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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).

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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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​​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 35.........MARCH 17, 2020

* News ... South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has announced that her Administration is working with the Small Business Administration to arrange economic assistance for businesses, non-profit organizations, and counties seriously impacted by the coronavirus public-health emergency and that completion and filing of the SBA survey form, the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Worksheet, while not an SBA loan application, will give the Small Business Administration a way to contact those in financial need and help to start the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fund Program.

* Business … The Federal Reserve Board announces that the U.S. Treasury Department is furnishing $10 billion worth of credit protection to the Federal Reserve System to encourage loans to households and businesses for such purposes as auto and home purchases and commercial activities since the coronavirus outbreak has created risk that discourages lenders from making loans.

* Sports... The National Hockey League (NHL) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that it has put its season on “pause” out of concern for the coronavirus pandemic, until it is safe to resume play.  Meantime, in the Eastern Conference, Washington leads Philadelphia in the Metropolitan Division by 1, in total points, while, in the Atlantic Division, Tampa Bay trails Boston by 8, in total points; meantime, in the Western Conference, St. Louis leads Colorado by 2 in the Central Division, and Edmonton trails Vegas by 3 in the Pacific Division.

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received report of a tornado, so far today, in Texas’ Throckmorton County, in the general area of Throckmorton.  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 Mediterranean Sea, earlier today, were of magnitude 4.4 in Asia Minor (5 kilometers southwest of Bodrum, Turkey) and 4.2 in the Mediterranean Sea (11 kilometers west of Nocera Terinese, Italy).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 111 years ago: March 17, 1909—France’s strike in the communications industry grows to include telegraph, telephone and postal workers.

* A Quotation worth remembering... by Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd U.S. President): "On this tenth day of June, nineteen hundred and forty, in this University founded by the first great American teacher of democracy, we send forth our prayers and our hopes to those beyond the seas who are maintaining with magnificent valor their battle for freedom.  In our American unity, we will pursue two obvious and simultaneous courses; we will extend to the opponents of force the material resources of this nation; and, at the same time, we will harness and speed up the use of those resources in order that we ourselves in the Americas may have equipment and training equal to the task of any emergency and every defense.  All roads leading to the accomplishment of these objectives must be kept clear of obstructions. We will not slow down or detour. Signs and signals call for speed—full speed ahead."  (June 10, 1940 radio speech to the nation, commonly called "fireside chat.") 

isolationists=those who think that the problems of the European countries and other overseas nations do not affect the U.S. and that it is a mistake for America to get involved, because doing so causes problems for the U.S., as a result; Chief of the Italian Government=Italian dictator Benito Mussolini; first great American teacher of democracy=Thomas Jefferson; valor=great courage in battle or in the face of danger.