The pace of giving has declined more slowly than officials at the fund had anticipated.
Many former military officials anticipated that to reduce casualties, an air attack would begin at night.
The total represented 20 to 25 percent more than the county ordered last year, he said, because officials had anticipated a demand.
Few public officials anticipated the disaster and almost no members of the public did.
Swiss officials anticipate a 5 percent increase in American visitors this year.
But the officials anticipate that militant organizations will carry out more attacks.
The auction brought in $307.3 million, about three times the amount the auction's officials had anticipated.
Chinese officials anticipate the extension to be completed in 2009.
Israeli military officials do not anticipate that things will cool down.
Now, however, officials are anticipating the arrival of 200,000 at the least, and perhaps many more.