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2011-01-28 15:53:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two events, including the opening of a new space-themed museum, to honor the space shuttle Columbia and her crew are planned in Hemphill, Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Both events are open to the media and public. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) At 7:45 a.m. CST the Sabine County Columbia Memorial Committee and the J.R. Huffman Public Library will host the eighth annual memorial for the STS-107 space shuttle...

2008-09-16 00:00:20

By Craig McDonald THE stars of TV's Still Game have gone their separate ways after a boardroom split. Greg Hemphill, who stars as Victor, and Paul Riley, who plays Winston, have left their production company F'n'G. Ford Kiernan, who plays Jack, is now in sole charge of the firm. But Hemphill last night denied that Jack and Victor were being killed off. And he revealed there was every chance of another series of Still Game in the future. He told the Record: "I've heard this talk and...

2008-09-04 18:00:19

By MAGGIE BARRY STUNNING Ashley Jensen makes a welcome return to Scotland in a new TV comedy drama about Rabbie Burns' fans. No Holds Bard is one of the gems in BBC Scotland's line-up for 2009 which will mark the 250th anniversary of the poet's birth. Emmy-nominated Ashley, 39, a hit in TV series Ugly Betty, is joined by Scots including Bill Paterson, Denis Lawson, Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill. An insider said: "She'll bring an extra bit of glamour alongside some of Scotland's most...

2005-07-12 13:55:00

HEMPHILL, Texas -- Few in this small East Texas town paid much attention to space flight until the crisp, foggy February morning when pieces from the space shuttle Columbia came raining down on them. Now 2 1/2 years after the Columbia tragedy, many of the 1,100 residents consider those who work at NASA to be part of their close-knit community, and a few have gone to Florida to see the next shuttle launched. They want Hemphill, which sits on the edge of the Sabine National Forest, to feel...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'