Continental Features/Continental News Service

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Continental Features/Continental News Service

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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"),  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 ("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"), 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:

                                                                                                                        VOLUME XXI ………NUMBER 97 .......... AUGUST 4, 2020

* News ... Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announces that Arizona is joining a group of 20 states, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, and a number of companies and educational institutions, to form the Reskilling and Recovery Network, noting that many of the 10.3 percent of Arizonans who are unemployed lost their jobs because of the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic; the Governor says that the purpose of the Network is to help Americans, especially low-income workers whose jobs are not suitable to tele-work, improve their professional skills and learn new skills, so they can get back to work. 

* Business ...  The International Trade Commission within the U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that it will be investigating a complaint from the Nokia Corporation, of Finland, that China’s Lenovo company and its branches infringed patents relating to computers and computer parts and violated Section 337 of the 1930 U.S. Tariff Act by importing those products into the U.S.; the Commission informs that it, unless the U.S. Trade Representative assumes control of the case, will decide whether to grant Nokia’s request that a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders are issued against the importers. 

* Sports... The PGA Tour—formerly associated with the Professional Golfers’ Association—reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that the next PGA tournament is scheduled to run from August 6 through August 9 at the Tournament Players Course Harding Park, in San Francisco, California, where Brooks Koepka is the defending champion. 

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of tornados, so far today, in Maryland’s Queen Annes County (area of Queenstown), in Delaware’s Kent (areas of Sandtown, Dover, and Smyrna) and New Castle (area of Townsend) Counties, and in New Jersey's Cape May County (area of Strathmere).  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 Western Hemisphere and Asia Minor, earlier today, were of magnitude 5.8 in the Western Hemisphere (65.1 miles from Champerico, Retalhuleu, Guatemala) and 5.6 in Asia Minor (11.8 miles from Sincik, Adiyaman, Turkey).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.) 

* Today in history … 86 years ago: August 4, 1934—Mel Ott, of the New York Giants, becomes the first professional baseball player in the modern era to score six runs in a game, and he is the only professional baseball player to repeat the achievement. 

* A Quotation worth remembering... by Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd U.S. President): "Like any other man, I am complimented by the honor you have done me. But I know you will understand the spirit in which I say that no call of Party alone would prevail upon me to accept re-election to the Presidency.  The real decision to be made in these circumstances is not the acceptance of a nomination, but rather an ultimate willingness to serve if chosen by the electorate of the United States."  (July 19, 1940 speech to the Democratic National Convention)