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Continental Features/Continental News Service administers two newspaper-feature divisions: Champion Features and Spirit of '76 Features. In doing so, for distribution of payment of a share of our newsmagazine sales and as an independent consumer purchaser of newspaper features, we have business-to-business relationships with or otherwise have contracted with 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"), Fran Silverman (celebrity profiles), Gary P. Salamone("Question Time With Public Figures"), Charles Hampton Savage ("News and Comment" and "Court Watch"), film critic Leslie Rigoulot ("Movie Talk"), and Gary P. Salamone/Editor-in-Chief ("Continental Viewpoint").
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Kids' NEWSTIME—A sample 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 XXIII........ NUMBER 119.......... OCTOBER 4, 2022
* News ... Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has announced that, following a period of public comment, his Administration has developed the 2022 Virginia Energy Plan, one that values reliability, affordability, innovation, competition and environmental stewardship, while representing an all-of-the-above policy, including nuclear, natural gas, and renewable and other energy sources; the Governor says that, to attract new business to the state, companies expect a choice of energy sources and that the Energy Plan offered promises to meet the increasing energy requirements of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
* Business ... The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces that, as soon as late November, farm workers, meatpacking workers and grocery-store workers will be able to apply for payments of $600, under the Farm and Food Workers Relief Grant Program through 15 community organizations, for the coronavirus-related health and safety costs they incurred as front-line workers, to keep food moving to American families.
* Sports ... The National Football League (NFL) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that, in Thursday Night football action, the Indianapolis Colts (1-2-1) visit the Denver Broncos (2-2), in a battle of American Football Conference (AFC) rivals.
* Weather... The National Weather Service forecasts that the warmest spot in the Lower 48 States this afternoon is expected to be Yuma, Arizona, at 99 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 European continent and the Mediterranean Sea, earlier today, were of magnitude 4.9 in the Mediterranean Sea (14.6 miles from Imzouren, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco) and 3.1 on the European continent (1.3 miles from Bogliasco, Liguria, Italy). (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)
* Today in history ... 129 years ago: October 4, 1893—Grant Dibert signs the first professional football contract, becoming a running back for the Pittsburgh Athletic Club.
* A Quotation worth remembering ... by Theodore Roosevelt (26TH U.S. President): “… , the approaching exhaustion of the public ranges has of late led to much discussion as to the best manner of using these public lands in the West which are suitable chiefly or only for grazing. The sound and steady development of the West depends upon the building up of homes therein. Much of our prosperity as a nation has been due to the operation of the homestead law. On the other hand, we should recognize the fact that in the grazing region the man who corresponds to the homesteader may be unable to settle permanently if only allowed to use the same amount of pasture land that his brother, the homesteader, is allowed to use of arable land. One hundred and sixty acres of fairly rich and well-watered soil, or a much smaller amount of irrigated land, may keep a family in plenty, whereas no one could get a living from one hundred and sixty acres of dry pasture land capable of supporting at the outside only one head of cattle to every ten acres. In the past great tracts of the public domain have been fenced in by persons having no title thereto, in direct defiance of the law forbidding the maintenance or construction of any such unlawful inclosure of public land.” (President’s Message of December 2, 1902)
homestead law=federal law providing that any adult citizen, or intended citizen, who had never borne arms against the U.S. government, could claim 160 acres of surveyed government land if they lived on and improved the land for five years; arable land=land capable of growing crops; title=ownership; inclosure=enclosure.
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Klamath Falls News Edition
of Continental Newstime
VOLUME I NUMBER 1 MARCH 15, 2022 __________________________________________________________________________________________ This is not the whole newspaper, but a special complimentary, on-line edition of the general-interest, periodic newsmagazine, Continental Newstime. The rest of the newspaper includes national and world news, newsmaker profiles, commentary/analysis, periodic interviews, travel and entertainment features, an intermittent science column, humor, sports, cartoons, comic strips, and puzzles, and averages 26 pages per month. Continental Features/Continental News Service publishes, on a monthly rotational basis, special, complimentary on-line newspapers: Washington DC News Edition, Chicago News Edition, Honolulu News Edition, Atlanta News Edition, Anchorage News Edition, Boston News Edition, Seattle News Edition, Miami News Edition, San Diego News Edition, Rochester (N.Y.) News Edition, Minneapolis News Edition, and Houston News Edition.
