Latest Griffin Stories

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. The fundraising effort is for Griffin's Hewitt Ambulatory Care Pavilion and Community Cancer Center under construction on Seymour Avenue. Griffin had requested an award of $400,000, but the foundation board increased the amount to $500,000. The board noted that the hospital presented a...

2008-07-03 06:00:43

By Cathalena E. Burch, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 3--Comedian Kathy Griffin won an Emmy last year for her show "My Life On the D List." Now she wants to win a Grammy for her first comedy CD, "For Your Consideration." In fact, that's the only reason she recorded the album, which came out five days after Season 4 of "D List" debuted on the Bravo network in mid-June. Griffin flat-out says so in her opening remarks to the audience in Tracy, Calif., where the CD was recorded last...

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. According the Michael Griffin, NASA Administrator, 6,000 to 7,000 jobs will be cut at Kennedy Space Center, but an estimated 3,000 new positions will be available in the new exploration program. The new positions will be used to build and pilot new spaceships to the international space station and the...

2007-05-25 07:51:01

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- 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. "I personally made the decision to destroy them," NASA general counsel Michael Wholley told a House subcommittee in Washington. "I did so by breaking them into pieces and throwing them in the trash." Wholley apologized and said in...

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. In a ruling made public on Tuesday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Emily Jane Goodman refused to set aside the jury's unanimous March verdict in favor of Alice Griffin and she turned down Starbucks' request...

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. The channel, dubbed DoD, was created by media entrepreneur Will Griffin together with the Simmons Lathan Media Group. Beginning on Friday, the channel will be available free to subscribers of cable operator Comcast Corp. in 22 markets, with sponsorship from...

2005-07-12 17:25:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- With the countdown for Discovery in its final hours, NASA was dealt a setback Tuesday when a window cover fell off the shuttle and damaged thermal tiles near the tail. But the space agency said it probably could fix the problem in time for Wednesday's launch. The mishap was an eerie reminder of the very thing that doomed Columbia - damage to the spaceship's fragile thermal shield. The plastic-and-foam cover on one of Discovery's cockpit windows fell at the launch pad...

2005-06-15 07:17:46

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- 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. Administrator Michael Griffin, on the job for just two months, wants to speed up development of a shuttle replacement and is putting people in the job who share that objective. A NASA spokesman says such sweeping changes are normal in changing regimes. Toward that end, Griffin...

2005-06-11 10:08:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- 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. Griffin wants to build a less political and more scientifically oriented team to implement President Bush's plan to return humans to the moon by 2020 and eventually send them to Mars, the paper said,...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.