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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Tuesday - 1/21/2014, 8:05am  ET

Flickr photo by drosenbergphoto

Beach Week Discussion At WJ — Police officers from Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach will be on hand on Monday, Jan. 27 to talk to parents and area high school seniors about what to do and what not to do during Beach Week. They will also talk alternatives to the post-high school graduation tradition, starting at 7 p.m. in the Walter Johnson High School cafeteria.

Company Bidding For Purple Line Has Ties To The Holocaust — A majority owner of one of the consortiums in the running for the Maryland Transit Administration’s Purple Line project was the target of a state law requiring firms disclose ties to the Holocaust. Paris-based Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais (SNCF) was paid to transport Jews and other prisoners to Nazi death camps during World War II, according to historians. The state law was created because SNCF, the government-owned French railway, made previous bids to operate other state rail systems. [Washington Post]

Leggett’s Cash Advantage — Campaign finance reports revealed last week showed County Executive Isiah Leggett with a nearly three-to-one advantage in cash on hand over former county executive and opponent Doug Duncan. To some observers, the numbers underscored the difficulty of beating an incumbent in the race. [Bethesda Magazine]

MCPS Schools Closed For Professional Day — A reminder that MCPS schools are closed on Tuesday because of a previously scheduled professional day for teachers and staff. [MCPS]

Flickr photo by drosenbergphoto