Skip to comments.Terri's Fight - (Daily Thread/Updates) November 11-13
Posted on 11/10/2003 8:35:02 PM PST by sweetliberty
*Correction on thread 6. In the heading where it says, "contained in thread 4," it should read, "contained in thread 5."
Contact information for Judge Greer, probate documents listed for Terry and Michael Schiavo, article from April, 2001 when Terri's feeding tube was ordered by Judge Quesada to be put back in pending deposition of Cindy Shook Brashers, link to clip of Steve Schiavo calling in to Glenn Beck's program, link to information on Schiavo/Centonze property value, link to transcript of On the Record interview with Ken Connor, link to American Patriot Friends Network, link to hospicepatients.org website, article about the testimony of Trudy Capone, link to post about co-sponsor of Terri's Bill in the House, Frank Attkisson giving legal reasons for the need for intervention on Terri's behalf, link to Hospice Patients Alliance website, statement that 9 neurologists have said that Terri is NOT in a PVS, Washington, D.C.contact information via email/fax, summary of legal expenses that Schiavo paid out of the money awarded to him for Terris care and rehabilitation, also see chart here for summary of legal expenses, This Round to Terri, But Fight Not Over article in Catholic Standard & Times (10/23/2003), another article, Schindlers Wonder What Happened the Night Terri Collapsed form Catholic Standard and Times:, and a serious question that is raised and needs to be researched.
Also in thread 6 (breaking it down into 2 paragraphs due to the length): information on holdings of Jodi Centonze, was Terri beaten(?), liability claims against Terris doctors, chronology of cases against Michael Schiavo, Schiavo v. Bush, whos paying hospice(?), some quotes from George Felos book here and here, Jodi Centonze insurance connections, link to Village Voice article: Lying about Terri Schiavo, federal prohibition of use of funds for assisted suicide and euthanasia, the model husband according to George Felos (also see addition here), findings of Florida medical board on Dr. Hammersfahr and some facts about Judge Greer regarding this case.
This thread serves as a place for posting all new general information and references, along with links following Terri's case, plus information on cable news and talk radio shows dealing with the issue, court cases and press releases. This is also the place to post contact information, prayers and general discussion.
If you have something that qualifies as BREAKING NEWS or FRONT PAGE NEWS, please post it on a separate thread in that category in order to give it maximum exposure and then post a link to the article/thread here so that it will be included in the next update of links. Also, if you post links to articles from original sources and there is also a thread on FR, please link to the FR thread. Many original links become corrupt over time and we want to be able to access the information at will.
Terri's Parents File Amicus Briefs to Defend "Terri's Law"
Judge Rejects Bush Effort in Schiavo Case
Please Act On Behalf Of Terri Schiavo And Terris Law
Bush facing court test to defend Terri's Law
Brother Of Michael Schiavo Defends Life-Support Decision
Schiavo tapes: snippets, then not much
House speaker Byrd defends law keeping brain-damaged woman alive
Terri Schiavo's parents discuss their pain, heartache & resolve
I doubt they're big enough.
I'll have to look it up. I wish she would do a whole column on her case though. I wish more FReepers would write to her about it. I already did.
But, you'll like this one:
This months Conspiracyworld.com Black Boot Award winner is.............
Michael Schiavo, the husband of Terry Schindler-Schiavo has attempted to kill his wife since 1998 by having her feeding tube removed, an action that would result in her slow death by starvation and dehydration. Terri has been unable to talk for 13 years after her collapse in February 1990 at their home in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Oxygen to her brain was cut off for several minutes resulting in brain damage. This incident has never been satisfactorily explained. With no living will prepared, the court took Michaels word that she did not want to be a burden, and would wish to die. Michael sued Terris doctors for malpractice in 1992 and was awarded over $1.3 million dollars that was to be used for her care and therapy. Terris parents have been fighting Michael for 10 years over the lack of care and therapy for their daughter. Michael has repeatedly denied his wife therapy of any kind and has instructed her caregivers to keep Terri isolated as much as possible from family and friends. Michael has, however, spent over $400,000 dollars in attorney fees to have her life ended. http://www.conspiracyworld.com/index0008.htm
If you guys have a chance take a look at the Ann Coulter thread. Some FReepers will be attracted to it because of her name who may not know all the details of the case. Good column, Ann!
|Uniform Case||Pinellas Case||Section||Case Type||Type|
|Jury Trial||STIP||NOTH||Reason||Type Disp.|
|Filling Date||Appeal Date||Judg. Date||Reop Date||Docket Date|
|10 Docket Entries, 08/14/03 to 05/20/03|
|08/14/03||PLAINTIFF||COPY ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO DISMISS ETC||F|
|06/19/03||DEFENDANT||NOTICE OF HEARING 061803||F|
|06/18/03||DEFENDANT||NOTICE TO RELY UPON MOTIONS TO DISMISS||F|
|06/13/03||PLAINTIFF||AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING 061803 @ 1:30||F|
|06/09/03||PLAINTIFF||VERIFIED SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT||F|
|06/09/03||PLAINTIFF||DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL||N|
|05/27/03||PLAINTIFF||ORDER OF DISMISSAL AS TO COUNT II/III IN POR12774PG0053-004||F|
|05/23/03||PLAINTIFF||ORDER ON MOTIONS ETC||F|
|05/23/03||PLAINTIFF||ATTORNEY COVER LETTER||F|
|05/20/03||PLAINTIFF||NOTICE OF HEARING 061803 @ 9||F|
|NOTH||Notice of Hearing|
|Ver||Verified: F=Filed, N=Not Filed/Notice. There is no
case file document associated with a notice.
