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  • SPENCER v HILLARY round 3::Opponent Is Put on the Spot Over Remarks About Clinton

    10/24/2006 1:16:02 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 10 replies · 681+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 24, 2006 | MARC SANTORA
    The two recent debates between Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and her Republican opponent, John Spencer, may have lacked fireworks. Yesterday, however, the race was set astir by remarks that Mr. Spencer reportedly made before the first debate — comments about Mrs. Clinton’s sexuality and physical appearance. . The columnist, Phil Reisman, said that he asked Mr. Spencer by telephone last week if he would use the debates to try to paint Mrs. Clinton as a liberal. “He said words to the effect of, ‘Well, you know me, words slip out, but I won’t call her a lesbian or anything,’ ”...
  • Mud in the face Clinton foe: 'Whew' she was hideous before 'work'

    10/23/2006 4:28:52 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 77 replies · 3,178+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 23rd, 2006 | New York Daily News
    Hillary Clinton's Republican challenger is getting personal and it's not pretty: He says the senator used to be ugly - and speculates she got "millions of dollars" in plastic surgery. "You ever see a picture of her back then? Whew," said John Spencer of Clinton's younger days. "I don't know why Bill married her," he said of the Clintons, who celebrated their 31st anniversary this month. Noting Hillary Clinton looks much different now, he chalked it up to "millions of dollars" of "work" - plastic surgery. "She looks good now," he said.
  • Hillary Second Debate: Adheres to Script as Rival Turns the Spotlight to Possible National Ambitions

    10/22/2006 10:21:18 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 9 replies · 702+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 22,2006 | PATRICK HEALY
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton mixed presidential gravitas and familiar talking points in the second and final debate of her re-election race yesterday, assertively challenging Bush administration policy on Iraq, Iran, and North Korea while carefully defending her own record on abortion rights. As in the first debate on Friday against her Republican challenger, John Spencer, a former mayor of Yonkers, Mrs. Clinton’s poise bordered on the monochromatic: She offered no new big ideas about the future of New York, she appeared engaged and mostly unflappable, and she used language that fell somewhere between safe and scripted.
  • Open Letter to Michael Schiavo (Fr Pavone to read to worldwide audience tomorrow morning)

    03/25/2006 11:37:45 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 100 replies · 1,827+ views
    USNewswire - Priests for Life ^ | Father Frank Pavone
    3/25/2006 8:38:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Jerry Horn of Priests for Life, 540-220-0095 WASHINGTON, March 25 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, and an eyewitness to Terri Schiavo's final hours, released the following open letter to Michael Schiavo tonight. Fr. Pavone will read it to a worldwide audience on an internationally broadcast religious service on Sunday morning, March 26: A year ago this week, I stood by the bedside of the woman you married and promised to love in good times and bad, in sickness and health. She was enduring a very...
  • Michael Schiavo forms a PAC

    12/07/2005 7:46:05 AM PST · by ceoinva · 70 replies · 1,606+ views
    Terripac ^ | 12/07/05 | ceoinva
    "Terri Schiavo's husband starts a PAC devoted to defeating the Bible-thumping politicians who used his comatose wife as a football." (Salon)
  • Opposing lawyers share thoughts on Schiavo case

    10/01/2005 6:32:54 AM PDT · by topher · 631 replies · 6,866+ views
    Palm Beach Daily News ^ | October 1, 2005 | Michele Dargan
    The only issue that David Gibbs can ever remember Jesse Jackson and Rush Limbaugh agreeing on was the fact that Terri Schiavo should remain alive. ... Gibbs called removing Schiavo's feeding tube "barbaric and uncivilized." Florida law does not allow the starvation of animals and the constitution does not allow the starvation of convicted murderers, he said. ... Felos said faith-based organizations, religious leaders, priests and rabbis distorted the facts in the Schiavo case. ...
  • Michael Schiavo to Tell His Side of the Story in Book

    09/18/2005 1:25:48 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 222 replies · 3,548+ views
    AP ^ | 9/18/05
    Michael Schiavo is co-writing a book with author Michael Hirsh to tell his side of the end-of-life case that divided much of the country. Schiavo's wife Terri suffered a brain injury in 1990 that left her in what some doctors called a "persistent vegetative state." She died March 31 after a bitter court battle between her husband and her parents. Hirsh expects the 280-page book, "Terri: the Truth," to be available just before the first anniversary of Terri's death. Dutton Publishing publicity manager Jean Anne Rose confirmed that the company is publishing the book in March. Michael Schiavo's decision to...
  • Ten Year Old, Arrested for Giving Food to Terri Schiavo, Apologizes

