Saturday, March 12, 2005

Shutting Down the Power

"And then they shut down the power all along the line/
We got stuck in the tunnel where no lights shine . . .
We were waiting for the end of the world" -- Elvis Costello, "Waiting for the End of the World"

That pop song came to mind when we saw that there's a Texas man that hospital in Houston is looking to cut off someone's lifeline: HoustonChronicle.com - Court grants injunction for man on life support: "A Texas appellate court stopped St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital from removing life support Saturday for a 68-year-old man in a chronic vegetative state.

A three-justice panel of the 1st District Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to grant a temporary injunction to the family of Spiro Nikolouzos three hours before St. Luke's planned to turn off his ventilator and feeding tube. The panel set a hearing for Tuesday."
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