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Alley-Oop: A new ad campaign capitalizes on Washington’s new reputation as a town that actually has successful sports teams. +3

Open the Court: A judge has been holding secret hearings over the murder of Chandra Levy. -2

We’re Rich: The District ended the 2012 fiscal year with a whopping $400 million surplus. Talk about your BoomTown D.C. +1

Revolution: The D.C. Record Fair returns Sunday at Penn Social. +1

Thursday’s Needle rating: 46 Today’s score: +3 It’s Friday: +1 Today’s Needle rating: 50