WPMU Dixi- Removing intro area and use with Buddypress (admin bar dropdown menu coloring)

Hi! I love your theme- I just need some help with a few things.

I want to remove the the intro section from the top middle of the page. How can I chop that?

Also- I am using this within buddypress and it makes the dropdown menus of the buddybar (adminbar) look almost transparent- because it colors it a light gray and white. Help on changing this would be HUGE since your theme is AWESOME and I really want to use it!!!

Thanks,

J