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November 29, 2010
We could debate the airport screening issue indefinitely because what constitutes a reasonable search is subjective. I personally would prefer to set aside some modesty concerns and face some inconvenience in order to reduce the risk of harm. For those who think screening is unnecessary or ineffective, let's give them a hypothetical option (impractical to implement but merely to illustrate a point). Let's give passengers the choice to bypass the screenings on the condition that all of those who elected to do so would have to ride together in a separate aircraft.
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HEALTH
By Kevin Rector and Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Federal officials announced Wednesday that they plan to screen international passengers for Ebola at five major U.S. airports, while hospitals around the country continue to isolate patients showing Ebola-like symptoms. At least four Baltimore-area hospitals recently segregated patients with travel histories and other possible indications of Ebola, though the virus was ruled out in each case. Other cases were suspected and ruled out at two Washington-area hospitals last week. Meanwhile, the first U.S. patient diagnosed with the virus died Wednesday in Dallas.
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NEWS
November 20, 2011
LUSBY — Maryland State Police say two people have been injured in a small plane crash at the end of a runway at a Calvert County airport. Trooper First Class E. West of the Prince Frederick barracks says the plane crashed around 6:30 p.m. Sunday at an airport at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates in Lusby. Police say the injuries were not life threatening. The local residents aboard were flying back from Illinois and overshot the runway. The Federal Aviation Administration is going to investigate.
NEWS
By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
A man with a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun in his carry-on bag was arrested at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday - marking the seventh time this year officers have seized a firearm at the airport's checkpoint. The Transportation Security Administration said in a news release Tuesday that officers staffing the checkpoint X-ray machines detected the handgun, which was loaded with eight rounds of ammunition, inside a Hidden Valley, Pa. resident's carry-on bag. Officers contacted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, who confiscated the firearm and arrested the man, TSA officials said.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2010
The Annapolis city bus route that travels to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport ends Friday, city officials said Monday. The demise of the C-60 bus route was announced earlier this year, as part of cost-cutting measures in city government. The route runs from Annapolis to the BWI business corridor, with stops at the Cromwell light rail station, Arundel Mills mall and Anne Arundel Community College. City officials suggested alternative routes from Annapolis, including MTA routes #14 and #17. nicole.
NEWS
By Scott Dance | April 15, 2012
Temperatures had topped 80 degrees by about 12:30 p.m., and rose quickly, with 85 degrees recorded at BWI Airport and 86 degrees at the Sun weather station as of 4 p.m. That surpassed the forecasts of both the National Weather Service and AccuWeather.com. The National Weather Service had been predicting highs in the upper 70s, while AccuWeather called for a high of about 82. It was a few degrees shy of the hottest April 15 on record for Baltimore. The record is 88 degrees set in 1941.
NEWS
June 24, 2010
Thank you Michael Dresser for the stroll down Baltimore aviation's memory lane ("Airport born as Friendship marks 60 years," June 24). In the early 1960s a Sunday afternoon was extra special when my family would pile into the station wagon for a trip to Friendship. Standing on the paver-tiled observation deck I remember being thrilled at the very first plane I ever saw without propellers. I was in awe of the new-fangled jet airliners. These days while air travel has not only become de rigueur but also a major hassle, those field trips the to the airport remain a fond childhood memory.
NEWS
March 27, 1991
The official dedication of the Carroll County Regional Airport/Jack B. Poage Memorial Field is scheduled for April 6.The Westminster airport, located along Route 97, is to be formally renamed in honor of the aviator who died last fall during an aerobatic exhibition. Poage was the manager of the airport and president of Westair Inc., the airport's only fixed-based operator.The 2 p.m. ceremony is expected to attract the county commissioners and other dignitaries who will honor Poage. The airport is amid anexpansion program and is a centerpiece of economic development efforts in the county.
NEWS
October 10, 1990
A contingent of county and state officials will meet with Federal Aviation Administration representatives today to accept a $2.8 million grant for the Carroll County Airport expansion project.County Commissioner Julia W. Gouge, two employees of the County Department of Permits and Regulations and Bruce Mundie, administrator of the Maryland Aviation Administration, will make the trip to FAA offices in Washington, said Micki Smith, public information director.Most of the money will go toward land acquisition to lengthen the airport's runway so it can accommodate more air traffic and larger jets.
