Baltimore County News
Kamenetz challenges Baker to bet for Sunday’s “Battle of the Beltway”
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is predicting that the Ravens will handle the Redskins with ease this weekend and has challenged Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker to a bet, putting up a case of Baltimore County’s own, DuClaw Pumpkin Spiced Lager. County Executive Baker is offering up a selection of seasonal ales from Calvert Brewing Company of Upper Marlboro.
Both Executives expressed confidence in their teams.
“There is no doubt in my mind that I will be collecting this bet,” said Kamenetz. “The Ravens may play in the City on Sundays, but the rest of the week, and the rest of the year, they call Baltimore County home. We love our ‘Baltimore County Ravens,’ and there will be no Hail to the Redskins this week.”
“This weekend, the state’s two professional football teams will compete in a ‘Battle of the Beltways,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “As the County Executive of Prince George’s County, home to FedEx Field and the Washington Redskins, I am confident that I will be asking County Executive Kamenetz, ‘You like that?’ after the Redskins prevail this Sunday.”
- TV and online ads promote pet adoption and spay/neuter services
Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Brandon Williams is known as a tough, hard-hitting rival within the NFL, but bring him a kitten or a cute dog and he’s all cuddles and playtime.
An animal lover through and through, Brandon was delighted to help Baltimore County Animal Services (BCAS) encourage people to open their hearts to homeless cats and dogs and to take advantage of low-cost vaccinations and spay/neuter services offered by the County.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced today the launch of a new public service outreach campaign called, “Not Always a Tough Guy,” which features the six-foot-one, 335-pound Brandon nuzzling an armload of kittens and giving a playful pit bull a big smooch on the forehead. Brandon comments in the ad, “Even tough guys get their pets spayed and neutered.”
“We are so pleased that Brandon stepped up to lend his support and star power to help us get the word out about our great success story with our Animal Services team and their services for pets,” Kamenetz said. The County recently revamped its Animal Services' programs and approach, including completing a new $6.6 million, 22,400 square-foot animal shelter in Baldwin. The new facility doubles the space and provides a modern facility for the animals and animal adopters. This has resulted in an historic drop in the number of animals being euthanized.
“I am grateful to Brandon for helping us get the word out about the animal services we offer in Baltimore County,” said Baltimore County Director of Health and Human Services Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch. “From a public health perspective, educating residents on the importance of spaying and neutering their cats and dogs is vital to reducing overpopulation and the spread of diseases.”
“Brandon was absolutely great to work with, he was excited about the facility and loved interacting with the animals,” said Animal Services Director Melissa Jones, V.M.D. “We really appreciate his partnering with us as something of a celebrity ambassador for Animal Services.”