January 03, 2001

An article in Friday's Today section included a fabricated quotation attributed to New York Times reporter Katharine Seelye. The article concerned the ways journalists deal with misuse of language by politicians such as President-elect George W. Bush. Seelye was quoted as responding to criticism of a statement from former presidential candidate Bob Dole that she published in an article. Seelye never made the remarks attributed to her. They were created by the author of the article and were not intended to be taken literally but as a satirical comment on the trouble with using verbatim quotations.

A City/County Digest item in yesterday's Maryland section gave an incorrect location for a Jan. 10 Baltimore County community meeting about the needs of older neighborhoods. The meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. at St. Clement Church, 2700 Washington Ave., Lansdowne.

An article in Sunday's editions of The Sun about the slayings of two East Baltimore teen-agers incorrectly reported that the sister of victim Terrence King, 19, said she saw her brother's friend chase the gunman. The man was fleeing the scene and not pursuing a suspect.

The Sun regrets the errors.

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