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A photograph of a hunter with his freshly killed deer in last week’s Recreation section had an erroneous caption. The phrase “local redneck” should have been omitted.
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Due to an editing error in Wednesday’s edition, the word “not” was accidentally omitted from this sentence: “County commissioner David Gardner insisted in court Tuesday that he was not a lush.” The Daily Herald tries to make such errors.
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On Tuesday, an inability among proofreaders to remember whether Nebraska was a state, or just a county in another state, led to a story about Nebraska being omitted from the paper. A subsequent examination of a U.S. map led to the conclusion that there are too many states anyway.
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Due to a disgruntled staff member’s anger over the vending machine situation in the lunch room, Friday’s paper was peppered with profanities. The Daily Herald regrets the *!@)#*% error.
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The 17th paragraph in a story on water rights in Utah County accidentally contained the sentence, “We can’t believe you’re still reading this story, considering it’s the most boring story about the most boring issue in the history of our newspaper.” The sentence should have read, “A committee meeting has been scheduled for next month.” The Daily Herald regrets the error.
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Some copies of Thursday’s edition of The Daily Herald were mistakenly delivered with the blood of an accidentally slain press operator smeared on their pages. Replacement copies were issued, and the pressman’s family has been notified.
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A correction in Sunday’s paper mistakenly said “The Daily Herald regrets the error” when in fact no one on the staff actually regretted the error. The Daily Herald regrets the error.
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Many of the letters to the editor published in Monday’s edition contained logical arguments that were not based on emotional ad hominem attacks, and which indicated an actual understanding of the things the writers were complaining about. This was not due to any mistake on the Daily Herald’s part; frankly, we were just surprised and thought we’d mention it.
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A story in Saturday’s paper regarding a public official who was being sought by police in conjunction with a grisly murder contained this erroneous sentence: “‘Yeah, I totally killed that guy,’ said Thompson, fully confessing to the crime.” The sentence should have read: “Thompson declined comment.” The Daily Herald regrets putting words in the murderer’s mouth.
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Due to a production error, most of Thursday’s paper was printed in French. The Daily Herald regrets the error.
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The humor column “Snide Remarks” recently contained some humor. We apologize to readers who were alarmed by this and promise it will not happen again.

The crack about the Recreation section was my way of venting, as usual. Several weeks before this column, the Daily Herald introduced a new Recreation section on Thursdays and, since it was replacing the normal every-day Features section over which I was editor, I was made editor of the new section, too. Fine, except that I have little knowledge of or interest in what was passing for "recreation": mostly a lot of stories about fishing and hiking. Nonetheless, I forged ahead, dutifully printing stories that I did not understand in the slightest.

The part that bothered me was that we encouraged people to send in their own photos of them and their dead animals (it being hunting season), which we would print in the paper in order to show them off to the world. Many of these animals are very beautiful, except for being dead, and the hunters look extremely proud as they stand over them, their rifles still in hand.

I wanted to call this feature "Carcass of the Week," but was overruled. I also wanted to never have to look at another picture of a dead deer as long as I lived, but this desire was also quashed. My only retaliation was to write the joke used here -- printed in the paper one day after we did indeed run a photo of a man and his deceased buck.

I suspect newspaper people found this column funnier than regular people did, but since I am a newspaper person, that's OK with me.

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