Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Slate's mistakes.
Aug. 27 2004 12:44 PM


In an Aug. 20 "Webhead," Clive Thompson originally and incorrectly described a Star Wars fan's modified car as a replica of an H-wing fighter. It is an A-wing replica.


In the Aug. 23 "In Other Magazines" column, Alexander Barnes Dryer originally stated that Duke "rounded out the top five" of the U.S. News college rankings. Duke actually tied for fifth with MIT and Stanford. This article also originally stated that a Los Angeles magazine piece on Arnold Schwarzenegger said that tabloid company AMI didn't report on Schwarzenegger after it brought him on as a business partner. Actually, the piece says the tabloids stopped writing about Schwarzenegger before he became a partner with AMI. Also, this article originally claimed that Schwarzenegger's annual salary from AMI was donated to charity. While the Los Angeles magazine story says a portion of Schwarzenegger's salary went to charity, it also claims the governor was given additional money that he kept.

In the Aug. 24 "Swingers," on Washington state, Chris Suellentrop conflated Dino Rossi with Rossi's likely Democratic opponent, Christine Gregoire, who was the lead attorney for the state's tobacco settlement. Suellentrop also misstated the number of congressional seats held by Democrats. That number is six, not seven. He also wrote that Dukakis won nine states, he actually won 10.

In an Aug. 26 "Five Ring Circus," Nick Schulz originally stated that the shot put was contested in ancient Olympia. While there were similar strength competitions in the ancient Olympic Games, there was no shot put competition.

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