Php newb..mysql form question

i get this error when i run the following script **addnews.php:

**Parse error**:  parse error, expecting `T_STRING' or `T_VARIABLE' or `T_NUM_STRING' in **c:\apache\htdocs\phpsite\addnews.php** on line **14**

My table news consists of id, postdate, title, newstext

Heres my code for the script:

<form name="toSave" method="post"
<input type="text" name="title" size="20" /><br> 
<input type="text" name="newstext" size="20" />
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="submit" />

$db=mysql_connect("localhost", "username", "pass") or die("Could not connect to localhost."); mysql_select_db("alex", $db) or die("Could not find database alex");

$querySQL = "insert into news (postdate, title,
newstext) values (CURDATE(), $_POST['title'], $_POST['newstext'])";
if(!$querySQL) error_message(sql_error());


i cant figure out the problem and I am fairly news to all of this…please help:)