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Gov. Bush calls special session over Terri Schiavo
Firstcoastnews.com ^ | 10-20-03 | Cynthia Capers

Posted on 10/19/2003 9:28:56 PM PDT by JulieRNR21

Edited on 10/20/2003 7:12:52 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- According to a news release sent by the Terry Schindler-Schiavo Foundation, Florida Speaker Johnnie Byrd will introduce "Terri's Bill" during the special session Monday.

The bill would put an immediate moratorium on all dehydration and starvation deaths in Florida. Meanwhile, supporters of Terri Schiavo showed up Sunday outside a Pinellas Park hospice.

Doctors say Schiavo has been in a vegetative state since complications from a heart attack in 1990. Her husband was granted a court order that her feeding tube be removed, saying his wife wouldn't have wanted to be kept alive.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: deathcultivation; jebbush; judicialwatch; terrischiavo; terrisfight
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To: mtbopfuyn
He's just taking phone calls now... hasn't brought Terri up as yet... but he said he would be talking about her case shortly...
401 posted on 10/20/2003 12:53:18 PM PDT by angelwings49
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To: angelwings49
He did mention the possibility of Jeb Bush for Prex in '08. Bad timing on that one.
402 posted on 10/20/2003 12:54:59 PM PDT by isrul
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To: angelwings49
Sean Hannity just said that the FL legislature is about to take up legislation to save Terri. I don't think he knows what Paul Harvey calls "the rest of the story."

Dr. James Dobson will discuss Terri after the 4 p.m. (Eastern) news -- on Sean's show.
403 posted on 10/20/2003 12:55:28 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: angelwings49
Going to be talking with Rev. James Dobson in the next hour (few minutes from now)
404 posted on 10/20/2003 12:55:30 PM PDT by angelwings49
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To: Theodore R.
I think someone posted earlier that we were listening to/watching the wrong FL proceedings... maybe Sean knows something we don't know (we can only hope)
405 posted on 10/20/2003 12:57:45 PM PDT by angelwings49
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To: PeyersPatches
Every time I went to Fox, it was Kobe, Kobe, Kobe. I turned the TV off in a real rage. Back to FR to hear the legislature had taken no action.

It's gonna be a long couple of days, friends. Keep praying and dialing.

Leni

406 posted on 10/20/2003 12:58:22 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: angelwings49
Are they in session? Have they adjourned. How could someone be watching the wrong session. How many are there? Is it a rerun of the best of or what?
407 posted on 10/20/2003 1:00:28 PM PDT by isrul
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To: isrul
How could someone be watching the wrong session. How many are there? Is it a rerun of the best of or what?

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There was only one senate meeting, and it wasnt mentioned. According to Byrds office and Kings office, and Jebs office, it was never going to be mentioned because there was never such a bill.

I suggest calling those above mentioned offices and asking them. :)

As far as I Can tell, "Terri's Bill" Never existed, as sad as that is.

408 posted on 10/20/2003 1:06:25 PM PDT by Florida Mama
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To: isrul
Hi isrul -- I was referring to post #358...
409 posted on 10/20/2003 1:07:17 PM PDT by angelwings49
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To: pollywog
To: All

Ok there may STILL BE HOPE HERE EVERYONE!!!!!

I emailed Lisa, who is on the FRONT LINES with the family. I was SO UPSET that the Special Session was adjourned withOUT the Terri Bill being heard.

I JUST HEARD BACK FROM HER and she said that "WE WEREN'T WATCHING THE RIGHT ONE!!!!!!!! "She said she would get back with me!! KEEP PRAYING AND DON'T GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!! Polly


358 posted on 10/20/2003 1:50 PM CDT by pollywog



Well, were we watching the right one or not? I think there was only 1 Florida House of Representatives holding a special session today and we watched it.
410 posted on 10/20/2003 1:07:51 PM PDT by A. Patriot
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To: angelwings49
Need to put Rudi on first. Priorities dontcha know.
411 posted on 10/20/2003 1:08:55 PM PDT by isrul
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To: Florida Mama
Was it an email hoax?
412 posted on 10/20/2003 1:09:53 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: isrul
I agree... this is totally ridiculous
413 posted on 10/20/2003 1:10:12 PM PDT by angelwings49
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To: angelwings49
Talking about golf, noe less. Now on to Arnold. I can't take it.
414 posted on 10/20/2003 1:12:24 PM PDT by isrul
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To: isrul
Well, maybe we should give 'em the benefit of the doubt... maybe Rev Dobson is late or something :)
415 posted on 10/20/2003 1:14:16 PM PDT by angelwings49
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To: Florida Mama
As far as I Can tell, "Terri's Bill" Never existed, as sad as that is.


