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Family Heads Back To Court

Schindler family heads back to federal appellate court

As the clock ticks down on the life of Terri Schiavo, the parents of the brain-damaged woman are heading back to the federal appellate court system.

Just hours after a federal judge in Tampa refused to order Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted, Bob and Mary Schindler filed another appeal with the Eleventh US Circuit of Appeals in Atlanta this morning. The same court refused their case earlier this week, as did the US Supreme Court. A family spokesman has said their hopes may rest with Florida Governor Jeb Bush. He has ordered his legal team to scour state laws for a way to reconnect Schiavo's feeding tube.

One supporter of the woman's parents -- standing outside her Florida hospice -- said, "There's always hope" -- but added that he's "not being optimistic."

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