Since there doesn't seem to be much happening in the news section thesedays (I bet there are people here who don't even know we have one) how about opening it up for general posting? I can see a number of posts in other sections that would go much better there:

The moderation system seems to cope fairly well with posts in other sections and I'm sure that everyone in the community would have a fairly similar idea of what news would be appropriate

I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.