Speak Out!

April 13, 2005

THE ISSUE: RENAMING THE AIRPORT

The General Assembly has passed a bill that would rename Baltimore-Washington International Airport in honor of Supreme Court justice and civil rights leader Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native who died in 1993. As a compromise, lawmakers agreed to add Marshall's name to the end of the airport's name and require Board of Public Works approval. Some worried that changing the airport's name would obscure the identity of Maryland's largest airport and hurt efforts to compete with Washington's two airports. Proponents said the gesture would serve as an appropriate sign of respect to a national pioneer for racial equality.

YOUR VIEW

Should BWI be renamed after Marshall?

Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@baltsun.com by tomorrow. Please keep your responses short, and include your name, address and phone number. A selection will be published Sunday.

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