The standard first step for problems that manifest in a single file is export to either .idml or .inx, depending onthe version of ID. See Remove minor corruption by exporting
That said, it actually sounds like you have Overprint Preview turned on.
Are you in preview mode?
With nothing selected hit the W key.
Can you tell i'm a rookie? LOL .... I been wrestling with this for a couple weeks and finally decided to make a post here. Thank you guys. Both of you.