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By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,SUN STAFF | December 6, 1997
William Donald Schaefer, the famously impatient and never satisfied former governor, beamed yesterday as he surveyed the new international airport terminal that bears his name."
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By GARRISON KEILLOR | July 12, 2007
It may seem craven to say so, but a person really had to wonder at the inability of trained medical personnel to hook wire A to battery B to alarm clock C and detonate a car loaded with gasoline and nails in London. And then having to resort to the rather amateurish alternative of crashing a Jeep Cherokee into the Glasgow, Scotland, airport terminal - the suicide bomb alumni association must be shaking their heads. Nonetheless, the fiasco in London is bound to bring new directives from the Department of Homeland Security forbidding doctors and nurses from operating motor vehicles.
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December 18, 2000
1 million travelers expected to use airport over holidays Nearly 1 million people are expected to use Baltimore-Washington International Airport during the holiday season, from Wednesday to Jan. 4. More than 76,000 people are expected to travel through BWI on Saturday, which likely will be the busiest day of the 16-day period. The main return days are expected to be Dec. 29 and Jan. 2. About 72,000 people will return from one holiday and then head out to celebrate New Year's. Travelers can check the status of their flights before leaving home by calling the airline directly or checking flight information on the BWI Web site, www.bwiair port.
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By MEREDITH COHN and MEREDITH COHN,SUN REPORTER | June 20, 2006
A month into the busy summer travel season, officials at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport say security lines shouldn't be a common problem for most vacationers and business travelers. Traffic in the first three month of this year at BWI was up 3.5 percent over last year, and for the most part, airport officials say the lines are less than 10 minutes. "It's not been an issue here in the near term," said Jonathan Dean, a BWI spokesman. "Four or five years ago, yes, it was an issue here and nationwide.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 3, 1998
Officials at Baltimore-Washington International Airport advise travelers to allow extra time to park and reach the terminal over the July 4 holiday weekend and suggest they use light rail or other public transportation.More than 200,000 passengers are due to pass through BWI over the weekend, with a peak in traffic today. Monday's anticipated volume is 46,000 passengers. The norm is 38,000 a day at BWI.Long-term parking is limited this summer due to construction at the Satellite Blue lot. As spaces fill up, travelers will be sent to the Pink Overflow Lot and to BWI's Amtrak/MARC station garage and surface lot.Shuttle buses will run from these lots to the airport terminal every 10 minutes, except between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., when they will operate every 20 minutes.
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April 30, 2001
Lane closures slated for roads leading to airport terminal Travelers arriving at Baltimore-Washington International Airport at night in the next few weeks should be aware of lane closures that are scheduled on roads leading to the terminal. One lane will be closed on Elm Road while paving is taking place where the center islands had been. One of two lanes on the approach to the lower-level terminal roadway will also be closed. The lane closures will occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. every day for two to four weeks.
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April 9, 2001
Gold Lot opens for daily parking, offers lowest rates Baltimore-Washington International Airport has opened its Gold Lot for daily parking - providing patrons an additional 3,400 spaces at the least expensive rate on airport property. The lot charges a $1 hourly rate with a maximum charge of $4 a day, and the seventh day is offered free. BWI has installed additional lighting and improved the asphalt and gravel surfaces. The Gold Lot has spaces for the handicapped near the shuttle stops, public telephones, emergency services, bus shelters and free shuttle service to the airport terminal every 15 minutes.
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August 6, 2001
Construction of temporary roads continues this month Construction began Friday of temporary entrance and exit roads at the Maryland Department of Transportation headquarters, and will continue through the middle of this month. Parts of Elm Road, the route for rental car returns, and parts of the return loop on the Baltimore-Washington International Airport terminal roadway will be closed occasionally. Roadway closures will be limited to late-night and early-morning hours. Two lanes of traffic on the return loop will remain open at all times, and one lane of traffic will be maintained on Elm Road.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | December 20, 2003
A new car-rental facility with spaces for 8,300 vehicles will open Monday at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, consolidating all eight rental companies at BWI in a single location a short ride west of the passenger terminal. The facility is the latest step in a five-year, $1.8 billion expansion at BWI. The new facility will take the car rental firms' customer counters out of the airport terminal and their cars out of the nearby hourly parking garage and other places. The move is expected to relieve vehicle congestion near the terminal.
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April 21, 2002
Hearings to consider aircraft flight path changes for region Public hearings will be held Thursday on a draft environmental impact statement on proposed changes to aircraft flight paths in the Baltimore-Washington area. The statement includes three options to change flight paths in the area to enhance safety and increase flying efficiency with minimal aircraft noise. Noise-abatement procedures at BWI and other airports will not change. The options deal mostly with aircraft routes more than five miles from the airport.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | December 20, 2003
A new car-rental facility with spaces for 8,300 vehicles will open Monday at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, consolidating all eight rental companies at BWI in a single location a short ride west of the passenger terminal. The facility is the latest step in a five-year, $1.8 billion expansion at BWI. The new facility will take the car rental firms' customer counters out of the airport terminal and their cars out of the nearby hourly parking garage and other places. The move is expected to relieve vehicle congestion near the terminal.
