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Which of the beers would you drink at the White House? A Red Stripe B Beck’s C Bud Light D Blue Moon

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The flap over the arrest of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. heads to the White House tonight, where Gates, Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley and President Barack Obama hope to hash out their differences over a beer. Meanwhile, the race debate started by the case turns to a debate of who’s drinking what and what it means. Metro asked beer experts about what the beverages the three men want to drink say about them.

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“Red Stripe, obviously coming from Jamaica ... I can only speculate, I imagine he could want to make a statement about a predominantly black country’s beer.� REM CLARK 15-year bartender

“Gates I can see with the Red Stripe. That works better than a Beck’s, it fits his personality better.�

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“Obama’s choice is boring and fake, it’s like drinking General Motors. He’s walking the middle of the road being as American as he can be.� MARY NAPLES bartender

“He’s one of America’s people, Bud Light is a very average American beer. The majority of our customers drink Bud Light.�

“A Blue Moon is a very summer beer and seems appropriate. I wonder if he’s going to put an orange in it.� MATT SIMPSON The Beer Sommelier

“I can only imagine an officer being outdoors ... during the summer might want something a little more light and refreshing. If he likes Blue Moon, he’s on his way to enjoying real craft beer.�

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Maps Google maps now gives users suggested routes via Boston public transportation on how to get from one point in the city to another. The new program will be announced officially at 11 a.m. today at South Station. METRO/ML

Students perform Man in ‘fight club’ rap Sebastien Lewis and Kerlyn Cenafils, students from Codman Academy Charter Public School, rehearse “Twelfth Night” at the Huntington Theatre Company. They will perform today and tomorrow. METRO

A Newbury man, who faced four counts of reckless endangerment of a child, is on probation for two years for holding a “fight club” in his home, according to WBZ. James Dexter allowed his 16-year-old son and his high school friends to fight inside his home in the Ultimate Fighting Club style. METRO/ML

911 caller in Gates case comes forward

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T Web site allows Charlie recharges Before today, MBTA riders could only add value to their CharlieCards at kiosks at various T stations. Now, the T has launched a new application on their Web site to allow riders to reload their cards online. Here are three things riders need to know about the program:

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Senate head silent on backing gov. Senate President Therese Murray today declined to say whether she would support her fellow Democrat Gov. Deval Patrick in his re-election bid, and declined to comment on Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray’s blistering of GOP candidate Charles Baker beyond speculating about the lieutenant governor’s role in the campaign. Asked whether Baker would be a better steward of the economy than Patrick, a cornerstone of Baker’s campaign as he looks past a primary with Christy Mihos, Murray said, “I have no idea.” Asked whether she would back Patrick, with whom she has clashed throughout 2009, Murray told reporters, “I’m a Democrat.” Pressed, she repeated, “I’m a Democrat,” then noted that Patrick was the only Democrat seeking the nomination. SHNS BOSTON.

Riders can now register their CharlieCards at www.mbta.com, where they can manage their accounts online and add up to $50 to their cards. Users can also set up recurring monthly pass purchases.

Metro tested the system yesterday and found that once CharlieCards are registered, the Web site doesn’t show the cards’ pre-existing values on users’ online accounts. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said that function is a “high priority.” METRO

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Lucia Whalen, the woman whose 911 call reporting a potential break-in kicked off what became a national frenzy over Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s arrest, sought to restore her image yesterday as numerous threats and racist allegations have left her emotionally distraught. Her voice trembling, Whalen got teary-eyed at times as she detailed how

“When I was called racist and I was a target of scorn and ridicule because of the things I never said, the criticism hurt me as a person.” Whalen her life has been turned upside down following the incident. She broke her silence because she felt the recently-released police tapes vindicated her by proving she did not indicate the race of the two men barging into Gates’ home — who wound up being Gates and his driver. Questions

over racial profiling partly propelled the incident, involving a white cop arresting a black Harvard scholar, into the national spotlight. “I hope the truth of the tapes will help heal the Cambridge community as much as it has helped to restore my reputation and my integrity,” she said.

