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reg Allman performs at The Peach Music Festival Saturday at the Toyota Pavilion atMontage Mountain. The festival, which started Friday, wraps up today with a special‘Wake Up With Warren’ acoustic performance by Warren Haynes, plus full gospel-fla-vored sets from Robert Randolph & The Family Band and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Aweekend wrap-up review of the festival will be published in Monday’s Times Leader.
PHILADELPHIA — If you’rehungry and it’s late at night, Phi-ladelphia is the place to be.So says Esquire magazine innaming Philly “The Late NightCapital of the United States” inits September issue, which hitsnewsstands Aug.13.For those not familiar with thecity’sculinaryscene,itmaycomeas a surprise that the ubiquitouscheesesteak isn’t included in Es-quire’s summary of Philadel-phia’s finest after-hours eats. Themagazinecheersthecity’s“epicjukeboxesandrandomdart-boards, roasted meat and meltedcheese, super-hard-to-find beersandwhiskeyneat—allservedup without judgment in an Ameri-can stronghold for going big intothe wee hours.”“Anditdoesn’thurtthatthelo-calloveformicrobrewing,dating to the late 1600s, shows up onbeer lists so intricately compiledthey’d be described as curated inmore pretentious cities.Amongthedozenplacesnotedastopsinlate-nightgrubareTheDapperDog,afoodtruckserving grilled hot dogs with toppingslike mashed potato and Greeksalad, on Fridays and Saturdaysfrom9:30p.m.to2:30a.m.;Khyb-er Pass Pub, a hallowed formerrock club that’s now a Southern-influenced tavern with brisketand po’boys on LeidenheimerrollsflownupfromNewOrleans,as well as vegetarian wings and vegan sausage, plus a large array of craft beers to wash it all down;and David’s Mai Lai Wah, a Chi-natown staple that packs in thepost-lastcallcrowdforporkdum-plings and salt-and-pepper squidtill 4 a.m. The Esquire nod comes daysafter Saveur magazine publisheda summary of its 36-hour gastro-nomical tour of the city. Of note were six things the editors said werefoodsthatonlyPhiladelphia has — from Thai coconut gelatoand made-to-order Turkish-spiced doughnuts to Cap’nCrunch fish tacos and house-made burrata cheese.“Throughitalltherewasacon-tinuousthreadofsomethinginef-fably Philly: bright and optimis-tic, entirely unpretentious and yet exacting in quality,” the mag-azine said.
Yo, Philly’s morethan cheesesteak
The city’s abundance oflate-night eats raises it totop of the national menu.
A glance of the restaurants inPhiladelphia cited as having thebest late-night bites:North Third, 801North 3rd St.Standard Tap, 901North 2nd St.The Dapper Dog, parked at 2ndand Poplar streetsKhyber Pass Pub, 56 South 2nd St.David’s Mai Lai Wah,1001Race St.McGillin’s Olde Ale House,1310Drury St.Good Dog, 224 South15th St.Kennett, 848 South 2nd St.Royal Tavern, 937 East PassyunkAve.Cantina Los Caballitos,1651EastPassyunk Ave.South Philadelphia Tap Room,1509 Mifflin St.Grace Tavern, 2229 Grays FerryAve.The Sidecar Bar & Grille, 2201Christian St.
C H O W D O W N L AT E
PASADENA, Calif. — After a spectacular landing on Mars,the rover Curiosity wasted notime embracing its inner shut-terbug, delighting scientists with vistas of Gale Crater com-plete with sand dunes, moun-tain views and even haze.Now what? The nuclear-powered, six- wheel Curiosity is on a quest tolearn whether the Martian envi-ronment could have been favor-able for microbial life. Before itcan drive, it has to slog through weeks ofhealth checkups.Sinceit’s the most complex spacecrafteversenttotheredplanet,engi-neers want to make sure it’s intip-top shape before they handover the keys to scientists. It al-ready has done a cursory checkof its10 science tools, but moretests are needed. This weekend,its computers get a software up-date — a process that will lastseveral days. When can we watch a movieof the touchdown? The footage is recorded andstored on board Curiosity and will be downloaded as time al-lows. It sent back a low-quality video and several high-resolu-tion frames that captured thelast few minutes of the descent,providingasenseofaspacecraftlanding on another planet. Inthe video, the protective heatshield pops off and tumblesaway. It ends with billowing plumes of dust as Curiosity wassafely delivered to the surface. Whatarethefirstimpressionsof Gale Crater? The mission’s chief scientistJohn Grotzinger said it was likestaring at California’s MojaveDesert. The landing site is peb-bly with sand dunes nearby andmountains off in the distance. Acurtain of haze hung over thesite. Curiosity’s destination isMount Sharp, a 3-mile-highmountainrisingfromthecenterofthecraterfloorneartheequa-tor. Observations from space re- veal the base of the mountainshows signs of past water — a goodplacetohuntforthechem-ical ingredients of life.How did the last Sunday’slanding go?Curiosity’s performance waspretty much on target with ex-pectations. Because it weighednearly2,000pounds,ithadtobegently lowered to the surface —a routine NASA had never triedbefore. A preliminary recon-struction indicates it landed 11/2 miles downrange from thebull’s-eye.How many rovers are now onMars?Curiosity joins the long-run-ning Opportunity, which hasbeen exploring craters in Mars’southern hemisphere since2004.Opportunity’stwin,Spirit,fell silent in 2010 after getting stuck in a sand trap. Curiosity’sprime mission lasts two years.