You do know that Johnnie Byrd was out campaigning and making his kickoff for the US Senate yesterday, don't you. I question if it was ever in the plans for him to introduce a bill..... Just don't know.

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&edition=us&q=johnnie+byrd+senate++&btnG=Search+News
416 posted on 10/20/2003 1:19:32 PM PDT by deport (The Many, The Proud, The Winners)
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To: angelwings49
Hannity just got finished talking w/Rudy G. He said "coming up next during this 1/2 hr is Dr. Dobson"....they're on commercial now...
417 posted on 10/20/2003 1:20:50 PM PDT by PeyersPatches
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To: PeyersPatches
Oh well, if I'm still near a radio, I'll listen. I don't really expect Dobson to know any more than the rest of us at this point.
418 posted on 10/20/2003 1:24:41 PM PDT by isrul
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To: *Death Cultivation
Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments

There are some word-plays here that no one should miss. It used to be hospice was for the terminal. Notice the new term life-limiting. They are prepping for acceptance of the chronically ill and disabled who cannot be brought to a normal state of health by modern medicine. Now what do you think they are going to do with these individuals?

419 posted on 10/20/2003 1:25:35 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: isrul
www.hannity.com gives you a choice, windows media player, winamp, or that miserable realplayer.
420 posted on 10/20/2003 1:27:02 PM PDT by Graymatter
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
Dobson calling it an "outrage"
"It is a horrible death"
"nausea, cramping, body slowly shuts down, seizures...it's Naziesque, can't believe it's happeneing in a civilized society"...

Hannity: Obvious this woman has some level of awareness and she's being starved to death.

Dobson: People across country should be calling in behalf of Terri.

Dobson: "Conflict of intersest regarding her husband" (Hannity had to take a hard commercial break)

Got what I could...
421 posted on 10/20/2003 1:29:31 PM PDT by PeyersPatches
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To: nickcarraway
Ping! Hannity's talking about Terri.
422 posted on 10/20/2003 1:30:42 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: isrul
The Florida Legislature:

"Bumbling Bureaucrats Behaving Badly"
423 posted on 10/20/2003 1:30:43 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, Terri will live.)
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To: PeyersPatches
We no longer live in a civilized society. The truth of it just hasn't sunken in yet.
424 posted on 10/20/2003 1:31:37 PM PDT by isrul
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To: PeyersPatches
All I'm hearing is music! What's up with that!!!
425 posted on 10/20/2003 1:34:14 PM PDT by angelwings49
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To: isrul
Dobson just said bill blocked by King.
426 posted on 10/20/2003 1:34:35 PM PDT by isrul
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To: All
Here is a copy of the amended call for the special session that Jeb issued today on Monday, Oct. 20th. Note, it doesn't say anything about "Terri's Bill". This is exactly what I heard read on the house floor over the internet today.

He really does care. /sarcasm


PROCLAMATION
State of Florida
Executive Office of the Governor
Tallahassee
WHEREAS, on October 9, 2003, I called a Special Session commencing at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2003, and extending through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2003; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of this Special Session is to convene the Legislature to consider legislation relating to the use by the State of Florida of one-time only funds provided as part of the President's economic stimulus package for use in several major new and existing economic development opportunities; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the people of the State of Florida to expand the scope of the call for this Special Session;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEB BUSH, Governor of the State of Florida, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by Article III, Section 3(c)(1), Florida Constitution, do hereby proclaim as follows:

The call to the Legislature of the State of Florida for this Special Session is expanded for the sole purpose of considering the following:


Legislation to reenact the Biomedical Research Trust Fund in the Department of Health, which serves as a repository for funding for research grants relating to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of diseases.


Legislation creating exemption from public records and open meeting requirements for certain information held by the Scripps Florida Funding Corporation and the Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development; and legislation amending the public records exemption of Section 288.1067, Florida Statutes, to include the Economic Investment Mega Fund program.


Legislation to appropriate the one-time unclaimed lottery prize ($30.1 million cash value) to the Dr. Philip Benjamin Matching Grant Program for Community Colleges and to the University Major Gifts Program.


To consider and pass by joint resolution the interim state redistricting plan entered by the federal court to remedy the objections of the Department of Justice under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.




IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be affixed to this Proclamation convening the Legislature in Special Session at the Capitol, this 20th day of October, 2003.

427 posted on 10/20/2003 1:35:14 PM PDT by A. Patriot
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
"Was it an email hoax?"


If it was, the American Life League was also taken in by it.


