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Schiavo obituary placed on Internet by mistake

By STEVE BOUSQUET, CHASE SQUIRES, TAMARA LUSH and LUCY MORGAN
Published March 30, 2005


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CBSNews.com mistakenly placed an obituary of Terri Schiavo on the Internet late Monday, a human error the network said. The article was removed from the Internet after several hours early Tuesday.

CBSNews.com news director Michael Sims said Tuesday the network prepared the obituary in advance, customary in the news industry. The obituary was being stored in a file online, but it was not posted to the Web site. The article could, however, be found through search engines, he said.

Radio talk show host Glenn Beck posted the obituary to his Internet site Tuesday.

Governor again denies reports of showdown

TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Jeb Bush again on Tuesday denied reports of a showdown between police and state law enforcement over Terri Schiavo.

"I requested that FDLE in concert with the Department of Children and Families be prepared to enter, if that was going to be the option available to us," Bush told reporters. "Nothing more than that. And there was no confrontation."

The Miami Herald, citing unnamed sources, reported last week that agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement were on their way to seize Schiavo Wednesday when they were stopped by Pinellas Park police.

Circuit Judge George Greer issued an order that day prohibiting state agents from touching Schiavo after George Felos, Michael Schiavo's attorney, said two Pinellas Park police officers told him FDLE officers were escorting DCF to the hospice to take custody of Schiavo.

A spokesman for Bush told the St. Petersburg Times later that day that the state did not plan to forcibly remove Schiavo from the hospice without a court order.

On Tuesday, Bush criticized newspapers for relying on anonymous sources.

Story makes headlines all around the world

GUANGZHOU, China - In a bustling restaurant perched atop a busy square in southern China, a man sat at a table and read one of the country's many daily newspapers while eating a roast pigeon.

On the front page: Terri Schiavo's photo.

In recent days, her story has reached the far corners of the earth. In Hong Kong, the details of Schiavo's feeding tube removal were chronicled on English language television channels.

Even on mainland China, Schiavo's story was one of the lead stories in the top English language paper, the South China Morning Post.

[Last modified March 30, 2005, 01:04:14]


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