As an update, I'm not sure why it wasn't working earlier, but I restarted my computer and I have access to my scanner/printer via my user account now. As an addition to my original post, before I restarted I did try restarting just the cups daemon with /etc/init.d/cups restart and had no luck. The setting I believe changed my ability to use the web admin function was using the tool located in the Gnome menu System>Administrator>Users and Groups and adding my local user (non-root) to the group lpadmin. I apologize for taking up another thread.
Last edited by addux; 11-26-2009 at 06:58 PM.