    09/01/2005 9:51:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 1,405 replies · 13,831+ views
    LifeSite ^ | August 31, 2005
    LifeSiteNews.com Wednesday August 31, 2005 Ten Year Old Arrested for Giving Food to Terri Schiavo Apologizes TAMPA BAY, August 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Ten year-old Joshua Heldreth, the eldest of eight children, was arrested on Good Friday of this year for trespassing while attempting to bring a drink of water to Miss Terri Schaivo.  Days later Schiavo died of intentional dehydration.  In court Joshua pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 25 hours of community service and ordered to write an apology for his actions.The boy whose arrest photo was splashed on front pages of newspapers across the nation wrote in...
  • Michael Schiavo Poised To Sue Caregivers

    08/10/2005 10:38:54 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 719 replies · 11,721+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 8/10/05 | David Sommer
    CLEARWATER - Michael Schiavo has asked a court to waive the two-year statute of limitations on filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against one or more of his deceased wife's caregivers. Terri Schiavo, 41, died March 31 after her feeding tube was removed after a seven-year court battle. Schiavo's attorney in this case, Mark Perenich, said he was not able to discuss the proposed lawsuit behind Tuesday's request for an extension of the two-year statute of limitations. By law, medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within two years of the alleged misconduct unless an extension is granted. In October 2003, Terri...
  • Judicial comment sets Crist apart

    07/31/2005 3:38:47 AM PDT · by amdgmary · 720 replies · 7,778+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | July 31, 2005 | STEVE BOUSQUET
    TALLAHASSEE - It was one of the shortest speeches of Charlie Crist's career, but as a campaign for governor unfolds, it may prove to be one of the most memorable. Two weeks ago, the Republican attorney general and candidate for governor gave a late-night speech to a roomful of lawyers in Miami where he referred to the judges in the Terri Schiavo case as "heroes." Crist insists he wasn't endorsing court rulings that prevented the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube from being reconnected, but critics view it differently. And by appearing to break his silence in the Schiavo case, Crist has...
  • The Schiavo Autopsy Results: Terri Dailies July 6

    07/06/2005 10:50:06 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 1,731 replies · 18,027+ views
    Accuracy in Media-Media Monitor ^ | July 6, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    Several bloggers have drawn attention to a strange lead in a Washington Post story about the Terri Schiavo autopsy results. The June 16 Post story by David Brown said that "Terri Schiavo died of the effects of a profound and prolonged lack of oxygen to her brain on a day in 1990, but what caused that event isn't known and may never be, the physician who performed her autopsy said…"
  • Something MUST Be Done Today for Terri Schiavo (Rescue Her Today!)

    03/23/2005 2:47:26 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 370 replies · 6,518+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 3/23 | self
    I wrote this to a FReeper earlier. She was feeling much frustration with many here I believe because of what was, in her mind, a careless disregard for morality and the well-being of an innocent and quite defenseless girl, Terri Schiavo.The intelligent and good FReeper was at the point of wanting to leave FR. So I wrote her:*****Don't go, please. You're one of the folks here with a real good heart and very strong feelings. That is a very good combination. Don't go ........I'm getting a feeling (or a wish) that today (Wednesday) the Federal marshals or some others are...
  • The Right to Die

    03/15/2005 3:07:28 PM PST · by ntnychik · 118 replies · 1,652+ views
    Abc news/ Nightline ^ | March 15, 2005 | abcnews
    March 15, 2005 — Fifteen years ago, Terri Schiavo's heart stopped due to a chemical imbalance, and she suffered severe brain damage as a result. Tonight in an exclusive interview: her husband, Michael Schiavo on his fight to have her feeding tube removed. CLEARWATER, Fla. Feb 26, 2005 — It's been 15 years since Terri Schiavo's heart stopped beating for several minutes, causing severe brain damage that put her into what doctors call a persistent vegetative state. For almost seven of those years, her husband Michael has been fighting to stop her feedings, arguing that she didn't want to be...
  • Participate in Terri Schiavo's Birthday, December 3, With prayer, Mass Intentions, Cards and Notes

