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By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2003
Baltimore-Washington International Airport expects revenue and passenger totals to remain flat this year as two of its top five airlines undergo bankruptcy reorganization and several others continue to suffer staggering losses. The good news is that the airport continues to be the envy of the aviation industry because of its status as Dallas-based Southwest Airlines' fastest-growing focus city at a time when most major airlines are shrinking to meet reduced demand. As airports nationwide have been buffeted by an industrywide restructuring, Southwest continues to post modest profits and expand its route system, though at a slower pace.
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By Alejandro Zuniga, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
For Spain's national soccer team, the road to Brazil included a brief stop in Baltimore. The European powerhouse, among the favorites to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, arrived at Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Monday night to a water-cannon salute from the BWI Fire and Rescue Department and to hundreds of fans who crowded the terminal to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars. Ranked the world's No. 1 team by FIFA, soccer's governing body, Spain will play against El Salvador on Saturday at FedEx Field as part of the Road to Brazil, a series of matches hosted on American soil.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1998
Movies are going to a new level in Anne Arundel County thanks to a multimillion-dollar movie theater complex opening tomorrow near Baltimore-Washington International Airport.Hoyts West Nursery Cinema 14, just off Nursery Road at International Drive in Linthicum, is the latest theater in the Baltimore region to offer more than a dozen screens with stadium seating -- rows of seats arranged on an increasingly steeper incline to give every viewer a clear sight line.Similar theaters, such as Loews White Marsh Theatres, have been well received by moviegoers, who have consistently packed the huge auditoriums.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2014
Ever since she met Pope John Paul II when she was a schoolgirl in 1995, Melissa Brent has frequently replayed the brief encounter in her mind. But when she learned that John Paul would be canonized as a saint this weekend, she burst into tears. "Everything was just real, all of those emotions just hit me at once. … All these years and it's like, 'Wow, I met a saint and I can feel it,' " said Brent, a 26-year-old nurse now living in Virginia Beach. In 1995, Brent was living in Columbia with her family and attending third grade at St. William of York School in Baltimore.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | May 29, 2003
The view from Rusty Bristow's front porch in Hanover isn't what it used to be. A 35-acre, 3,400-space parking lot for Baltimore-Washington International Airport workers has replaced the family farms and old brick homes where his longtime neighbors once lived. Several neighbors behind him are also gone, as a 93-acre rental-car facility is being built where their homes in the once-remote Anne Arundel County community had stood. "Out here, I could see trees that were 200 years old. There were even trees there that three people couldn't put their arms around," Bristow said.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | October 4, 2002
In full view of snaking ticket-counter lines and truck-sized explosive-detection machines, a cadre of volunteers at Baltimore-Washington International Airport spend their leisure time ministering to befuddled - even surly - passengers. Ever cheerful, in crisp shirts with a Maryland logo and their BWI pins shining, they direct passengers to the baggage claim, answer questions about flight delays and help travelers get where they're going. "Flying is a stressful thing, and people are demanding.
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By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,SUN STAFF | August 15, 1997
Until recently, pilots approaching Baltimore-Washington International Airport in the midst of a thunderstorm sometimes had to abort a landing moments before touching down because they weren't aware until then just how bad conditions were.But now, BWI has a $9 million radar system that warns air traffic controllers and pilots sooner about severe weather conditions, including devastating wind shear, which has caused numerous crashes nationwide.Despite repeated glitches and breakdowns that have tainted its reputation at other airports, the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR)
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By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,SUN STAFF | December 21, 1995
If your idea of shopping at BWI is a crab apron and a shot glass, take a new look.In time to snag Christmas travelers, Baltimore-Washington International Airport has finished opening an array of upscale shops and kiosks that provide more shopping opportunities and, at the same time, boost airport concession revenues.The retail boom is part of a growing trend at airports nationwide to accommodate harried travelers, who often have more money than time.Among the new businesses are the Museum Co., the Body Shop, Hallmark, the Tie Rack and two full-service bookstores, known as Book Corner.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2001
For the moment, sitting inside the giant pinball machine at Arundel Mills, Catherine Jeremenko's three little boys were neither bored nor cranky. Oblivious to their surroundings in the court of a shopping mall, they watched lights flash and huge balls roll through chutes overhead. That was just fine with Jeremenko, a Catonsville mother of six who has found herself at the Hanover mega-mall more and more since it opened a year ago. She still shops at the Mall at Columbia and Marley Station in Glen Burnie.
