On the theory that a good correction is sometimes worth the price of a newspaper, here's this recent gem from LA Times:
An obituary on Doolittle Raider Nolan A. Herndon in the Los Angeles Times gave his nickname as Sue. In fact, he was known only as Nolan Anderson Herndon. In addition, his sons were listed as Nolan A. "Sue" Herndon Jr. and James M. "Debbie" Herndon. Neither son goes by those nicknames; Sue and Debbie are the names of their wives.
Some of the British dailies take such pride in their corrections that an editor often pokes fun of the error.
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