DWP lobbyist: An article in the Jan. 3 LATExtra section about DWP lobbying practices said the agency had been paying $15,000 to its in-house lobbyist Cindy Montañez in 2009. Montañez was being paid $15,000 per month.
Gaza Strip: A brief article in the Jan. 1 Section A said that Israel had dropped a 5-year-old ban on construction materials crossing into the Gaza Strip. That ban applied to the private sector; Israel had allowed some construction goods into Gaza for humanitarian projects during that time.
Federal spending: An article in the Jan. 3 Section A about Congress and the politics of age said that over the last 40 years, total federal spending has averaged about 18.5% of the U.S. gross domestic product. Federal revenues averaged 18.5% of GDP over the last 40 years. Spending averaged 21% of GDP.
Patti Page: The obituary of singer Patti Page in the Jan. 3 LATExtra section said that Page sang the title song for the 1965 film "Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte." The movie was released in 1964.