Corrections and Clarifications

February 04, 2006

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The obituary of Coretta Scott King that ran in Wednesday's editions of The Sun misattributed this statement to U.S. Rep. Elijah J. Cummings: "The thing to always remember is that the baton is handed from one generation to another. You've just got to make sure, first of all, to grab it and then don't drop it." In fact, Cummings said, that was advice that Mrs. King gave to him during a meeting in Baltimore.

An article in Thursday's Today section mistakenly called the slogan ("Support the Troops -- Defending Our Freedom") on the T-shirt worn by Beverly Young, wife of Florida Rep. C.W. Bill Young, more patriotic than the one on antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan's shirt ("2245 Dead. How many more?"). The phrase was not intended to make a judgment about those who oppose the war.

A front-page story Thursday about General Motors Corp. incorrectly stated that Ford's Escape hybrid SUV uses a Toyota hybrid drive system. Ford licensed several Toyota patents in developing its drive system, but the Escape's hybrid drive system and electronic controls are proprietary to Ford.

Because of incorrect information supplied by the Associated Press, an item in Wednesday's People in the News feature about The Flamingos singing group winning a lawsuit against Pepsi gave the wrong name for the lead vocalist in "I Only Have Eyes For You." Nate Nelson, not Tommy Hunt, sang the lead.

Because of inaccurate information provided by the Baltimore schools police, an article in yesterday's editions incorrectly reported where students have been searched for weapons and where guns have been seized guns this academic year. Chief Antonio Williams said yesterday that police did not search students for weapons in the Walbrook High School complex. They searched students twice in the Southwestern High School complex but recovered only knives. City school police have recovered guns three times this school year, Williams said, including once this week while searching students for weapons at Harbor City East High School. The other two guns were recovered at Hamilton Middle School and in the vicinity of Frederick Douglass High School.

The Sun regrets the errors.

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