(Extensions of Remarks - December 09, 2003)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E2525]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      WELCOMING ELANA HELEN KAPLAN


                             HON. DOUG OSE

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, December 8, 2003

  Mr. OSE. Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I announce the 
birth of Elana Helen Kaplan. Elana was born on Tuesday, November 18, 
2003 at Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia to my former Legislative 
Director, Jim Kaplan, and his wife Stacie.
  Almost exactly two and a half years ago I welcomed Elana's twin 
sisters, Shauna and Sierra, on the floor of this House.
  Today I join Shauna and Sierra in welcoming their baby sister Elana. 
Among the proud family members who join me in welcoming her are her 
grandparents: Dr. and Mrs. Jerold Kaplan of California, and Mr. and 
Mrs. Harold Rothman of Maryland. Stacie's sister, Ms. Amy Rothman, 
Jim's brothers, Lt. Scott Kaplan (USN) and Mr. Glenn Kaplan, Stacie's 
grandmother, Mrs. Doris Scherr, and Jim's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Bernard Schwartz also join me in this joyous welcome.
  These three little Kaplan girls owe much to this chamber, as Jim met 
their mother Stacie through a fellow congressional staff member and 
proposed during a tour of the Congressional dome in 1997.
  As the father of two daughters myself, I can only hope that these 
young ladies will continue to bring joy and pride to their family and 
to their community in much the same way my daughters brighten my life 
every day.