Edit: It seems like I was in a hurry. Webopius has actually developed a module hosted in Drupal.org and located at http://drupal.org/project/googlenews. This module is also going to be integrated with the XML sitemap module. Something I think will be best. One module to rule them all.
PS: By the way, my module UC Clear Roles was promoted to a full project a few days ago and you may find it at http://drupal.org/project/uc_clear_roles. If you also want to check the roadmap for how it became a full project, you might as well check the project application page. It was a long year but I finally made it!