I just wound up flashing back to the Hero theme, where I was able to clear the screens.
But my issues persisted, so I assume I just had a bad wipe from back when I migrated to JF 1.5, and so I wiped again. This has resolved all the problems.
Wipes are nice, but app data is fickle and not friendly. Having to redo the settings of Ringo, Locale, Power Manager and many more is just annoying.