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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Wednesday - 1/9/2013, 9:15am  ET

Bethesda Community Store Auction Called Off Because Property Owner Files For Bankruptcy — Yesterday’s scheduled auction of the historic Bethesda Community Store (also known as Brown’s) was called off because property owner Gary Jaffe filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday. Jaffe said he doesn’t intend to change anything about the operation of the store. [The Gazette]

Board of Education Approves Elementary Security Measures — The county’s Board of Education yesterday voted to accelerate the installation of video intercom systems for visitors at all elementary schools. County Council members said the move would likely have support. [Washington Examiner]

Capital Crescent Trail Detour Is Gone — The Lot 31 construction-induced detour and overhead protection over the Trail at Bethesda Avenue has been removed. [Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center]