OK so a little detail from what I am seeing. The column value on a working page is displayed as such:
<?php echo($WADAtrial_users->getColumnVal("city")); ?>
However on the none working page is displayed like this:
<?php echo($row_WADAtrial_users['fname']); ?> which is the old way, and not for nothing but how the heck do you insert a recordset value to a page, you used to be able to expand the recordset and click and insert, but I see nothing of the sort now.