>> A story about termites on Page D1 yesterday should have referred to Julian Yates as "he" on the first reference; it incorrectly said "she." A colony's queen grows to about 1 inch in five years, not in one year as the story said. Also, supplementary queens can be produced and sustain a colony after a queen's death; the story said incorrectly the colony withers away after her death. Wood treated with chromated copper arsenate should not be used; the story said incorrectly to use such treated wood. Also, the story said incorrectly that borates are water-soluble and act as a wood preservative; materials should not be exposed to moisture -- the moisture could leach the borates from the treated lumber. Maria Aihara-Sasaki is a research associate for University of Hawaii; her UH connection was unclear. Also, Aihara-Sasaki was quoted as saying, "We treat the schools (for ground termites only) free of charge." The program monitors and helps suppress termites at no cost to the school, but will not provide pest treatment.
>> The Governor's Office offered to pay to send a Star-Bulletin reporter on Gov. Linda Lingle's trip to Japan to promote Hawaii tourism. An editorial Thursday said incorrectly that the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau made the offer.
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