Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Oct. 28 2005 11:45 AM


In an Oct. 26 "Sports Nut," Bryan Curtis incorrectly stated that umpire Eric Gregg worked the 1997 World Series. He worked the National League Championship Series of that year.


In the Oct. 25 "Obit," Diane McWhorter incorrectly stated that Clifford Durr was on the first Federal Communications Commission. He was not one of the original commissioners; he joined in 1941.

In the Oct. 25 "Mixing Desk," Martin Edlund mistakenly called the Incredible String Band the Incredible String.

In the Oct. 25 "Shopping," Greg Allen mistakenly stated that Phil & Ted's e3 Buggy cannot hold a car seat. With an optional adapter, it can hold a car seat.

In the Oct. 24 "Foreigners," Michael Young incorrectly stated that the U.N. commission investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri interviewed 244 witnesses. The figure of 244 refers to "witness statements," not the total number of witnesses, which was more than 400.


In the Oct. 24 "Moneybox," Daniel Gross wrote that Bush had nominated Benjamin Bernanke. Bernanke's first name is Ben. Gross also wrote that Bernanke became chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in June 2004. Bernanke became chairman of the CEA in June 2005.

In the Oct. 21 "Chatterbox," Timothy Noah misspelled the name of the State Department's former director of policy planning. His name is Richard Haass.

In the Oct. 21 "Music Box," Hua Hsu originally omitted the word "every" from the lyrics of the song "The Painter."

In the Oct. 21 "Number 1," an editing error caused the article to read originally as if author Diana Gabaldon had used the World Wide Web to help build her fan base in the late 1980s. The CompuServe forums Gabaldon used were not part of the World Wide Web, which was not officially introduced until 1991.

In the Oct. 21 "Sports Nut," a translation error occasioned the misstatement of a phrase in one of Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillén's columns. He wrote, "Do you bunt the ball, or do you prefer to hit and run?" not "Do you touch the ball, or do you prefer to hit and run?"

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