I did not realize this, but it stands to reason...IBM will not support the use of AXIS within WebSphere.
To get AXIS to work within the WebSphere server, you need to remove the WebSphere-supplied webservices.jar, which will void your support warranty for WebSphere.
The reason this is relevant to .NET developers - many of you know that AXIS + .NET means simple, easy web services interop. But you can't do that if you want WebSphere. Well, you can, but it will cost you!
Be careful out there!