I have been using this mod for a couple days now, after I figured out how to add it to ezportal. A demo can be seen at http://www.jeffrusso.net
After using the mod and figuring how it works. I fixed some bugs in the pagination function, corrected the incorrect calling of some varibles, and added the ability to post private news.
If you posted news in a private forum before it would be displayed to everyone, and if the user clicked the link to goto viewtopic it would give the error message about the topic not existing. I made it so you can now post private news and the users will only see what they have the privilege to see.
I contacted Codemonkey, the author of the mod, and he has given me permission to release an updated version and further the development of the mod.
I also plan on including instructions on how to add this to ezportal.
If there is interest I will start another topic with the updated code and we can go from there. I will await peoples response.