Corrections

June 29, 2005

A Business article yesterday about a Sears dealers store lawsuit misidentified Carl Zwisler as general counsel to the International Franchise Association. He is its former general counsel.

An article Thursday about the Deep Impact spacecraft misstated the leading theory on the formation of comets. They are thought to be made of ice, rock and other materials left over from the formation of the solar system about 4 billion years ago.

Also, the spacecraft was not named after the 1998 movie. The creators of the film and the scientists who designed the spacecraft say they came up with the name independently.

A June 9 article in the Today section about Erik Vassiliev, a young man coping with the aftermath of his brother's death two years ago, mischaracterized an aspect of Vassiliev's relationship with his father, Walter. While Erik Vassiliev says he struggled at times with his relationship with his father after his brother's death, he no longer does.

The Sun regrets the errors.

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