For the record

Appraisal tips: In the March 16 Business section, a Housing Scene column about how to get the best appraisal for your house identified John Brenan as director of appraisal issues at the Appraisal Institute. Brenan is director of appraisal issues at the Appraisal Foundation. The column also said that the Appraisal Institute was created by Congress to set appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications. That description applies to the Appraisal Foundation. The Appraisal Institute is a professional organization based in Chicago.

Park restoration: In the March 16 California section, an article about Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park included a photo caption that said student volunteer Daria Clark, 17, was from Rancho Paloma. Daria is a resident of Rancho Palos Verdes.

Caltech astronomer: In the March 21 Section A, an article about Caltech astronomer Mike Brown said that Brown, as a student, looked through the telescope at Lick Observatory when it was focused on the middle star of Orion's belt and saw one of the universe's most spectacular nebulae. The Orion Nebula is located near the middle of Orion's sword.

IRS scam: In the March 22 Business section, an article about scammers posing as IRS agents misquoted privacy expert Alessandro Acquisti as saying Social Security numbers were first used in the 1940s. He said they were first used in the 1930s.

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