Continental Features/Continental News Service

"The newspaper-feature super-channel"

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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" 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"), 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 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 ("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:

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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:

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* News ...  Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced that the state is not only a member of the Complete College America organization, but that her Administration is working to ensure more low-income students, first-generation college-bound students, and students of color—at least 60 percent—have access to post-secondary education and complete a post-secondary degree or certificate by 2030, because students who do so close the job-skills gap, are better able to support their families and help the state economy grow; the Governor supports scholarship programs and tuition-free community college, but still only about 33 percent of community-college students earn a credential or transfer to a four-year program within 3 years, while it takes six years for many students at four-year colleges or universities to graduate.

* Business... U.S. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin has announced that, based upon an Executive Order of President Donald Trump noting the threat to innocent civilians and to the campaign to defeat ISIS[Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] of Turkey's military operations in Syria, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control has imposed sanctions on Turkey's Ministry of National Defence, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, the heads of those Ministries, and the Minister of the Interior, meaning that any property of these individuals or Ministries that comes into the possession of the U.S. can be seized and that Americans are generally prohibited from dealing with them.

* Sports... Major League Soccer (MLS) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that the MLS playoffs begin Saturday, with New York City FC,  Atlanta United FC, the Philadelphia Union, the New England Revolution, DC United, the New York Red Bulls, and Toronto FC eligible to compete in the playoffs from the Eastern Conference; meanwhile, in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Football Club, the Seattle Sounders FC, Minnesota United FC, the LA Galaxy, FC Dallas, the Portland Timbers, and Real Salt Lake are also eligible for the playoffs.

* Weather... The National Weather Service reports that the warmest spot in the Lower 48 States tomorrow morning is expected to be Key West, Florida, at 81 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 Tyrrhenian Sea coastal waters of Europe and the Philippine Islands, earlier today, were of magnitude 4.7 in the Philippine Islands (2.8 kilometers west-northwest of Bagontapay, Soccsksargen, Philippines) and 4.3 in the Tyrrhenian Sea coastal waters of Europe (50 kilometers from Lipari, Italy).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 131 years ago: October 14, 1888—The artist, Louis Le Prince shoots the Roundhay Garden Scene, the earliest motion picture to ever survive.

* A Quotation worth remembering ... by Thomas Jefferson (3rd U.S. President): "I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." 

pretense=excuse, or false assurance.