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"The newspaper-feature super-channel"

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:

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"), 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"), 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).

We're not ready to m0ve on just yet.  *No, reader, (1) please accept our apologies if you have used the Webform on the last page to contact CF/CNS and you have not received a response; until we correct the problem with the Webform, please write us directly using the E-mail address above; and (2) tell us what your favorite charity, or non-profit organization, is and if we agree we'll join you in offering financial support and strengthening its impact.  We're always looking for deserving charities to assist, particularly those that do not have huge advertising budgets.

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 XX ……NUMBER 5……JANUARY 14, 2019

* News ...  Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy has announced requesting, in a 15-page letter, that President Donald Trump declare a major disaster in Alaska, so the state can receive a full assortment of federal financial aid, because the destructive magnitude 7.0 earthquake the state experienced on November 30, 2018 has overwhelmed the state's ability to manage disaster recovery; the Governor says that, since the summer of 2013, the state has been burdened by more than $240 million in disaster costs because the state is already managing 14 state-declared disasters of various types and 11 federally-declared disasters.

* Business...The New York Stock Exchange announces that, in trading of (ownership) shares in U.S. and foreign companies, 3.437+ billion shares of stock have changed hands today, with shares of Pacific Gas & Electric Company decreasing 52.36 percent in value, more than shares of any other company.

* Sports... The National Hockey League (NHL) reports, as Kids' Newstime went to press, that, in the Eastern Conference, Tampa Bay leads Toronto and the Atlantic Division by 14 points, and Washington (Metropolitan Division) leads Columbus by 2, in total points; meantime, in the Western Conference, Winnipeg leads Nashville and the Central Division by 2 points, and Calgary leads San Jose by 3 points 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 Butte, Montana, at minus 5 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 Europe and the Asian continent, earlier today, were of magnitude 4.7 on the Asian continent (91.5 miles north of Ormāra, Balochistān, Pakistan) and 4.5 in Europe (4.8 miles west of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy).  (With an atlas or a globe of the Earth, kids, find these places as quickly as you can.)

* Today in history ... 80 years ago: January 14, 1939–-CBS Radio broadcasts the first episode of Honolulu Bound, 30-minute musical comedy program that was also known as The Phil Baker Show.

* A Quotation worth Theodore Roosevelt (26TH U.S. President): "In my Message to the present Congress at its first session I discussed at length the question of the regulation of those big corporations commonly doing an interstate business, often with some tendency to monopoly, which are popularly known as trusts.  The experience of the past year has emphasized, in my opinion, the desirability of the steps I then proposed.  A fundamental requisite of social efficiency is a high standard of individual energy and excellence; but this is in no wise inconsistent with power to act in combination for aims which can not so well be achieved by the individual acting alone.  A fundamental base of civilization is the inviolability of property; but this is in no wise inconsistent with the right of society to regulate the exercise of the artificial powers which it confers upon the owners of property, under the name of corporate franchises, in such a way as to prevent the misuse of these powers."  (Second Annual Message, dated December 2, 1902)

requisite=requirement; in no wise=in no way; can not=cannot; fundamental=basic; inviolability=secure from violation; confers upon=grants; franchises=licenses, permits or charters.