I think I just figured out the problem. The seemingly missing text is tagged as "color: Transparent" in the HTML code. (That explains Isse 1 and Issue 2, since the search text is highlighted in Issue 2.)
I'm still curious why this looks fine to some of us, but not to others. We're all using IE9 (supposedly, since I asked if anyone was using a different browser and/or using Google Chrome first). If anyone knows more about why this would suddently surface as a problem in RH9, let me know. I'll keep looking in the forums to try to find out how to globally fix this, but if anyone knows offhand how to globablly change this, please let me know. It's a *massive* project that I inherited (literally thousands of topics), so a global change would be extremely helpful. Thanks.
First of all check that the source files are located on a local drive when you open the RH project.
As for changing the HTML you could handle this by a tool such as FAR HTML. Take a copy of your project before doing anything though, just in case.
Thanks for the tip about FAR HTML. I'll check it out.
Check out whole project.