City Desk

The Needle: Fully Loaded No More

Navigatorgate Closed: Disgraced Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown is gone, but the costs incurred by his passion for black-on-black Lincoln Navigators remain. The final tab for Brown's auto preferences: almost $33,700. -2

Wheel of Fortune Auditions: Wheel of Fortune, the No. 1 ranked show for grandparents to nap to, was in town yesterday to audition Washingtonians.  Contestants guessed the names of two D.C. figures and spun the wheel. +1

The Eternal Klansman: For every institution and monument in D.C., no matter how beloved, there are negative Yelp reviews. One calls the Washington Monument a klansman looming over the city, while another dings the Holocaust Museum for not allowing visitors to swig from bottles of Gatorade during the tour. In the words of one disgruntled tourist, "I'll pass!!!" +3

I'm So Excited, I'm So Excited, I'm So....Scared: Dennis Haskins, who played Mr. Belding on Saved by the Bell, is still raving about a Washington party that happened two years ago. Little does Mr. Belding know, however, that anybody who says he can remember a D.C. party wasn't really there. +1

Tuesday's Needle rating: 73 Today's score: +3 It's Friday: +1 Today's Needle rating: 77

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