I think I may have painted myself into a corner. I need to find a plugin, if such a thing exists, that will be a slider/text combo.
He would like, when there is a mouseover the image, text about the special event in the picture appear in place of the image. He does not have resources to make new images, so that is out. He will be able to handle uploading a pic and adding some text.
To complicate matters, the rough I came up with had the image/rollover area with a kind of odd shape (Featured News Area on the top of the right column): http://blackbeltleadershipacademy.com/idea1and3-updated.jpg. I may, if I'm terribly clever, be able to figure out some css to do the shape (or close to it).
So, any ideas how I can this area an easily editable rollover with text and images? Yeah, me neither.