know any better. Wrestling was something to do, a fun thing. That's the way it started for the Upper Perkiomen sophomore. However, he has transformed himself from someone who admittedly was not very good to one of the best 145-pound wrestlers in the state. He has done it with a style that often leaves opponents confounded. "Everything you teach a kid to normally do, Mark does the opposite, and it works out well for him," Upper Perkiomen coach Tom Hontz said.
NEWS
August 19, 2005 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's generally not a good idea to make a plea bargain with federal prosecutors then not hold up your end of the bargain. A 42-year-old Coatesville man learned that lesson yesterday when a federal judge in Philadelphia sentenced him to more than 11 years in prison. Last September, Mark Smith, a former pharmacist who owns Smittie's Check Cashing Service in Coatesville, pleaded guilty to federal charges of possession with intent to distribute the drugs morphine and hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
SPORTS
March 21, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Mark Smith, a former Indy-car driver, was behind the wheel in a highway crash that killed his brother and another man in The Plains, Va. Smith, 27, of McMinnville, Ore., was driving a Saab 900 when it ran off the road, slid down an embankment and struck a utility pole Saturday afternoon, Fauquier County Sheriff Joseph Higgs said yesterday. Smith's brother, Michael Smith, 29, of Dundee, Ore., died yesterday at Fairfax Hospital after being on life support systems, Higgs said.
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December 4, 1998 | VICKI VALERIO / Inquirer Staff Photographer
It's beginning to look a lot like . . . spring. At the Woodford Mansion in Fairmount Park, volunteer Mark Smith donned shorts and climbed a ladder to begin a messy job yesterday. But hey, at least it was pleasant. With the weather expected to continue fair into the weekend, could the mansion get its face-lift before winter sets in?
NEWS
December 4, 1999 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The convicted urban terrorist has run out of chances. He's blown plenty in the past. Mark Smith, 29, of 58th Street near Christian, was sentenced yesterday to 15 to 31 years in jail for robbing and terrorizing three women in the summer of 1998. "He is a predator," Assistant District Attorney Dino Privitera told Common Pleas Court Judge D. Webster Keogh. Privitera said that Smith has 20 arrests and eight convictions, including one for robbery when he was a juvenile. "He's been committing crimes since 1981.
NEWS
October 20, 1999 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Mark Smith, 29, drove around West Philadelphia looking for women to rob in the summer of 1998, said the prosecutor. He struck three times in daylight gunpoint holdups before University of Pennsylvania authorities helped nab him on July 28, said Assistant District Attorney Dino Privitera. Yesterday, Common Pleas Judge D. Webster Keogh convicted Smith, of 58th Street near Christian, and committed him to prison to await sentencing. Privitera said Smith's first offense occurred on July 8, when he robbed a 30-year-old Penn graduate student while she was carrying groceries to her car at 42nd and Pine streets.
SPORTS
June 30, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Jaques Lazier knocked Sarah Fisher aside yesterday and won the pole for the debut at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway of the Indy Racing Northern Light Series. The SunTrust Indy Challenge will be held there tonight. Lazier turned a lap at a track-record 160.417 m.p.h., depriving Fisher of her first career pole. When no one else could match her 159.891 m.p.h., though, Fisher, at No. 2, still had the best starting spot for a woman in Indy Racing League history. Cristiano Da Matta averaged 130.932 m.p.h.
SPORTS
April 24, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Clay Condrey gave up just two hits in seven shutout innings to lead the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons past the Rochester Red Wings, 5-0, in the International League last night. Dan Giese followed with two shutout innings of relief. A.J. Hinch had a double and a single in three at-bats and drove in three runs for the Barons, who rapped out 10 hits. Mark Smith hit his first homer of the season in leading off the sixth inning for Scranton. The designated hitter had two hits and scored twice.
SPORTS
March 9, 2002 | By Kristian Pope INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It's easy to spot Upper Perkiomen wrestler Mark Smith these days. He's the one walking around the PIAA Class AAA state wrestling championships at HersheyPark Arena with the million dollar smile. You see, this is an entirely different Mark Smith. "Last year I sat on the very top row of this arena wearing sunglasses and a trench coat," said Smith, a senior. "I was just hoping no one would spot me. " He had good reason. After finishing No. 7 in the state as a freshman at 125 pounds and No. 4 as a sophomore at 135, Smith's career detoured as a junior last season.
NEWS
November 15, 1996 | By Erin Einhorn, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A man accused of robbing close to 20 gas stations in Bensalem and Northeast Philadelphia pleaded guilty yesterday to the Bucks County crimes. Mark Smith, a 38-year-old Philadelphia resident, faces a minimum of five years in jail for five robberies in Bensalem with what turned out to be only a starter gun. If a judge orders him to serve jail time for each individual robbery, Smith could be in prison for decades. Smith's sentence was deferred yesterday at his own request.
