I think I have tried everything possible to get these two things to work together. I'm not a whiz at REALLY advanced javascript, which is exactly what most of the sidebar scripting is. I'm having trouble getting that and the VBScript to work on the same page...

SIDEBAR:

(In the <head> of my document)
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<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="navigator.css">

<SCRIPT SRC="menu/ssm.js" language="JavaScript1.2">
//Dynamic-FX slide in menu v6.5 (By maXimus, maximus@nsimail.com)
//Site: http://maximus.ravecore.com/
//For full source, and 100's more DHTML scripts, visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com
</SCRIPT>

<SCRIPT SRC="menu/ssmItems.js" language="JavaScript1.2"></SCRIPT>

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ssm.js looks like this:

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//Static Slide Menu 6.5 MaXimuS 2000-2001, All Rights Reserved.
//Site: http://www.absolutegb.com/maximus
//E-mail: maximus@nsimail.com
//Script featured on Dynamic Drive (http://www.dynamicdrive.com)

NS6 = (document.getElementById&&!document.all)
IE = (document.all)
NS = (navigator.appName=="Netscape" && navigator.appVersion.charAt(0)=="4")

tempBar='';barBuilt=0;ssmItems=new Array();

moving=setTimeout('null',1)
function moveOut() {
if ((NS6||NS)&&parseInt(ssm.left)<0 || IE && ssm.pixelLeft<0) {
clearTimeout(moving);moving = setTimeout('moveOut()', slideSpeed);slideMenu(10)}
else {clearTimeout(moving);moving=setTimeout('null',1)}};
function moveBack() {clearTimeout(moving);moving = setTimeout('moveBack1()', waitTime)}
function moveBack1() {
if ((NS6||NS) && parseInt(ssm.left)>(-menuWidth) || IE && ssm.pixelLeft>(-menuWidth)) {
clearTimeout(moving);moving = setTimeout('moveBack1()', slideSpeed);slideMenu(-10)}
else {clearTimeout(moving);moving=setTimeout('null',1)}}
function slideMenu(num){
if (IE) {ssm.pixelLeft += num;}
if (NS||NS6) {ssm.left = parseInt(ssm.left)+num;}
if (NS) {bssm.clip.right+=num;bssm2.clip.right+=num;}}

function makeStatic() {
if (NS||NS6) {winY = window.pageYOffset;}
if (IE) {winY = document.body.scrollTop;}
if (NS6||IE||NS) {
if (winY!=lastY&&winY>YOffset-staticYOffset) {
smooth = .2 * (winY - lastY - YOffset + staticYOffset);}
else if (YOffset-staticYOffset+lastY>YOffset-staticYOffset) {
smooth = .2 * (winY - lastY - (YOffset-(YOffset-winY)));}
else {smooth=0}
if(smooth > 0) smooth = Math.ceil(smooth);
else smooth = Math.floor(smooth);
if (IE) bssm.pixelTop+=smooth;
if (NS6||NS) bssm.top=parseInt(bssm.top)+smooth
lastY = lastY+smooth;
setTimeout('makeStatic()', 1)}}

function buildBar() {
if(barText.indexOf('<IMG')>-1) {tempBar=barText}
else{for (b=0;b<barText.length;b++) {tempBar+=barText.charAt(b)+"<BR>"}}
document.write('<td align="center" rowspan="100" width="'+barWidth+'" bgcolor="'+barBGColor+'" valign="'+barVAlign+'"><p align="center"><font face="'+barFontFamily+'" Size="'+barFontSize+'" COLOR="'+barFontColor+'"><B>'+tempBar+'</B></font></p></TD>')}

