PHPNews is very powerful News Publishing software. Features multiple users (4 different types of access), multi language support, categories, comments, censor list, IP Banning, customisable templates, XHTML 1.0 Strict, Valid CSS plus loads more.
PHPNews is a great little script. I believe it started out life as AtomicPenguinNews, then PHPFreeNews and now PHPNews. I'm not sure if it is still in development. I have used it a couple of times over the years for now defunct website projects. It's what you need when you need a database backend and a news publishing system to integrate into an existing website without having to deploy a full-blown CMS such as Drupal or Joomla. There are many things that I wish it would do, but it is great for what it is. I appreciate all the development that has gone into it by whomever has contributed. Thanks. The main thing I wish I could do with it is to display news.php by category. As it is now, you can only list a category of headlines with the headline links linking to the full news.php list which has all news articles listed.