I've managed to use FireBug (if using it is what you can call my complete lack of experience, with it) on the page, and have gleamed from it that:
1) The secondary page is being called, is processing the data without error, and is actually producing and sending back the HTML that I intended for it to create.
2) The primary page is still getting the "No more articles to retrieve" message, despite #1.
C) I'm pulling my hair out and should be completely bald (and bleeding) before tomorrow.
If anyone knows of a website that can offer ColdFusion help that isn't controlled by neurotic, pedantic jerks* (stackoverflow.com), please PM me with a link.
* The neurotic, pedantic jerks are not the owners; just the people who are in control of the "popularity contest".