Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Some Corrections Leave Readers Looking for More Information

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Some Corrections Leave Readers Looking for More Information

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Corrections are designed to fix a mistake. But sometimes readers could use more than an admission that a mistake was made.

For instance, a recent correction informed readers that there were several radio stations that include jazz programming in Jacksonville.

But the correction never gave readers the times of the jazz programs.

So here are three stations that play jazz. If there are others, call me and I'll include the information in future columns:

WSOL 101.5-FM: Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon.

WJCT 89.9-FM, Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

WMXQ 102.9-FM, Sundays from 7 a.m. to noon.

This city's only all-jazz radio station recently dropped jazz from its format.

By the way, corrections always run on the "jump page" -- the page where stories are continued from A-1.

In a follow-up to another correction, Earl Testy, district coordinator for the Alan Keyes campaign for president, emphasized that Keyes is in the race till a Republican nominee is selected.

A front-page item last Tuesday indicated Keyes had suspended his campaign. A correction was run the next day, but Testy feared that some voters may have been dissuaded from going to the polls.

Testy emphasized that Keyes, a Republican, remained till the end when he ran previously.

GRAMMAR COPS ON PATROL

Five readers questioned this headline from the front page of March 11: "White House may have hid vital e-mails."

They said that "hid" in that usage was incorrect. Of course, the brevity of the word is perfect for headlines.

According to the New Fowler's Modern English Usage, the past tense of hide is "hid" and the past participle is "hidden." Used as a past participle, hid is archaic, says Fowler's.

The Grammar Grump (his term) found the word "lying" used twice in an editorial Saturday, once correctly and once incorrectly. …

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