Twins fire General Manager Bill Smith

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins fired General Manager Bill Smith Monday and named former GM Terry Ryan as an interim replacement.
Twins pass on Nathan's option

Twins pass on Nathan's option

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins said Tuesday they won't pick up the 2012 club option on reliever Joe Nathan but are still interested in signing him.

Body in bog ID'd as famous fell runner

LIVERPOOL, England, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A body found in a peat bog in a remote valley in northern England was identified Thursday as that of record-breaking fell runner Bill Smith.
Twins send Thome home to Cleveland

Twins send Thome home to Cleveland

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins say they've traded designated hitter Jim Thome to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for a player to be named later.
No back surgery for Twins' Mauer

No back surgery for Twins' Mauer

BRADENTON, Fla., March 18 (UPI) -- Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer won't have surgery to ease pain in his lower back, the Twins said Wednesday.

AL batting champ undergoes surgery

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer has undergone "minor" surgery to eliminate a kidney obstruction, General Manager Bill Smith said Friday.
Gardenhire signs extension to manage Twins

Gardenhire signs extension to manage Twins

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Minnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire has signed a contract extension that links him to the American League team through the 2011 season.

TV station detects cocaine on cash

HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A Hartford, Conn., TV station says four out of nine bills it collected from local businesses tested positive for cocaine.

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Ryan steps down as Twins' GM

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Terry Ryan resigned Thursday as the general manager of the American League's Minnesota Twins.

Home schooling used as truancy loophole

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A Sioux Falls school administrator says a state law that allows parents to educate their children at home is being used as a truancy loophole.

Lucent provides BellSouth's VoIP platform

ATLANTA, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Lucent Technologies said Tuesday it will be providing part of BellSouth's Voice over Internet Protocol platform.

BellSouth sees $600M in damage

ATLANTA, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- BellSouth said Tuesday damage caused by Hurricane Katrina to its network system could reach between $400 million and $600 million.

Ethics panel smacks Tom Delay

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Bill Smith
SLP2000031505- 15 MARCH 2000- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Senator John Ashcroft (R-MO) assists grocery stocker Bill Smith put away items while helping out at a local Schnucks Grocery Store, March 15. Ashcroft was helping at the store to promote upcoming legislation he will back that will allow seniors to hold down jobs and not lose Social Security benifits, March 15. rg/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

William Smith (born December 11, 1935) is a businessman, Canadian politician, and former mayor of Edmonton, Alberta.

Smith was first elected in 1995 after defeating incumbent Mayor Jan Reimer and was re-elected in 1998 and 2001. In 2004, Smith was defeated by Councillor Stephen Mandel by more than 17000 votes.

He was also an Edmonton Eskimos football player, and helped the team to win the Grey Cup

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bill Smith."
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