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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 88 …JULY 16, 2019

* News ...  North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum announces that he has signed an Executive Order today removing hours-of-service limits,  for 30 days,  from drivers of commercial vehicles carrying cement and the coal-combustion filler material, fly ash, to enable completion of the construction project at the new Williston airport, among other public-works projects, before flooding and extreme-weather events threaten work schedules again; the Governor adds that, while all road-safety and vehicle-compliance regulations will be enforced, the Executive Order is designed to promote economic growth around the new airport and to improve the transportation system in the energy-rich Bakken area of the state.

* Business...The New York Stock Exchange announces that, in trading of (ownership) shares in U.S. and foreign companies, 3.136+ billion shares of stock have changed hands today, with shares of the cooking-services company, Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. increasing 35.51 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 July 18 and continue through July 21 at the Keene Trace Golf Club, in Nicholasville, Kentucky, where Troy Merritt is the defending champion.

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of 3-inch hail, so far today, in Wyoming's Crook County  (area of Moorcroft). 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 5.7 in Southeast Asia (32 miles from Muncar, East Java, Indonesia) and 5.6 in the Pacific Ocean (64.5 miles north of Merizo Village, Merizo, Guam). (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 75 years ago: July 16, 1944—The British Army presses Nazi German forces in the Second Battle of the Odon Valley, part of the Normandy Campaign during the Second World War, but neither side gains the desired advantage.

* A Quotation worth remembering... by Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd U.S. President):  "For more than three centuries we Americans have been building on this continent a free society, a society in which the promise of the human spirit may find fulfillment.  Commingled here are the blood and genius of all the peoples of the world who have sought this promise.  We have built well.  We are continuing our efforts to bring the blessings of a free society, of a free and productive economic system, to every family in the land.   This is the promise of America.  It is this that we must continue to build—this that we must continue to defend.  It is the task of our generation, yours and mine.  But we build and defend not for our generation alone. We defend the foundations laid down by our fathers. We build a life for generations yet unborn.  We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all mankind. Ours is a high duty, a noble task.  Day and night I pray for the restoration of peace in this mad world of ours. It is not necessary that I, the President ask the American people to pray in behalf of such a cause—for I know you are praying with me.  I am certain that out of the hearts of every man, woman and child in this land, in every waking minute, a supplication goes up to Almighty God; that all of us beg that suffering and starving, that death and destruction may end—and that peace may return to the world.  In common affection for all mankind, your prayers join with mine—that God will heal the wounds and the hearts of humanity."  (May 26, 1940 radio speech to the nation, commonly called "fireside chat.")

commingled=mixed; supplication=the act of asking or begging for something in a humble way.


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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").  

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