Font looks rough/jagged in Internet Explorer

Please take a look at the header section of this page: www.mwebdev.com/at.html. Look at the large text in the middle. Wait for the text to change (it's a slideshow). When the text changes, the font becomes very ugly and jagged in IE 6 and 7. It looks fine in FireFox.

Is this a CSS problem? I've bumped my head for hours trying to figure this out. Please help!

Thanks in advance.
isaacr25Asked:
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lharrispvCommented:
try giving the font a background color.  If needed you can also set the opacity so it does not show up.  For some reason IE does not play nice with fade effects and transparent background.
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Britt ThompsonSr. Systems EngineerCommented:
Internet Explorer renders fonts differently from Firefox... the text always appears more jagged but it may be extra jagged if you have this setting disabled in Internet Explorer

In IE >> Tools >> Internet Options >> Advanced tab >> find the "Multimedia" section >> check "Always use ClearType for HTML"
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isaacr25Author Commented:
lharrispv,
If I add the following code, then my entire paragraph disappears. How do I make only the background color tranparent (and not the text)?
background-color: #cccccc;
filter: alpha(opacity=0);

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lharrispvCommented:
give the opacity a higher number like 80 or 90 and give it a go again.... or check this post out

http://jszen.blogspot.com/2005/04/ie-bold-text-opacity-problem.html
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isaacr25Author Commented:
I need the background color to not show at all. This really messes up the design.
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lharrispvCommented:
what if you make a gif, png or jpg that matches the bg you have on there and set that as the bg to the div?
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isaacr25Author Commented:
The size of the div is dynamic. It changes as the slideshow changes content. I assume this would mess things up with a background image, correct?
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lharrispvCommented:
no make the image small like you would for the bg of say a body tag.. maybe 5 or px wide by however high the div is (that appears to be static).  Then set the background-repeat: repeat-x; (I think that is the horizantal one.. not enough coffee yet this AM)...
reember the width of the image would have to be as small as possible but wide enough that it could accomplish your pattern
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isaacr25Author Commented:
If I use this background image approach, I would like to image to blend in to the existing background. So could I take a slice of the current header background and match it that way?
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