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For the record

June 12, 2012

Syrian conflict: An article in the June 1 LATExtra section quoted the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, as saying that military action without U.N. backing was becoming the "most probable scenario" in response to the continuing bloodshed in Syria. In fact, Rice was describing different scenarios about how the crisis might unfold and said that the most probable was a proxy conflict in which countries would have to decide "whether they're prepared to take actions" without U.N. Security Council authorization.

Congressional race: An article in the June 9 LATExtra section about races still undecided after the June 5 primary said Jackie Conaway was the only Democrat in a 13-candidate field seeking the open 8th Congressional District. Democrat John Pinkerton also was on the ballot.

Jim Unger: A news obituary of "Herman" cartoonist Jim Unger in the June 4 LATExtra section had an incomplete list of surviving family members. Besides his two sisters and a brother, Unger is survived by his daughters, Karen Gooda and Jenny Hopkins, and four grandchildren.

Bob Welch: In the June 8 LATExtra section, the obituary of guitarist and singer Bob Welch misspelled the first name of singer Christine McVie as Christie and the title of the Fleetwood Mac album "Rumours" as "Rumors."

Neil Young: An article about rock musician Neil Young in the June 10 Arts & Books section misspelled the last name of Young's former Buffalo Springfield bandmate Richie Furay as Foray.

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