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Terri's Family Doesn't Like Guardian, Michael Will Talk to the Media
LifeNews.com ^ | October 26, 2003 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 10/26/2003 11:36:59 PM PST by nickcarraway

Pinellas Park, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Terri Schiavo's family has filed a motion asking that a new guardian appointed for Terri be dismissed. Meanwhile, Michael Schiavo, who has very rarely spoken with the media, plans make his views known on CNN's "Larry King Live" on Monday night.

The Schindlers have filed a motion against the appointment of Dr. Jay Wolfson, a professor of health and law at Florida-based Stetson University. They say he should not be appointed because he has already made his opinion in the case known.

When the Florida legislature passed "Terri's Law" allowing Governor Jeb Bush to ask doctors to reinsert the feeding tube, part of it allowed the appointment of an independent guardian for Terri.

However, the Schindlers and Michael have been unable to agree on one and Pinellas-Pasco Chief Judge David Demers said he would appoint one if both sides couldn't reach an agreement within five days.

Wolfson would become Terri's advocate in legal proceedings, but it is still unclear what the scope of his powers would be.

Meanwhile, Michael Schiavo will break his longstanding media silence with an appearance on the CNN program on Monday night at 9PM EST.

"I know he has a lot on his mind and a lot in his heart that he wants to share," his attorney, George Felos, told the Associated Press.

Felos said that with the next step of the legal battle likely taking a couple of weeks, Michael wanted to make his views known. According to Felos, Michael had wanted to wait until the end of the legal battle -- or after Terri's death -- to express his views publicly.

Michael has been reticent to talk to the media during the long legal battle -- preferring to let his outspoken attorney, known for his pro-assisted suicide views, speak for him.

Michael and Larry King will likely discuss Michael's lawsuit to overturn Bush's decision to allow doctors to reinsert Terri's feeding tube.

Terri's family is hopeful for a ruling in their favor

"Why should the sanctity of law be more important than the sanctity of life?" said Bob Schindler Jr., Terri Schiavo's brother, on NBC's "Today." "We're hoping that based on that the legal team will hopefully rule in our favor, and help us get Terri to bring her home to her family."

Both sides will appear in court next Monday as Felos challenges Bush's order. Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist is expected to file a response by next Friday.

Monsignor Thaddeus Malinowski, who has been the Schindlers' spiritual advisor for the last five years, said the family will visit Terri late Sunday to pray with her. Michael Schiavo denied Malinowski the opportunity to provide Terri with what could have been her final communion had Bush not allowed the feeding tube to be reinserted.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: courts; florida; larryking; media; terrischiavo

1 posted on 10/26/2003 11:37:00 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah; MarMema; kimmie7; floriduh voter; JulieRNR21; NautiNurse; Calpernia; ...
ping
2 posted on 10/26/2003 11:44:22 PM PST by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: nickcarraway
>> According to Felos, Michael had wanted to wait until the end of the legal battle -- or after Terri's death -- to express his views publicly.

He'd say, "Nyah, nyah!"

3 posted on 10/26/2003 11:45:11 PM PST by T'wit
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[...] allowing Governor Jeb Bush to ask doctors to reinsert the feeding tube

What's this "ask" euphemism? Bush was empowered to order that it be reinserted, presumably with the guns of the county sheriff (normally assigned for government orders, usually from courts) to back it up.

It's pale, naked government force that is keeping this woman in limbo. Let's not forget that.

4 posted on 10/27/2003 1:40:01 AM PST by Greybird ("War is God's way of teaching Americans geography." -- Ambrose Bierce)
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To: Greybird
It's pale, naked government force that is keeping this woman in limbo. Let's not forget that.

And its pale naked MONEY, and FOUL PLAY, that put this woman in this situation. Let's not forget that, either.

From FoxNews Channel Oct 14,2003 Hannity and Colmes program:

Sean Hannity: Is this about money?

Bob Schindler: It was I believe, a combination of two things, MONEY and FOUL PLAY. Because Terri collapsed, and to this day we still do not know why... Her medical records were sealed by her husband for over ten years. But we did discover that she had a neck injury... She did not have a heart attack, a doctor testified.

