Continental Features/Continental News Service

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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 32..... MARCH 18, 2019

* News ... New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces that the state’s Newborn Screening Program now gives babies and their parents the benefit of advances in medical research and Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for 50 genetic diseases, by testing newborns’ blood samples for an additional three rare genetic diseases; the Governor says that New York State is among only a small minority of states to test for some diseases which can shorten the lives of newborns by destroying motor nerve cells or deprive the babies of normal health by causing seizures and delays in speech development.

* Business...The NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) stock exchange announces that, in trading of (ownership) shares in U.S. and foreign companies today, shares of 1,958 companies increased in value, shares of 1,194 companies decreased in value, and the value of 217 companies' shares of stock did not change, while the shares of 108 companies set records by reaching new 52-week high levels, the shares of 32 companies set records by reaching new low levels during the same 52-week period, and shares of the Nextel Communications holding company, NII Holdings, Inc. decreased 28.84 percent in value, more than shares of any other company.

 * Sports... The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that, after Austria’s Dominic Thiem won the singles title at the ATP tournament in Indian Wells, California yesterday, against Switzerland’s Roger Federer, the next ATP tournament is scheduled to begin on March 20, in Miami, Florida, where John Isner of the U.S. is the defending champion.

* Weather... The National Weather Service forecasts that the warmest spot in the Lower 48 States this afternoon is expected to be Yuma, Arizona, at 86 degrees Fahrenheit.  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 Pacific Ocean and the Asian mainland, earlier today, were of magnitude 5.2 in the Pacific Ocean (512.1 miles southwest of Whitianga, Waikato, New Zealand) and 4.6 on the Asian mainland (44.4 miles east-northeast of Monywa, Sagain, Myanmar).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 487 years ago: March 18, 1532–The English Parliament, the so-called Reformation Parliament, reduces payments 95 percent from England to the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church in Rome, Italy.

 * A Quotation worth Theodore Roosevelt (26th U.S. President): "Corporations, and especially combinations of corporations, should be managed under public regulation.  Experience has shown that under our system of government the necessary supervision can not be obtained by State action.  It must therefore be achieved by national action.  Our aim is not to do away with corporations; on the contrary, these big aggregations are an inevitable development of modern industrialism, and the effort to destroy them would be futile unless accomplished in ways that would work the utmost mischief to the entire body politic.  We can do nothing of good in the way of regulating and supervising these corporations until we fix clearly in our minds that we are not attacking the corporations, but endeavoring to do away with any evil in them.  We are not hostile to them; we are merely determined that they shall be so handled as to subserve the public good.  We draw the line against misconduct, not against wealth.  The capitalist who, alone or in conjunction with his fellows, performs some great industrial feat by which he wins money is a well-doer, not a wrongdoer, provided only he works in proper and legitimate lines. We wish to favor such a man when he does well. We wish to supervise and control his actions only to prevent him from doing ill. Publicity can do no harm to the honest corporation; and we need not be over tender about sparing the dishonest corporation." (Second Annual Message, dated December 2, 1902)  aggregations=collections of different parts; futile=ineffective; utmost=greatest extreme; body politic=general public; endeavoring=trying; subserve=help to further; conjunction=cooperation; misconduct=wrongdoing; legitimate=legal.



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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.

Committed to developing and maintaining a diverse news-gathering organization and newspaper-feature agency, Continental Features/Continental News Service encourages writers, cartoonists and photographers to apply for sponsorship in syndication. Please write us at the address below for our current submission guidelines, enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope. An "online" version of these guidelines--kindly specify which one(s) relate(s) to your specific feature proposal--is also available by E-mailing CF/CNS at the E-mail address below. (No telephone calls, please.)

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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Who We Are:

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).