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Globalvision News Network (http://www .gvnews.net) has launched. It offers 3,500-plus stories daily from more than 300 worldwide sources staffed by journalists native to the regions from where they report. ... Tribune Media Services (TMS) is syndicating "Ask Sadie" by Marnie Winston-Macauley, who has a master's in social work and hosts the radio show "Ask Sadie Live." Winston- Macauley's clients include The Sun of Baltimore. ... Independently syndicated "Ask Rhona" advice columnist Rhona Raskin is getting more sales in her native Canada, as well as the United States. For instance, she recently won a replace-Ann Landers contest held by the Winnipeg (Manitoba) Free Press. Raskin is a clinical counselor who hosts the "Rhona at Night" radio show. ... An additional $200,000 is being donated to the September 11th Fund from proceeds generated by the book September 11, 2001: A Collection of Newspaper Front Pages Selected by the Poynter Institute. That brings the total donation to $500,000. Andrews McMeel Publishing (a sibling firm to Universal Press Syndicate) said there are 250,000 copies of the book in print. ... Mark Parisi's "off the mark" moves to United Feature Syndicate Sept. 2. The 15-year-old comic runs in 120 papers, a high total for self-syndication. There's also a new book collection: off the mark Computer Cartoons Rebooted (Plan Nine). ... "Your Taxes" columnist Gary Klott of TMS died Aug. 10 at age 52 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. ... The second Mudpie-Tim Rosenthal Invitational Golf Tournament is Sept. 16 in Canton, Conn. Last year's event raised more than $7,000 to fight scleroderma, to which Rosenthal, an American Color executive, succumbed in 2000. For more information, contact Guy Gilchrist (guy@gilchriststudios .com). ... The National Cartoonists Society's North Central Chapter is holding a cartoon conference/festival Oct. 4-5 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Speakers include "Beetle Bailey" creator Mort Walker of King Features Syndicate. For more information, e-mail kenalvine@aol.com ... "B.C."/"Wizard of Id" creator Johnny Hart of Creators Syndicate won a Jefferson Award for his work with organizations such as the Syracuse (N.Y.) Cancer Research Institute. Presenting the honor was U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. ... Milt Priggee of At Large Features Syndicate won first prize in Iran's first international cartoon contest, which had the theme "Palestinians Are Homeless" (see art). …

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