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Friday, October 8, 2004; Page A02

An Oct. 7 article and the lead Page One headline incorrectly attributed a quotation to Charles A. Duelfer, the chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq. The statement, "We were almost all wrong," was made by Duelfer's predecessor, David Kay, at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Jan. 28.

An Oct. 7 article about get-out-the-vote efforts in Portland, Ore., misstated the name of a shopping mall there. It is the Lloyd Center, not the Floyd Center.

The Oct. 7 Special Interests column incorrectly said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. McCain is on the panel, but Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.) is the chairman. The column also incorrectly identified Kent Hance as a former GOP congressman. Hance is now a Republican but was a Democrat while in the House.

The appreciation of Rodney Dangerfield in the Oct. 7 Style section incorrectly said the comedian died in New York. He died in Los Angeles.

An Oct. 6 article analyzing candidates' assertions in the vice presidential debate incompletely described a job-loss statistic. John Edwards's assertion that 1.6 million private-sector jobs have been lost over the past four years was correct, but the number of all jobs lost (private and government) is smaller, about 900,000.

Tim Rose, chief executive officer of the University of Virginia Foundation, was incorrectly identified as Tim Rosen, and as the foundation's executive director, in an Oct. 6 Metro article about a U-Va. teaching assistant who lost his job.

An Oct. 5 article about lead levels in water incorrectly identified a utility that has tested its water more frequently and treated it more aggressively than the law requires. The utility is in Kansas City, Kan., not Kansas City, Mo.

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