Now, this was south as in the drive goes, "Clack, clack, clack." Not south as in, "but, gosh, wouldn't it be great if you worked for those guys that write Norton Utilities." A coworker reccommended a company called DriveSavers
I fed-ex'ed them the drive yesterday. Today I was just notified that all 4 partitions were safely recovered and will be sent to me on 4 separate DVD. Barring no problems today, they will go out today and be on my desk on Monday. :) I am happy. VERY Happy.