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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 133.......... OCTOBER 26, 2021
News ... New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has announced criticism of a decision by the state's Executive Council to reject $27 million in federal coronavirus-relief money in a vote that he said “showed a reckless disregard for the lives we are losing while they turn away the tools our state needs to fight and win this battle against COVID”; the Governor adds that the Executive Council vote even came after the Attorney-General and the Department of Health and Human Services attempted to satisfy Councilors’ concerns.
* Business ... The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, working with other Departmental Offices, announces availability of $14.5 million in funding to develop yet another approach to de-carbonizing the aircraft, shipping and farming industries, called direct-air-capture technology, which separates carbon dioxide from air, to safely and permanently store the carbon dioxide deep underground or for conversion into products; the Energy Department Office offers this financial support to advance the technology to a cost-effective condition that can help the Biden-Harris Administration reach its goal of net-zero emissions by the year 2050.
* Sports ... Major League Baseball (MLB) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that tonight, in Game 1 of the 2021 World Series, the National League champions, the Atlanta Braves, will pitch Charlie Morton (14-6) against Framber Valdez (11-6), the ace of the Houston Astros, the American League champions.
* Weather... The National Weather Service forecasts that the coldest spot in the Lower 48 States this afternoon is expected to be northwestern Wyoming, at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Check the map, kids.
* Other earth news... The National Earthquake Information Center (Golden, Colorado) reports that the two highest-magnitude quakes recorded earlier today were of magnitude 5.0 in the South Sandwich Islands area of the Southern Hemisphere (1,757.2 miles from Punta Arenas, Region of Magallanes, Chile) and 4.9 in 2 different locations, including the Far East (88.2 miles from Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki, Japan). (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)
* Today in history ... 63 years ago: October 26, 1958—Pan American Airways flies its first Boeing 707 jetliner from New York City to Paris, France.
* A Quotation worth remembering ... by Thomas Jefferson (3RD U.S. President): "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. It would be dangerous to confine this transportation to French and American bottoms the ensuing year, because they will be much engrossed by the transportation of wheat and flour hither, and the crop of rice might lie on hand for want of vessels: but I see no objections to the extension of our principle to this article also, beginning with the year 1790. However before there is a necessity of deciding on this I hope to be able to consult our new government in person, as I have asked of Congress a leave of Absence for 6. months, that is to say from April to November next. It is necessary for me to pay a short visit to my native country, first to reconduct my family thither, and place them in the hands of their friends, and secondly to place my private affairs under certain arrangements. When I left my own house I expected to be absent but 5. months, and I have been led by events to an absence of 5. years. I shall hope therefore for the pleasure of personal conferences with your Excellency on the subjects of this letter and others interesting to our country, of getting my own ideas set to rights by a communication of yours, and of taking again the tone of sentiment of my own country which we lose in some degree after a certain absence." (Letter of December 4, 1788 to George Washington)
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