Just finishing fine tuning my NNTP reader. This is a stateless news reader that requires outgoing permission to TCP Port 119. I guessed NNTP is less and less important since many corporation is blocking access out to abritary port these days. Once I zip up my app with source code (and find a location to store it), I'll post again. If you wish to try and you are in Corp net, please install Firewall Client.
This reader is done 100% with Avalon. A real useful app. Check out the screenshot @ here [Just updated]