Wednesday, September 17, 2008

· A Regional Briefing item in the Sept. 15 Metro section incorrectly reported the age of a man killed in a car accident in St. Mary's County. Travis A. Saltsman was 21.

· A Sept. 14 Outlook article misspelled the name of a brigade commander in the 101st Airborne. He is Col. Dominic Caraccilo.

· A Sept. 11 Business article incorrectly said how long the Bloomingdale's in Chevy Chase had been open. The store opened last year.

· A Sept. 7 Page One article incorrectly identified a mother and daughter who were in the maternity ward at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center at the same time Sarah Palin was there delivering her baby, Trig. The mother is Jennifer Krueger of Wasilla, Alaska, who gave birth to daughter Haylee Davison.

· A June 16 Business article misspelled the name of William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University of Maryland system.


· A Sept. 12 Page One article quoted Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin as telling a brigade of Iraq-bound soldiers that they would "defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans." The report linked Palin's comments with the idea that Saddam Hussein was connected to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Tracey Schmitt, a spokeswoman for the McCain-Palin campaign, said Palin was referring to al-Qaeda in Iraq, a terror group that formed after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and claims to be allied with the global al-Qaeda organization.

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