Her side Whalen, who is Americanborn and of Portuguese decent, said she was out walking for lunch on July 16 when an elderly woman approached her with the concern of a break-in on Ware Street in Cambridge. Whalen said the woman didn’t have a cell phone, and she felt obligated to use her own. Despite the backlash that followed, she said she’d make the call again if she could do it over.

Cop uses racist slur towards Gates in e-mail BOSTON. A Hub cop faces termination for scribing an e-mail with what his department said contained “racially-charged language” referring to Henry Louis Gates Jr., the black Harvard scholar arrested earlier this month in Cambridge.

The officer in question, 36-year-old Justin Barrett, is a two-year veteran of the force and a member of the National Guard. He apparently sent the e-mail calling Gates a “jungle monkey” to guard members as well as The Boston Globe. When Davis found out

about it on Tuesday, he stripped Barrett of his gun and badge and placed him on paid administrative leave pending a termination hearing. Boston Police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said the incident is being taken “very seriously.” METRO

“[Police officer Justin Barrett] is a cancer on the department.” Mayor Menino

Cops hunt killer of pregnant mom BOSTON. Law enforcement

authorities in Worcester are looking for the person who killed a 23-year-old pregnant woman for her fetus, which may still be alive after being cut from her body. Darlene Haynes, a mother of three, was found dead in a closet in the bedroom of her apartment Monday. In a statement released by police, the medical examiner’s office said that Haynes’s baby could have survived but that it would require immediate medical attention. Haynes’s uncle, Karl Whitney of Palmer said yesterday that Haynes had already picked out a name, Sheila Marie, for her baby. BOSTON.COM


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Northeastern scores high in green rating The Princeton Review’s 2010 editions of college guides gave Northeastern University a perfect score of 99 for the review’s “Green Rating,” The Huntington News reported. METRO/ML

Bay State Banner to return to print BOSTON. The Bay State Banner, a newspaper dedicated to the black community in Boston, will return to publication after a brief suspension thought to be permanent. The 44-year-old newspaper will return online and in print on Aug. 6. The Banner gives credit to the Boston community for their support in urging the city to loan the publication $200,000. METRO/ML

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Transit crime declines MELISSA LEITER letters@metro.us

Serious crime on the MBTA dropped 23 percent in the first half of 2009, according to the crime statistics released by MBTA Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan yesterday. In the first

six months of 2009 there were 368 Part I incidents (larceny, robbery, burglary and assault) compared to 475 in the equivalent period of 2008. Larcenies and attempted larcenies dropped from 311 to 220 incidents and robberies and attempted rob-

beries dropped from 105 to 84, there were no rapes or homicides. Aggravated assault, burglary and attempted burglary and vehicle theft and attempted theft, on the other hand, all rose by two incidents each. Chief MacMillan credited the MBTA staff and the general public for the overall

reduction of crime. “The involvement of our employees and the riding public is crucial to making the T as safe as possible,” Chief MacMillan said. “Our awareness campaigns have been a success from the standpoint of alerting our passengers to potential problems.”

1,399 Number of fare evasion incidents (crime category of ‘fraud’) transit police reported in the first half of the year, compared to 431 in the first six months of the year last year.

Senator defends MBTA GM

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Calling the MBTA chief’s credentials “impeccable” and questioning whether “political shenanigans” were getting in the way of the dispersal of federal stimulus dollars for transportation, Sen. Steven Baddour grilled Patrick administration Transportation Secretary James Aloisi yesterday, asking him questions about a controversial letter from three T board members critical of MBTA General Manager Daniel

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A kite boarder picks up speed while passing a sailboat at Carson Beach yesterday.

