An obituary in yesterday's Inquirer gave the wrong age for Sol Silberman, 87, a former Blue Bell resident who died Sunday in Boca Raton, Fla. A corrected obituary appears in Section B.

A story yesterday about the closing of two Wachovia bank branches in North Philadelphia mentioned the concern of one critic that one of the branches may be converted to a non-financial use. However, American Financial Realty Trust, the Jenkintown company hired by Wachovia that is handling the leasing of the Lehigh and Germantown Avenues location, said that it would seek to lease the building to a bank or other financial institution because that is its business model. Only if it cannot secure a financial institution as a tenant would it consider selling the building, said Anthony J. DeFazio, director of public relations for American Financial Realty.

A brief in yesterday's Business section on results from a clinical trial involving a Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. drug did not specify that the study focused on an uncommon form of multiple sclerosis, called primary progressive MS, which affects about 10 percent of the total number of people afflicted with MS.

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