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iPhone fans wait for hours for the new 5S Not everyone waiting in line will get an iPhone on Friday. Apple Stores usually have the most in stock, but they also draw the longest lines. The gold iPhone 5S seemed to be the most popular choice for the iPhanatics. Georgia Tech student Chance Shafor, the first in line in Atlanta’s Lenox Square, said he wants a gold iPhone 5S because it’s “new and shiny.” Retailers including Best Buy ( BBY , Fortune 500 ) will also have the new iPhones, as will carriers AT&T ( T , Fortune 500 ), Verizon ( VZ , Fortune 500 ), Sprint ( S , Fortune 500 ) and T-Mobile ( TMUS ). But their inventory usually sells out more quickly. Related story: Pay someone to wait in line for your new iPhone 5S sells out in London: Scores of Apple fans in London went home disappointed after the iPhone 5S sold out at the city’s flagship store in under two hours. The gold version of the 5S was first to go as several thousand people lined up outside the store on Regent Street. After standing in the queue for six hours, London university student Waleed Tariq was pleased to have snapped up a 5S, dismissing the more affordable model. “The 5C stands for 5 cheap. It’s plastic and it looks cheap. I’m definitely not interested in that one,” the 17-year-old said. Waiting in line today? Queues in London, mostly made up of men, snaked down a side street and were funneled into a nearby square. Coffee stations were set up to serve the waiting crowds. Many in London were buying iPhones just so they could resell them later, though Apple imposed a two-phone limit on customers.

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22 in New York. The collaborative event will consist of performances and video installations. The performances will showcase Korean and Korean American stories, writers and/or themes in multi-cultural contexts. As a special treat, Film Labs Unfinished Works Coordinator, Lorna Nowve, will be moderating the performances in the Film Labs signature Unfinished Works style, which actually allows the audience to participate in the creative process and to interact directly with the writers, directors, actors, and filmmakers. According to organizers, the event will include excerpts from a cutting edge, fascinating new film created by Korean American documentary director, Jae-Ho Chang. Jae-Ho Chang was born in Korea, and grew up in Seattle, Seoul, Virginia, and New Jersey. For his BFA he attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied Film/Video/Animation. Chang attended the graduate film program at New York University in 2004. In 2005 he was nominated for the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Achievement Award by the International Documentary Association for his documentary “Love to Hate, Hate to Love”. He is also a recipient of the Martin Scorsese Young Filmmakers Scholarship and the Ang Lee Scholarship Award. His film ‘The Last Vacation’ has screened at numerous festivals around the world and on PBS. The film was awarded the Craft Award for Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Acting, and was selected as a Wasserman Finalist at New York Universitys First Run Film Festival.

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Coach Jacque Vaughn, left, will have to be patient as Glen Davis, center, Maurice Harkless and the young Magic continue through growing pains. Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports 27. Sacramento Kings (25-57). As DeMarcus Cousins goes, so do the Kings. And like their center, this team probably won’t be stable but will look amazing at times. Brett Davis, USA TODAY Sports 26. Milwaukee Bucks (30-52). With the backcourt completely reorganized, Larry Sanders, right, and Ersan Ilyasova will have to carry the Bucks. How far can they go after a playoff bid last season? Benny Sieu, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen 25. Charlotte Bobcats (31-51). Owner Michael Jordan injected some energy into the franchise by announcing a name switch back to the Hornets for next season and adding Al Jefferson and Cody Zeller this offseason. But expect another long year on the court, albeit with some strides. Sam Sharpe, USA TODAY Sports 24. Boston Celtics (32-50). Rajon Rondo, right, will get his chance at being the solo star after the offseason’s overhaul. But first he has to return from a knee injury, and until then, Avery Bradley and company will struggle. Daniel Shirey, USA TODAY Sports 23.

850 snakes part of New York man’s home business, authorities say

Burmese pythons are illegal in New York, and Parrinello’s were taken from the house to a reptile sanctuary in Massachusetts while the rest of the snakes are still in his garage, according to Jack Krieger, communications director for the Town of Brookhaven on Long Island. Gross said all the snakes appeared to be in good health and there was no animal abuse or neglect. “It was a well-maintained facility, it was very clean and organized, it was a business,” Krieger said. By the numbers: Pets Parrinello kept an online website, “Snakeman’s Exotics,” which advertised a collection of pythons, boa constrictors and hognose snakes available for sale both domestically and internationally. After weeks of investigation into alleged workers compensation fraud, the town of Brookhaven, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Suffolk County Police and the SPCA executed a search warrant in Parrinello’s home, where he lives with his wife and 10-year-old son, according to a news release from Brookhaven. Undercover investigators spoke to Parrinello, who claimed to have $500,000 in inventory stored on the premises, including snakes, turtles and turtle eggs, the news release said. Authorities also say they found a few tarantulas and a couple of freezers with frozen mice and alligator carcasses. Krieger said Parrinello wasn’t arrested or charged with any criminal activity, but he was running a business out of his residence in a residential area, which is a violation of the town code. Town Law Department officials are still investigating and will likely issue numerous violations in the coming days. When reached by telephone, Parrinello declined to comment. “What makes this case especially egregious is that this individual was allegedly operating this reptile business out of his home, posing an unknown threat to the neighbors of this community,” said Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine.