Running Nowhere: The Marine Corp Marathon, which is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 27, might be postponed or canceled if the shutdown doesn’t end by the end of the week. -3

Field of Shattered Dreams: A hilariously petty and bitchy lawsuit could threaten to tear apart Headfirst, a prestigious D.C. baseball camp. These Needle points awarded go to the actual content of the suit, not to the potential downfall of the camp. +3

Eat Like a Bird:2 Birds 1 Stone, the basement sister bar to Doi Moi on 14th Street NW, is now offering Southeast Asian bar food. +2

Park It: The District Department of Transportation is finally distributing passes for its controversial visitors parking program. +1

Friday’s Needle rating: 29 Today’s score: +3Still in a Shutdown Penalty: -1 Needle rating: 31