A "Clearing the Record" item Thursday was itself incorrect. New Mexico and Arizona both were admitted to the union in 1912, New Mexico on Jan. 6 and Arizona on Feb. 14.

The Delaware Hot Lotto number was incorrect in Thursday's editions. The number was: 06 09 12 34 39 02.

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