Philip Smith

Md. cajoles General Dynamics Va. also makes pitch for headquarters

Maryland officials pressed their attack yesterday in the battle with Virginia to land the corporate headquarters of General Dynamics Corp., the maker of such military hardware as the the F-16 fighter plane, Tomahawk cruise missile and M-1A1 tank.

After hosting the top executives of the nation's second-largest defense contractor at a State House dinner Tuesday night, Gov. William Donald Schaefer disclosed yesterday that the state will present to General Dynamics no later than noon tomorrow a package of incentives designed to lure the St. Louis-based company to the Maryland suburbs of Washington.

On other fronts:

* The state's legislative leaders sent a letter to William...

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