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  • Man who awoke from coma raises new questions about death of Terri Schiavo

    07/09/2006 7:59:40 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 59 replies · 2,067+ views
    .theindiancatholic. ^ | July 7 06 | the indian catholic
    The case of Terry Wallis, an Arkansas man who suddenly woke up from a 19-year long coma, has raised new questions about the death of Terri Schiavo, who died last year after a court ordered her feeding tube to be disconnected. Wallis fell into his coma in 1984 after a serious car accident. At the time he was 19. According to, the doctors who have studied the Wallis case have published their initial conclusions in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The report explains that during the car accident Walls’ nerve connections in his brain were severed, putting him in...
  • Live and Learn

    07/07/2006 8:02:24 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 224+ views ^ | 07-07-06 | Farah, Joseph
    Live and learn -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 7, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 During the Terri Schiavo debate, there were some cynics, including her estranged husband, who proclaimed the brain-injured woman had no chance to recover or even improve her condition. It would take a miracle, they said. And they didn't believe in miracles. Now a university study of a man who recovered after spending 19 years in a minimally conscious state is suggesting such miracles do happen. In 1984, 19-year-old Terry Wallis was thrown from his pick-up truck near his Massachusetts home. He was not found until about...
  • What's the difference between Terry and Terri?

    07/06/2006 12:39:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 103 replies · 2,385+ views ^ | 7/6/06 | Terence Jeffrey
    On a July evening 22 years ago, 20-year-old Terry Wallis climbed into a pickup truck with two friends and rode off down a rural Arkansas highway. He never came back -- or, more precisely, he never came back the same. The truck went off a bridge. One of Wallis' friends was uninjured; the other died. Wallis barely made it. First, he was in a coma, then in what doctors called a "vegetative state," and then in what they called a "minimally conscious state." He was paralyzed from the neck down and couldn't talk. His parents assumed legal guardianship from his...
  • Coma Recovery After 19 Years Poses Questions About Terri Schiavo

    07/05/2006 6:14:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies · 2,331+ views
    LifeSite ^ | July 4, 2006 | Peter J. Smith
    Mountain View, Arkansas, July 4, 2006 ( – On Monday The Journal of Clinical Investigation published new research on the recovery of a brain damaged man from his 19 years in a minimally conscious state, adding to the growing evidence that those with “hopelessly” severe brain injuries may be able to recuperate with therapy or other kinds of assistance. The Journal’s research focuses on the sudden recovery of Terry Wallis, who experienced a car wreck in 1984 when he was 19 years old. The accident sheared the nerve connections in his brain, putting him in a minimally conscious state (MCS)...
  • Legislator takes reins against assisted suicide

    06/22/2006 3:46:06 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 20 replies · 499+ views
    Catholic Sentinel ^ | 06/22/2006 | Ed Langlois
    Only a few politicos paid attention last month when Sen. Sam Brownback held a hearing on the way doctor-assisted suicide impacts society. No legislation emerged from the session. None is forthcoming this year. Major news media did not pick up on the item until weeks later. But during that May 25 meeting of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, those who oppose Oregon’s controversial experiment met their new legislative champion. Since the 2003 retirement of Sen. Don Nickles, the Catholic Republican from Oklahoma, it was not clear who would step in as chief opponent of assisted suicide. Brownback, a Kansas...
  • Terri Schiavo To, Again, Be Murdered At Upcoming U. Of Pennsylvania Symposium

    04/13/2006 8:11:15 PM PDT · by Jeremydmccann · 11 replies · 487+ views
    The American View ^ | John Lofton
    It looks like the murder of Terri Schiavo will continue at the University of Pennsylvania on April 30 when the University’s Center for Bioethics will hold a symposium titled “The Legacy of the Terri Schiavo Case: Why Is It So Hard To Die In America?” Terri, of course, did not simply “die.” She was murdered. Thus, if this Symposium was honest, it’s title would be “The Legacy of the Terri Schiavo Case: Why Is It So Easy To Be Murdered In America?” In any event, I say it looks Terri’s murder will continue because the panel at this Symposium is...
  • Michael Schiavo's statements make best case for Terri's Day movement

    03/27/2006 1:07:31 PM PST · by KevinNuPac · 4 replies · 539+ views
    Renew America ^ | March 27,2006 | Kevin Fobbs
    Michael Schiavo's statements make best case for Terri's Day movement Kevin Fobbs March 27, 2006 Michael Schiavo attempted to appear pious as he answered NBC Matt Lauer's question on what was Terri's wishes on end of life on Dateline Sunday evening. It was pure theater but what many viewers may have missed was the essence of Michael Schiavo's answer when he claimed Terri did not want to be a "burden" to anyone. Being a burden is why the court allowed her to be killed. Being a burden is now a mortal crime punishable by death. Didn't America hear the argument...
  • Michael Schiavo's side of the story [sicko' barf-ola ALERT]

