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Voiced Out: The editor of the Baltimore City Paper, which was just purchased by none other than the Baltimore Sun, wrote a blog post today explaining how its soon-to-be-former owner, Times-Shamrock Communications, has censored the alt-weekly in the wake of the purchase. Fuck. -5

Who Dunnit?: A Loudoun County Jack Russell Terrier was mysteriously (and pretty viciously) attacked and its vet is blaming the snowy owl. We’re really not making these snowy owls feel welcome in the area. -2

Gridlocked: Metro will be doing work on all train lines this weekends. Literally, every single line. -3

Beaver Fever: Craving some beaver or muskrat for dinner? A look at where to eat all that and more in the area next week. +3

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 34 Today’s score: -7 Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 29