ok...it is apparent there is a disconnect here.
Admin > Edit Categories
There are 6 options top level categories here.
3 use template 0...3 use template 1
5 out of the 6 work....only one does not.
I have gone into the one that doesnt numerous times and reset the "Template Type" field to something else...then back to what it should be (as stated in previous emails...there are only two items to select here anyway)
This has no impact at all.
Is there something other than "Template type" I should be changing?