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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 18........FEBRUARY 12, 2019

* News ... Idaho Governor Brad Little has announced that applications are being accepted from individuals who are not, as required by Idaho law, members of the Republican Party, to fill one vacancy on the Idaho Board of Correction, following the resignation of Board Member and Secretary Cindy Wilson; meantime, the Governor informs, he has re-appointed Chairman, Dr. David McClusky to the Board and appointed Dodds Hayden, who graduated from Bowdoin College and once served as a Marine Corps infantry officer.

* Business...The New York Stock Exchange announces that, in trading of (ownership) shares in U.S. and foreign companies, 3.652+ billion shares of stock have changed hands today, with shares of the agricultural-services company, Pyxus International, Inc. increasing 33.18 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 Ryan Harrison, of the U.S., defeated Canada’s Peter Polansky today at the New York Open, to qualify for a second-round tennis match against Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi.

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of 59-mile-per-hour wind, so far today, in Louisiana’s St. Bernard Parish, in the area of Yscloskey.  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 African continent, earlier today, were of magnitude 4.8 in Asia Minor (9 miles west-southwest of Orta, Çankırı, Turkey) and 3.9 on the African continent (28.4 miles east-southeast of Butembo, Nord Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.) [Correction on compass directions]

* Today in history ... 95 years ago: February 12, 1924–-The National Carbon Company becomes the first commercial sponsor of a network radio show and it was called the “Eveready Hour.”

* A Quotation worth remembering ... by Thomas Jefferson (3RD U.S. President): "If you had formed any considerable expectations from our Revised code of laws you will be much disappointed.  It contains not more than three or four laws which could strike the attention of the foreigner.  Had it been a digest of all our laws, it would not have been comprehensible or instructive but to a native.  But it is still less so, as it digests only the British statutes & our own acts of assembly, which are but a supplementary part of our law.  The great basis of it is anterior to the date of the Magna charta, which is the oldest statute extant. The only merit of this work is that it may remove from our book shelves about twenty folio volumes of our statutes, retaining all the parts of them which either their own merit or the established system of laws required.  You ask me what are those operations of the British nation which are likely to befriend us, and how they will produce this effect?  The British government as you may naturally suppose have it much at heart to reconcile their nation to the loss of America.  This is essential to the repose, perhaps even to the safety of the King & his ministers.  The most effectual engines for this purpose are the public papers. You know well that that government always kept a kind of standing army of news writers who without any regard to truth, or to what should be like truth, invented & put into the papers whatever might serve the minister."  (Letter of October 13, 1785 to G.K. van Hogendorp)

digest=summary; supplementary=additional; anterior=before; Magna charta=Magna Carta, or England’s Great Charter of rights; extant=existing; folio=large page; reconcile their nation to the loss of America=accustom their  nation to defeat in the War for American Independence; repose=rest; ministers=government officials; effectual engines=effective instruments; public papers=newspapers.




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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).

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