Klamath Falls News Edition of Continental Newstime
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* Congressional News Briefs … Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have announced that the 2022 fiscal-year Omnibus funding bill includes provisions that will support Oregon’s front-line educators and health-care workers, who have experienced the “strain of a global pandemic” for almost two years. The husband of a front-line nurse, Senator Merkley says that the legislation, expected to pass both chambers of Congress and be signed by the President, makes key investments in nursing, health care, research and education, while further representing Oregon communities by funding other projects they have determined to be essential beyond the pandemic. Senator Wyden similarly credited Oregonians with helping to establish legislative priorities and expressed concern about the “already-severe, youth mental-health crisis.” A member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Merkley influenced crafting of the Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services portion of the Omnibus funding package, which, among other purposes, supports services to prevent abuse and neglect, homelessness and addiction through a grant of $840,000 to Southern Oregon Success; funds research into improving respiratory-care hospitalization during wildfires, through a $1-million earmark for the Oregon Institute of Technology; furnishes $787 million for Community Service Block Grants; allocates $2.1 billion to train youth in high-demand, twenty-first-century career fields; commits $410 million to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to arrange a free, appropriate education for these children and to furnish support services for more than 7.6 million students nation-wide; includes $96 million for migrant-student GED and higher education; expands medical-research funding to $44.9 billion; allots $280.4 million to nursing work-force development; and provides $1 billion to improve maternal and child health. Meantime, Klamath Falls’ agent in the U.S. House of Representatives, Cliff Bentz informs that he headed a list of Members of Congress who wrote Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Administrator Deanne Criswell, and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland about their coordination in establishing the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission, the deadline for which had passed. Congressman Bentz and his associates addressed 11 questions to the three Biden Administration officials, relating to the status of the appointment process, whether all three officials must agree on each appointment, whether the U.S. Fire Administration would be represented on the Commission, how the three officials will expedite Congressional oversight of the Commission, how the Commission would address the risks of prescribed burns, what actions would be taken to address the disproportionate number of large fires on U.S. government land, how delays in appointing Commission members are likely to affect development of the Commission’s plan to combat wildfires this summer, and whether the Department of Defense is being timely in furnishing surplus aircraft to the Commission. The Members of Congress, through other questions, indicated that the appointment process should prioritize selection of members having specific, extensive experience in forest management, aerial wildland fire-fighting, ground wildland fire-fighting, fire program management, and the use of advanced fire retardants.
* State Government News Briefs … Governor Kate Brown, citing the tourism potential of the World Athletics Championships, or Oregon 22, announces that the premier track-and-field event will be held in Oregon this Summer for the first time. Expected to draw in excess of 200,000 visitors, the event is due to be held at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon-Eugene. Besides, the Governor paid tribute to the late, widely-traveled, former Chief of Staff to Senator Mark Hatfield, acknowledging that Gerry Frank, 98, had counseled her and other governors over the course of time. In other developments, she suggested that the crowning achievement of the 2022 legislative session was passage of her Future Ready Oregon work-force development plan,
plus the $100-million investment in child care, the $400-million investment in housing and homelessness programs, and, among other achievements, enactment of protections for sensitive aquatic species. Southern Klamath County Representative, E. Werner Reschke, in another recap of the 2022 state-legislative session, expressed satisfaction that a proposal to impose a 3-percent Oregon sales tax was defeated, that passage of House Bill 4008 means that law enforcement can once again suppress riots by use of appropriate crowd-control measures, that a tax credit for small woodland owners passed, and that introduction of House Joint Resolution 201 communicated to the Governor that there is widespread support for ending the State of Emergency and the Governor’s mandates. While expressing disappointment that majority Democrats spent in excess of $5 billion in fewer than five weeks, that school boards lost control over curriculum through Senate Bill 1521, that police were barred by Senate Bill 1510 from enforcing certain traffic laws, and that small family farms were saddled with a mandate to pay agricultural workers overtime pay after 40 hours of work, he pointed out that he continued the fight against one-party rule in the state by giving voice to the 68 percent of Oregonians who seek the option of self-service at gas stations; by pressing for restoration of Oregon reading, writing and math standards for graduation; by advocating for a $1,000 income-tax credit for volunteer fire fighters; and by attempting to strengthen the authority of police to reduce drug dealing and criminal activity in neighborhoods. On his part, Klamath Falls’ agent in the Oregon State Senate, Dennis Linthicum not only concurred that Senate Bill 1510 was “soft on crime,” but expressed objections to Senate Bill 1568 and its attempt to install an unelected Governor-appointed board, not subject to Senate confirmation, with power to release convicts from prison for medical reasons.