    11/20/2003 10:16:19 PM PST · by Coleus · 265 replies · 1,428+ views
    REPOST WITH CORRECT ADDRESS FOR THE HOSPICE-please ping your Terri lists From www.Terrisfight.org Terri's Birthday: Terri's Birthday is December 3rd. So many people have contacted us, recently, to ask how they may participate. We are so delighted that so many people want to help Terri enjoy her special day and we appreciate the kindness that people have shown to Terri. Because Terri's husband does not permit her to have flowers in her room, we ask that you consider doing something else that would be as meaningful. Here are some things you can do: If you can come to Florida,...
  • FR Birthday Card: Greetings, Prayers for Terri Schindler-Schiavo

    11/30/2003 4:09:05 AM PST · by cyn · 79 replies · 1,144+ views
    the hearts and minds of freepers | 11/30/03 | various freepers
    The intention of this thread is to gather the greetings, prayers, and well-wishes of all who share a concern and love for Terri Schindler-Schiavo. These can then be printed out to be given to Terri’s family. So many have posted here about Terri over the last several years! Please come back for a moment to ‘sign a card’ that will be given to Terri on her birthday Dec. 3 at the hospice in Pinellas Park. Leave a prayer or greeting if you’d like. Thanks to all who have been concerned for Terri and have been motivated to act on her...
  • Terri's Fight - (Daily Thread/Updates)

    12/04/2003 3:31:09 PM PST · by sweetliberty · 944 replies · 3,986+ views
    Various | December 4, 2003 | sweetliberty
    (Thread 11) Link back to thread 10 (Nov. 24-30) .Contained in Thread 10: Who can be a guardian, 1993 letter from Bob Schindler to Michael Schiavo, Palm beach Post editorial and FReeper response, T'wit's song about Schiavo and Felos, transcript of Lee Webb's (CBN) interview with Kate Adamson, partial timeline of Terri's case, the story of Martin and Anne Shapiro and the report on Terri's birthday party, . Click on pic for Terri's website . 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...
  • Terri's Fight - (Daily Thread/Updates) November 24-30

    11/23/2003 7:28:36 PM PST · by sweetliberty · 455 replies · 2,299+ views
    Various | November 23, 2003 | sweetliberty
    (Thread 10 - November 24-30) Link back to thread 9 (Nov. 19-23) .Contained in Thread 9: Carla Iyers testimony, Terri's 1990 physical exam and treatment plan, contact information for Judges Demers, Greer and Baird, judicial misconduct and how to report it, address to send cards for Terri's birthday, contact information for Bernie McCabe, link to friend of the court brief filed on behalf of Florida legislature, police report following Terri's collapse and Michael Schiavo: Profile of a Sociopath. . Click on pic for Terri's website . This thread serves as a place for posting all new general information and...
  • It's Not Only About Terri Schiavo

    11/22/2003 11:44:49 AM PST · by sweetliberty · 65 replies · 1,166+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | November 21, 2003 | Nat Hentoff
    People already have the right to refuse unwanted treatment, and suicide is not illegal. What we oppose is a public policy that singles out individuals for legalized killing based on their health status. This violates the Americans With Disabilities Act, and denies us equal protection of the laws. Disability opposition to this ultimate form of discrimination has been ignored by most media and courts, but countless people with disabilities have already died before their time. —Not Dead Yet: The Resistance, a disability rights organization, Forest Park, Illinois, October 28, 2003 In 1920, a prominent German lawyer, Karl Binding, and a...
  • Decision on Paralyzed Florida Woman Expected Within Weeks

    04/08/2003 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 19 replies · 232+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | April 8,2003
    Tampa, Florida, Apr. 08 (LifesiteNews.com/CWN) - The lawyer for severely handicapped Terri Schiavo is making a last effort to convince the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Florida to overturn a circuit judge's order that the woman's feeding tube should be removed so that she will be "allowed to die." Her husband, Michael, has been battling to secure her death for years -- even though his wife's parents insist that if proper treatment were resumed (her husband stopped it) Terri would again show signs of improvement as before. The decision is expected in the next few weeks. "The fact that...
  • Governor Seeks New Trial Over Brain Damaged Woman's Wishes

    11/19/2003 4:13:47 PM PST · by sweetliberty · 414 replies · 590+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | November 19, 2003 | Vickie Chachere
    Gov. Jeb Bush fired a volley of legal shots Wednesday at the husband of a brain damaged woman who is at the center of a right to die case, saying there needs to be a jury trial on whether Terri Schiavo wanted to be kept alive artificially. The governor also sought to remove Pinellas Circuit Court Judge W. Douglas Baird from hearing the constitutionality of the new law enacted to keep Terri Schiavo alive after her feeding tube was removed last month. In yet a third legal filing, the governor argues that Terri Schiavo's rights under the Florida Constitution are...