With the announcements that have just been created, I'm not too sure that the way it was set up was optimal…
You see, we already have the news archives, and the announcements (IMO) are in fact news. Yet I see a need for the announcements box on the home pages.
I propose that we remove the "announcements" category, and simply add functionality to the current news system.
Instead of having the "_news" tag, we have the "_announcement" tag.
This would be better because announcements could be set up to be part of the 83/68k/both portal(s). You can also (with ease) make announcements (not) display within the "news" section of the site. Also, I would prefer that all communication to the public be managed in one place, rather than two.