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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 XX …NUMBER 97 …AUGUST 13, 2019

* News ...  Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces, by proclamation, that a special election will be held on November 5, 2019, with early voting beginning on October 21, to fill the District 28 Texas House of Representatives seat due to be vacant at the resignation date of Representative John Zerwas, the Appropriations Committee Chairman; the Governor adds that interested candidates for the seat need to file their applications with the Texas Secretary of State no later than 5 PM on September 4.

* Business...The New York Stock Exchange announces that, in trading of (ownership) shares in U.S. and foreign companies, 3.728+ billion shares of stock have changed hands today, with shares of the metal-products manufacturer, Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc. increasing 18.53 percent in value, more than shares of any other company.

* Sports... The PGA Tour—once associated with the Professional Golfers’ Association—reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that the next PGA tournament is scheduled to begin August 15 and continue through August 18 at the Medinah Country Club, in Medinah, Illinois, where Keegan Bradley is the defending champion.

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of tornados, so far today, in Minnesota’s Swift (area of De Graff), Otter Tail (area of Henning), and Steele (areas of Lemond and Ellendale) Counties and in Colorado’s Yuma (general area of Joes) and Kit Carson (area of Bethune) Counties.  Check the map, kids!

* Other earth news...  The National Earthquake Information Center (Golden, Colorado) reports that the two highest-magnitude quakes recorded in the combined region of the Mediterranean Sea and South America, earlier today, were of magnitude 5.1 on the South American continent (40.9 miles from La Union, Huanuco, Peru) and 4.5 in the Mediterranean Sea (15.6 miles from Kissamos, Crete, Greece). (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 107 years ago: August 13, 1912—The U.S. Commerce Department issues the first experimental radio license, under the 1912 radio-communication regulation act (Radio Act), to St. Joseph's College, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

* A Quotation worth remembering... by Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd U.S. President):  "Every generation of young men and women in America has questions to ask the world. Most of the time they are the simple but nevertheless difficult questions, questions of work to do, opportunities to find, ambitions to satisfy.  But every now and again in the history of the Republic a different kind of question presents itself—a question that asks, not about the future of an individual or even of a generation, but about the future of the country, the future of the American people.  There was such a time at the beginning of our history as a Nation. Young people asked themselves in those days what lay ahead, not for themselves, but for the new United States.  There was such a time again in the seemingly endless years of the War Between the States. Young men and young women on both sides of the line asked themselves, not what trades or professions they would enter, what lives they would make, but what was to become of the country they had known.  There is such a time again today.  Again today the young men and the young women of America ask themselves with earnestness and with deep concern this same question: 'What is to become of the country we know?'”  (June 10, 1940 radio speech to the nation, commonly called "fireside chat.")

War Between the States=American Civil War; the line=Mason-Dixon Line generally separating the Union and the Confederate states; earnestness=seriousness.

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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"), John "Sloop" Biederman ("The News Of Our Time--In Rhyme"),  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 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 ("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).

Those editorial cartoonists, in turn, who exercise their talent under CF/CNS' banner number Christopher Doyle--who focuses on news morsels spanning world, national and California state politics--Cliff Ulmer and PIKE("Portfolio"), whose caricatures of public figures in the news are easily recognizable.

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Note to Newspaper Editors/Publishers: You pay only tenths of a cent per subscriber for these newspaper-quality cartoon and text features—your principal cost being printing.  Also, if your newspaper is part of a newspaper chain, you'll be interested to learn that CF/CNS has introduced, feature-pricing reform, too.  For example, instead of paying the feature rate for (a newspaper of) circulation of 20,000-50,000 twice for two newspapers having circulation barely above 20,000 apiece, your group pays only once. 

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