Below are insider transactions of 1,000 shares or more...

Insider Trading

February 28, 2000

Below are insider transactions of 1,000 shares or more for publicly held companies based in Maryland or having substantial operations here. Insiders are officers, directors or owners of 10 percent or more of a corporation's stock.

Adams Express Co.

Joseph M. Truta,president, exercised an option for 15,000 shares of common at $6.74 each Jan. 4. To cover expenses of transaction, Truta turned in 15,000 of them and now directly and indirectly holds 79,265.

Bell Atlantic Corp.

William F. Heitmann,vice president, exercised an option for 1,548 shares at $53.03 each Jan. 5 and sold 1,548 shares for $59.66 each Jan. 5, and now directly and indirectly holds 14,878.

Cel-Sci Corp.

Eyal Talor,vice president, exercised an option for 50,000 shares at $2.56 each Jan. 26. Talor turned in all 50,000 and now directly holds 8,039.

General Motors

Charles H. Noski,officer of subsidiary company, sold 40,000 shares of Class H common at $117.67 each Jan. 25 and now directly and indirectly holds 110,572.

Guilford Pharmaceutical

Andrew R. Jordan,vice president, sold 1,000 shares at $27.38 each Jan. 20. He indirectly and directly now holds 115,585.

Andrew R. Jordan,vice president, indirectly sold 9,000 shares for between $27.25 and $27.29 each from Jan. 21 to Jan. 24 and now directly and indirectly holds 115,585.

Craig R. Smith,chairman, exercised an option for 25,068 shares at between $6.17 and $14.92 each from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20 and sold 28,068 shares for between $23.63 and $28 each from Jan. 18 to Jan. 21, and now directly and indirectly holds 340,620.

John P. Brennan,vice president, sold 11,580 shares for between $21.50 and $25.88 each from Jan. 14 to Jan. 25. He indirectly and directly holds 59,071.

Joseph I. Klein,director, sold 2,500 shares for $27 each Jan. 19 and now directly holds 10,500.

Richard L. Casey,director, exercised an option for 20,000 shares at $13.54 each Jan. 18 and sold 20,000 shares for between $23 and $23.38 each Jan. 18, and he now directly holds 5,400 shares.

Thomas C. Seoh,vice president, exercised an option for 18,750 shares at $3.42 each Jan. 31 and sold 15,000 shares for between $25 and $28 each Jan. 19, and now directly and indirectly holds 59,692.

Legg Mason Inc.

Andrew M. Silton,vice president, exercised an option for 15,000 shares at $30.74 each Jan. 27 and now directly holds 15,000.

Robert G. Donovan,vice president, exercised an option for 13,332 shares at $10.59 each Jan. 3 and now directly holds 48,501.

Mercantile Bankshares

George L. Bunting,director, purchased 3,000 shares at $28.50 each Jan. 31 and now directly holds 11,370.

Petroleum & Resources

Lawrence L. Hooper,vice president, exercised an option for 1,088 shares at $27.71 each Jan. 18. Hooper turned in all 1,088 and now directly and indirectly holds 392.

Provident Bankshares

Dennis A. Starliper,chief financial officer, purchased 1,500 shares at $14.31 each Jan. 27 and now directly and indirectly holds 14,737 shares.

Gary N. Geisel,officer, purchased 1,000 shares at $14.31 each Jan. 27 and now directly and indirectly holds 4,828.

Peter M. Martin,chairman, exercised an option for 5,000 shares at $3.37 each Jan. 27 and now directly and indirectly holds 122,701 shares.

U.S. Foodservice

David M. Abramson,vice president, exercised an option for 5,900 shares at $5.50 each Jan. 10. To cover transaction expenses, Abramson turned in 3,546 of them and now directly and indirectly holds 47,289.

James L. Miller,chairman, exercised an option for 9,600 shares at $10.50 each Jan. 10. To cover transaction expenses, Miller turned in 7,250 of them and now directly and indirectly holds 664,922.

Mark P. Kaiser,director, exercised an option for 9,760 shares at $10.63 each Jan. 10. To cover transaction expenses, Kaiser turned in 7,410 of them and now directly and indirectly holds 179,879.

Insider Trading is written by First Call/Thomson Financial of Rockville.

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