--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -1,17 +1,17 @@
 Summary of important user-visible changes for releases of the control package
 
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-control-2.x.y   Release Date: 2013-mm-dd   Release Manager: Lukas Reichlin
+control-2.6.0   Release Date: 2013-10-24   Release Manager: Lukas Reichlin
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 ** LTI models
-   -- Support for name-based channel selection in various commands.  Example:
-      sys = Boeing707, sys('pitch', {'rudder', 'thrust'})
+   -- Support for name-based channel selection in various commands.
+      Example:  sys = Boeing707, sys('pitch', {'rudder', 'thrust'})
       instead of  sys(2, [2, 1]).
    -- New properties "ingroup" and "outgroup" to pool several channels:
       sys.ingroup.controls = [3, 1], sys.outgroup.measurements = [1, 2]
       sys('measurements', 'controls')  instead of  sys([1, 2], [3, 1]).
-   -- Support names instead of indices in commands like feedback and xperm.
+   -- Support names instead of indices in commands like "feedback" and "xperm".
 
 ** connect
    Support name-based interconnections.  This means that the LTI models passed