Daniel Kevin Subra (updated 4/1/04 @ 1:20 PM CST)

Daniel has made quite a stir already. As our 13th child, born March 26th of this year, he's already made quite a splash in the news in quite a few places. The local Channels 8 and 13 interviewed Jane at the hospital, and Channel 8 followed us home and interviewed some of the other children and myself. From there, we've had what I would call a pre-interview with CBS (morning show), and this morning, I was interviewed live over the phone on a radio station in Raleigh, NC. Our local TV station published the information on it's site (theiowachannel.com), and apparently it's sister stations spread it across the US on other sites (information on the sites is almost identical):

Apparently (as our Hannah has discovered), the story was syndicated through the IBS Network (http://www.ibsys.com/index.html), a network of around 65 stations. If you go to each web site, and add /family/2961770/detail.html to the end of it, the story is there... Hannah analyzes:

Seems it could be a feature of every site on the IBS Network, which translates to possible mentions in 31 states (AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TX, WA, and WI) every state in the Union excepting AK, AL, AZ, DE, ID, KS, ME, MT, ND, NJ, OK, OR, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT, WV, and WY.

The information on the sites is erroneous in many ways:

  • Our oldest is a daughter who is 21, who is married and has a daughter, not a son
  • Daniel was greeted by only 10 of his siblings, as his oldest brother is in Texas (Air Force training) and his oldest sister was not present
  • Jane home schools only 7 of the kids right now, as 3 have graduated, and 3 are yet too young for school (counting Daniel), though technically, everyone at home is in the school of hard knocks!

And this all started when the anesthesiologist (whoa) at the hospital asked if he could talk to the hospital PR department about us...



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