Groom, two others arrested in wedding party brawl

Groom, two others arrested in wedding party brawl

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2 (UPI) --Pittsburgh police said a groom and two others were arrested following a wedding reception brawl that began with the groom flirting with a pregnant waitress.
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Mariners sink LA Angels

Mariners sink LA Angels

Tyler Smith hit a home run to help the Seattle Mariners to a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Sunday.

'Doomsday Prepper' charged with illegal possession of firearm

TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A convicted felon in Washington state faces firearm possession charges after he was seen on a television program firing a rifle, court documents said.

COL BKB: Tennessee 78, Kansas 68

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Scotty Hopson and Bobby Maze led 15th-ranked Tennessee to a stunning 76-68 win over No. 1 Kansas Sunday, the Jayhawks' first loss of the season.

Volunteers dismiss swingman Tyler Smith

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- University of Tennessee men's basketball Coach Bruce Pearl has dismissed senior swingman Tyler Smith a week after his arrest on drug and weapons charges.

COL BKB: Tennessee 88, Charlotte 71

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Wayne Chism led six players in double-figures Wednesday and No. 15 Tennessee overcame a reduced roster to defeat Charlotte 88-71.

Four Tenn. players suspended after arrests

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Coach Bruce Pearl will indefinitely suspend four University of Tennessee basketball players arrested Friday on drug and weapons charges, CBSSports.com reported.

COL BKB: Tennessee 99, North Car. A&T 78

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Tyler Smith helped Tennessee to a quick start Wednesday and the No. 14 Volunteers romped past North Carolina A&T 99-78.

COL BKB: Tennessee 77, Wyoming 58

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Scotty Hopson scored 14 points and Wayne Chism added 13 Tuesday, fueling No. 8 Tennessee's 77-58 victory over Wyoming.

COL BKB: Tennessee 78, East Tenn. St. 66

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Tyler Smith scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack Wednesday and No. 12 Tennessee pulled out a tougher-than-expected 78-66 win over East Tennessee State.

COL BKB: Tennessee 86, Col. of Char. 69

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Two 3-pointers by Scotty Hopson touched off a first-half run Friday that helped bring No. 11 Tennessee an 86-69 decision over the College of Charleston.

COL BKB: Tennessee 57, DePaul 53

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Tyler Smith had 14 points and eight rebounds Sunday and No. 11 Tennessee had just enough to down DePaul 57-53 at the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands.

COL BKB: Tennessee 86, Georgia 77

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Tyler Smith's 24 points led 25th-ranked Tennessee over Georgia 86-77 Saturday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

COL BKB: Gonzaga 89, Tennessee 79 (OT)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Austin Daye scored seven of his 20 points in overtime Wednesday, leading Gonzaga to an 89-79 victory over No. 25 Tennessee.

COL BKB: Kansas 92, Tennessee 85

LAWRENCE, Kan., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Sherron Collins had 26 points and nine assists Saturday to lead the Kansas Jayhawks to a 92-85 victory over 18th-ranked Tennessee.
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Tyler Smith
(L-R) Ryan Seelbach, Anthony Tashnick, Tyler Smith, and Shane Desmond catch a large wave during the Mavericks Surf Contest in Half Moon Bay, California on January 12, 2008. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Dr. Tyler August Smith is a preeminent theater historian and screenwriter most famous for his research into 19th-century burlesque. He is currently a professor of theater history at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Smith is partially named after his paternal grandfather, Ralph Tyler Smith, a former United States Senator from Illinois.

Smith was born and raised in Indiana but moved to California at 21 to pursue a career in entertainment. He achieved some success in the early 1980s as an effects designer on horror films such as Greek Maggot Bingo, Deathmask , Tales from the Darkside, Scared Stiff , and Monsters. Smith also worked on mainstream films Sid and Nancy and School Daze before leaving Hollywood in 1988 to return to the Midwest to pursue his Masters degree in theater history at Miami (Ohio) University where he received the prestigious ODCMP award. Upon graduation Tyler completed his PhD at the University of Illinois.

Smith's subsequent immersion into the history of burlesque led him to a chance encounter with actor and director Mel Gibson. The two became friends, leading to Smith's involvement on Gibson's 1996 film Ransom - Smith's first venture into Hollywood in nearly eight years. Smith has not worked in Hollywood since, but is the author of a screenplay entitled "Soiled Doves," which has been purchased by Gibson's Icon Production Company and is scheduled for production in 2009. The film is based upon the true story of "Little Man Adam," a dwarf who emceed burlesque shows in Chicago in the 1880s.

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