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Can’t Go. Won’t Go: Mayoral candidate David Catania has never—-never ever!—-been to Nats stadium. Catania was strongly opposed to using public funds to finance the new stadium. Will voters care? -3
Not Bad, Norton: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton suggested today at a Congressional hearing that the Secret Service just build a taller fence around the White House to stop fence jumpers. Seems logical! +2
Petty Change: The richest person in the Washington region is only one quarter as wealthy as Bill Gates, according to the Forbes list of the richest Americans. Mars Inc. co-owner Jacqueline Mars ranked 19th as the richest person in the region, with $22 billion. -1
Train Melodies: Famed violinist Joshua Bell played outside Union Station today. This time around, busy people actually stopped to listen. +4
Yesterday’s Needle rating: 11 Today’s score: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 13