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Davis,

city (1990 pop. 46,209), Yolo co., central Calif.; settled in the 1850s, inc. 1917. It is an education center with light industry; machinery, processed foods, and computer equipment are produced. The extensive Univ. of California at Davis, which has a major agricultural research center as well as schools of law, medicine, and engineering and the Mondavi performing arts center, is there. The National Primate Center and a university of Native American and Chicano cultures are also in Davis.

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a scientific station, a base of the Australian antarctic expedition. It is located on the southeastern shore of Prydz Bay (eastern Antarctica) on Vestfold Oasis (68° 31’ S lat., 77° 58’ E long.). Established in 1957; it was temporarily inactive from 1964 to 1969. The station is manned by four to ten people. Glaciological, aerometeorological, oceanographic, biological, and geological observations are conducted there. It was named in honor of J. K. Davis, captain of the expedition ship Aurora.

Davis

1. Sir Andrew (Frank). born 1944, British conductor; chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1989--2000) and of the Chicago Lyric Opera from 2000
2. Bette , real name Ruth Elizabeth Davis. 1908--89, US film actress, whose films include Of Human Bondage (1934), Jezebel (1938) for which she won an Oscar, All About Eve (1950), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), The Nanny (1965), and The Whales of August (1987)
3. Sir Colin (Rex). born 1927, English conductor, noted for his interpretation of the music of Berlioz
4. Jefferson. 1808--89, president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861--65)
5. Joe. 1901--78, English billiards and snooker player: world champion from 1927 to 1946
6. John. Also called: John Davys. ?1550--1605, English navigator: discovered the Falkland Islands (1592); searched for a Northwest Passage
7. Miles (Dewey). 1926--91, US jazz trumpeter and composer
8. Steve. born 1957, English snooker player: world champion 1981, 1983--84, 1987--89
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MICKY ADAMS hailed the contribution of Port Vale's young central defenders Jack Grimmer and Joe Davis after they stood firm to frustrate lowly Shrewsbury.
Shrewsbury 0 Port Vale 0 PORT VALE boss Micky Adams praised the contribution of young centre-backs Jack Grimmer and Joe Davis after they stood firm to frustrate Shrewsbury.
Tom Pope (calf) should be OK for Vale, who are waiting on Joe Davis (knee) and Rob Taylor (Achilles).
Cue in hand, the legendary Joe Davis arrived at Camkin's Hall on John Bright Street to face Tom Dennis in a best of 31-frame showdown.
Maximum 147 breaks have been done by Joe Davis (1955), Rex Williams (1965), Ronnie O'Sullivan, Stephen Hendry, who have both done 10 maximum 147s, and Stephen Maguire in the Welsh Open 2011.
In the under-13s, Westpool remain top after keeping out Wolves 2-0 thanks to goals from Adam Derbyshire and Joe Davis.
The agreement was pursued under the auspices of the NLC International Council, chaired by Joe Davis, alderman, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Landlord Treeve Sperrin (middle) will be hosting the Trafalgar dinner with the help of founder Joe Davis and hospice fundraiser Jacqueline Biggs.
Farshchi reports directly to Joe Davis, CEO at Coremetrics, and will be responsible for product development, driving day-to-day operations and maintaining core efficiencies and company culture as Coremetrics continues to grow.
Snooker truly is on its last legs and Joe Davis will be turning in his grave.
1955: Snooker player Joe Davis recorded the first official 147 break.
PRIZE GUYS: When Joe Davis took the world title in 1927 he won six pounds and 10 shillings.