Issue is NOT Java 7. I uninstalled Java 7 from dev - no change.
What could be denying "read" access to a Solr collection?????
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".