First, thank you for taking the time to respond.
Yes, I had already gone the route of <%@ language="jscript" %>, but with no success for at least some JS statements that worked under "<script> </script>".
Please see the post "document.write". Some JS statments do not kill the server, but I cannot tell whether they are even working because I cannot reply back to the current web page, and its not like I can put "breakpoints" in the code like good old C++.
Placing "<script> </script>" within the <% %> also seems to be a No-No.
A couple of example JS code lines, indicating acceptable JS within "<% %>" would be helpful.