Answering Matt's question, I guess he updated his post from way back instead of a new post so it is not sorted at the bottom of the thread.
I'm just curious. Can you allow only "admins" to make sticky/locked topics? Although it's not necessary *at all* I think it would be an addition to consider sometime down the road!
Only users with Edit permissions on the page or forums module can create sticky threads or sticky posts. It is not limited to Admins but users without edit permissions cannot create sticky threads or posts currently.