Sharing the solution in case it helps someone else.
This is an issue with having "register_globals" turned on in your php.ini
the search object is named "WAGS_custom_search"
and it saves a session variable "WAGS_custom_search"
and with that setting turned on they overwrite each other
I updated the include file to use a different session variable name
This should be corrected in the next update to free tools.
I looked at files and saw a date change on webassist>google>search>object>wa_google_search.php so I am guessing that is the changed file.
And then another question. These were just test pages, and now I need to incorporate into site and replace an older search system. Will the error work itself back in upon recreating a new search set? I do know how to turn off globals in php.ini. Would that change hurt any other php systems on this huge site? Good idea, bad idea?
Thanks again, Jason.