New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 2, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
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Ethan Blane Lindsay.Ethan Blane NBs first baby of 2004
After surviving World War II, bomber pilot Bob lays saysEACH DAY IS EXTRA
Syndicated columnist Ann Coulter laments the fight against Judge Ray Moore and the Ten Commandments. Page 4A
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New Braunfels, Canyon high school swimmers Stremel and Lucas hope to qualify for state championships. Page SA
By Dylan Jimdnez
After a neck-and-neck race, Ethan Blane Lindsay was the first baby born in 2004 at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
Kristi Lindsay gave birth at 1:38 p.m. Ethan was 21 inches long and weighed 8 pounds and I ounce.
About an hour after Ethan was bom, a girl was bom in a nearby room.
The two mothers were in labor all Wednesday morning.
Ethan’s father, Lynn, said the fun and excitement of the race to have the first baby of 2004 added a little pressure to the labor.
Ethan was originally due Christmas Day. Then the date was pushed back to New Year’s Eve.
The prospective labor kept the Lindsays “on baby watch” New Year’s Eve, Lynn said.
About 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Ethan started to get active. More than 14 hours later, Kristi and Ethan were exhausted, Kristi said.
“It’s been a long day,” Lynn added.
Ethan is the first grandchild of Larry and Sue Schwab.
“I’m just tickled he’s here," Larry said. “We are very blessed.”
Ethan will be taken home wrapped in a white flannel stocking made by the Texas Iota Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
Jeanette Edger, club member who made the stocking, is friends with Larry and Sue.
“It’s really nice to make the stocking for someone you know,” Felger said.
Ethan Blane Lindsay, the first baby born at McKenna Hospital in 2004. is the first child for Kristi and Lynn Lindsay
World War ll B-24 bomber pilot Bob Tays waits for fellow veterans Barney Bartels and Stanley Kohlenberg to arrive for their weekly get-together to talk about the war, fishing and hunting.
Fascination with planes led Tays to flight school
By Scott Mahon
Keep kids safe when surfing the Internet
Surf the Internet with children.
Place the computer in a visible location in a public room
Establish rules for Internet usage, including hours, content
Teach children not to give personal information
Instruct children never to respond to e-mail or chat messages that make
them feel uncomfortable
* Make sure children know not to agree to a face-to-face meeting with someone they meet online
Information is available at the Texas attorney generals Web site. cyber crime link at www oag state tx.us/ internet/inbhome shtml
By Dylan Jim6nez
The internet can be a fun and educational medium for children.
But unsupervised, children can put themselves in dangerous situations with just a few clicks of the mouse.
There recently were seven indictments in Bastrop of adults trying to lure girls into sexual situations, said Andy Shaw, SIU] Communications spokesman.
Comal County has had its own such cases.
A case in progress involves an Austin man who came down to visit a Smith
son Valley Middle School child.
More computers are sold in january than in any other month, Shaw said.
SIK], one of the country’s largest DSL providers with 3 million customers, has developed an online computer game that teaches children how to avoid Internet danger.
I he elementary level game is available at www.shc.com/safety.
The online game addresses one of the most frightening Internet dangers — sexual predators.
rile game teaches children not to give out their personal information.
See INTERNET, Page 3A
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DO IT AGAIN | FORA I MILLION | DOLLARS. |— Bob Tays
World War ll veterans Bob Tays, left, Barney Bartels and Stanley Kohlenberg share donuts and a laugh while reminiscing about old times. (Above) Tays. back row third from left, with his crew in 1944.
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Bob Tays was just 23 years old when he Hew his first B-24 bomber mission over Germany in 1944. By early 1945, he had flown 35 missions and logged more than 700 hours as a B-24 pilot. World War ll ended in May 1945.
Fays said every day he’s lived since has been “an extra day.”
“TVvo out of three men who went over there didn’t come home,” lays said Wednesday on the patio behind his home in New Braunfels.
lays chain-smoked cigarettes while wailing for two other World War ll veterans, Barney Bartels and Stanley Kohlenberg. The three men get together every week at lays’ home to talk about the war, fishing and hunting.
A large mail, Lays looked at some old World War ll photos of his B-24 crew members and tried to put on his old leather bomber jacket, which was too small.
“I’m the tall skinny kid in this photo,” he said with a laugh, as he pointed to a group of uniformed young men in a wornout black-and-white photo taken in I lavana, Cuba, in 1944.
As he reminisced about his war experiences, there was a mix of modesty and pride in his voice.
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