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Continental Features/Continental News Service

Continental Features/Continental News Service

"The newspaper-feature super-channel"


Who We Are:

Continental Features/Continental News Service publishes work from a number of foreign correspondents: "Dateline: Middle East" by Norman Rubin (Israel); and "Assignment: UK/ Europe" by Steve Healey.


In addition, CF/CNS administers two newspaper-feature divisions: Champion Features and Spirit of '76 Features.  In doing so, we represent the quality features of 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"), Gary P. Salamone("Question Time With Public Figures"), Greg A. Anderson ("Report on Science"), 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.  Among the fine newspaper feature cartoonists who produce for our monthly newspaper-feature catalog/periodic newsmagazine, Continental Newstime, are Frank Hill("Milo" and "King's Court")--who has also worked on such studio property as "Dennis the Menace"(and who has written some of the Sunday gaglines)--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"), Daryl Jay Frank ("Gilley & Wynn"), 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"), Carlos Lantigua ("Pipsqueaks"),  Mike Shiell (general cartoon humor), Martin Tanksley ("Cleo"), and Ron Forkner (general cartoon humor).

Those editorial cartoonists, in turn, who exercise their talent under CF/CNS' banner number 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 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. 

Please contact: Continental Features/Continental News Service, 501 W. Broadway, Plaza A, PMB# 265, San Diego, CA 92101  (858) 492-8696.  E-mail: info@continentalnewsservice.com


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​​Kids' NEWSTIME—A sampler 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 XXI ………NUMBER 64.........MAY 25, 2020

* News ... Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced availability of a Senior Call Check Program to find out the daily needs of senior citizens in the state--who are part of the high-risk group for the coronavirus--and the short-term services of the state's Caregiver Services Corps, which does not replace the role of the individual's primary-care doctor or insurance company, but which can substitute for the senior's usual caregiver, if sick or unavailable, by performing daily hygiene routines, preparing meals, and picking up medicine and groceries.

* Business ...  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), within the U.S. Department of Labor, has cited Florida Prestige Estates Property Management LLC of North Miami and Jesus Balbuena of Miami for failing to protect workers from fall hazards at a construction site, for failing to train employees to recognize and avoid fall hazards, and Prestige Estates, besides, for failing to report a hospitalization within 24 hours and a fatality within 8 hours, after an employee died from injuries due to a 20-foot fall from an aerial life without a fall-protection system; the contractors have 15 business days to comply and pay total penalties of $44,146, to request an informal conference with OSHA, or to dispute findings before an OSHA Review Commission.

* Sports... Major League Soccer (MLS) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that the academy of the Los Angeles Football Club, during its brief history, has succeeded in fielding youth teams that have already won a host of U.S. Soccer Development Academy awards.

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of tornados, so far today, in Missouri's Buchanan County (area of Rushville and general area of St. Joseph Airport).  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 5.4 in the Pacific Ocean (76.7 miles from Dededo Village, Dededo, Guam) and 5.1 on the Asian mainland (7.6 miles from Kakching, Manipur, India).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)


* Today in history ... 176 years ago: May 25, 1844—Telegraph inventor, Samuel Morse, sends the first news of House of Representatives business from Washington, D.C. to the Baltimore Patriot newspaper.

* A Quotation worth remembering... by Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd U.S. President): "Eight years in the Presidency, following a period of bleak depression, and covering one world crisis after another, would normally entitle any man to the relaxation that comes from honorable retirement.  During the spring of 1939, world events made it clear to all but the blind or the partisan that a great war in Europe had become not merely a possibility but a probability, and that such a war would of necessity deeply affect the future of this nation.  When the conflict first broke out last September, it was still my intention to announce clearly and simply, at an early date, that under no conditions would I accept re-election. This fact was well known to my friends, and I think was understood by many citizens.  It soon became evident, however, that such a public statement on my part would be unwise from the point of view of sheer public duty. As President of the United States, it was my clear duty, with the aid of the Congress, to preserve our neutrality, to shape our program of defense, to meet rapid changes, to keep our domestic affairs adjusted to shifting world conditions, and to sustain the policy of the Good Neighbor."  (July 19, 1940 speech to the Democratic National Convention) 

partisan=politically prejudiced; sheer=absolute or complete; policy of the Good Neighbor=Good Neighbor Policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean nations.