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By Aaron Kraut

Tuesday - 2/4/2014, 9:15am  ET

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Chevy Chase Peeping Tom Found Liable In Civil Case — Dennis Van Dusen, the Chevy Chase landlord who last year pleaded guilty to placing tiny cameras in his house to spy on tenants, was found liable for more than $1 million in damages on Monday by a Montgomery County Circuit Court jury (subscription only). [The Daily Record]

New Office “Best Building Ever Built In Bethesda” — Carr Properties’ 4500 East West Highway office building will be Bethesda’s first new office space in more than a decade. On Friday, the construction of the building topped out. The developers claimed it is “the best building every built in the city of Bethesda.” They also anticipate the building’s main tenants will be a mix of law firms, financial groups and other professional services firms. [BisNow]

Apartment Holding $1,000 Contest — The Gallery of Bethesda (a advertiser) is hosting tours of its model apartments. Until March 31, anyone who tours the apartments and goes on video about what they love about the building will be eligible for a $1,000 prize. [Gallery of Bethesda via Facebook]

Post Editorial: Teacher’s Union Payoffs Need To Stop — The Washington Post’s editorial board on Saturday came out with a scathing editorial on the Montgomery County Education Association, the teacher’s union that plays a big role in local campaigns with its political endorsements. The Post says candidates are expected to contribute to the MCEA, not the other way around, to the tune of $6,000 each, a “perverse setup,” in which officials become “beholden to the union and incapable of balancing their support for teachers against potentially competing interests.” The MCEA wouldn’t say whether the group is asking for the contributions in this year’s election. [Washington Post]

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