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Tuesday, December 14, 2004; Page A02

Two Dec. 13 articles incorrectly identified Gen. Paul J. Kern as the commander of the Army Materiel Command. Kern relinquished that post in November.

In some Dec. 12 editions, an article about the illness of Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko incorrectly said that Paul M. Wax is affiliated with the American College of Toxicology. He is with the American College of Medical Toxicology. The article also gave an incorrect year for his contact with two Russian scientists who said they had investigated the potential of developing dioxin as a chemical weapon. That contact took place in 2002, not 1992.

A Dec. 12 article incorrectly said that Lani Guinier's nomination to head the Justice Department's civil rights division under President Bill Clinton was withdrawn because of a "nanny problem." There was no such problem, and the Clinton White House withdrew the nomination because of controversy over Guinier's legal writings.

A Dec. 12 Metro article about animals that freeze solid incorrectly said that spring peepers and gray tree frogs lose their ability to freeze as they age. The animals keep that ability into adulthood.

The Dec. 12 Sunday Source entertainment listings for Frederick, Howard and Montgomery counties gave an incorrect date for the Outdoor Winter Garden Walk at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton. The walk starts at 5:30 p.m. today, not tomorrow.

A Dec. 11 article incorrectly said that a new genetic test for breast cancer had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. FDA officials said they will review the test to determine whether it requires agency approval.

A Dec. 11 Religion Page article referred to Jews who were killed in "Polish death camps" during World War II. The camps were in Poland but were run by Nazi Germany.

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