Hello, Fred, and welcome to the forum.
If you read this thread and the other three linked to in the first post there, you'll probably learn more than you ever wanted to know about the history and diagnosis of this problem, as well as some suggested workarounds. (The main one being: Stay off your Home page.)
As for the prognosis for an actual fix, nobody seems to know.
Strange. I haven't seen this problem at all on my Nook.
update your software version. It worked for me.