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February 15, 2005

What's Michael got to hide?

From the Christian Communication Network:

Over and over Terri Schindler Schiavo's parents have asked that Terri be given speech therapy. Terri's parents filed an emergency motion for immediate therapy in October of 2003, asking for 8 weeks of speech and swallow therapy. Michael Schiavo objected and the court sided with him.

In the light of Sarah Scantlin's recovery of her speech after 20 years, why won't Michael Schiavo reconsider?

Speech Language Pathologist, Sara Green Mele, M.S. CCC-SLP, swore under oath, "It is my judgment based on my training and clinical experience working with patients similar to Terri that she would, within a reasonable degree of clinical probability, be able to improve her ability to interact with her environment, communicate with others, and control her environment if she were given appropriate therapy and training as outlined above. These recommendations, in my opinion would greatly improve Terri's quality of life."

Too many people want Terri to just go away. Out of sight, out of mind. But if they can do such things to her, how long until they'll be allowed to do stuff to you or me? What if someday someone decides your quality of life is inadequate because of your looks, your abilities or even your beliefs, and is allowed to kill you?

Posted by Jack Lewis at February 15, 2005 09:18 AM

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I came across the blog below when viewing my stats. It has a lot of valuable information pertaining to this case.
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Posted by: Donna at February 15, 2005 02:45 PM

They were the first to trackback me. I check in on it occasionally.

Posted by: Jack at February 15, 2005 04:32 PM


Please join and get others to join:
Late Blogging Today

Blogging will begin around noon today.

The Terri Schiavo Blogroll now has 48 blogs and growing.

We are considering a press release when it hits 100 blogs. Never before have 100 or more blogs "organized" to support a single event. One hundred (plus) blogs organized to force MSM participation in addressing the continuing injustice to Terri' Schiavo at the hands of her husband and the court of Pinellas County, Florida through Judge George Greer.
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Join the Terri Schiavo Blogburst!:

http://hyscience.typepad.com/hyscience/

Visit hyscience blog and search for Terri Schiavo Blogburst to find the script to add to your blog, etc. E-mail hyscience at scienceblog@3oaks.com once you have it added or if you have any questions. It's time to burst the blogosphere for Terri! Ultimate goal? Getting her out of the hands of those trying to murder her and back on the road to her recovery in the care of her parents/siblings/etc. and those who love and want to help her.

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SAVE TERRI!

***Important***

Three Events!

Please...
Print this information
and pass it along to all!

Time is of the Essence!!!


TERRI NEEDS
YOU NOW!



You are all aware Terri's days are numbered!

TERRI NEEDS our help BEFORE Schiavo and Felos pull her feeding tube and starve her to death on the 22nd.

This week there are THREE important events!

Terri needs as many people as possible to speak out for her at these events!

News media will be at Hospice and it is important for us to show a united front on behalf of Terri.

*Judge Greer has DENIED Terri her own attorney.
*Terri's DUE PROCESS has been violated!
*Terri is entitled to legal representation.
*Terri has a Right to LIVE!
*We must stop judicial homicide!
*Terri is ALIVE! She thinks, responds, feels
and is just like you and me, except she is in a wheelchair.

Please join Terri's parents
Bob and Mary Schindler, Randall Terry and many other supporters at Woodside Hospice on Wednesday 2/16 where Terri is presently held as a hospice patient.

EVENT #1
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
CITIZENS UNITE to SAVE TERRI!
Bob Schindler & Randall Terry will
talk to Media.
1:00 PM
Woodside Hospice
6774 102nd Avenue N.
Pinellas Park, Florida
near 66th Street N and 102nd Avenue N)

EVENT#2
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Strategy to Save Terri
Bob Schindler & Randall Terry
*Important Meeting For All Supporters*
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LaQuinta Hotel
(only a few miles away from Hospice)
ROOM # 302
7500 Highway 19 N
Pinellas Park
727-545-5611

Event#3
Thursday, February 17, 2005
CITIZENS UNITE TO SAVE TERRI!
~PRESS CONFERENCE~
BOB SCHINDLER & RANDALL TERRY
1:00 PM
Clearwater Courthouse
(Judge Greer's Courthouse)
315 Court Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756
We will be meeting Thursday in front of Judge Greer's courthouse for a Press Conference.

