Morning Notes

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O’Malley To Name New State Transportation Secretary Today — The Washington Post reports Gov. Martin O’Malley will fill the open spot with former Baltimore County executive James T. Smith Jr. (D). The job as head of the state’s Department of Transportation has been filled on an interim basis for almost a year and will be important as the state sees new gas tax revenue geared toward the Purple Line light rail. [Washington Post]

Synagogue, Church Come Together For Spring Musical — The Beth El Congregation and Bethesda United Methodist Church are putting together a joint production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Members of the two longtime Bethesda religious institutions will perform on Sunday at Beth El. [The Gazette]

County Reviews Parking Ticket Process After Erroneous Bethesda Ticket — A Bethesda man who claims he had a residential permit displayed on a tinted window in the back of his car was wrongly given a $50 ticket in March and then assessed a late fee of $25 in April. After a representative from Montgomery County’s outsourced ticket management company said he would have to pay the ticket, the chief of the county’s parking management division got involved, issued an apology and reviewed went wrong. [WTOP]

Sisters Raise $300 With Gluten-Free Bake Sale — Three Bethesda sisters raised almost $300 by selling strictly gluten-free cookies, an event that started as an alternative to Girl Scout cookie sales. Some of the money will go to the National Foundation For Celiac Awareness. Celiac disease occurs in people whose immune system reacts poorly to gluten. [Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch]

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