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ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY --

June 15, 1993

Firebombs thrown at Bates Middle

Firebombs have been tossed into a shop room at Bates Middle School in Annapolis twice in the past week, authorities said.

The school's alarm went off shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. When firefighters and police arrived, they saw smoke pouring from the back of the building.

Fire officials have ruled the fire an arson. The blaze, which was extinguished within 15 minutes, caused about $2,000 in damage.

Late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, two jars full of flammable liquids were thrown into the shop. One of them ignited, police said. Both incidents are still under investigation, said Capt. Leonard Clark, a spokesman for the city Fire Department.

Luray Caverns fund to donate $50,000

The Luray Caverns Wishing Well Fund will donate $50,000 tomorrow to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Annapolis.

A nonprofit organization, the fund donates coins tossed into the Luray Caverns wishing well to nonprofit causes. Last year, 500,000 people visited the caverns in Luray, Va., depositing 700,000 coins in the wishing well.

The donation will help support environmental education field trips for students and teachers throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

POLICE LOG

* Annapolis: Burglars smashed the window of a construction trailer in the 700 block of Bestgate Road either Friday or Saturday and grabbed a fax machine valued at $1,025.

* Davidsonville: Thieves stole a Chevrolet engine worth $2,000 from Southern Maryland Aluminum Products in the 1200 block of Central Ave. Wednesday.

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