***

Your physical presence is needed at ALL THREE events to help save Terri's LIFE!

REMEMBER! Just a few hours of your time this week may actually HELP to SAVE the LIFE of a precious human being.

PLEASE!!!!
We need YOU, and We Need YOU to bring your
" Save Terri" signs, prayers and good wishes.

Forward this email to others, ask them to HELP save a life by attending THREE events.

Thank you!

READ FURTHER UPDATES ON THE NET:
TERRI'S WEBSITE
WWW.TERRISFIGHT.ORG


Contact Number Only:
Cheryl Ford RN
813-695-0870
Fight4Terri@aol.com
WWW.FIGHT4TERRI.BLOGSPOT.COM

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If you can get this information to as many people as possible and have them do
the same and so on then we will get a good geometrical progression going on in
regards to actions being taken on Terri's behalf. Ping your lists, post to your
state locales and send it to via e-mail and otherwise. Spread it out and do take
action.

George Felos says that people are nuts who are trying to help this Terri from
being murdered. He says that if you put Michael Schiavo in Google that by now
you will see that he conspired with Bin Laden, etc. Can we please show Mr. Felos
he is the nutcase and that he is helping to aid and abet murder?

This has the latest link from Empire Journal.. If anyone thinks anything needs
to be added please let me know:

FOR LOCAL AND NON-LOCAL (GLOBAL) DISTRIBUTION:

pc93 reporting:

Called several numbers on the contact list of people on the Judicial Committee
to call to voice displeasure with House Bill 0523 / Senate Bill 0988. I got down
to Baxley and his secretary said he didn't know of the HB0523. His secretary
told me so. Get on those phones people. She brought it up and said "Oh my".
Basically I told her what it was about. I said that the House Bill HB701 was a
good bill. Baxley is the one who is the sponsor of it she said. Apparently it is
similar to the HB692 that never made it to the floor because of Jim King.
Baxley's secretary is going to bring HB0523 to Rep. Baxley's attention. Senator
Campbell is the sponsor of the heinous bill in the senate (Senate Bill 0988). I
couldn't find one of the sponsors of the House Bill -> Mr. Carlos Lopez-Cantera
but Baxley's secretary got me his phone number. Tallahassee: 850-488-4202.
District Office: 305-442-6977. Basically Baxley's secretary told me in regards
to a question I had about asking a Rep. about who is responsible for a bill
being introduced, etc. that most Reps. will tell you who it is, etc. Time to
find out people. Make some calls.

Flores and Cantera need some calls as well as the Judicial Committee Members and
your own particular FL House and Senate Reps.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1337497/posts?page=36#36

PLEASE MAKE NOTE AND TAKE ACTION. FOR GLOBAL/LOCAL DISTRIBUTION:

Here is a report from earlier yesterday (02-07-05):

I just recently got off the phone with someone (Kelly) in Senator Campbell's
office approx 3:13pm. I wanted to find out who he was sponsoring the Senate Bill
0988 (Dead man's statute). When Kelly called me back she relayed to me that he
was sponsoring it for the States Attorney's Office. I asked which one as there
are various States Attorney's. She said the States Attorney's Office AS-A-WHOLE.

This is very telling. The States Attorney's Office has refused to investigate
crimee against Terri Schiavo and now they want to let the courts and others get
off scott free because of their new bill they want to get passed. This is
inexcusable and smacks of corruption to me. They want to make hearsay testimony
in court that was accepted in court be valid in determining whether a conflicted
guardian through the courts can have someone put to death by asserting false
wishes, etc. As long as a corrupt judge accepts the hearsay wishes then they
want to make it OK. They also want to get off the hook for not investigating
those trying to murder Terri. We cannot let them succeed. She is being denied
having her own voice through denial of rehab and therapy and she is still being
held hostage by the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Inc. who has connections to
the Office of Elder Affairs and the Department of Health. Is this why they are
letting be held hostage for close to 5 years? and why they have been allowed in the
past to make 2 other attempts on her life through dehydration/starvation which
is against the laws of this state? They try to make this a right-to-die case but
it is simply a right-to-kill case and one that involves criminal intent to
murder giving the appearance that it is awful... their trickery is under color
of law. Please act!!!