NEWS
March 13, 1992
Does the state really want to sell Baltimore-Washington International Airport? We can't believe the governor and legislators would be so foolish as to grab the cash and leave the state's only major air transport facility entirely at the mercy of private entrepreneurs. That would hardly serve the public good.But short of an outright sale, there could well be public benefits to a carefully crafted partnership with a corporation or even a management contract that would turn BWI's operation over to a private company.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones caused a bit of a stir Thursday during the pregame Social Media Night event at Camden Yards by behaving in a way that wasn't particularly sociable. The star outfielder irked some fans in attendance with short responses during the question-and-answer session, and he earned especially negative attention for saying his favorite place in Baltimore was the airport so he could fly home. After the game, Jones said he was joking, adding that he likes the airport because it's where he picks up his friends and family who come to visit and support him. “I guess my shtick wasn't appreciated at the time,” Jones said.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Federal prosecutors pursuing a drug money case based in part on a police dog whose certification has been questioned said in court filings this week that the dog might actually have been properly trained. The case stems from the seizure of $122,000 in suspected drug money at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport last fall. An attorney for a woman who claims the money is hers asked a judge to throw out the case, alleging that prosecutors used a faked K-9 training certificate produced by the Maryland Transportation Authority Police to bolster their case.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Nearly three-quarters of a million Marylanders are expected to hit the roads and airways this Labor Day weekend even as the state struggles with congestion at its largest airport, on its most-traveled highway and around some of its largest tourist attractions. About 728,000 people in the state are expected to travel 50 miles or more between Thursday and Monday, the third-highest number on record for Labor Day in Maryland, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic, which is set to release its predictions Tuesday.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
A leak on a natural gas line forced the closure Friday afternoon of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's parking lot for people waiting to pick up arriving fliers. The airport's fire department responded to the so-called "cell phone lot" just before 3 p.m., and determined a leak along a Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. line, said Jonathan Dean, an airport spokesman. The leak presented "no real hazard to the public or travelers" at the airport, but the lot was closed as BGE crews worked to repair the line, Dean said.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
Two people have been arrested at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in as many days for attempting to board planes with handguns in their carry-on bags, Transportation Security Administration officials said Friday. A Prince George's County man was arrested on Thursday after security agents spotted a handgun in his bag. On Friday, Maryland Transportation Authority police arrested a woman who attempted to pass through security with a .38 handgun. TSA said that the firearm spotted on Thursday had been reported stolen.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Visitors, employees and neighbors of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport now have a new option for enjoying the 12.5-mile trail that loops around the airport's Anne Arundel County property. The Boston-based bikeshare company Zagster, working with BWI, has installed a dock for 10 of its bicycles outside the airport's international terminal, near the light rail station. They are available for rental for $5 a day. Long-term passes for regular use cost $15 a month or $50 a year. Officials envision the bikes being used by airport travelers with time to kill and an urge to get outside, employees looking for a bit of exercise on a break or after work, and neighbors looking to take better advantage of the trail.
FEATURES
By Knight-Ridder News Service | June 27, 1993
There's a new pictogram coming to an international airport near you. The signs are designed to direct passengers to cash machines that spew the local currency in more than 90 major airports worldwide, according to the Visa/Plus ATM network. The design shows a featureless character holding up a magnetic-stripped card in front of a cash machine.
NEWS
By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | December 22, 1994
County officials said yesterday that they will put off introducing in the General Assembly a bill to create a nonprofit authority to run Tipton Army Airfield at Fort Meade as a private airport.Postponing the creation of the airport authority is not expected to delay the project, said Sam Minnette, Anne Arundel's project manager.Officials in Anne Arundel and Howard counties are working to create a bicounty airport authority that would operate Tipton at no cost to either county government.Until the authority is established by state law, the two counties will rely on a legally binding joint operating agreement.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
A caterpillar species never before seen in the Baltimore area and considered a potential threat to local agriculture production was intercepted at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Friday. The discovery of the Chrysauginae caterpillar was confirmed July 24 after a review of the caterpillar by an entomologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The caterpillar was first discovered in soursop leaves being carried by a passenger who had arrived at BWI on a flight from Jamaica on Nov. 14, customs officials said.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Racial disparities in the restaurant labor force of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport are hurting African-American employees and contributing to poverty in Baltimore, according to a study released Monday by the national labor organization Unite Here. Officials with AirMall USA, which subcontracts concessions operations at the airport for the Maryland Aviation Administration, rebutted the findings. The study, which Unite Here produced in collaboration with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, found African-American employees disproportionately work in low-wage positions at fast-food chains and in the back of airport restaurants as dishwashers and cooks, while white employees tend to fill higher-paying, front-of-house jobs as bartenders and servers.
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