Listed below are recent insider transactions of 1,000...

INSIDER TRADING

October 23, 1995

Listed below are recent insider transactions of 1,000 shares or more for publicly held companies either based in Maryland or having substantial operations in the state.

The transactions are reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Insiders are officers, directors or owners of 10 percent or more of a corporation's stock.

Essex Corp.

Craig H. Price, vice president, purchased 2,500 shares of common stock at $3.75 each Aug. 28, 1995, and now directly and indirectly holds 10,842 common.

First Financial Corp.

Kenneth W. Andres, vice president, purchased 3,000 shares of common between $20.75 and $21.25 each from Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 1995, and now directly holds 4,000 common.

Wayne Lee Fleming, director, exercised an option for 1,000 shares of common stock at $6.67 each on Aug. 22, 1995, and now directly and indirectly holds 8,652 shares of common.

Marc E. Zanger, director, exercised an option for 3,105 shares of common at $6.67 each on Aug. 16, 1995, and now directly holds 10,899 common.

Florida Rock Industries

Thompson Simkins Baker, officer and director, sold 2,300 shares of common stock at $27.38 each on Aug. 21, 1995, and now directly and indirectly holds 14,786 common.

Life Technologies Inc.

Richard Axel, director, exercised an option for 10,000 shares of common at $13 each on Aug. 18, 1995, and sold them at $24 each on Aug. 18, 1995. He now directly holds 3,038 common.

MCI

Clifford L. Alexander, director, sold 14,000 shares of common at $23.38 each on Aug. 21, 1995, and now directly holds 6,000 common.

Seth D. Blumenfeld, vice president, sold 3,200 shares of common at $23.75 each on Aug. 17, 1995, and now directly and indirectly holds 165,031 common.

Fred M. Briggs, officer of a subsidiary, exercised an option for 10,000 shares of common at $9.94 each on Aug. 15, 1995, and sold them at $23.75 each on Aug. 15, 1995. He now directly and indirectly holds 59,051 common.

Signet Banking Corp.

Robert M. Freeman, chairman, exercised an option for 21,146 shares of common at $7.77 each from July 14 to July 25, 1995. To cover expenses of the transaction, Mr. Freeman turned in 11,823 of them for $24.31 each from July 14 to July 25, 1995, and disposed of, by gift, 100 shares at an unreported price from July 14 to July 25, 1995. He now directly and indirectly holds 159,507 common.

Malcolm S. McDonald, president, exercised an option for 13,314 shares of common at $7.77 each July 26, 1995. To cover expenses of the transaction, Mr. McDonald turned in 7,422 of them for $24.50 each July 26, 1995. He now directly and indirectly holds 105,345 common.

Tessco Technologies Inc.

Henry E. Hooper, officer, sold 2,000 shares of common between $18.00 and $18.25 each from July 24 to July 25, 1995, and no longer holds shares in the company.

Thomas Foster, officer, exercised an option for 11,250 shares of common at $3 each on Aug. 30, 1995, and sold 1,500 shares at $22.75 each on Aug. 30, 1995, and now directly and indirectly holds 13,125 common.

W. E. Scott Jasion, officer, exercised an option for 17,625 shares of common at $3 each on Aug. 24, 1995, and sold 7,500 shares at $20 each on Aug. 24, 1995, and now directly holds 17,625 common.

Times Mirror Co.

Debra A. Gastler, vice president, exercised an option for 2,553 shares of class A common stock at $18.50 each from Aug. 4 to Aug. 7, 1995. To cover expenses of the transaction, Ms. Gastler turned in 1,911 of them for $30.31 each from Aug. 4 to Aug. 7, 1995, and sold 627 shares in the open market at $30 each from Aug. 4 to Aug. 7, 1995, and now directly holds 15 shares of class A common.

Michael Liebhold, vice president, exercised an option for 1,277 FTC shares of class A common at $20.19 each from July 31 to Aug. 22, 1995. To cover expenses of the transaction, Mr. Liebhold turned in 1,033 of them for $28.69 each from July 31 to Aug. 22, 1995, and sold 244 shares in the open market at $31.88 each from July 31 to Aug. 22, 1995, and no longer holds shares in the company.

Alan L. Ross, officer, exercised an option for 5,448 shares of class A common between $14.54 and $14.76 each from Aug. 1 to Aug. 9, 1995. To cover expenses of the transaction, Mr. Ross turned in 3,714 of them for $28.88 each from Aug. 1 to Aug. 9, 1995, and sold 1,934 shares in the open market at $31.63 each from Aug. 1 to Aug. 9, 1995, and now directly and indirectly holds 1,305 shares of class A common.

James R. Simpson, vice president, sold 1,000 shares of class A common at $30.63 each on Aug. 7, 1995, and now directly and indirectly holds 11,472 class A common.

O. Jean Williams, officer, exercised an option for 4,426 shares of class A common between $14.54 and $14.76 each on Aug. 1, 1995. To cover expenses of the transaction, Ms. Williams turned in 3,014 of them for $28.88 each on Aug. 1, 1995, and now directly and indirectly holds 3,048 class A common.

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