here we go again!
well it appears a certain governer has to keep his name in the limelight
direct from the AP wires:
"BC-Governor-Schiavo 2ndLd-Writethru 06-17 0546
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Gov. Bush says prosecutor will investigate accusation of delayed
911 call for Schaivo
By The Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday that a
prosecutor has agreed to investigate why Terri Schiavo collapsed 15
years ago, citing an alleged gap in time from when her husband
found her and called 911.
In a letter faxed to Pinellas-Pasco County State Attorney Bernie
McCabe, Bush said Michael Schiavo testified in a 1992 medical
malpractice trial that he found his wife collapsed at 5 a.m. on
Feb. 25, 1990, and he said in a 2003 television interview that he
found her about 4:30 a.m. He called 911 at 5:40 a.m.
"Between 40 and 70 minutes elapsed before the call was made,
and I am aware of no explanation for the delay," Bush wrote. "In
light of this new information, I urge you to take a fresh look at
this case without any preconceptions as to the outcome."
McCabe was out of state Friday and couldn't immediately be
reached for comment, but Bush said McCabe has agreed to his
Michael Schiavo's attorney, George Felos, did not immediately
return a telephone call seeking comment from The Associated Press.
But on Wednesday he said his client didn't wait to call for help.
He said his client has conceded that he confuses dates and times.
Felos has said that if Michael Schiavo had not called 911
immediately, as Bush and others allege, Terri Schiavo would have
died that day.
"There is no hour gap or other gap to the point Michael heard
Terri fall and called 911," Felos said. "We've seen the baseless
allegations in this case fall by the wayside one by one ... That's
what I would call it, a baseless claim to perpetuate a controversy
that in fact doesn't exist."
Terri Schiavo died March 31 from dehydration after her feeding
tube was disconnected at her husband's request, despite
unsuccessful efforts by her parents, Bush and others to keep her
An autopsy released Wednesday concluded that she had been in a
persistent vegetative state and revealed no evidence that she was
strangled or otherwise abused before she collapsed.
It left unanswered the question of why Terri Schiavo's heart
stopped, cutting oxygen off from her brain. The autopsy showed she
suffered irreversible brain damage and her brain had shrunk to half
the normal size for her age.
Bush's request was immediately criticized by some lawmakers.
"Enough is enough," said Democratic Sen. Ron Klein. "I don't
want to see it on TV any more, I don't want to hear politicians
talk about it. Let her be at peace."
Bush acknowledged in his letter that an investigation may be
"I understand that these events took place many years ago, and
that you may not be able to collect all the relevant records and
physical evidence. However, Mrs. Schiavo's family deserves to know
anything that can be done to determine the cause and circumstances
of her collapse 15 years ago," Bush wrote. "The unanswered
questions may be unanswerable, but the attempt should be made."
(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)