is this appropriate?
<?php $wp_query->set('orderby', 'menu_order'); $wp_query->set('order', 'ASC'); $wp_query->get_posts('category_name=crew'); ?> <?php get_posts('orderby=menu_order&order=ASC'); ?>
to attempt to show ONLY the posts that DO have the category "crew" checked? What if some posts are part of a child/sub category under crew (as in "former-crew")?
I am using custom templates...and using this method to order the results.