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Saturday, March 13, 2010

-- A profile of Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) in the March 12 Style section misidentified the location where his father, the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), drove off a bridge in 1969 in an accident in which his female passenger drowned. Chappaquiddick is in Massachusetts, not New York.

-- A What's Doing listing in the March 12 Weekend section gave an incorrect date for a rummage sale in Bethesda. The sale at Bannockburn Clubhouse is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It was not on Friday.

-- A March 11 Reliable Source item incorrectly said that Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) played in the second annual "Lawmakers vs. Lobbyists" charity hockey game on March 9. Kerry was on the team roster but did not play. The accompanying photo of Kerry on the ice was from the 2009 event.

-- A March 4 article on the Federal Worker page, about the suspension of a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controller and supervisor after a February incident in which a child was allowed to direct flights at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, mischaracterized events in a separate air traffic incident. The article said that the National Transportation Safety Board initially blamed an air traffic controller and a supervisor in an August midair collision between a small plane and a tourist helicopter over New York's Hudson River. The agency did not assign blame, and the investigation is ongoing.

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