I finally removed the built in slider program and the other I tried and used "Soliloquy." Since then I have had no problems. The other slider I downloaded just in case it did pan out was ... "Cyclone Slider 2."
Shortcodes Ultimate was another plug-in I found that just is beyond belief. I have come to find that the default plug ins that come with themes, be they Parabola or Weaver 11 pro may not always be the best. Lots of research needed before downloading plug-ins. The WP shopping cart is another questionable one. I believe WP Simple Paypal Shopping cart might be preferable. Have not really begun using it but I am hopeful. Stat counters are also a bit tricky.
Totally agree with one comment. These LARGE sliders can be overwhelming to the visitor, esp. at the default speed settings. At least adjust those turnovers upwards to make them less distracting.