The political ideology of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies was incorrectly characterized in an article yesterday about Texas Gov. George W. Bush. The center is nonpartisan.

A photo caption accompanying a review of the play "The Chemistry of Change" in yesterday's Style section misidentified the actors. They are Stephen F. Schmidt and Helen Hedman.

A photograph of the Juilliard String Quartet in Sunday's Fall Arts Preview was out of date. The quartet's current members are cellist Joel Krosnick, second violinist Ronald Copes, violist Samuel Rhodes and first violinist Jeff Smirnoff.

A Sept. 9 Style article on the PBS series "An American Love Story" misinterpreted Census Bureau data on interracial marriages. In 1997, there were a total of 311,000 married couples with one black and one white spouse, an increase of more than 50 percent since 1990. The bureau does not track the proportion of each year's interracial marriages.

The Regulators column in last Friday's Business section, relying on information supplied by General Motors Corp., misstated why GM was involved in the National Safe Kids Buckle Up Campaign. The company's involvement was not part of a 1995 agreement with the Department of Transportation to settle an investigation into the safety of Chevrolet pickup trucks.


In yesterday's late editions, the headline on the front page story about the mayoral primary election in Baltimore, "White Man Gets Mayoral Nomination in Baltimore," distorted the role of race in the election and violated Washington Post policy about reporting racial identifications only in proper context.

An article Tuesday described a plan being promoted by Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) that would defer spending on some social programs until the month after next fiscal year ends. While the article accurately described Specter's plan, he has not referred to it as a 13-month budget, as the story suggested.