I am getting daily errors for the logrotate
these are not serious errors, but I still want to get rid of them
here is the error I get in /var/log/messages


logrotate: error: stat of /var/log/news/news.crit failed: Permission denied
logrotate: error: stat of /var/log/news/news.err failed: Permission denied
logrotate: error: stat of /var/log/news/news.notice failed: Permission denied

here is my /etc/logrotate.conf

Code:
cat /etc/logrotate.conf
# see "man logrotate" for details
# rotate log files weekly
weekly

# keep 4 weeks worth of backlogs
rotate 4

# create new (empty) log files after rotating old ones
create

# use date as a suffix of the rotated file
dateext

# uncomment this if you want your log files compressed
#compress

# comment these to switch compression to use gzip or another
# compression scheme
compresscmd /usr/bin/bzip2
uncompresscmd /usr/bin/bunzip2

# former versions had to have the compressext set accordingly
#compressext .bz2

# RPM packages drop log rotation information into this directory
include /etc/logrotate.d

# no packages own wtmp and btmp -- we'll rotate them here
#/var/log/wtmp {
#    monthly
#    create 0664 root utmp
#       minsize 1M
#    rotate 1
#}
#
# /var/log/btmp {
#   missingok
#    monthly
#    create 0600 root utmp
#    rotate 1
#}

# system-specific logs may be also be configured here.

debugging:
logrotate -v /etc/logrotate.conf

Code:
rotating pattern: /var/log/news/news.crit /var/log/news/news.err /var/log/news/news.notice  4194304 bytes (99 rotations)
empty log files are not rotated, old logs are removed
switching euid to 9 and egid to 13
considering log /var/log/news/news.crit
error: stat of /var/log/news/news.crit failed: Permission denied
considering log /var/log/news/news.err
error: stat of /var/log/news/news.err failed: Permission denied
considering log /var/log/news/news.notice
error: stat of /var/log/news/news.notice failed: Permission denied
switching euid to 0 and egid to 0

permissions of the files
Code:
-rw-------  1 news news    0 2012-05-14 14:29 news.crit
-rw-------  1 news news    0 2012-05-14 14:29 news.err
-rw-------  1 news news    0 2012-05-14 14:29 news.notice
I noticed this in the debug:
switching euid to 9 and egid to 13

there is no configuration set to change the permissions, why is it doing this ?
euid means effective UID, but I am not sure what 9 means
this looks the root cause, but how to deal with it?