I have news on my site and they stopped upating from the feeds i paid for. However the news were designed without cron being used and yes the news update automatically thorough some other php files. I have no idea what files or php files are used to automate evrything but I want that fixed somehow. The templates used are smarty templates on the site and most of the time you will probably have to sarch through files and somehow figure out how it all works. If you have any specific questions, let me know.