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    Highlands residents aghast over potentially losing another local business to gentrification will be delighted to learn that CVS and Twig and Leaf have reached a compromise. Rather than replacing Twig and Leaf with a CVS, the landmark diner will start selling pharmaceuticals from behind its counter on May 1.

    "Drugs and fried eggs at 3 a.m. are a natural match," said a Twig and Leaf spokesperson. "Have you seen how messed up most of our clientele is? A lot of our male customers in particular will benefit from some Viagra."

    "This is great," said Highlands resident E. Thomas James. "The next time I freak out about our historic self-important neighborhood losing its character, I can just get my Prozac prescription filled at the Twig and Leaf. I probably won't though--have you seen the inside of the place? The CVS down the street is just so much cleaner. But it's nice to have the option."

    This story will appear in next Thursday's Courier-Journal without attribution.

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