I tried the #container fix and it worked, BUT, now it throws a bottom scroll bar on it (granted that I am working on an old laptop with a smaller screen).
I’ve also tried the repeating background trick that you mentioned a few times/ways for the menu but I couldn’t get it to work. I must have put it in the wrong spot. When I deleted the last <li> that holds the 440px graphic, its replaced by white space.
I guess if I can’t get the background image figured out, I’ll go with it as is, unless someone has any other suggestions.