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The Times is now scoping out new frontiers in making and correcting errors. Now, they are printing corrections which are themselves wrong and hence require follow-up corrections of their own.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/08/pa...rrections.html?

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An article on Sunday about India's growing need for energy misstated the country's rate of consumption. It is the equivalent of 538 million tons of oil per year, not per day. A correction in this space yesterday included an erroneous reference to the rate. It represents the use of energy from all sources, including wood and charcoal, not just oil. (Go to Article)

An article on Sunday about training exercises at Fort Lewis, Wash., that help troops confront situations they might encounter while guarding detainees in places like Abu Ghraib gave incorrect dimensions in some copies for an outdoor compound used at the base. Because of an editing error, a correction in this space yesterday also misstated the size. The compound is 200 feet square - not 200 square feet or 200 yards square. (Go to Article)
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...062301297.html

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A headline and article summary that appeared to indicate that Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist had either retired or died was inadvertently published on washingtonpost.com and through a washingtonpost.com RSS feed on June 23. The headline and summary have been retracted and no longer appear on the site.
Perhaps he was just resting following a prolonged "Squawk!".
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The Washington Times yesterday inadvertently published a photograph of D.C. City Administrator Robert C. Bobb misidentified as the late soul singer Marvin Gaye.
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Do you think Mr. Bobb took a look at the paper that day and asked himself "What's going on?"?

I suppose I'm asking for a "So they all look alike to you, don't they, Pseudolus" comment, but dang if they don't look pretty similar.

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They do resemble one another, except that (a) one of them is living and the other has been dead for 20 years, (b) one of them had a golden voice and the other can't carry a tune, etc.
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Have you heard Bob Bobb sing?

I haven't either.
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Have you heard Bob Bobb sing?

I haven't either.
[tangent]Since he was hired, I've wondered why Mr. and Mrs. Bobb would name their son Robert and why Robert would choose to go by the name Bob. [/tangent]
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It is memorable. Not really in a good way, but I'd bet his teachers never forgot his name.
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CORRECTION: Michael Schiavo is not suffering from a debilitating medical condition. Due to an editing error, Derek Melot’s June 21 column assigned a condition to Michael Schiavo actually suffered by his wife, Terri.
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