Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Slate's mistakes.
Jan. 16 2004 11:52 AM


A Jan. 15 piece about gender preferences in adoption, "Bringing Up Babes," miscalculated the sex ratio of children adopted by Americans outside the United States. It is 56 boys for every 100 girls, rather than 72.

In the Jan. 15 "Today's Papers" column, Brian Montopoli incorrectly stated that $11 million of funding for a new space initiative will come from funds earmarked for existing NASA programs. The correct figure is $11 billion.


A "Moneybox" column on Jan. 13 incorrectly stated that Spear, Leads & Kellogg, a Goldman Sachs unit, had divested its Amex business in December. In fact, Spear, Leeds & Kellogg sold only a portion of its American Stock Exchange business. The unit reduced its coverage of options index products, and has maintained its single-stock specialist business.

In his Jan. 12 entry in the "Liberal Hawks Reconsider the War" dialogue, Jacob Weisberg originally stated that Saddam Hussein "booted the U.N. inspectors out" in 1998. This is technically inaccurate, though his actions led to the inspectors' withdrawal.

In the Jan. 7 "On the Trail," Chris Suellentrop referred to Katrina Swett as "Representative," when in fact she was merely campaigning for Congress at the time.

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