Didn't get much help on my original post:
(thanks Class for what you could provide)...
So I thought I'd retry with a different subject line... I'm getting 404 errors on permalinks and I think the problem is that AllowOverride is not enabled. My host won't enable it in the httpd.config file as suggested in the Codex (http://codex.wordpress.org/using_permalinks), and they say I should be able to change it in .htaccess. However, they won't tell me how! I've tried adding
to the .htaccess file, but it brings down the site with a 500 Internal Server Error. What is the proper way to do this? Thanks!