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September 26, 2010 | By Michael Muskal
Even in the world of diplomacy, there are times when language has to be clear and unmistakable – like after a flag is mistakenly displayed in a way to imply there is a state of war. The Philippine flag was displayed upside down behind President Benigno Aquino III when he met with President Obama and other leaders of the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday. “This was an honest mistake,” Rebecca Thompson, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy, said in a statement posted on the Official Gazette, edited by the Philippine president’s office.
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February 27, 1985 | Associated Press
Tina Marie Machado has lost her Miss Hawaii USA crown after less than a week. Pageant officials said she is too old at 25 and won by mistake. Machado was told Tuesday to step down in favor of Toni Leimomi Costa, 18, runner-up in the pageant last week. Pageant director Gay Zuercher said Miss Hawaii USA entrants must be under 25 and it was an error when Machado--who turned 25 in November--was allowed to enter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1993
Janet Reno's only mistake was in apologizing for making a mistake! A brilliant, compassionate attorney general made a measured decision based on the best intelligence offered at the time by the experts. She did her job with courage, and with courage accepted the responsibility for her decision. I commend her. RACHEL BRYANT DRUTEN Palm Desert
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