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Monday, March 22, 2004

Times Correction

Did you catch the unusual correction in the wedding announcement section of the Styles Section?:

"A report on Feb. 15 about the wedding of Riva Golan Ritvo and Alan Bruce Slifka included an erroneous account of the bride's education, which she supplied. Ms. Ritvo, a child therapist, did not graduate from the University of Pennsylvania or receive a master's degree in occupational therapy or a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Southern California. Though she attended Penn for a time, her bachelor's degree, in occupational therapy, is from U.S.C. The Times should have corroborated the credentials before publishing the report."

MUG got a copy of additional details that didn't make it into the correction. For the record: Ms. Ritvo was not inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998 and never swam the English Channel. Her cockapoo, Pauline, is not a 2002 Westminster champion; cockapoos are not a recognized AKC breed and Ms. Ritvo's dog died in 1985. Ms. Ritvo was not the inventor of HotPockets brand stuffed sandwiches and has never worked for Desmond Tutu.

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