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Subject:  Re: HGTV - House Hunters International Date:  11/18/2012  8:22 PM
Author:  CCinOC Number:  655882 of 744493

On the main drag in Long Beach, CA, there are three starbucks within a few short blocks of each other--on the same side of the street--at 4708, 5251 and 6041 E. Second Street.

There are three within walking distance at 3322, 3390 and 4740 E. 7th Street, same city.

fleg, is this a joke?

Starbucks Bans Screenwriters From All 19,435 Locations Worldwide; Writers Guild of America Vows to Fight the Decision

http://hollywoodandswine.com/starbucks-bans-screenwriters-fr...

Starbucks, the international coffee company, announced today that it is banning all screenwriters from its 19,435 locations worldwide, effective immediately. The move comes after a study commissioned by the company revealed that screenwriters not only spent the least amount of money at their coffeehouses, but they also have “a depressing and desperate air about them that spoils everyone else’s experience.”

In addition, the study noted that the highest incidence of stealing packets of Sweet & Low came from screenwriters.

“As of today, all 19,435 Starbucks locations will now be safe from the scourge of screenwriters,” said Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who quickly added, “Actually the number is now 19,484 — we added another 49 locations since making the decision.”
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