More than 4 news server connections with pan
The pan news reader only allows 4 connections per news server when using the GUI. However, by manually editing ~/.pan2/servers.xml, you can increase the connection limit to an arbitrary number (well, at least 20, which is the limit for my newsfeed).
... <connection-limit>4</connection-limit> ...
Restart pan if it is already running for the change to take effect.