Terri Schiavo Sentenced to Slow, Painful Death, Says ALL; Fla. House Speaker to Introduce Emergency Bill to Save Her Life
10/20/03 3:00:00 PM



To: National Desk
Contact: Joe Giganti of the American Life League, 703-928-9695; e-mail: jgiganti@all.org; Web site: http://www.all.org
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- American Life League, the nation's largest pro-life educational organization, denounces the inhumane death sentence that has been foisted upon Terri Schiavo. "By the rules of war and the Geneva convention such actions-death by starvation-would be harshly condemned and punishable in an international court," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. "Yet America yawns in apathy as a Florida judge does the very same thing to one of our own citizens while citing his distorted view of 'compassion.' This is an outrage."
In the wake of such judicial arrogance, State House Speaker Johnnie Byrd (R-Plant City) is expected to introduce a bill at today's special legislative session of the Florida legislature to impose an immediate moratorium on all imposed dehydration and starvation deaths. "We are happy to see that someone is willing to take this atrocity seriously, and hope that Rep. Byrd and the rest of Florida's elected officials will not rest until they have saved the life of this severely disabled defenseless American citizen, Terri Schiavo," Brown explained. "We pray that the legislature will pass 'Terri's Bill' and put an end to such inhumane, barbaric acts. If they fail to pass this bill, Gov. Jeb Bush must intervene to save Terri's life."
While Brown is encouraged by some of the positive steps being taken on Terri Schiavo's behalf, she notes a serious void in leadership within the Florida Catholic Conference of Bishops. "Most stunning throughout this lengthy, three-year battle to save Terri Schiavo's life has been the lack of consistent action by Florida's Catholic bishops, especially Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg. It is inexcusable that these shepherds find it acceptable to sit by virtually silent while one of their flock is being brutally and publicly murdered." In reference to the inadequate statements the bishops have issued, Brown said, "I am reminded of Christ's admonition to the Pharisees in Matthew 24. 'Blind guides' appears to be a fitting description of shepherds who have not taken the first meaningful public step to stand between this young woman and her executioners. The Florida bishops' silence has sent a clear message that they lack the courage to stand against this injustice."

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=144-10202003
428 posted on 10/20/2003 1:36:10 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, Terri will live.)
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To: A. Patriot
So this was alll a sham. What was Dobson talking about?
429 posted on 10/20/2003 1:37:00 PM PDT by isrul
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
Dr. Dobson just said that Terri's Bill wasn't introduced. That it was blocked by Sen. King. Dr. Dobson and Sean Hannity both say they have a call in to Jeb's office.
430 posted on 10/20/2003 1:37:17 PM PDT by lonevoice
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To: isrul
Sean AND Rev Dobson have calls into Gov Bush
431 posted on 10/20/2003 1:37:38 PM PDT by angelwings49
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To: A. Patriot
Could it be that Jeb Bush called for a special legislative session and people ASSUMED that there would be something pertaining to the Shiavo case involved?
432 posted on 10/20/2003 1:37:44 PM PDT by huck von finn
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To: angelwings49
Judicial Tyranny -- per Rev Dobson
433 posted on 10/20/2003 1:37:58 PM PDT by angelwings49
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To: angelwings49
THANK YOU!! Listening now!

Dobson is awesome!
434 posted on 10/20/2003 1:38:10 PM PDT by Humidston (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law)
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To: angelwings49
Dobson: "12 lawyers have said there are grounds for the governor to step in."

JEB BUSH -- where are you!!!!!
435 posted on 10/20/2003 1:38:50 PM PDT by angelwings49
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To: isrul
Hannity tells Dobson, "We have a call into his (Jeb's) office now."
436 posted on 10/20/2003 1:38:50 PM PDT by Graymatter
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To: All
Dobson: This is a smear on the entire state of Florida.
437 posted on 10/20/2003 1:39:44 PM PDT by angelwings49
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To: angelwings49
If they get through to him, which I doubt, Jeb will probably reintrate that what we really need is more living wills as he said yesterday in an email reply to FR summer.
438 posted on 10/20/2003 1:40:22 PM PDT by isrul
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To: All
Dr. Dobson just said that Terri's Bill wasn't introduced. That it was blocked by Sen. King
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Well, I know this is one side of the story, but according to Kings office and Byrds office, there was never such a bill to be presented. Alot of what Dobson has said is from Terris website.

I am not suggesting that Terris website is wrong, just pointing out what the other side of this is saying... they claim there never was a bill, therefore was never going to be presented.

Again, a sad sad day in Florida History
439 posted on 10/20/2003 1:42:40 PM PDT by Florida Mama
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To: isrul
More on Terri on Hannity & Colmes tonight...
440 posted on 10/20/2003 1:42:46 PM PDT by angelwings49
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To: angelwings49
Plug the book. Fade to black....Move on..
441 posted on 10/20/2003 1:43:05 PM PDT by isrul
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To: isrul
Hannity says he will have updates on Terri on his show tonight and will investigate whether or not this bill will ever be heard.
442 posted on 10/20/2003 1:43:14 PM PDT by lonevoice
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To: A. Patriot
"NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEB BUSH, Governor of the State of Florida, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by Article III, Section 3(c)(1), Florida Constitution, do hereby proclaim as follows:

THAT I AM THE BIGGEST WIMP IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!