Sean: Do you think he harmed your daughter?

Schindler: Quite likely, Yes... And I think by not allowing her therapy, she had never had an opportunity to recover, and consequently she could not speak... And there are therapists on record saying that if Terri were given this therapy, she could not only speak, she could eat.

5 posted on 10/27/2003 1:55:44 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Freedom_Loving_Engineer)
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To: nickcarraway
I don't have cable, but I'll bet you a dollar that Michael is going to cry at some point during the interview. Will try to present himself as a caring husband.
6 posted on 10/27/2003 2:18:45 AM PST by yhwhsman ("Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small..." -Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Greybird
It's pale, naked government force that is keeping this woman from limbo. Let's not forget that.
7 posted on 10/27/2003 2:31:45 AM PST by dasboot (Celebrate UNITY!)
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To: TigersEye; cpforlife.org
ping
8 posted on 10/27/2003 2:32:58 AM PST by .30Carbine
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To: nickcarraway
a lot in his heart that he wants to share

Well, we are learing that Michael R. Schiavo has a "heart." That is NEWS!

I think the Schindlers should object to Wolfson from the start. There is little doubt that Wolfosn, from his writings, is biased against "life."
9 posted on 10/27/2003 5:36:35 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: MVV
I wonder if Jodi will be on Larry's show tonight with MS?
You know......standing by her man!
10 posted on 10/27/2003 5:43:45 AM PST by mickie
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To: mickie
I wonder if Michael R. Schiavo flew to Atlanta for the interview. If so, did CNN pay his fare? I don't think "Miss" Jodi will be there.
11 posted on 10/27/2003 6:06:30 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.
Sure MS has an all expense paid trip!
Along with his 'security guards, I suppose.
12 posted on 10/27/2003 6:50:20 AM PST by mickie
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To: nickcarraway
--"I know he has a lot on his mind and a lot in his heart that he wants to share," his attorney, George Felos, told the Associated Press. --

He has a heart?!?
13 posted on 10/27/2003 6:52:42 AM PST by fml
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To: mickie
It has been said that Schiavo has shunned the media spotlight. Is this really true? I understand he was on "Oprah" or some similar program more than a year ago? I don't recall the specific program, but it was a daytime one.

Has he returned to his "home" or is he still in "hiding"?
14 posted on 10/27/2003 6:53:12 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: nickcarraway
Life for Terri BUMP
15 posted on 10/27/2003 7:13:44 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: JulieRNR21
BTTT

Vote the CNN poll....great strides have been accomplished and we can do more....before King meets Schiavo this evening.

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/late.edition/
16 posted on 10/27/2003 7:19:46 AM PST by 4Godsoloved..Hegave (Mat 25:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink:)
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To: T'wit
Hubby waiting to launch movie/book deal???? So sad - 250K home, Mercedes, fiancee & 2 kids, swimming pool. Sad, pitiful creature. Be prepared for CNN tonight to hear A BUSLOAD OF LIES and I bet hubby's been rehearsing all weekend. Lights, camera, LIES.
17 posted on 10/27/2003 7:25:34 AM PST by floriduh voter (Breaking at baynews9.com & Contact terrisfight.org)
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To: fml
He has a heart?!?

Well, yes.

What color it is, is another question.

18 posted on 10/27/2003 7:26:58 AM PST by drlevy88
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To: floriduh voter
Let's pray for him to keep contradicting himself (like he continually plays both sides of the "she's suffering/she's unaware" coin).
19 posted on 10/27/2003 7:27:56 AM PST by drlevy88
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To: Greybird
It was an Executive Order. Felos threatened the doctors at Morton Plant Hospital before the IV was started. His law partner, Debra Bushnell sent out a letter to the medical community that if they did anything to help Terri, they were facing malpractice and battery lawsuits.

We are up against some real sinister forces. One doctor stepped forward to re-insert the feeding tube while a handful of weenie doctors in Pinellas County wouldn't.