We have a potential legislative crisis in Florida that affects vulnerable
persons.

Florida's Evidence Code may soon be modified in such a way that hearsay
testimony (of an incapacitated person's oral declarations) from potentially
conflicted guardians, beneficiaries or heirs at law could become admissible in a
court of law.

Currently, Florida Statute 90.602 provides protection for incapacitated persons
by forbidding self-serving hearsay of alleged oral declarations as admissible
evidence in court:

(1) No person interested in an action or proceeding against the personal
representative, heir at law, assignee, legatee, devisee, or survivor of a
deceased person, or against the assignee, committee, or guardian of a mentally
incompetent person, shall be examined as a witness regarding any oral
communication between the interested person and the person who is deceased or
mentally incompetent at the time of the examination.

Link: 90.602 Testimony of interested persons.
http://flsenate.gov/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=Ch0090/SEC602.HTM&Title=-%3E2004-%3ECh0090-%3ESection%20602#0090.602

But some Florida lawmakers are interested in eliminating this particular
protection for vulnerable persons by repealing FS-90.602 and incorporating the
following measure titled HB-0523. An identical Senate Bill exists under the
title S-0988. This would change the evidence code in the following fashion:


13 Section 1. Section 90.602, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
...
20 (e) Statement by deceased or ill declarant similar to one
21 previously admitted.--If a declarant is unavailable as provided
22 in paragraph (1)(d), a written or oral statement made regarding
23 the same subject matter as another statement made by the
24 declarant that has previously been admitted in evidence.
25 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2005.


Links: House Bill 0523 Senate Bill 0988
http://flsenate.gov/cgi-bin/view_page.pl?File=hb0523.html&Directory=session/2005/House/bills/billtext/html&Tab=session&Submenu=1

http://flsenate.gov/session/index.cfm?Mode=Bills&Submenu=1&BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&Billnum=0988&Year=2005

This bill, if passed into law, may serve to eliminate a very important standard
of evidence and reduce the rights and protections of incapacitated Floridians
yet another notch. Considering the dangers that already exist for Floridians who
have been deemed incompetent by the court, this act could effectively remove
bars against abuses of the incapacitated person's financial interests and
medical treatment desires by the guardian or other interested parties by
allowing hearsay to be considered evidence in guardianship proceedings.

House Bill 0523 has been pre-filed as of January 25, 2005 and is slated to be
heard by the House Judiciary Committee sometime leading up to regular session in
March. The anticipated effective date of this act is July 1, 2005.

According to the committee's Council Director, David de la Paz, it is not too
late for Floridians to make their displeasure with this bill known. It is
important that Floridians, disability advocates, elder care advocates and
advocates for medical ethics reform express their deep concerns over any measure
or act that would further encroach upon the rights of our most defenseless
citizens.

I ask that you take the time to read and sign the following petition, circulate
it to people you know and urge them to commit their signatures. The petition
upon the Florida's House and Senate to discontinue consideration of these bills
can be found and signed here:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/766881322

This will be presented to every member of Florida's legislature as well as the
House Judiciary Committee.

You can also call or email these committee members and ask that they not give
favorable consideration to any measure that would adversely affect Florida's
vulnerable population or give guardians yet another avenue for abuse.

Please circulate this. If you would like to contact Florida's representatives
individually, their contact details follow:

Link: House Judiciary Committee Home Page

http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/committees_detail.aspx?id=2267&sessionID=38


Bill Sponsors:

