The Needle: Olympiack!
Cattle Tale: Up I-95, a bull (a bull!) escaped from a Baltimore slaughterhouse and was shot by police. -1
Downward Dog Day: At-Large Councilmember David Catania will introduce an amendment to strike the so-called "yoga tax" from the 2015 budget. +/-0
Author-for-Life: We're just four days away from the release of Marion Barry's autobiography, and the cover looks like this. +5
Yesterday's Needle rating: 60 Today's score: +1 Weekend bonus: +2 Today's Needle rating: 63