In his second column, for The Carthage Press, newly-minted General Manager/Editor Buzz Ball apologized for the first one.
In the column, headlined "Eating some crow," Ball wrote:
"In my introductory column last week, I made the comment that I was looking forward to becoming a Carthageinian or Carthage-ite, whatever you call yourselves. In my feeble attempt at humor, I misspelled Carthaginian. I have been reminded of my mistake a few times this past week through e-mails, blogs and phone calls.
"Yes, I could have looked up the word or even asked someone. But my excuse is 'I didn't.' There was no intention to offend anyone, but I realize that your first impression of me as the general manager and editor of The Carthage Press was not a good one."