Continental Features/Continental News Service

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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 XIX ……NUMBER 140........NOVEMBER 19, 2018

* News ...  Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, congratulating Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak on being elected Governor, has announced that the Sandoval Administration will cooperate with the Governor-elect and his transition team “in any and every way … to help ensure the continued success of the new Nevada”; Governor Sandoval’s successor is scheduled to take office on January 7, 2019 and is the first Democrat elected to the Governor’s office in two decades.

* Business...The NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) stock exchange announces that, in trading of (ownership) shares in U.S. and foreign companies today, shares of 804 companies increased in value, shares of 2,331 companies decreased in value, and the value of 207 companies' shares of stock did not change, while the shares of 19 companies set records by reaching new 52-week high levels, the shares of 191 companies set records by reaching new low levels during the same 52-week period, and shares of the insurance company, Unico American Corporation decreased 16.42 percent in value, more than shares of any other company. 

* Sports... The National Hockey League (NHL) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that, in the Eastern Conference, Tampa Bay leads the Atlantic Division by 1 point, so far in the new season, and Columbus leads the Metropolitan Division by 4, in total points; meantime, in the Western Conference, Nashville leads the Central Division by 3 points and San Jose leads the Pacific Division by 2 points.

* Weather... The National Weather Service forecasts that the coldest spot  in the Lower 48 States this afternoon is expected to be Devils Lake, North Dakota, at 4 degrees Fahrenheit.  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 Asian mainland and the coastal region of the African continent, earlier today, were of magnitude 4.9 on the Asian mainland (46.9 miles east-southeast of Pakokku, Magway, Myanmar) and 4.5 in the coastal region of the African continent (104.3 miles west-southwest of Sawākin, Sudan).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 76 years ago: November 19, 1942—Russian soldiers, led by General Vasily Zhukov, conduct a massive counter-attack, with tanks, aircraft and troops during the World War II Battle of Stalingrad, to eventually surround, and dislodge from the city, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi German invaders.

* A Quotation worth Theodore Roosevelt (26TH U.S. President): "No country has ever occupied a higher plane of material well-being than ours at the present moment.  This well-being is due to no sudden or accidental causes, but to the play of the economic forces in this country for over a century; to our laws, our sustained and continuous policies; above all, to the high individual average of our citizenship.  Great fortunes have been won by those who have taken the lead in this phenomenal industrial development, and most of these fortunes have been won not by doing evil, but as an incident to action which has benefited the community as a whole.  Never before has material well-being been so widely diffused among our people.  Great fortunes have been accumulated, and yet in the aggregate these fortunes are small indeed when compared to the wealth of the people as a whole.  The plain people are better off than they have ever been before.  The insurance companies, which are practically mutual benefit societies--especially helpful to men of moderate means--represent accumulations of capital which are among the largest in this country. There are more deposits in the savings banks, more owners of farms, more well-paid wage-workers in this country now than ever before in our history."  (Second Annual Message, dated December 2, 1902) 

high individual average of our citizenship=quality of our citizens’ characters; phenomenal=amazing; diffused=spread; in the aggregate=on the whole.



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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. 

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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"), 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"), John "Sloop" Biederman ("The News Of Our Time--In Rhyme"),  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 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 ("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"), Roy Robinson ("Clyde," "Lulu," "Geezers" and "Roy's Roux"), 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).