How to nofollow multicolumns.tpl ?

Im using multicolumns.tpl to generate some featured items on my homepage. I want these items to be nofollowed because I do not want my homepage PR to be diluted by them. Can someone show me where to place the nofollow?

I’ve tried:

But that doesn’t work. I’m probably not even in the right spot.:rolleyes:

I know I can use robots.txt, but I still want these items followed in their respective categories.

Thank you for your help!