Not sure why you thought the noConflict call was needed. APEX includes jQuery already.
You're pretty close, but your don't want to remove the title from ALL the images on the page. You want to be a little more specific.
The image you want to target has a class of ui-datepicker-trigger so go with that.
Thanks for your suggestion and your dynamic action worked out.
I had to even remove "alt" along with the "title" attribute to get it working.
I am new to JQuery, so noConflict is a classic copy paste from a different code (my bad).
Thanks again for your time and help.