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April 21, 2002
Hearings to consider aircraft flight path changes for region Public hearings will be held Thursday on a draft environmental impact statement on proposed changes to aircraft flight paths in the Baltimore-Washington area. The statement includes three options to change flight paths in the area to enhance safety and increase flying efficiency with minimal aircraft noise. Noise-abatement procedures at BWI and other airports will not change. The options deal mostly with aircraft routes more than five miles from the airport.
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August 6, 2001
Construction of temporary roads continues this month Construction began Friday of temporary entrance and exit roads at the Maryland Department of Transportation headquarters, and will continue through the middle of this month. Parts of Elm Road, the route for rental car returns, and parts of the return loop on the Baltimore-Washington International Airport terminal roadway will be closed occasionally. Roadway closures will be limited to late-night and early-morning hours. Two lanes of traffic on the return loop will remain open at all times, and one lane of traffic will be maintained on Elm Road.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | May 14, 2001
Two men who attempted to board a British Airways jet yesterday with a bag full of novelty hand grenades were described as "surprised" when the devices triggered an evacuation that delayed hundreds of passengers at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Authorities ordered the closing and partial evacuation of the International Terminal. Several arriving and departing flights were delayed for hours, and hundreds of passengers were stranded in their planes or in the terminal. No charges were filed against the two men, who caught their flight to London two hours late.
NEWS
April 30, 2001
Lane closures slated for roads leading to airport terminal Travelers arriving at Baltimore-Washington International Airport at night in the next few weeks should be aware of lane closures that are scheduled on roads leading to the terminal. One lane will be closed on Elm Road while paving is taking place where the center islands had been. One of two lanes on the approach to the lower-level terminal roadway will also be closed. The lane closures will occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. every day for two to four weeks.
NEWS
April 9, 2001
Gold Lot opens for daily parking, offers lowest rates Baltimore-Washington International Airport has opened its Gold Lot for daily parking - providing patrons an additional 3,400 spaces at the least expensive rate on airport property. The lot charges a $1 hourly rate with a maximum charge of $4 a day, and the seventh day is offered free. BWI has installed additional lighting and improved the asphalt and gravel surfaces. The Gold Lot has spaces for the handicapped near the shuttle stops, public telephones, emergency services, bus shelters and free shuttle service to the airport terminal every 15 minutes.
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By GARRISON KEILLOR | July 12, 2007
It may seem craven to say so, but a person really had to wonder at the inability of trained medical personnel to hook wire A to battery B to alarm clock C and detonate a car loaded with gasoline and nails in London. And then having to resort to the rather amateurish alternative of crashing a Jeep Cherokee into the Glasgow, Scotland, airport terminal - the suicide bomb alumni association must be shaking their heads. Nonetheless, the fiasco in London is bound to bring new directives from the Department of Homeland Security forbidding doctors and nurses from operating motor vehicles.
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By William Thompson and William Thompson,Sun Staff Writer | November 20, 1994
DENVER -- Beneath a gleaming white roof sculpted with a fiberglass fabric to resemble the distant Rocky Mountains, custodians vacuum the carpets and clean the windows of the cavernous airport terminal.Baggage is stacked at ticket counters and, outside three giant concourses, workers lug heavy equipment across the concrete.It could be a typical scene at any busy terminal, except that a few essentials are missing here at Denver International Airport. There are no planes in the air or on the ground.
NEWS
December 18, 2000
1 million travelers expected to use airport over holidays Nearly 1 million people are expected to use Baltimore-Washington International Airport during the holiday season, from Wednesday to Jan. 4. More than 76,000 people are expected to travel through BWI on Saturday, which likely will be the busiest day of the 16-day period. The main return days are expected to be Dec. 29 and Jan. 2. About 72,000 people will return from one holiday and then head out to celebrate New Year's. Travelers can check the status of their flights before leaving home by calling the airline directly or checking flight information on the BWI Web site, www.bwiair port.
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By Christopher S. Wren and Christopher S. Wren,New York Times News Service | September 23, 1999
FRONT ROYAL, Va. -- Abbey loved to play, so much so that her distraught owner gave her to a dog pound. Who, after all, wanted a Chesapeake Bay retriever whose notion of fun was chewing up the curtains?The U.S. Customs Service did. It recruited Abbey, who otherwise might have been destroyed, and taught her to sniff out illegal drugs. During her three-year tenure at Miami International Airport, Abbey, or more accurately, Abbey's nose has been responsible for more than 155 seizures of smuggled cocaine and heroin, worth $25 million on the street.
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