Friday, February 11, 2005

Corrections of the Day

From today's New York Times:

Three Times Loser
An article on Saturday about the capture of a suspect in a string of deadly robberies in New York and Connecticut misstated the charge filed against him in 1999 after he was accused of having snatched a purse. A correction in this space on Wednesday misspelled the suspect's surname and referred erroneously in some copies to the businesses that were robbed. The charge was robbery, not third-degree burglary; the businesses were jewelry stores, not banks; and the suspect is Christopher DiMeo, not DeMeo.
Other than that, the story was factual...but check back tomorrow.

Minding Your (decimal) Places
An article last Friday about an inspector general's criticism of Environmental Protection Agency findings on mercury emissions misstated the amount of mercury emitted per year in the United States and how much comes from power plants. The total is about 113.2 tons, not 113.2 million; about 48 tons, not 48 million, is from power plants. The article also misattributed a quotation. Cynthia Bergman, the E.P.A. spokeswoman, was citing the inspector general's report when she said the agency had "wide latitude" in determining which data should be used in setting a pollution control standard.
A million here, a million there, pretty soon it sounds like a lot.
Gratuitous Sex...Again
A picture in The Arts yesterday with a chart listing television shows that portray women kissing, to increase ratings during sweeps weeks, misidentified the actress being kissed by Alyson Hannigan in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." She was Iyari Limon; Amber Benson is another actress kissed by Ms. Hannigan in the series.

The only persons who care about their names are their parents. The rest of us watch for the sport sports.