To make up for the last two weekends' worth while I was on vacation, here are several corrections. First, from the New York Times:
An article in the Lives They Lived issue on Dec. 26 about Mary McGrory, the Washington columnist, referred incorrectly to some guests at her parties. George Stephanopoulos was not at the first one attended by the writer, Maureen Dowd, though he was a guest (and occasional canape server) at some later ones.
Showing their readership is some what different from that of the Times, a correction from the Dallas Morning News:
A Jan. 9 article incorrectly said the Bad Boy Heavy Muscle Truck can climb a 60-degree grade. It can climb a 60 percent grade.
From the Los Angeles Times:
Valley street names — A Jan. 8 Voices article on San Fernando Valley street names said the title of Burt Prelutsky's book is "Conservatives Are From Mars, Liberals Are From Heaven." It is "Conservatives Are From Mars, Liberals Are From San Francisco."
And finally, from the BBC, those dam homophones!
CORRECTION: The BBC News website had a homophone in its report on the North of England Education Conference.
The story said: "Straight after Ms Kelly's speech I spoke to a number of teachers' and head teachers' leaders. None was overwhelmed by what they had heard but, equally, none of them was damming either."