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" 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 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).

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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 XX …… NUMBER 57........ MAY 6, 2019

* News … Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy has announced that he supports action of the Alaska Senate’s Finance Committee to provide for a $3,000 Permanent Fund Dividend for each full-year, permanent Alaska resident, the revenue from oil and natural-gas tax collections used in part to pay for government services and, in part, to offer Alaska residents a share of the state’s natural-resources profits; the Governor has said that, to comply with the state’s decades-old commitment to pay the Permanent Fund Dividend, the Alaska House and full Alaska Senate must reimburse Alaska residents for Dividend payment amounts Governor Bill Walker and the state legislature cut in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

* Business...The New York Stock Exchange announces that, in trading of (ownership) shares in U.S. and foreign companies, 3.036+ billion shares of stock have changed hands today, with shares of the onshore oil-production company, MIDSTATES PETROLEUM COMPANY, INC. decreasing 15.85 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 playoffs, Columbus trails Boston 2-3 in their best-of-seven-games series, and Carolina, after eliminating Washington, also eliminated the New York Islanders 4-0; meanwhile, in the Western Conference playoffs, San Jose leads Colorado 3-2, while St. Louis and Dallas are tied 3-3 in their own best-of-seven-games series.

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received report of a tornado, so far today, in Wyoming's Laramie County (general area of North Cheyenne).  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 Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia, earlier today, were of magnitude 4.9 in the Bay of Bengal (118.5 miles from Teknāf,, Chittagong, Bangladesh) and 7.2 in Southeast Asia (20.8 miles from Bulolo, Morobe, Papua New Guinea).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history … 109 years ago: May 6, 1910—Britain’s King Edward VII dies, his politically-inexperienced second son succeeding to the throne as George V, but meeting challenges to control the power of the House of Lords, to inspire British forces on the battle lines of World War I, and to install a government capable of remedying the collapse of the country’s currency.

* A Quotation worth remembering ... by Thomas Jefferson (3rd U.S. President): "You ask what I think on the expediency of encouraging our states to be commercial?  Were I to indulge my own theory, I should wish them to practise neither commerce nor navigation, but to stand with respect to Europe precisely on the footing of China.   We should thus avoid wars, and all our citizens would be husbandmen.  Whenever indeed our numbers should so increase as that our produce would overstock the markets of those nations who should come to seek it, the farmers must either employ the surplus of their time in manufactures, or the surplus of our hands must be employed in manufactures, or in navigation.  But that day would, I think be distant, and we should long keep our workmen in Europe, while Europe should be drawing rough materials& even subsistence from America.  But this is theory only, & a theory which the servants of America are not at liberty to follow.  Our people have a decided taste for navigation & commerce.  They take this from their mother country: & their servants are in duty bound to calculate all their measures on this …: we wish to do it by throwing open all the doors of commerce & knocking off its shackles.  But as this cannot be done for others, unless they will do it for us, & there is no great probability that Europe will do this, I suppose we shall be obliged to adopt a system which may shackle them in our ports as they do us in theirs."  (Letter of October 13, 1785 to G.K. van Hogendorp)  

practise=practice; navigation=shipping; expediency=usefulness; husbandmen=farmers; subsistence=food and/or shelter necessary for survival; servants=public servants, or public officials; obliged=forced, in this case.