DOES FELOS AND JUDGE GREER OWN PINELLAS COUNTY? I haven't gotten an definitive answer yet but it sure appears that way.

20 posted on 10/27/2003 7:29:05 AM PST by floriduh voter (Breaking at baynews9.com & Contact terrisfight.org)
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To: nickcarraway
They say [Wolfson] should not be appointed [as Terri's GAL] because he has already made his opinion in the case known.

Anyone have a link to where this can be read?

21 posted on 10/27/2003 7:29:59 AM PST by drlevy88
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To: yhwhsman
YOU CAN BET that hubby Michael Schiavo has been rehearsing all weekend for his appearance on Larry King alive, who I might add, IS ON THE HUSBAND'S SIDE. Now, who ever wants to watch Larry King again? The freeping of Larry King began in earnest yesterday a.m.
22 posted on 10/27/2003 7:30:48 AM PST by floriduh voter (Breaking at baynews9.com & Contact terrisfight.org)
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To: mickie
MS doesn't need a security guard. He's between 6 4 and 6 6.
23 posted on 10/27/2003 7:31:42 AM PST by floriduh voter (Breaking at baynews9.com & Contact terrisfight.org)
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To: mickie
MS doesn't need a security guard. He's between 6 4 and 6 6. Larry King might need one. lol
24 posted on 10/27/2003 7:31:59 AM PST by floriduh voter (Breaking at baynews9.com & Contact terrisfight.org)
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To: floriduh voter
His law partner, Debra Bushnell sent out a letter to the medical community that if they did anything to help Terri, they were facing malpractice and battery lawsuits.

This letter should be available for review then. Could you post a copy?

25 posted on 10/27/2003 7:32:12 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: nickcarraway
**They say he should not be appointed because he has already made his opinion in the case known.**

Should be enough proof for the courts, but..........


27 posted on 10/27/2003 7:35:52 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: RGSpincich
This letter would only be available if a doctor handed it over to the media. This attempt to interfere with Terri's treatment re: IV drip and re-inserting the feeding tube was revealed in a Press Conference by Terri's counsel. (Some documents just aren't available.)
28 posted on 10/27/2003 7:36:00 AM PST by floriduh voter (Breaking at baynews9.com & Contact terrisfight.org)
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To: floriduh voter
This attempt to interfere with...

This alleged attempt is unfounded at this point.

29 posted on 10/27/2003 7:48:51 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: RGSpincich
Are you a Felos fellow? Threatening with malpractice and battery charges are in a letter received by Morton Plant Hospital staff last Monday. The letter was an attempt to get a desired result imo, the demise of Terri Schindler-Schiavo. As per Attorney Felos, Terri looks good. Felos should make up his mind.
30 posted on 10/27/2003 7:57:40 AM PST by floriduh voter (Breaking at baynews9.com & Contact terrisfight.org)
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To: floriduh voter
I am trying to seperate fact from fiction in this case.
31 posted on 10/27/2003 8:04:12 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: RGSpincich
seperate=separate
32 posted on 10/27/2003 8:12:58 AM PST by RGSpincich
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To: RGSpincich
That's fine. But I am dealing in fact. That's all I can say because there's a hearing today and far be it from me to inadvertently place a rumor or speculation on FR in this regard.
33 posted on 10/27/2003 8:24:18 AM PST by floriduh voter (Breaking at baynews9.com & Contact terrisfight.org)
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To: Coleus
Ping.
34 posted on 10/27/2003 8:49:10 AM PST by StarFan
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To: mickie
Oh I doubt it! She is a whore, she knew MS was married and still screwed him and carried on like a "married woman", having his children. She makes me sick, she's in it for the money, who is she kidding????
35 posted on 10/27/2003 8:57:52 AM PST by MVV
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To: drlevy88
Black and moldy.
36 posted on 10/27/2003 9:08:53 AM PST by sisterjforteri
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To: floriduh voter
> A BUSLOAD OF LIES

Excellent title for the show. I predict that young people who believe Michael are on their way to a career as reporters. People who do not believe him and throw things at the TV are on their way to a career as detectives.

