Continental Features/Continental News Service

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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).​

Continental Features/Continental News Service

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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:

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​​Kids' NEWSTIME—A sample 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 57.......MAY 10, 2021

* News ... Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announces that, effective June 19, the state government is ending its participation in all four federally-funded coronavirus unemployment programs—Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, and Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation—saying that there are no industry shutdowns, day-care centers are open, vaccinations are available for all adults, and businesses in Alabama have more jobs to fill than before the pandemic.

* Business ... The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), responding to a complaint from Maryland’s Baltimore City Office of the State’s Attorney, under State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, about the “tone” and “frequency” of stories by station WBFF concerning possible corruption in Mosby’s office, declared that the request to fully investigate the station and exercise enforcement powers against the station’s reporters ignores the First Amendment right of the station and its reporters to freedom of the press.

* Sports... The National Basketball Association (NBA) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that, in the Eastern Conference, playoff-bound Philadelphia leads playoff-eligible Brooklyn by 3 games, with Milwaukee also eligible for the playoffs; meanwhile, in the Western Conference, playoff-bound Utah leads playoff-eligible Phoenix by 2 games, with Denver and the Los Angeles Clippers also eligible for the playoffs.

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of 2.75-inch hail, so far today, in Texas’ Kimble County, in the area of Cleo.  Check the map, kids.

* Other earth news... The National Earthquake Information Center (Golden, Colorado) reports that the two highest-magnitude quakes recorded earlier today were of magnitude 5.3 in the Pacific Ocean (880.8 kilometers from ‘Ohonua, ‘Eua, Tonga) and 5.1 in Southeast Asia (67.5 kilometers from Mangili, Davao, Philippines).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 123 years ago: May 10, 1898—A vending-machine law was reportedly enacted in Omaha, Nebraska, the cost of the permit being $5,000.

* A Quotation worth remembering …  by Thomas Jefferson (3RD U.S. President): "As soon as the convocation of the States-general was announced, a tranquillity took place thro’ the whole kingdom.  Happily no open rupture had taken place in any part of it.  The parliaments were re-instated in their functions at the same time. This was all they desired, and they had called for the States general only through fear that the crown could not otherwise be forced to re-instate them.  Their end obtained, they began to foresee danger to themselves in the States general.  They began to lay the foundations for cavilling at the legality of that body, if it’s measures should be hostile to them.  The court, to clear itself of the dispute, convened the Notables who had acted with general approbation on the former occasion, and referred to them the forms of calling and organizing the States general.  These Notables consist principally of nobility & clergy, the few of the … [Third Estate] among them being either parliament-men, or other privileged persons.  The court wished that in the future States general the members of the … [Third Estate] should equal those of both the other orders, and that they should form but one house, all together, & vote by persons, not by orders.  But the Notables, in the true spirit of priests and nobles, combining together against the people, have voted … that the people or … [Third Estate] shall have no greater number of deputies than each of the other orders separately, and that they shall vote by orders: so that two orders concurring in a vote, the third will be overruled, for it is not here as in England where each of the three branches has a negative on the other two.  If this project of theirs succeeds, a combination between the two houses of clergy & nobles, will render the representation of the … [Third Estate] merely nugatory….  Perhaps the king, knowing that he may count on the support of the nation and attach it more closely to him, may take on himself to disregard the opinion of the Notables in this instance, and may call an equal representation of the people, in which precedents will support him. In every event, I think the present disquiet will end well. "  (Letter of December 4, 1788 to George Washington) 

convocation=assembling; tranquillity=tranquility; open rupture=open break; States general=States-General, French legislative body until 1789 representing the estates, or orders, of the nobles, the clergy and the common people; crown=King, in this case; re-instate=reinstate, or restore; end obtained=goal accomplished; cavilling at=caviling at, disputing; it’s=its; approbation=approval; one house=one legislative chamber; Third Estate=the common people; deputies=legislative representatives; concurring=agreeing; negative=veto; render=to cause to become; nugatory=worthless or useless; precedents=established practice; disquiet=absence of peace.