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CORRECTIONS

Tuesday, February 8, 2005; Page A02

A Feb. 6 article quoted James G. Watt, interior secretary under President Ronald Reagan, as telling Congress in 1981: "After the last tree is felled, Christ will come back." Although that statement has been widely attributed to Watt, there is no historical record that he made it.

A Feb. 6 Metro in Brief item incorrectly said that Metrorail resumed normal operations through the Brookland-CUA Station at 10:40 a.m. Saturday after a death at the station that morning. The correct time was 12:40 p.m.

A photograph of Jeffrey Gitomer, author of "The Sales Bible," was incorrectly credited in some editions of the Feb. 6 Style section. The photo was taken by Mitchell Kearney.

A Coming and Going item in the Feb. 6 Travel section misstated the cost of airport security. Taxes and fees account for as much as 26 percent of an airline ticket, not 24 percent, and last year airlines and their passengers paid $3.2 billion for airport security, not $15 billion.

A Feb. 5 article on mad cow disease in Japan incorrectly said that the clinical name of the illness in humans is bovine spongiform encephalopathy. That is the disease in cattle; the human illness is variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

A Feb. 5 Style article incorrectly identified a principal in Infinite Scale Design Group, the design firm hired by the NFL, as Molly Chambers. Her name is Molly Mazzolini.

A Feb. 5 Names & Faces item on an Evite e-mail invitation to Michael Saylor's birthday party was based on a copy of the invitation that had been partially forged before it was sent to The Post. The original Evite from MicroStrategy's chief executive said the party will be "exotic, mysterious and ebullient," but it did not say "erotic." It said "Think 'Alias' (the TV show), but sexier" but did not include "much sexier," as was reported. The original also specified "cocktail dresses" but did not say "the shorter the better." And, the original did not end with -- or even contain -- the words "no one leaves alone." Nor was there anything in the original invitation unfit for a family newspaper. The birthday celebration involved dinner and dancing at the Ortanique restaurant for about 200 guests.

The Special Interests column on the Feb. 3 Federal Page incorrectly identified Richard Pollock as vice president of communications at the Cato Institute. Pollock left that post in September.

A Feb. 3 Sports article incorrectly said that Gaithersburg High School's football team defeated Churchill High in 1993 and 1994. Gaithersburg beat Churchill in 1994 but lost to Churchill in 1993.

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