37 posted on 10/27/2003 9:51:30 AM PST by T'wit
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To: drlevy88
He told the jury he'd given his heart completely to his wife. We know what he did to her, so we must assume that his heart is now in a starved and dehydrated condition, probably a shriveled fecal brown color, and the size and shape of a prune.
38 posted on 10/27/2003 9:57:15 AM PST by T'wit
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To: nickcarraway
So now the attempt is to push a guardian on Terri who will be nothing but a substitute for Shiavo and his lawyer?
39 posted on 10/27/2003 9:58:00 AM PST by RLK
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To: floriduh voter
Watch the tears flow out of MS eyes on LKL. He will put on quite a show.
40 posted on 10/27/2003 10:00:31 AM PST by pickyourpoison
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To: MVV
What do you think is the motive of the mother-in-law to-be? She was there supervising the Schindlers around in the days that Terri lay dehydrating. She must think that she is a real gift from the Almighty. Wonder how the eventual movie will treat the mother-in-law to-be.
41 posted on 10/27/2003 10:22:09 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: drlevy88
Let's pray for him to keep contradicting himself (like he continually plays both sides of the "she's suffering/she's unaware" coin).

Exactly. Pray he says something incredibly stupid and revealing.

42 posted on 10/27/2003 10:32:08 AM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: RGSpincich
"This alleged attempt is unfounded at this point."

Actually, NO, it isn't unfounded -- that information has been printed in area newspapers. In one case, mentioned in this way: "Bushnell admitted one reason it was hard to find a doctor for Terri is that area physicians were threatened with a lawsuit . . ." That news story is in FR archives from Tues PM/Weds; that line is about halfway through. Interesting.

43 posted on 10/27/2003 10:56:48 AM PST by cyn (http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: pickyourpoison
RE: that "caring husband" scene -- video footage is shown from earlier days, possibly from before the lawsuit?, of Michael with Terri in a wheelchair. "Oh, see how much he cares for her! How hard this is on him!"

Inquiring minds should want to know why is Terri not in a wheelchair now? Something happened to the old wheelchair, the Schindlers offered to replace it -- Michael refused. H'mm, why?

May Terri continue to be surrounded by angels seen and unseen. May those who have power to do good for her -- do it.
44 posted on 10/27/2003 11:04:35 AM PST by cyn (http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: Theodore R.
I'll be honest with you, I just heard about this yesterday. I have no idea what her motive is, how could she be so cruel and heartless? I think Michael is a bastard to deal with if you don't do exactly what he says to, just like the nurses said in the affidavit. Can't wait for LKL tonight.
45 posted on 10/27/2003 11:05:45 AM PST by MVV
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To: BlessedBeGod; floriduh voter
my favorite is the Freudian slip by Felos in news conference the other day:

"Michael simply wants to make sure that his wishes . . . er, I mean her wishes are carried out."

Can't you just see them practicing: "HER wishes. HER wishes. HER wishes..." lol, if this wasn't life and death.

46 posted on 10/27/2003 11:09:07 AM PST by cyn (http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: floriduh voter
I've become convinced as events have unfolded that everyone down there has to be in major CYA mode. Consider all the individuals and agencies who should have noted & corrected wrongdoing & conflicts of interest; those charged with looking out for Terri's interests but did NOT for whatever reason (threats, laziness, ineptitude, overworked, blah blah blah) -- Terri's parents have tried a number of routes for justice for Terri through the years, to no avail.
47 posted on 10/27/2003 11:18:56 AM PST by cyn (http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: cyn
They'll trip up and get caught in their lies. Just you wait and see. :-)
48 posted on 10/27/2003 11:21:01 AM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: nickcarraway
Just looking at Wolfson's CV, you have to suspect he's a leftist.

And sadly, opinion on this life-amd-death issue seems to divide largely along predictable partisan lines: The right is pro-life (for the innocent, anyway); and the left is pro-death (for the innocent, especially).

I also have to doubt that he's temperamentally qualified for this task, after seeing this report of an assault on a female colleague.

49 posted on 10/27/2003 11:33:13 AM PST by shhrubbery!
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