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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...

2008-09-27 00:00:16

A Derby internet company has been named one of the fastest growing private technology firms in the UK. Griffin Internet, on Pride Park, has been placed 71st in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, out this weekend. Griffin employs 50 people and provides internet access to 50,000 businesses. Latest annual sales were almost pounds10m and it has seen sales grow by 46.45% in the past three years. (c) 2008 Derby Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-16 09:00:08

By MARC KAUFMAN By Marc Kaufman The Washington Post WASHINGTON NASA Administrator Michael Griffin has clashed repeatedly with the White House in recent months - a rift that escalated when budget officials heavily edited a statement he was submitting to Congress about China's space ambitions and spilled into the open last week in a leaked e-mail that accused the budget office of doing "everything possible" to walk away from the $100 billion international space station. Despite...

2008-09-14 06:00:15

By Nilda Rego Part 2 of 3: Ninety-SIX-YEAR-OLD Bess Griffin Girgich and her twin brother, Tom Griffin, met with us this August to talk about the history of their family, which settled on a farm in the Alhambra Valley 140 years ago. Bess handed me a stapled stack of stiff papers filled with writing that looked as if they had been double-copied the wrong way on a printer. She smiled at my puzzled frown and said she wanted me to see how her grandparents coped with a shortage of paper in...

2008-09-05 21:00:14

By Christopher Blank The last time comedienne and self-proclaimed "D-list" celebrity Kathy Griffin came to Memphis, she was thrown off by how friendly the locals were. "I thought it might be a big put-on," she said during a recent phone interview. "I went out shopping and people kept running up to me, saying how much they loved me. The people there were just soooooo nice." If Griffin is wary about smiling faces and flattery, she probably ought to be. A large part of her stand-up routine,...