Have you checked to see if you have two Adobe Reader's installed on your computer. There are two places that are likely to hold applications: The usual Applications folder in the root directory of the hard drive and a second Applications folder in your user folder.
thanks for the response! I would be happy to find the root cause of this issue (or at least find and remove the data in the facility called Launch Services.
I have no additional binaries of Adobe Reader on the disk. One only.
I think there is some crufty data somewhere, which Launch Services is reading and hence displaying the erroneous menu item.
I suspect the Adobe Reader installer is somehow responsible for this. This was a clean and newly built system disk.
I have been reading the following:
Now, I tried resetting the "global Launch Services database".
I must restart Finder to see if this was successful. Until later...
lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
This did the trick for my particular situation.
The program 'lsregister' is part of CoreServices framework in Snow Leopard.