Seeing Purple

January 07, 2007|By [LARRY CARSON]

That purple glow illuminating two of Howard County's most prominent public buildings at night is nothing to be alarmed about -- unless perhaps you're a Washington Redskins fan.

In honor of the Baltimore Ravens' bid to play in a second Super Bowl, County Executive Ken Ulman had the county rent purple spotlights that were installed outside the county-owned Gateway building, which is easily visible from Route 175, near Interstate 95, and the George Howard Building on Rogers Avenue in Ellicott City.

Victoria Goodman, the county communications director, said the lights will continue shining until the Ravens stop winning.

Ulman said in a statement that he supports the Baltimore-Washington-area teams and that: "I promise to do the same display in red should our other local team rise to the same playoff stature while I'm in office."

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