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[Surfnetkids Free Newsletter] Billy the Kid

Surfing the Net with Kids

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
3. Weekly Topic: Billy the Kid
4. Disappointing School Online Experience
5. Quote of the Week
6. Classified Ads
7. Subscription Management

#1. June 1, 2005

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

Friday is my birthday! I’ll start the day by having a latte with my friend Carol. Then I’m having lunch with my mom. Probably celebrate with family on Friday night. Then on Sunday, six of my girlfriends are taking me out to see a musical.

“Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” ~~ Samuel Ullman (1840 – 1924)

One more item before I sign off. Can you look at a special version of today’s column
and let me know if it looks okay to you, or if you have any trouble with it? We’ve made a few changes behind the scenes, and before taking the changes sitewide I want to make sure that the page works for all sorts of browsers, screen sizes, and computers. In other words, I want to make sure it works for YOU. Thanks.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"


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#3. Billy the Kid

by Barbara J. Feldman

Billy the Kid Printable (** for premium members only)

Western outlaw Billy the Kid (1859 – 1881) was born Henry McCarty in New York City. He moved to New Mexico with his parents in 1874, and began his life of crime three years later when he a shot a man in an argument. As a fugitive, he took part in a variety of skirmishes until April 1881, when he was captured, convicted and sentenced to be hung. Learn the rest of the story at today’s picks.

About Billy the Kid
Webmistress Marcelle Brothers has been a Billy the Kid afficionado for fifteen years. Her passion lead her to create this website and co-find the Billy the Kid Historic Preservation Society. Visit for several Billy the Kid biographies (short and long versions), a filmography, maps, photos, and a lively discussion board. The Fact vs. Myth section provides a good overview of some of the “hogwash written about Billy the Kid.” History vs. Young Guns dissects the popular Emilio Estevez movies, and explains which parts were not historically accurate.

America’s Story: Billy the Kid
This illustrated three-page article about Billy the Kid asks more questions than it answers, but I consider that a good thing. When you think of the old Wild West, what legendary outlaw comes to mind? What was the Wild West really like? Who was Billy the Kid? You can also explore other characters from the Gilded Age of American history (1878-1889) including Walt Whitman, Thomas Edison and Susan B. Anthony.

Discovery Channel: Billy the Kid Unmasked
Turn on your speakers to enjoy this multimedia biography of “celebrity outlaw” Billy the Kid. It can be navigated by the timeline at the top, or by clicking on the left and right pistols. Be sure to mouse around each episode, because additional surprises (such as songs and newspaper clippings) are hidden there. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll find links to Letters (correspondence between Billy and Governor Lew Wallace) and Bios (people who affected Billy’s life.)

… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Billy the Kid.

#4. Dissapointing School Online Experience

According to research performed by Grunwald and Associates (Children, Families and the Internet, Dec. 2003)
nearly half the kids and a third of parents “complain that kids don’t get enought online time at school.”

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#5. Quote of the Week

“I’m through accepting limits ‘cuz someone says they’re so. Some things I cannot change but ’till I try, I’ll never know!” ~~ Elphaba in the song “Defying Gravity” from the musical “Wicked” (music and lyrics written by Stephen Schwartz)

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#7. Subscription Management


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