Smith removed from pot of cheese

Saturday, October 12th, 2002 - 3:38 pm PDT

Indulging in a longtime fantasy, Smith yesterday dove headlong into a pot of melted cheese, a blend of 50% Swiss gruyere and 50% Swiss ementhaler. Euphoric, Smith swam and ate his way through the cheese for hours on end. But when the giant Sterno heater being used to heat the pot finally gave out, Smith found himself stuck in a mammoth pot of congealed cheese from which escape seemed nigh impossible. But when Smith failed to make a dinner engagement that evening, concerned friends dialed 911, and after a seven hour ordeal, a team of dedicated firemen were able to free Smith using the jaws of life.