FL House
________

Carlos Lopez-Cantera
850-488-4202

Anitere Flores
850-488-2831

FL Senate
_________

Walter G. "Skip" Campbell Jr.
850-487-5094

House Judicial Commt.
_____________________

David Simmons
SIMMONS.DAVID@MYFLORIDAHOUSE.COM
850-488-2231

Juan-Carlos "J.C." Planas
PLANAS.JUAN-CARLOS@MYFLORIDAHOUSE.COM
850-488-3616

Kevin Ambler
ambler.kevin@myfloridahouse.com
850-488-0275

Dennis Baxley
baxley.dennis@myfloridahouse.com
850-488-0335

Frederick Brummer
BRUMMER.FREDERICK@MYFLORIDAHOUSE.COM
850-488-2023

Dan Gelber
GELBER.DAN@MYFLORIDAHOUSE.COM
850-488-0690

Michael Grant
grant.michael@myfloridahouse.com
850-488-0060

Jeffrey Kottkamp
KOTTKAMP.JEFF@MYFLORIDAHOUSE.COM
850-488-7433

Sheri McInvale
MCINVALE.SHERI@MYFLORIDAHOUSE.COM
850-488-0660

Joe Pickens
PICKENS.JOE@MYFLORIDAHOUSE.COM
850-488-0665

Curtis Richardson
RICHARDSON.CURTIS@MYFLORIDAHOUSE.COM
850-488-1798

Dennis Ross
ROSS.DENNIS@MYFLORIDAHOUSE.COM
850-488-9890

John Seiler
SEILER.JACK@MYFLORIDAHOUSE.COM
850-488-0880

Stephen Hogge
STEPHEN.HOGGE@myfloridahouse.gov
850-488-3088

David De La Paz
DAVID.DELAPAZ@myfloridahouse.gov
850-488-6333

Link: Appearance Request Form (PDF)
http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Files/H-16%20Appearance%20Record.pdf

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Pattern Of Domestic Abuse
Appears In Terri Schiavo Case; Call Renewed For Grand Jury
http://www.theempirejournal.com/021505_pattern_of_domestic_abuse.htm

Michael Schiavo's Attorney Statement Gives Further Cause For Criminal
Investigation

http://www.theempirejournal.com/020805mss_schiavos_attorney_statements_give_cause_for_investigation.htm

Alleged Legal, Judicial Misconduct By Judge Greer, Attorney Felos Taint Schiavo
Case

http://www.theempirejournal.com/Alleged%20Legal,_Judicial_Misconduct_By_Judge_Greer_Attorney_Felos_Taint_Schiavo_Case.htm

Felos has reportedly received over $550,000, which has elicited charges that he
is perpetuating the case for financial gain. According to the last accounting
made public, for the period of March, 1998 when he was first hired until
September, 2001, Felos was reportedly paid $307,188. Former attorney Deborah
Bushnell was paid $49,958 and there were four other attorneys, two presenting
Michael Schiavo and two court-appointed attorneys in the matter. According to
the last accounting made public, until Sept. 2001, Felos had been paid $307,188
and he's now claiming he received less than $50,000 for the last four years????
This statement by itself should open the door for a state investigation. Come on
Bernie McCabe -- do your job and if you can't, then the DOJ needs to get
involved -- NOW

DOH SCANDAL GROUNDS FOR NEW TRIAL IN SCHIAVO CASE,
OPENS DOOR FOR RICO INVESTIGATION BUSH BRIEFED, LEGISLATOR SEEKS PROBE
http://www.theempirejournal.com/doh_scandal_grounds_for_new_trial_in_schiavo_case.htm

Florida DOH Destroyed Records After Schiavo Doctor Cleared Of Wrongdoing
Following Investigation

http://www.theempirejournal.com/SCHIAVO_florida_DOH_destroyed_records_after.htm

Judge George Greer Making Mockery Of Florida Judicial System
http://www.theempirejournal.com/judge_greer_fraud_in_the_court.htm

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1333205/posts?page=1#1

PLEASE DEMAND A GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION IN THE SCHIAVO CASE!!!!!!!

ALSO A REAL KEY, NEW TALKING POINT: Terri was NEVER represented by counsel while
others decided to starve her to death. That's against Florida and U.S. law. Even
criminals on death row are entitled to legal counsel. BILL TO THE FLOOR TO
PROTECT TERRI AND FUTURE TERRI's -> HB-701!

No to House Bill 0523 Senate Bill 0988!!!

