I have replaced the old 'New Additions' routine with yours and it works fine now!
I have also intergrated your preview mod as I thought it would be very usefull and user friendly. The script doesn't give me an error after its integration but now it no longer adds a (numeric) value for the ID field to the .db file but leaves it empty. The counter file is thus empty, too.
It thus won't display images (of newly added records) anymore either (as they are named after the ID field - which is now empty for each new post).
Uh, these Perl scripts are killing me !? *smile*