The paragraph format in the status bar is not updated and always shows the paragraph format of the first paragraph in the main .flow.
That's something I used to see around Fm 7... when your cursor is in the body flow, the Refresh Window command may refresh the Status Area.
I tried that (Control-L), but it did not work...
And what version are you using, exactly—and do you have the latest patches installed for that version? I have definately seen this before, but it was fixed in later patches in the same version.
Here are the direct downloads for the patches for all of the various versions: