It's a bit worse: the Footnote Template does not have angle brackets where you might expect them; here is the format:
[ItemID], <i>[Newspaper]</i>< /[[TranslatedName]/]>, [PubPlace], [Date]<, [Details]><. [Annotation]>.
So my use of this template generated a literal footnote as follows:
1. [ItemID], Toronto Star, Toronto, Ontario, 29 September 2008, [Details]. [Annotation].
Seems like a big mistake for the standard template to not use angle brackets around ItemID.
Also, although there are angle brackets around Details and Annotation. they still showed up in the actual footnote as noted above - why??
EDIT: When I modified (a copy of) the source template to add angle brackets around "[ItemID]", the report generated after that no longer included "[Details]" nor "[Annotation]". Strange.