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city (1990 pop. 90,454), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a suburb between Los Angeles and Long Beach; inc. 1888. It has aircraft, electronic, and steel industries. Largely African American, Compton is a noted center for rap music.
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a city in California, in the western USA; located south of Los Angeles. Population, 78,600 (1970). It has machine-building, rubber, and glass industries.

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1. Arthur Holly. 1892--1962, US physicist, noted for his research on X-rays, gamma rays, and nuclear energy: Nobel prize for physics 1927
2. Denis. 1918--97, English cricketer, who played for Middlesex and England (1937--57); broke two records in 1947 scoring 3816 runs and 18 centuries in one season
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Apart from his basketball culture, Compton spearheaded Alaska's familial culture on and off the floor, pushing his players to participate in social responsibilities.
Compton took over as Alaska mentor in late May 2014 when Luigi Trillo resigned after two games in the Governors Cup.
Work gets under way on Compton Road West, Wolverhampton An artist's impression of how the hub will look when finished
In 1947 Sir Compton wrote the novel, Whisky Galore based on the incident.
Compton died in Feldafing on July 22, 1921, aged 72.
According to Compton, there is an unmet need in the CDMO marketplace, which is stand-alone process chemistry development support.
Compton said we are in a "time when all of us are looking at big institutions under a tremendous amount of pressure." Despite these realities, she prides herself on the political objectivity she maintained during her journalistic career.
"It is looking like all Trump's choices are going through," said Compton. "Seven have no government-service experience, and there are no big names."
In her divorce filing, Compton was demanding child support for Ntombi, but since details of the divorce settlement have not been disclosed, it's unclear whether Rock is paying by way of child support particularly in the case of Ntombi.
Compton, who was dismissed for a duck as England batted only once at Headingley, added: "It would have been nice to score some runs in the first Test but there's been some quality preparation and that's where my focus is, so when I get my chance I'm really on it."
In the late 1700s Compton Verney was transformed into the magnificent Georgian mansion by Britain's most gifted innovators: the architect Robert Adam, and the celebrated landscape designer, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.
NICK Compton insists he does not need a licence to thrill to be a success in Trevor Bayliss's new England.

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