Grabauskas. Aloisi and Grabauskas are locked in an ongoing feud. At a hearing on federal stimulus Baddour oversight, Baddour asked Aloisi whether he was aware of anyone within the Executive Office of Transportation who helped draft the letter from three T board members who said they’d

lost confidence in Grabauskas and questioned his leadership in the wake of serious accidents involving T vehicles. Aloisi said he wasn’t aware of any involvement in the letter at EOT and said he did not believe politics were impeding the process of awarding federal stimulus funds. The dispute over Grabauskas was “having no impact” on federal stimulus spending, Aloisi said. SHNS

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Study: Organics not really better for you Researchers find benefits insignificant for general public JAMES LAURITZ PHOTOGRAPHY/GETTY IMAGES

WASHINGTON. Democrats broke a logjam in President Barack Obama’s drive to revamp the costly health care system yesterday when a group of party conservatives accepted a compromise that allowed a reform bill to advance in the House of Representatives. Obama praised the compromise and said he was grateful that lawmakers “are working so hard to find common ground. Those efforts are extraordinarily constructive in strengthening this legislation and bringing down its cost.” REUTERS

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Madoff surprised bust took so long Bernard Madoff, the financier convicted for Wall Street’s biggest investment fraud, was surprised his $65 billion Ponzi scheme was not uncovered sooner, he said in his first interview since entering prison. Madoff, the disgraced 71year-old Wall Streeter who drew 150 years’ prison time for the fraud, expressed remorse and talked candidly to a pair of lawyers suing him on behalf of investors, according to news reports of their jailhouse meeting on Tuesday. REUTERS

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If you’re buying organic, save your money. A new study shows organic food is no better for you than regular food.

Organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over ordinary food, according to a major study published yesterday. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said consumers were paying higher prices for organic food because of its perceived health benefits, creating a global organic market worth an estimated $48 billion in 2007. A systematic review of 162 scientific papers pub-

“Our review indicates that there is currently no evidence to support the selection of organically over conventionally produced foods on the bases of nutritional superiority.” Dangour lished in the scientific literature over the last 50 years, however, found there was no significant difference. “A small number of differences in nutrient content were found to exist between organically and

conventionally produced foodstuffs, but these are unlikely to be of any public health relevance,” said Alan Dangour, one of the report’s authors. “Our review indicates that there is currently no

evidence to support the selection of organically over conventionally produced foods on the basis of nutritional superiority.” The results of research, which was commissioned by the British government’s Food Standards Agency, were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Sales of organic food have fallen in some markets as recession has led consumers to cut back on purchases. REUTERS

Pregnant women should be at front of line for H1N1 flu shot About half the U.S. population should get vaccinated against H1N1 influenza but pregnant women and health care workers should be at the front of the line, health advisers agreed yesterday. Up to 160 million doses of flu vaccine will be available for the start of a vaccination campaign planned for mid-October. The Advisory Panel on Immunization Practices recommended that state and local health officials prepare to vaccinate as many as 150

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Pregnant women should be the first to get vaccinated against the new pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, officials said.

Tanning beds increase cancer risk by 75 percent.

Tanning bed as ‘deadly as arsenic’ Ultraviolet radiation emitted from tanning beds is “as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas,” according to new research published in the medical journal Lancet Oncology, The Associated Press reports. Though scientists have long maintained that tanning rays are “probable carcinogens,” a new analysis claims that skin cancer risk increases by 75 percent when tanning bed radiation is introduced before the age of 30. METRO

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Three weight-loss surgeries ‘safe’ A comparison of three popular weight-loss surgeries found them overall to be “safe,” addressing earlier concerns, researchers said yesterday. Some doctors have been reluctant to recommend weight-loss surgery to obese patients because of the safety concerns. “The surgery is safe,” said Dr. Bruce Wolfe of Oregon Health & Science University, who helped lead the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. REUTERS

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The trustee winding down imprisoned swindler Bernard Madoff’s former firm sued his wife yesterday, seeking at least $44.8 million for investors bilked in Wall Street’s biggest investment fraud. Court-appointed trustee Irving Picard said in court papers that of that amount, Ruth Madoff received at least $23.7 million from Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. He said she received an additional $21.1 million during the six years up to her husband’s arrest last December. REUTERS

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join to fight Google Obama lauds his economic policies RALEIGH, N.C. President Barack Obama launched a spirited defense of his economic policies yesterday, declaring that they had helped save the country from plunging into a depression. With a spate of polls showing Americans have growing doubts about his policies, Obama said his policies had been necessary. “I can’t help but remember those same critics contributed to a $1.3 trillion deficit that I inherited when I took office,” Obama told the crowd at Broughton High School. REUTERS

The long-expected deal effectively means Microsoft’s new Bing search engine will be combined with Yahoo’s experience, attracting advertisers to pose the first serious threat to Google — if the companies get regulatory approval and can make the partnership work. Yahoo shares fell 11 percent as some investors were disappointed by the limited scope of the deal, which did not include upfront payments for Yahoo, which could have been $1.5 billion or more, according to a Sanford Bernstein research report last week. “Microsoft will be able to

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Microsoft and Yahoo inked a 10-year Web search deal to challenge market leader Google but stopped short of combining their display advertising businesses.

