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2009-04-07 15:05:19

Oklahoma sophomore forward Blake Griffin, the consensus collegiate player of the year, said Tuesday he was submitting his name for the NBA draft. Griffin won the Oscar Robertson Trophy from the U.S. Basketball Writers and the Naismith Trophy from the Atlanta Tipoff Club. Both honor the collegiate player of the year. He is considered a strong possibility to be the first player taken in this summer's NBA draft. It's tough to walk away from something like this but at the same time, it's a big...

2009-04-06 08:40:44

Oklahoma sophomore center Blake Griffin was voted the Naismith Trophy men's college player of the year. Griffin, who led the nation in rebounding and the Big 12 Conference in scoring average, edged Pittsburgh's DeJuan Blair; North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough, who won the Naismith Trophy last year; and Connecticut's Hasheem Thabeet for the award, which is given by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. A club release didn't include vote totals. This is a tremendous honor for Blake and a deserved one, said...

2009-03-27 17:24:00

Griffin Ranch Shows off its Distinct Style with New Multi-media Website LA QUINTA, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a down economy, the sales professionals at Griffin Ranch continue to pace at an average sale of one home per week. Executives at the new-home community credit this success to its unique style, character and commitment to an unparalleled lifestyle for its residents. Initially conceived by the late entertainer Merv Griffin, the one-of-a-kind Country Club community is one...

2009-02-22 13:49:21

Results of a magnetic resonance imaging test done Sunday on star Oklahoma center Blake Griffin were clear, team officials told The Oklahoman. The 6-foot-10 sophomore, a likely player of the year candidate in men's college basketball, was struck over the bridge of his nose by Texas's Dexter Pittman in the first half of the second-ranked Sooners' 73-68 loss Saturday. He left the court with a bloody nose, was visibly woozy and did not play in the second half. Griffin was determined to have...

2009-01-22 11:21:00

DERBY, Conn., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Griffin Hospital has been honored with a 10th year on the FORTUNE 2009 "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. Griffin ranked 62 on the 2009 list released today. Griffin is the only hospital in the nation to make the list for ten years. Griffin was first invited to apply for selection to the FORTUNE list in 2000 and has made the list every year since. FORTUNE has issued the list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" since 1998. Only 13 of the original...

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2009-01-01 15:35:00

Wife of NASA chief Michael Griffin e-mailed a request to President-elect Barack Obama on Christmas Eve urging him to let her husband keep his job. Rebecca Griffin sent the e-mail titled "Campaign for Mike" to friends and family in hopes of forming a petition to urge Obama to keep her husband on as NASA Administrator. "And if this is inappropriate, I'm sorry," Rebecca Griffin wrote. The petition, spurred by Scott "Doc" Horowitz of Park City, Utah, an ex-astronaut and former NASA associate...

2008-12-20 13:08:55

MSNBC President Phil Griffin says he hopes former Hardball host Chris Matthews will stay with the U.S. TV network to host the political series. Griffin said while Matthews has been rumored to be considering a possible U.S. Senate run in his native Pennsylvania, he is confident the political pundit will remain with Hardball, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday. I've talked to Chris. I think he's going to be here for a long time, Griffin said. I want him to be here for a long time. Neither...

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2008-12-04 08:58:14

U.S. space agency Deputy Administrator Shana Dale says she will resign her post effective Jan. 17 after serving as NASA's second in command since 2005. It has been an honor for me to work with those who support America's space program, Dale, 44, said. It is a highly dedicated group, made up of individuals who share a deep passion for the missions of the agency. I will miss the cutting-edge missions but most of all I will miss the incredibly talented people of NASA. It is a great team to be a...

2008-11-25 11:44:16

A cat named Charley is credited with saving his owner from a fast-moving fire in their home in Dunedin, Fla. John Griffin said the cat climbed on his face and clawed at him until he got out of bed and ran from the burning house, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Tuesday. He's a good cat, said Griffin, 52, who escaped the burning one-story wood-frame home along with Charley and a family dog, none of whom were injured. Flames were shooting 45 feet high and blistering the sides of the...

2008-11-13 21:00:10

Kathy Griffin and Jane Krakowski have agreed to perform on Rosie O'Donnell's upcoming U.S. television variety special, "Rosie Live," NBC said. The show is slated to air Nov. 26 live from New York's Little Shubert Theatre. Griffin and Krakowski join previously announced guest stars Ne-Yo and Alanis Morissette. Additional guests will be announced soon, NBC said. "O'Donnell will bring back the grand tradition of the variety show format to television, like such iconic series as 'The Carol...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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