Thank you for the replay and the ideas.
I tried both ideas. No go still. I also read the article that was forwarded. This is very strange. I also tried deploying a simple example from my book with a web page and a servlet. I received the same error as I described able. Is there somewhere I have to tell tomCat to "enable" servlets. I can see the servlet file being deployed perfictly. Am I querying the servlet with an incorrect URL?
(I've attacthed both ears I modified for the above response)
Anymore ideas would be appriciated.