A new deal allows Yahoo to use Microsoft’s Bing search engine.

report a greater share in terms of search ... and Yahoo doesn’t have to spend any more money on search,” said Barry Diller, chief executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp. Shares of Microsoft were

flat, while Google shares fell 1.2 percent. Microsoft and Yahoo still face antitrust and privacy issues and likely opposition from Google, which dropped its plans for an advertising partnership with

What’s the deal? Under the deal announced yesterday, Microsoft’s Bing search engine will power search queries on Yahoo’s sites. Yahoo’s sales force will be responsible for selling premium advertising based on search terms for both firms.

Yahoo last year under pressure from the Justice Department. The companies said they expect the deal to be “closely reviewed” by regulators, but were “hopeful” it can close in early 2010. Google said yesterday only that it was “interested” in the Microsoft/Yahoo partnership, while the chairman of the Senate antitrust panel said the deal warrants “careful scrutiny.” REUTERS

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Hawaii ups gambling taxes Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle has approved a bill to tax gambling winnings — irrespective of losses. House Bill 1495 imposes taxes on gamblers’ gross winnings, as opposed to net winnings, which take losses into account. METRO

Gold contracts $929.2 ( – 1.07%)

Stocks take a dive over China fears U.S. stocks fell yesterday as investors worried that China’s banks might be poised to hit the brakes on lending to stem market excesses, a move that could curb the global economic recovery. Concerns about China hurt commodity prices, while a steep drop in U.S durable goods orders in June fed fears of more economic weakness. REUTERS

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“E. Lynn Harris, the famed black author, died last week from a heart attack. How do you feel about it?”

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Without question, the death of E. Lynn Harris, who was one of the most brilliant and innovative literary voices of our generation, represents a enormous loss for our nation. The tragedy of his death, however, is largely due to the fact that it may have been preventable. Although he fainted two days before his fatal heart attack, Harris refused to go to the doctor. Rather than go to the hospital or a private doctor, he insisted that he was fine and continued working. Unfortunately, this is a common problem among black males. Even when we have access to health care and other wellness resources, black men often fail to regularly exercise, eat and visit our physicians. While it is important to challenge medical racism and other health care disparities, we must also hold up our end of the bargain.

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“You always criticize Obama for avoiding race. What do you think about his comments regarding the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr.?”

Unlike his “Philadelphia Compromise” speech last April, where he went to absurd lengths to explain away white supremacy and institutional racism, President Obama demonstrated true courage and honesty on the racial front. Rather than ducking the question or offering a tepid response, Obama spoke boldly and honestly about the misbehavior of the Cambridge police and, more importantly, the persistence of racial profiling in America. Unfortunately, the backlash that he received from his comments prompted the president to quickly backpedal, substituting his biting criticism with his more familiar “We Are the World” brand of race talk. Even if the president had remained consistent on the Gates incident, I’m still troubled by his criterion for offering public outrage in response to police brutality. For example, when Sean Bell was shot down in the street by New York police officers in 2006 — a far more clear-cut case of police misconduct — Obama offered no critique of the NYPD. In fact, he issued a statement asking that we “respect the law of the land.” This suggests that Obama, like many people who are currently protesting the Gates arrest, is only willing to voice his outrage when a Harvard professor receives the treatment that most black men receive every day.

