It appears that FCKeditor is not compatible with the admins performance JSMin option turned on. The block appears in FF possibly other browsers as well except IE7. The text area becomes a very small text box like that which is described in the modules troubleshooting tips, however the remedies did not apply in this case. Once JSMin is enabled the FCKeditor enabled text box becomes a small text box. Disabling the JSMin performance option allows FCKEditor to function as expected.
Any tips to allow the combination to function together at this time?