I came across an issue I wanted to share with all of you. I decided to look into Velocity as a part of my exploration of MVC, servlets, and JSP. I found a well reviewed book and started to work through the examples. I found that if a template had more than one line, only the last line would appear. I was using BBEdit as my editor for the template and on a hunch I switched from Mac line endings to Unix line endings. Now all of the lines fromthe template appear.
So, I am guessing there is an issue, maybe configuration parameter, that needs to be addressed.