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Oh my. I can't believe I didn't see that. :) It is possible it updated in stages and it wasn't there when I looked. :) well, we all need some excuse.  Thank you!!!!!!! :)
I'll join the voting for this feature; I like the notice asset idea too. We're trying to determine a way to do this within the current framework -- and have toyed with a cloned breaking news ticker across the top with mixed results. Still a lot of handling needed. We need something that works similar to the calendar submissions --- schools/etc. send an email to a specific address, which ends up as an unpublished asset in our blox system, and then an editor can read and post.