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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; Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument is nearby.
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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.

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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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SNOOKER'S HALL OF FAME World Championship wins Joe Davis 15 Fred Davis 8 John Pulman 8 Stephen Hendry 7 Ray Reardon 6 Steve Davis 6 Ronnie O'Sullivan 5 John Higgins 4 Mark Williams 3 John Spencer 3 Mark Selby 3
Also a talented cricketer, footballer and golfer, Muff did many exhibition tours with John Pulman and Australian champion Horace Lindrum, who became close personal friends, and with Fred Davis, who won both the world professional snooker and billiards titles.
Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated, a day after he was suspended for an NFL substance-abuse policy violation.
The Redskins continue to play hard despite head coach THE LOWDOWN Best handicaps Washington +6.5, NY Giants -6.5 TV Sky Sports 3, 6pm Venue MetLife Stadium, New Jersey Surface Artificial turf Weather Cloudy and cold, 1C TEAM NEWS **TE Fred Davis and T Trent Williams are suspended.
Fred Davis' Hollywood-based firm Strategic Perception, specializing in spots and web videos for GOP campaigns, created the infamous "demon sheep" spot for Carly Fiorina's U.S.
"He's only talking about the term 'maverick," said Fred Davis.
Another angler to enjoy his fishing at the Meriden venue was regular Fred Davis, who fished pole and expander pellet to bag 53 crucians from 10oz to 1lb 4oz.