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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 5/3/2013, 8:45am  ET

Flickr photo by ehpien

19-Year-Old Chevy Chase Man Charged With Making Pipe Bombs — A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Kyle Druckemiller with two counts of manufacturing and possessing a destructive device on Thursday after investigators say the father of Druckemiller’s girlfriend discovered two pipe bombs in his duffle bag on April 12. Investigators say he learned to make the bombs on YouTube and that one of the bombs exploded when he went to South Carolina to buy fireworks to manufacture them. [NBC4]

County Council Committee Recommends Fulfilling Schools’ Budget Request — The Council’s Education Committee on Thursday recommending using surplus money to fulfill MCPS’ request for a $10 million budget bump in FY14. By using surplus funding, the county is not on the hook for the $10 million next year under the state’s maintenance of effort law. Superintendent Josh Starr’s request for $10 million more than required by the law initially worried some on the Council. [Washington Post]

$10 Million Home Includes Indoor Tennis Court — This six-bedroom, 125,000-square-foot house on Hillmead Road includes a gym, pool, fountains and a room outfitted with a tennis court surface. [Curbed DC]

Purple Line Update Set For Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School — The Maryland Transit Administration’s Purple Line project team will be on hand on May 14 at B-CC High School to give an update on where the light rail project stands and take questions and suggestions before submitting preliminary engineering plans to the feds late this summer. The MTA must have the entire Purple Line plan ready to present to the Federal Transit Administration by late winter or early spring of 2014 in order to get the matching federal funding it seeks for the $2.2 billion system. Expect staff and engineers to discuss a new proposal that would put a Capital Crescent Trail tunnel under a rebuilt Apex Building. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. [MTA]

Bethesda Row Cinema Reopens Today, Check Out The Photos — From yesterday evening, check out photos from the remodeled Bethesda Row Cinema, which after a month of renovations will reopen to the public today. [Bethesda Now]

Flickr photo by ehpien