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August 03, 2013

Education grant: In the July 31 LATExtra section, an article about a Walton Family Foundation grant to the nonprofit group Teach for America, which recruits teachers for public schools, said that the grant would allow for the hiring of 700 teachers in Los Angeles. In fact, according to a clarification of information previously provided, the funds will support about 500 first- and second-year teachers in the L.A. area.

Sports drug testing: In the Aug. 2 Sports section, an article about drug testing in major sports reported that the NBA and NCAA do not conduct off-season drug testing. The NBA subjects its players to six random, unannounced drug tests, four during the season and two in the off-season, a league spokesman said. The NCAA does not test for stimulants and street drugs year-round, but athletes can be tested for steroids, masking agents and diuretics throughout the year.

Rehab fraud probe: In the Aug. 2 LATExtra section, an article about taxpayer-funded drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers being investigated for fraud said that taxpayer money had been temporarily cut off for 29 firms that operate a total of 83 clinics. According to the California Department of Health Care Services, the number is 38 firms operating 108 clinics.

Anti-malaria medication: In the Aug. 2 LATExtra section, an article about a controversial anti-malaria drug misspelled the brand name of the drug, Lariam, as Larium.

Hollywood project: In the Aug. 2 Section A, an article about the call for more seismic testing for the Millennium Hollywood skyscraper project was accompanied by a map whose scale was depicted incorrectly. A corrected version, showing the proper scale for a 500-foot segment of the area mapped, is online at latimes.com/millennium.

Chevy Impala: In the July 26 Section A, an article about the Chevrolet Impala as a symbol of the U.S. auto industry's resurgence said that the Impala nameplate was retired in 1985 and did not return until 2000. In fact, a performance version of Chevrolet's Caprice was called the Impala SS in model years 1994 through 1996.

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