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Each year,

RegretTheError.com

catalogs the biggest, funniest and most outrageous print gaffes from the previous twelve months. This year's

offering

, headlined "Crunks '06: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections," sports just one Colorado item: Attention-seeking student Cassidy Grigg is acknowledged for punking national and local news outlets following the hostage crisis at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey. However, a separate

page

gives props, sort of, to a late-breaking entry from the

Denver Post

that was first identified in a

blog

on the Sanchmo's World View site. In the subhead of its reprint of a

Washington Post

article, the December 3 edition of Denver's broadsheet identified outgoing Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as "Donald Armsful."

Granted, someone at the Denver Post discovered this spellchecker-style screw-up fairly early; the copy that arrived at Westword was correct. Then again, someone should have noticed, since it was on the Post's front page.

Of course, there's always the possibility that a Rumsfeld sympathizer at the Post published his name differently on purpose. After all, the poor guy really has had his arms full. -- Michael Roberts

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