So be it proclaimed, this 20th day of October in the year 2003."

(I'll crawl on my hands and knees for forgiveness if the next few hours prove Jeb to be a man.)
443 posted on 10/20/2003 1:44:03 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, Terri will live.)
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To: PeyersPatches
continued, talking about the husband...

Dobson: Michael won a $1 million malpractice that he pledged to use for her treatment then shortly after placed the DNR then consistently refused any medical therapy...there is a conflict of interest..."


Hannity: Her dad told Michael's attorney to go ahead and sue him because they are claiming that Michael wants her dead so she can't talk.


Dobson: She isn't ON "artifical life support"


(I cannot type as fast as they talk!)


Dobson describing what happens w/out water...


Hannity & Dobson both have calls into Jeb's office. (Yeah me too!)


His lawyers say "no"; Dobson says 8th Amendment says "yes" (cruel and unusual punishment - and it's not even punishment!)


Dobson: When you consider that this woman is going to die and can't be brought back, it's going to be tough on jeb to find out he should have done something...call out the mitilia...do something....we just can't start killing people!"


Dobson: "Handicapped woman in Tn wrote in and <slammed Florida


Dobson: Surely someone will step in here and save this woman.


Dobson" Focus on family - we're trying to get the word out - call the State legislature & Governor and DEMAND


Dobson: "Jim King is helping to block this effort to save Terri"

Dobson; I do hope tens of thousands of people around the country intercede for a woman who can't speak on her behalf.

Dobson talks about Lindsey Oconnor who is there - uterus burst during birth - deep coma for 47 days - docs said she wouldn't survive and she came out and she's perfectly normal today. Terri at least deserves a right to have that possibility.

Hannity: And she's being denied her religious rights. She can't get last rights....

Hannity: We will have latest on Terri on Hannity: Colmes tonite and we'll try to find out if this bill will EVER make it to the legislature.

I think the segment is over.
I apologize for terrible spelling...
444 posted on 10/20/2003 1:44:08 PM PDT by PeyersPatches
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To: All
I'm at a total loss of words right now... I said in a post last week that I've always believed in my God and my Government... now I'm not so sure who or what I believe in anymore. I just can't believe something like this is happening in this country. I'm just angry, frustrated, and... very sad.
445 posted on 10/20/2003 1:44:32 PM PDT by angelwings49
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To: Florida Mama
Well, I know this is one side of the story, but according to Kings office and Byrds office, there was never such a bill to be presented. Alot of what Dobson has said is from Terris website.

I am not suggesting that Terris website is wrong, just pointing out what the other side of this is saying... they claim there never was a bill, therefore was never going to be presented.

Wait a minute...wasn't Byrd the one who supposedly drafted the bill? And his office said there never was such a thing?

446 posted on 10/20/2003 1:45:25 PM PDT by huck von finn
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To: Florida Mama
I would tend to discount what politicians tell us. We all know how they can lie. Al Frankan (sp?) wrote his liar book about the wrong side of the coin - calling conservatives liars, IMHO.
447 posted on 10/20/2003 1:45:31 PM PDT by Humidston (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah; Republic; *Death Cultivation; Lucius Cornelius Sulla; Carry_Okie; ...
Canticle of Deborah's note below reveals the Establishment's latest incremental (thin enterring wedge) advance prying us up from our "protection of innocent human life" credo.

I've added key highlighting to her analysis.

Please note that this is occurring under GOP control of the Statehouse and the legisture. Is this the state with the largest elderly population in the nation? Hmmm?

Don't you wonder yet how much of DemonRat Lite can we -- er -- live with?

Why isn't it clear yet how much easier it should be to elect REAL, CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS? People's lives, and rescuing the American Ethic, depend upon that recognition.

448 posted on 10/20/2003 1:46:10 PM PDT by Avoiding_Sulla (You can't see where we're going when you don't look where we've been.)
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To: Deo volente
I'll crawl with you Deo!

Hubby just came in to listen to Dobson's interview. As hubby was leaving the room, he said Jeb is just an "empty suit."

Right now I agree.
449 posted on 10/20/2003 1:46:57 PM PDT by Humidston (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law)
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To: Florida Mama
Dr. Dobson just said that Terri's Bill wasn't introduced. That it was blocked by Sen. King


Other than the killing of Jesus Christ, I do not believe I have seen people so intent on murdering one human being as they are with Terri Shiavo.
450 posted on 10/20/2003 1:47:21 PM PDT by PeyersPatches
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