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January 1, 2016
ISSUE | PLEDGE Don't brainwash kids What Mark Smith recalls with pride I find deeply disturbing for a nation that is dedicated to freedom of speech and thought ("Vision behind sometimes controversial Pledge," Monday). Smith recalled his 2-year-old son solemnly reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, which he had learned at play school, when they drove past an American flag. At that age, the child could barely speak full sentences, let alone make a decision about his beliefs and digest the propaganda of pledging allegiance to the flag of a nation "under God" that supposedly provides "liberty and justice for all. " For Smith, a university professor, to be proud of the brainwashing of his toddler is shameful and even un-American.
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March 6, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOGAN TWP. An environmental advocacy group contends that a soil-recycling company's Logan Township facility is jeopardizing public health by improperly processing its materials. The Delaware Riverkeeper Network alleges that Soil Safe has failed to correct the purported offenses despite an October notice of intent to sue by the organization, according to the group's complaint, filed in U.S. District Court on Monday. Soil Safe, which recycles petroleum-contaminated soil, provides remediated soil to the nearby equestrian facility run by the Gloucester County Improvement Authority known as DREAM Park.
NEWS
March 6, 2014
PENNSYLVANIA politics, so often mind-numbingly predictable, occasionally presents a surprise or three. A recent example? A Democratic debate for lieutenant governor last weekend at a "Progressive Summit" in Harrisburg. I know that "progressive" anything in Harrisburg sounds oxymoronic, but it happened. I was there. About 400 progressives sat attentively while six of the seven candidates for state government's second-highest office answered questions for an hour. Two things struck me. (I mean beyond how long an hour can seem.)
SPORTS
February 6, 2012 | By Evan Burgos, For The Inquirer
About five minutes before Saturday's weigh-in, Shane Springer got the news that he would be making a considerable jump in weight class. With 195-pounder Larry Gordon hobbling on a sprained right ankle, Norristown was forced to ask Springer, one of Pennsylvania's top 170-pound wrestlers, to move up two divisions against Owen J. Roberts in the PIAA District 1 dual-meet finals at Upper Dublin. It was likely that Springer, with a career record of 168-22, would win his match regardless of the weight class, but his dropping an opponent about 25 pounds heavier only added to the euphoria.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2009 | By Monica Peters FOR THE INQUIRER
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse in Fairmount Park reopens the playground for the season with the fourth annual Play-a-Palooza on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taller Puertorriqueno and Univision will provide games, arts and crafts, and painting activities for children 10 and younger. Families can take a park tour on a Philadelphia Fire Department engine. Adding to the fun will be a mascot who will mingle with the children. Free hot dogs and sweet treats will be available. Fourth annual Play-a-Palooza, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, near North 33d and West Oxford Streets in eastern Fairmount Park.
NEWS
August 19, 2005 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's generally not a good idea to make a plea bargain with federal prosecutors then not hold up your end of the bargain. A 42-year-old Coatesville man learned that lesson yesterday when a federal judge in Philadelphia sentenced him to more than 11 years in prison. Last September, Mark Smith, a former pharmacist who owns Smittie's Check Cashing Service in Coatesville, pleaded guilty to federal charges of possession with intent to distribute the drugs morphine and hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
SPORTS
June 14, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Mark Smith homered and drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning to lift the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons to a 7-6 win over the Louisville Bats last night in the International League. Jim Rushford doubled twice and tied a Red Barons record with five hits. The Barons came back from an early 4-1 deficit with the help of four Louisville errors. Reliever Dan Giese gained the win, allowing a run on a hit with two strikeouts in two innings of work.
SPORTS
April 24, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Clay Condrey gave up just two hits in seven shutout innings to lead the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons past the Rochester Red Wings, 5-0, in the International League last night. Dan Giese followed with two shutout innings of relief. A.J. Hinch had a double and a single in three at-bats and drove in three runs for the Barons, who rapped out 10 hits. Mark Smith hit his first homer of the season in leading off the sixth inning for Scranton. The designated hitter had two hits and scored twice.
SPORTS
March 9, 2002 | By Kristian Pope INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It's easy to spot Upper Perkiomen wrestler Mark Smith these days. He's the one walking around the PIAA Class AAA state wrestling championships at HersheyPark Arena with the million dollar smile. You see, this is an entirely different Mark Smith. "Last year I sat on the very top row of this arena wearing sunglasses and a trench coat," said Smith, a senior. "I was just hoping no one would spot me. " He had good reason. After finishing No. 7 in the state as a freshman at 125 pounds and No. 4 as a sophomore at 135, Smith's career detoured as a junior last season.
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