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Boy Band: The judge assigned to the Chris Brown assault case is apparently named Nick Cannon. +2

No Way, Jose: José Andrés is opening yet another restaurant in Penn Quarter. This one’s a wash because although the food is sure to be good, at some point we have to ask ourselves if we really need another José Andrés restaurant. +0

Bubble Burst? Did Bar di Bari already close on 14th Street NW? -3

Looking Down: Proposals to change the Height Act were slammed at a council meeting today, but the witnesses that testified—-including members of Alliance to Preserve the Civil War Defenses of Washington to the Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia—-weren’t necessarily representative of the District or its views. -5

Today’s Needle rating: 61 Today’s score: -6 Needle rating: 55