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2007-05-27 06:00:00

After years as a NASA engineer, Earl Driscoll left the space program and never looked back. He was content taking over the family janitorial business -- a job where his mistakes didn't cost lives. But space exploration found Driscoll again. While working at Crystal Lake Middle School in Pompano Beach, he befriended a science teacher with a love of space and engineering. She got him talking to students about his experiences at the space agency. Then Driscoll, 63, of Margate, loaned his NASA...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'