An article yesterday incorrectly said space shuttle astronauts are scheduled to blast off as early as Friday on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. The mission is slated to begin as early as Saturday morning.

A photo caption in yesterday's Metro section misidentified the two golden retrievers posing with Doggy Santa. Their names are Monte and Nicole.

Alvin Ailey's "Cry" premiered in 1971. The date was incorrectly reported in a profile of dancer Judith Jamison in Sunday's Arts section.

A headline on a Metro article Sunday about the National Harbor resort in Prince George's County misstated the status of the project. The development has been approved for construction and continues to move forward amid a disagreement between county leaders and environmentalists.

Nick Bassford's first name was misspelled in an article Sunday about plans to expand Route 301 in Maryland.

An article in Saturday's Real Estate section incorrectly described the areas included in the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. multiple listing service. Middleburg is included in the service's listings.

A Dec. 1 article and a Dec. 2 Politics column item about Vice President Gore's involvement in the Love Canal hazardous waste case quoted Gore as saying "I was the one that started it all." In fact, Gore said, "That was the one that started it all," referring to the congressional hearings on the subject that he called.