NEWS
January 18, 1994
In the final edition of yesterday's Evening Sun, Adrienne Walker-Pittman's name was misspelled. She is a spokeswoman for the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.The Baltimore Sun regrets the error.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
Border agents at Baltimore Washington International Airport say they arrested a Columbia man wanted in Howard County on child sex abuse and child pornography charges. Jeremy Henry Sykes, 43, arrived at the airport on a flight from Mexico, and agents identified him Monday as the man wanted on a Howard County warrant, according to the border agency. He was turned over to Howard County police. "This latest arrest of another alleged child sex predator again illustrates the vigilance of CBP officers in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny," said Dianna Bowman Acting CBP Port Director for the Port of Baltimore.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
The locomotive pulling an Amtrak train came off its tracks in the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel in downtown Baltimore Monday, shutting down all local train activity on the Penn Line and disrupting the evening commute. Train 97 was carrying 158 passengers en route from New York to Miami when the front wheels of its locomotive derailed in the tunnel around 7 p.m., an Amtrak release said. No one was injured, and the passenger cars remained upright and on the tracks. Around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, MARC officials said Amtrak had temporarily suspended service between Baltimore and Washington due to a crane in the tunnel towing the disabled train away.
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By Scott Dance and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2013
Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington, D.C., and surrounding suburbs were under a freeze warning early Friday, though temperatures did not quite get that cold in many areas. Afternoon highs were forecast in the mid-50s. The National Weather Service reported temperatures in the lower 30s in rural locations of Maryland away from the coast early Friday while lows were being measured around 40 degrees or below in southern Baltimore, Anne Arundel County and outlying suburbs and the outlying suburbs and counties of Washington.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
Several-day rainfall levels could approach 6 inches or more in many parts of the region, with reports of anywhere from 2-5 inches of rainfall across Maryland on Thursday. The official tally was 2.35 inches at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Baltimore's wettest day since Hurricane Sandy dumped 5.51 inches at the airport. Another 0.07 inches of rain fell late Monday as the nor'easter storm first arrived. Several more inches were expected to fall across the region Friday, with the rain gauge at BWI already topping Thursday's levels as of 11 a.m. with 2.8 inches measured.
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By PETER HERMANN | April 2, 2009
The headline on Wednesday referring to a drug bust at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport grabbed my attention: "Dutch Goose Laying Heroin Pellets." On Tuesday, we had this: "Bird Soap Doesn't Fly with Baltimore." Earlier last month from an airport in Wilmington: "Delaware CBP Outruns Invasive Mile-a-Minute Weed." So nice to see tabloid journalism back. The author of these gems is Steve Sapp. I chatted with him briefly by phone, and he seems to be a mild-mannered, 43-year-old wordsmith in Philadelphia.
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By AMY ROSEWATER and AMY ROSEWATER,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 12, 2005
Carlisa "Lisa" Mitchell Electrical apprentice, Enterprise Electric Co.; member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 24 AGE -- 28 YEARS IN BUSINESS -- In final year of five-year apprenticeship. PAY -- Currently $20.78 an hour but that will increase to $27.70 an hour once she graduates from the Baltimore Electrical Training Center in May. HOW SHE STARTED -- She started out considering a career in business, "but then I realized I cannot arrive at an office and sit behind a desk for the next 30 years of my life."
NEWS
April 2, 1994
The construction cost of the parking garage a Baltimore-Washington International Airport was incorrectly stated in yesterday's Business section. The correct figure is $30 million.The Sun regrets the errors.
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December 11, 1996
County health inspectors visited 131 restaurants and food handling establishments between Nov. 16 and Nov. 30 to evaluate sanitary and physical conditions in nine areas.Two establishments were required to close until violations were corrected:Knollwood Manor Nursing Home, 800 block of Cecil Ave., Millersville. Kitchen closed due to sewage overflow on Nov. 22. Reopened later that day.Roy Rogers, 1100 block of Annapolis Road, Odenton. Closed due to lack of hot water on Nov. 26. Reopened later that day.Thirteen other establishments were cited for violations: Burger King, 700 block of Nursery Road, Linthicum.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | May 11, 2005
In a ceremony filled with song and tributes, the state's top leaders renamed Baltimore-Washington International Airport yesterday for civil rights legend Thurgood Marshall, the nation's first African-American Supreme Court justice. Speaking from her wheelchair in front of the statue of Marshall at the State House, Dorothy Height, the longtime head of the National Council of Negro Women, said Marshall's courage, optimism and perseverance were an inspiration to her and the other great leaders of the civil rights movement.
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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.
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