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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).

Continental Features/Continental News Service

"The newspaper-feature super-channel"

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:

&&&&& Happy Thanksgiving!

                                                                                                               VOLUME XXI ………NUMBER 144 ......NOVEMBER 24, 2020 

* News ...  Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has announced that, since the Caughlin Ranch/Pinehaven Fire in West Reno resulted in evacuations, traffic congestion and power outages, state, local and federal agencies have coordinated resources in connection with his declaration of a State of Emergency on November 17 that followed declarations in Washoe County and the City of Reno; the Governor adds that the community response to the emergency reflects Nevadans' caring and "Battle Born spirit."

* Business ...  The Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that ready-to-cook U.S. turkey-meat production has declined somewhat, from 5.82 billion pounds in 2019 to  5.74 billion pounds in 2020, and that, with Minnesota leading all other states in turkey production with an estimated 40 million birds according to 2019 figures, domestic consumption amounted to 5.22 billion pounds and exports totaled 558 million pounds during 2020.

* Sports ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that, in  2020 NBA Draft trades, Philadelphia got Seth Curry and, in other developments, the Los Angeles Clippers got Daniel Oturu.

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of 1.75-inch hail, so far today, in Texas' Roberts County (area of Miami) and in Oklahoma's Osage (area of Burbank) and Washington (areas of Copan and Bartlesville) Counties.  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 Central American coastal zone and the North African coastal zone, earlier today, were of magnitude 4.9 off the coast of Central America (48.6 miles from Puerto El Triunfo, Usulutan, El Salvador) and 4.0 off the coast of North Africa (90.2 miles from Rosetta, Beheira, Egypt).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 37 years ago: November 24, 1983—The Palestine Liberation Organization releases 6 Israeli prisoners in exchange for Israel releasing an estimated 5,000 Palestinians.

* A Quotation worth remembering ... by Thomas Jefferson (3RD U.S. President): "This institution [University of Virginia] will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind.  For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it."  (Letter of December 27, 1820 to William Roscoe.)

illimitable=not capable of being limited.