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: info@continentalnewsservice.com



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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 XXII ………NUMBER 4.....JANUARY 10, 2021

* News ...  Washington Governor Jay Inslee has announced that he has called up as many as 750 Washington State National Guard members to assist local law-enforcement officers and members of the State Patrol to ensure that the 2021 session of the state legislature due to open tomorrow in Olympia occurs without intimidation or harassment of state lawmakers and staff, that there is plenty of space for people to safely exercise their Constitutional right to freedom of speech, and that there is no repetition of disorder and criminal wrongdoing.

* Business ...  The U.S. Export-Import Bank, following Sudan's acceptance of the Abraham Accords' blueprint for peace and prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa, signed a $1-billion trade agreement in Khartoum with the government of Sudan, to promote U.S. exports to Sudan and create new employment opportunities in both nations;  under the agreement, the Bank is due to finance exports in such fields as energy, agriculture, mining, communications and water treatment, with the understanding that Sudan adopt such economic reforms as improving its credit-worthiness.

* Sports ... The National Football League (NFL) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that, in the American Football Conference playoffs, after the defeat of Indianapolis, Tennessee and Pittsburgh, Buffalo is set to host Baltimore, and Cleveland is due to play Kansas City; meanwhile, in the National Football Conference, after the defeat this weekend of Seattle, Chicago, and Washington, the Los Angeles Rams have a game against the Green Bay Packers, and New Orleans is set to play Tampa Bay.


* Weather... The National Weather Service forecasts that the coldest spots in the Lower 48 States tomorrow morning are expected to be Yellowstone, Wyoming and Steamboat Springs, Colorado, both at minus 5 degrees Fahrenheit.  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 Asia Minor and the Balleny Islands region of the Pacific Ocean, earlier today, were of magnitude 5.5 in the Balleny Islands region of the Pacific Ocean (1,146.3 miles from Bluff, Southland, New Zealand) and 4.5 in Asia Minor (9.9 miles from Akyurt, Ankara, Turkey).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 78 years ago: January 10, 1943—The radio quiz show, The Better Half, pitting married couples against each other, is first broadcast.

* A Quotation worth remembering ... by Theodore Roosevelt (26th U.S. President): "The Congress has wisely provided that we shall build at once an isthmian canal, if possible at Panama.... The canal will be of great benefit to America, and of importance to all the world. It will be of advantage to us industrially and also as improving our military position. It will be of advantage to the countries of tropical America. It is earnestly to be hoped that all of these countries will do as some of them have already done with signal success, and will invite to their shores commerce and improve their material conditions by recognizing that stability and order are the prerequisites of successful development. No independent nation in America need have the slightest fear of aggression from the United States.  It behoves each one to maintain order within its own borders and to discharge its just obligations to foreigners. When this is done, they can rest assured that, be they strong or weak, they have nothing to dread from outside interference."  (President's Message of December 2, 1902)

isthmian=across an isthmus, or narrow stretch of territory; prerequisites=conditions; aggression=attack; behoves=behooves, or benefits; discharge=carry out.