Greg Alexander


A Matter of Taste: debunking the airport food myth

Baltimore Sun, March 18, 2006

Airport food has been the brunt of jokes for years – just how many times have you heard someone joke (and oftentimes exaggerate) about how much they paid for a hot dog while traveling? Thankfully, times have changed for airport dining, and the new Terminal A/B at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is giving Marylanders a taste of the changing face of airport fare.

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Hands-on history

Maryland Family, December 2004

Taking children to a museum can be a daunting task. Many parents spend the entire day watching their kids to make sure hands are in pockets, not touching the exhibits, and are always fearful of turning their backs only to hear a “crash” coming from the location of their child. You want them to learn something new, but will they be bored after 15 minutes and be screaming to go home or to the nearest pizza place?

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Fighting for rights of all Americans

Baltimore Sun, September 2004

Its members range from lawyers to college students and past clients have included everyone from John Waters to public housing residents to Baltimore City schoolchildren. For over 70 years, the ACLU of Maryland has fought for the rights granted to every United States citizen by the Constitution through litigation, letter writing, lobbying and marches, and its work has affected nearly every minority group, as well as the American people in general.

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Wilson Bridge project on schedule despite rising steel prices

The Washington Construction News, June 2004

The tremendous increase in the price of steel has not caused any delays in the construction of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge yet, but those close to the project are quick to note that steel prices are a definite cause of concern.

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Let’s go antiquing!

Mason-Dixon Arrive, March 2004

There’s nothing quite like hitting the open road on a Saturday afternoon in the spring to escape the house and all of life’s responsibilities and demands. If you feel the need to escape your environs and have some cash that’s burning a hole in your pocket, why not hit the road in search of that one-of-a-kind find – whether it’s an exquisite fine piece of antique furniture from the 1800s or simply a small collectible that will make a great conversation starter in your home? Of course, you don’t have to actually buy something during your antique road trip; sometimes half the fun can be the search. Popping in small shops and perusing through larger antique malls and digging through the hundreds of offerings can be exhilarating.

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The Mason-Dixon Line’s real origins

Mason-Dixon Arrive, March 2004

Most people know that the Mason-Dixon Line separates Maryland from Pennsylvania, but if you ask people what they think of first when you say, “Mason-Dixon Line,” many will say, “slavery,” as in the Mason-Dixon Line separated the free states from the slave states during the Civil War. However, the origins of the Mason-Dixon Line have nothing to do with slavery and predate the Civil War by more than 200 years.

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