In the July 2 "Summary Judgment," Ben Williams stated that in the film Spider-Man 2 the villain Doc Ock had eight mechanical arms; he does not.
In his June 30 "Press Box" column, "The Clinton Book Blitz," Jack Shafer described Associated Press writer Jerry Schwartz as a "blitz" reviewer of My Life. Schwartz was not a blitz reviewer, having obtained the book on June 18, according to the AP. The article also said Schwartz did not make himself available to discuss his review. This is true: An e-mail request directed to AP public affairs two days before the piece ran went unanswered.
In the June 29 "History Lesson," David Greenberg originally and incorrectly stated that Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan were the only two presidents since Dwight Eisenhower to win two terms. In fact, they were the only two to serve two full terms.
In the June 29 "Moneybox," Dan Gross wrote: "In May 2004, it [the employment-population ratio] stood at 62.2 percent, more than 2 percentage points below the rate of May 2003." That should have read: "In May 2004, it stood at 62.2 percent, more than 2 percentage points below the rate of January 2001." Also, Gross wrote: "The population is greater than 293 million, as the Census Bureau estimates today. If 64.4 percent of Americans had jobs today, as they did in January 2001, there would be nearly 6.5 million more Americans employed." That 6.5 million is 2.2 percent of 293 million, today's total population. However, the calculation should have been made as a 2.2 percent of the population aged 16 and over. According to the 2000 census, there were roughly 217.15 million people 16 and over; 2.2 percent of that figure is about 4.8 million jobs. So if 64.4 percent of Americans had jobs today, as they did in January 2001, there would be at least 4.8 million more Americans employed.
In a June 29, 2004 "Summary Judgment," Ben Williams mistakenly referred to the Kansas City Star as a Kansas newspaper, when it is, in fact, a Missouri newspaper.
In the June 28 "Today's Papers" column, Eric Umansky originally and incorrectly stated that Palestinian rockets killed two settlers in the Gaza Strip. The rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip and killed two in an Israeli border town.