Yes, you are correct. A search turned up someone else with the exact same problem - and the solution.
Thanks for your help.
For anyone else who comes across this thread with the same problem, the solution is to go to Admin/Modules and set the News module to USE BOTH (Left and Right blocks). This will cause the right blocks to show.
Server specs (Server OS / Apache / MySQL / PHP / DragonflyCMS):
Apache 2 on W2K Server
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