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 23.........FEBRUARY 18, 2020

* News ... Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, attending the 2020 White House Business Session, took the opportunity to convey a letter to President Trump's Acting Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, registering appreciation for the President's decision to omit funding for proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste storage from the 2021 fiscal-year [financial-year] budget, since that is an important step in protecting the health and safety of Nevada families for years to come; the Governor also recommended that the President veto Senate Bill 2917 and House Bill 2699, because they attempt to move nuclear waste to Nevada's Yucca Mountain without the state's consent.

* Business … The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that it is extending its sanctions against the Chinese firm, Huawei Technologies Company Limited and its non-American affiliated companies for another 45 days to prevent interruption of network communications in rural areas of the U.S. and to allow global network-security measures, with  the 45-day period allowing telecommunication providers time to find alternatives to Huawei equipment and serving as a precaution  against threats to U.S. national security.

* Sports... The National Hockey League (NHL) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that, in the Eastern Conference, Washington trails Pittsburgh in the Metropolitan Division by 1, in total points, while, in the Atlantic Division, Tampa Bay trails Boston by 1, in total points; meantime, in the Western Conference, St. Louis and Dallas are tied for first place in the Central Division, and Edmonton and Vegas are tied for first place in the Pacific Division.

* Weather... The National Weather Service forecasts that the coldest spot in the Lower 48 States tomorrow morning is expected to be International Falls, Minnesota, at minus 18 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 the Western Hemisphere and the eastern region of the Asian mainland, earlier today, were of magnitude 5.1 in the Western Hemisphere (86.3 kilometers from Constitución, Maule Region, Chile) and 4.5 in the eastern region of the Asian mainland (65 kilometers east of Dzuunbulag, Mongolia). (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 90 years ago: February 18, 1930—The cow named Elm Farm Ollie, as part of the International Air Exposition in St. Louis, becomes the first  cow to fly in an airplane.

* A Quotation worth remembering... by Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd U.S. President): "I proposed that if Italy would refrain from entering the war I would be willing to ask assurances from the other powers concerned that they would faithfully execute any agreement so reached and that Italy's voice in any future peace conference would have the same authority as if Italy had actually taken part in the war, as a belligerent.  Unfortunately to the regret of all of us and the regret of humanity, the Chief of the Italian Government was unwilling to accept the procedure suggested and he has made no counter proposal.  This Government directed its efforts to doing what it could to work for the preservation of peace in the Mediterranean area, and it likewise expressed its willingness to endeavor to cooperate with the Government of Italy when the appropriate occasion arose for the creation of a more stable world order, through the reduction of armaments, and through the construction of a more liberal international economic system which would assure to all powers equality of opportunity in the world's markets and in the securing of raw materials on equal terms. I have likewise, of course, felt it necessary in my communications to Signor Mussolini to express the concern of the Government of the United States because of the fact that any extension of the war in the region of the Mediterranean would inevitably result in great prejudice to the ways of life and Government and to the trade and commerce of all the American Republics.  The Government of Italy has now chosen to preserve what it terms its ‘freedom of action’ and to fulfill what it states are its promises to Germany.  In so doing it has manifested disregard for the rights and security of other nations, disregard for the lives of the peoples of those nations which are directly threatened by this spread of the war; and has evidenced its unwillingness to find the means through pacific negotiations for the satisfaction of what it believes are its legitimate aspirations."  (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; belligerent=a nation participating in war; counter proposal=alternate proposal; endeavor=try; armaments=weapons; Signor=Mister; prejudice=disadvantage; manifested=shown; evidenced=displayed; pacific=peaceful; legitimate=rightful.