Re: Wacky wiring-please help!
My guess is that the hot wire and the paired white wire are the power coming from the main. I would just about guess that the white wires were all wired together including the light. The black hot wire was wired to the other black lead, this took the power to the first switch. The rest of the outlets pick up there power at the first switch. The red wire is the return from the switches to the light. That is making the assumption that you have only 2 BX cables coming into the box and the light was originally wired light white to all whites and light black to Red. If this sounds right I can do a drawing for you that might help.
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