For the record

Dance program: A July 13 Calendar article about the Music Center's new Moves After Dark dance program said the four performing troupes include Ana María Alvarez's Contra-Tiempo. Alvarez is artistic director of Contra-Tiempo, but the dancers she will be leading are not from her group.

Comic-Con highlights: A roundup in the July 13 Calendar section of events at Comic-Con International misspelled the name of the "Star Wars" character Admiral Ackbar as Akbar.

Confederate flag: An article in the July 10 Section A about the removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina's Statehouse misidentified a doctor memorialized with a bronze bust as J. James Marion. His name was James Marion Sims. Also, the article said the doctor had used enslaved African American women as experimental subjects, often without the use of anesthesia. The story should have said this was criticism leveled at Sims decades after his work. Medical ethicists continue to debate whether his methods were proper, and whether anesthesia was widely enough available to have been used in his procedures.

Joe Biden: In the July 12 Section A, an article about Vice President Joe Biden incorrectly described a point that was a matter of debate regarding the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. The story said Biden, as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the time, had "opted against an approach favored by many in the civil rights community: to focus on the threat Bork posed both to civil rights and to abortion rights." It should have described the "threat" as something that civil rights groups perceived to be posed by Bork.

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