YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
Fla. Gov. Orders Feeding Tube Reinserted
a law rushed through the Legislature only an hour earlier,
Gov. Jeb Bush ordered a feeding tube reinserted Tuesday into
a brain-damaged woman at the center of one of the nation's
longest and most bitter right-to-die battles.
parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, have fought for their daughter's
life tenaciously, spending virtually every dime they have.
But over five years, the courts, one-by-one-by-one, turned
their backs. And despite testimony by credible medical experts
that Terri might still relearn to eat by mouth, Judge Greer
refused to even allow her that opportunity. Terri's feeding
tube was pulled, per Judge Greer's order, on October 15, 2003.
Woman Gets Liquids After Bush Order
fight over the life of a comatose woman took a dramatic twist
when a hospital began rehydrating her on orders from Gov.
Jeb Bush after 11th-hour action by the Legislature. The lawyer
for the woman's husband said angrily Wednesday that she was
"literally ... abducted from her deathbed."
kept from receiving visitors
has ordered that the hospital may not permit any visitors
for Terri, including her parents and siblings. As of 8.00
am (ET) Wednesday morning, Terris immediate family is
not allowed to visit her and is not permitted to have any
information regarding her physical condition.
Birth Abortion Ban Goes to Bush
is an enormous day. It's been a long seven-year fight about
the issue of partial birth abortion," said Sen. Sam Brownback,
R-Kan. He was a leader of the drive to end abortions, generally
carried out in the second or third trimester, in which a fetus
is partially delivered before being killed
Festival, Favorite of Children, is Rooted In Paganism...more
authentication for passports & ID cards
Contactless, FASVER, and IER have announced their partnership
in the development of 'IFI' (Intelligent Film for Identification)
- an RFID-based authentication solution for official documents
such as passports, travel visas, and identity cards.
is resolute in his defense of the Patriot Act
opposition to the anti-terrorism legislation passed in response
to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has put Attorney General John
Ashcroft on the defensive.
Act produces ethnic group protests
group leaders met this week in Chicago, protesting provisions
of the Patriot Act they say infringe on civil liberties and
target people by race.
UN Gun Control for the US
3125 would prohibit U.S. taxpayer dollars from being used
support or promote any United Nations' actions that could
in any way infringe on the Second Amendment.
Won't Join Anti-Terror Database
cost and privacy concerns, state officials backed away from
an anti-terrorism database that officials initially considered
joining -- a decision that makes Georgia the sixth state to
abandon the Matrix project.
won't give driver data to Matrix
will not send confidential driver records such as citation
histories, addresses and license plate numbers to Matrix,
the controversial multistate crime-fighting database, Gov.
Sonny Perdue ordered Tuesday.
memo: A grim outlook
United States has no yardstick for measuring progress in the
war on terrorism, has not "yet made truly bold moves"
in fighting al-Qaeda and other terror groups, and is in for
a "long, hard slog" in Iraq and Afghanistan, according
to a memo that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld sent to top-ranking
Defense officials last week.
derides US treaty offer
tension between the US and North Korea worsened today, after
the Pyongyang government dismissed President George Bush's
offer of a nuclear treaty as a "laughing matter".
Saudi Arabia in secret nuke pact
and Saudi Arabia have concluded a secret agreement on "nuclear
cooperation" that will provide the Saudis with nuclear-weapons
technology in exchange for cheap oil, according to a ranking
Palace asks to see butler's book
family is asking to see an advance copy of an upcoming book
by Princess Diana's former butler and confidant. Buckingham
Palace says the publisher responded by sending excerpts to
Summit: Big US and Australian Money Behind Police State
Big Brother Controls in the Pacific Rim
the wake of the September 11 attacks and concerns about
aviation security, the APEC nations committed to the
advance passenger information network and the pooling
of information on "people of concern".
for single EU driving licence
new plastic card European licence would carry all information
on the driver on a microchip, but the Brussels Commission
rejected claims today that the move amounted to ``big brother``
Ordered for Media Coverage of Returning Coffins
March, on the eve of the Iraq war, a directive arrived from
the Pentagon at U.S. military bases. "There will be no
arrival ceremonies for, or media coverage of, deceased military
personnel returning to or departing from Ramstein [Germany]
airbase or Dover [Del.] base, to include interim stops,"
the Defense Department said, referring to the major ports
for the returning remains.
Donations Halted From Personnel Deployed To Iraq
Forces Information Services
A parasitic disease being spread by sand flies in Iraq has
prompted officials who oversee the military's blood supply
to implement a one-year donor deferral for military personnel
serving in that country.
soldiers fail to report for flights back to Iraq
least 28 soldiers have failed to report for flights back to
Iraq after two weeks of leave in the United States or to call
ahead with an explanation, US military spokesmen said Tuesday
Mellencamp Attacks President Bush In Open Letter
blasts the powers that be for demonizing as "anti-American
and unpatriotic" anyone who questions the policies of
the U.S. government and the war in Iraq. Mellencamp uses words
and phrases like "systematically lied to," "the
political 'hijacking' of Iraq," "this misadventure,"
and "the globe's leading bully.
Americans Ready for Food from Clones?
the country, companies have cloned at least 100 prize cattle
that are beginning to produce offspring that farmers hope
will generate the meat and milk of the future. But will they
make it to Americans' tables?
Microchip 'could do away with pills'
new microchip, which is just over a centimetre in length,
could provide a way of delivering exactly the right dose at
exactly the right time, therefore making the drug work as
well as possible.
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