Thursday, August 13, 2009

-- An Aug. 12 Metro article on school preparations for swine flu was accompanied by a photo caption that misspelled the name of Kim Dockery, a Fairfax County assistant superintendent.

-- An Aug. 12 Regional Briefing item incorrectly said that Codi N. Alexander, 16, of Gaithersburg, who died Aug. 10 of injuries sustained when a driver hit the bicycle she was riding, was not wearing a helmet. Montgomery County police originally thought Alexander was not wearing a helmet because it was not found at the scene; it had been transported with Alexander to the hospital by emergency personnel.

-- An Aug. 7 Sports column misspelled the name of tennis coach Larry Stefanki.

-- A July 26 A-section article misstated the amount of the Air Force's request for the F-22 stealth fighter jet program. It was about $4 billion, for 20 more planes.

-- A July 25 Sports article incorrectly said that Fred Funk led the Senior British Open by seven strokes after two rounds of play. Funk held a three-stroke lead.

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