Previous to my original post I have tried changing from Royal Blue to Standard and to Old School several times. Same odd display behavior.
Hmm just tried Indigo after reading the post from rtur. Displays corectly with Indigo. I switched back to Standard and the text disapears again. Back to Indigo, OK. Back to Standard nope text gone again. Back to Indigo displays corectly again.
Guess I'll try to reinstall Standard? Seems like Standard would be pretty Standard. :-)
Are there any files outside of the themes directory structure that I should verify / re install?