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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 117...... SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
* News ... Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announces that the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is awarding $16.5 million in Rebuild Illinois grants to 11 new projects, including construction of a new YMCA health-care facility, establishment of a business-incubation project in Chicago, and elevation of barge dock improvements above flood stage in the Quincy area; the Governor expects that the awards will produce a total of $75.5 million in investment and create at least 1,465 jobs across the state.
* Business ... The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that, at the same time the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers assistance to farmers and ranchers who suffer economic losses caused by heavy rainfall, flash flooding and damaging winds, the SBA is offering low-interest disaster loans to small non-farm businesses in Maricopa and six other Arizona counties that suffered economic losses, due to their dependence on farming and ranching, from such events during the period August 1-13; the SBA adds that the loans of up to $2 million are also available to help small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses, and most private, non-profit organizations meet financial obligations and operating expenses that the officially-declared disaster prevented them from meeting.
* Sports ... The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that Scot, Andy Murray, formerly ranked first in professional tennis, defeated France’s Ugo Humbert today at the Moselle Open in Metz, France, to advance in the tournament to a match against Vasek Pospisil, of Canada.
* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of 1.75-inch hail, so far today, in Arkansas’s Drew County, in the area of Killin. 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 Asia Minor, earlier today, were of magnitude 4.3 in Asia Minor (1.9 miles from Niksar, Tokat, Turkey) and 4.0 on the European continent (7.4 miles from Krujë, Durrës, Albania). (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)
* Today in history ... 90 years ago: September 21, 1931—The government of Great Britain, attempting to protect its gold reserves from further reduction, responds to panic exchanges for gold by officially going off the gold standard, no longer exchanging its bank notes for a certain amount of gold.
* A Quotation worth remembering ... by Thomas Jefferson (3RD U.S. President): "Our navigation law (if it be wise to have any) should be the reverse of that of England. Instead of confining importations to home-bottoms or those of the producing nation, I think we should confine exportations to home bottoms or to those of nations having treaties with us. Our exportations are heavy, and would nourish a great force of our own, or be a tempting price to the nation to whom we should offer a participation of it in exchange for free access to all their possessions.... I have ventured to pursue it here, so far as the consumption of our productions by this country extends. Thus in our arrangements relative to tobacco, none can be received here but in French or American bottoms. This is emploiment for near 2000 seamen, and puts nearly that number of British out of employ. By the arret of Dec. 1787. it was provided that our whale oils should not be received here but in French or American bottoms, and by later regulations all oils but those of France and America are excluded. This will put 100 English whale vessels immediately out of employ, and 150. ere long: and call so many of French and American into service. We have had 6000 seamen formerly in this business, the whole of whom we have been likely to lose. The consumption of rice is growing fast in this country, and that of Carolina gaining ground on every other kind. It’s transportation employs 2500. sailors, almost all of them English at present, the rice being deposited at Cowes and brought from thence here." (Letter of December 4, 1788 to George Washington)
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