Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
April 7 2006 11:23 AM


In the April 6 "Medical Examiner," an editor's error resulted in the article saying that rats were fed a diet reduced in yeast and sugar in studies of longevity. Fruit flies were the animals fed such a diet.


In the April 6 "Today's Pictures," Photos 10 and 12 were originally placed out of order, and the Visitors' Center pictured was misidentified as a Mormon temple.

In the April 6 "Good Word," Jesse Sheidlower misspelled New York Times Assistant Managing Editor Allan Siegal's last name.

In the April 5 "Fashion," Dahlia Lithwick identified the hosts of What Not to Wear as "Clinton and Kelly." Their names are Clinton Kelly and Stacy London.

In the April 4 "Dilettante," Stephen Metcalf misspelled H. Rider Haggard's name.


In the April 4 "Explainer," Daniel Engber incorrectly identified Rep. Bob Ney as the chair of the House Administration Committee. Ney stepped down from the committee in January and was replaced by Rep. Vernon Ehlers.

In the April 4 "Sports Nut," Robert Weintraub stated that Florida Gators guard Taurean Green is from Tennessee. Green is from Florida.

In the April 3 "Hollywood Economist," Edward Jay Epstein misspelled the names Stacey Snider and Garry Shandling.

In the April 3 "Today's Papers," Daniel Politi incorrectly stated that the jury in the Zacarias Moussaoui case would deliberate Moussaoui's guilt. The jury will in fact deliberate whether Moussaoui is eligible for the death penalty. He pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the Sept. 11 attacks.


In the April 3 "Washington Week in Preview," Dana Milbank originally identified Christopher Shays as a congressman from Pennsylvania. Shays represents Connecticut.

In the March 31 "Explainer," Daniel Engber stated that the "pork tapeworm" is notable because it can lay its eggs inside your body. Both beef tapeworms and pork tapeworms can release eggs in your body. Pork tapeworms are noteworthy because their eggs can become implanted in your organs. Also, the photograph in this story was originally mislabeled a "beef tapeworm" because of inaccurate caption information provided by Corbis. Beef tapeworms do not have hooks attached to their heads. The specimen pictured belongs to one of the many tapeworm species that do have hooks, such as the pork tapeworm.

In the March 31 "Medical Examiner," Jeff Merron originally failed to note that Silvio Berlusconi's time in public office was interrupted by a break in 1995 and 1996, and that between 1996 and 2001 he was a member of parliament and opposition leader, not premier. The correction initially appended to the article did not make that distinction clear.

In the March 30 "Movies," Willing Davidson wrote that the young black man, in the incident that ended in his being called a racial epithet, had hit his golf ball into a white man's yard. The young man was discreetly relieving himself in a place where the white man could see him.

In the March 24 "Today's Pictures," the cormorant was misidentified as a heron.

In a March 14 "Jurisprudence," Bert Brandenberg misattributed a quote about Osama Bin Laden to JAIL founder, Ronald Branson. Branson's wife, Barbie, was the author of the quote.

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