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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 88..... JULY 17, 2018

* News ... Maryland Governor Larry Hogan acknowledges that the Republican Governors Association, which is authorized this year to name the Vice-Chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA), has selected him to serve and that he will be installed as Vice-Chairman during the NGA Summer Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 20-July 22; the Governor, who previously served as the NGA Chair of the Economic Development & Commerce Committee and who presently serves as a member of the NGA Executive Committee and as Co-Chair of the Water Policy Learning Network, adds that, according to tradition, he will succeed the new NGA Chairman, Montana Governor Steve Bullock—who was picked by the Democratic Governors Association—at the start of the 2019-2020 term.

* 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 1,742 companies increased in value, shares of 1,279 companies decreased in value, and the value of 240 companies' shares of stock did not change, while the shares of 103 companies set records by reaching new 52-week high levels, the shares of 57 companies set records by reaching new low levels during the same 52-week period, and shares of the health-care company, Nano String Technologies, Inc. decreased 15.70 percent in value, more than shares of any other company.

* Sports... Minor League baseball reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that, in the New York-Penn League (Class A Short Season), Mahoning Valley leads Auburn by 1.5 games in the Pinckney Division, while Hudson Valley leads Staten Island by 1.5 games in the McNamara Division, and Tri-City leads Lowell by 2 games in the Stedler Division.

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of 1.75-inch hail, so far today, in South Dakota’s Pennington County, in the area of Hayward.  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 Western Hemisphere and the European continent, earlier today, were of magnitude 5.0 in the Western Hemisphere (28 kilometers south of Coalcoman de Matamoros, Mexico) and 4.6 on the European continent (10 kilometers west-southwest of Rrogozhine, Albania).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ...152 years ago: July 17, 1866—Approval was given for a  three-year, $512,709 project to construct a tunnel under the Chicago River.

* A Quotation worth remembering...by Franklin D. Roosevelt (32ND U.S. President): "… there is a chance that a change in international affairs may stop or curtail future [The President refers to weapons] orders a year or two hence.  Therefore, the Government of the United States stands ready to advance the necessary money to help provide for the enlargement of factories, the establishment of new plants, the employment of thousands of necessary workers, the development of new sources of supply for the hundreds of raw materials required, the development of quick mass transportation of supplies.   And the details of all of this are now being worked out in Washington, day and night.  We are calling on men now engaged in private industry to help us in carrying out this program and you will hear more of this in detail in the next few days.  This does not mean that the men we call upon will be engaged in the actual production of this material.  That will still have to be carried on in the plants and factories throughout the land.  Private industry will have the responsibility of providing the best, speediest and most efficient mass production of which it is capable.  The functions of the business men whose assistance we are calling upon will be to coordinate this program—to see to it that all of the plants continue to operate at maximum speed and efficiency.  Patriotic Americans of proven merit and of unquestioned ability in their special fields are coming to Washington to help the Government with their training, their experience and their capability."   (May 26, 1940 radio speech to the nation, commonly called "fireside chat.")  

curtail=reduce; hence=from now.     


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