A Nov. 1 article on fatal shootings in St. Mary's County incorrectly reported the relationship between Mandy Preston and victim Patricia Dean. Preston and Dean were friends, not relatives.

A Nov. 1 article incorrectly described how members of a nonprofit Baltimore coalition of community groups appeal to voters. BUILD members do not ask voters to support a specific candidate. They provide voters with information indicating whether a candidate has supported BUILD's positions on issues.

A Nov. 1 listing of funds set up to honor victims of the Washington area sniper attacks contained an error in the address of the fund established in memory of James L. "Sonny" Buchanan. The correct address of the fund, which benefits needy youths in the community, is: Sonny's Kids, P.O. Box 10666, Rockville, Md. 20849.

The Oct. 31 Montgomery Extra Voters Guide incorrectly identified the current occupation of Tom Eldridge, a candidate for Montgomery County Circuit Court judge. Eldridge is a lawyer who previously worked for the Maryland state's attorney's office.

The Oct. 31 District Extra Voters Guide listed an incorrect Web address for at-large D.C. Council candidate A.D. Tony' Dominguez (I). The address is www.dominguez4DC.com.

An Oct. 11 article about Vatican policies on gay priests incorrectly quoted Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua of Philadelphia as saying that when a gay man chooses celibacy, he is giving up what the Roman Catholic Church considers an "abomination." Bevilacqua's actual words were "an aberration, a moral evil."