CLARIFICATION- Altria spat out a big wad of tobacco

In the February 23 story about a new position for the outgoing UVA president, "Marlboro man? Casteen to join cigarette company board," the portrayal of the Altria stock price as falling over two years omitted an important fact initially unknown to the reporter: Altria spun off a subsidiary into a major separate company, Philip Morris International, on March 28, 2008. Taken together, the value of the two companies has not fallen but has actually remained about the same.