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For the record

Bronze statue: A Jan. 14th article in Section A about an Italian legal case involving the J. Paul Getty Museum’s statue of a bronze athlete mischaracterized a 1976 letter to museum director Stephen Garrett. The letter from the late antiquities expert and Getty adviser Bernard Ashmole, which referred to the museum’s “exploits over the bronze statue” as a “crime,” was describing a different bronze statue in the museum’s collection. Garrett, who initially told The Times the letter referred to the bronze athlete, now says he was mistaken.

UCLA basketball: In the Jan. 24 Sports section, an article on UCLA’s basketball victory over Washington State said the Bruins were two games out of first place in the Pacific 10 Conference, that they had a 1-5 record in games away from their Pauley Pavilion home court and that the nine points scored by guard Mustafa Abdul-Hamid were a career high. UCLA was one game out of first place and 1-6 away from Pauley Pavilion, and Abdul-Hamid’s career high in scoring is 10 points.

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