Continental Features/Continental News Service

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Continental Features/Continental News Service

Who We Are:

Continental Features/Continental News Service administers two newspaper-feature divisions: Champion Features and Spirit of '76 Features.  In doing so, for distribution of payment of a share of our newsmagazine sales and as an independent consumer purchaser of newspaper features, we have  business-to-business relationships with or otherwise have contracted with 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"), Fran Silverman (celebrity profiles), Gary P. Salamone("Question Time With Public Figures"), 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.  Similarly, for distribution of payment of a share of our newsmagazine sales and as an independent consumer purchaser of newspaper features, we have business-to-business relations with or otherwise have contracted with these cartoonists: 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"), 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"), Martin Tanksley ("Cleo"), Bruce McClintock (general cartoon humor), Neil Strahl and Rene Bindslev (general cartoon humor), and Ron Coleman (general cartoon humor).

Once again, for distribution of payment of a share of our newsmagazine sales and as an independent consumer purchaser of newspaper features, we have business-to-business relationships with or otherwise have contracted with these editorial cartoonists, who exercise their talent under CF/CNS' banner: 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, on the same business-to-business or contractual terms referenced above, 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:

                                                                                                                    VOLUME XXI ………NUMBER 129......OCTOBER 20, 2020

* News ...  Hawaii Governor David Ige has announced issuance of a fourth Emergency Proclamation for Kaua’i County that extends the disaster emergency-relief period through December 17, because the County continues repairs, restoration, reconstruction and improvement work on roads, bridges and other public facilities since heavy rains and flooding on March 27 and 28 caused widespread damage there; the Governor adds that the Emergency Proclamation releases state-government money to support emergency-management activities to protect the health, safety and well-being of County residents.

* Business ...  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reports this month that cotton production, counted in 480-pound bales, has decreased 14 percent since 2019, but yields per harvested acre are expected to average 909 pounds, 86 pounds more than in 2019; at the same time, the Agriculture Department anticipates declines of 20 percent in pima-cotton production and 14 percent in upland-cotton production compared to 2019, with harvesting of all varieties of cotton on 22-percent fewer acres.

* Sports ... Major League Baseball (MLB) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that the Los Angeles Dodgers, after defeating the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series 4 wins to 3, host the American League Champion, Tampa Bay Rays—who defeated the Houston Astros 4 wins to 3, too—in Game One of the 2020 World Series, with Clayton Kershaw (2-1 in post-season play) pitching for Los Angeles and Tyler Glasnow (also 2-1 in post-season play) pitching for Tampa Bay..

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received no reports of tornados, hail, or damaging wind, so far today, but yesterday 59-mile-per-hour wind was recorded in Florida’s Palm Beach County, in the area of Wellington.  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 South American continent and the Northern Hemisphere, earlier today, were of magnitude 5.6 in the Northern Hemisphere (34.4 miles from Selfoss, South, Iceland) and 4.8 on the South American continent (14.8 miles from Pullo, Ayacucho, Peru).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 117 years ago: October 20, 1903—The Chief Justice of England, Lord Alverstone (Richard Webster), in an international tribunal also including three American political leaders and two Canadian political leaders, supports the American claim that the southeastern boundary of Alaska should be fixed at points 56 kilometers from North American mainland shores, rather than 56 kilometers from the western boundary of the channel islands, resulting in anti-British feeling in Canada.

* A Quotation worth remembering... by Thomas Jefferson (3rd U.S. President): "Dear Sir,— * * * You say that I have been dished up to you as an antifederalist, and ask me if it be just. My opinion was never worthy enough of notice to merit citing; but since you ask it I will tell it you. I am not a Federalist, because I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all. Therefore I protest to you I am not of the party of federalists. But I am much farther from that of the Antifederalists.  I approved from the first moment, of the great mass of what is in the new constitution, the consolidation of the government, the organisation into Executive, legislative and judiciary, the subdivision of the legislative, the happy compromise of interests between the great and little states by the different manner of voting in the different houses, the voting by persons instead of states, the qualified negative on laws given to the Executive which however I should have liked better if associated with the judiciary also as in New York, and the power of taxation. I thought at first that the latter might have been limited.  A little reflection soon convinced me it ought not to be. What I disapproved from the first moment also was the want of a bill of rights to guard liberty against the legislative as well as executive branches of the government, that is to say to secure freedom in religion, freedom of the press, freedom from monopolies, freedom from unlawful imprisonment, freedom from a permanent military, and a trial by jury in all cases determinable by the laws of the land.  I disapproved also the perpetual reeligibility of the President."  (Letter of March 13, 1789 to Francis Hopkinson)

dished up=represented; Federalists=supporters of a strong central government; Anti-federalists=supporters of a weak and limited central government and a loose union of states; merit citing=deserve mentioning; creed=belief; last degradation=worst condition; moral agent=an independent human being; qualified negative=limited veto power; Executive=President; want of=lack of; permanent military=standing army; perpetual re-eligibility of the President=absence of term limits for the office of President.