US Senator Orrin Hatch
104 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
(202)224-5251

US Senator Orrin Hatch e-mail
Address:http://hatch.senate.gov/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Offices.Contact

Florida Attorney General's Charlie Crist, AG Citizen's Services & Office
1-850-414-3990 / 850-414-3300

Bernie McCabe, State Attorney Pinellas and Pasco Counties
727-464-6221
bmccabe@co.pinellas.fl.us

Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities 800-342-0823
850-488-9071
info@advocacycenter.org

Pinellas County GOP 727-539-6009

Gov. Jeb Bush 850-488-4441
jeb.bush@myflorida.com, fl_governor@myflorida.com,
jeb@jeb.org, jeb@myflorida.com

State of Florida Office of Civil Rights 954-712-4601

Senator Mel Martinez
Washington: Phone: 202-224-3041

Congressman Jim Davis
Washington: Phone: (202) 225-3376
FAX: (202) 225-565
DISTRICT: Phone: (813) 354-9217
Florida Toll Free: 1 (888) 266-0205
Fax: (813) 354-9514

Satellite Office: (727) 867-5301
FAX: (727) 867-5302

Florida Senate 800-342-1827
http://www.flsenate.gov/Legislators/index.cfm?Mode=Member%20Pages&Submenu=1&Tab=legislators

Senate President Tom Lee: 1-800-560-4403

Daniel Webster
Capitol Office: Phone: (850) 487-5047
District Office: (407) 656-0066

The Florida Senate-2004-2006 Senators

alexander.jd.web@flsenate.gov, argenziano.nancy.web@flsenate.gov,
aronberg.dave.web@flsenate.gov, atwater.jeff.web@flsenate.gov,
baker.carey.web@flsenate.gov, bennett.mike.web@flsenate.gov,
bullard.larcenia.web@flsenate.gov, campbell.walter.web@flsenate.gov,
carlton.lisa.web@flsenate.gov, clary.charlie.web@flsenate.gov,
constantine.lee.web@flsenate.gov, crist.victor.web@flsenate.gov,
dawson.mandy.web@flsenate.gov, portilla.alex.web@flsenate.gov,
dockery.paula.web@flsenate.gov, fasano.mike.web@flsenate.gov,
garcia.rudy.web@flsenate.gov, geller.steven.web@flsenate.gov,
haridopolos.mike.web@flsenate.gov, hill.anthony.web@flsenate.gov,
jones.dennis.web@flsenate.gov, king.james.web@flsenate.gov,
klein.ron.web@flsenate.gov, lawson.alfred.web@flsenate.gov,
lee.tom.web@flsenate.gov, lynn.evelyn.web@flsenate.gov,
margolis.gwen.web@flsenate.gov, miller.lesley.web@flsenate.gov,
peaden.durell.web@flsenate.gov, posey.bill.web@flsenate.gov,
pruitt.ken.web@flsenate.gov, rich.nan.web.@flsenate.gov,
saunders.burt.web@flsenate.gov, sebesta.jim.web@flsenate.gov,
siplin.gary.web@flsenate.gov, smith.rod.web@flsenate.gov,
villalobos.alex.web@flsenate.gov, wilson.frederica.web@flsenate.gov,
daniel.webster.web@flsenate.gov

Florida House of Representatives 850-488-6026
http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/legislators.aspx

Speaker Allan Bense
Capitol Office: Phone: (850) 488-1450
District Office: Phone: (850) 914-6300
speaker@myfloridahouse.gov

Frank Peterman
Capitol Office: Phone: (850) 488-0925
District Office: Phone: (727) 552-1370

Florida Department of Law Enforcement 850-410-7000

Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities 850-488-4257

Federal Bureau of Investigation
202-324-3000
tampa@fbi.gov, jacksonville@fbi.gov

U.S. Department of Justice
AskDOJ@usdoj.gov
202-514-2000 Main Switchboard
202-353-1555 Office of US AG

U.S. DOJ Disability Civil Rights
Section Chief John L Wodatch
Phone: (202) 307-2227
Fax:(202) 307-1198
John.L.Wodatch@usdoj.gov

Section Deputy Chief Renee M Wohlenhaus
Phone: (202) 307-0663
Renee.Wohlenhaus@usdoj.gov

Philip Breen
Special Legal Counsel
U.S. Department of Justice
Phone: (202) 616-7526
Fax:(202) 307-1198
Philip.L.Breen@usdoj.gov

Liz Savage
U.S. Department of Justice
Phone:(202) 514-7173
Fax:(202) 514-0293
E-mail: liz.savage@usdoj.gov

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO MAKE SOME CALLS ON BEHALF OF TERRI!!!! THE CALL YOU MAKE MAY
BE THE ONE THAT SAVES HER LIFE!!!!

Posted by: Juan Schoch at February 15, 2005 09:35 PM

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