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The Needle: No More Federal Fuddy-Duddies!

Support Your Local Federal Fashionistas! Fashion tastes in D.C. often get slammed for being boring. Federal News Radio's "Who is the best dressed fed?" contest might reinforce that notion. But there are only two federal finalists who are locally based! Steven Calvery of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency ("...he is always professional and totally put together") and Jay Krasnow of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency ("He is one of those individuals that consistently dresses with impeccable taste and elegance."). Since Krasnow works for an agency that deals with mapping, he has The Needle's full support! Voting closes on Monday, so vote soon! +2

Georgetown Library Readies for Reopening: The Georgetown Public Library, which was the scene of a major fire in April 2007, reopens on Monday! This is good news for a number of reasons, including lessening the confusion for some patrons of the now-closed interim library who have been returning checked-out materials to construction workers. +3

More Food Truck Discontent! So, Curbside Cupcake won D.C.'s first-ever Curbside Cookoff, sparking the ire of those who think that cupcake frosting is a tool of Lucifer. Today's food truck controversy? The New York Times' Charlie Savage has a message for the El Floridano food truck: Naming a Cuban sandwich Fidel "hurts your authenticity." -2

Try Giant: It looks like it might be foolish to seek out a deal on guacamole ingredients at the Columbia Heights Target. -1

Yesterday's Needle rating: 37 Today's score: +2 Friday bonus points: +2 Today's Needle rating: 41

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