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Take My Yellow Line, Please!: Passengers on Metro’s Blue Line are so reluctant to switch over to the post-Rush Plus Yellow Line, Metro’s resorted to offering free farecards to entice them over. -4

Xenu, Foiled: Scientology boss David Miscavige and three congressional representatives were on hand Wednesday as the church expanded its footprint in Washington by opening a new national affairs office. -1

Pigskin in the Game: Do you dare catch RGIII fever and root for the Redskins this year? Washingtonian assures us that this could be the Redskins’ year. +1

Tequila Time: The long-vacant 14th Street NW spot that has been left empty since the failure of star chef/tax cheat Roberto Donna‘s Galileo III is being filled by a Latin-themed tequila bar. +2

Thursday‘s Needle rating: 67 Today’s score: -2 It’s Friday: +1 Friday’s Needle rating: 66