NewsStallion is a 'blog' style news posting script written in Escapade. It uses MySQL and features a lot of the elements that you'd expect from a webased content adding/editing and deleting system such as auto-dating, templates, smileys, and limiting the number of posts displayed.
NewsPiper is an RSS/Web news reader and news ticker in one. It scans your favorites news sites (cnn., foxnews, etc.) or RSS newsfeeds, retrieves news and displays it in the usual three panes newsreader interface (channels, news titles, news details) and in a news ticker bar placed at the top of your desktop. NewsPiper can also speak the news headlines and details so it can be used as 'radio' tuner for RSS news feeds.