Sql Server 2005 replication monitor shows publication that has been deleted

SQL Server replication monitor shows publication that has been deleted\dropped.  How can I make this publication disappear from the Replication Monitor?
dfr031260Asked:
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Have you tried using sp_droppublication ?
dfr031260Author Commented:
exec sp_droppublication @publication='MergeRepl_scds_pro_test09'
GO

Failed:
Msg 14013, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_MSrepl_droppublication, Line 86
This database is not enabled for publication.

The publication is still in the replication monitor
Anthony PerkinsCommented:
What about sp_removedbreplication ?
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dfr031260Author Commented:
Yes and I also tried:
exec sp_removedistpublisherdbreplication 'MergeRepl_scds_pro_test09','scds_pro

As you can see from the attached image, the publication is in the monitor, but there is nothing associated with it AND there is no publication associated with it either...SMH
ReplicationMonitorProblem-201204.JPG
Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Here is what I have done in the past:
1. Create a dummy publication with the same name (just one article).
2. Now drop it.

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dfr031260Author Commented:
Will try this right now...Get back to you in 15 minutes or less
dfr031260Author Commented:
NICE!!!! It worked
dfr031260Author Commented:
Nice work!
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