    03/27/2006 6:46:17 PM PST · by XR7 · 295 replies · 3,763+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/27/06 | Matt Lauer
    CLEARWATER, FLA. - Michael Schiavo...has decided to tell his side of the story... Schiavo invited us to his home in Clearwater, Florida to talk...It’s all in his new book “Terri the Truth.” Matt Lauer: I guess you could’ve written a book to honor Terri. After reading it, it’s not really the book you wrote. This is a book that in some ways settles some scores, doesn’t it?Michael Schiavo: Oh yes, it does.Lauer: You did think about writing that honoring Terri book?Michael Schiavo: Oh yes, many times. This book does honor Terri in a way. It sets her free. It...
  • Michael Schiavo Caught in Serious Distortion of Truth on NBC Interview

    03/24/2006 2:33:29 PM PST · by topher · 234 replies · 5,649+ views
    Life Site News ^ | March 24, 2006 | John-Henry Westen
    Michael Schiavo Caught in Serious Distortion of Truth on NBC Interview By John-Henry Westen CLEARWATER, FLA., March 24, 2006 ( - Michael Schiavo, who ordered doctors to withhold food and water from his severely disabled wife Terri until she died, and his current wife Jodi were interviewed by NBC's Matt Lauer. Those exclusive interviews based on Schiavo's upcoming book "Terri: The Truth," are to be broadcast on "Dateline," Sunday, March 26 at 7 p.m.. Ironically, despite claiming to speak about 'the truth' concerning Terri, NBC's Lauer catches Schiavo in a serious distortion of truth as the interview begins. In the...
  • Terri Schiavo became victim of Michigan's Dr. Death

    03/22/2006 10:38:49 AM PST · by KevinNuPac · 49 replies · 1,744+ views
    Renew America ^ | March 21, 2006 | Kevin Fobbs
    Terri Schiavo became victim of Michigan's Dr. Death Kevin Fobbs March 21, 2006 He was an author of the macabre — an artist who relished in morbid artwork. A failed movie producer who perfected a machine in 1989 called "the Thanatron" — meaning "death machine" in Greek — which he used the very next year to usher in an era — a new era labeled for his moniker, "Dr. Death" inextricably tied to a new culture of death. Approximately 130 people became victims of his death machine — including one 27 year-old Floridian woman. Her name: Terri Schindler Schiavo who...
  • Pro-Life Lawmakers Take Exception With Ex-Justice O'Connor on Terri Schiavo

    03/20/2006 2:34:57 PM PST · by rhema · 11 replies · 718+ views
    Steven Ertelt ^ | March 19, 2006 |
    Pro-life lawmakers who came under attack from former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor over their criticism of Supreme Court decisions on abortion and Terri Schiavo are responding. They say she takes the wrong view that the high court should be insulated from a public upset with its decisions. Last week, O'Connor used a speech at Georgetown University to attack pro-life lawmakers who sided with Terri Schiavo's parents in their efforts to prevent their daughter's euthanasia death. She claimed a Congressional effort to have federal courts review the case was a first step towards a dictatorship. "We must be ever-vigilant...
  • New book chronicles Schiavo saga from family's perspective

    03/13/2006 9:28:40 AM PST · by george wythe · 9 replies · 816+ views
    AP ^ | Mar 13 2006
    TAMPA, Fla. One year ago, everyone was talking about Terri Schiavo. Few knew the 41-year-old severely brain-damaged woman, but they knew her name, from President Bush and Pope John Paul II to the millions of people who were riveted by the wall-to-wall news coverage of her final days. Now her family - parents Robert and Mary Schindler, brother Bobby Schindler and sister Suzanne Schindler Vitadamo - have collaborated on a new book that throws open the curtains on those desperate, emotional times as they fought to keep her alive and watched a private family feud culminate in a surreal public...
  • Appalling auction

    01/31/2006 7:01:30 PM PST · by amdgmary · 24 replies · 399+ views
    Bay News 9 ^ | January 31, 2005 | Chris Hawes
    A local hospice wants to know who is trying to sell Terri Schiavo's hospital gown on eBay. The eBay listing claims the gown was owned by Schiavo, the Clearwater woman who died 13 days after being removed from a feeding tube last year after a long court battle. Most people watched the saga of Schiavo's life and death and saw families hurting. But somewhere in America, one person watched and saw the chance to make a buck. The listing popped up on eBay Monday with the title, "Terri Schiavo's hospital gown." The seller claims the gown was worn by Schiavo...
  • Terri Schiavo’s Husband Re-Married in Catholic Church