* County Government News Briefs … The Board of County Commissioners announces that closure of the Rattlesnake Creek Bridge (Hildebrand Road) is anticipated through March 17 for bridge repairs. Tomorrow, County Commissioners will take up a Finance- Budget Observations Agenda beginning at 8:30 AM in Room 214 (305 Main Street). That same day, at 10 AM, the Board’s Work Session will consider a funding request from Doug Brown of the Klamath Freedom Foundation, allot time for presentations from Tax Collector/Property Manager Rick Vaughn on installation of water service at the Klamath Falls Bike Motocross Track and from Vickie Noel on Budget Committee matters, and, among other County business, open to a Livestock Hearing at 10:30 AM.
* City Government News Briefs … The Mayor and City Council will go into Executive Session at 6:30 PM on March 21 (Council Chambers, 500 Klamath Avenue), the secret session to be followed by a remote Public Session at 7 PM that will admit the public until state-mandated room-capacity and social-distancing requirements would no longer be met. The agenda for the meeting provides for a presentation on Tree City USA Recognition for the City of Klamath Falls. Thereafter, Mayor Carol Westfall and Council Members will take up a Consent Agenda incorporating authorization of a not-to-exceed $25,000 Airport Janitorial Contract with Troy’s Janitorial and a not-to-exceed $27,396 Airport Landscaping Contract with Horizon Garden & Landscape Specialties. Next, a Public Hearing is scheduled on the Liquor License Recommendation for limited off-premises sales for Love’s Travel Stop (250 Dan O’Brien Way). Subsequently, the legislative actions to be discussed include authorization of a not-to-exceed $98,615 Design Services Contract with DOWL, Inc. for the Washburn Way Pavement Preservation Project (Laverne Avenue to South 6th Street), the Second and Final Reading of an Ordinance amending the duties of the City Manager, the Second and Final Reading of an Ordinance amending regulations pertaining to social gaming, and, among other matters, a Resolution supporting a request for funding from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
* School District News Briefs … Klamath Falls City Schools District Superintendent Keith Brown announces that March 16 and 30 are Professional Development Days and that Spring Break runs from March 21 through March 25. There is no school on April 8, a Grade Prep Day, and Parent-Teacher Conferences are planned for April 13 and 14. The Board of Directors, with Lori Theros the incumbent Chair, met yesterday to approve a Consent Agenda including adoption of the Minutes recorded for its meeting of February 14, to examine the District’s Monthly Financial Report, to discuss a report on the Pelican Babies/Teen Parent Program, and, among other business, to hear a report from the Board of Education Negotiation Representative.
* Weather … The National Weather Service reports that current conditions at Klamath Falls International Airport, as of 9:20 PM, are partly-cloudy, with a temperature of 39 degrees Fahrenheit, relative humidity of 69 percent, wind out of the west at 11 miles per hour, barometric pressure of 30.22 inches, a dewpoint of 30 degrees, and visibility of 10 miles. The over-night forecast calls for mostly-cloudy skies, a low temperature of about 28 degrees and west-northwest wind of about 6 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Tomorrow, expect partly-sunny conditions, gradually becoming sunny, with a daily high temperature near 56 degrees, and calm wind becoming northwest wind of 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon. Tomorrow night increasing cloudiness is anticipated, with a low temperature of about 31 degrees, and northwest wind of 5 to 8 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Thursday, look for mostly-cloudy skies, with a daily high temperature of about 57 degrees, and light and variable wind becoming west-southwest wind of 5 to 8 miles per hour in the afternoon.
* Sports … The Trail Blazers (26-41 overall and 17-18 at home), not due to return home until March 23, visit the Knicks (28-40 overall and 13-19 at home) tomorrow, for a 7:30 tip-off in Madison Square Garden, with the Blazers hoping to reverse a 1-game losing streak and the Knicks hoping to end a 2-game losing streak.