g1smd - 9:24 am on Apr 13, 2013 (gmt 0)
With the additional soft anchors, the %1 should be changed to %2 in the rule target.
Don't use Redirect or Redirectmatch here. Use only RewriteRule syntax for redirects and rewrites. There can be problems if you mix mod_rewrite and mod_alias directives in the same site.
Replace queryname=([a-z]+) with newsid=([0-9]+) too.