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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!  Kids, how many newspapers can you read a day?.......This is today's final edition:   


                                                                                                                                                                                                           VOLUME XIX …..NUMBER 49...... APRIL 16, 2018

* News ... New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has announced that, under her Administration, the state government has managed to increase tax revenue by in excess of $672 million—or by 13 percent—in the current fiscal-year and contributed, by its policies, to the addition of 10,000 new jobs in private industry, since she vetoed a $350-million-plus package of tax increases in April, 2017; the Governor says that, instead of increasing taxes, the state legislature needs to support tax reform that enables individuals and businesses to keep more of what they earn and that, in doing so, tax reform will help make New Mexico more competitive and attract new investment by businesses.

* 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 1,910 companies increased in value, shares of 1,074 companies decreased in value, and the value of 242 companies' shares of stock did not change, while the shares of 82 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 Acacia Communications, Inc. decreased 35.97 percent in value, more than shares of any other company.

* Sports... The PGA TOUR organization, once associated with the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that, following Satoshi Kodaira’s victory in the PGA tournament at the Harbour Town Golf Links, in Hilton Head, South Carolina, the next PGA tournament is scheduled to begin April 19 and continue through April 22 at the Tournament Players Club San Antonio, in San Antonio, Texas, where Kevin Chappell is the defending champion.

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of damaging wind, so far today, in New Jersey’s Bergen County, in the area of Englewood.  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 Asia Minor and the Asian mainland generally, earlier today, were of magnitude 4.5 on the Asian mainland (20.2 miles northwest of Jamjamāl, Iraq) and 4.3 in Asia Minor  (21.6  miles south of  Seydişehir, Turkey).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 118 years ago: April 16, 1900—The U.S. Post Office first issues booklets of postage stamps, the booklets containing 12, 24 or 48 two-cent stamps.

* A Quotation worth remembering...by Chester A. Arthur (21ST U.S. President): "The report of the Secretary of the Navy exhibits the condition of that branch of the service and presents valuable suggestions for its improvement.  I call your especial attention also to the appended report of the Advisory Board which he convened to devise suitable measures for increasing the efficiency of the Navy, and particularly to report as to the character and number of vessels necessary to place it upon a footing commensurate with the necessities of the Government.  I can not too strongly urge upon you my conviction that every consideration of national safety, economy, and honor imperatively demands a thorough rehabilitation of our Navy.  With a full appreciation of the fact that compliance with the suggestions of the head of that Department and of the Advisory Board must involve a large expenditure of the public moneys, I earnestly recommend such appropriations as will accomplish an end which seems to me so desirable."  (First Annual Message to Congress, dated December 6, 1881) 

especial=special; appended=attached or added; convened=assembled; commensurate with=equal to; can not=cannot; conviction=belief; imperatively=necessarily; compliance=the act of satisfying a desire or command; earnestly=whole-heartedly; appropriations=money to be used for a definite purpose.


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