The Needle: Flaming Metro
Hot Car: Metro's investigation into yesterday's train fire at Silver Spring is aimed at the old 1000-series car involved. Conveniently, that model is going to be replaced in 2014. +1
Sausage Casing: Tony Kornheiser is no fan of Caps fans. -2
Closing Time: Opponents of the D.C. Public Schools plan to close 15 schools lost in court today. +/-0.
Horned-Up Hoyas: Happy 50th anniversary of the Georgetown sex riots. -1
Tuesday's Needle rating: 50 Today's score: -1 Today's Needle rating: 49