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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Thursday - 5/9/2013, 9:15am  ET

Beltway over Cedar Lane

B-CC Takes First, Walter Johnson and Whitman Second and Third At Gymnastics Final — Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School senior Julia Konner won all four individual events, bars, beam, floor and vault, at the Montgomery County Gymanstics Championship on Tuesday. B-CC won its second straight county title and fifth in six years. Walter Johnson and Whitman finished second and third, respectively. [The Gazette]

Comptroller To Advocate For Internet Sales Tax At Union Hardware — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot thinks Congress should pass the Marketplace Fairness Act and he’ll join small business owners at Union Hardware (7800 Wisconsin Ave.) this morning to talk about it. The bill, which the Senate passed, would require online and catalog retailers that make more than $1 million a year to collect sales tax, even if the purchase is made in another state. Small business owners, who must collect sales tax, have argued the lack of an online tax puts them at a disadvantage.

Political Training Program Targeting Women Has Bethesda Ties — Emerge Maryland, a class of 21 women recruited as potential candidates for political office, will graduate in June. Bethesda resident Susan Turnbull, a former chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, helped create the program. The women will have had 70 hours of training over seven months when it’s all done. Wendy Cohen, a Bethesda resident and rumored candidate for District 16 state delegate, took part in the class. [Bethesda Magazine]

Politicians Jump On Union’s Boycott Bandwagon — A who’s who of politicians with aspirations for high-up positions in state government say they will join a union boycott of the upcoming Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee Spring Ball. Union officials are boycotting the fundraiser because the Committee, County Council and Montgomery voters agreed last fall to support Question B, which took away Police effects bargaining rights. [Maryland Juice]