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Possibly the prototype for a new brand image: 15th Avenue Coffee and Tea in Seattle offers beer and wine in addition to coffee and tea (as well as a note that says “inspired by Starbucks” in their sign).

chain Smokey Bones, which also recently had a major branding overhaul. He worked on the Starbucks branding campaign from 1998 to 2000, when many were reaching overload with the ubiquitous nature of the chain. “On the West Coast they were putting a Starbucks right across the street from another Starbucks just to

get traffic patterns, and so people were starting to think it was overkill,” he says. “The work we did with the campaigns were just to once again warm them up, make them feel like the local coffee house.” But is it realistic to expect that every Starbucks in the country will be made into a personalized neighborhood shop? That

seems unlikely. “I think they’re trying to find out is what is the authenticity of ‘local,’” says John Ludwig, CEO of Smokey Bones. “Once you have 16,000 stores, it’s very hard to get everything back to where you can start changing everything that dramatically. It’s hard to get the genie back in the bottle.”


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Vermont’s hosting its first Cheesemakers Festival this Aug. 23. It’ll feature more than 100 cheeses for sampling from 50 cheesemakers as well as tasting seminars and cooking demonstrations (www.vtcheesefest.com). METRO

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Cabs and cafes in crazy Cairo KLAAS BOOMSMA Metro World News

A visit to Cairo, Egypt, wouldn’t be complete without visiting the phenomenal sites like the Sphinx and the pyramids at Giza, the ancient Citadel and the National Museum, which is cluttered with a breathtaking collection of sarcophagi and statues of ancient Egyptian gods. But what should you do once you’ve checked off those historical items from your to-do list? It’s time to enjoy Cairo like the locals do.

What to do: To get a feel of the energy of this crazy cradle of civilization (as Cairenes like to say), start off in downtown Cairo, the commercial heart of the city. Check out the shops and haggle over your purchases. For a snack, grab a falafel sandwich, which will only cost about five Egyptian pounds (less than $1). Don’t forget to visit Cairo’s other little-known museums such as the Cairo Puppet Theater, which puts on a variety of shows including myths, fairy tales and fun children’s stories. If you’re looking for something more relaxed, away from the obvious

tourist attractions, cross over the mighty Nile River to Zamalek. The island is home to bars, restaurants and stores.

Where to stay: If you’re looking for authentic Egyptian aura and want to be close to downtown, look no further than the Odeon Palace Hotel (www.odeonpalace.com). The rooftop bar and restaurant is open all night and offers stunning views of the city. Single rooms cost $36 and double rooms are $42.

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Where to drink: Check out El Horreya Pub in downtown Cairo. Egyptians and foreigners alike love this local watering hole, thanks to $2 Stellas.

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Jay-Z, scribe? The rapper signed a lucrative deal to write a tell-all autobiography, according to the Daily Mirror. “It’s going to cover everything from his days on the streets as a drug dealer to his fairy tale wedding to Beyonce,” a source says. METRO

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Actor Joey Pantoliano was in town yesterday to talk about his directorial debut, “No Kidding, Me 2,” which is premiering tonight at the Woods Hole Film Festival on Cape Cod. The film is a touching work-in-progress that strives to destroy the stigma attached to mental illness. Joey Pants himself has dealt with his own mental issues and is frank about it in the film and in-person.

The first fete for journalists at the Television Critics Association Summer Press tour in Pasadena, Calif., this year was thrown by AMC on Tuesday night to tout the network’s original programming. The casts and creators of Emmy nominees “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” as well as the upcoming series “The Prisoner” and “Rubicon,” knocked back cocktails on the terrace of the Langham and answered critics’ questions about the shows’ new seasons.

opinion about the network formerly best known for airing “American Movie Classics” convincing him that AMC was serious about creating original series. “When I first read ‘Breaking Bad,’ the pilot script, it was brilliant,” Cranston explained at the party over dinner. “I met with Vince [Gilligan, show creator] and he became my champion to get the role. But when we were starting negotiations, I told my

“Mad Men,” it turns out, is what originally changed Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston’s

agent, ‘Look — I really want to do this, but AMC? Are they going to treat this with care and consideration and support, or if they don’t get viewers are they just going to chuck it? ‘Cause that would kill me.’” “So they set up a phone call with the vice president of production [at AMC] and I said, ‘I’m dubious about this. AMC is the movie channel; is this going to

be on after ‘Death Wish 3’? Are you going to put us on at 3 o’clock in the morning?’” Cranston continued. “He said, ‘Let me send you something. Watch it and then we’ll talk.’ He sent me the pilot to ‘Mad Men’ before it aired. I watched it with my wife and both of us said, ‘Oh my God, they’re serious about doing [original programming].’ So I called him back and said, ‘Let’s go.’”

