James B. Davis
James B. Davis
General James Burr Davis was a U.S. Air Force general and was chief of staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium.
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Mayor and pastor's fiery debate over Trump
CNN - 5 months
Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed and Cleveland Pastor James Davis get into a fiery debate over GOP nominee Donald Trump's relationship with black voters.
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Bail set at $1M for suspect charged in 'chokehold' death of Allendale resident
Chicago Times - 11 months
Bail was set at $1 million for an employee of the Allendale Association of Lake Villa charged with manslaughter Saturday in the death of a 16-year-old ward of the state. James Davis, 37, of Round Lake, is accused of putting Shaquan Allen, of Chicago, into a "chokehold" that ultimately killed him,...
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Exclusive: Koch brothers will not use funds to try to block Trump nomination
Yahoo News - 12 months
By Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Koch brothers, the most powerful conservative mega donors in the United States, will not use their $400 million political arsenal to try to block Republican front-runner Donald Trump's path to the presidential nomination, a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday. The decision by the billionaire industrialists is another setback to Republican establishment efforts to derail the New York real estate mogul's bid for the White House, and follows speculation the Kochs would soon launch a "Trump Intervention." "We have no plans to get involved in the primary," said James Davis, spokesman for Freedom Partners, the Koch brothers’ political umbrella group. Three sources close to the Kochs said the brothers made the decision because they were concerned that spending millions of dollars attacking Trump would be money wasted, since they had not yet seen any attack on Trump stick.
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Black clergy members debate Trump (part 2)
CNN - about 1 year
Pastor James Davis and Reverend Jamal Bryant debate Donald Trump's candidacy. See part two of interview.
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James Davis' Wife Finally Exhumed From Front Yard Grave
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The body of an Alabama woman was removed from her front-yard grave today after a lengthy court fight. Widower James Davis, who kept a promise to bury his wife at their log cabin home in Stevenson, says he now plans to cremate her remains and keep them in the house.
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Stevenson, Ala., Journal: A Front-Yard Burial, No Matter What
NYTimes - over 3 years
Ever since James Davis laid his wife to rest just off his front porch, he and the City of Stevenson, Ala., have been at odds.     
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Sean Noble, 'Wizard' Behind Koch Brothers' Donor Network, Now On The Outs
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In 2009, as conservative consultant Sean Noble was poised to launch the Center to Protect Patient Rights, an Arizona-based advocacy group, he was invited to one of the secretive conferences for wealthy donors and prominent politicos hosted by multibillionaires Charles and David Koch. Noble’s entree to the Kochs’ fundraising kingdom came via Randy Kendrick, a conservative philanthropist and a regular attendee at the Kochs' confabs. Kendrick, a fellow Arizonan, proved to be instrumental in building and financing Noble's outfit. She helped introduce Noble to the Koch donor world and has kicked in previously unreported seven-figure checks to the center, multiple GOP consultants familiar with the group told The Huffington Post. The center's growth has been staggering. Kendrick’s largess is part of an estimated $200 million that’s flowed to Noble's group since 2009. By 2010, ahead of that year's midterm congressional elections, Noble's center had evolved into a giant conduit through whic ...
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Alabama standoff enters third day as official says child held hostage in bunker cries for parents
Fox News - about 4 years
More than three days after he allegedly shot dead a school bus driver, grabbed a 5-year-old child and slipped into an underground bunker in the rural U.S., Jimmy Lee Dykes was showing no signs Friday of turning himself over to police. Hostage negotiators spoke into a narrow ventilation pipe leading into the bunker, trying to talk the 65-year-old, said to hold anti-government views, into freeing the boy. One local official said the child had been crying for his parents. Dykes, described by neighbors as threatening and violent, is accused of pulling the boy at random from the bus Tuesday and killing the driver who tried to protect the 21 children aboard. The gunman and the boy were holed up in a small underground room on his property that authorities likened to a tornado shelter, not uncommon in the rural South. A state lawmaker said the shelter has electricity, food and TV, and there were signs that the standoff along a dirt road could continue for some time. "The three past ...
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As GOP Convention Kicks off, RNC Planners Remain 'Cautiously Optimistic'
Yahoo News - over 4 years
TAMPA, Fla. — Republicans may have had to condense their convention this week, but party officials said today that won’t have any effect on the potency of the message they hope to convey. James Davis, Republican National Convention spokesman, told ABC News’ Amy Walter and...
