For The Record Mar. 18, 2002

243 Number of bias incidents against Asian Pacific Americans in the three months after Sept. 11

143% Percentage increase in such incidents over average levels in previous years

1.4% Percentage U.S. economy grew last quarter. Fed: recovery "under way"

10,000 Private-sector jobs telecom giant Verizon will eliminate this year

210 Number of whales Japan will hunt annually for "science research" under its newly enlarged self-set quota

50,000 Estimated number of endangered sei whales left in the world

$17,000 Amount the average U.S. college student owed in tuition debt at graduation in 2000

$3,176 Amount nearly half of all college-tuition debtors...

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