I checked the AddOns, both are there and enabled. I updated the Shockwave install for good measure.
I checked troubleshooting on the Java site, also checking display and graphics settings on the computer. I checked the source code for the site and it is clearly a java graphic as appears on MY computer. It's not an IE problem apparently as I have run it in FireFox and the same black fill appears.I turned off Windows firewall and finally received the java error msg....which tells ME nothing. "load: class com.objectplanet.chart.ChartApplet not found.
and so on......