Now on to my question:
I have looked back at several entries over the past few weeks and over the recreate navigation bar tutorial trying to find the answer to this question, but no such luck. I've seen several layouts with what I want my navigation bar to do, so I know it is possible (for instance http://www.livejournal.com/users/mightyafrodite/).
Am I just not looking close enough at the Recreate Navigation Bar tutorial? Is the answer in there? Thanks!