Hi. I'm the poster who started this thread.
I'd like to thank y'all very much for the help. Very appreciated! And I had noticed a bunch of other Java related problems even after I'd started this thread... so I'm thrilled for the fix.
As per the instructions, went and got SecUpd2005-002Pan.dmg from the apple site and installed it. No problem with install, and I did *not* have to go get the abovementioned reciept out of the library and remove it.
Very simple. Just ran the 002 installer.
All the Java problems dissapeared.
Cool. Good fix.