Latest Griffin Stories

2008-07-31 12:00:45

U.S. comedienne and TV personality Kathy Griffin says she has no intention of having more plastic surgery. I've been off the junk, as I call it, for five years, Usmagazine.com quoted Griffin as saying in an interview for the September issue of Fitness magazine.

2008-07-14 06:00:38

By Patricia Villers, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 14--DERBY -- The Kresge Foundation has awarded a $500,000 challenge grant to Griffin Hospital toward its "Breaking New Ground" capital campaign.

2008-07-03 06:00:43

By Cathalena E. Burch, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul.

2008-06-24 00:10:00

NASA anticipates losing 3,000 to 4,000 jobs when its space shuttles are retired in 2010. The Monday announcement to a Senate panel is about half the cutback originally estimated.

2007-05-25 07:51:01

NASA's top lawyer said Thursday that he destroyed several DVD recordings of a talk between the space agency's boss and the staff of its internal watchdog office because he wanted to make sure the meeting details weren't made public.

2006-08-15 17:57:51

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A State Supreme Court Judge agreed to reduce a $300,000 damage award against Starbucks Corp won by a New York lawyer whose foot was burned by spilled coffee. The amount of the award will be determined after arguments and a settlement conference next month.

2005-11-07 08:31:42

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons' media group this month will launch a video-on-demand channel for rap music, aiming to capture a coveted urban male demographic with programing that partly relies on advertisers.

2005-07-12 17:25:00

With the countdown for Discovery in its final hours, NASA was dealt an embarrassing setback Tuesday when a window cover fell off the shuttle and damaged thermal tiles near the tail. But the space agency quickly fixed the problem and said it was still on track for launch Wednesday. The mishap was an eerie reminder of the very thing that doomed Columbia 2 1/2 years ago.

2005-06-15 07:17:46

NASA's new boss is changing his top officers as the space agency races toward meeting President Bush's goal of sending astronauts to the moon in a decade or so and later on to Mars.

2005-06-11 10:08:38

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin plans to oust about 20 space agency officials by mid-August, including two leaders of the program making final preparations for the space shuttle's first trip in more than two years, the Washington Post reported in Saturday's edition.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.