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Greta Lauren

Shelby and Josh have chosen the name Greta Lauren for their beautiful new daughter born July 31, 2006 at Ketchikan General Hospital.

Birth Statistics
Weight: 7 pounds and 7 ounces
Length: 19 inches
Time: 1:29 pm
Date:Monday, July 31, 2006

Delivered by: Marta Poore, CNM
Baby's doctor: David Johnson, M.D.

Origin of the name Greta...
German diminutive of Marg - "Pearl"
July 31, 2006 - a day to remember

The Weather:

The sun rose over Ketchikan at 4:52 am and set at 8:52 pm
In the financial world
the Dow Jones closed at 11185.68
Minimum Wage was $7.15

and the prices of some big and little ticket items were

Loaf of Bread: $2.49
Gallon of Milk: $4.37
Average New Home: $185,000.00
New Car: $21,750.00
Gallon of gasoline: $3.24
Ketchikan: 8,460
U.S. Population: 303,510,598
In the world of entertainment this week
The top grossing movie was: "Miami Vice"
Greta Lauren shares her birthday with these other interesting people
1900 - Elmo Roper - American pollster who developed the first scientific survey methods for predicting outcomes of political races and who proved his methods by correctly and closely predicting Franklin Roosevelt's victories in three presidential elections.
1912 - Milton Friedman - American economist, foremost proponent of trade free of government intervention during the 20th century and winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Economics.

There have been some other notable events on this day in history

1790 - Samuel Hopkins of Vermont was awarded the first U.S. patent, his for a process for making potash and pearl ashes.
1792 - The cornerstone was laid for the first building built solely for the U.S. Government, the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.
1955 - Canadian athlete Marilyn Bell became the youngest person to successfully swim across the English Channel at age 17.
1971 - About eighty years after introduction of the automobile, American Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin took the Lunar Rover for a five mile spin on the surface of the moon.

Happy Birthday Greta
from your friends at
Ketchikan General Hospital.