I'm sorry about that message. Quite frankly I didn't even realize it was there anymore. The coding in my index file is actually:
'<p class="head">Filed in <?php the_category(','); ?> By <?php the_author() ?> - <?php comments_popup_link(__('Comments (0)'), __('Comments (1)'), __('Comments (%)')); ?><?php include(ABSPATH . 'wp-comments.php'); ?>
<?php endforeach; else: ?><?php _e('Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.'); ?> <?php endif; ?>
<?php require_once( 'skinnerfoot.php' ); ?>'
It was ignoring my '</P>' tag that was before the '</td>' tag. It now reads them both however it still doesn't work.