Latest Griffin Stories

2008-08-03 15:00:15

By JON W. POSES It hasn't been a good few days for jazz's health. On July 25, saxophonist icon Johnny Griffin, 80, passed away, as did the gifted, versatile guitarist Hiram Bullock, who was only 52.

2008-07-31 12:00:55

NEW YORK, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Education today announced the promotion of Arthur Griffin Jr. to senior vice president, McGraw-Hill Urban Advisory Resource.

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.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.