IT'S A WEEKEND, BUT IT AIN'T GONNA BE SLOW
The latest items in the Schiavo case from Friday and overnight:
--- Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge George Greer is expected to rule early today on the latest motion by Bob and Mary Schindler, Mrs. Schiavo's parents, to rehydrate Terri. The claim is that she attempted to vocalize that she wanted to live on the day her feeding tube was removed.
--- Another nutcase is busted. A North Carolina man was arrested by FBI agents for allegedly promising in an e-mail sent to some Florida media outlets a $250,000 bounty on Michael Schiavo, and a $50,000 bounty for the "elimination" of Judge Greer. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that Richard Alan Meywes, whose political affiliation is independent, was charged with murder for hire and the transmission of interstate threatening communications. His first court appearance is scheduled for Monday in Asheville.
--- The Department of Children and Families' abuse hotline has been clogged with calls from people concerned about Terri Schiavo, making it difficult for legitimate abuse reports to get through.
--- The battle may even extend after Terri's death over what happens to her remains. Michael has said that his wife would be cremated, with the remains to be buried in a family plot in the Philadelphia area. The Schiavos and Schindlers are originally from that region. Needless to say, the Schindlers oppose those plans. Sounds like the litigation will not even come close to ending after Terri is gone, and I'm guessing civil litigation as well.