Here is my output without skipping 1 byte:
administrators-Computer:~/java/testArea admin$
java test Magic Cookie = 257, Total Length = 159, NumOF Fields = 7
===================================================================
FieldNameLength = 4, FieldName = name, Field Length = 64
FieldNameLength = 8, FieldName = location, Field Length = 64
FieldNameLength = 4, FieldName = size, Field Length = 4
FieldNameLength = 7, FieldName = smoking, Field Length = 1
FieldNameLength = 4, FieldName = rate, Field Length = 8
FieldNameLength = 4, FieldName = date, Field Length = 10
FieldNameLength = 5, FieldName = owner, Field Length = 8
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Palace Smallville 2 Y$150.00 2005/07/27
Castle Smallville 6 Y$220.00 2005/11/19
Excelsior Smallville 4 Y$230.00 2003/02/05
Palace Whoville 6 N$110.00 2005/09/11
Bed & Breakfast & Business Whoville 2 Y$100.00 2005/08/07
Grandview Whoville 6 Y$210.00 2003/06/10
Dew Drop Inn Metropolis 4 Y$240.00 2005/11/17
Excelsior Metropolis 6 Y$140.00 2005/02/28
Pandemonium Pleasantville 4 N$250.00 2004/12/0
2 Dew Drop Inn Pleasantville 6 N$160.00 2005/03/
04 Dew Drop Inn Digitopolis 4 N$190.00 2005/09
/17 Castle Digitopolis 4 N$90.00 2004/0
1/17 Bed & Breakfast & Business Digitopolis 6 Y$250.00 2003/
09/15 Bed & Breakfast & Business Atlantis 4 N$110.00 2003
/09/03 Excelsior Atlantis 6 Y$230.00 200
4/04/05 Grandview Atlantis 4 N$110.00 20
04/05/04 Elephant Inn EmeraldCity 6 Y$110.00 2
003/07/28 Splendide EmeraldCity 6 N$120.00
2003/06/10 Castle EmeraldCity 4 Y$150.00
2003/05/15 Splendide Bali Hai 6 Y$100.0
0 2005/04/06 Pandemonium Bali Hai 4 Y$150.
00 2003/08/01 Grandview Xanadu 6 N$150
.00 2003/08/02 Pandemonium Xanadu 2 N$13
0.00 2004/08/07 Castle Paravel 4 N$2
20.00 2004/09/14 Splendide Paravel 4 N$
110.00 2004/03/14 Palace Hobbiton 4 N
$90.00 2003/09/22 Grandview Hobbiton 4
Y$110.00 2004/01/03 Excelsior Hobbiton 4
N$110.00 2005/06/23 Castle Lendmarch 4
N$140.00 2003/09/17 Pandemonium Lendmarch 6
Y$230.00 2004/05/02 Grandview Lendmarch
And then I skip 1 byte and it lines up fine...
Magic Cookie = 257, Total Length = 159, NumOF Fields = 7
===================================================================
FieldNameLength = 4, FieldName = name, Field Length = 64
FieldNameLength = 8, FieldName = location, Field Length = 64
FieldNameLength = 4, FieldName = size, Field Length = 4
FieldNameLength = 7, FieldName = smoking, Field Length = 1
FieldNameLength = 4, FieldName = rate, Field Length = 8
FieldNameLength = 4, FieldName = date, Field Length = 10
FieldNameLength = 5, FieldName = owner, Field Length = 8
===================================================================
Palace Smallville 2 Y$150.00 2005/07/27
Castle Smallville 6 Y$220.00 2005/11/19
Excelsior Smallville 4 Y$230.00 2003/02/05
Palace Whoville 6 N$110.00 2005/09/11
Bed & Breakfast & Business Whoville 2 Y$100.00 2005/08/07
Grandview Whoville 6 Y$210.00 2003/06/10
Dew Drop Inn Metropolis 4 Y$240.00 2005/11/17
Excelsior Metropolis 6 Y$140.00 2005/02/28
Pandemonium Pleasantville 4 N$250.00 2004/12/02
Dew Drop Inn Pleasantville 6 N$160.00 2005/03/04
Dew Drop Inn Digitopolis 4 N$190.00 2005/09/17
Castle Digitopolis 4 N$90.00 2004/01/17
Bed & Breakfast & Business Digitopolis 6 Y$250.00 2003/09/15
Bed & Breakfast & Business Atlantis 4 N$110.00 2003/09/03
Excelsior Atlantis 6 Y$230.00 2004/04/05
Grandview Atlantis 4 N$110.00 2004/05/04
Elephant Inn EmeraldCity 6 Y$110.00 2003/07/28
Splendide EmeraldCity 6 N$120.00 2003/06/10
Castle EmeraldCity 4 Y$150.00 2003/05/15
Splendide Bali Hai 6 Y$100.00 2005/04/06
Pandemonium Bali Hai 4 Y$150.00 2003/08/01
Grandview Xanadu 6 N$150.00 2003/08/02
Pandemonium Xanadu 2 N$130.00 2004/08/07
Castle Paravel 4 N$220.00 2004/09/14
Splendide Paravel 4 N$110.00 2004/03/14
Palace Hobbiton 4 N$90.00 2003/09/22
Grandview Hobbiton 4 Y$110.00 2004/01/03
Excelsior Hobbiton 4 N$110.00 2005/06/23
Castle Lendmarch 4 N$140.00 2003/09/17
Pandemonium Lendmarch 6 Y$230.00 2004/05/02
Grandview Lendmarch 4 N$170.00 2003/11/12