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Alabama court won't stop removal of front yard grave
Fox News - over 4 years
An Alabama appeals court has refused to block an order requiring a homeowner to remove the body of his late wife from a grave in his front yard, but the legal wrangling continues. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals denied the request by homeowner James Davis. He buried his wife Patsy outside their home in Stevenson after her death in 2009, and the city is trying to make him move the grave. The 73-year-old homeowner said he merely sought to honor his wife's request to remain on their lot in the northeastern Alabama city, where they lived for decades in a log house he built. She is buried in a vault and casket beside the front porch; the gray marble tombstone and flowers are visible from the street. Davis claims the grave is a family burial plot and is legal under state law. The city contends the grave constitutes an illegal cemetery and has filed suit trying to make him move it. After Davis appealed a circuit court ruling requiring him to remove the remains from the front ya ...
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Region’s ambulance staff head to London for Games
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
A TOTAL of 28 staff from Yorkshire Ambulance Service have volunteered for secondments with London Ambulance Service during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Frontline clinicians and staff from emergency operations centres and support services will make up the 440 NHS ambulance staff who will provide emergency assistance at venues and fringe events. The volunteers will head to the capital on Monday and will spend over three weeks supporting the Games. The volunteers have taken part in specialist training with London Ambulance Service and will receive four days of intensive training on arrival. A number of volunteers also took part in an exercise back in May to test the response of all emergency services to incidents ahead of the Games. David Whiting, chief executive of Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said: “We are immensely proud of our involvement in London 2012.”
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This Former Stanford Exec Who Allegedly Duped Investors With Her Ex-Lover Is Going To Prison
Business Insider - over 4 years
A former executive for convicted Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford will admit to blocking a probe into his $7 billion financial fraud, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Ex-Stanford lackey Laura Pendergest-Holt is expected to plead guilty to obstruction of justice in exchange for a three-year prison sentence, according to the Department of Justice. The news comes after Stanford himself received a 110-year sentence for fraud on Thursday, falling from grace after formerly being the 205th richest man in the country. Pendergest-Holt, a 38-year-old who was the chief investment officer for Stanford, was charged in 2009 with misleading investors with James Davis, her ex-lover and boss, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Davis testified during Stanford's trial that Stanford approved of the romance, Bloomberg reported. DON'T MISS: REVEALED: Here's How The Supreme Court's Health Care Decision Could Go Down >   Please follow Law & Order on Twitter and Facebook. Join the conversation ...
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Obituaries: Davis, Herman, Strand
WJBC - almost 5 years
F. James Davis F. James Davis, 91, of Bloomington, Ill. died on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Martin Health Center, Bloomington. A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Bloomington at a later date. Inurnment will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum, Bloomington. The family suggests memorials be made to the Bloomington-Normal Unitarian Church Trust Fund, the Lymphoma Research Foundation, or a human rights organization. Mr. Davis was born May 23, 1920, on a farm near Webb, Iowa, the son of Floyd B. and Emma Kansas Earls Davis. He married Lucile Anderson on Aug. 4, 1944 at College Station, Texas. She died in 2003. Surviving relatives include 3 daughters: Elinor Davis, Oakland, Calif. Sarah Davis (John Thomas), New Rochelle, N.Y. Miriam Davis (AKA Bridget Reilly), Oakridge, Ore. 1 Granddaughter: Michaela (Reyel) Daystar, Davis, Calif. 2 Great Granddaughters Gaia & Laila Daystar, Davis, Calif. 1 Sister: Sue (Ross) Pierson, ...
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Property Inspector: The truth about the London Olympics
The Move Channel - almost 5 years
Photo credit: Snowshot   TheMoveChannel's Property Inspector, taking a closer look at global real estate each month. In this month's podcast, TheMoveChannel.com investigates the curious case of the London Olympics. With less than 100 days to go until the opening ceremony, lettings agents across the country are getting excited about the chance to cash in on the great rental race. Enquiries are up on one site, searches are surging on another, Sol Campbell has put his home on the market, and all the while rents are tripling in the areas around Stratford. But with some landlords evicting existing tenants to find others who'll pay higher prices and agents reporting hundreds of properties on their books with no-one to rent them, what's actually going on in London's market? Are people still going for gold or is it a stadium-load of hype? What's the truth about the London 2012 Olympics? TheMoveChannel.com tracks down James Davis, CEO of the UK's largest online lettin ...
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Seeing the bigger Orthodox picture at Pascha
Get Religion - almost 5 years
Believe it or not, Orthodox Christians do return to church during the daylight hours on Pascha Sunday, even after the glorious 3-hour-plus liturgical siege that is our midnight celebration of the Resurrection of Christ. After heading home for six hours of sleep (depending on the schedule of each particular parish) and recovery from breaking the long fasting season of Great Lent (no meat or dairy during Lent and Holy Week), we come back to the suddenly quiet, sun-lit sanctuary for a service called Agape Vespers. Yes, Vespers in daylight. It’s complicated and another symbol that Easter has turned the world upside down. It is a tradition, in this service, for the Gospel readings to be shared in as many languages as possible — depending on the skills and lives of the people in the parish. Our parish — Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Linthicum, just south of Baltimore city — is part to the Antiochian Archdiocese (Arab roots), but at least 80 percent of the church consists of converts a ...
