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​​Kids' NEWSTIME—A sampler of the American children's daily newspaper that could be, first published in the early 1990's and restarted on November 4, 1995, with some interruptions afterward!   Kids, how many newspapers can you read a day? ....... This is today's final edition:

VOLUME XXI ………NUMBER 74.........JUNE 16, 2020

* News ...  New Hampshire Governor Christopher T. Sununu has announced that, following expiration of the state's coronavirus Stay-at-Home Order yesterday at 11:59 PM, along with the restriction on gatherings of 10 or less, indoor-movie theaters, performing arts, and amusement parks may not begin re-opening just yet; the Governor says that is planned for June 29.

* Business ...  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $220,000 to settle allegations that the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by refusing to provide consumers with complete records of transactions identity thieves made on consumers' accounts, and Kohl's is required to furnish consumers with the names and contact information of the identity thieves within 30 days.

* Sports... Major League Baseball (MLB) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that last season's last-place Detroit Tigers improved the depth of their team roster and progressed a long way to cement their defense through selections of six position players in the 2020 Draft, if their Draft picks sign by the August deadline.

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of hail, so far today, in North Dakota's Renville (area of Mohall) and Morton (general area of Glen Ullin) Counties and in Wyoming's Uinta County (general area of Leroy).  Check the map, kids!

* Other earth news... The National Earthquake Information Center (Golden, Colorado) reports that the two highest-magnitude quakes recorded earlier today were of magnitude 5.6 on the Asian mainland (43 miles from Khorugh, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) and 5.4 in the Red Sea (55.4 miles from Hurghada, Egypt).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 95 years ago: June 16, 1925—France's proposal of a security agreement with Germany, given France's alliance with Poland and Czechoslovakia, establishes conditions that Germany believes it cannot accept.

* A Quotation worth remembering... by Thomas Jefferson (3rd U.S. President): "The quiet of Europe at this moment furnishes little which can attract your notice, nor will that quiet be soon disturbed, at least for the current year. Perhaps it hangs on the life of the K. of Prussia, and that hangs by a very slender thread.  American reputation in Europe is not such as to be flattering to it’s citizens. Two circumstances are particularly objected to us, the nonpaiment of our debts, and the want of energy in our government.  These discourage a connection to us.  I own it to be my opinion that good will arise from the destruction of our credit.  I see nothing else which can restrain our disposition to luxury, and the loss of those manners which alone can preserve republican government.  As it is impossible to prevent credit, the best way would be to cure it’s ill effects by giving an instantaneous recovery to the creditor. This would be reducing purchases on credit to purchases for ready money.  A man would then see a prison painted on every thing he wished but had not ready money to pay for.—I fear from an expression in your letter that the people of Kentucké think of separating not only from Virginia (in which they are right) but also from the confederacy."  (Letter of January 25, 1786 to Archibald Stuart)

K.=King; it's-its; nonpaiment=nonpayment; want of energy=lack of strength or power; disposition to luxury=inclination to spend on things that are not necessary; republican government=representative government; credit=lending; creditor=lender; ready money=money the borrower can easily repay with; Kentucke=Kentucky; confederacy=Articles of Confederation.

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Continental Features/Continental News Service publishes work from a number of foreign correspondents: "Dateline: Middle East" by Norman Rubin (Israel); and "Assignment: UK/ Europe" by Steve Healey.

In addition, CF/CNS administers two newspaper-feature divisions: Champion Features and Spirit of '76 Features.  In doing so, we represent the quality features of award-winning travel columnist Ann Hattes("Travelers Checks"), retired American League pitcher David Frost ("Sports and Families"), one-time Hollywood Reporter Managing Editor Harley Lond ("OnVideo"), outdoor columnist Lee Snyder ("The Politics of Nature" and "Getting There From Here"), humor columnist Mike Krivyanski ("No Assignment Too Difficult"), Gary P. Salamone("Question Time With Public Figures"), Greg A. Anderson ("Report on Science"), Charles Hampton Savage ("News and Comment" and "Court Watch"), film critic Leslie Rigoulot ("Movie Talk"),  and Gary P. Salamone/Editor-in-Chief ("Continental Viewpoint").  

CF/CNS caters, in part, with our children's newspaper, on the one hand, and our cartoon line-up, on the other, to the younger generations of on-line and print newspaper readers.  Among the fine newspaper feature cartoonists who produce for our monthly newspaper-feature catalog/periodic newsmagazine, Continental Newstime, are Frank Hill("Milo" and "King's Court")--who has also worked on such studio property as "Dennis the Menace"(and who has written some of the Sunday gaglines)--Dick Leahy ("Great Moments"), Greg Panneitz ("Fusebox"), Brian Crowell ("J.V. All-American"), Mitch Schwenke and Alex Avedikian ("It Could Happen To Hugh!"), Mick Williams ("Mick's Nuts" and "Morons With Money"), Jack Ricketson ("Chumley" and "Haywire History"), Ellsworth E. Jackson ("Blackouts" about African-American life), David Illsley ("Manatee Bay," "Kids Today," "Boomer Blogs,"  "Wet Noses," "Ribs 'n Jibs," "Otto Focus," "Speed Bump," "At the End of the Day," "Born Yesterday," and "Goin' It Alone"), Daryl Jay Frank ("Gilley & Wynn"), M.L. Zanco ("The Upsite, " "Heaven on Earth," "P.U. LITICS," and "The Upside"), David Anthony and Dan Alan ("Kwurks"),  Cliff Ulmer ("The Barlows," "Homeboy,"  "The Center" and "Leah and the Boys"),  David Ward and Bryan Picken ("Arkane Humor," "Reality Not Included," "Ripped from the Headlines" and "Making Waves"), Roger Martin ("The Outer Edge" and "Plato and the Professor"), Phil Jones ("Size and Stupidity"), Carlos Lantigua ("Pipsqueaks"),  Mike Shiell (general cartoon humor), Martin Tanksley ("Cleo"), and Ron Forkner (general cartoon humor).

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