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Grass or Cash, Nobody Mall’s for Free: New orders from the Secretary of the Interior mandate new grass installation on the National Mall, and require groups holding events on the Mall to repair or replace any damaged grass. +1

Alternative to Energy: Healthy new downtown restaurant Energy Kitchen doesn’t have any menu items with more than 500 calories, and the way the burgers taste, you’ll believe it. -2

Snow and Steady: D.C. could see up to 2 inches of snow tomorrow, with much of it coming during rush hour. -2

The Wizard’s Apprentice: Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, who once said it would be “unacceptable” for the Wizards to not make a playoff run this season, now hopes for a .500 season. -1

Wednesday’s Needle rating: 50 Today’s score: -4 Today’s Needle rating: 46