I spent almost a week looking for a non applet solution for syndicating RSS feeds. I knew it could be done, but finding the code proved to be a major pain. Eventually I found this gents page, which is GREAT. Hes got an awesome tutorial on how to use the code and plenty of images to show you what you’re supposed to be doing.
Simplepie (I love the names of open source software) is a free solution to get the job of syndicating rss feeds done. I use it on my site (Blog headlines).