“I told my agent, ‘Look — I really want to do this, but AMC? ... Is this going to be on after “Death Wish 3”’?” Cranston, left

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This spring saw the closing of a few hotel-housed restaurants, including Aujourd’hui in the Four Seasons and 7-year-old Great Bay, which shut abruptly, just a few weeks after an extensive renovation. Bad news comes in threes, right? Thirty oneyear-old Icarus, which initiated the South End dining scene, served its final meal earlier this month, leaving chef/owner Chris Douglas to concentrate on his more casual Ashmont Grill and Tavolo in Dorchester. The economy gloom ends there, though, and openings outnumber closings, and vary from casual drop-ins (the stylized, but casual bar,

“So what’s new with you?” “Well, this BOND restaurant is new!” Tory Row, in Harvard Square) to suave, like BOND lounge in the Langham Boston hotel, boasting well-prepared bar nosh, superb cocktails, and prices as high as its

vaulted ceiling. When the Millennium Bostonian Hotel in Faneuil Hall underwent a multimillion-dollar revamp, it swapped its fine dining Sea-

sons for the casual North 26, which is headed by beenthere chef Brian Flagg (Jasper’s, Olives, Harvest, Summer Shack). Though the Boston Harbor Hotel keeps its stunning wine-food tasting-oriented Meritage, its more casual Intrigue Cafe is reimagined as the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. Ultimately, there’s a changing of the culinary guard, as several newer restaurateurs rise: Clio and Toro auteur Ken Oringer’s new place, Coppa, opens on Shawmut Avenue in August, with a menu of Italian small plates and a low price point. Helmed by the owners of Tapeo and Bacco, Pazzo brings Italian cuisine maestro Bill Bradley back into town — a very good thing — with a menu of zapped-up staples and possibly the best tiramisu in town.

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Tomorrow >> “Sin Alley/Robots & Hungry Animals/Voodoo Kitchen” Exhibit Opening Reception @ Space 242, 242 E. Berkeley St., Boston. MBTA: Orange Line to Back Bay, 6-8 p.m. (runs through Aug. 21), free, 617-797-3191, www.space242.com Ami B.’s pick!

T time Where to go and what to do Entertainment ‘Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo’ Tomorrow and Saturday, 10 p.m. Brattle Theatre 40 Brattle St., Cambridge MBTA: Red Line to Harvard $9.50, 617-876-6837 www.brattlefilm.org What? Marijuana isn’t legal yet? Too bad — because such substances are pretty much the only thing that make this ’80s classic, screening as part of “The Class of 1984” series, redeemable. That, and Turbo’s

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Cool yard sales — in other words, ones that don’t include hundreds of stuffed animals and piles of decades-old National Geographics — are hard to come by. But thanks to the Somerville Rock & Roll Yard Sale, a slew of sellers are coming together in one place Saturday, 3-7 p.m., at Union Square Plaza. Call 617625-6600, ext. 2985, or go to www.somervilleartscouncil. org for more info.

TFA (totally freakin’ awesome!) dancing-on-the-ceiling scene. Those dressed in ’80s garb get two-for-one admission (and a large amount of ridicule). ‘Experiment: OBEY Redux’ Tomorrow, 9 p.m. Institute of Contemporary Art 100 Northern Ave., Boston MBTA: Silver Line to World Trade Center $35/$125 VIP, 21+, 617-478-3100 www.icaboston.org Shepard Fairey bids farewell to his “Supply and Demand” exhibit (closing Aug. 16) with a swank dance blowout. He will DJ, along with mash-up king ZTrip, and Chuck D of Public Enemy makes a special appearance, too. United Styles World BBoy Cup Saturday and Sunday, 3-11 p.m. Cyclorama @ Boston Center for the Arts 539 Tremont St., Boston MBTA: Orange Line to Back Bay $25/$45 weekend, 617-426-5000 www.bcaonline.org www.karmaloop.com You could hang with Turbo at the Brattle, or you could witness the real deal. Breakdancing crews from as far-flung as Australia and Poland battle it out in Saturday’s preliminaries for a shot at $35,000 and a slew of other prizes on Sunday. Our “other prizes” would need to include a case of Icy Hot and a post-concussion babysitter.

