Mind you, having played around with emacs -Q and my test file, I have run into another bug. If I specify org-indent in the startup options, I get a very strange indentation. See attached screenshot. I wonder if this is related to my problem?
Thanks, eric -- : Eric S Fraga (0xFFFCF67D), Emacs 220.127.116.11, Org release_8.3beta-1147-g0e5069