Thank you so much for the reply and suggestions!! This really stinks that WP just introduced this feature without asking the users. The theme that I am using does not contain a footer, so I will not be able to fix this. I really do not want to change my theme either, since I like it and picked it for a reason. But I guess that does not matter anyway since it is a site wide change. I realize that there are a few themes that contain footers (I actually just started another blog that does contain a footer), so I will have to give it some thought about the theme change on my main blog.
I liked this article that you provided to another user: http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/there-we-go-again/
I am baffled that the founder actually said that if we don't like this feature, we should use another blog site. Does he not care about his customers?? Very interesting.
I apologize for not providing a link to my blog. This was my first time posting in this forum and I was not sure what to expect as far as replies. I will provide it in the future.
Thank you so much again!