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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 88.....JULY 20, 2021
* News ... New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, after receiving recommendations from the state's nonpartisan Judicial Nominating Commission and after conducting interviews, has appointed New Mexico Court of Appeals Judge Briana H. Zamora to the state Supreme Court, to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Barbara J. Vigil; the Governor adds that Justice Zamora has also served as an assistant district attorney and as an Assistant Attorney-General for New Mexico, a Second Judicial District Court Judge, a Metro Court Judge, a Homeless Court Judge, and a Native American Healing to Wellness Court Judge.
* Business ... The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that on-line lender, the LendingClub Corporation has agreed to pay $18 million to settle FTC charges that the company misled consumers about the hidden fees it charged and about whether their loan applications were actually approved, and the FTC has required the company to clearly state the amount of any prepaid, upfront, or origination fee and the total amount of money borrowers will receive: the FTC adds that the company had deducted hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in hidden fees from loan amounts it had promised and withdrew double payments from consumers' bank accounts, "which led to overdraft fees and prevented borrowers from making other payments."
. * Sports ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that, in the NBA Finals, the Milwaukee Bucks lead the Phoenix Suns 3 wins to 2 in their best-of-seven-games series, with Game 6 tonight in Milwaukee.
* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of 1.5-inch hail, so far today, in New York's Niagara County, in the area of Lockport. 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 Mediterranean Sea and the European continent, earlier today, were of magnitude 4.3 on the European continent (3 miles from Thivai. Greece) and 4.2 in the Mediterranean Sea (4.9 miles from Asimion, Crete, Greece). (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)
* Today in history ... 86 years ago: July 20, 1935—NBC Radio first broadcasts the program, "G-Men,'" later re-named "Gangbusters."
* A Quotation worth remembering... by Theodore Roosevelt (26th U.S. President): "No policy ever entered into by the American people has vindicated itself in more signal manner than the policy of holding the Philippines. The triumph of our arms, above all the triumph of our laws and principles, has come sooner than we had any right to expect. Too much praise can not be given to the Army for what it has done in the Philippines both in warfare and from an administrative standpoint in preparing the way for civil government; and similar credit belongs to the civil authorities for the way in which they have planted the seeds of self-government in the ground thus made ready for them.... On the other hand, the amount of difficult, important, and beneficent work which has been done is well-nigh incalculable. Taking the work of the Army and the civil authorities together, it may be questioned whether anywhere else in modern times the world has seen a better example of real constructive statesmanship than our people have given in the Philippine Islands." (President's Message of December 2, 1902)
vindicated=proven (itself) correct or right: signal=notable: standpoint=perspective or point of view; thus=in this way; beneficent=generous or doing good; well-nigh=nearly.