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); "Assignment: UK/ Europe" by Steve Healey; and "Macro Viewpoint" by Charles Moore(Canada).

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  114……SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

* News ...  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has announced that, with the state’s public and private schools eligible to apply for  financial-literacy grants, the state Department of Public Instruction reviewed the 14 applications received, the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy made recommendations for receipt of the grants, and the state Department of Financial Institutions awarded a total of $56,664 to 11 organizations and schools; the Governor adds that the program is very important because it addresses student-loan debt and because it is designed to “help thousands of students to broaden their personal-financial knowledge, be better prepared to make sound financial decisions, and to succeed as they become adults.”

* Business...The New York Stock Exchange announces that, in trading of (ownership) shares in U.S. and foreign companies, 2.625+ billion shares of stock have changed hands today, with shares of  Kingsway Financial Services, Inc. increasing 12.50 percent in value, more than shares of any other company.

* Sports... Minor League baseball reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that, in the International League (Triple-A), Lehigh Valley clinched the North Division, but Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 10 games back, still clinched a Wild Card berth in the playoffs; meanwhile, Durham, leading its division by 9 games, clinched the South Division, and Toledo clinched the West Division, just one-half game ahead of its division rivals.

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of hail, so far today, in South Dakota’s Sully County (area of Gorman and general area of Onida).  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 Lower 48 States, earlier today, were of magnitude 4.9 in Asia Minor (25.6 kilometers south of  Bucak, Turkey) and 2.6 in the Lower 48 States (17 kilometers north of Krebs, Oklahoma).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 171 years ago: September 10, 1847—The Thespian Theatre, Hawaii’s first theater, opens in Honolulu.

* A Quotation worth Franklin D. Roosevelt (32ND U.S. President): "While our Navy and our airplanes and our guns and our ships may be our first lines of defense, it is still clear that way down at the bottom, underlying them all, giving them their strength, sustenance and power, are the spirit and morale of a free people.  For that reason, we must make sure, in all that we do, that there be no breakdown or cancellation of any of the great social gains we have made in these past years.  We have carried on an offensive on a broad front against social and economic inequalities and abuses which had made our society weak.  That offensive should not now be broken down by the pincers movement of those who would use the present needs of physical military defense to destroy it.  There is nothing in our present emergency to justify making the workers of our nation toil for longer hours than now limited by statute.  As more orders come in and as more work has to be done, tens of thousands of people, who are now unemployed, will receive employment."   (May 26, 1940 radio speech to the nation, commonly called "fireside chat.")

physical armament=weapons; sustenance=support; toil=work; statute=law.


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