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Man sees Jesus image in beer case

BRADENTON, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A Florida man who picked up a portion of a beer case because it was fish-shaped said he flipped it over and saw the image of Jesus.

Army apologizes for John Doe letters

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army says it has formally apologized for sending thousands of "Dear John Doe" letters to relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

COL BKB: Dayton 66, Cleveland State 57

DAYTON, Ohio, March 19 (UPI) -- Brian Roberts scored 21 points Wednesday to pace Dayton's 66-57 win over Cleveland State in a first-round NIT contest in Dayton, Ohio.

Steelers apologize for lack of anthem

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II has apologized for not offering a performance of the national anthem during the team's last game.

More military workers giving to Democrats

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. military personnel have shifted more of their campaign donations from Republicans to Democrats in the 2008 presidential and congressional races.

COL BKB: Ohio State 78, Cleveland St. 57

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Othello Hunter had 17 points and 11 rebounds Saturday as the fourth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes posted a 78-57 victory over Cleveland State.

NASA communications chief resigns

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- NASA officials say the agency's chief of strategic communications, Joe Davis, is leaving to take a position with a private sector public affairs firm.

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Topless woman no big deal in Times Square

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- A New York City photographer has learned he just can't ruffle feathers or create mayhem in Times Square with a topless, dancing red-haired beauty.

Police use stun gun on 6-year-old

MIAMI, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Police say a 6-year-old Florida boy wasn't hurt when they shocked him with a 50,000-volt taser to keep him from cutting himself with a piece of glass.

Senate eyes failed plant worker aid

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. program to compensate weapons-plant workers injured from exposure to hazardous materials has paid nothing in four years -- despite 23,350 claims.

Locusts devastate eastern Australia

SYDNEY, March 18 (UPI) -- Billions upon billions of locusts are ravaging a vast part of eastern Australia, at times forcing blinded drivers to stop their cars, The Times of London said.

Saudis act to control world market of oil

LONDON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia's recent moves to keep commercial oil inventories low while not driving prices too high keeps it in line to be the world's oil guarantor.

Faith: Springtime for the pope

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- What is it about Pope John Paul II that makes him so appealing to young people? Why do they rush, now in Canada as before in France, by the thousands to this 82
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Joe Davis
Washington Redskins fan Joe Davis holds his sleeping son, Jeb Davis, while watching the Washington Redskins drive against the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter at Qwest Field in Seattle on November 23, 2008. The Redskins beat the Seahawks 20-17. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)

Joe Davis, OBE (born 15 April 1901 in Whitwell, Derbyshire, England; died 10 July 1978 in Hampshire) was a British professional player of snooker and English billiards.

Joe Davis became a professional billiards player at the age of 18, having won the Chesterfield Championship at age 13. In 1926 he reached his first World Professional Billiards Championship final but was unsuccessful against defending champion Tom Newman. He reached the final again the following year and was runner-up again to the same opponent. It was to be a case of third time lucky for Davis when he defeated Newman in 1928 to become the world champion at English billiards for the first time. He would defend his title for the next three years – against Newman again in 1929 and 1930 and New Zealander Clark McConachy in 1932. He contested the final two more times in 1933 and 1934 losing on both occasions to Australian Walter Lindrum.

Coinciding with his peak as a billiards player, Davis's interests shifted to snooker and he helped to organise the first snooker world championship in 1927 and won the tournament by beating Tom Dennis 20–10, for which he won UK£6 10s. He went on to win the world championship every year until 1940. Joe's brother Fred, twelve years his junior, was also a snooker player and multiple World Champion. When Joe met Fred in the world championship final of 1940, Joe won 37–36.

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