ok i ftpd new style page w/the changes you suggested. however, don't you see how the footer now is being moved up because #volun_msg is now smaller? even if i add to the height and width of #volun_msg to compensate, the original problem still remains:
IE6 #volun_msg width is bigger than in other browsers and is extending into the guys suit AND the black background is still present on the farthest right side of the #volun_msg.
IE7 is adding a horizontal scrollbar and on the far right side there is the black background
*black background was added to clearly show that the paper background is not meeting the width in only IE6 and IE7.