Track Marks: Which Metro map redesign should reign supreme? Number 2 wins the Needle because the multiple-line station marks looking cleaner. +3

Bridge Work: The Roosevelt Bridge will be closed parts of Sunday for the filming of scenes for Freezer Burn, an upcoming movie that sounds like a SyFy original but it is in fact believed to be the working title for the new Captain America. +1

Breaking Chains: The investigation of an alleged case of slavery at a Virginia mansion could be complicated by diplomatic immunity. -1

Tamed Bear: Has Alex Ovechkin‘s relationship with fiancee Maria Kirilenko improved his game? His Capitals teammates say yes. +1

Thursday’s Needle rating: 62 Today’s score: +4 It’s Friday: +1 Today’s Needle rating: 67