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LAX bidding protest: An article in Tuesday’s LATExtra section about companies protesting the awarding of bids for projects at Los Angeles International Airport said that the parent company of SSP America Inc., a finalist for a concessions contract, had 150,000 British pounds available for business development. The amount is 150 million British pounds.

Gene Lees obituary: The obituary of jazz historian and critic Gene Lees in Saturday’s LATExtra section misspelled the first name of his son, Philip, as Phillippe.

Mike Penner: An article in Section A on March 27 about the late Mike Penner, the Los Angeles Times sportswriter who announced in 2007 that he was a transsexual and was adopting a female identity, quoted the sportswriter’s statement in a radio interview that he had spent nine years in a “very strict Catholic school.” In fact, Penner attended three different Catholic schools, one for seven years, according to his family. Penner committed suicide last November.

Franklin Mieuli obituary: The obituary of former Golden State Warriors owner Franklin Mieuli in Tuesday’s LATExtra section said he was principal owner of the team when it moved to the Bay Area from Philadelphia in 1962. Mieuli was part of a group of minority owners at the time. Diners Club, whose executive vice president was Matty Simmons, was the majority owner of the club. In 1963, Mieuli bought out shares held by Diners Club and other investors to become the principal owner.

“I Love Lucy”: A story in Tuesday’s Calendar section about “I Love Lucy: The Movie” said the film had been shown publicly in 2001 at the Loving Lucy convention in Long Beach. The convention was in Burbank.

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