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Pavo: Celebrity chef José Andrés will be cooking a goodwill Thanksgiving meal in Madrid this year, with the idea that “turkey will be a goodwill ambassador to American values.” +2

Party Mayor: Mayor Vince Gray looks like he’s having a good time here, and a happy mayor means a happy city, right? +3

Ballston Drop: A driver allegedly trying to avoid responsibility for side-swiping another car in a Ballston parking garage decided to escape by jumping out of the garage. Fortunately, despite a 35 foot fall, he was only injured. -2

Oh Metro: What’s one more problem for Metro? In the latest edition of the transit agency’s woes, bed bugs have been discovered in a Metro office building. -1

Friday’s Needle rating: 30 Today’s score: +2 Monday’s Needle rating: 32

Sorry for the delay! Blame this editor—-Jonathan L. Fischer