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Make It Lane! After D.C.’s Department of Transportation said it would skip a block of the proposed M Street protected bike lane to salvage a church’s parking spaces, the strip club Camelot Show Bar said it also wanted an exemption. -3

Beat ItPlans for an amphitheater at the Chuck Brown Memorial Park went down in controversy, but as a concession the designers decided to install outdoor toy drums in the musician’s honor. -3

Chevy Creeps: A woman posted on a Chevy Chase email list that she was receiving creepy letters at her doorstep, but it all  just may be a weird case of teen fandom. +2

Reality TV: Mayor Vince Graysays the whole D.C. police department and “House of Cards” motorcade filming saga is just a case of miscommunication. -2

Yesterday’s  Needle rating: 69 Today’s score: -6 Today’s Needle rating: 63