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New President for NFC

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New President for NFC

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Syndicate executive Sid Goldberg will succeed newspaper editor Jane Amari as Newspaper Features Council president this week, which illustrates the nfc's unusually heterogenous nature.

The 44-year-old group includes not only syndicate and newspaper people, but cartoonists, columnists, and others connected to the features biz.

"I think it's the only forum where you have all the elements of our industry get together to talk and exchange ideas," said Goldberg, senior vice president and general manager of United Media.

This year, these elements will gather in Vancouver, British Columbia. The main event, on Sept. 29, includes a luncheon speech by John Gray, author of the best-selling "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" and a Los Angeles Times Syndicate (lats) column.

There will also be a session featuring Op-Ed columnists of various political persuasions, including Arianna Huffington and Matt Miller of lats.

Another panel will consist of four artists: editorial cartoonist and 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winner David Horsey of the Seattle Post- Intelligencer and North America Syndicate; "The Boondocks" creator Aaron McGruder of Universal Press Syndicate; "Zippy the Pinhead" creator Bill Griffith of King Features Syndicate; and "Sylvia" creator Nicole Hollander of lats. …

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