tedster - 3:54 am on Jun 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
The title says that the articles are not being crawled. Does that information come from your server logs? If they're not even crawled, then being indexed or not is a moot point, since Google doesn't even see the content to rule on something like grammar or quality.
Not being crawled sounds like a technical issue to me. I've read that your News Sitemap must not be a regular sitemap (see this page [google.com] for the details) and Google also should not be pinged through Webmaster Tools.
Once you are accepted into the Google News program as a publisher, the bot should be asking for your News Sitemap several times a day - as long as they've got a correct URL for it.