Yes, afterwards I realized that I had downloaded the package to a different directory. I should have mentioned that in my last reply.
I deleted your double post for you.
And I apologize also, I should have written my solution more carefully, and, advised you about running the rpm command from the folder where the yum app resided.
Although the reinstall was drastic, it may have solved future problems because when an app like yum, your default package manager, develops corrupt files, the problems may have spread to other files. So, in the end, at least you have a clean install.