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The name of Illinois gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney was misspelled as "Rich Whitey" on electronic-voting machines in nearly two dozen Chicago wards, about half of them in predominantly black neighborhoods. "I don't want to be identified as 'Whitey,'" said Whitney, who represents the Green Party. The error was discovered just before the Nov. 2 election, and elections board Chairman Langdon Neal assigned crews to work overtime to correct it in time for Election Day balloting, at a cost he estimated in the "low tens of thousands" of dollars. (Associated Press)A digital billboard in South Bend, Ind., urged people to go to the website southbend. com for a look at the "15 best things about our pubic schools." After a neighbor notified South Bend School Superintendent Jim Kapsa of the missing "L," the Blue Waters Group, which does consulting work with South Bend's redevelopment commission to promote the city, took responsibility, explaining that "four people looked at" it without noticing the mistake. (South Bend Tribune)Baltimore second baseman Brian Roberts, 33, missed the final six games of the baseball season with concussion-like symptoms after, he said, "I whacked myself on the head with my bat" when he struck out. "It's something I've done a million times," Roberts pointed out, adding, "I had my helmet on." (The Baltimore Sun)

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