Thievery Corporation: D.C.’s attorney general under Mayor Adrian Fenty, Peter Nickles, told NewsChannel 8 that Mayor Vince Gray stole the 2010 mayoral election and said it’s a “tragedy for the city.” -3

You Booze You Lose: D.C.’s BYOB restaurants are now allowed to charge as much as they want as a corkage fee as long as they disclose the price beforehand. -2

City Accords: A blogger at Baltimore City Paper takes the high road and tries to put the D.C./Baltimore battle of the cities to rest.  +3

Parking Prey: Streets in Hill East were shut down during a police standoff for 10 hours—-and neighbors were given parking tickets anyway. But the Department of Public Works eventually voided the tickets, so not all is terrible in the world. -1

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 58 Today’s score: -3 Today’s Needle rating: 55