For those of us who put out weekly publications, there are few things as upsetting as either forgetting to credit a creative talent or giving credit to the wrong talent. Art, photos, writing, and so on are the products of these talents; when they don't receive proper credit, even if later a correction such as this one is run, the printed work does not nor is it likely to ever have the correct credit attached to it.

This year, for the first time, we published a wall calender. Each month features a Chronicle cover that ran in the corresponding month during the 30 years we've been publishing. The cover of the calendar features the cover of the original Chronicle prototype, produced before we even began publishing to help sell ads by demonstrating what we planned for the look of this publication.

In those early days, everything we produced required an extraordinary group effort. We therefore are especially crestfallen that the photo on the prototype cover was miscredited.

The photo was shot by Jack Grieder. It should have been credited to Jack Grieder. It wasn't. At this point, no apology is adequate, but, if nothing else, we want to make clear our heartfelt sadness at getting that credit wrong.

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