Thank you very much for taking the time to look in on it. A couple of things, though.
Your point about the ads is well taken; obviously, they won't scale at different resolutions, so I'll just have to use a smaller ad format. As for the alignment of that stupid banner ad at the top, I've got to come up with another place to display it. (Perhaps in the loop, under the first post?).
I, too, have viewed the site under IE6. I usually pull the site up under IE, Opera, Firefox, and Lynx after an editing session to ensure that everything renders properly. After reading your comment about IE, I panicked and tried it out. It seems to render OK here. Perhaps you caught me in the middle of an edit? I was trying to get an Awstats plugin working last night/this morning, and it was trashing my whole layout until I deactivated it.
As for the sidebars: with this template, it's challenging to present all of the information I'd like to have in the sidebar, due to the space between the boxes, and the dragbar portion of the boxes themselves that take up so much room.
I guess maybe it is time to start thinking about a different theme. I've been thinking about a 3 column design for awhile anyway. Any suggestions in that regard?
Thanks again for your feedback, I really appreciate it.