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10/9    Remember the Commencement 2012 at the U. of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson
        School of Pubic Affairs?  (http://www.csua.org/u/wic  Here's a
        copycat from a K-12 school district:
        http://www.csua.org/u/xng (sports.yahoo.com)
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a typo citing the Lyndon B Johnson School of 'Pubic' Affairs. Even the best writers, reporters and editors fall prey to the occasional typo. And it's probably bad karma to revel in someone else's unintentional mistake. But media critic Jim Romenesko reports that the LBJ school issued an apology via Twitter, reading, "Our deepest apologies to our 2012 graduates for the egregious typo in our program. Susan Binford, assistant dean for communications at the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs, tells Romenesko that students will be issued new copies of the commencement program. Still, it's interesting how much fuss the omission of one letter can lead to. No one was killed, no one lost their job and any concerned parties can rest assured that they will have a corrected commencement program to reflect upon in the future. But it's not going to stop the critics of the world from expressing their outrage at the fallibility of others. Though for most of us, it will probably be remembered with little more than a quick laugh. Education apps allow personalized lesson plans for individual students. Teach all students the same thing Teach each student what they need help with 21% 700 people have answered this question. Wyvern 20 hrs ago That thing could have been proofread by 10 different people and they all still would have missed something. Especially when people lag in getting you the information to put into the printed piece and then want it yesterday, AND THEN complain when they find an error in it after they have proofread it themselves! ray 20 hrs ago My boss keeps telling me that Word's spellchecker catchs ALL mistakes. I would have to fight to hold back my laughter if she made the same type of mistake in one of her reports to the corporate office... Carol o 17 hrs ago This is why Spell-Check will never replace live proofreaders. User 14 hrs ago Unfortunately, it has for the most part- or is this your first visit to Yahoo? Milwaukee, Wisconsin o 23 hrs ago I used to work for my town's library, which had the town name and "Public Library" in iron letters on the wall outside. People were constantly stealing the L from the word "Public". Holland, Michigan o 22 hrs ago Is this a story about a typo from the same people who had the teaser "Gee Gees founder Robin Gibb dead" on their front page for 12 hours? allen o 23 hrs ago These are the sorts of errors you get when you count on your word processor's spell-check to fix everything so you don't have to think about what you are writing. Marcus o 18 hrs ago I spent 35 years in the printing industry, and if I had even a dime for each "embarassing" typo I saw in that time I would be a wealthy man. Orlando, Florida o 23 hrs ago This is what happens when you let the computer do the corrections, I'm shocked at how many newspaper articles are screwed up by "typos".
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Prep Rally - Thu, Sep 13, 2012 12:51 PM EDT Note to school districts: If you are going to produce a field-side banner aiming at increasing sponsorship via the sales of other similar banners, make sure that your own product is spell checked -- and word checked -- before it goes to the printers, and after it comes out. The Red Lion School District's unfortunate athletic sponsorship sign. The school contact's information has been redacted for his protection -- Twitter The Red Lion School District's unfortunate athletic sponsorship sign. The spelling mistake is as embarrassing as it is innocuous. Clearly, Red Lion officials were advocating that they were a purveyor of public education, not "pubic education." That was confirmed by Don Dimoff, the marketing and communications manager for the Red Lion School District in a conversation with Prep Rally on Thursday. "To be honest with you, all that really happened was the sign company made a spelling error, and in the midst of putting it up for a football game some of the other people missed it," Dimoff told Prep Rally. "As soon as we found out about it the damage had already been done. It doesn't reflect on the quality of our sponsors or our programs. Unfortunately, these are the few things that get you on the map, we're doing a lot of good things with our sponsorship program and now all anyone will remember is this. We're creating partnerships not just with athletics, but also with the school district. There's a lot of colleges where the college is the town and the town is the college. We're trying to do that for our schools here in a similar way." While the mistake was clearly an honest one, the ramifications on Dimoff and the Red Lion area have been significant. As the marketing and communications manager noted himself, the mistake helped put Red Lion on the map -- it's in South-Central Pennsylvania, in case you were wondering -- and drew all kinds of unwanted attention from outside the community to the school's sponsorship efforts. It also may have made Dimoff's job much more difficult, as he works to ensure all that are currently part of the sponsorship program that many more checks will be put in place over all future promotional materials ... "Of all the missed letters, it had to be that one," Dimoff told Prep Rally. "The poor sign company feels horrible because they missed it. The people who hung the sign feel horrible because they missed it. I've been losing sleep and haven't eaten in two days trying to deal with this. "I can't tell you how many people told me that they had to look at the sign several times to see the mistake. Dozens of people had to look at it three, four, five times. We'll make sure we do a much better job in oversight and continue to do the good things that we're trying to do in the district." Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen, of Taiwan, throws to the New York Yankees in the second inning of Game 2 of the American League division baseball series on Monday, Oct. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees reacts after completing a touchdown pass for his 48th consecutive game, breaking Johnny Unitas' NFL record which stood for over 50 years, during an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto heads to the dugout after pitching in the first inning of Game 1 of the National League division baseball series against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct.