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sounds like something is up with the *.mxd, why not add the parcels file(s) to the new project as well?
I recently dealt with a similar issue from one of my former students, it couldn't be resolved and no bug on the NIM list could be identified, the work around was as suggested
Damn, that sucks...
Welcome to the real world of GIS and database management. Sometimes you just gotta roll up your sleeves and get a little dirt under finger nails....
Is the point layer set as selectable?
Can you select points with ArcMap's selection tool?
Does select by attribute work?