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August 05, 2011

Disabled placards: A front page article in the July 20 issue of The Times on the abuse of DMV disabled parking placards and an earlier May 22 article that appeared in the LATExtra section both reported that more than a third of the disabled parking placards displayed in vehicles were being used illegally, and attributed that statement to "officials" at the DMV. Specifically, it was one official, Vito Scattaglia, the deputy chief of investigations for the California Department of Motor Vehicles, who stated, "With the emphasis on fraudulent use … when we go out, typically on average it's in the area of a 30 to 40 percent violation rate."

Retaliation in sports: An article in the Aug. 4 Sports section about how athletes in various sports seek retribution against other athletes misspelled the last name of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte as Matte.

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