    01/23/2006 2:43:23 PM PST · by madprof98 · 144 replies · 2,692+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 1/23/06 | Gudrun Schultz
    SAFETY HARBOUR, Florida, January 23, 2006 ( – Michael Schiavo, who had his disabled wife Terri killed last March by refusing her food and water, was re-married last Saturday in the Roman Catholic Church of Espiritu Santo in Florida. Schiavo married Jodi Centonze. He had two children with her during the years he worked towards achieving Terri’s death. Terri Schiavo was killed in March 2005, in spite of her family’s strenuous fight to prevent the removal of her feeding tube and water. Terri was left severely brain damaged after collapsing at age 26. Although medical authorities said she was in...
  • Storm over, Schiavo to remarry

    01/21/2006 2:03:21 PM PST · by amdgmary · 102 replies · 2,037+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | January 21, 2006 | KELLEY BENHAM
    They might have done this years ago, but he already had a wife. Michael Schiavo and Jodi Centonze applied for a marriage license in Pinellas County on Friday. She listed her last marriage as ending in divorce on March 29, 1989. He listed his as ending in death on March 31, 2005. Their relationship has long been a curious sidenote in the national right-to-die case of Michael's first wife, Terri Schiavo, who was in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years. Michael Schiavo, 42, has called Jodi Centonze his fiancee for at least six years, relatives said. They live together...
  • Terri Schiavo's former husband marries

    01/22/2006 11:35:40 AM PST · by LouAvul · 596 replies · 8,807+ views
    cnn ^ | 1-22-06
    SAFETY HARBOR, Florida (AP) -- Terri Schiavo's former husband has married his longtime girlfriend, friends and family members say. Michael Schiavo and his longtime girlfriend, Jodi Centonze, were wed Saturday at a church in Florida. The bride's brother says it was a very emotional ceremony. Schiavo's former wife, Terri, had suffered severe brain damage more than a decade ago and died last March after her feeding tube was removed. Michael Schiavo had argued his wife was in a vegetative state, and would not want to be kept alive artificially. ...snip..... The newlyweds first met in a dentist's office and began...
  • Terri Schiavo's Husband Remarries (Next "mercy" killing victim?)

    01/22/2006 9:08:37 PM PST · by JRios1968 · 4 replies · 483+ views
    AP Via FoxNews ^ | 22 Jan 2006
    SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. — Michael Schiavo, whose brain-damaged wife was at the center of a contentious end-of-life battle that played out on a worldwide media stage, has remarried, family members said. Schiavo married his longtime girlfriend Jodi Centonze on Saturday in a private church ceremony, said John Centonze, the brother of the bride. Schiavo's former wife, Terri, died in March after her feeding tube was removed. She had suffered irreversible brain damage after collapsing at age 26 in 1990. Terri Schiavo's parents and siblings fought for years to keep her alive, arguing that she had some level of consciousness. Florida...
  • Michael Schiavo Turning Terri into Poster Child for Euthanasia

    12/16/2005 6:22:20 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 61 replies · 2,121+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 17 December 2005 | Judie Brown
    It is frequently said that truth is stranger than fiction. In the case of Michael Schiavo, husband of the now deceased Terri Schiavo, this is precisely correct. You may recall that during the years that Terri Schiavo suffered from a debilitating condition, Michael worked very hard to acquire legal permission to kill his wife by denying her the basic human right of receiving food and water. He argued that she would not want to be fed through a tube. His view was that she actually died 12 years earlier, and that the person in the hospital bed was not truly...
  • 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)
  • The Silence Over Terri (Diana Lynn On Why She Must Not Be Forgotten Now More Than Ever Alert)

    12/02/2005 10:31:29 PM PST · by goldstategop · 101 replies · 1,541+ views ^ | 12/03/05 | Diana Lynn
    Terri Schiavo would be 42 today, if she had not been dehydrated to death per court order. Instead of the happy squeals and vocalizations the brain-damaged woman was known to utter, the deafening silence of loss haunts her loved ones on this anniversary of her birth. Many Americans prefer the silence. The very mention of the name, "Terri Schiavo," elicits groans from those "burned out" on what they view as simply an overblown news story. "I do not understand why you keep pumping the glory of her death," wrote one WND reader in response to continuing coverage of the familial...