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April 29, 2011

Madame Nhu: In the April 28 LATExtra section, the obituary and accompanying headlines on Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, South Vietnam's unofficial first lady during the early part of the Vietnam War, referred to her as Ngo Dinh Nhu. That was her husband's name. Her birth name, as the story said, was Tran Le Xuan. In Vietnamese culture, most women continue to use their family name after marriage. However, Tran Le Xuan chose to be known as Madame Nhu.

Parking enforcement: An article in the April 27 LATExtra section about an audit of parking enforcement practices in Los Angeles implied that an earlier audit of ticket collections had criticized the L.A. Department of Transportation's parking enforcement unit. In fact, the earlier audit examined the department's Bureau of Parking Operations Support and Adjudication, not the Bureau of Parking Enforcement and Traffic Control.

Idaho wolves: An article in the April 25 Section A about wolves in the northern Rockies incorrectly described the work of Living With Wolves as a documentary film project. It is now a nonprofit organization, based in Ketchum, Idaho, focused on educational outreach aimed at protecting wolves. In addition, the wolf pack that once thrived near Stanley, Idaho, is the Basin Butte pack, not the Soda Butte.

Headworks project: An article in the April 19 LATExtra section about two underground reservoirs being built by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power along Forest Lawn Drive described the site as being in Burbank, and the headline said the project was "near Griffith Park." The DWP fact sheet for the project says the area is "between the city of Burbank and Griffith Park." The land is in fact within the historical boundaries of Griffith Park in the city of Los Angeles, but it was never opened as park space.

Afghan female boxers: An article in Section A on April 28 about an Afghan women's boxing program misspelled the first name of boxer Fahima Rahimi as Fatima.

"The Office": An article in the April 28 Calendar section about Steve Carell's final episode of "The Office" said that Ricky Gervais, Jim Carrey, Ray Romano, Catherine Tate, James Spader, Will Arnett and Will Ferrell would be appearing on the show's April 28 installment. In fact, they will be in the season finale May 19.

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