My polygons display labels that don't belong?

Discussion created by A00714264 on Nov 17, 2010
I am working with a very large dataset. Using the standard labeling method, my labels only display when zoomed in very close, and even then there are multiple labels within one polygon. Only one of these labels belongs however and the other labels are for the surrounding ones. When I zoom out, all of the labels run like a highway through the center of my map. Using Maplex, nothing displays. Can anyone shed some light here?