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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-05 01:30 PM
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Baltimore Washington International to be renamed for Thurgood Marshall?
This will make up a little for renaming National Airport after Ronald Reagan!


http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A64175-2005Mar...

Maryland Considers Renaming BWI for Thurgood Marshall

By David Snyder
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 2, 2005; Page B01

Weighing in at six words, 55 letters and a tongue-twisting 17 syllables, the proposed new name for BWI Airport, everyone seems to agree, is an orthographical behemoth.

Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport -- the name proposed in legislation making its way through the Maryland General Assembly -- would, few dispute, appropriately honor one of Maryland's most revered sons. But would anyone actually use the full name? And would it fit on signs? Would BWI become TMBWI?

These are a few of the questions that have attached themselves to House Bill 189, which would change the airport's name for the first time since 1973, when Friendship International Airport became BWI.

The name change, which received unanimous support in committee, is set for a vote today in the House of Delegates. It comes amid a spate of similar changes at airports across the country, including the 1998 vote in Congress that added Ronald Reagan's name to Washington National Airport.



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