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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").
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. Similarly, 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 relations with or otherwise have contracted with these cartoonists: 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 ("Manatee Bay," "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"), 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"), Martin Tanksley ("Cleo"), Bruce McClintock (general cartoon humor), Neil Strahl and Rene Bindslev (general cartoon humor), and Ron Coleman (general cartoon humor).
Once again, 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 these editorial cartoonists, who exercise their talent under CF/CNS' banner: 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, on the same business-to-business or contractual terms referenced above, 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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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 XXII ..... NUMBER 76 ....... JUNE 22, 2021
* News ... Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announces that the state’s COVID-19 census has recorded its lowest number of intensive-care-unit cases, at 38, since March 26, 2020 and that for three days in a row the number of new cases has been fewer than 50, while 10 counties report a case rate of less than one per 100,000 residents.
* Business ... The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that, together with the State of Arkansas, the FTC has sued Texas-based Blessings in No Time, operated by LaShonda Moore and her husband Marlon Moore for operating a type of illegal pyramid scheme, a blessing-loom or blessing-wheel program, that promises early participants financial paydays as much as 800 percent by using the money of later participants, the later participants usually losing hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars; the FTC informs that the scheme targeted African-Americans and that the complaint filed requests that the court award damages to disadvantaged consumers and charge the operators of the pyramid scheme with civil penalties.
* Sports... The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that Adrian Mannarino, of France, advanced to the quarter-finals of the Mallorca Championships after his opponent, Austria’s Dominic Thiem, suffered an injury and retired from their tennis match; Mannarino will face Spain’s Feliciano Lopez, who has defeated Mannarino twice in three previous matches.
* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of 1-inch hail, so far today, in Iowa’s Polk County (area of Grimes) and in Nebraska’s Antelope County (general area of Brunswick). 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 Sea of Crete and the Asian mainland, earlier today, were of magnitude 4.2 in the Sea of Crete (38.1 miles from Kos, South Aegean, Greece) and 4.6 on the Asian mainland (53.6 miles from Trashi Yangtse, Bhutan). (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)
* Today in history ... 106 years ago: June 22, 1915—German and Austrian forces, reinforced from the Western Front, where Britain and France could still be held at bay, attack the city of Lemberg—in present-day western Ukraine—during the First World War and break through Russian defenses, leading to a retreat of the Russian army.
* A Quotation worth remembering … by Thomas Jefferson (3RD U.S. President): "The nation has been awaked by our revolution, they feel their strength, they are enlightened, their lights are spreading, and they will not retrograde. The first states general may establish 3. important points without opposition from the court. 1. their own periodical convocation. 2. their exclusive right of taxation (which has been confessed by the king.) 3. The right of registering laws and of previously proposing amendments to them, as the parliaments have by usurpation been in the habit of doing. The court will consent to this from it’s hatred to the parliaments, and from the desire of having to do with one rather than many legislatures. If the states are prudent they will not aim at more than this at first, lest they should shock the dispositions of the court, and even alarm the public mind, which must be left to open itself by degrees to successive improvements. These will follow from the nature of things. How far they can proceed, in the end, towards a thorough reformation of abuse, cannot be foreseen. In my opinion a kind of influence, which none of their plans of reform take into account, will elude them all; I mean the influence of women in the government. The manners of the nation allow them to visit, alone, all persons in office, to sollicit the affairs of the husband, family, or friends, and their sollicitations bid defiance to laws and regulations…. Your communications to the Count de Moustier, whatever they may have been, cannot have done injury to my endeavors here to open the W. Indies to us." (Letter of December 4, 1788 to George Washington)
convocation=assembling; States general=States-General, French legislative body until 1789 representing the estates, or orders, of the nobles, the clergy and the common people; crown=King, in this case; it’s=its; Third Estate=the common people; awaked=awakened; retrograde=fail to make progress and to go backwards; usurpation=violation or abuse; prudent=wise; lest=in case; by degrees=little by little; elude=avoid or escape; sollicit=solicit, to request or ask for something; open the W. Indies to us=for trade.