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James Davis Risher Pleads Guilty in Ponzi Scheme - The Ledger
Google News - over 5 years
Wearing drab gray fatigues and shackles around his ankles, James Davis Risher pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges related to a $22 million Ponzi scheme. Risher's victims include retired Polk County teachers, Publix employees,
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Shiny stainless steel sculptures added to museum's art garden - Jackson Clarion Ledger
Google News - over 5 years
Hattiesburg artist Jennifer Torres (right) and assistant James Davis of Hattiesburg install one of her Garden Boats on Thursday in the new Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. / Photos by Greg Jenson/The Clarion-Ledger Hattiesburg
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James B. Davis
  • 1991
    Age 55
    He was promoted to general on July 24, 1991, with same date of rank, and retired from the Air Force on August 1, 1993.
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    He assumed final position in July 1991.
    More Details Hide Details The general was a command pilot with more than 4,500 flying hours, including 270 combat hours. His military awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with 10 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Presidential Unit Citation, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device and two oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with two service stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with silver service star, Air Force Overseas Ribbon-Short, Air Force Overseas Ribbon-Long, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with eight oak leaf clusters, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He also has received the Order of National Security Merit, Gouges Medal - South Korea, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure - Japan, and Award of Knight Grand Cross with Sash - Thailand. Additionally, he has been inducted into the Order of the Sword, which is the highest honor noncommissioned officers can bestow.
  • 1990
    Age 54
    Additionally, from November 5, 1990, until February 18, 1991, General Davis concurrently served as commander, Pacific Air Forces.
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  • 1988
    Age 52
    From January 1988 until July 1991 he was commander of U.S. Forces Japan, and 5th Air Force, Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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  • 1986
    Age 50
    He then served as deputy chief of staff for operations and intelligence, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, from August 1986 until August 1987, when he became vice commander in chief, Pacific Air Forces.
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  • 1984
    Age 48
    The general became assistant deputy chief of staff for military personnel, Air Force headquarters, and commander, Air Force Military Personnel Center, in September 1984.
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  • 1982
    Age 46
    In September 1982 he was assigned as director of personnel programs in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel, Air Force headquarters.
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  • 1979
    Age 43
    From May 1979 to June 1980 he commanded the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
    More Details Hide Details General Davis then transferred to Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, and served as Tactical Air Command's deputy chief of staff for personnel.
  • 1976
    Age 40
    In June 1976 he graduated from the Air War College and was assigned to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, first as assistant deputy commander for operations, then as deputy commander for operations and, later, as vice commander.
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  • 1971
    Age 35
    After graduating from the Armed Forces Staff College in June 1971, he transferred to the Air Force Military Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.
    More Details Hide Details During this tour of duty, he served as chief, Special Category Manning Section, then deputy chief and, later, chief of the Rated Career Management Branch.
  • 1968
    Age 32
    In October 1968 he was selected as aide to the commander in chief, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Lindsey Air Station, West Germany.
    More Details Hide Details Three months later, when the commander in chief was assigned to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Belgium, General Davis also moved and became the aide to the chief of staff there.
    By September 1968 he had flown 100 combat missions over North Vietnam.
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    In January 1968 the general was assigned to the 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Udon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, serving as a combat pilot and assistant operations officer.
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  • 1967
    Age 31
    He transferred in June 1967 to George Air Force Base, California for F-4 Phantom II replacement training.
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  • 1966
    Age 30
    In July 1966 he moved to the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., as an action officer in the Special Actions Branch.
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  • 1964
    Age 28
    In December 1964 he was assigned to Headquarters 8th Air Force, Westover.
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  • 1959
    Age 23
    The general completed pilot training at Bartow Air Force Base, Florida, and Greenville Air Force Base, Mississippi. After receiving wings in 1959, he was assigned as a KC-97 Stratofreighter pilot with the 4050th Air Refueling Wing, Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts.
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  • 1958
    Age 22
    He earned a bachelor's degree in military science from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958 and a master's degree in public administration from Auburn University in 1976.
    More Details Hide Details He completed Armed Forces Staff College in 1971 and Air War College as a distinguished graduate in 1976.
  • 1935
    General Davis was born in Wayne, Nebraska, in 1935, where he attended Wayne City High School and Wayne State College.
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