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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Wednesday - 6/12/2013, 9:15am  ET

The LDS Mormon Temple in Kensington, as seen from Chevy Chase

Montgomery Deals With Expenses Of Derecho, Superstorm Sandy — Montgomery County has spent $23.8 million responding to storms in FY 2013, more than double the $9 million budgeted. On Tuesday, the County Council agreed to pull $7.3 million from reserves to cover the extra costs. The county also expects $7.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the derecho last June and Sandy last fall. [The Gazette]

Changes At Bethesda Blues And Jazz — The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club promoted sous chef William Pack Jr. to its top kitchen spot after executive chef Scott Mullen left several weeks ago. The menu is likely to change. The Club opened March 1. [Bethesda Magazine]

Gun Background Check Requests Soaring, Police Can’t Keep Up — Maryland State Police have received more than 57,000 applications to buy a handgun or assault-style weapon in the first five months of 2013, more than police typically receive in a year. Because of it, background checks that are required to happen in seven days are taking as much as 10 weeks. One gun seller says if police don’t complete a background check in seven days, it is up to individual dealers to choose whether to give the gun to a buyer. [Washington Examiner]

Bethesda Green Holding First Investor Pitch Training Program — The green nonprofit and business incubator will give entrepreneurs 10 minutes to make a pitch, followed by feedback from a panel of experts. It’s the culmination of Bethesda Green’s six-month finance workshop series and will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon on June 27. [Bethesda Green]