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BREAKING NEWS ~ Judge blocks Schiavo feeding tube pull pending delayed hearing

[JURIST] WTSP-TV 10 in Tampa is reporting that the chief judge in Pinellas Country has issued a temporary stay on the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube past 1 PM ET until Judge Greer can be located for a 1:15 PM hearing (rescheduled from 12:30 PM) on the effect of subpoenas issued in the case [JURIST report].

Meanwhile live video from WTSP continues to show protestors both opposing and supporting the removal of the feeding tube milling around outside the hospice. WTSP reporter Bill McGinty notes that the numbers are less than right-to-life groups had hoped, but he says the number is likely to increase into the thousands if the tube in in fact removed. If the removal is carried out, some protestors have vowed to try and enter the hospice with symbolic food and water.

1:11 PM ET - ABC-TV in Tampa now has an updated report on the stay pending the location of Judge Greer.

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