Yes, I think he hired Felos in May 1998, no?
I'd like to think that the letter I sent her made a difference, or at least the letters that WE sent her.
I pinged the list over there. It might be a good thread to get into some more discussion on because a lot of FReepers might pay attention because it is Anne.
Posted By: Frank
Date: Thursday, 13 November 2003, at 4:15 p.m.
Many people, groups, and the media have harshly critcized Jeb Bush and the Florida legistature for passing "Terri's Bill", claiming among other things that it is uncostitutional to pass a law that applies only to one person.
Consider this timeline:
May 1997 - Deborah Bushnell send a leter to Judge Shames (he was before Judge Greer) saying that the Schindlers should be involved in Terri's care during her final days (since Michael intends to move Terri to hospice and remove her feeding tube).
Aug. 1997 - Felos sends a letter to the Schindler's notifying them of pending action to remove Terri's feeding tube.
May 1998 - George Felos is hired and files a petition in Court to remove Terri's feeding tube.
April 6, 1999 - House Bill 2131 was introduced in the legislature by the Florida Elder Affairs & Long-Term Care Committee to amend Section 765 (Civil Rights) of the Florida Statutes. two weeks later, the legislature Committee on Judiciary recommmended that House Bill 2131 should also change the Section 765.101 legal definition of life prolonging procedures to add: "INCLUDING ARTIFICIALLY PROVIDED SUSTENENCE AND HYDRATION, WHICH SUSTAINS, RESTORES, OR SUPPLANTS A SPONTANEOUS VITAL FUNCTION".
Oct 1, 1999 - Senate Bill 2228 (formerly HB2131) becomes law changing Section 765.101 of the Florida Statutes to include the above.
Jan 24, 2000 - Trial begins to decided whether to remove Terri's feeding tube.
Feb 11, 2000 - Judge Greer orders that Terri's feeding tube can be removed.
If you followed the timeline, Felos filed a petition to remove Terri's feeding tube BEFORE the law was changed, and the trial began AFTER the law was changed (and Greer approved removal of the tube).
Why is that? Did the Florida legislature knowingly or unknowingly pass a law that would apply specifically to Terri? I don't think there were any other hotly contested "right to die" cases at that time. (The cases of Cruzan, Bludworth, and Browning were decided years before). I wonder who paid-off or influenced who to get the law changed?
And here's some very interesting reading that might help answer that question (link below). Scroll down about half-way to "They make it all possible".
They make it all possible:
Congressman Bilirakis congressman for many years. Now his son Gus Michael Bilirakis serves on the Suncoast Hospice Board of Directors.
There are actually three boards because there are profits and non-profits.
The salaries at the top are sky high."
Barbara Sheehan Todd also serves on the Hospice Board. She was a County Commissioner the same time (1980-98) Judge Greer was a Pinellas county commissioner from 1984-92.
Judge Greer was a zoning lawyer.
Atty George Felos sat on the Hospice Board Felos has been paid approximately $550,000.00 Judge Greer used to be on Hospice's Board too (ED: Chairman of the Board)
Martha Lenderman - outgoing chairman of hospice, chair for 2 years, is sister of Judge John Lenderman (Family Law Division with Judge Greer)
Richard M Jerger, Jr (was a president of Pinellas Independent Agents, Inc in 1990-1991) is a holder in the PHILADELPHIA CONSOLIDATED HOLDING CORP which bought out Jerger and Sons. insured mobile homes
Raymond Blacklidge is a registered lobbyist in the Florida Legislature who works for the Jerger Company. Blacklidge is a Business Partner to Richard Jerger, who is an Insurance Executive selling mobile home insurance in the state of Florida. Jerger somehow became the Business Partner to Michael Schiavo.
Jodi Centonze is Michael Schiavo's domestic partner and now mother of his 2 children.
Barry G. Wilkinson registered agent for Jerger Ins.
Judge Greer and Robert Wharrie (hospice) are on the same dicussion PANEL!! Almost at the bottom of the page
The Mcconihay Greer Connection Together on the board of "Suncoast Christian Camps Inc"... with GREER as registered agent..
The Damonte -Mcconihey connection
The Damonte - Mcconihay corp is called "Approved Management Corporation"...
Jonathan Damonte -lawyer for the Mobile home association, is connected to Greer through a business partner, Stephen McConihey
2nd Felon Gets 2nd Chance at Hospice
A payroll worker is the second employee the hospice hired in recent years despite a criminal record.
-After pleading guilty to felony grand theft in 2001 and being sentenced to five years of probation, (she used company credit card to use for work purchases to charge $7,791 for personal items before getting caught.) Karen Langan was looking for a new job.
-Another employee, Susan A. Wynn, pleaded guilty in Georgia to embezzlement in 1996 after admitting that she stole $370,000 from a public agency. Wynn, who served prison time and is on probation, works as an administrative assistant to the hospice's vice president of finance.
Link:St Petersburg Times Online
Based on his testimony promising rehabilitation services for Terri, in part, the malpractice jury awarded Mr. Schiavo $1,200,000.00, of which approximately $700,000.00 was placed in a trust fund for Terri's support and maintenance.
Terri has not been certified as "Terminally ill" as required by federal regulations for the use of federal funds for hospice care, yet has resided at Hopsice Woodside since March or April, 2000.
I am way past the blur stage. Who knew we would uncover so many complexities and turf wars between Hospice and former employees? This is a major legal-medical situation with political overtones without taking into account religious implications