function initSlide() {
if (NS6){ssm=document.getElementById("thessm").style;bssm=document.getElementById("basessm").style;
bssm.clip="rect(0 "+document.getElementById("thessm").offsetWidth+" "+document.getElementById("thessm").offsetHeight+" 0)";ssm.visibility="visible";}
else if (IE) {ssm=document.all("thessm").style;bssm=document.all("basessm").style
bssm.clip="rect(0 "+thessm.offsetWidth+" "+thessm.offsetHeight+" 0)";bssm.visibility = "visible";}
else if (NS) {bssm=document.layers["basessm1"];
bssm2=bssm.document.layers["basessm2"];ssm=bssm2.document.layers["thessm"];
bssm2.clip.left=0;ssm.visibility = "show";}
if (menuIsStatic=="yes") makeStatic();}

function buildMenu() {
if (IE||NS6) {document.write('<DIV ID="basessm" style="visibility:hidden;Position : Absolute ;Left : '+XOffset+' ;Top : '+YOffset+' ;Z-Index : 20;width:'+(menuWidth+barWidth+10)+'"><DIV ID="thessm" style="Position : Absolute ;Left : '+(-menuWidth)+' ;Top : 0 ;Z-Index : 20;" onmouseover="moveOut()" onmouseout="moveBack()">')}
if (NS) {document.write('<LAYER name="basessm1" top="'+YOffset+'" LEFT='+XOffset+' visibility="show"><ILAYER name="basessm2"><LAYER visibility="hide" name="thessm" bgcolor="'+menuBGColor+'" left="'+(-menuWidth)+'" onmouseover="moveOut()" onmouseout="moveBack()">')}
if (NS6){document.write('<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="'+(menuWidth+barWidth+2)+'" bgcolor="'+menuBGColor+'"><TR><TD>')}
document.write('<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" width="'+(menuWidth+barWidth+2)+'" bgcolor="'+menuBGColor+'">');
for(i=0;i<ssmItems.length;i++) {
if(!ssmItems[i][3]){ssmItems[i][3]=menuCols;ssmItems[i][5]=menuWidth-1}
else if(ssmItems[i][3]!=menuCols)ssmItems[i][5]=Math.round(menuWidth*(ssmItems[i][3]/menuCols)-1);
if(ssmItems[i-1]&&ssmItems[i-1][4]!="no"){document.write('<TR>')}
if(!ssmItems[i][1]){
document.write('<td bgcolor="'+hdrBGColor+'" HEIGHT="'+hdrHeight+'" ALIGN="'+hdrAlign+'" VALIGN="'+hdrVAlign+'" WIDTH="'+ssmItems[i][5]+'" COLSPAN="'+ssmItems[i][3]+'">&nbsp;<font face="'+hdrFontFamily+'" Size="'+hdrFontSize+'" COLOR="'+hdrFontColor+'"><b>'+ssmItems[i][0]+'</b></font></td>')}
else {if(!ssmItems[i][2])ssmItems[i][2]=linkTarget;
document.write('<TD BGCOLOR="'+linkBGColor+'" onmouseover="bgColor=\''+linkOverBGColor+'\'" onmouseout="bgColor=\''+linkBGColor+'\'" WIDTH="'+ssmItems[i][5]+'" COLSPAN="'+ssmItems[i][3]+'"><ILAYER><LAYER onmouseover="bgColor=\''+linkOverBGColor+'\'" onmouseout="bgColor=\''+linkBGColor+'\'" WIDTH="100%" ALIGN="'+linkAlign+'"><DIV ALIGN="'+linkAlign+'"><FONT face="'+linkFontFamily+'" Size="'+linkFontSize+'">&nbsp;<A HREF="'+ssmItems[i][1]+'" target="'+ssmItems[i][2]+'" CLASS="ssmItems">'+ssmItems[i][0]+'</DIV></LAYER></ILAYER></TD>')}
if(ssmItems[i][4]!="no"&&barBuilt==0){buildBar();barBuilt=1}
if(ssmItems[i][4]!="no"){document.write('</TR>')}}
document.write('</table>')
if (NS6){document.write('</TD></TR></TABLE>')}
if (IE||NS6) {document.write('</DIV></DIV>')}
if (NS) {document.write('</LAYER></ILAYER></LAYER>')}
theleft=-menuWidth;lastY=0;setTimeout('initSlide();', 1)}

