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SEEING PURPLE

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.

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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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