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Corrections and Clarifications

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The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

>> Roughly 200,000 voters backed Demo­crats in the 2008 primary. A Page A1 story Tuesday stated the number was about 240,000, which is the figure for the 2010 primary.

>> One in 10 Hawaii high school students was obese in 1999. A graphic for a Page B1 story Tuesday on sugary drinks described the age group as children entering kindergarten. In addition, a study of people who consume such drinks accounted for risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption or lack of physical activity. The story said participants were eliminated because of those risk factors.

>> State Rep. Pono Chong is House majority leader, not majority whip as reported in the “Our View” editorial on Page F2 Sunday.

>> The procurement process for a state construction project typically takes three to six months to clear governmental hurdles, including environmental ones, says state chief procurement officer Aaron Fujioka. Senate Bill 2012 would have project bidders adhere to that process. The “Our View” editorial on Page A9 Feb. 22 implied that SB 2012 aimed to exempt projects from existing rules; the bill’s intent to streamline the process does not sidestep environmental or competitive requirements.

>> King David Kalakaua revived Hale Naua, an ancient chiefly society that once met in the attic of Iolani Palace. Kalakaua’s connections to the Freemasons are examined as part of the new “Royal Pageantry” exhibit that opened in the palace’s basement gallery March 3. An article on Page G1 March 4 said Kalakaua created the ancient society and that Freemasons used to meet in the palace attic.

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