An illustrator's credit was omitted from the front of the Oct. 19 Real Estate section, which was printed in advance. The drawing of the blue ribbon was done by Martha Vaughan.

In an Oct. 16 Federal Page article about the U.S. Postal Service closing mailboxes and mail chutes, Silver Spring residents who objected to the closing of mail chutes should have been identified as living in the Lenox apartment building, not the Blair. The chutes in the building are listed by the Postal Service as closed, but they are still being used.

An Oct. 18 article incorrectly reported the dates of indoor concerts that are part of the Verizon Music Festival in the District. Those concerts are scheduled for Nov. 14 and 15.

An Oct. 18 article gave an incorrect weight for the Merkava tank used by Israeli forces. It weighs about 60 tons.

An Oct. 18 listing of funds set up to help families of victims in the Washington area sniper attacks provided incorrect information about how to contact one of the funds. The correct address is: Sarah Ramos Memorial Fund, 14904 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, Md. 20905.

An item in the Oct. 17 Montgomery Extra incorrectly listed the date of a Mental Health Resource Fair highlighting services in Montgomery County. The event is scheduled for Wednesday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Executive Office Building in Rockville, 101 Monroe St.

CLARIFICATION

An Oct. 18 article quoted D.C. Inspector General Charles C. Maddox as saying in a report that delays in emergency medical response are compounded because some fire department employees "are lazy or do not care." Maddox himself did not make that conclusion. His report was quoting fire department employees who said it.