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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...

2009-06-30 16:00:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRIF) ("Griffin") announced that its landscape nursery business, Imperial Nurseries, Inc. ("Imperial"), has entered into a preliminary agreement for the lease of, and grant of an option to purchase, Imperial's Quincy, Florida production nursery to Tri-B Nursery, Inc., a member of the Berry family of nurseries. The preliminary agreement provides for up to a six-year lease of the Florida facility, and...

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2009-06-09 16:52:39

U.S. actress and comedienne Kathy Griffin is scheduled to make her first visit to the Late Show with David Letterman in nearly 12 years, CBS said. Griffin is to be a guest on the episode set to air Wednesday. Also to be featured on the broadcast will be a Stupid Human Tricks segment, musical guests Sonic Youth and an NBA Finals Game 3 report by Phoenix Suns star and special Late Show correspondent Steve Nash, the network said. Griffin is expected to discuss the new season of her Emmy...

2009-06-09 09:27:08

An over-the-counter gender prediction test will not be sold in China or India for fear it could be used as a reason to terminate pregnancies, its maker said. All of our retailers have to strictly adhere to that policy. If they don't, we would pull our product immediately from their shelves, said Rebecca Griffin, co-founder of IntelliGender in Plano, Texas. CVS and Walgreens stores in the United States began selling the IntelliGender test nationwide last month for $34.95, CNN reported Tuesday....


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.