Why are you using that version of Jquery with the plugin, if I may ask? It looks like it will work with jquery 1.7.1 It might be that APEX itself is having an issue with you running that newer of a version of jquery....
Thank you for replying.
I went with that version in case there were other components that we could use that might need a newer version than 1.7.1. And I was also thinking that the newest version would have the code from the older versions.
Did I make a mistake?
Apparently something was perhaps cached because when I came into work today and ran the page to start looking at it again the Select List was working correctly.