well fixing the overflow seemed to solve it. Would you please check in IE and see what you think? My idea of overflow:auto was that if there was stuff in the division that ovelfowed it the division would expand to accommodate . As far as I can tell nothing overflows. Nor did it before I changed auto to hidden.
As for my table display tag affecting the feature division. It the display style is way down on the page and is in the content division, which is outside the #featured division where the problem was This whole section is code for the display of our MySQL - and believe me it was a nightmare