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April 16, 1993

Schaefer to help St. John's kick off fund-raising drive

Gov. William Donald Schaefer was to kick off an ambitious fund-raising campaign last night to raise $30 million for St. John's College in Annapolis.

College officials invited more than 300 alumni, faculty members and dignitaries to a black-tie dinner to begin the "Campaign for Our Fourth Century." The tiny liberal arts college will celebrate the 300th anniversary of its founding in 1996. It is the nation's third-oldest college.

Mr. Schaefer was to announce a $2.9 million state grant to help refurbish Maryland's old Hall of Records, which was bought by the college to be used as a library, according to a spokesman for the governor.

St. John's purchased the building from the state for $700,000 in March, to replace its cramped library in Woodward Hall. Built in 1934 on land sold to the state by the college, the Hall of Records was the first in the country designed as a repository for a state's archives.

Administrators plan to renovate and expand the Georgian-style building to house the college's collection of more than 100,000 books and other materials.

Academy to dedicate Jewish exhibit

The U.S. Naval Academy will observe National Holocaust Commemoration Week with a memorial service and dedication of a Jewish exhibit Sunday.

A display case filled with Jewish ceremonial pieces, including a kiddush cup and several menorahs, will be dedicated at 6 p.m. in All Faiths Chapel in Mitscher Hall.

A Holocaust survivor will give a talk in the academy's Mahan Hall at 7 p.m. Yanke Fuchs, a resident of Haifa, Israel, who escaped from a Nazi labor camp at age 17 by impersonating a German soldier, has written a book called "Field Orders 114708" about his experiences.

Rabbis from Annapolis-area synagogues will participate in the program. It will conclude with a candle-lighting ceremony to honor those who died in World War II.

The Naval Academy's Women Club will participate in the service.


* Annapolis : Thieves stole a bike safety fair sign worth $175 from in front of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education.

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