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and ssmItems.js looks like this:

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/*
Configure menu styles below
NOTE: To edit the link colors, go to the STYLE tags and edit the ssm2Items colors
*/
YOffset=150; // no quotes!!
XOffset=0;
staticYOffset=30; // no quotes!!
slideSpeed=20 // no quotes!!
waitTime=100; // no quotes!! this sets the time the menu stays out for after the mouse goes off it.
menuBGColor="black";
menuIsStatic="yes"; //this sets whether menu should stay static on the screen
menuWidth=150; // Must be a multiple of 10! no quotes!!
menuCols=2;
hdrFontFamily="verdana";
hdrFontSize="2";
hdrFontColor="white";
hdrBGColor="#170088";
hdrAlign="center";
hdrVAlign="center";
hdrHeight="15";
linkFontFamily="Verdana";
linkFontSize="2";
linkBGColor="brown";
linkOverBGColor="#FFFF99";
linkTarget="_top";
linkAlign="Center";
barBGColor="#170088";
barFontFamily="Verdana";
barFontSize="2";
barFontColor="white";
barVAlign="center";
barWidth=20; // no quotes!!
barText="NAVIGATION"; // <IMG> tag supported. Put exact html for an image to show.

///////////////////////////

// ssmItems[...]=[name, link, target, colspan, endrow?] - leave 'link' and 'target' blank to make a header
ssmItems[0]=["Menu"] //create header
ssmItems[1]=["Projects", "projects.txt", ""]
ssmItems[2]=["The Slotmaster", "SLOTMASTER/slotmaster.html",""]
ssmItems[3]=["Chinese Zodiac", "ChineseZodiac.html", ""]
ssmItems[4]=["SPI", "SPI.html", "_new"]
ssmItems[5]=["Submit Script", "http://www.dynamicdrive.com/submitscript.htm", ""]
ssmItems[6]=["Keypress", "keypress.hta", ""]

ssmItems[7]=["FAQ", "http://www.dynamicdrive.com/faqs.htm", "", 1, "no"] //create two column row
ssmItems[8]=["Email", "http://www.dynamicdrive.com/contact.htm", "",1]

ssmItems[9]=["Contact Information", "", ""] //create header
ssmItems[10]=["REGULATORKILLZ (leader)", "www.mtgnews.com", ""]
ssmItems[11]=["WHITE FLASH", "http://www.freewarejava.com", ""]
ssmItems[12]=["WEB SITE DESIGNER", "mailto:sampleaddress@aol.com", ""]

buildMenu();

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The VB script for the alpha text is simply this:

(In the body of my document)

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<center>
<DIV ID=divTextA STYLE="position: absolute; font-family: Times New Roman;
font-weight:bold; font-size: 72px; color: blue; top: 150px;
left: 140px; height: 190px; width: 50%; filter: alpha(opacity=100)">
SOCOM
</DIV>

<DIV ID=divTextB STYLE="position: absolute; font-family: Verdana, Arial;
font-weight: bold; font-size: 54px; color: green; top: 175px; left: 270px;
height: 200px; width: 50%; filter: alpha(opacity=0)">
LEGENDS
</DIV>


<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="VBScript">
<!--

Sub window_OnLoad()
DoFade
End Sub

Sub DoFade
Dim iTimerID

' Change Transparency
divTextA.filters.alpha.opacity = divTextA.filters.alpha.opacity - 4
divTextB.filters.alpha.opacity = divTextB.filters.alpha.opacity + 4

if divTextA.filters.alpha.opacity > 0 then
iTimerID=SetTimeout("DoFade",140)
end if
End Sub

-->
</SCRIPT>
</center>

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It all doesn't seem so complicated once you break it down...

Thanks for the incredible time you've put in if you choose to respond.

-James