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).

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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 150……DECEMBER 11, 2018

* News ...  South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announces that state Parks, Recreation and Tourism Director Duane Parrish, who was appointed in 2011 by former Governor Nikki Haley, who has arranged South Carolina’s first non-stop international flight to Great Britain, and who supervised the state park system’s acquisition of one of the country’s last undeveloped barrier islands, St. Phillips Island, will remain as Director; the Governor adds that Parrish’s leadership has made the state’s tourism industry so successful that tourism has increased 41.3 percent since 2010 and state-park revenue has grown so much that it now covers 98.6 percent of the cost of operating South Carolina state parks.

* Business...The New York Stock Exchange announces that, in trading of (ownership) shares in U.S. and foreign companies, 3.670+ billion shares of stock have changed hands today, with shares of the food-and-facilities company, Aramark decreasing 12.37 percent in value, more than shares of any other company. 

* Sports... Major League Soccer (MLS) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that Atlanta United FC continues to celebrate its 2-0 MLS Cup win over the Portland Timbers on December 8, even after the team’s victory parade in Atlanta yesterday.

* Weather... The National Weather Service forecasts that the warmest spot in the Lower 48 States tomorrow morning is expected to be Key West, Florida, at 61 degrees Fahrenheit.  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 7.1 in the Southern Hemisphere (48 kilometers north of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands) and 5.3 in the region of southern Asia (221.9 kilometers northeast of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 136 years ago: December 11, 1882–-Boston’s Bijou Theatre, the first American playhouse lit only by electricity, gives its first performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Peer and the Peri.

* 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….  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….  Of course, when the conditions have favored the growth of so much that was good, they have also favored somewhat the growth of what was evil.  It is eminently necessary that we should endeavor to cut out this evil, but let us keep a due sense of proportion; let us not in fixing our gaze upon the lesser evil forget the greater good.  The evils are real and some of them are menacing, but they are the outgrowth, not of misery or decadence, but of prosperity—of the progress of our gigantic industrial development.  This industrial development must not be checked, but side by side with it should go such progressive regulation as will diminish the evils."  (Second Annual Message, dated December 2, 1902)

 phenomenal=amazing; eminently=largely, in this case; endeavor=try; due sense of proportion=proper sense of balance; menacing=threatening; decadence=decline; diminish=reduce.



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