Music WFNX Best Music Poll Saturday, 4 p.m. City Hall Plaza, Boston

MBTA: Green or Blue Line to Government Center Free, www.wfnx.com FNX gives you six reasons to skip the beach Saturday when the Bravery, the Airborne Toxic Event, Passion Pit, Metric, the Gaslight Anthem and Ra Ra Riot perform for free at City Hall Plaza as part of the alt radio station’s annual concert. Tinted Windows Monday, 7:30 p.m. The Paradise 967 Comm. Ave., Boston MBTA: Green B Line to Pleasant St. $20, 18+, 617-562-8800 www.thedise.com Ummm, don’t think about this supergroup too hard. Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha on guitar, Adam Scheslinger (Fountains of Wayne) on bass and Cheap Trick’s Bun E. Carlos behind the kit? As fronted by Taylor Hanson? Mmm, yeah, your head might explode. But heck if they haven’t fashioned the perfect summer soundtrack. The Everyday Visuals and Free Energy start the night. The Holmes Brothers with Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave., Boston MBTA: Green E Line to Museum $28/$24, all ages, 617-267-9300 www.mfa.org On “State of Grace,” the Holmes Brothers transform radio mainstays such “Bad Moon Rising,” “I Want You To Want Me,” and “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?” into soulful, hallelujah-praise-the-

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“A Comedy of Errors,” the Bard’s farcical tale of mistaken identity involving two sets of twins, is the next outing from the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, which is dedicated to free performances every summer at Boston Common’s Parkman Bandstand (Enter at Park Street, Boston. MBTA: Red or Green Line to Park Street). Spread a blanket Friday though Aug. 16 (Tuesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m., with two matinees: Aug. 9, 1 p.m.; Aug. 12, 12:30 p.m.) Call 617-4260863 or go to www.commshakes.org for info.

lord nuggets. Opening the night is Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, who have delivered one of the best albums of the year with their Daptone debut, “What Have You Done, My Brother?”

Local Salem Maritime Days Tomorrow and Saturday Derby Wharf, Salem MBTA: Commuter Line to Salem Free, 978-740-1663 www.nps.gov/sama Salem hosts a celebratory ode

to the sea as the Kalmar Nyckel, a colonial-era ship that carried some of America’s first settlers to Delaware, drops anchor for three days of tours. The festival also boasts historic house tours, live music and craftsman and trade demos such as blacksmithing, salt making, decoy carving and knotting.

Culture Roxbury Film Festival Through Sunday At various locations including the Museum of Fine Arts, Coolidge Corner Theatre,

Wenworth and MassArt $5-$125, 617-849-6321 www.roxburyfilmfestival.org Among the highlights at the 11th annual Roxbury Film Festival are “Business of War,” a Boston-set tale of an inner-city guy with downward destiny looking to move up; the documentary “One Bad Cat,” about outsider artist Reverend Albert Wagner; “Prom Night in Mississippi,” which traces the steps leading up to the first-ever integrated senior prom of a Mississippi high school, with help from benefactor Morgan Freeman (the year? 2008); and closing out the weekend is the Robert Townsend-helmed documentary, “Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy.” See G. Valentino Ball’s story for more info in tomorrow’s Metro. “We Are Massachusetts” Photo Exhibit Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Boston Public Garden Enter at Arlington St., Boston MBTA: Green Line to Arlington Free, www.bostonphotographycenter.com Artists of the Boston Photography Center eschew wire and nails for their own hands with a “living gallery” at the Boston Public Garden this weekend. Photographers will personally present their works from a community-themed collection representing their vision of “Massachusetts.” SELENE ANGIER

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Sox rally not enough A’S 8, RED SOX 6. Boston’s bid for a ninth-inning rally

