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Thursday, February 10, 2005; Page GZ27

Home for Lost Items

The lost-and-found office at Reagan National Airport has moved to the main level of Terminal A. Items can be dropped off or retrieved in Room M-160 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some items can be shipped. The contact number, which remains the same, is 703-417-0673.

Misplaced items are also held temporarily at the airport police substation in Terminal B and at National's four security checkpoints, but they are turned over to the lost-and-found office within 48 hours.

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Spokesman Leaves

Tom Sullivan, a spokesman for more than six years for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which manages National and Dulles International airports, has left to become senior manager for corporate communications at Rolls-Royce North America in Chantilly.

Bill Would Rename BWI

Maryland Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr. (D-Baltimore County) has introduced a bill to rename Baltimore-Washington International Airport after former Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native.

Shuttle Fleet Expanded

Fifty new shuttle buses are in service at BWI. The 40-foot "clean" diesel vehicles, which hold more passengers and have a lower floor, provide continuous service between the terminal and airport parking and between the terminal and the BWI rail station.

Moves to BWI Planned

The Greene Turtle sports bar franchise will open its first airport location this fall, in BWI's Concourse D. The Chesapeake Bay Roasting Co. will also open in Concourse D about the same time. Bon Voyage, a Potomac-based retailer that sells luggage and travel accessories, said it plans to open a 1,100-square-foot location in an expanded area that will include Concourses A and B, and Rockville-based California Tortilla, which serves Mexican food, will open an 800-square-foot outlet in the expanded concourses area as well.

Flight Reduction

On April 2, America West Airlines will end its daily round-trip flight between Dulles and Los Angeles International Airport.

-- Compiled by LILA DE TANTILLO


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