The groundbreaking Cruzan vs. Missouri Department of Health case, the first right to die case to reach the U. S. Supreme Court, was among the cases cited in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rejection of Terri Schaivo's family's attempts to have her feeding tubes rejected. The panel's decision was announced a few moments ago.
The text for the opinion can be found at http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/ops/200511556.pdf
The Joplin Globe came through.
Its Wednesday morning edition includes a well-done feature on the late Don "The Entertainer" Clements by Jeremiah Tucker. I'm sure the Clements family and Clements' many fans will be pleased.
Former Globe staff writer Jim Suhr, now with The Associated Press. filed an informative feature on the late Carl Dewayne Graham, Jr., the Missouri Highway Patrol trooper who was murdered Sunday. The piece includes an interview with Graham's father. I have never been a big fan of interviewing the relatives of the deceased. I always believed there were other ways you could get a story, but Suhr handled it tastefully.
Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt will be faced with protests during three area stops Wednesday to discuss President Bush's Social Security plan.
The congressman is scheduled to be at Carthage at 11:30 a.m., Neosho at 1:30 p.m. and Joplin at 5 p.m.