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Some expect him to be a superhuman incapable of failure or frailty, and the numbers have backed that up, for the most part, over his first three seasons as a closer. But the “S” on Papelbon’s chest has lost a little of its aura this season, and his statistics aren’t quite as eye-popping as they’ve been in the past. Papelbon has already walked a career-high 20 batters, and his batting average against (.236), K/BB ratio (2.25) and pitches per inning (17.7) are all off his amazing career norms. “He’s got more walks. I

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Papelbon is great, but can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound.

don’t know if [many] relievers can match year after year after year to what Pap did [in 2007 and ’08],” Sox manager Terry Francona said. “... Pap is still

having an All-Star season, and he’s got some more walks than he’s had in the past.” The 28-year-old berated himself after Tuesday

night’s third blown save of the season. Papelbon attributes the slightly down numbers to newly adopted mechanics that partially transfer the strain of delivery from his golden right arm to his sturdy legs. “This is why you don’t see us going out and paying $20 million for relievers,” Francona said. “Because of the stress of seasons, you see guys have a good [year], an OK one and sometimes a bad one. We like Pap, but sometimes he looks a little more human than he has.”

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Halladay solid in loss vs. Mariners With the baseball world still buzzing over trade rumors involving him, Blue Jays righty Roy Halladay put up another solid start yesterday. The Toronto star gave up just three runs on 11 hits in seven innings, but the Jays couldn’t do anything with the bats in a 3-2 loss at Seattle. The 6-foot-6 Halladay has a 2.68 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 11-4 record this season. METRO

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It’s been a whirlwind week for Jim Rice.

“I never thought I was going to go to the Hall of Fame, so you’ve got to just go out and play.” Red Sox great Jim Rice

Between his Hall of Fame induction Sunday and the retirement of his No. 14 at Fenway on Tuesday, it would be understandable if the Red Sox legend took a day or two to unwind. “I’m not unwinding now,” Rice said yesterday as he prepared for a Q&A/autograph session with local Little Leaguers

at Game On! on Lansdowne Street. “It's just a matter of time. That's part of the Hall of Fame.” Rice, who in the span of just three days has experienced two ceremonies that cement his status as a baseball icon, said he felt more comfortable in front of Tuesday’s Fenway crowd than he did in front of 60

family members who turned out for his Hall of Fame induction. Part of what made Tuesday so special was the Red Sox heroes, including Fred Lynn, Bob Stanley, Carlton Fisk and Dennis Eckersley, who turned out for the event. Rice said he’s humbled by being associated with such names.

“I think any player that has or will play the game will want to have an impact left on the team they played with,” Rice said. “To have something like that shows you the character of the person that you are and how dedicated you are to be able to have your number retired.” Rice hit .298 with 382 homers and 1,451 RBIs for the Red Sox.

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Fedor, UFC negotiating

MLB. The Phillies didn’t want to shell out for Toronto’s Roy Halladay, but they landed a fine second prize yesterday. Philadelphia got 2008 AL Cy Young winner Cliff Lee from the Indians for four prospects. METRO

MMA. Fedor Emelianenko and the UFC are in “intense negotiations” that could end in the world champion heavyweight landing in the top American promotion, according to a Los Angeles Times report. METRO

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Phelps back on top after rare loss Michael Phelps retained his 200-meter butterfly world title and smashed his own world record yesterday to reassert his authority after a tough 24 hours. The American lost his world record in Tuesday’s 200 free final, but he burst back to form with an awesome display of power yesterday in Rome. METRO

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NFL. It’s midsummer, and that means one thing in Foxboro: The Patriots are back in town. The team opens its 50th training camp today at Gillette Stadium, hoping to move on from a lost 2008 season. Camp is an annual highlight for Pats fans, offering access to players, up-close views of workouts and the kind of jovial atmosphere you won’t find in the midst of a playoff push. The team will work out at the practice fields behind the stadium until Aug. 18. Practices are free, and two-a-days are tentatively scheduled until Wednesday, Aug. 5. METRO

Things to do ... Watch Brady. Worry. Repeat. Staring at a quarterback’s knee apprehensively while biting your fingernails and rehashing the Matt Cassel trade ... what fun!

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