i don't know if people are using other plugins for breaking news feeds but this plugin actually does the trick for me. there are a few modifications i had to make though and if anyone else is interested here's how I managed to:
- change the font used by the plugin - rss-scroller.php line 63
<div style="...use @font-face, font-family or any other styling you need for your text
- open rss links in a new tab/window - rss-scroller.php line 58
$content = '<a href="'.$link.'" title="'.mysql_real_escape_string( $title ).'" target="_blank">'.mysql_real_escape_string( $title ).'</a>';if you notice there's just a target="_blank" in there and that does the trick.
All credits to the author for this pretty nice plugin.