As a result of the war, I've been looking at a much wider variety of news web sites than usual. Far and away, the most innovative page design I've seen is at the International Herald Tribune's web site. Check out this article: "IHT: U.S. takes on elite guard"... in particular, they've successfully incorporated a multi-column format into a single page, avoided the need for scrolling (a relatively difficult and imprecise interaction in window interfaces) and yet allows users to change to other traditional layouts if they desire. Try the buttons at the lower right of the screen. Also, the page structure, design and advertising are incorporated really well into an integrated package. I wish the New York Times (which own the IHT) had this nice a page design.