This image provided by NASA on Thursday shows the first 360-degree color panorama taken onMars by NASA’s Curiosity rover.
Mars Rover facing checkups
More tests and a softwareupdate are vital before thescience mission can begin.
AP Science Writer
Doug Ellison, right,of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, discussesthe Mars rover.
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’sCapitol has been the workplaceof future presidents, SupremeCourt justices, premier thinkersand even scoundrels. Now thestatehouse is telling some of itslong-hidden tales by filling itshallways with artifacts that aredrawing thousands of visitors. Thenewlydisplayedpiecesof Americana include a 1762 slavebill of sale, early abolitionist de-crees, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller’smassively stretched LincolnContinental from the “MadMen”era,andacuriouschunkof old iron: A 3-foot link from Gen.George Washington’s defensesystem, which strung a quarter-mile chain across the HudsonRiver at West Point to stop Brit-ish ships during the Revolution-ary War.In less than a year, marblehalls that for most of their 130 years had been used simply asroutes between offices havebeen transformed into a mu-seum. Every few steps, slices of American and state history giveeven veterans of these hallwayspause.For decades, most of the arti-factswereboxedinawarehousein neighboring Schenectady Countyorstoredinclimate-con-trolled cabinets in the state Ar-chives. But in the last year, NewYork has raided its attic. The artifacts can be seen inregulartoursoftheCapitolor,asthousandsofvisitorsareincreas-ingly doing, by wandering through the working state-house. Detailed signs are aug-mented by audio explanationsthat can be heard by cellphone.
N.Y.’s Capitol turns into history museum
The state highlights itscontributions by movinghistorical pieces into halls.
HARRISBURG— A $300-mil-lion-a-year state program thathelps school districts pay to con-struct or renovate buildings willsoonbeclosedtonewprojects,atleast temporarily, as state offi-cials decide if it needs to bechanged or eliminated.Some districts are rushing toget their plans into the pipelinebeforetheOctoberstartofanine-month moratorium that wasquietly enacted along with thestatebudgetearlierthissummer.School districts already underfinancial pressure from growing pension obligations and statefundingcutsareeyeingthemora-torium warily, concerned that itcould be the first step towardeventual elimination of the so-called PlanCon reimbursement.PlanCon refers to the Educa-tionDepartment’s“PlanningandConstruction Workbook,” a com-plicated review that runs from justifyingtheneedforaprojecttodesigning it, acquiring the land,building it and paying for it.“We’re really in this incrediblesqueezebecausewe’rejusttrying to get through operational costs,much less construction costs,”said Jay Himes, executive direc-tor of the Pennsylvania Associ-ation of School Business Offi-cials. “Without some state sup-port, those building projects aregoing to be more and more andmore difficult.”Republican Gov. Tom Corbettfirstraisedtheideaofamoratori-um when he proposed a 2012-13budget in February, but whateventually passed was scaledback so that it did not take effectuntil October and covered only newprojects,notthosealreadyinthe PlanCon pipeline. The funding for the current year remained level — there areabout 230 projects currently inPlanCon — but the moratoriumis likely to mean that less con-struction and renovation will getunder way in the coming years.“Rightnowit’samoneything,”saidSteveMiskin,spokesmanforthe House Republican caucus.“Let’s see what needs to be done— does it need to be improved, whatdoweneedtodoornotdo?”Onepossibilityisthatthefund-ing formula, under which moreaffluentdistrictsgetlesssupport,could be changed.But it’s also possible the entireprogram will be shut down. Cor-bett’s budget materials from Feb-ruaryframedthecomingstudyasa “review of the role of state gov-ernmentinthisareaofschooldis-trict operations.”“It just gives us a breather forthese eight, nine months,” saidEducation Department spokes-manTimEller.“Tolook,A,ifthisis something the state should bedoing,andB,ifanychangesneedto be done.”Districts will still have press-ing needs for construction andrenovation, no matter what thestate does with the PlanCon pro-gram,saidDaveDavare,researchdirector for the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.Somearecurrentlyscramblingtoget in under the Oct. 1 deadline,and recent news accounts havereflected a struggle by some dis-tricts to make plans amid the un-certainty.“We’ve got some districts withsomeveryoldbuildings,”Davaresaid. “Then you also have somedistricts that, if the economy turnsaround,couldendupbeing growingdistrictsandaregoingtoneed classroom space.”
Pa. school building aidclosing for evaluation
Districts fear losing a popularprogram that has helped withconstruction, renovation.
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