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Griffith,

town (1990 pop. 17,916), Lake co., extreme NW Ind.; inc. 1904. It is primarily a residential town in the Chicago metropolitan area. Manufactures include metal products, chemicals, and electronic equipment.
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Griffith as Femto. From Berserk vol. 3 ©1991, 2004 Kentaro Miura. Published by Dark Horse Comics (2004). ART BY KENTARO MIURA.

Griffith

(pop culture)
Griffith was one of the major heroes of Kentaro Miura's popular ongoing medieval fantasy Berzerk (1989–present), but the hand of fate would cast him into the depths of evil, shedding his humanity in the process. First introduced in 1992 in vol. 3 of the manga, Griffith was the handsome and charismatic leader of the mercenary army the Band of the Hawks. Little was known of his past, other than he was a commoner, not of noble birth. An excellent warrior, highly regarded by all, Griffith even recruits the fierce warrior Guts, much to the shock of his men (and Casca, the only women in the Hawks). Over the next several years, the Hawks—now employed by the Kingdom of Midland—become a force to be reckoned with. As the reputation of the Hawks grows, so do Griffith's ambitions for power. Behind the scenes, this calm, unruffled young man orchestrates the deaths of his enemies in the Royal House. But when total power is within his grasp, everything shatters when Guts leaves the Hawks. Things spiral downward quickly for Griffith; one year later, he is locked away in a dungeon. Guts and the remaining Hawks rescue Griffith, but madness has taken their old commander. With the help of a special talisman, Griffith unleashes the Godhand upon the land. This vicious demonic army wipes out the Hawks and transforms Griffith into the being Femto. Only Guts and Casca escape the horror, but not unscathed. Griffith's embrace of the Godhand brought him the power he desired, but the result was the emergence of demons upon the human world, a new dark age. The only challenge to this would come from Griffith's old friend and comrade—now his sworn enemy: Guts, now called the Black Swordsman.

Griffith

1. Arthur. 1872--1922, Irish journalist and nationalist: founder of Sinn F?in (1905); president of the Free State assembly (1922)
2. D(avid Lewelyn) W(ark). 1875--1948, US film director and producer. He introduced several cinematic techniques, including the flashback and the fade-out, in his masterpiece The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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In the sixth round of the nationally televised fight at Madison Square Garden, Paret nearly knocked out Griffith with a multi punch combination, but Griffith was saved by the bell.
She formally arranged a meeting between Griffiths and Chad's president through the embassy.
The second half was one of the home side being in control, but conceding a total of 17 penalties of which the visitors converted three, all while Griffith and Danny Lowe were in the sin bin.
His documentaries were low budget affairs, essentially one-man tour de forces, in which Griffith, wisps of hair bobbing to and fro on his bald head, harangued his opponents and gave long, lugubrious stares into the camera.
Although he has been working in real estate for just a few years, Griffith was named one of Citi's Rookies of the Year in 2008 and has a number of exclusive listings.
At the time, Griffith was being chased by mall security guards who said he stole a bracelet and a pair of shoes from Macy's.
Sweeping landmark status for Griffith Park would do more than safeguard miles of mountainous chaparral with panoramic views of Los Angeles.
As a 14-year veteran of Griffith Laboratories, Jennifer brings to this position strong leadership skills and managerial experience.
The new documentary Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (airing on USA Network April 20) details what happened next: During the actual match, millions watching TV at home saw Griffith literally pummel Paret to death.
Over the decade preceding this hard market, inadequate pricing, ignorance--both planned or innocent--of the need for reserve strengthening, failure to recognize in balance sheets uncollectible reinsurance and the sacrificing of writing to an underwriting profit were all factors in assessing the standard P&C market's financial integrity" Griffith said.
It developed into one of the most active forces in the early years of American cinema and its studios at 11 East 14th Street in New York City were the spawning ground for such formative talents as Griffith and Mack Sennett.
Dubbed the Griffith 500, the most sought after Griffith could crack 60mph in less than 4 seconds.

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