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2010-01-27 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRIF) ("Griffin") announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share on Griffin's common stock. The dividend is payable on March 4, 2010 to holders of record at the close of business on February 22, 2010. Griffin operates a real estate business, Griffin Land, and Imperial Nurseries, Inc., its landscape nursery business. Griffin also has investments in Centaur...

2010-01-11 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRIF) ("Griffin") announced that a subsidiary has closed on the acquisition of an approximate 120,000 square foot industrial building in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. The building was purchased for $6.4 million (before acquisition expenses) from a subsidiary of Opus East, L.L.C., a bankrupt entity. The building, located in a major industrial area in the Lehigh Valley, was built in 2007 and is fully...

2009-12-16 07:03:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- William J. Griffin, a lawyer and former journalist who served as Press Secretary and Chief of Staff for a Chicago mayor, will join Hill & Knowlton as senior vice president and practice leader, Midwest Public Affairs, effective January 1. Griffin will be based in the Chicago office of Hill & Knowlton, an international public relations and public affairs consultancy. "Hill & Knowlton and its clients will be extraordinarily well-served by Bill...

2009-09-22 15:28:56

Authorities in Texas said a Bandera County jailer attempting to pull a prank on colleagues was shot in the leg by a startled deputy. Chief Deputy Don Berger said Daniel Spengler, 22, was shot in the right thigh by Deputy A.J. Griffin early Sunday morning after jumping out of an office in an unfinished area of the new law enforcement center in Bandera in an attempt to startle what he expected to be an unarmed dispatcher, the San Antonio (Texas) Express-News reported Tuesday. Berger said...

2009-09-21 12:46:35

Authorities in Florida said a man who blamed 10 counts of possession of child pornography on his cat is facing 90 additional charges of the crime. The Martin County Sheriff's Office said Keith Riley Griffin, 48, of Jensen Beach, Fla., was charged in early August with 10 counts of possession of child pornography and is now facing 100 counts of the offense, TCPalm.com reported Monday. Investigators said Griffin told them after his August arrest that the offending material had been downloaded as...

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2009-09-09 16:16:52

George Takei and Kathy Griffin will play embattled U.S. reality television couple Jon and Kate Gosselin in a segment of Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC said. The Gosselins, who recently announced plans to divorce, star along with their twins and sextuplets on the TLC series Jon & Kate Plus 8. ABC said Star Trek veteran Takei and comedian Griffin will be seen impersonating the infamous couple in a trailer for a mock bio-pic called Kate is Enough: The Kate Gosselin Story on Wednesday night's Jimmy...

2009-08-11 14:43:42

A North Carolina woman says she is being discriminated against because members of a men's tennis league won't play her. Nancy Griffin used to run her male counterparts ragged in the Raleigh men's league, but contends in a lawsuit that the city unfairly changed the rules three years ago so her male victims could dodge matches with her. One said he had a jealous wife, and he couldn't play females, Griffin told The (Raleigh) News & Observer. Another said he heard I made people run too much....

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2009-08-11 15:05:00

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Wii 4-dock battery recharge stations due to a fire hazard. About 220,000 Psyclone Essentials and React Wii recharging stations were imported from China by Griffin International Cos. Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn., and sold at Target and Best Buy stores from January 2008 through July 2009 for about $50 each. The company has received six reports of overheating units. Two reports involved consumers who were burned, the...

2009-08-04 12:19:54

Ryan O'Neal's estranged son, Griffin, says the U.S. actor banned him from Farrah Fawcett's funeral last month. She was a great friend, Griffin O'Neal, 44, said of Fawcett on CNN's Larry King Live Monday night. I came from a not-so-nice kind of a world. We were a kind of a battling and kind of crazy family. And she was so nice. ... And the crazy, sad part was that she stayed nice all the way to the end. And it broke my heart when I was not allowed in to say goodbye to her. Fawcett, O'Neal's...

2009-08-03 08:09:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRIF) ("Griffin") announced that its landscape nursery business, Imperial Nurseries, Inc. ("Imperial"), has entered into an agreement for the lease of, and grant of an option to purchase, Imperial's Quincy, Florida production nursery to Tri-B Nursery, Inc. ("Tri-B Nursery"), a member of the Berry family of nurseries. A preliminary agreement for this transaction was announced several weeks ago. The...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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