Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Dec. 19 2008 7:02 AM


In the Dec. 18 "Today's Papers," Daniel Politi stated that Teodoro Garcia Simental is thought to be responsible for most of the gang violence in Mexico. He is principally suspected of the gang activity only in Tijuana.

In the Dec. 17 "What's Up, Doc?" Sydney Spiesel wrote that the FDA decided to prohibit the use of LABAs for pediatric patients and eliminate any products that don't also include a controller medication. An advisory panel has recommended that the FDA prohibit the use of LABAs that don't contain controller medications for pediatric patients and to strongly highlight the risks for similar products used by adults. The FDA has not yet acted on these recommendations.

In the Dec. 15 "Politics," John Dickerson originally misidentified Mitch McConnell as majority leader of the Senate. He is the minority leader.

In the Dec. 13 "The Big Idea," Jacob Weisberg misidentified former Congressman Dan Rostenkowski as a House speaker. Rostenkowski did not hold that office. He also wrote that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich defeated his predecessor, George Ryan, at the polls. George Ryan did not run for re-election in 2002; instead, it was state Attorney General Jim Ryan who lost to Blagojevich.

In the Dec. 9 "Moneybox," Daniel Gross misidentified hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman as Dan Ackman.

In the Nov. 26 "Art," Christopher Benfey referred to Martin of Tours as a New Testament figure. Martin of Tours lived in the fourth century.

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