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Continental Features/Continental News Service

Continental Features/Continental News Service

"The newspaper-feature super-channel"

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:

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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 44 .... APRIL 12, 2021

* News ... Rhode Island Governor Daniel J. McKee has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Wavemaker Fellowship, with applicants in state STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) jobs or having offers of employment in state STEM jobs given priority if, among other qualifications, they demonstrate the greatest value to the state’s advanced economy, if they have higher-education student-loan debt free from late fees, and if receipt of the award plays a substantial part in their remaining in Rhode Island; if selected for the Fellowship, the size of the annual award—a tax credit that can be used to reduce the individual’s tax obligations, with any excess available as a tax refund—ranges between $1,000 and $6,000 during the four-year, maximum period of eligibility, depending on whether the individual has an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or higher.

* Business ... The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) notes that, in a 9-0 U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this month, the High Court upheld, as not arbitrary under the Administrative Procedures Act, the agency’s decision to repeal or modify three of its media-ownership rules, the decision coming in the case of FCC v. Prometheus Radio Project; the Court agreed with the FCC that the three rules were no longer necessary to protect competition and to promote local programming and different viewpoints, and the Court agreed that the changes would not have much effect on minority and female ownership of radio stations, TV stations, and newspapers.

* Sports ... The National Hockey League (NHL) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that Colorado leads Toronto and the rest of the league, by 3 or more points.

* Weather... The National Weather Service has received reports of 3-inch hail, so far today, in Texas’ Llano County, in the general area of Llano. Check the map, kids!

* Other earth news... Tire National Earthquake Information Center (Golden, Colorado) reports that the two highest-magnitude quakes recorded in the combined region of the Asian mainland and the Bay of Plenty area of the Southern Hemisphere, earlier today, were of magnitude 4.3 in the Bay of Plenty area of the Southern Hemisphere (40.2 miles from Maketu, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand) and 4.3 on the Asian mainland (10.7 miles from Aibak, Samangan, Afghanistan). (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 210 years ago: April 12, 1811—The first Americans to settle Fort Astor, Oregon Territory arrive at Cape Disappointment by the ship, Tonquin, which on its subsequent journey to Nootka Sound is attacked by Indians, whose attack is only thwarted when the last-surviving member of the crew blows up the ship’s powder magazine and sinks the ship.

* A Quotation worth remembering ... by Thomas Jefferson (3rd U.S. President): "All of a sudden a new flame bursts out in Poland. The king and his party are devoted to Russia. The opposition rely on the protection of Prussia. They have lately become the majority in the confederated diet, and have passed a vote for subjecting their army to a commission independant of the king, and propose a perpetual diet, in which case he will be a perpetual cypher. Russia declares against such a change in their constitution, and Prussia has put an army into readiness for marching at a moment's warning on the frontiers of Poland. These events are too recent to see as yet what turn they will take, or what effect they will have on the peace of Europe. So is that also of the lunacy of the king of England, which is a decided fact, notwithstanding all the stuff the English papers publish about his fevers, deliriums & the truth is that the lunacy declared itself almost at once, and with as few concomitant complaints as usually attend the first developement of that disorder. I suppose a regency will be established, and if it consist of a plurality of members it will probably be peaceable, in this event it will much favor the ... wishes of this country, which are so decidedly for peace, that they refused to enter into the mediation between Sweden and Russia, lest it should commit them.  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." (Letter of December 4,  1788 to George Washington)

independant=independent; confederated diet=the parliament of the loose union of states; perpetual=permanent; cypher=without power, in this case; concomitant=simultaneous; developement=development; regency=caretaker government; plurality=a group that is in agreement; convocation=coming together; States general=States General, the French legislative body until 1789 representing the estates of the nobles, the clergy and the common people; tranquillity=tranquility.