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May 22, 2011

Robert Redford: A review of "Robert Redford: The Biography" by Michael Feeney Callan in the May 16 Calendar section said that Redford had anchored the varsity pitching rotation with Don Drysdale at Van Nuys High School and earned a baseball scholarship at the University of Colorado. Redford did not anchor the pitching rotation with Drysdale or earn a baseball scholarship. Neither assertion appears in the manuscript of the book.

Gabrielle Giffords: A May 20 article in the LATExtra section about the medical progress made by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords misattributed a quotation from a surgeon at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. It was Dr. Dong Kim, chair of the department of neurosurgery — not Dr. Gerard Francisco, chief medical officer — who said: "'I have already started calling her Gorgeous Gabby. She hasn't looked in a mirror yet, but as soon as she does, she'll be pleased."

Syria: An article in the May 20 Section A about President Obama's apparent shift in stance toward Syria said the country has a Shiite majority. It has a Sunni majority.

Michael Govan: A profile of Los Angeles County Museum of Art Director Michael Govan in Section A on May 15 said that LACMA had partnered with the J. Paul Getty Trust to acquire the estate of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. In fact, they acquired artworks and archival material from Mapplethorpe's foundation, the primary beneficiary of his estate.

"How I Made It": The "How I Made It" feature in the May 15 Business section about QSC Audio Products founder Patrick Quilter said that John Andrews had been QSC's chief executive. He was chief operating officer. Barry Andrews was CEO as well as head of marketing.

Manufacturing revival: A May 15 article in Section A about the need for new manufacturing in the U.S. to boost the economy misspelled the name of the movie "Forrest Gump" as "Forest Gump."

Sports commissioners: An article in the May 15 Sports section about the role of commissioners of major league sports said former Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis had left the game after fighting with owners. He died in 1944 while still commissioner.

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